Creature comforts – David Attenborough Building

How do you turn a brutalist, uninsulated, concrete structure – housing the University of Cambridge’s zoology department – into a naturally ventilated showcase of sustainability that encourages collaboration between conservation groups? Andy Pearson finds out

Sound of success – acoustic design in music schools

Creating the right acoustic environment in a performance space is a painstaking task that requires a multidisciplinary approach. Liza Young speaks to the team behind a new University of St Andrews music centre

Out of reach – South Bank Tower retrofit

A vibrant mixed-use tower has emerged from a dreary 1970s London office block after engineers worked out how to accommodate a multitude of building services into its concrete structure. Andy Pearson reports

In control – thermal comfort and productivity

Architect AHMM has used its office as a testbed for thermal strategies in a building with no cooling. AHMM’s Craig Robertson and Ines Idzikowski Perez, of UCL, report on the balance between cost, comfort and productivity