Green foundations with a blue core

In the region of 40 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions and 30 per cent of all resources used are related to the building sector. Building with relevant and sustainable solutions is one of the critical factors in order to... View Article

Shoreham Beachbox plans get the green light

Internationally-renowned development company Boxpark has received planning permission to create a landmark seafront dining destination and community cafe on Shoreham Beach. The Brighton-based firm – who are behind acclaimed casual dining and retail developments in Shoreditch, Croydon and Wembley – received approval... View Article

Norwich council estate named UK’s best new building

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named Goldsmith Street in Norwich, designed by Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley, as the winner of the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize. The annual prize, presented since 1996, is awarded to the UK’s best new building. Goldsmith... View Article

Network Rail wins 2019 RIBA Client of the Year

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have announced Network Rail as the winner of the 2019 RIBA Client of the Year. The annual RIBA award recognises the role that a good client plays in championing brilliant architecture. Since its foundation... View Article

Cork House wins Stephen Lawrence Prize 2019

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named Cork House, an ingenious carbon-neutral private house in Berkshire, made almost entirely from cork, as winner of the 2019 Stephen Lawrence Prize. Cork House, by Matthew Barnett Howland with Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton has... View Article

Going green on top

Victoria Ramwell from Kemper System discusses specification best practice and the key considerations for green roofs, including design, location and waterproofing aspects Green roofs are evolving rapidly, transforming from a specialist eco-feature to a more mainstream technology which can be... View Article

Good things come to those who wait

Finally moving in to their dream self-built home in Norfolk was a very long time coming for David and Deanna Martin One of the most intimidating aspects of buying a plot of land and building your own house is worrying... View Article

Unique Marquina™ the perfection of elegance

Unique Marquina™, is part of the Unique Collection from COMPAC – a spectacular range of quartz worksurfaces inspired by the colours, beauty and textures found in the world’s great rivers, forests, lakes and mountains. Featuring the darkest of surfaces which... View Article

Fire safe Liverpool living

The 11-storey new building currently under construction on Liverpool’s Parliament Street is the second phase of an exciting redevelopment project for the city and includes a flame retardant vapour control layer in the wall system With Phase 1 of the... View Article

Keeping the public safe, not scared

Securing public spaces ­– rather than simply focusing on their aesthetics – has fast risen up the agenda for architects, but there is a risk of choosing overly utilitarian options, says Jaz Vilkhu of Marshalls Landscape Protection The need to... View Article