Story Homes expands into new Newcastle office

Story Homes is opening its first permanent Newcastle base at the end of September following a £100k re-fit of Panther House at the Newcastle Business Park. The Cumbrian company’s move reflects its growing business in the North East and will... View Article

CIAT launches social and community challenge

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) has launched a social and community challenge for its members and built environment professionals. The challenge this year is for Project Safe Garden to be designed for those with Xeroderma Pigmentosum, a UVA... View Article

Championing design at the Olympic Museum, Lausanne

A peek inside The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland which re-opened to the public in December 2013 after a major two-year transformation of the original building. A major renovation of the original building which was designed by Pedro Ramirez Vazquez... View Article

BAM to build Derby Manufacturing UTC

Work is due to start on the development of the campus for Derby Manufacturing University Technical College (UTC) following the granting of planning permission by Derby City Council. BAM Construct UK will build the £8 million centre which has been... View Article

OMA’s Taipei Performing Arts Center tops out

The OMA-designed Taipei Performing Arts Centre (TPAC) tops out today. Consisting of three theatres plugged into a central cube, TPAC encourages experimental theatre production, while a public loop invites wider engagement in the performing arts. Taipei’s mayor Hau Lung-pin, together... View Article

Three construction starts for NCC

In the space of one week, NCC is starting construction on three offices. First out is phase 2 of Torsplan in Stockholm, followed by eXlent Hyllie in Malmö and then the SCA building in Mölndal. All of the buildings are... View Article

The long light walk

This dramatic link bridge, supported on T-shaped columns high above the ground, is a high profile attraction at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, part of the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. It neatly solves the problem of providing a... View Article

Peab to build a helicopter base at Bardufoss in Norway

Peab’s Norwegian subsidiary Bjørn Bygg has been contracted to build a heliport at the airport Bardufoss in Norway. The client is Forsvarsbygg and the contract amounts to 207 MNOK. The contract covers the construction of new office and hangar about... View Article

Building a harboured dream

For many years, Mick and Isobel Jennion had harboured a dream to build their own sustainable home and when, in 1981 they visited a new eco-efficient housing development in Milton Keynes with a fully built, fully furnished Potton show home... View Article

Just imagine… recreating your childhood home

The couple, who moved from a two bedroomed flat in London to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wiltshire, wanted their children to enjoy the same rural lifestyle they did. And that included never-forgotten features from Louise’s own childhood... View Article

Swapping life in the city for country life

Kevin and Elise Meers were faced with a dilemma. Do they settle for a house in the perfect location and extend it, knowing it will never be right? Or, do they knock it down and simply start again and make... View Article

Addicted to self-build

Meet Roger and Jane Bailey. Roger is a professional photographer and Jane is a sales manager. Roger has built three Potton homes in the past 30 years – and enjoys the self build process more every time. “My first Potton... View Article