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Realms of possibility

Ann Boardman of Saniflo UK talks about overcoming drainage challenges and gives some examples of how ambitious projects can go ahead without relying on direct access to mains drainage. Architects and specifiers are confronted by domestic and commercial projects that... View Article

Mass appeal – Brock Commons Tallwood House – Vancouver, Canada

James Parker reports on how an “extraordinarily ordinary” student residence in Vancouver became the world’s tallest engineered timber building almost by accident. At 18 storeys, Brock Commons Tallwood House, a student residence in Vancouver, is currently the world’s tallest engineered... View Article

WW+P scheme approved for listed South Kensington station

Listed building consent and prior approval has been granted for a larger, more spacious ticket hall and new eastbound platform at Grade II listed South Kensington station, one of London’s landmark Underground stations.  The scheme by Weston Williamson + Partners... View Article

Future Watch – Embracing density

James Parker looks at how the new London Plan could transform the capital, as it puts high-density housing high on the agenda. London’s planning decisions, is still in draft form. When finally published next year it could have big repercussions... View Article

RIBA leads construction industry initiative to improve building quality

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President Ben Derbyshire, Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Past-President Paul Nash, and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) President John Hughes have today (7 March) signed the ‘Building in Quality: Joint Memorandum of Understanding’ (JMU).... View Article

2018 Offsite Awards – winners announced

Held during Ecobuild on 06 March – it really was standing room only at last night’s annual Offsite Construction Awards. With the heightened interest in new and innovative building methods – the organisers were expecting it to be a sell-out... View Article

BREEAM Awards 2018 – winners announced

The winners of the BREEAM Awards 2018, for building projects and professionals with extraordinary achievements in sustainability, were revealed at an event last night at London’s ExCel Attended by hundreds of built environment practitioners from around the world, the awards... View Article

Balkrishna Doshi awarded Pritzker Prize

Architect, urban planner and educator Balkrishna Doshi has been awarded the Pritzker Prize, the first Indian recipient of architecture’s premier award. Doshi has been a practising architect for 70 years, and his “ethical and personal approach to architecture has touched lives... View Article
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