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Metamorphism: Transforming materials in Architecture

“Today it is no longer possible to talk about materials in architecture in an exclusively technical and economic sense without addressing the question of their meaning and sensuality.” (Ákos Moravánszky) The complex biological process involving the exchange of chemical substances... View Article

Prospect of artificial Intelligence of limited concern for UK SMEs

The majority of the UK’s SMEs are largely unconcerned about the prospect of artificial intelligence (AI), with the potential of improved productivity seen as a potential major benefit, according to research from Close Brothers Asset Finance. The results were obtained from the Close Brothers... View Article

BSRIA in support of Renewable Heat Incentive: reformed & refocused scheme

BSRIA is in support of the “reformed and refocused scheme” for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) issued by government on Friday following an industry-wide consultation. Such reforms will ensure: a focus on long-term decarbonisation: promoting the deployment of the right technologies for the right uses, while... View Article

Fact of the Week – 12th February 2018

The world’s largest art gallery is the Winter Palace and Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. Visitors would have to walk 15 miles to see the 322 galleries which house nearly three million works of... View Article

2018 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship now open

The 2018 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship opens today and welcomes applications from architecture students enrolled in schools of architecture around the world. A £7,000 grant will be awarded to one winner by a panel of judges... View Article

Corstorphine + Wright starts year with raft of promotions

National architectural practice, Corstorphine + Wright has kicked-off 2018 with 10 key promotions across its Warwick, London and Stourbridge offices. Dan Chadwick and Chris McCurtin have been promoted to Associate Director. Dan is currently working on a number of retail-led... View Article

Framework Directive for energy-related products

In October 2009, the European Commission (EC) published a framework Directive for energy-related products, thereby extending the scope of application to products that use, generate, transfer and measure energy. This includes products under the previous scope (e.g. electrical appliances) as... View Article

RIBA presents two panel discussions on housing

Royal Gold Medal 2018 – Neave Brown: Building a Legacy Social Housing Debate Thursday 1 February, 7-9.30pm, RIBA Pioneering British architect Neave Brown very sadly passed away earlier this month. He was awarded the Royal Gold Medal, the UK’s highest... View Article

PLP unveils new offices for 1.4m sq ft masterplan in Bankside

PLP Architecture has secured planning approval for revisions to two major commercial buildings on the former Sampson & Ludgate site owned by a consortium comprising developer Native Land, Temasek, HPL and Amcorp Properties.  The first is a 17-storey building, situated... View Article
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