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Amwell installation at Aberystwyth University

A brief history In the 1850s Hugh Owen led a small group of patriots in a mission to raise a large enough sum of money to establish an educational environment of university level status. In 1872 on Aberystwyth Sea front,... View Article

Interim report shows zero carbon Solar House success

The UK’s first fully solar-powered new build home is performing above expectations, according to an interim report into the effectiveness of its energy system. Reviewing energy flows within Caplin Homes’ Solar House in Leicestershire, the paper suggests that the building... View Article

Tengbom wins major interior design commission

It has now been decided that Tengbom will be responsible for the interior design of TeliaSonera’s new head office for more than 3,000 employees in Arenastaden, in Solna. The landlord is Fabege and the office will be ready for occupancy... View Article

George Clarke’s More Amazing Spaces

Including projects from Series 2 and 3, George Clarke’s More Amazing Spaces showcases more of George Clarke’s extraordinary small builds from all over the country. He shows how amazingly unexpected small spaces can be adapted into really workable living areas.... View Article

Barking’s new model housing

The UK’s first wholly private-financed council housing scheme, in the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, has been designed to exploit the latest off-site manufacturing techniques. Stephen Cousins reports With cash-strapped councils across the UK struggling to deliver enough social... View Article

Just the spot

Designing outstanding hotels for difficult to develop locations pays off, writes Ray Philpott­­ Two impressive, high-end hotels have been created in interesting but rather challenging sites in the heart of London. On the South Bank and boasting breathtaking views over... View Article

The best new public library of the year is Australian

Australia has the best public library if what counts is architecture and interplay with the local area. In Lyon (France), the Danish Agency for Culture has now announced the winner of the international architecture prize: Schmidt hammer lassen architects –... View Article

Selfridges’ world-famous windows arrive in Birmingham

Its disc-embellished exterior has been a city icon for 11 years, but now Selfridges is giving city shoppers another reason to stare, as its world-famous window displays arrive in Birmingham. Each year hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to Selfridges’... View Article
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