2020 ended with fragile growth in confidence

In the latest set of results (December 2020), the RIBA Future Workload Index returned the highest balance score (+10) since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Whilst 20% of practices expected a decreasing workload in the coming three months, 29% expected... View Article

Lead8 Proposes New Typology for Urban City Realms

Lead8, the international architecture and design firm, has unveiled a recent competition proposal that reimagines the relationship between local landscape and commercial development in our cities. Integrating architecture, technology and ecology, the design models an example of how urban city... View Article

DLA Completes £21M Community Project in Hackney

DLA Architecture has completed and handed over a significant new collection of buildings comprising community space and housing in Hackney.  The £21 million project was an enabling development between developer, Thornsett, The London Diocesan Fund (LDF) and The Parochial Church... View Article

Museum of Military Medicine Granted Planning Approval

Scott Brownrigg’s design for the Museum of Military Medicine has received planning approval from Cardiff Council. The Museum of Military Medicine, currently based in a barracks in Hampshire, is set to move to Britannia Park off Harbour Drive, opposite the... View Article

Small but perfectly formed: “Pocket House”

The tiny Pocket House, designed by Whiting Architects in collaboration with Fisher & Paykel, cleverly utilises every inch of useable space in this minimalist Melbourne terrace. When Whiting Architects were approached to renovate a tiny Melbourne terrace on a footprint... View Article

Planning Submitted for ‘UK First’ Cohesive Use Development

Proposals for a ground-breaking, multi-million ‘cohesive use’ scheme in the centre of Nottingham have been revealed, featuring a combination of hotels, co-working space, apartments, green public realm and leisure facilities. Phase 1B – which is the flagship of The Island... View Article

The new London Plan

Phil Kelly, Head of Sustainability and Building Physics, Ramboll UK discusses the new London Plan, an important step towards carbon neutrality In advance of the London Plan’s full publication next year, several updated London Plan guidance documents were provided in... View Article

Planning Approved for Second Phase of Notts Riverside Development

Plans submitted by CPMG Architects for the second phase of the ‘Pelham Waterside’ housing development on Trent Lane in Nottingham have been approved by Nottingham City Council. The first phase of 73 homes is nearing completion and phase two will see the construction of a further 12 houses and 27 apartments, located near the banks... View Article

UNStudio goes Glocal!

UNStudio has recently opened a new satellite office in Frankfurt, and will soon open two more, in Dubai and Melbourne. Alongside its offices in Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Shanghai, UNStudio has recently expanded its local presence around the globe with... View Article

Green Housing: What does the Future Look Like?

Environmental concerns are informing every part of our economy – and the construction sector has a vital role to play in shifting things in a greener direction. The government is set to apply pressure on the industry via a range... View Article

What’s to come in 2021

It’s been an interesting year for architects and specifiers, COVID-19 aside. From the early signs of a digital construction revolution, a sea change in building safety regulations and a more concerted push towards our Net-Zero 2050 targets, there are plenty... View Article

Renovation of the Viale Regina Margherita Offices Begin

New spaces, greater comfort for employees, lower energy consumption and a project based on innovative and sustainable principles: Enel has started renovating its offices on Viale Regina Margherita in Rome with a project that will radically change the building. The... View Article

BIG Reinterprets a 100+ Year Zoning Law in the Heart of Harlem

The Smile, designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, is a mixed-use residential development introducing affordable housing units alongside market rate rentals, set within the vibrant Harlem streetscape. In 1912, the Equitable Building in Lower Manhattan was designed to be the largest... View Article