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Design Engine to open new London office

Design Engine to open new London studio as a book marking the first 18 years of the practice is published. The practice was founded in 1999 by Directors Richard Jobson, Richard Rose-Casemore and Rod Graham and is managed by the... View Article

RIBA elects fifteen new Fellow Members

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have today (Thursday 7 December) announced the 2018 cohort of Fellow Members. Fellowships have been approved for fifteen RIBA Chartered Members who have made a significant contribution to architecture and the built environment.... View Article

SOS Brutalism is a distress signal

For the first time, the brutalist architecture of the 1950s to 1970s is shown in a worldwide overview. Brutalist architecture celebrates the raw, the bare construction – and is acclaimed on Facebook & Social Media. The expressive buildings were created... View Article

Ivan Jones: Architects exhibition

A wonderful series of portraits of leading European female architects begins its national tour at Hastings’ Jerwood Gallery in the New Year. The venue is uniquely appropriate, as Jerwood Gallery was designed by one of the subjects captured by the... View Article

Hayes: A blooming marvellous place to Be

The London Borough of Hillingdon has struck gold in the nationwide Britain in Bloom competition for its lovely local parks and gardens. The 2017 winners were named at an awards ceremony last month with Hillingdon, West London, once again winning... View Article

Planning consent granted to 20 Ropemaker Street

On the 5th December the Borough of Islington unanimously voted to grant consent for a new commercial tower development marking the corner of Ropemaker Street and Finsbury Pavement. The 27-storey scheme, designed by Make Architects for Old Park Lane Management... View Article

One in five construction workers are foreign-born

New findings from the Home Builders Federation show that one in five construction workers building homes are foreign-born. Steve Mansour, CEO of building insurance specialists, CRL commented:  “The results of the Home Builders Federation emphasise what we already know; the construction industry depends... View Article
RIBA President Ben Derbyshire

RIBA President Ben Derbyshire writes letter to The Times

“Sir, In Clive Aslet’s Thunderer (“It’s time architects designed homes people really want”, Nov 30), he excoriates architects and, in particular, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), where I have recently taken over as president, for being obsessed by... View Article

3D Printing in concrete

Additive manufacturing removes design limitations for concrete components. Concrete components are traditionally made by casting. But the mold needed places significant limitations on design possibilities. 3D printing now provides new freedom in shaping. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich... View Article

New survey shows housebuilding rate declining

Construction of new homes has fallen significantly since the EU referendum, according to a new survey of housebuilding companies published today. Housebuilders are also sceptical that the government’s target of building one million new homes by 2020 will be met,... View Article
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