An introduction to standing seam roofing design

Standing seam roofs are a popular choice with architects and specifiers looking for a design that really stands out. Simon Walker of SIG Zinc & Copper discusses what architects and specifiers should consider when designing standing seam roofing Traditional standing... View Article

Practice Profile: HLM Architects

James Parker speaks to HLM’s chairman Richard O’Neil to find out how 2020’s Architectural Practice of the Year has maintained a keen focus on ‘social architecture’ over nearly six decades, while continuing to broaden its horizons HLM is a longstanding... View Article

Four ways to reinvigorate your home in 2021

We’ve all spent the last several months spending a lot more time at home than we’re used to. During that time, if you’re anything like us, you will have been making a mental check-list of all the parts of your... View Article

Why cladding materials are used in high rise properties

Most modern properties today have designs and features that provide additional aesthetics and protection. For most high rise properties, cladding or siding is present. But what is it? What is its purpose, and what are the advantages of using it... View Article

Using daylight to create a brighter future

By Russell Ager, Managing Director of Crittall Windows As winter approaches and the days shorten many people – office workers, students, home owners – look back on the long days of summer with a sense of regret. Daylight flooding into... View Article

Building the net-zero generation

Imran Kassim from AHR Architects says that in creating a new generation of net-zero carbon schools, designers would benefit from a Passivhaus-style rule book Delivering effective solutions to address climate change has always proved to be one of the pre-eminent... View Article

Supporting student welfare

How can student accommodation create spaces that help promote wellbeing, combat isolation and prioritise community? Neil Smith from Scape gives some answers A student’s experience can be substantially impacted by their choice in accommodation while at university. Whether students decide... View Article

Why do you need a construction Lawyer?

Construction lawyers take a wide range of legal cases related to building construction. They deal with the intersection of worker’s compensation, commercial law, employment law, contract law and civil planning commissions. But why do you need a construction lawyer? Let’s... View Article

View Point: Richard Hyams

LISTEN HERE 🔊 With a growing focus on achieving a green economic recovery from the pandemic, sustainability-focused technologies present a major opportunity to reduce waste while driving cost savings for designers and occupiers, says Richard Hyams Architects are increasingly drawing... View Article

Design in a time of Covid

LISTEN HERE 🔊 The Covid-19 pandemic has posed major challenges to architects to modify their working methods in order to sustain business. Tom Boddy reports on how they have adjusted to a ‘new normal’ After the stringent lockdown restrictions were... View Article

Site Lines: Combining cultures

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Velimira Drummer of Stantec UK looks at how to mesh corporate identity with a tailored workplace culture when designing spaces for an international client, particularly in the current crisis As an interior architect, my role is not... View Article

Which type of flooring is better for your home and why?

While decorating a house, everyone selects the best interior and tries their best to make their home as ravishing as they can. The choice of interiors, paints, colour schemes, and decoration items is done with care, but ignorance towards flooring... View Article

Care Homes – time for a change

‘Care Homes should be seen very much places to go to live rather than places to die, their design should reflect this and we shouldn’t assume anything when anticipating tastes and preferences of older generations.’ James Potter of WGP Architects. When... View Article