Vibration technology to safeguard buildings

Researchers at Nottingham Trent University have developed a technology that can detect cracks in buildings which cannot otherwise be seen to help avert emerging structural damage following catastrophic events. Using the natural frequencies which occur when concrete vibrates, civil engineers... View Article

London Festival of Architecture May highlights

With 69 Partner events, 82 Associated Projects and 62 Open Studios, the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) presents a programme that will put architecture on the map throughout the month of June, celebrating the evolving nature of work and the... View Article

A History of Western Architecture

A History of Western Architecture by David Watkin and published by Laurence King in July 2015 covers the whole history of western architecture from ancient Egypt to the present. This new edition brings the volume up-to-date with a chapter on the dynamic and dramatic architecture... View Article

Sketching for Architecture and Interior Design

Sketching for Architecture and Interior Design by Stephanie Travis and published by Laurence King in July 2015 is an indispensable and practical guide to help students master the art of looking and sketching. The debate surrounding hand drawing versus computer generated imagery has become... View Article

IBI Group appoints mental health design lead

IBI Group has appointed Wendy de Silva to head up the organisation’s increasingly successful mental health architectural team. Wendy is rejoining the practice from P+HS having previously been a partner with the IBI acquired Nightingale Associates 18 years ago. With... View Article

New Specification Engineer role at Schöck

Chirag Patel has been appointed to the newly created position of Specification Engineer at Schöck.  In this role, designed to enhance the already extensive technical team support available from the company, Chirag will provide technical guidance and assistance to specifiers,... View Article

Freehand drawing in architecture

Routledge introduces an inspirational new book celebrating the art of freehand drawing. Drawing from Practice explores and illuminates the ways that 26 diverse and reputable architects use freehand drawing to shape the world around us. Author J. Michael Welton traces... View Article

Lawyers warn Architects: protect client data

Moore Blatch, one of the UK’s leading commercial and technology law firms, is warning Architects that they could be hit with compensation claims in the event of a data protection breach even if no ‘financial loss’ occurs. This follows the... View Article

The Development is in the Detail

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is at the forefront of technological advances in the construction industry, with the government announcing that from 2016, all centrally procured government construction projects must be delivered using this innovative process. BIM is a process model... View Article

WATG Elects New Board Members

Renowned architectural and design firm WATG has announced the election of two executives to their board of directors. This year, the board welcomes the addition of newly elected Margaret McMahon, senior vice president and managing director of the Wimberly Interiors,... View Article

PNLD creates a flight path of light, sculpture and history

Paul Nulty Lighting Design (PNLD) has developed a lighting design concept, titled, “Flock of Birds,” bringing art and light to Crawley Mall Shopping Centre and creating a grand sculpture within the impressive space. Paying homage to the Old English translation... View Article

Context, by leading British architect Eric Parry

The new book by leading British architect, Eric Parry, demonstrates how context should inspire rather than constrain architectural design. How can a building’s setting inform and stimulate rather than limit architectural design? This book responds with a highly engaging, informative... View Article