The World’s new Design Museum

Design Museum Director Deyan Sudjic, designer John Pawson and OMA architect Reinier de Graaf presented the Design Museum’s plans to relocate from its current home at Shad Thames, by Tower Bridge, to Kensington, West London to the international press at... View Article

Expert masterplanner reacts to UK garden cities shortlist

The chosen finalists for the Wolfson Prize for Economics, which called for innovative proposals for the creation of Garden Cities, have been announced – with finalists now expected to work up detailed submissions before the winner is announced in September.... View Article

Planning Pipeline for Schools

Cowes Enterprise College on the Isle of Wight seems to represent all that was wrong with the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. Construction started on the innovative, environmentally-friendly, £32m new secondary school in late 2010. The school opened... View Article

A glass act

Xtralite Rooflights’ Technical Services Manager Richard Lowe draws upon his 35 years’ experience in the industry to share his top tips for designing with glass… Who can deny the feel good factor associated with bringing the great outdoors indoors? Glass... View Article

Trees cause over £25 million damage to new homes

Over £25million of damage has been caused to new homes by trees over the last six years, according to figures released by NHBC. The UK’s leading warranty provider and standard setting body for new build homes is so concerned by... View Article

APL in medal winning form at RHS Chelsea

Members of the Association of the Professional Landscapers (APL) are celebrating after winning an array of medals in this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The Outdoor Room won two Gold medals, one for ‘The Homebase Garden – Time to Reflect’in... View Article

GGF sets the standards for fire safety

The GGF Fire Resistant Glazing Group (FRGG) has now published the new Standard for “The Specification and Installation of Fire-Resistant Barriers containing Glass for Resistance against the passage of Fire and Products of Combustion.” The FRGG has brought together the... View Article

CPD Seminar from Bona

For architects involved in the specification of new wood floors or refurbishment projects, Bona offers a 40 minute seminar entitled Specification of Finishes and Maintenance Products for Wooden Floors. Covering three main areas, the first is Preventative Maintenance, which looks... View Article

Beko signs research partnership with top UK University

Beko, the UK’s best-selling large home appliance brand, has inked a research partnership with Newcastle University to develop new ways to improve energy efficiency and performance in its appliances. The deal will see Beko’s parent company Arçelik Group, which manufactures... View Article

Hoppe joins CPD training

Leading hardware manufacturer HOPPE UK now offers architects and other specifiers a RIBA-approved Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training on Lever Handles and Liability. The training, which can be carried out as a seminar at any location, covers the importance of... View Article