European promotion for VitrA’s Margaret Talbot

Margaret Talbot, marketing manager for VitrA bathrooms in the UK, has been promoted to Regional Marketing Manager – Europe. Margaret joined the Oxfordshire based bathroom company, which is part of Turkey’s largest industrial groups, the Eczacıbaşı Group, in 2016.  Following... View Article

Shout about acoustics when aspiring to WELL certification

By Ben Hancock Managing Director, Oscar Acoustics ‘I can’t think in this place!’ We’ve all been there. It’s a fact, poor acoustic conditions in the workspace can negatively impact individuals, sapping productivity and testing patience. Ground-breaking 2008 research by the... View Article

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