100,000 new homes exempt from zero carbon homes standard

With the 2015 election fast appearing on the horizon, the main political parties are using their last party conference before the election to introduce flagship policies This weekend it was the turn of the Conservative party to release their latest... View Article

Presenting Southbank Centre’s Fun Palace

On Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 October 2014, Southbank Centre will join over 130 Fun Palaces across the country, online and oversees in a free nationwide celebration of arts, culture and sciences. The weekend will mark the 100th centenary of... View Article

Turner Prize 2014

Tate today unveiled the Turner Prize 2014 exhibition at Tate Britain. The artists are Duncan Campbell, Ciara Phillips, James Richards and Tris Vonna-Michell. The winner will be announced live on Channel 4 by British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor on 1 December.... View Article

Builders and buyers benefiting from Help to Buy

Almost 53,000 households have now benefited through Help to Buy in England. Almost 53,000 households have bought a home in England through Help to Buy, Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis announced 25 September 2014. New figures show how the... View Article

Detail in Contemporary Residential Architecture 2

Detail in Contemporary Residential Architecture 2, by David Phillips and Megumi Yamashita and published by Laurence King in November 2014 follows on from the success of the first book in the series, and contains entirely new projects. Featuring the work... View Article

Restaurant and Bar Design Awards winners announced

Les Haras, a restaurant in Strasbourg (France) designed by Jouin Manku, and FEI, a bar in Guanzhou (China) designed by A.N.D. are the overall winners of the 2014 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. Another 29 category winners were revealed at... View Article

Xlab 2014: Navigating the Future of Experience Design

For designers practicing in visual communication, the built environment, or consumer brands, the world is changing fast. New technology platforms, improved interfaces, and innovative content models create an evolving landscape of experience design. SEGD’s Xlab 2014—happening November 6 at the... View Article

Architect specifies Senior’s systems at award-winning home

When architect Robert Evans designed his RIBA award-winning home near Matlock Bath, he specified innovative Hybrid systems from fenestration systems designer and manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems throughout. Robert, who is a director at Evans Vettori Architects, sought advice from experts... View Article

Closing the lighting skills gap

BRE Academy and the Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) are joining forces to provide built environment professionals with training that will help them to deliver and maintain best practice lighting solutions. The first of these courses, Obtrusive Light: Navigating the... View Article