Ivan Jones: Architects exhibition

A wonderful series of portraits of leading European female architects begins its national tour at Hastings’ Jerwood Gallery in the New Year. The venue is uniquely appropriate, as Jerwood Gallery was designed by one of the subjects captured by the... View Article

Hayes: A blooming marvellous place to Be

The London Borough of Hillingdon has struck gold in the nationwide Britain in Bloom competition for its lovely local parks and gardens. The 2017 winners were named at an awards ceremony last month with Hillingdon, West London, once again winning... View Article

Planning consent granted to 20 Ropemaker Street

On the 5th December the Borough of Islington unanimously voted to grant consent for a new commercial tower development marking the corner of Ropemaker Street and Finsbury Pavement. The 27-storey scheme, designed by Make Architects for Old Park Lane Management... View Article

One in five construction workers are foreign-born

New findings from the Home Builders Federation show that one in five construction workers building homes are foreign-born. Steve Mansour, CEO of building insurance specialists, CRL commented:  “The results of the Home Builders Federation emphasise what we already know; the construction industry depends... View Article
RIBA President Ben Derbyshire

RIBA President Ben Derbyshire writes letter to The Times

“Sir, In Clive Aslet’s Thunderer (“It’s time architects designed homes people really want”, Nov 30), he excoriates architects and, in particular, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), where I have recently taken over as president, for being obsessed by... View Article

3D Printing in concrete

Additive manufacturing removes design limitations for concrete components. Concrete components are traditionally made by casting. But the mold needed places significant limitations on design possibilities. 3D printing now provides new freedom in shaping. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich... View Article

New survey shows housebuilding rate declining

Construction of new homes has fallen significantly since the EU referendum, according to a new survey of housebuilding companies published today. Housebuilders are also sceptical that the government’s target of building one million new homes by 2020 will be met,... View Article

PLP Architecture opens office in Japan

London-based PLP Architecture has become the latest firm to expand abroad by opening its second overseas office with a studio in Japan. The office is located in the Shibuya area of Tokyo.  For the past eight years, PLP Architecture has... View Article