Alexandra Road Estate, Camden, London building

RIBA News & Events 2018, London, UK

The dire state of the UK’s transport infrastructure contributes to the housing crisis, according to a report published by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Joining the Dots: a new approach to tackling the UK’s infrastructure challenges.

Beachyhead

Beachyhead by Plettenberg Bay

The house was conceived and designed by SAOTA as a simple box, floating over the dune, capturing and framing the view. The outer shell of the box is finished in a rough textured concrete, contrasting with the smooth reveal and soffit that tapers to create a delicate frame.

Cartesiusdriehoek Blue District in Utrecht

Cartesiusdriehoek Blue District in Utrecht

The masterplan for this new residential neighbourhood with 2,600 homes, a large central park, a school, a supermarket, catering and various other facilities is inspired by a scientific theory about areas around the world where people live longer, healthier and happier lives, the so-called blue zones. The area is set to become the most healthy, well-connected to public transport and bicycle-friendly neighbourhood in the Netherlands.