The following projects explore these boundaries in some thought-provoking and controversial ways. Some might argue they’re unsafe or take unnecessary risks. But the very nature of architecture is that it challenges us to see the world differently.
The must-visit show for specifiers returns to NEC Birmingham, October 10-12 2017
New layout… new Kitchens & Bathrooms zone… Dynamic education programme … Innovation hub curated by Material Lab… Participants ranging from industry leaders to emerging design talent
Although health and wellbeing in buildings has been moving up in the architects’ agenda, the UK is still behind many European countries when it comes to integrating sustainability in the building design equation. Stacey Temprell discusses how architects can be a step ahead.
Design, construction and property professionals can now access the UK’s first timber frame Building Information Modelling (BIM) library, after a successful 12-month project by Stewart Milne Timber Systems, the leading manufacturer of offsite timber systems.
Creating a generous, open-plan kitchen-diner in an extension with glazing to a rear garden is a very popular way to enlarge and enhance a home.
Folding doors, French windows, sliding, concertina or around-the-corner doors… Which should you choose?
Balconies can grace every sort of home – whether you live in a sprawling rural retreat or a compact urban crashpad. They allow you to take advantage of a fabulous view, extend valuable living space or simply add a touch of luxury to your daily life with an outside area where you can enjoy a quiet moment of calm.
Design: Ali Afsarmanesh + Ali Fouladi + Anahita Rouzbeh
All the concepts used to pull architecture together into a single entity have become non-architectural—economy, sustainability, efficiency, security, and, in a broader sense, property—and all have packaged and commodified buildings into singular enclosures.
The Landscape Institute has joined other European landscape bodies in reiterating their unanimous support for the Paris Accord on Climate Change, following the USA’s decision to withdraw from the agreement.
The world’s most architecturally impressive wineries – info & photos of spectacular wine-making architecture including Marques de Riscal and Ysios Winery buildings in Spain.
Ryder Architecture and Arup unveil the Northern Arc proposal in Hyperloop One Global Design Challenge. It was revealed as one of nine shortlisted routes spanning the continent as part of Hyperloop One’s global challenge, at it’s Vision for Europe summit in Amsterdam.
Where there is space to do so, extending your home to the side – rather than at the back – is a smart way to maximise your living area while retaining as much of your garden as possible. Be inspired by the many different ways to approach such an extension.
The world is changing at an exponential rate and science fiction is fast becoming science fact. We are moving towards an increasingly digital, interconnected society and with it comes the realisation that everything we know will change.