The Surface and Materials Show 2017

The Surface & Materials Show 2017

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

Stacey Temprell

Health and Wellbeing in Buildings

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.

Incorporating a Balcony Into Your House Design

Incorporating a Balcony into Your House Design

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.

A Roof

A Roof

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.

BCDA Iconic Building in Manila |

Landscape Institute Opinion

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.

Ysios Winery building

Winery Architecture

The world’s most architecturally impressive wineries – info & photos of spectacular wine-making architecture including Marques de Riscal and Ysios Winery buildings in Spain.

Hyperloop One Global Challenge: Northern Arc |

Hyperloop One Global Challenge: Northern Arc

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.

Making the Most of Side Extensions

Making the Most of Side Extensions

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.

Buildings of the Future

Buildings of the Future

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.