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The first line of defence

Mark Stone of Securiscape explains how designers are using street furniture and planters as part of a defensive strategy to protect the public from terrorism We have come a long way since 2007, when, in the wake of a vehicle-borne... View Article

Form follows function

Making an entrance better by design is a process of consideration and elimination, as GEZE UK’s Richard Richardson-Derry explains ‘Form follows function’ may be a basic tenet of modern architecture, but when it comes to designing entrances, aesthetics are inevitably... View Article

Water water (isn’t) everywhere

Lisa Farnsworth of Stormsaver discusses how rainwater harvesting is critical to the design of future building design in the context of UK water scarcity It is impossible to not notice the changes in weather conditions that we have been experiencing... View Article

Let there be light

Patients may leave hospital quicker when they are on wards with high levels of natural light – in this context Scott Leeder of Velux Modular Skylights looks at the health and wellbeing benefits of bringing in daylight Over the last... View Article

Anthology wins deal on popular site at Elephant and Castle

London property company, Anthology, has acquired a 1.75 acre site on Dugard Way in Lambeth with the commitment to support renowned, The Cinema Museum, existing residents of the Grade II listed Master’s House situated at the Woodlands site. Following a competitive... View Article

Down the garden path

On a choice site in fashionable Fitzrovia sits a mixed-use scheme offering high-end flats, office space including the UK home of Facebook, and public green space – in a design carefully bedded into its context. Sébastien Reed reports A stone’s... View Article

View Point – Nigel Ostime from Hawkins\Brown

Nigel Ostime of Hawkins\Brown Architects and chair of the RIBA Client Liaison Group, says that without measuring feedback, architects can’t improve Manufacturers ask for feedback as a matter of routine and use it to improve their products in the next... View Article

Taylor Wimpey – half year results 2018

Taylor Wimpey has announced its 2018 half year results. Pete Redfern, Chief Executive, commented: “As employment prospects remain positive and mortgage availability is good, customer demand for our homes has been strong in spite of some wider macroeconomic uncertainty. With a strong order... View Article

Build It Awards open for entries

The Build It Awards 2018 – which celebrate the best projects in the self-build, renovation, and custom-build market of the last 12 months – are now open for entries. The annual awards, which are organised by Build It magazine in... View Article

Comment on Lidl push into mixed-use development

Russell Pedley, director and co-founder at Assael Architecture, said: “Blending retail use classes with residential is going to become increasingly vital in urban locations throughout the UK. Lidl’s plan to deliver 3,000 homes is testimony to the shifting approach to... View Article

High end, high tech

Ion Smith of Cyberhomes discusses how smart home technology can be seamlessly incorporated into luxury home designs. It’s not that many years ago that smart home technology was available only to high-end luxury homes; but walk into any high street... View Article

Sanifloor adds to versatility of project

River Clyde Homes is a ‘not for profit’ affordable housing provider that owns and manages over 5,800 homes in Scotland. A significant development completed on their behalf recently was the Barr St Gateway development of 41 homes in Port Glasgow.... View Article

LWK Leads Another Win for TOD in Nanjing

LWK & Partners (HK) Ltd is pleased to announce that the Company has successfully won the bid for a transit-oriented development (TOD) project in the Jiangbei New District, Nanjing, China commissioned by the Nanjing Jiangbei New District Economic Hub Development Office.... View Article
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