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  1. Intelligence

Timber frames reach higher: Waugh Thistleton’s Black & White Building

Waugh Thistleton director Andrew Waugh explains why timber was a necessary alternative to steel and concrete for the construction of The Office Group’s Black & White Building in London

15 September 2022

  1. Culture

Marco Goldschmied 28 March 1944 – 7 July 2022

Outward looking RIBA president who was pivotal in creating the Stirling and Stephen Lawrence prizes, a creative designer and financial brain at RRP for 25 years

26 September 2022

  1. Culture

Review: ASMR proves unexpectedly relevant to design

Pamela Buxton discovers the enjoyable meaning of ASMR at the Design Museum’s Weird Sensation Feels Good exhibition

22 September 2022

Eye Line drawing competition 2022

A beguiling but technically expert and surreal study of surveillance capitalism wins Mengqiao Zhang of the Bartlett winner, student

Student, Winner: Mengqiao Zhang

Alan Power’s oil on canvas depictions of his own fictional account of a resident in his firm’s assisted living housing ‘speaks of poetry’

Practitioner, Winner: Alan Power

Sabina Blasiotti’s ‘infodump’ of nuclear waste materials presented as a mountain landscape reveals a tangible issue that not only should, but can, be addressed

Student, 2nd Winner: Sabina Blasiotti

Tyler Thurston of the Bartlett tackles Brexit and the climate emergency with engrossing, colour-saturated intensity - and Greta Thunberg - to be 3rd winner, student

Student, 3rd Winner: Tyler Thurston

Duncan Webster’s hyper-scaled tipis appear with sky water gardens and solar-harvesting skins; a future world presented in historical architectural language

Practitioner, Joint 2nd Winner: Duncan Webster

Doors and windows

The debate about polymer - or uPVC - versus aluminium has been raging for years. For many architects the latter is superior, but do recent innovations mean a rethink is due?

Why this under-estimated material can be a true alternative to aluminium

Pre-bid commercial and design iteration for the curtain walling system at The Westmark high rise residential development in Marylebone cut costs and saved time

Pre-bid curtain walling design iteration for a west London high rise

Underfloor entrance drive doesn't require space above the door frame and its invisibility makes it extra secure too

Choose a hidden automatic door operator for improved security

A combination of low U-values, enhanced safety features and slimline good looks makes the Neo Advance Skywalk the architect's choice for high-end projects

Low U-values, enhanced safety features and slimline good looks

Years of flat roof skylight experience have led Sunsquare to design its first pitch product - and now it's the most advanced on the market

Firm designs its first pitch skylight - and it's the most advanced on the market

Opportunities Hub: Pick work that will pay off for your practice

Want to win £25k for a luxury island resort idea, design a recovery facility for stroke survivors or develop your sustainable product idea? These are the latest architecture contracts and competitions from across the industry

  1. Buildings

Elizabeth Line’s Liverpool Street finds length and height in a tight space

Perhaps the UK’s most complex engineering project for 100 years, the Elizabeth Line has now finally opened, Hugh Pearman discovers a deceptively spacious station at Liverpool Street

7 July 2022

David Leech Architects turns two flats into one out-of-the-ordinary home

David Leech layered historic traces with familiar tropes and playful details to re-imagine the ordinary in this conversion in leafy north London