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  1. Culture

How Anna Heringer draws community power out of the ground

Anna Heringer loves mud, and has won some big prizes for her rammed earth designs. For her, architecture is not just a building but a route to human development

24 November 2020

  1. Intelligence

Catch-up: Schumacher loses ZHA court battle

Court backs Zaha's executors to hold ZHA principal Schumacher in check as he continues to voice views at odds with the industry. Meanwhile the profession demands greater emphasis on building in PM's 'green industrial revolution', and Grenfell Inquiry is told Celotex manipulated fire test results

23 November 2020

  1. Intelligence

Roger Watts’ new role at Somov’s Dostoevsky Drama Theatre

It’s panto time and Russian architect Vladimir Somov’s nutty but run-down 1987 Dostoevsky Drama Theatre in Veliky Novgorod is in line for a revamp. The competition for the job is being curated by Haworth Tompkins director Roger Watts. RIBAJ asks him what’s behind it

23 November 2020

Editor's cut

MHCLG’s Christopher Pincher calls on architects to engage with planning as part of government’s strategy to build homes with ‘beauty, quality and environment’ at their core

Architects key to our better plans says housing minister Pincher

On the M1, the rail network, roadworks, even the government website – the designer’s work is familiar to everyone in her transport signage

Designer who unified and simplified Britain's transport signs

A cosy insulated coat now wraps around Piers Taylor’s 16 year old timber and glass home extension, muffling up inner warmth and reorganising the marvellous views

Home’s insulating over-layer improves comfort and reframes views

Once scruffy and collapsing, Creek Cottage on the Lincolnshire coast has been transformed into an austerely beautiful holiday home that merges with the textures of its setting

Scruffy Lincolnshire holiday home becomes a thing of austere beauty

While ‘misguided’ opposition scuppers a later-living scheme in Surrey, active octogenarians Foster and Rogers are in the news. Housing does better with Peabody's Thamesmead plans – boosting the offer with a transport add-on – and Jenrick pronouncements stay true to form

Third age homes blow, Foster's arresting prospects and Thamesmead boon

Cladding & Roofing

Made from phyllite metamorphic rock, Riverstone has an attractive silky appearance and strength that makes it suitable for multiple architectural uses

An extremely rare metamorphic rock, Riverstone is prized for its strength and beauty for all uses

Specified as a component in building envelope design, the Stamisol Safe One breather membrane can be  part of a strategy that contributes to fire safety

Why full facade design should be in Euroclass A2 for high-risk buildings

A bi-parting Sliding Over Fixed rooflight by Glazing Vision has maximised light, air and space in an elegant extension

Glazing Vision's bi-parting sliding-over-fixed design

Made from a majority of natural fibres, Trespa's premium facade solution is designed for longevity, simplicity and aesthetic appeal - it performs technically too

Made from natural fibres, Trespa's facade solution is long lasting and attractive

Lightweight Cupaclad 101 Logic rainscreen cladding adds a striking finishing touch to WHAT_Architecture's quirky Peckham project

WHAT_Architecture gets quirky in Peckham with Cupa Pizarras rainscreen cladding

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