1. Buildings

Stirling contenders reach the final furlong

Six schemes, diverse as always, are within touching distance of the coveted Stirling Prize

17 July 2019

  1. Buildings

Ghostly chainmail shroud buys time for Mackintosh's The Hill House

Use of an experimental render means rainwater has been migrating into the house since it was built. Until a long-term solution can be found, Carmody Groarke's protective structure allows the building to dry out

18 July 2019

  1. Culture

'Plume' depicts a life going up in smoke

Our columnist Will Wiles’ novel Plume reflects a disturbing world

16 July 2019

Editor's choice

Ancient skills and modern technology, practice and academia, theory and making, Ireland and China: Superposition in Hong Kong  purposefully mixes it all up

Why Hong Kong based Superposition merges vernacular means and methods with digital tools

The Finnish architect and author considers interpretation as a way of defining beauty, the changing role of architects and his own experience of the symbiosis as writing and designing

What is the role of the image in architecture?

Downsizing, aging, isolation... retirement needn’t be like this if places are designed to promote sociability and community. Proctor & Matthews’ Steepleton development for Pegasus Life does just that

Service for seniors in Cotswolds retirement village

Xiamen’s 8km cycle lane is sandwiched between the bus route and the road traffic – vertically. Peace and safety drove the design

Riding through the air leaves congested streets behind

Complex tasks and multi-use machinery will require human intervention for a long time yet, say researchers

Level 2 automation only likely to be limit for 10-15 years


The flooring manufacturer's award-winning Flotex Colour collection takes its inspiration from urban landscapes and now includes new designs, shades and formats

Forbo's Flotex textile flooring now has more options

The specialist flooring firm's carpets for medical and care home settings are made from Econyl regenerated nylon

Regeneration game: Care home carpets made from waste nylon

Flooring specialist's high-impact, noise-reducing Powershock 300 tiles are a perfect fit for a penthouse-level gym installed above apartments in Dún Laoghaire

Gerflor rubber tile works out for Dublin gym facilities

Polished concrete with inlays and trims demands expertise in design and a masterful touch in installation. Lazenby's floors are shining examples

Lazenby brings elegance and beauty to concrete floors

Junckers' Oak Boulevard hardwood flooring is durable, beautiful and - in a new Rustic White oiled finish - a thoroughly modern solution for light-filled interiors

Junckers extends its signature Oak Boulevard flooring range

Kitchens and bathrooms

At up to 1.8m metres long, the Superplan XXL brings super-sized, floor-level showering to the Nine Elms development

Superplan XXL shower surface specified at Nine Elms development

The architecture and interior design firm has fitted out its London HQ with Billi taps to fulfil all its hydration needs

Office refresh: Billi taps and dispensing systems at London office refit

An underground Sanifos pump has been specified for an extension to an off-mains rural cottage

Underground pump solves off-mains drainage dilemma

Sottini's new bathroom ranges feature finer edges and contemporary curves, offering specifiers multiple product combinations and maximum design flexibility

Sottini bathroom collection offers multiple design solutions

Washroom Washroom’s design team has delivered a fresh contemporary washroom facility at London's Camden Market influenced by vintage design

Washroom Washroom designs retro facilities at Camden Market

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