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  1. Culture

The road to a stronger profession

Muyiwa Oki has published his Biennial Plan, looking at ways to give the next generation a reason to care about architecture

1 March 2024

  1. Culture

Bill Jack, 1933-2023, BDP chairman who pushed the practice in new directions

‘Wise, energetic’ former BDP chairman heavily involved in the expansion and diversification of the practice during a career lasting over 30 years

29 February 2024

  1. Intelligence

Opportunities Hub: Contests worth the work

Engage with the local community to breathe new life into a leisure asset, design landmark accessible housing in Belfast or bid to be one of six on a new four-year Somerset and Wiltshire framework. These are some of the latest architecture competitions and contracts from across the industry

29 February 2024

MacEwen Awards 2024 winners

‘Architecture that is healing people’: Hope Street in Southampton is a generous and visionary scheme by Snug Architects that almost had one of the judges in tears

Snug Architects’ project encapsulates the notion of architecture for the common good

Volunteering, donation and reused materials found a way to help James Boon Architects turn the ruined Aqueduct Cottage into an asset for Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

‘Really passionate people’ volunteered to help rescue historic ruin

HAT Projects’ holistic approach to Sunspot business centre has brought new livelihoods and liveliness to an isolated and deprived community

Holistic approach revives life and belief at neglected Jaywick Sands

Archio’s much-needed affordable homes in south London prioritise robust details and community input to squeeze the most from a tight budget

Archio’s robust details squeeze the most from a tight budget

MMAS’ pro bono start and commitment enabled St James’ Community Farm in Belfast to grow into a flourishing cross-sectarian neighbourhood asset

MMAS balances cost and aesthetics to draw in all-comers at inner-city farm

Roofing and cladding

It might not be especially well-known - certainly up against slate - but phyllite is an excellent material and harder, denser and stronger than many alternatives

Phyllite is harder, denser and stronger than many alternatives

This solar PV solution provides fully integrated sustainable electricity generation without compromising aesthetics

Integrated solar PV electricity generation can look good too

Natural slate and red clay capped angle ridge tiles provide a striking solution at an Edwardian building of luxury flats near Roundhay Park in Leeds

Natural slate and red clay ridge tiles make an impression in Leeds

Introducing an invisible clip-based system for the rapid installation of flawless, hidden-fix wooden cladding and decking

Invisible clip-based system 50 per cent faster to install

Zinc is the material of choice for three innovative projects, including a Stirling Prize winner

Zinc is the material of choice for three innovative projects

Opportunities Hub: Contests worth the work

Engage with the local community to breathe new life into a leisure asset, design landmark accessible housing in Belfast or bid to be one of six on a new four-year Somerset and Wiltshire framework. These are some of the latest architecture competitions and contracts from across the industry

  1. Buildings

Pyramid of Tirana repurposed as symbol of Albania’s future

Dutch practice MVRDV has retrofitted a 1980s huge concrete brutalist cone, built as a monument to former dictator Enver Hoxha, transforming it into a centre for tech education that embodies the Albanian capital’s changing image

5 December 2023

Medina House in Hove is new and old at the same time

Epic yet compact and welcoming, the ocean-facing house by Pilbrow & Partners preserves a piece of the Hove seafront, combining references both to that heritage and the exotic

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