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  1. Culture

Saving the world by taking inspiration from it

From trees grafted to grow as furniture, to the natural form of Heatherwick Studio’s Maggie’s Yorkshire, the many forms of nature-based design are championed in an exhibition at Roca London Gallery

12 June 2024

  1. Products

Durability, aesthetics and cost: flooring prices for specifiers

Many factors need to be considered when specifying flooring, including the critical cost per m2. Gleeds offers some procurement pointers

12 June 2024

  1. Buildings

ODOS mixes and matches at Church of Oak Distillery

Architect ODOS creates a cocktail of respect for existing heritage and contemporary influences at its restored distillery in Co. Kildare, Ireland

11 June 2024

Future Architects writing competition 2024

Emilia Chegini, a Part 2 student at the University of Dundee, makes a heartfelt and engaging case for preserving small-scale retail outlets that can be key to communities

Kiosks are more than retail outlets, they can be the cornerstones of communities

Ellie Olszewski-Smith, a Part 1 student, argues that by prioritising accessibility from the outset, station design can empower individuals of all abilities to navigate with confidence

Greatly improved accessibility should be a key architectural function of train stations

Siobhan Coker, a Part 1 graduate, argues that while Nigeria’s architectural roots are embedded in the rich soil of its cultural heritage, its vision must extend beyond the confines of home

Navigating the intricate tango of tradition and modernity within the Nigerian context

Zachariasz Czerwinski, a Part 2 student at the University of Strathclyde, marvels at the fauna and flora that have flourished in Glasgow’s abandoned docks and shipyards

Glasgow’s deindustrialised docklands are fertile ground for wildlife adapted to human environments

From transformative personal experiences to ethical dilemmas, the 2024 RIBAJ/Future Architects writing competition presented a rich seam of thought-provoking writing

Competition produces a rich seam of thought-provoking writing

Roofing and rooflights

Opening up to more light can transform a project, optimising a design's potential and energising its spaces

How architects specify for light is central to the success of their designs

'Best roofing material known to man' brings outstanding aesthetics and unbeatable durability to a residential refurbishment in the village of Old Buckenham

Residential refurbishment has 'best roofing material known to man'

At Ann Nisbet Studio's award-winning project in Ayrshire, even the rooflight specification is a symbiosis of contemporary and heritage

Even the rooflights combine contemporary and heritage

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

Congregation and community stay cosy at All Hallows Church Leeds thanks to a thermo-acoustic insulation product made from recycled denim jeans and cotton and polyester fibres

Congregation and community stay cosy at All Hallows Church Leeds

Opportunities Hub: Find a project that fits your practice

Take up a ‘once in a lifetime’ chance for urban designers, transform an historic Hertfordshire landmark and gardens or bid for one of four spots on an eight-year framework: these are some of the latest architecture contracts and competitions from across the industry

  1. Buildings

2024 RIBA Awards in numbers

Now all this year's RIBA Regional Awards have been published, how do the figures compare? Isabelle Priest assesses the largest and smallest, highest and lowest, most and least densely distributed accolades

4 June 2024

Terabe Guest House: floating on a piloti forest

Japanese architect Tomoaki Uno has created a coastal home and workplace that explores the timeless harmony between man and nature

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