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  1. Products

Housing: Where next for modern methods of construction?

Labour shortages and supply chain difficulties are prompting increased use of MMC among housebuilders, but that route needs refining

29 May 2024

  1. Products

Door, window and ironmongery selections for specifiers

Windows, gutters, doors and internal walls… products with panache and practicality to help you complete your grand plan

29 May 2024

  1. Intelligence

Find your niche in the home improvement market

After spiking during the pandemic, home improvement applications have since fallen to their lowest level in a decade. But small practices reliant on such work should note that some specific types of work have surged

28 May 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 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: Choose work that pays off for your practice

Want to improve visitor numbers at a Hadrian’s Wall museum, design and build a rare plant horticultural exhibition or reinvent a capital city for the future? These are some of the latest architecture contracts and competitions from across the industry

  1. Buildings

Emotionalist rescue: The Blue hotel by Spheron

A vivid blue facade is the distinctive feature of this retrofitted hotel in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei, the colour arrived at from a gut feeling by architect Tszwai So

30 April 2024

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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