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  1. Intelligence

Recovery needs a stronger home improvement fix

The Green Homes Grant recognises that we need better homes. But is it anywhere near enough to combat the post-Covid recession?

14 August 2020

Gordon Frederick Taylor with his wife Barbara Newick, fashion designer.
  1. Culture

Gordon Frederick Taylor, partner at Sheppard Robson during its most creative period

Influenced by Le Corbusier and Aalto, Sheppard Robson partner whose designs for housing and award-winning universities helped shape much of Britain’s post war architecture

12 August 2020

  1. Intelligence

Is green design a priority in a post lockdown world?

Business survival is all consuming at the moment, but green legislation is more urgent than ever

13 August 2020

Editor's cut

Nearby trees are integral to the design of this timber-clad home and studio

Black barn typology turned to make artists’ home and workshop

Political backing for new build and repair will be vital but the payback invaluable – the sector must make its case to government

Political backing for construction is vital

Remote learning has reduced student satisfaction to 58%, according to a survey of studio teaching by Bath University. Without action, Coronavirus has more devastation to wreak

‘How am I supposed to learn like this?’

Nothing is too outfacing for our shortlisted schemes and two special mentions, which tackle poverty, environment, exclusion, health, housing, transport, community, workplace and more, often within one proposal

An enlivening shortlist and two brilliantly presented special mentions

As venues adjust their procedures to welcome visitors back safely, issues from long term funding fears to sustainability ambitions put a new approach in the spotlight

Is this the end of the blockbuster exhibition?

Roofing

Cupa Pizarras tiles achieve a traditional look with a difference at a property adjacent to the Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder

Cupa Pizarras tiles achieve a traditional Scottish look with a difference

The Rooflight Company's heritage design for pitched roofs allows older buildings to be reimagined for modern living without compromising architectural integrity

Rooflight Company design facilitates modern living without losing architectural integrity

Covid-19 will have an impact beyond the current medical and economic crisis. Urban density and the built environment must be looked at anew - with sustainability front of mind

How will Covid-19 affect the urban design of the future?

Two bespoke rooflights help create focal points, beautiful views and a streamlined kitchen-diner at a remodelled family home in rural Derbyshire

Room with a view - Glazing Vision brings light to Derbyshire home

The Passivhaus-approved FTT U8 Thermo features  a quadruple-glazed sash with five seals and innovative hinge and lock reinforcement

Fakro roof window offers specifiers ultimate thermal efficiency

Kitchens and bathrooms

Exposed concrete basins, sinks and worksurfaces bring texture and urban styling to bathrooms and kitchens

Concrete basin designs bring tactile style to bathrooms

Ecocarat wall tiles from Raven Style feature invisible holes that absorb moisture, odours and harmful substances, improving the environmental conditions of indoor spaces

Ecocarat textured wall tiles help improve indoor air quality

Automation is crucial to keeping the commercial washroom designs of the future as clean and safe as possible. Bobrick now offers a range of touch-free accessories

Bobrick offers range of automated commercial washroom accessories

Sphero's in-built technology reduces water usage and boosts cleanliness - plus the design comes in three sizes, making it a versatile choice for specifiers

Introducing Sphero: The innovative way to spend a penny

Geberit design for wall-hung ceramics offers architects and specifiers neat, tidy and easily accessible washroom solutions

Geberit design for wall-hung ceramics is acoustically optimised

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