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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

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From community hubs for homeworkers to the demise of the high-rise office, the first in a series on post-pandemic design asks what our future workspaces might look like

Post Coronavirus, what will our workspaces look like?

How will practices survive the coronavirus? A look at architects’ workload statistics over the last half-century gives some clues as to how the present downturn might progress

How will practices survive Covid-19?

There is no perfect project or client for a fully sustainable building. Instead think of these four steps to make your design approach fundamentally more sustainable says Allies and Morrison sustainability manager James Woodall

Incremental moves are the route to zero carbon design

How long will our exit from recession take, how much will life change, and what exactly will it mean for architects? RIBA’s panel of experts considered the next phase

Expert analysis of the recession and likely routes out of it

Design and construction work in the United Arab Emirates is not ceasing. With coronavirus restrictions in place, architects and clients are adapting fast and working out what’s next.

There’s no stop to design and construction in the UAE

Books

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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