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Microbes are our friends

Research underpins practice – as celebrated by the RIBA President’s Awards. Counter intuitive as it may sound, this medal-winning investigation advances the cause of ‘good’ microbes and probiotic design

19 January 2021

Editor's Choice

Contenders for this year's cohort include archi-preneurs, BAME mentors and sustainability champions

The contenders for this year's cohort

David Miller Architects’ work placements programme for young people seemed scuppered by lockdown – but its virtual version has expanded its reach and given students hands-on skills

How lockdown became an opportunity to gain skills and experience

Fewer offices and shops, bigger homes, greater savings or greater debt? As construction tries to read the future market, coronavirus has exacerbated regional variations

From Truro to Tyneside societal changes show different needs

Court backs Zaha's executors to hold ZHA principal Schumacher in check as he continues to voice views at odds with the industry. Meanwhile the profession demands greater emphasis on building in PM's 'green industrial revolution', and Grenfell Inquiry is told Celotex manipulated fire test results

The weeks' news, Grenfell shock claim, ‘Festival of Brexit’, and hit built environment emissions, industry tells PM

It’s panto time and Russian architect Vladimir Somov’s nutty but run-down 1987 Dostoevsky Drama Theatre in Veliky Novgorod is in line for a revamp. The competition for the job is being curated by Haworth Tompkins director Roger Watts. RIBAJ asks him what’s behind it

What is the Haworth Tompkins director doing with Vladimir Somov's run-down theatre?

Books

Doors and windows

The Rooflight Company design combines heritage looks with slim sightlines and the latest thermal efficiencies

Rooflight Company design combines heritage looks with latest thermal efficiencies

The firm's aluminium windows, sliding doors and curtain walling open up river views and skyscapes at The Waterside Apartments project on Trent Bridge

The Waterside Apartments feature doors, windows and curtain walling by Senior

The UK company works with architects to achieve flexible modern designs for front, internal and garage doors with multiple fitting and finish choices

Urban Front: Working with architects to achieve flexible contemporary door designs

C70S aluminium system uses three foam insulation options so specifiers can dial thermal efficiency up or down to suit individual projects

AluK C70S windows can be adjusted for thermal efficiency on individual projects

Aluminium glazing manufacturer's product range allows architects to create light-filled, energy-efficient spaces with a minimalist aesthetic

Reynaers' door, window and curtain walling solutions blur boundary between inside and out

Cladding & Roofing

Made from phyllite metamorphic rock, Riverstone has an attractive silky appearance and strength that makes it suitable for multiple architectural uses

An extremely rare metamorphic rock, Riverstone is prized for its strength and beauty for all uses

Specified as a component in building envelope design, the Stamisol Safe One breather membrane can be  part of a strategy that contributes to fire safety

Why full facade design should be in Euroclass A2 for high-risk buildings

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?

A bi-parting Sliding Over Fixed rooflight by Glazing Vision has maximised light, air and space in an elegant extension

Glazing Vision's bi-parting sliding-over-fixed design

Lightweight Cupaclad 101 Logic rainscreen cladding adds a striking finishing touch to WHAT_Architecture's quirky Peckham project

WHAT_Architecture gets quirky in Peckham with Cupa Pizarras rainscreen cladding

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