1. Intelligence

Mixing with neighbours reveals what architects need to know

Drop assumptions and listen to your users before you design their homes, President’s Medals winning dissertation tells architects

3 December 2019

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Design decisions on materials are disproportionately damning the world to further climate change. Some stark numbers put it in context

Stark numbers put our response to climate change in context

Mikhail Riches’ scheme sees social housing take architecture’s top accolade for the first time. And its sustainable

Does Mikhail Riches’ success mark a change in architectural values?

Cork House is a living demonstration of thinking outside the norm – sustainable, research made reality, a radical approach to materials and manufacture. And it’s charming

Matthew Barnett Howland and the tale of Cork House

The RIBA's climate initiative turns words into action. Come and join us

The time for talking is over

Since the government pulled back from its zero-carbon ambitions, the industry has taken the initiative on sustainable office design and management

Industry takes sustainability initiative

Books

Doors and windows

Top-performing sound insulation is vital for high density living, which is why Velfac aluminium/wood windows have been specified at a residential development in south London

Velfac reduces noise levels at London development

Designers of this modern home specified a Glazing Vision sliding-over-fixed rooflight to maximise daylight, enable roof access and open up the views to Poole Harbour

Bright prospect: Sliding and fixed rooflights open up modern home

Roof windows can add up to 30 per cent more natural light to any space. The Neo range - unobtrusive on the outside, frameless on the inside - was specified at this Fulham property

Neo roof windows: Bespoke detailing at a standard price

Senior Architectural Systems aluminium glazing has been specified to create a light and spacious design, as well as meet the thermal and acoustic requirements at a new commercial development in Sunderland

Senior Architectural Systems dazzles in Sunderland

Fakro's DEF U6 triple-glazed flat roof window picks up a Red Dot Award while redefining the visual aesthetic for such products

Fakro Colourline - roof windows available in RAL colours

Flooring

The flooring manufacturer's products for healthcare settings have been rated for their adherence to dementia design principles and usability in dementia-inclusive environments

Danfloor specialist carpets awarded dementia certification

The latest vinyl floorcoverings to mimic wood, stone and ceramics offer specifiers all the beauty of the real thing with the added benefits of easy cleaning and lower costs

Where style meets function: Forbo vinyl floorcoverings

GTI Max flooring provides a quick and durable renovation option for high and heavy traffic areas and was the ideal solution for a soccer dome conversion in the Channel Islands

GTI Max flooring specified at Channel Islands activity centre

Polished concrete with inlays and trims demands expertise in design and a masterful touch in installation. Lazenby's floors are shining examples

Lazenby brings elegance and beauty to concrete floors

Junckers' Oak Boulevard hardwood flooring is durable, beautiful and - in a new Rustic White oiled finish - a thoroughly modern solution for light-filled interiors

Junckers extends its signature Oak Boulevard flooring range

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