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West Fraser/ RIBAJ Meets podcast: 2030 – Meeting the Net Zero carbon challenge

Spray-foaming our streets, the real cost of a tonne of carbon, overcoming the architect’s ego – what will it take to help us achieve Net Zero carbon by 2030?

1 February 2023

Sustainable architecture

Local commitment and creative engineering produced a sustainable community and tourist amenity in the MacEwen Award winner – Scott Whitby Studio’s Jubilee Pool in Penzance

Sustainability, heritage, grassroots action and social benefit in one scheme

Brighton’s Centre for Contemporary Art displays illustrations of ideas from the public which show an imagined architecture that is more closely linked to nature

Exhibition displays imagined architecture more closely linked to nature

The Building Centre’s exhibition demands root and branch rethink to bring bio-based and local construction products into the mainstream

Why construction must rebuild its relationship with the land

The founder of of Mole Architects talks about CLT, a woodchip version of terrazzo, reusing plastic and valued consultants

Who Mole Architects works with most closely and why

Conviction, optimism and enthusiasm keep Jonathan Smales going despite setbacks. Can his latest development, the Phoenix Project in East Sussex, take sustainability to the next level?

‘Why do people make it so hard?’ Smales on making development green

Health, safety & wellbeing

Adrian Dobson looks at the lessons from Planning Gateway One and reports on RIBA efforts to maintain momentum on fire safety in high-risk residential buildings

What we have learnt from Planning Gateway One

Boosted immunity due to increased friendly bacteria on people's skin makes the case for installing air-circulating green walls in offices

Indoor plants have direct impact on people's immune system

Michael Gove’s U-turn on housing targets is significant in many ways, says Eleanor Young

What lies behind Michael Gove’s U-turn on housing targets?

Technology is creating sustainable, energy-efficient, low-impact ways to make buildings. A fire-resistant CLT tower, thin-shell concrete and bacteria-grown tiles lead our most frequently-read reports on innovative products

A fire-resistant CLT tower, thin-shell concrete and bacteria-grown tiles head your favourite stories

Judgement in Martlet v Mulalley sets first post-Grenfell guidance for designers on what assumptions are reasonable and what aren’t in claim for costs over re-clad high-rise homes

Judgement defines ‘reasonable’ assumptions for designers

Building conservation and heritage

Interwar Paris was an international hub for modern architects – this photo of Jean Welz on the sun deck of Lubetkin and Ginsberg’s Paris apartments on Avenue de Versailles sums it up

25 Avenue de Versailles, Paris, by Lubetkin and Ginsberg

Wilkinson Eyre has ended the will-they-won’t-they saga at Battersea Power Station with a deeply considered regeneration that hums with life

Will-they-won't-they saga ends with a regeneration that hums with life

Owen Hatherley is fascinated by this New Deal era government-funded guide, which provides a flavour of the time while still being effective as a guide today  – the latest in our mini-series on favourite books for the new year

Owen Hatherley is fascinated by this guide, which provides a flavour of the time while still being an effective guide today

MacEwen Awards longlist shows a multitude of ways to design and build for the common good. Isabelle Priest presents the 32 projects that have come this far and are hoping to reach the next round in January

A multitude of ways to design and build for the common good

Edwin Smith’s photograph offers a glimpse of the spectacular stone roof of Divinity School, Oxford, through the carved wooden panels of Convocation House

Edwin Smith’s photograph of Divinity School, Oxford

Architecture for social purpose

Socially beneficial schemes shows how architecture can heal cracks, if not divisions, in our communities. Eleanor Young weighs economic optimism against cost of living pessimism

How architecture can heal cracks in communities

Architect and urbanist who improved people’s lives through community architecture and collaborative planning, long before it became a mainstream approach

Architect and urbanist who helped found the Academy of Urbanism

Sean Griffiths is inspired by Half-Earth Socialism, which proposes a new society addressing both climate change and social justice, the latest in our mini-series on favourite books for the new year

Sean Griffiths is inspired by Half-Earth Socialism’s vision for a society addressing climate change and social justice

Deborah Saunt relishes Neal Shasore’s book as a gripping read and highly relevant to the present day,  continuing our mini-series on favourite books for the new year

Neal Shasore’s gripping book is highly relevant to the present day, says Deborah Saunt

Conrad Koslowsky Architects makes a house a home for children cared for by the Lighthouse Pedagogical Trust – solid, cosy, safe and enduring

Children’s home comes close to therapeutic design

Business, clients and services

While the downturn is set to be comparatively shallow and brief, a number of construction sectors are set to contract, warns the 2023 RIBA Economics Panel

RIBA Economics Panel forecasts a brief and shallow recession

Elle Thompson reports on the office cultures of three Part 2 architectural assistants and presses the case for the all-round benefits of open, engaged workplaces

What practices can learn from their architectural assistants

The RIBA Future Trends Workload Index remained negative at the close of 2022 but showed a welcome uptick after five months of steady decline. The recession may have arrived, but is less painful than expected… so far

The RIBA Future Trends Workload Index shows improvements in some categories, but uncertainty is still expected

Jess Hrivnak looks at the objectives and ambitions of the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge, and explains how to calculate embodied carbon and check that your design aligns with its targets

Making sure your design aligns with aspirational embodied carbon targets

As governments collectively fail to meet UN climate targets, Stephen Cousins asks whether it’s time to reject the capitalist conceit of ‘progress’ and allow ideas of post-growth/degrowth to transform society and the way architects design and do business

What a sustainable economic model means for you

Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance

Design codes are set to become part of all local authority development plans. David Rudlin, one of the authors of the National Model Design Code, explains their origins, gestation and expected impact on architects and we look at drawing one up in Hounslow

The context, gestation and expected impact on how architects work unpicked

From sustainable retrofits to PII and balancing timber structures and fire risk, our intelligence pages have worked to keep architects informed and well-equipped to design for all-round benefit

Safety, sustainability and our opportunities hub

Office building owners may fret that the value of their property is collapsing because of home-working and demand for greener buildings. But it's the ideal opportunity for the profession to parade its retrofitting skills, says Brian Green

The collapse in value of some office buildings is an opportunity for the profession to pardade its retrofitting skills

Architect Martin Goodfellow is milking SterlingOSB Zero for all it’s worth – which is plenty – in his conversion of a farm’s disused cowshed into a home for humans

How SterlingOSB Zero rescued an unlikely conversion

New building regulations, design standards and codes of practice aimed at controlling the spread of a future outbreak are expected to result from a government-commissioned report

New building regulations aimed at controlling the spread of infection are expected following a government-commissioned report

Procurement and contracts

Subscription-based system simplifies the drafting, checking and sharing of construction industry agreements, enabling collaboration across all parties

Subscription-based system simplifies drafting of construction industry agreements

Whether it's moving our reviewer to verse or protecting pharmaceuticals from ne'er-do-wells, the latest batch of doors and windows are truly inspirational

The latest batch of doors and windows are truly inspirational

A free one-stop shop digital tool for partition specification is helping architects find and validate the right products and systems and import them directly into BIM

Free digital tool helps architects find, validate and import partition products directly into BIM

Beautiful architecture is not enough, says Adam Singer of Budapest-based studio Singer Design. Those leading the most successful projects know how to find a 'story' and build a brand on it

Beautiful architecture is not enough, says Adam Singer of Hungarian studio Singer Design

Might the proposed Code for Construction Product Information be the key to restoring credibility in a post-Grenfell, post-Brexit, post-pandemic reality?

Will the Code for Construction Product Information restore credibility?

Inclusive environments

High quality, picturesque holiday homes that are truly accessible to disabled guests are extremely rare, but Clementine Blakemore Architects’ Wraxall Yard breaks the mould

Accessible holiday homes with sustainable style

Mary Holmes’ Out of the Closet Into the Garden takes the RIBA President’s Medal, Bronze, with her Almshouses for Queer Elders

Mary Holmes’ proposal comes Out of the Closet Into the Garden

Campaigner and activist for LGBT+ architects whose life-drawing initiative has created much-needed additional LGBT+ space.

Campaigner and activist for LGBT+ architects who has set up a travelling life-drawing programme

Architectural researcher and educator who is leading research, conversation and action for disability justice

Leading research, conversation and action for disability justice

The evolution of BAU and Grant Amon's landmark building in Melbourne is a story of letting go and embracing the unconventional, buoyed by a groundswell of support for LGBTIQ+ people

BAU and Grant Amon: embracing the unconventional; relishing the unfinished

Places planning & community

In an unlikely pairing of library and launderette, Lee Ivett and Ekaterina Stefanescu supply much needed practical and social facilities in Blackpool, on a shoestring budget

Practical and social facilities meet in a library and launderette

A transformative local community project by Invisible Studio, East Quay in Watchet on the Somerset coast, won a special mention in this year’s awards

Transformative community project, Watchet, Somerset

The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill is expected to come into force in the coming months, but questions around site allocation, plan-making and a redrafting of the National Planning Policy Framework remain

Examining questions posed by the Levelling Up Bill so far

Edwin Heathcote hits the road with a forensic study of the incidental furniture that peppers public space – a paean to the ubiquitous, overlooked and magnificently evocative, says Hugh Pearman

Forensic study is a paean to the ubiquitous, overlooked and magnificently evocative

A funeral home in Essex and a Paragraph 80 country house in rural Cambridgeshire are among the latest approved schemes

A funeral home in Essex and a Paragraph 80 country house in rural Cambridgeshire are among the latest approved schemes

Design, construction and technology

‘The brightest’ Yale classmate of Foster and Rogers; a modernist architect whose designs included Tate St Ives, teacher and active advocate for the profession

Co-founder of Evans & Shalev, modernist architect and teacher

Reeded House is full of verticals, but the line between old and new, seen and hidden, is distinctly blurred

Oliver Leech Architects’ very private home

Local commitment and creative engineering produced a sustainable community and tourist amenity in the MacEwen Award winner – Scott Whitby Studio’s Jubilee Pool in Penzance

Sustainability, heritage, grassroots action and social benefit in one scheme

High quality, picturesque holiday homes that are truly accessible to disabled guests are extremely rare, but Clementine Blakemore Architects’ Wraxall Yard breaks the mould

Accessible holiday homes with sustainable style

The founder of of Mole Architects talks about CLT, a woodchip version of terrazzo, reusing plastic and valued consultants

Who Mole Architects works with most closely and why

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