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Sustainable architecture

The algae-derived biogenic limestone draws down the same amount of CO2 from the atmosphere as that emitted during the cement's production, according to research by the University of Colorado

The limestone draws down the same amount of CO2 as is emitted during the cement's production, research shows

Home-grown mycelium panels, digitally-printed fabric and a flexible, demountable clamp system for small structures are three firm procurement favourites for Studio Polpo co-founder Mark Parsons

Mark Parsons of Studio Polpo on three of his specification favourites

Azure Printed Homes is using bottles, food packaging and other plastics normally destined for landfill to contribute 60% of the material making 3D printed buildings

3D printed homes will be made of 60% recycled waste plastic products

The world’s first trial to replace natural gas with green hydrogen in brick-making is laying the foundations for a 60% reduction in embodied carbon

Trial makes bricks using hydrogen instead of gas for first time

Grown-up projects mark out 2022's Stirling Prize shortlist, these professional pieces address climate while putting the public first

Six contenders revealed plus shortlist for Stephen Lawrence Prize and Neave Brown Award

Architecture for social purpose

Konishi Gaffney’s refurbishment rationalises an incoherent community centre into a thriving hub of local delight

A thoughtfully detailed space for a diverse community

The Africa Centre’s new home exudes the colours, sounds and atmosphere of the whole continent, along with a shop, exhibitions, restaurant and bar and events space

Freehaus’s new premises immerse visitors in the African atmosphere

School architecture should also consider alternative spaces for learning, such as playgrounds, corridors and stairs, says 2020 RIBAJ Rising Star and Feilden Fowles associate Ingrid Petit

School architecture needs to consider alternative spaces for learning, such as playgrounds, corridors and stairs

The Commonwealth Games are set to transform Birmingham’s fortunes but how far their legacy will improve citizens’ lives remains open to question

Ambitious schemes skate over local needs

Home-grown practice Lacol are shaking things up in Sants, Barcelona, with a community-led approach to social housing design that empowers the residents who will live there

Barcelona practice on its embedded, transgressive approach

Health, safety & wellbeing

Birdsong-based hearing monitoring, robotic shopping trolleys and sleek mobile chairs offer an alternative approach to coping with age in this thoughtful exhibition

Ways to cater for the huge and growing market of over-55s

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

On the fifth anniversary of the Grenfell fire, Stephen Cousins explains what you need to know about changes to competencies, CPD, principal designers, liability and safer products

On the anniversary of Grenfell, the Building Safety Act explained

As high-rise residential schemes face increasing safety demands, they may need to become denser with possible implications for amenity

As high-rise residential schemes face increasing safety demands, they may need to become denser

Seemingly healthy building materials could be adversely affecting indoor air quality – but there are some simple ways to reduce the harmful substances emitted

Simple ways to reduce the harmful substances emitted by seemingly healthy building materials

Building conservation and heritage

David Leech layered historic traces with familiar tropes and playful details to re-imagine the ordinary in this conversion in leafy north London

Conversion offers different readings to restore ‘phantom’ of classical house

The RIBA has 20 long-listed homes to choose from when it selects the House of the Year – a task that won’t be made any easier by the diverse range of different projects

Newbuilds, conversions and renovations: 20 projects vie for House of the Year

Mies’ German Pavilion might have been the star of the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition but Dragiša Brašovan’s star-shaped Yugoslav Pavilion was strikingly avant garde too

Yugoslav Pavilion, Barcelona International Exposition, 1929

Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie et du Vin by Anthony Béchu & Associés combines restaurants, retail and cookery schools to make it the starting point for those exploring the area's produce

Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie et du Vin by Anthony Béchu & Associés combines restaurants, retail and cookery schools

The self-taught historian and curator transformed the study of architectural drawings as well as writing notable monographs on William Chambers and Inigo Jones

The self-taught historian and curator transformed the study of architectural drawings

Business, clients and services

The RIBA’s Biennial Action Plan covers balancing the books, PII, climate and more, says Simon Allford

10 key points: RIBA Biennial Action Plan including budgets, PII, climate and more

Mark Kemp, director of Cornish practice PLACE Architects, talks about taking over a small but long-established practice and how it has informed his new book on securing business resilience

PLACE Architects director Mark Kemp on how taking over a small practice informed his book on business resilience

The battle to build the Parisian landmark makes for rather more compelling moments in this new French film than a romantic subplot, depicted as the driving force behind the tower’s creation

The battle to build the Parisian landmark makes for rather more compelling moments than the romantic subplot

As travel restrictions ease everyone is wanting to go abroad. For some, working abroad is a professional, long term ambition – but it’s not simple. Daniel Vella offers some practical considerations

Working abroad sounds great – but there’s a lot to negotiate to get there

Housing refurbs and extensions are the bread and butter of many smaller practices. The data shows that the sector has ballooned since the first lockdown but will this last and how is the nature of work changing?

Housing refurbs and extensions have ballooned since the first lockdown – but will this last?

Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance

The scheme in rural Yorkshire complies with stringent Class Q rules to create five new homes within the envelope of a former livestock barn

Rural Yorkshire scheme creates five homes within the envelope of former livestock barn

Chithra Marsh and Stephen Anderson of Buttress Architects reveal how a nuts and bolts overhaul is building organisational self-awareness and better expresses its values

Buttress Architects’ inclusion overhaul boosts practice’s self awareness

Standard formats don’t have to be obeyed but knowing those rules and when to break them makes it a whole lot easier to design, says Eleanor Young

Standard formats don’t have to be obeyed but knowing those rules makes it a whole lot easier to design

In the first of a series on working with the planning system, Hana Loftus spells out what architects need to deliver to help planners say yes

Hana Loftus spells out what architects need to deliver to help planners say yes

Architects have not emerged well from the inquiry into the tragic fire, but they can turn this around by becoming advocates for safety, writes Peter Apps

Architects have not emerged well from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, but they can now become advocates for safety

Procurement and contracts

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?

Flooring finishes can make or break a design, but there are other factors to consider too, such as substrate, whole life costs and specific applications, says Nicola Herring, executive quantity surveyor at Gleeds

Maximise your flooring impact balancing options and costs

Gundry + Ducker’s Christian Ducker explains why his procurement style is to go for bespoke and tailored – lighting, furniture and frontages

Christian Ducker favours bespoke lighting, furniture and frontages

Fewer than 13% of the construction workforce are women. In the first of an occasional series, Rosa Turner Wood, who has just completed her Part II, takes over some space to consider how we can rebalance our gender-unequal, and aging, workforce

Could women be the answer to tackling the UK’s declining construction workforce?

Inclusive environments

Urban design playbook being rolled out across Greater Manchester calls for ‘culture shift’ to overcome outdated attitudes towards ageing

Architects have a duty to push back against ageism

An ageing and shrinking population will require a radical reconfiguration of the built environment, rather than an expansion.

With pensioners expected to outnumber under-16s in 20 years time, architects' roles will change

A labyrinthine layout of interconnected rooms distinguishes the practice's Fitzjohn's Avenue scheme in Hampstead

A labyrinthine layout of interconnected rooms distinguishes the Fitzjohn's Avenue scheme

Apparata lays out its philosophy for living with A House for Artists, a bold, raw concrete statement intended to bring creativity to Barking

Architect’s bold concrete statement is a philosophical marker

The architect has radically improved the theatre's accessibility while minimising the development's environmental impact

DSDHA has radically improved the theatre's accessibility while minimising environmental impact

Places planning & community

Charles Holland revels in the eclectic decorative style of the sociable, laid-back town of Búger in Mallorca, and rounds off the day in a typical Mediterranean public square

Is that a bit of Henri Ciriani on holiday?

The 10-yearly survey provides vital data to inform how we develop the built environment. But did the unusual circumstances of last year’s census skew the results?

The survey provides vital data that informs how we develop the built environment

Josh Piddock, senior architect at Feix & Merlin, enjoys the heat of Seville and the way the city is built to cope with it, and wonders if London will soon need to learn from its approach

Josh Piddock on how Europe’s hottest city remains a cool destination

We may be used to it for international cultural buildings, but at Prospect Place, the architect's signature style is unorthodox in the extreme, says Hugh Pearman

At this long-awaited London development, the architect's signature style is unorthodox in the extreme

Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Dylan Nardini’s photograph of Motherwell garages are a piece of the everyday amid slow-moving regeneration

A sight begging for some kids with a football

Design, construction and technology

The algae-derived biogenic limestone draws down the same amount of CO2 from the atmosphere as that emitted during the cement's production, according to research by the University of Colorado

The limestone draws down the same amount of CO2 as is emitted during the cement's production, research shows

The practice explains how it transformed a modest 1980s east London property into Spitalfields House, where interior and exterior spaces merge to promote relaxation and clutter-free living

How a modest east London property was extended into Spitalfields House, merging interior and exterior spaces

Konishi Gaffney’s refurbishment rationalises an incoherent community centre into a thriving hub of local delight

A thoughtfully detailed space for a diverse community

The Africa Centre’s new home exudes the colours, sounds and atmosphere of the whole continent, along with a shop, exhibitions, restaurant and bar and events space

Freehaus’s new premises immerse visitors in the African atmosphere

Practice partners Gill Lambert and Geoff Shearcroft on adapting and expanding their Victorian semi to meet the needs of their family of five

Gill Lambert and Geoff Shearcroft on adapting their Victorian semi to meet the needs of a family of five

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