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12 November 2018

Architecture for social purpose

Which are the 13 projects that have made it through to the shortlist?

Which 13 schemes reached the next round?

A strong and varied entry to this year's competition has produced a rich – and long – longlist

Strength and variety characterises a long list

Dawson’s Heights, Southwark, London, 1964-72

Dawson’s Heights, Southwark, London, 1964-72

In the rush to create more secondary capacity, schools are featuring mixed use developments and their premises are doubling up for other community uses.

Premises double up for other community uses

The much-decorated Chilean architect who ‘does more than just nice architecture’

Danish retrospective of the Elemental ‘Do Tank’

Health, safety & wellbeing

Six months after the publication of Dame Judith Hackitt's report, a panel of experts gathered for 'The Golden Thread - from the Hackitt review to the RIBA Plan of Work' conference

Reviewing the RIBAJ Hilti Firestop conference

… on Ice Watch, his climate change installation with Olafur Eliasson

… on Ice Watch, his installation with Olafur Eliasson

Hilti’s fire and acoustic seal slots effortlessly into dry-lined walls to ensure safe, comfortable homes

Hilti’s fire and acoustic seal helps ensure safe, comfortable homes

We architects need to sharpen our tools; add your views to help hone the new test

Help strengthen RIBA’s new safety test

Lucy Carmichael, RIBA director of practice discusses the launch of the consultation for the RIBA Plan of Work for Fire Safety

...on the consultation for the RIBA Plan of Work for Fire Safety

Business, clients and services

Bad day at the office? In her final monthly column for RIBAJ, Maria Smith aims higher

Maria Smith takes off on a serious flight of fancy

Fees are continuing to move up, while hourly rates remain flat. How can it be? Headlines and analysis of the latest figures

Fees are up, rates down. How’s that?

Following her guide to architects on creating a successful client relationship, Pocket Living’s Angharad Palmer shares her advice on the client’s responsibility to the design team

Part 2: Pocket's Angharad Palmer gives her advice to those commissioning buildings

Pocket's new head of design and RIBAJ 2017 Rising Star Angharad Palmer shares her tips for a successful architect/client relationship. Part 1 guides architects through the waters

Part 1: Pocket's head of design explains how to have a successful architect/client relationship

Gavin Heaphy, in charge of North West Cambridge, says the way people work together is the key to success

It's how you work together that decides success

Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance

Not setting clear, express terms in your contract could leave you facing the danger of unlimited liability

What could lead to a £40m liability?

Rich in references, Amin Taha’s controversial building announces its presence with an intriguing range of finishes on its structural limestone facade

Intriguing finishes on Amin Taha's controversial building

Construction sites are by nature vulnerable to fire, and repair costs can be astronomical. Do we need more from regulation?

Mack fire shows we need more from regulation

More than 40 years before Grenfell, fatal fire lessons went unheeded

Combustible materials were fatal 44 years ago

Don’t wait for legislation: the industry must improve now

Don’t wait for legislation says Hackitt

Procurement and contracts

Housing and commercial uplift send average fees higher – but hourly rates fail to keep up with inflation

Rising fees leave hourly rates standing still

Just defining ethical priorities can be a minefield, never mind enforcing them. But, as evidenced by the RIBA’s new CPD subjects, there’s no getting away from it

There's no getting away from ethical sourcing

Who owns the copyright on architects’ drawings? It depends, of course

Who owns the copyright on your drawings?

The invention of tough yet flexible concrete could halve the duration of road and paving works

This is stronger, lighter – and it bends

For owners to win redress under the 1972 Act, a dwelling must be unfit to live in

What does it take to win redress under the 1972 Act?

Sustainable architecture

Some down to earth reading for the holiday season

Take a break from the festivities

Roland Karthaus scoops the Ethics & Sustainable Development category of the RIBA Research Awards with Redesigning Prison – the Architecture and Ethics of Rehabilitation

Roland Karthaus’ design guide is founded on psychology and rehabilitation

Project Etopia’s low carbon, lightweight modular system is sustainable and saves time and costs

Low carbon, lightweight system is quick and cheap

Client and architect 'have not just raised the bar but smashed through the ceiling'

Sustainability and space at 'once in a generation project'

Inclusive environments

Living with Buildings offers a welcome breakdown of the link between environment and wellbeing, especially in the post-Grenfell context

Living with Buildings charts the link between environment and wellbeing

Tradition, modernity, pastiche and cultural fusion: what is the architectural style of the  British mosque?

What is the architectural style of the British mosque?

DVVT imagined the lives of patients and residents for Kapelleveld care home, which is designed to stimulate occupants to help make them stronger

Kapelleveld elderly care and housing, Ternat, Belgium

Blueprint to succeed or a war on suburbs? The New London Plan debates won support but not conviction

The New London Plan debates

Places planning & community

This analysis of five contemporary cities raises the question of whether Unesco's protection criteria need a rethink

Do our accepted criteria need a rethink?

RMJM partner and chairman who worked in some of the poorest regions of the world in masterplanning, recovery and regeneration

RMJM chairman and partner and BCB stalwart

Donald Insall’s 1968 Chester Report for the Ministry of Housing and Local Government set the tone for conservation practice that’s still in play now. Donald Insall Associates’ chairman Tony Barton looks back at one of UK planning’s watershed moments and how it points to the future.

...of Donald Insall Associates on planning and the Chester Report

Is it really fantastical to value the presence of a map?

Is it really fantastical to value the presence of a map?

With the deadline for entries to this year’s MacEwen Award approaching on 12 November, Jan Kattein tells how less design is more at one of his favourite examples of architecture for the common good

MacEwen alumnus Jan Kattein sets the mood for this year’s award

Building conservation and heritage

The profession’s ingenuity is one of its great strengths, perhaps best seen in its critical conservation work

Conservation work advertises the profession's ingenuity

Conservationist who initiated the restoration of Birmingham’s canal network and became the first canals architect since Telford

Saviour and restorer of Britain's canals network

Glass installations at Canterbury Cathedral bring philosophical illumination

Glass installations bring philosophical illumination

Ptolemy Dean’s access tower and triforium and MUMA’s new gallery at Westminster Abbey continue a process begun by Wren to bring modern amenity to a medieval fad

Westminster Abbey's medieval fad turned modern amenity

Design, construction and technology

Burrell Foley Fischer’s restored art nouveau cinema on the seafront helps Kintyre regeneration

Burrell Foley Fischer’s reinvented cinema joins Kintyre regeneration

Inclusive design and easy access aid patient dignity at St David's Hospice

Inclusive design and easy access at St David's Hospice

Transitioning has opened Anna Sullivan’s eyes to new possibilities for architecture

Life experiences can expand design possibilities if we let them

Three books on Palladio continue to inspire and inform Takero Shimazaki in his teaching and his practice

Unbuilt Venice by Antonio Foscari is absorbing Takero Shimazaki

Chris Hildrey finds liberation from disciplinary constraints in Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R Hofstadter

The book that helps Chris Hildrey think beyond buildings

Doors and windows

Samuel Heath's bespoke door fittings and ironmongery take their inspiration from the strong geometric patterns of the iconic London landmark's concrete honeycomb facade

Samuel Heath's finishing touches for Centre Point Tower refit

Latest resource urges specifiers to tap into manufacturer expertise and engage with suppliers early

Velfac offers new RIBA-approved CPD seminar on specification

The Pure range of energy-efficient aluminium windows and doors delivers maximum design flexibility and exceptional thermal performance

Senior's Pure patent boosts thermal performance

How Glazing Vision Ridgeglaze rooflights have helped transform an award-winning ice-cream parlour and restaurant in Yorkshire

Ridgeglaze rooflights specified for Yorkshire project

Maxlight architectural glazing has been specified for a transformational, open-to-the-skies extension with minimal sight lines

Maxlight open-to-the-skies glazing transforms extension


The DI-NOC range of self-adhesive vinyl film from 3M can transform multiple indoor and outdoor surfaces - and now offers specifiers hundreds more designs

3M launches 2018 architectural finishes collection

Taralay vinyl flooring offers specifiers a hardwearing solution for high-traffic environments - in 80 colours and designs

Gerflor lays down hardworking flooring solution for busy spaces

Washroom Washroom’s design team has delivered a fresh contemporary washroom facility at London's Camden Market influenced by vintage design

Washroom Washroom designs retro facilities at Camden Market

Tarkett's new Desso carpet tile collections Street View and Street Tracks are designed for open-plan workspaces and inspired by the drama and texture of urban environments

Flooring specialist Tarkett brings urban chic to offices

The Leveldek System from Junckers offers fully integrated flooring solution with heating from a single point of supply. It's available for a sprung floor too

Junckers launches fully serviceable hardwood floor


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