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Conference - Building safety regime starts to settle in

Teamwork, expertise, reliable information and a holistic approach to projects form part of the new building safety regulations’ balancing act. Our seminar found benefits, challenges and a positive prognosis

20 May 2024

Sustainable architecture

Our annual, free celebration of buildings that work for the common good is welcoming submissions. Send us projects you know of that bring real social benefit to boost recognition and encourage such work

Send in projects that work for the common good for free entry to the competition

From trees grafted to grow as furniture, to the natural form of Heatherwick Studio’s Maggie’s Yorkshire, the many forms of nature-based design are championed in the Bio-Spaces exhibition at Roca London Gallery

The many forms of nature-based design are championed in an exhibition at Roca London Gallery

As architects refine designs for sustainability and low carbon, we must be sure these and creativity are our legacy, says Eleanor Young

Eleanor Young sounds a note of caution for the profession

All-electric process uses steelmakers’ arc furnaces to reactivate cement recovered from demolition, and could deliver ‘a third of all UK cement within a decade’

Demolition cement can be reactivated during steel recycling process

Sheppard Robson employed modern methods of construction to realise 1480 new student residences for its new Heslington East Campus, resulting in high-performing buildings, some of which completed early

Sheppard Robson explains its thinking and procurement at University of York

Health, safety & wellbeing

Karey Wardhaugh of AEW explains how the firm works to nurture and develop its staff, a strategy that has won it Investors in People gold accreditation and a place on the Sunday Times Best Places to Work list

How AEW won a place on the Sunday Times Best Places to Work list

Ellie Olszewski-Smith, a Part 1 student, argues that by prioritising accessibility from the outset, station design can empower individuals of all abilities to navigate with confidence

Greatly improved accessibility should be a key architectural function of train stations

Design studio Haque Tan worked with children from the hospital’s school to co-create colourful AI organisms that ‘burst out’ of the hospital’s new entrance

Haque Tan worked with children from the hospital’s school to co-create colourful AI organisms

In the safety-conscious world of post-Grenfell regulation, taking responsibility will strengthen the profession. Jack Pringle assesses the significance of the principal designer

Jack Pringle: Taking this responsibility will strengthen the profession

While there is now a BSI standard relating to neurodiversity in the built environment, it remains largely overlooked by the profession. Three experts with lived and design experience look at how architects can better respond to the issue

While there is now a BSI standard relating to neurodiversity in the built environment, it remains largely overlooked by architects

Building conservation and heritage

Architect ODOS creates a cocktail of respect for existing heritage and contemporary influences at its restored distillery in Co. Kildare, Ireland

Contemporary influences sit comfortably with heritage buildings

Now all this year's RIBA Regional Awards have been published, how do the figures compare? Isabelle Priest assesses the largest and smallest, highest and lowest, most and least densely distributed accolades

With 111 accolades distributed, how do the figures compare?

Moxon Architects retells the art and craft of an old highland farmhouse as a contemporary family home in a decade-long reconstruction culminating in a 2024 RIAS Award

Moxon Architects retells traditional arts and crafts farmhouse as modern home

The 1957 modernist Dover Stage Hotel was designed by Hungarian-born Louis Erdi, one of the many refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe being celebrated at an RIBA conference

Dover Stage Hotel, 1957, Louis Erdi

Hugh Broughton Architects’ restoration conserves an ancient but declining structure and has won it 2024 RIBA Yorkshire Conservation Award and Client of the Year for English Heritage

Hugh Broughton transforms ancient relic with modern intervention

Architecture for social purpose

Housing need and public amenities drove AHMM’s design of Magna Square in Egham, a high-density but contextual development in a conservation zone

AHMM’s Magna Square boosts housing and public amenities

Storyteller negotiates domestic and commercial architectures to help open a new chapter for a suburban high street in south-east London

DRDH opens a new chapter for Sidcup’s suburban high street

‘We’ve always sought other voices to inform our work, and these long-term collaborative relationships have been at the root of our practice’ – Witherford Watson Mann’s Stephen Witherford explains

Witherford Watson Mann’s influences for socially powerful design

Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine make films about architecture – not fawning promotion but warm, frank investigations of the human experience

Warm, frank investigations of the human experience

Two practices explain how they think about, and create, a positive impact for their clients and communities, and how to make it viable

How to create a positive impact for your clients and communities

Business, clients and services

How is China’s economic slowdown affecting architecture in Hong Kong? Architects from three practices, specialising in different sectors, describe how they are seeking new opportunities while grappling with business challenges

How is China’s economic slowdown affecting architecture in Hong Kong? We speak to three practices

From supercharging ideas to cutting the cost of visualisations and de-stressing admin tasks, generative AI tools are reshaping architectural practice with long term implications for the profession

‘We’re in a weird Wild West with AI’: implications of Gen AI on the profession

Architecture is filled with many different opportunities. Why limit ourselves to just one aspect, asks Muyiwa Oki?

Opportunity comes in many guises – embrace them says Oki

Learn more about the difference between statutory and contractual rights, and one easy fix to help keep disputes out of the courts

Learn more about the difference between statutory and contractual rights, and one easy fix to help keep disputes out of the courts

Why is the RIBA putting £58 million into technology and a HQ retrofit? Building maintenance and an ambitious mission to extend its reach are just part of the story, reports Eleanor Young

Why is the RIBA putting £58 million into technology and a headquarters refit?

Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance

Scotland’s New Build Heat Standard sets the pace for zero carbon heating adoption in the UK, but what does it mean for designers and will plans for dedicated Passivhaus legislation leave the rest of us playing catch up? Stephen Cousins reports

What does Scotland’s New Build Heat Standard mean for designers and the rest of the UK?

In the second in his series, Simon Sturgis asks why we, as architects, should carry out whole-life carbons assessments, where we should start, and what we should consider through the RIBA Stages

Why should we carry out whole-life carbon assessments and where do we start?

Coherent and realistic regulation for sustainable building as part of a climate positive political environment is needed urgently, writes Eleanor Young

A climate-positive political environment needs coherent regulation

Whole life carbon assessment is a key tool in the drive towards net zero. Simon Sturgis explains its principal themes: what it does, how it works and the best way to use it

Understanding whole life carbon assessment

The building regulations amendments demand honest, confident discussion with clients on fees and resources. Here one practice explains how and why it is revising its fees

Honest discussion with clients is key to the new regime

Procurement and contracts

Associate Rob Leechmere on insulating a Cornish cottage without compromising its character, curtains’ ‘intimate embrace’ as partitions, and the gravitas of stone

Associate Rob Leechmere reveals three of the firm’s favourite products

Fifth edition of The William Sutton Prize invites 'disruptors and innovators' from architecture and beyond to submit breakthrough ideas that accelerate the social housing sector’s transition to net zero

Prize invites 'disruptors and innovators' to submit radical and sustainable social housing ideas

Contract administrators could be putting their clients and themselves at risk if interim certificates are not issued, says RIBA Specialist Practice Adviser Robert Stevenson

Contract administrators could be putting their clients and themselves at risk if interim certificates are not issued

The latest digital tool is more than a pretty add-on for impressing clients. Its efficiencies mean streamlined bid pricing, better control of staffing costs and a proposal that’s clearer all round, reducing later confusion and repeat iterations

The latest digital tool is giving architects a competitive edge

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

Inclusive environments

Population change is one of four key themes identified by RIBA Horizons as shaping the global future. Pollard Thomas Edwards’ lead for later living and co-design projects, Patrick Devlin, discusses its implications on architecture

Population change is one of four key themes identified by RIBA Horizons as shaping the global future

From Baby Boomers to Generation Z, the age gap can be bridged says one leadership coach

From Baby Boomers to Generation Z, the age gap can be bridged says one leadership coach

Witherford Watson Mann stitches in a narrow, triple-height extension at Clare College, Cambridge, to create coherent circulation and better accessibility with natural, finely crafted materials

Witherford Watson Mann stitches in a narrow, triple-height extension

Curl la Tourelle Head’s Alfreton Park School takes advantage of its semi-rural location with flexible learning spaces, room to expand, and the client’s progressive approach to pupils’ special needs

Curl la Tourelle Head makes a social, happy hilltop

An inspiring 13-strong collection of success stories built on community engagement, sustainable builds and an ability to make the most of limited budgets make up this year’s MacEwen Award shortlist

Thirteen impressive and varied schemes make up the contenders for the top award

Places planning & community

NLA's annual report on the capital's towers reveals the truth of new housing provision and changing attitudes to the typology

NLA reveals a changing skyline and local priorities over 10 years

Emilia Chegini, a Part 2 student at the University of Dundee, makes a heartfelt and engaging case for preserving small-scale retail outlets that can be key to communities

Kiosks are more than retail outlets, they can be the cornerstones of communities

After years of frustrated efforts, LDA has transformed access and the experience of the green leisure space, while three new Stallan Brand-designed pavilions recall the historic trams

Union Terrace Gardens unites historic character and modern accessibility

Keeping the ever-changing, cash strapped education and healthcare estates going is a Herculean task. Thank goodness for the creativity of architects, says Eleanor Young

Thank goodness for the creativity of architects with public sector buildings

A love of libraries and a mission for mass timber helped Madrid’s SUMA win the EUmies Award for Emerging Architecture for its Gabriel García Márquez Library in Barcelona

Interview with the Spanish architect of Gabriel García Márquez Library

Design, construction and technology

The journey to Locomotion’s expansion has been complex, but dedication and AOC have delivered the goods for the National Railway Museum’s outpost at Shildon

Parapets above entrances at either end give Shildon’s new building presence

Circular design and systems are key to Morris+Company’s ethos, enabling it to work sustainably with steel and concrete as well as structural timber

Circular design and systems are key to Morris+Company’s ethos

Architect and professor responsible for launching the RCA RIBA Part I course, partner with both Alan Colquhoun and Su Rogers, and a sensitive designer

Kenneth Frampton remembers John Miller

Artificial intelligence and other digital tech might be adding to the architect’s toolkit, but one practice argues that the hands-on approach still has a place.

Artificial intelligence and other digital tech might be adding to the architect’s toolkit, but one practice argues that the hands-on approach still has a place.

From trees grafted to grow as furniture, to the natural form of Heatherwick Studio’s Maggie’s Yorkshire, the many forms of nature-based design are championed in the Bio-Spaces exhibition at Roca London Gallery

The many forms of nature-based design are championed in an exhibition at Roca London Gallery

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