img(height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=2939831959404383&ev=PageView&noscript=1")

Architects hang your heads in shame! It turns out most of the really good projects in 2014’s Galvanisers Awards (for which the prize is a very handsome watering can!) were in the engineering category. Artist Rob Mulholland’s 6m high sculpture ‘Skytower’, for a remote park in Scotland, a galvanised structure of steel twigs frozen in the process of being blown away, so resonated with architectonic poetry that the judges blew it into the architecture category to win. This left the engineering field free for a biomass storage facility designed by contractor Total Steelwork that was not only highly delicate, but designed to follow the angle of repose of the sawdust (right). And all covered in a lightweight fabric, like taut skin over bare bones. Bravo! 

Latest

David Holmes, associate at AECOM, provides supply and fix costs for a range of commercial and industrial doors and windows

AECOM’s David Holmes gives an overview of current costs

Leeds is set for its first £1m penthouse flats in a development that has irked conservation organisations, Manchester is to become surf central, a new Derby performance space is set to replace what will be lost with the Assembly Rooms, and a specialist hospital is to be built in York where once Terry’s made chocolate.

Healthcare, housing and leisure schemes get the green light

Grenfell: Value Engineering - Scenes from the Inquiry leaves audiences shocked and angry at incompetence and indifference that led to 72 deaths

Account of incompetence and indifference leaves feelings of shock and anger

While there’s no doubt the housing market is undergoing huge changes, it’s not all simply due to Covid-19. Brian Green assesses the factors and future outlook

There’s more than the pandemic behind a changing sector

Nancy Sheung’s photographs reveal her hands-on construction experience, indomitable character and promotion of women in unlikely settings

Photographs reveal an unfazed woman in a man’s world