architecture

Jean Nouvel takes Pritzker Prize

French architect Jean Nouvel has been chosen as the 2008 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

Prince Charles attacks London buildings

The Prince of Wales has criticised the proliferation of tall buildings across London which he said threatened to leave the capital with a "pockmarked skyline".

Second RIBA Foster scholarship

Following the success of the inaugural travelling scholarship, which funded Ben Masterton-Smith's research topic - the Emerging East: Exploring and Experiencing the Asian Communist City – the RIBA and Norman Foster announce that a second travel grant of £6,000 will be awarded to one student this year, selected from over 100 architecture schools with RIBA validation in the UK and abroad.

CABE gives £1.8m to inspire local architecture

Twenty-one architecture and built environment centres from around the country will receive £1.8m funding from CABE over the next two years.

Dundee architecture awards

The Dundee Institute of Architects unveiled the results of the DIA Awards at its annual awards dinner at Dundee’s Invercarse Hotel.

Green buildings save energy

Growing plants on buildings can reduce the temperature of cities, a new study has found.

Scottish architects to design Marischal College

A leading Scottish architectural practice has been appointed for the £80.4m scheme to convert Marischal College into Aberdeen City Council's new corporate head quarters.

University of Manchester design study

An investigation into how the design of buildings and neighbourhoods can steer cities away from violent division is announced today.

English Heritage applauds Sir Nikolaus Pevsner

The architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner will be commemorated today with an English Heritage Blue Plaque at 2 Wildwood Terrace, Hampstead, NW3, where he lived from 1936 until his death in 1983.

Design contest for Waterloo City Square

Following the publication of the London Mayor’s Waterloo Opportunity Area Planning Framework, South Bank Employers’ Group has issued an OJEU Design Contest Notice on behalf of the Waterloo City Square Implementation Group, in connection with a two-stage Open Project Competition to find a design team to create a new vision for Waterloo in London, with the creation of the Waterloo City Square.

Design competition? Much too costly

The much-vaunted international design competition to design a new city centre library for Birmingham will not happen after all.

Sheffield's rubbish design

Architecture students at the University of Sheffield have helped design a creative new building for Sheffield, using nothing but other people´s rubbish.

B of the Bang sued

Manchester City Council (MCC) is suing Thomas Heatherwick, Packman Lucas, Flint and Neill Partnership and Westbury Structures, for £2 million over continuing problems concerning the safety of the magnificent B of the Bang sculpture which stands outside the former Commonwealth Games Stadium in East Manchester.

RIAS Launch Saltcoats architectural competition

RIAS, the architects' body for Scotland, has arranged a competition on behalf of McLaughlin Construction, the site owner, and Irvine Bay Urban Regeneration Company for a prominent waterside site.

Architects shortlisted for Brockholes visitor centre

Lancashire Wildlife Trust has announced the five architects that have made the shortlist in its competition to design the new multi-million pound visitor centre for the Brockholes Wetland and Woodland Nature Reserve.

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Features

2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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