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The housing and building sectors are under great scrutiny in 2018, but the future appears bright. Considering that the Government Construction Strategy promises to boost productivity in government construction, and the pledge to build one million homes in the UK by 2020

How garden villages will impact industries and societies around the UK

The housing and building sectors are under great scrutiny in 2018, but the future appears bright. Considering that the Government Construction Strategy promises to boost productivity in government construction, and the pledge to build one million homes in the UK by 2020, we should expect any housing issues to ease in the years to come. But what methods and projects are being adopted to achieve these pledges and promises? One project in the pipeline that could help boost building figures…

Winners of A' Design Awards & Competition Announced

Winners of A’ Design Awards & Competition Announced

The A’ Design Awards & Competition, one of the world’s largest international design awards, has announced the winners of the 2017 – 2018 competition. All entries were carefully evaluated by an international panel of experts, including scholars, members of the press and design professionals, and at the end of it over 1,900 winners were announced, coming from 100 countries and 99 different disciplines. The A’ Design Awards & Competition showcases projects, products and services that demonstrate superior design, technology and…

Treat Your Garden with a Fireplace

Treat Your Garden with a Fireplace

Leading chimney manufacturer Schiedel Chimney Systems has launched a new Garden Fireplace for the outdoor living enthusiasts that wish to bring the cosiness of their living rooms to their gardens. "Creating dedicated spaces for cooking, eating and entertaining is a key trend amongst homeowners wishing to reap the health benefits of the great outdoors, while at the same time maximising their usable space," said David Wright, Residential Sales and Marketing Manager at Schiedel Chimney Systems. The Garden Fireplace is versatile…

Purcell Wins Manchester Museum Project

Purcell Wins Manchester Museum Project

Purcell won planning and listed building consent to create an extension to the historic home of the University of Manchester – Manchester Museum. As part of their plan, the design team have imagined a contemporary new entrance and two new galleries, which will double the capacity of the museum. Mandatory for Purcell is to enhance the visibility and accessibility of the attraction, which exhibits the University of Manchester’s collections of natural history, palaeontology and archaeology. To do so, the team…

The AJ Student Prize Open for Applicants

The AJ Student Prize Open for Applicants

The AJ Student Prize, a free-to-enter prize aimed specifically at UK-based architecture schools, is now open for entries to all students on RIBA-accredited architecture courses. School are invited to submit the final-year projects of their two best students, one at undergraduate level and one at postgraduate level. The submitted work must have been completed in the 2017/2018 academic season and two winners, one from each level, will be chosen by the judges. Two entries from each school will be published…

Boutique Hotel at Old Marylebone Road

Boutique Hotel at Old Marylebone Road

Following the success of the design of the Tower Bridge Magistrates Court, which will open soon as The Dixon, Dexter Moren Associates (DMA) has created another successful design for Dominvs Group. It demolished a nondescript 1990s office building and constructed a 29,525 sq ft boutique hotel at 233-237 Old Marylebone Road, London. Located in one of central London’s chicest and most affluent sites, the hotel will offer guests a unique hospitality experience in a building that melds influences from the…

Easter Décor Ideas for Your Home

Easter Décor Ideas for Your Home

The family gathering, joyous spring festivities of Easter are approaching fast and now it is the perfect time to decorate your home with flowers, egg baskets, pastel colours, and Easter bunnies. The central piece of this holiday is definitely the table, so make sure it looks original and as festive as possible. Fresh flowers are the ‘go to’ when it comes to bringing the spring spirit into your home – daffodils, tulips and hyacinths will make your kitchen and dining…

Scottish Architect Designs School in Kenya

Scottish Architect Designs School in Kenya

Jonathan Reeve, an architect from Angus who works with the Voigt Partnership in Arbroath, has designed a school and cultural centre for the Maasai tribe in Kenya. He jetted off to Kenya this week, where he will present his designs for the project at the Maasai Conference in Amboseli. For his design, Reeve has drawn inspiration from Maasai jewellery. The building will be split into three parts: a school, a cultural centre and an office. The centre, which will boast…

Winners of iF Design Awards 2018

Winners of iF Design Awards 2018

The 65th edition of the annual iF Design Awards was attended by 2,000 guests from 36 countries, celebrating together the winners at the If Design Award Night at BMW Welt in Munich on Friday, the 9th of March. A total of 6,402 entries from 54 countries were recorded, ranging from product, communication and packaging design to architecture, interior architecture and professional concepts. A jury of 63 independent experts from 16 countries selected the winners of the 2018 iF Design Awards…

Competition for UCD masterplan

Competition for UCD masterplan

University College Dublin (UCD) has announced a two-stage international competition organised by Malcolm Reading Consultants that aims to find the best project that will create a £42 million Centre for Creative Design and remaster the entrance to the UCD campus. “The essential design challenge embodied in the masterplan vision and the Centre for Creative Design is to give the university greater presence, greater visibility so that it resonates, becomes better integrated and is a distinctive entity within the city of…