The Iceberg, Denmark: Jagged edge

The Iceberg - a residential scheme that owes its dramatic profile to the unceasing Scandinavian quest for light


housing design awards

Housing Design Awards 2013

This year’s Housing Design Awards once again show developers beating off the gloom of the recession and offering high-quality, varied designs for residents to chillax in


Care homes: The new way to get old

According to a Dutch idea, older people need on-site restaurants, bars, village squares and beauty parlours. Is the UK is ready for a revolution in care home design?


Aylesbury Estate: Taking back the streets

How phase 1 of a two decade redevelopment has brought back the traditional grain of the streets to London’s deprived Aylesbury Estate

Floating House

Flood-proof house: Home and dry

Would you build a house on the Norfolk Broads, one of the most flood-prone areas of the UK? LSI Architects did and its sophisticated design meant getting the project through planning was plain sailing.

Bermondsey Square

Operation Hip: Igloo's Bermondsey Square

Bermondsey Square, the centrepiece of a £60m regeneration project in south-east London, is intended to seduce the young and trendy with its take on inner-city living


Steve Douglas

Grenfell review must be considered and fearless

20 Jul 17

Politicians and professionals must be responsible and forensic in seeking the truth


A long, hard look

5 Jul 17

The Grenfell Tower tragedy has put social housing in the spotlight - and while the government certainly has urgent questions to answer, the construction industry should also be looking to its own policies and standards

Earle Arney

London needs a housing reset

4 Jul 17

The private rental sector could help the government tackle the housing crisis in the capital

Chloe McCulloch

Fire tests: Cause for alarm

29 Jun 17

It’s possible that combustible materials used in the cladding for Grenfell Tower and others complied with building regulations, in which case we are looking at a catastrophic failure of the system


Grenfell Tower: A fatal failure

22 Jun 17

The onus is on all of us to ensure a tragedy like the deadly blaze at Grenfell Tower never happens again

Dominick Veasey

More homes: A mountain to climb

21 Jun 17

Market uncertainy caused by the hung parliament could derail government’s plans to tackle the housing crisis

Anthony Thistleton

Modular housing can introduce choice

20 Jun 17

Modular housing doesn’t have to come at the expense of good architecture and could bring choice

Tom Lane background

Grenfell Tower fire: Should this cladding be allowed?

16 Jun 17

The terrible and sudden spread of the fire at the west London tower this week has raised questions about whether ACM cladding should be permitted on high-rise residential towers


Social housing must embrace modular

15 Jun 17

Housing associations can make savings and get more control over supply by adopting modular