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


Grant Lipton

Heritage is absent from the housing white paper

22 May 17

We need to reintroduce the concept of heritage into the discussion around the expanding our villages, towns and cities

Mark Leeson

How to help local authorities build homes

19 May 17

The Conservatives’ pledge to build more council houses is welcome but few people have mentioned the route that built hundreds of thousands of homes each year in the post-war period

Steve Douglas

Social housing is back as a cross-party priority

17 May 17

Recent policy and manifesto announcements reveal ambitious social housing targets but delivery will rely on joint ventures with the private sector

Sarah Richardson

Fitzgerald: Cometh the hour …

13 Apr 17

Turning Bovis’ fortunes around will be no small task for Greg Fitzgerald but you wouldn’t bet against him

Kevin Cammack

Greg Fitzgerald as Bovis CEO is a masterstroke

6 Apr 17

Attracting Greg Fitzgerald out of retirement could be just what the struggling housebuilder needed to do to turn its fortunes around

Karen Jones

It's up to employers to make apprenticeships work

6 Apr 17

The apprenticeship levy is a great start but now the industry needs to do its bit to ensure the quality of the tuition meets its needs

Mark Leeson

Office-to-resi planning rules need a rethink

3 Apr 17

Outrage over tiny studio flats in London being 40% smaller than a Travelodge room means government now needs to set some controls

Félicie Krikler

How to avoid divisive regeneration schemes

28 Mar 17

Too often developers and architects are accused of alienating people by imposing insensitive designs on their communities

Al Watson

Housing white paper: Beware unknown unknowns

27 Mar 17

While the government is preoccupied with Brexit, the housing crisis has been laid at the door of local authorities and developers