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


Andrew Jones

Local authorities now have a central role in housing delivery

20 Feb 17

Giving councils more CPO powers will help, but the housing white paper did not outline the resources they will need to deliver more homes

Chloe McCulloch

The results are in

10 Feb 17

Our exclusive survey shows the industry would prefer a ‘soft Brexit’ with as little disruption to the status quo as possible

Al Watson

Marks out of 10 for the housing white paper

9 Feb 17

A quick scorecard of the best and worst bits of the government’s much awaited housing policy

Steve Douglas

Housing white paper: Strategy needs delivery

7 Feb 17

The housing white paper represents a big policy shift and contains some bold ideas, but it is just a set of principles until it is delivered

Simon Saint

Housing white paper: Rental failure

7 Feb 17

The housing white paper gave a boost to build to rent but the government could have gone further

Tom Dickson

Collaboration is key to Starter Homes

24 Jan 17

Local authority partnerships now have ambitious targets for delivering homes for first time buyers, and much depends on knowledge sharing with stakeholders

Alan Shingler

Prefabrication can have a positive impact on architecture

3 Jan 17

Let’s remain open-minded about the architectural quality modular construction can deliver

Philip Bevan

Modular homes can have design integrity

19 Dec 16

In the rush to build more homes we must ensure that offsite construction still allows for good design

Jules Bickers

The next step for regeneration

13 Dec 16

The government’s new strategy for regeneration released last week offers a useful insight for local authorities