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LATEST ARCHITECTS & DESIGN NEWS

Riba

Architects upbeat, despite Brexit uncertainties

28 Apr 17 | By Hamish Champ

Riba said the private housing sector was still expected to be the strongest performer during the next quarter

Westminster

MPs blast ‘increasingly incoherent’ schools capital funding

26 Apr 17 | By Jim Dunton

Public Accounts Committee accuses ministers of spending “well over the odds” on new free schools, but leaving others in poor condition

Farrells' Kennedy Town swimming pool in Hong Kong

Farrells unveils futuristic Hong Kong baths

24 Apr 17 | By Jim Dunton

Kennedy Town Swimming Pool project finishes after half-decade intermission

Norman Foster

Foster & Partners planning job cuts

21 Apr 17 | By Dave Rogers

Firm blames ‘uncertainty in construction market’ for job losses

Canal Reach Kings Cross Bennetts Associates

Bennetts unveils King's Cross HQ building images

21 Apr 17 | By Hamish Champ

Architect releases new visualisations of 55,525 m² office building

BUILDING DOODLE

Cartwright Gardfens sketch by Joseph Little at Maccreanor Lavington Architects

Sketch of the week: Cartwright Gardens

28 Apr 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Joseph Little at Maccreanor Lavington Architects

Frome

Sketch of the week: 40 front doors in Frome

21 Apr 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by architectural designer and illustrator Michael Paul Lewis

Old Woman's Shoe

Sketch of the week: The Old Woman's Shoe

13 Apr 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by James Potter, director at WG+P architects

Sainsburys Centre sketch by Rich Bassett

Sketch of the week: Sainsbury Centre

7 Apr 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by architect Rich Bassett at LSI Architects

Marble Arch future

Sketch of the week: Future of Marble Arch

31 Mar 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle was formed from the ideas of four teams at an event hosted by Houzen and Assael Architecture

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ANALYSIS

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Consultants salary survey 2017: The bold and the bountiful

10 Mar 17 | By David Blackman

Strong hiring intentions and employee caution post the Brexit vote mean those prepared to move jobs could be richly rewarded - as may firms prepared to be aggressive in sourcing new hires

Top 150 consultants

Top 150 consultants 2016

16 Sep 16 | By Joey Gardiner

Consultants grew their UK staff by 5% overall during the past year, but where was the biggest growth and are cuts on their way as the post-Brexit fall-out makes itself felt?

Ben Derbyshire

Ben Derbyshire: ‘Change is necessary’

9 Sep 16 | By Elizabeth Hopkirk

RIBA president-elect Ben Derbyshire is sure of one thing: the 182-year-old institute can’t go on the way it has done. So he’s embarking on a UK tour to try to stir up non-engaged members and convince them that turning the RIBA on its head is the best plan for its survival

G1

How the Great Fire shaped modern London

6 Sep 16 | By Ike Ijeh

On the 350th anniversary of the fire’s close, Ike Ijeh shows how the disaster heralded enormous changes for architecture and urbanism despite the sidelining of Wren’s grand plan

Loughbourgh Science and Enterprise Park

Let's love industrial estates

15 Aug 16 | By Darryl Chen

The changing nature of manufacturing and enterprise means we need to unlock many sites in our cities, integrating industrial estates with surrounding neighbourhoods

COMMUNITY OPINION

Vick Webb

Untapped technology

25 Apr 17 | By Vicki Webb

Brexit and the skills crisis could be what the construction industry needs to make some really innovative break-throughs that will improve efficiency and productivity

Jack Pringle

Brexit: Small world

29 Mar 17 | By Jack Pringle

London - a global city with top-calibre international architectural staff - is about to feel the effect of Article 50 and all that follows. Can the profession maintain standards in a newly constrained landscape?

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Félicie Krikler

How to avoid divisive regeneration schemes

28 Mar 17 | By Félicie Krikler

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

Dominic Thasarathar

Six trends that will define design for contractors

21 Mar 17 | By Dominic Thasarathar

Advances in technology will lift many of the constraints currently faced by contractors and it will pay to keep up to speed with the changes

Philip Watson

How smart buildings will boost our productivity

21 Mar 17 | By Philip Watson

If we give office workers the means to control their environment we will be contributing to a healthier, happier and more productive population

Tal Donahue and Matthew McGuinness

Branding a building

16 Mar 17 | By Tal Donahue, Matthew McGuinness

Developing a brand is becoming ever more important, both for developers and occupiers

Helen Gough

The need for International Women's Day

7 Mar 17 | By Helen Gough

Gender equality in the workplace is not a ‘women’s issue’, the fact that it is still an aspiration has huge economic implications for us all

Richard McCarthy

We need a boring Budget

2 Mar 17 | By Richard McCarthy

Next week the chancellor will unveil his spring Budget, let’s hope he uses it to strengthen existing policies and provide certainty rather than unleash any big surprises

Phil-Bernstein

Big data and virtual reality in architecture

20 Feb 17 | By Phil Bernstein

By combining big data and VR, architects can significantly improve design