As the world’s climate changes, increasingly volatile weather events are presenting new challenges...
The coming storm: designing climate-resilient buildings
As the world’s climate changes, increasingly volatile weather events are presenting new challenges to architects. How is climate resilience being incorporated into building design, and what’s still needed to close the gap on climate adaptation?
India’s BEE selects EDS for zero-energy buildings programme
The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in India has selected Environmental Design Solutions (EDS) to conduct feasibility tests on 100 existing buildings.
November’s top news stories
Sweden-based Skanska has been awarded an Skr1.2bn ($125.32m) contract to construct a new building for the University of Gothenburg’s science faculty department; and The Manchester Metropolitan University has announced the start of construction on its School of Digital Arts (SODA) building in the UK. Designbuild-network.com wraps up key news stories of November 2019.
Ecopolis now: designing Kazan’s new green district
London-based practice JTP Architects recently led an international consortium to victory in a competition to design a new eco district in Kazan, Russia. Using existing forestland, the project is guided by “ecopolis” – a concept that marries sustainability and urban wellbeing. Ross Davies speaks to associate and senior architect Ivana Stanisic to find out more.
Canada: taking timber to new heights
A growing number of projects in Canada are using mass-timber construction to create functional but sustainable structures. Patrick Kingsland speaks to architects involved in the trend to find out how the material is shaping architectural development in the country
Overhauling the rulebook: RIBA’s new fire safety guidance
At the end of last year, the RIBA unveiled a draft of its Plan of Work for Fire Safety, in direct response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy and subsequent Hackitt Review. Proposing the streamlining of fire safety practices earlier on in the design process, could it give the industry some much-needed clarity over its obligations? Ross Davies reports.
NSW school wins contest to design Western Sydney International Airport
Students from McCallums Hill Public School in Roselands, New South Wales (NSW), Australia, have won the competition to design the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.
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