Aluminium, made accessible for mass use as a building material in the 20th...
Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation, New York
The Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation is being developed within the American Museum of Natural History in New York, US.
Hot in the city: Combatting the urban heat island effect
As the climate crisis becomes an increasing concern, architects are starting to incorporate design details into projects aimed at mitigating the urban heat island effect. From white coatings to cycle parks and vegetation, Ross Davies looks at some of the most popular strategies.
The Media-TIC Building Designed by Enric Ruiz Geli, Cloud 9, Barcelona
The Media-TIC building in Barcelona is an information and communication technology hub designed to incubate, generate, exhibit and invite new ideas and developments in ICT.
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.
Innovative aluminium: new forms for 21st century design
Aluminium, made accessible for mass use as a building material in the 20th century, has an enduring appeal in the 21st for its light weight, eco-credentials and flexible qualities. Architects are creating all-new innovations in form, sustainability and modular practicality with aluminium, as these projects demonstrate.
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
A roadside reinvention: Inside Mollie’s Motel and Diner
Luxury and the roadside hotel might not appear to be obvious bedfellows, but a new motel, situated off a major UK road, is promising to reinvent a tired concept. Going by the name of Mollie's Motel and Diner – with a tip of the hat to 1950s America – Ross Davies meets its creator Nick Jones.
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.
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