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  1. Innovative aluminium: new forms for 21st century design
  2. Upcycling on a grand scale
  3. Canada: taking timber to new heights
  4. A roadside reinvention: Inside Mollie’s Motel and Diner
  5. Overhauling the rulebook: RIBA’s new fire safety guidance

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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.

Toyota Woven City

Toyota Woven City

Toyota Woven City is a prototype city of the future to be developed at the base of Mount Fuji in the Japanese prefecture of Shizuoka.

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.

Upcycling on a grand scale

Can buildings be both carbon and cost-neutral? Lendanger Group founder and CEO Anders Lendager is determined to prove that carbon and cost-neutral buildings can and should exist, as Frances Marcellin found out.

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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