North West buildings win RIBA awards

Some important buildings, old and new, in the North West of England, have won regional awards in the 2013 RIBA awards.

RIBA, or the Royal Institute of British Architects, holds its (more…)

Sou Fujimoto’s climbable cloud makes a magical pavilion

For this year’s attraction to London’s Hyde Park, Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has produced an extremely unusual building constructed from slender steel bars and glass. The pavilion is a beautiful, ghostly cross between a cloud and a climbing frame, and (more…)

Possible most sustainable building in the country given green light

In Norwich, the University of East Anglia has recently received approval for its £8m Enterprise Centre, which looks likely to become the greenest commercial building in Britain.

Created by the Architype firm, the centre will be (more…)

Smart building to fight pollution

A hospital in Mexico City recently had a new surgical wing added, with an unusual and decorative vertical screen positioned along the length of its exterior wall.

The screen of the Manuel Gea Gonzales Hospital is structured like an (more…)