Libeskind to design physics building for Durham

The Ogden Centre, Durham University’s centre for fundamental physics, has chosen the renowned architect Daniel Libeskind to design a new building that will house two of its institutes – one of which is concerned with particle physics, while the (more…)

Ancient solution found for modern India’s water needs

In Mehsana, India, a stepwell constructed two centuries ago is to be cleaned and revived by volunteers from the local community.

Stepwells are huge structures that descend deep into the (more…)

Councils introduce pre-application charges

As of May 7, 2013, Cheshire West and Chester (CWaC) Council has introduced a range of fees to be levied for submitting a pre-application of a planning development – a service that was previously (more…)

Eco-districts could transform San Francisco

San Francisco is set to follow in the footsteps of cities such as Portland and Seattle, by creating what are known as eco-districts to produce a more sustainable city.

Eco-districts are initiatives that (more…)

Young Architects Programme won by ‘bam!’

In Rome, the MAAXI art museum holds a competition, now in its third year, for young architects to design a temporary structure that will occupy the museum’s entrance plaza. This year, a firm of architects from Turin, known as bam! Studio, recently won the (more…)

RIBA considers awards for lasting designs

Recent reports suggest that the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is considering a new “test of time” category as part of their RIBA awards scheme.

At the moment, sustainability awards for (more…)