Innovative Passivhaus techniques help to cut fuel bills

Brian Carroll, who heads the Hastoe Housing Association, has recently stated that his team aims to cut fuel poverty through the use of Passivhaus schemes.

The group builds around 200 houses in the UK every year, of which about 40 are (more…)

Google continues the search for its ideal HQ design

The firm which has been working on the plans for Google’s new headquarters in Kings Cross, London, has been told it must rethink its design – signalling (more…)

Battersea plans give more power to the public

The latest plans for the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station have been unveiled by the architecture firm responsible for the (more…)

Could Chester be a future UK City of Culture?

Chester, situated in North West England, is one of the most attractive and historically versatile cities in the UK – it has become a thriving tourist destination, for this very (more…)

Chicago architects’ adaptable design wins World Expo competition

The contest to win the design commission for the 2017 World Expo exhibition in Kazakhstan has been won by an architecture firm from Chicago.

The winning entry from Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill, who are sometimes referred to as AS+GG, saw the pair defeat a number of top architects, (more…)

Chester’s architecture: the top five things to see

The cathedral city of Chester, situated in the heart of the North West, has a rich heritage harking back to the Roman era. The city was founded around 79 AD, and the (more…)