Retrofit Expo recognises updated buildings in the UK

Some of Britain’s best examples of revamped buildings were recently honoured at the Retro Expo Awards 2013.

Retrofitting involves the incorporation of new technology into old buildings in order to improve their levels of energy efficiency. This (more…)

Work could soon begin on innovative floating city

According to its creators, a new floating city that will measure one mile in length is nearing its construction phase.

The Freedom Ship, a Florida-based project, will have 25 floors containing homes, shops, schools, a library and a hospital. Banks, businesses, restaurants (more…)

The Wirral: an architectural hotspot

While much is made of Merseyside’s architectural offerings, conversations tend to focus on the examples found east of the River. Liverpool is one of the UK’s most important cities in terms of culture and, in turn, tourism, but there’s a lot to (more…)

Niall McLaughlin Architects’ graceful chapel wins 2013 Wood Award

Although its beautiful design for the Bishop Edward King Chapel failed to win the 2013 Stirling Prize, Niall McLaughlin Architects has taken the Gold Award (more…)

Tradition and technology combine in United Arab Emirates

Work has finally been completed on the groundbreaking Al Bahar double tower development in Abu Dhabi.

The most innovative features of these striking buildings are the responsive façades, which are not only beautiful and traditional in (more…)

Castles: the architectural gems of North Wales

It’s safe to say North Wales is one of the UK’s tourism hotspots. From the charming villages of Llangollen and Ruthin to beautiful coastal hideaways like Portmeirion and Llandudno, the region has plenty to offer intrigued visitors from (more…)