Two Wirral Waters projects given go-ahead

Wirral council has granted planning permission for the first two new-build Wirral Waters developments.

The Peel Group has been granted approval to (more…)

Floating snowflake hotel will provide Northern Light views

A Dutch firm of architects recently revealed its plans for an unusual floating hotel, which will be located off Norway’s coast.

The hotel, which will only be accessible by boat, will (more…)

Whimsical Essex ‘folly’ nears completion

An ornate and unusual holiday home has recently been constructed beside the Stour Estuary in Essex.

The decorative building was designed by the artist (more…)

What is a portico and where might you find one?

The word portico comes from the Greek word “pronaos” meaning “placed before”. It is used in architecture to describe a porch or walkway with columns holding up its roof, positioned on the front of a building.

A portico is usually open on (more…)

Californian students create tiles that can reduce smog

Engineering students in California have invented a coating for roof tiles that can eliminate nitrogen oxides associated with the formation of smog.

The students estimate that, when used to tile the roof of (more…)

What jobs can I get with a degree in architecture?

Most people who graduate with an architecture degree will go on to take the rest of the qualifications and work experience required by RIBA in order to become a professional architect.

The whole process normally takes around (more…)

Five great university courses for budding architects

If you want to be an architect, then you may already have done some research and realised that the crucial first step in your training will involve taking an architecture degree course at undergraduate level.

Your degree could be either (more…)