British architects ‘confident’ about next few months

Across the UK architecture sector, staffing levels are up and practices are confident about the future of the industry, according to a report.

Each quarter, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) surveys (more…)

How design can lead to more innovative housing developments

There are many new housing estates being built across Britain, but many of them are not being considered great examples of architectural design.

For economic reasons, builders want to pack as many houses onto a (more…)

How architects help after natural disasters

Natural disasters such as the recent earthquake in Nepal normally go through three distinct phases, emergency, relief and recovery, with architectural firms usually contributing in all three.

The emergency stage starts immediately after the disaster and usually lasts for (more…)

RIBA welcomes Government’s commitment to homes

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has reacted positively to the proposals related to housing in the Queen’s Speech.

One was that the Housing Bill will extend the right-to-buy-scheme. This change will (more…)

Architecture: a chance to have your say

While often a very collaborative process, many people can feel disconnected from the process of architecture.

Most large cities in the developed world are undergoing rapid expansion, yet residents often (more…)

The price of sunlight

In large, overcrowded cities, the way to expand is upwards, which means constructing tall buildings.

However, skyscrapers affect the environment, with views blocked, traffic increasing, and (more…)

RIBA welcomes the government’s commitment to house building

The Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) has reacted positively to the proposals related to housing in the Queen’s Speech.

On the May 28, Stephen Hodder, the President of RIBA, said in a (more…)

Call company to open ‘best’ Welsh office

Moneypenny has shared its plans to build an innovative new headquarters in Wrexham, North Wales.

The telephone answering firm is planning to spend £15m on a new home for up to (more…)