Archinect - News 2014-09-20T10:06:18-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/106941067/self-driving-trucks-may-hit-uk-roads-next-year-truckers-included Self-driving trucks may hit UK roads next year (truckers included) Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-19T13:33:00-04:00 >2014-08-19T13:35:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b9/b9fdb5c03ccbafe3eb6d58a843f8439e.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Fleets of self-driving lorries could be tested on UK roads as soon as next year, according to reports. [...] The initiative would cut fuel consumption, backers said. However, the plan has been criticised by motoring groups which said such a fleet would be "intimidating" to other road users.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/97184424/university-of-kansas-architecture-dean-john-gaunt-stepping-down-after-20-years University of Kansas architecture dean John Gaunt stepping down after 20 years Alexander Walter 2014-04-03T14:59:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T16:01:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/de/de5d94ff8183e2a242440de6c85f65c5.jpg" width="514" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After 20 years as the dean of the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, John Gaunt will miss the &ldquo;intensity of the wider university community involvement,&rdquo; but looks forward to being more engaged with his students. [...] &ldquo;No regrets for those 20 years,&rdquo; Gaunt said. &ldquo;I have a sense of accomplishment and involvement and value, and the teaching part of it has been an enrichment, which from here on I&rsquo;ll have a more direct and defined involvement in, but really a different kind of challenge.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/82617423/doll-houses-designed-by-20-big-name-architects-such-as-adjaye-zaha-drmm-fat-make-to-be-auctioned-for-kids-charity-in-november Doll houses designed by 20 big-name architects such as Adjaye, Zaha, DRMM, FAT, Make to be auctioned for KIDS charity in November Justine Testado 2013-10-09T17:52:00-04:00 >2013-10-11T08:45:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5t/5tfyy7ujq4bosg88.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> A Dolls' House, a project by <a href="http://www.cathedralgroup.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cathedral Group</a>, adds a contemporary twist to a childhood pastime. The UK developer rounded up 20 big-name UK architecture firms -- like <a href="http://www.adjaye.com/%E2%80%8E" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adjaye Associates</a>, <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com/%E2%80%8E" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects</a>, <a href="http://coffeyarchitects.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coffey Architects</a>, <a href="http://drmm.co.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dRMM</a>, <a href="http://dugganmorrisarchitects.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Duggan Morris</a>, <a href="http://fashionarchitecturetaste.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FAT</a>, <a href="http://www.makearchitects.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAKE</a>, and <a href="http://egretwest.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Egret West</a> -- in collaboration with designers and artists to have each of them create their own modern version of a doll house that will be auctioned in November to raise &pound;100,000 for <a href="http://www.kids.org.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KIDS</a>, a charity that supports disabled children, young people, and their families throughout England. The doll houses will also be presented and exhibited at <a href="http://www.bonhams.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bonhams</a> before they are auctioned at an evening event on November 11.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o2/o2wo4gmn4hzrxqjt.jpg" title=""><br><br> Aside from showing off the personal visions of each design team, these one-of-a-kind doll houses include at least one element designed specifically as a learning aid for children with a disability.</p> <p> Among the list of well-established names and their reinvented doll houses include <a href="http://www.makearchitects.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAKE Architects</a> whose "Jigsaw ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83146224/the-life-aquatech-by-thinktank-fuses-aesthetics-and-performance-with-hydronics "The Life Aquatech" by thinkTANK fuses aesthetics and performance with hydronics Justine Testado 2013-10-01T17:37:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T21:55:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/36/36l05dkuxt1rjtu3.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> After 16 months of computational and fabrication research into building system technology, a team of students known as thinkTANK created "The Life Aquatech" for their thesis project at the AA Design Research Laboratory (AADRL). Prioritizing human comfort in terms of temperature, the structure has a self-regulating hydronic system that behaves more like a biological mechanism instead of the standard HVAC system. Additionally, the water-based system easily fuses with the building's contoured aesthetics and doesn't compromise performance.<br><br> Here's the project description and images that thinkTANK sent to us:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7u/7uwkzp7ndw4nhuer.jpg" title=""><br><br> "The Life Aquatech investigates the relationship between the building systems that mediate between interior and exterior and architectural design by shifting from air-based systems to a water-based system.<br><br> Human comfort is one of the main drivers of the investigation, seeking an ideal relationship between the user&rsquo;s comfort in relation to temperature and how the building can sel...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83073926/winners-of-2013-riba-manser-medal-and-stephen-lawrence-prize Winners of 2013 RIBA Manser Medal and Stephen Lawrence Prize Alexander Walter 2013-09-30T17:16:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T17:25:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sg/sgzxoan1b7ou9hhz.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Also presented with institute honors that night were two projects which represent the UK's most excellent small projects: the 2013 Manser Medal for the best new home went to Slip House by Carl Turner Architects, and the 2013 Stephen Lawrence Prize in recognition of fresh talent and smaller construction budgets went to Montpelier Community Nursery by AY Architects.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously:</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81468029/shortlist-for-the-2013-riba-manser-medal-highlights-the-uk-s-best-new-homes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist for the 2013 RIBA Manser Medal highlights the UK&rsquo;s best new homes</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81986026/six-houses-shortlisted-for-riba-stephen-lawrence-prize-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Six houses shortlisted for RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize 2013</a></li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/82770268/riba-stirling-prize-2013-goes-to-astley-castle-by-witherford-watson-mann-architects RIBA Stirling Prize 2013 goes to Astley Castle by Witherford Watson Mann Architects Alexander Walter 2013-09-26T18:48:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T17:27:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yz/yzunoheljbea4mj9.jpg" width="514" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winner of the 2013 Stirling Prize was announced at a special ceremony in London tonight: Astley Castle, a groundbreaking modern holiday home inserted into the crumbling walls of an ancient moated castle, in Warwickshire, England by London-based Witherford Watson Mann Architects has won the coveted trophy for the best building of the year.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77385157/2013-riba-stirling-prize-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2013 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s3/s3pncula9047319y.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dm/dm9lb2b1l0jqs4m0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gn/gnxvddrgmalenm9o.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d2/d24othq2zeg5ure7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eq/eqh4bjjzfc6xogyx.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gh/ghtygfdqnod9df12.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/js/jsnylna1wehourtq.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/64jcpjj2w1v500ib.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81468029/shortlist-for-the-2013-riba-manser-medal-highlights-the-uk-s-best-new-homes Shortlist for the 2013 RIBA Manser Medal highlights the UK’s best new homes Justine Testado 2013-09-09T21:44:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T17:26:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fm/fmcn9pj2a2bgqkl5.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects has revealed its shortlist for the 2013 RIBA Manser Medal - Best New Home -- the UK's most distinguished private home design award. [...] Locally presented and judged, the RIBA Awards are specifically for structures in the UK by RIBA Chartered Architects and RIBA International Fellows. Winners are also considered for the RIBA Stirling Prize.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83073926/winners-of-2013-riba-manser-medal-and-stephen-lawrence-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of 2013 RIBA Manser Medal and Stephen Lawrence Prize</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80670357/prison-like-student-housing-wins-carbuncle-cup-for-britain-s-worst-building-of-the-year 'Prison-like' student housing wins Carbuncle Cup for Britain's worst building of the year Archinect 2013-08-30T13:20:00-04:00 >2013-09-03T08:21:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pt/ptmciurfgyvgz5ya.jpg" width="514" height="426" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cramped rooms with low ceilings and one small window facing directly on to a brick wall. If you crane your neck, you can just about see the outside world. It could be a description of the cells in Pentonville Prison, but these are the conditions enjoyed just down the road from the Victorian jail in a new student accommodation block for University College London &ndash; today announced as winner of the Carbuncle Cup by Building Design magazine, for the worst building of the year.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79929062/britain-s-worst-buildings-of-the-year-vote-now-for-your-least-favorite" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Britain's worst buildings of the year - vote now for your (least) favorite!</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79929062/britain-s-worst-buildings-of-the-year-vote-now-for-your-least-favorite Britain's worst buildings of the year - vote now for your (least) favorite! Alexander Walter 2013-08-20T18:54:00-04:00 >2013-08-30T13:24:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sv/svndmu0dcxkh0ozw.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Votes have been open for the Carbuncle Cup's annual naming and shaming since May. And now, here's the shortlist for the ugliest building of the year &ndash; from a swirly vertical pier to faux-fronted student flats.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Click <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/poll/2013/aug/20/carbuncle-cup-2013-poll-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to cast your vote in the poll for the UK's ugliest building of the year, hosted by The Guardian.</p> <p> In the running for this year's award are:</p> <ul><li> Avant Garde tower, Bethnal Green, London</li> <li> UCL student housing, 465 Caledonian Road, Islington, London</li> <li> Porth Eirias Watersports Centre, Colwyn Bay, Wales</li> <li> Redcar Beacon aka the Vertical Pier, Redcar, Cleveland</li> <li> Premier Inn, Waterloo, London</li> <li> Castle Mill housing, Port Meadow, Oxford</li> </ul><p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80670357/prison-like-student-housing-wins-carbuncle-cup-for-britain-s-worst-building-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Prison-like' student housing wins Carbuncle Cup for Britain's worst building of the year</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78986132/why-are-so-many-women-leaving-architecture Why are so many women leaving architecture? Archinect 2013-08-08T13:37:00-04:00 >2013-08-14T12:25:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/84/845d67eea9647099949f13e42bedc328.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is a sad fact that the number of women in architecture is dropping, whilst in many other professions women have long had parity in numbers as well as pay and status. Of the Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) 27,000 chartered architects, just 4,000 are women. Whilst the number of female architecture students has grown &ndash; now 44%, we can't seem to retain them in the profession. Just 34% officially qualified chartered architects are women.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/77389179/2013-riba-lubetkin-prize-shortlists-three-international-buildings 2013 RIBA Lubetkin Prize Shortlists Three International Buildings Alexander Walter 2013-07-18T21:09:00-04:00 >2013-09-26T20:01:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eg/egfnc1trudsbfd3m.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Institute also announced the selection of the three best international buildings which will now be competing for this year's Lubetkin Prize. The final winner will be announced - together with the Stirling Prize winner - on September 26th by the RIBA in London.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Also announced today: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77385157/2013-riba-stirling-prize-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2013 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist</a></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82773491/cooled-conservatories-gardens-by-the-bay-wins-2013-riba-lubetkin-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cooled Conservatories, Gardens by the Bay wins 2013 RIBA Lubetkin Prize</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/77385157/2013-riba-stirling-prize-shortlist 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist Alexander Walter 2013-07-18T20:00:00-04:00 >2013-09-26T18:59:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ix/ix2znkjaz436cxkt.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects today announced the UK &amp; Ireland's six top projects shortlisted for the 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize. The selected buildings will now go head to head for the prestigious prize, and the winner will be announced on the evening of Thursday, September 26th in London at Central Saint Martins, King&rsquo;s Cross, designed by last year&rsquo;s RIBA Stirling Prize winner Stanton Williams.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Also announced today: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77389179/2013-riba-lubetkin-prize-shortlists-three-international-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2013 RIBA Lubetkin Prize Shortlists Three International Buildings</a></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82770268/riba-stirling-prize-2013-goes-to-astley-castle-by-witherford-watson-mann-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA Stirling Prize 2013 goes to Astley Castle by Witherford Watson Mann Architects</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/76316610/rip-mark-fisher-we-will-rock-you RIP Mark Fisher: We Will Rock You. TED 2013-07-02T19:20:00-04:00 >2013-07-08T19:47:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mf/mfnwfj9d7lmyiz8o.jpg" width="458" height="586" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Anyone who has been to a Stones, U2, Queen, Pink Floyd Concert during the 80s 90s will certainly know the work of Mark Fisher who died 25 June.&nbsp; One of those special folks going through the AA and finding a place called home.&nbsp; We will miss you.</p> <p> He was known not only for his brilliance but the rapid deployability of stage/concert design logistics.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/67773059/zaha-hadid-britain-must-do-more-to-help-encourage-its-women-architects Zaha Hadid: Britain must do more to help encourage its women architects Archinect 2013-02-17T10:31:00-05:00 >2013-02-19T23:35:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e0/e0668a89f78cdafb9b757b1ee5a18309.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a damning indictment of the prevailing culture of her own profession, Dame Zaha Hadid, the world's leading female architect, says she has faced "more misogynist behaviour" in London than anywhere else in Europe and that things are not improving at all for women in architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/65960856/bristol-s-architect-mayor-wants-the-city-to-be-a-laboratory-for-change Bristol's architect mayor wants the city to be a 'laboratory for change' Archinect 2013-01-21T14:11:00-05:00 >2013-01-29T09:28:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/12/127e97c3316c79b84712a3b17f6a576a.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"I'm going to be intolerant of bad architecture," he says, describing how the former head of planning was a highways engineer who "let anything and everything through &ndash; including office blocks stacked on top of multistorey car parks. "My idea of good architecture is about creating place. It's not about providing glitzy iconic buildings, competing one against the other, but how we use the best of what we've got."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/63818434/the-uk-s-most-outstanding-green-building The UK’s Most ‘Outstanding’ Green Building Anna Johnson 2012-12-20T20:23:00-05:00 >2013-03-12T12:46:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n0/n0hotvuhg30007wa.jpg" width="514" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The building, known as 1 Angel Square, has been designed to deliver a 50 per cent reduction in energy consumption compared to The Co-operative&rsquo;s current Manchester complex and an 80 per cent reduction in carbon. This will lead to operating costs being lowered by up to 30 per cent.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/60519421/david-adjaye-is-number-one-this-year-on-the-list-of-britain-s-most-influential-black-people David Adjaye is number one this year on the list of Britain's most influential black people Archinect 2012-11-01T19:14:00-04:00 >2012-11-05T16:04:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4f/4f4b7d64ca30ae8a6b1d4ffebb1de533.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This year, David Adjaye, whom President Obama refers to as his favourite architect, is at number one on the list, selected by a panel of independent judges working from a definition of influence as "the ability to alter events and change lives in a positive way".</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/58497070/uk-government-bans-curved-glass-and-folding-walls-and-orders-concrete-ceilings-and-render-cladding-to-cut-costs UK Government bans curved, glass and folding walls and orders concrete ceilings and render cladding to cut costs Archinect 2012-10-02T19:09:00-04:00 >2012-10-08T18:35:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0l/0l1xk8zpfefylqex.jpg" width="514" height="370" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Curves are to be banned in a new generation of no-frills school buildings, according to a government crackdown on what it believes is wasteful extravagance in educational architecture. Design templates unveiled for 261 replacement school buildings also prohibit folding internal partitions to subdivide classrooms, roof terraces that can be used as play areas, glazed walls and translucent plastic roofs.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/57198945/cutty-sark-wins-award-as-worst-new-building-in-britain Cutty Sark wins award as worst new building in Britain Archinect 2012-09-13T13:37:00-04:00 >2012-10-20T14:33:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qh/qhawz8pzlel306ya.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architects, Grimshaw, have taken something delicate and beautiful and surrounded it with a building that looks like a 1980s bus station. Clumsy and ineptly detailed, their new glass greenhouse around the Cutty Sark totally ruins her thrilling lines, obscures much of her exquisite gilding and cynically forces anyone who actually wants to see her to pay their &pound;12 and go inside.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/52427467/2012-riba-award-winners-announced 2012 RIBA Award Winners Announced Alexander Walter 2012-06-25T14:45:00-04:00 >2012-06-26T09:01:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6d/6dwmsmor44n8vmiy.jpg" width="514" height="509" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winners of the 2012 RIBA Awards. Honored for architectural excellence are 50 buildings in the UK and 9 buildings elsewhere in the EU. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the building of the year will be drawn from the 59 RIBA Award winners.</p></em><br /><br /><p> See also: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/52432947/riba-international-award-winners-2012" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA International Award Winners 2012</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/44740295/residential-skyscrapers-come-of-age-in-britain Residential skyscrapers come of age in Britain Archinect 2012-04-12T12:23:00-04:00 >2012-04-12T12:24:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a1/a15519c7a1b7ec0983f7ad9463ae8958.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Because towers take so long to plan and construct, the current crop reflect a vision up to a decade old, reckons Nick Offer of Arup, an engineering firm. Economic conditions and the scale of such projects mean that only the very brave will invest now... In 2010 the coalition scrapped the previous, Labour government&rsquo;s density targets, which were designed to encourage developers to build more units. Instead it has endorsed &ldquo;garden cities&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/44200134/just-climbing-the-shard-whatever" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Just climbing the shard, whatever...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/36937233/the-story-of-straw-and-how-to-use-straw-in-a-modern-building The Story of Straw... and how to use straw in a modern building. Archinect 2012-02-04T20:33:00-05:00 >2012-02-05T15:45:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/02/021bw9oa0sdfqkn5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction was completed on a new straw bale building for the University of Nottingham which brings together the School of Biosciences and the School of Veterinary and Medical Sciences. The project is the first stage of a 20-year visionary masterplan for the university's Sutton Bonington Campus.</p></em><br /><br /><p> View <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/29494805/the-university-of-nottingham-the-gateway-building/36408495" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The University of Nottingham - The Gateway Building</a> in Make's Archinect profile.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/22631884/big-riba-award-winners-roundup-on-bustler Big RIBA Award Winners Roundup on Bustler Alexander Walter 2011-10-03T18:03:39-04:00 >2011-10-03T20:37:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aj/ajoyhannuerfgbnc.jpg" width="514" height="221" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Last Saturday, October 1, the Royal Institute of Architects, RIBA, not only awarded the 2011 Stirling Prize to Zaha Hadid Architects for the best new European building built or designed in the United Kingdom&mdash;the office's second consecutive Stirling Prize win&mdash;but also presented this year's winners of the prestigious RIBA Lubetkin Prize, Stephen Lawrence Prize, and RIBA Client of the Year.</p> <p> On our sister site <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>, we introduce the award winners in detail:</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/stirling_prize_goes_to_zaha_hadid_architects_again/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Stirling Prize:</strong> Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton/south London, UK by Zaha Hadid Architects</a> (also in the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/22403506/evelyn-grace-academy-in-london-by-zaha-hadid-architects-wins-the-riba-stirling-prize-2011-for-the-best-building-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect News</a>)</li> <li> <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/wohas_the_met_building_in_bangkok_wins_riba_lubetkin_prize_2011/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Lubetkin Prize:</strong> The Met in Bangkok, Thailand by WOHA</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/st_patricks_school_library_and_music_room_wins_the_ribas_2011_stephen_lawre/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Stephen Lawrence Prize:</strong> St. Patrick&rsquo;s School Library and Music Room in London, UK by Coffey Architects</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_royal_shakespeare_company_named_2011_riba_client_of_the_year/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>RIBA Client of the Year:</strong> The Royal Shakespeare Company</a></li> </ul><p> Check the image gallery below for images of the 2011 award winners.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/20294407/british-architecture-from-georgian-to-the-present-day British architecture: from Georgian to the present day Archinect 2011-09-13T12:21:24-04:00 >2011-09-13T12:21:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/55/5567ffd5b9182fbf381100db9a7ca0c0.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The rise of housing followed the rise of a prosperous middle class driven by the Industrial Revolution, an event that helped to reshape architecture from the 18th century until now.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/18926166/carbuncle-cup-2011-mediacityuk-is-crowned-britain-s-ugliest-new-building Carbuncle Cup 2011: MediaCityUK is crowned Britain's ugliest new building Archinect 2011-09-01T13:46:20-04:00 >2011-09-01T13:49:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lc/lcohi4d455nno5f3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There were other strong contenders, but the 2011 Carbuncle Cup for Britain's "ugliest new building" has been awarded to the &pound;600m MediaCityUK. This concatenation of anaemic buildings is the controversial new regional headquarters of the BBC, and home to the media studies faculty of Salford University.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/18816739/get-set-for-druids-in-golf-buggies-at-stonehenge Get set for druids in golf buggies at Stonehenge Archinect 2011-08-31T14:56:46-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d8980ab0362ebffada1d31a57f23b723.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now the British government is preparing to close the road around [Stonehenge], restoring the stones' heathland setting, while a new visitors' centre is constructed 2.5km away. In the new design, hundreds of thousands of sightseers will reach the site via the centre on a lightweight transit system. Expect druids in golf buggies.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/16631702/constructive-criticism-the-week-in-architecture Constructive criticism: the week in architecture Alexander Walter 2011-08-12T16:03:54-04:00 >2011-08-12T16:44:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8c/8cbf0fcc640191af47772aa0ec6c5f06.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a week dominated by images of buildings burning to the ground, there have been at least a few people out there still building the things. The press was granted a preview of King's Cross station's new concourse, ahead of its opening in time for the Olympics next year. Designed by architect John McAslan, it is a majestically conceived space which stands alongside the Grade 1-listed sheds and replaces the cramped and grotty 1960s extension that currently serves as the station's entrance.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/14625052/five-international-buildings-shortlisted-for-the-2011-riba-lubetkin-prize Five International Buildings Shortlisted for the 2011 RIBA Lubetkin Prize Alexander Walter 2011-07-25T14:50:10-04:00 >2011-07-26T11:26:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4z/4zv4izwgka6cef74.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>More breaking award news from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA): the shortlist for the 2011 RIBA Lubetkin Prize, given to the best international building outside the European Union, has been announced.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/14620235/riba-stirling-prize-2011-shortlist-announced RIBA Stirling Prize 2011 Shortlist Announced Alexander Walter 2011-07-25T13:57:34-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9a/9ac7cxa6htxdsllp.jpg" width="514" height="494" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has unveiled the shortlist for the prestigious &pound;20,000 ($32.5K) RIBA Stirling Prize. This year is the first time the shortlist includes practices who have all previously been shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize; and also includes two RIBA Stirling Prize winners: David Chipperfield Architects and Zaha Hadid Architects.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/13353127/3xn-designed-museum-of-liverpool-to-launch-july-19th 3XN-Designed Museum of Liverpool to Launch July 19th Alexander Walter 2011-07-14T14:22:00-04:00 >2012-10-01T15:17:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eb/eb1ckk912shaweke.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new Museum of Liverpool, designed by Copenhagen-based 3XN, will open its doors to the public next week Tuesday, July 19. The dynamic low-rise structure is the largest National Museum to be built in the UK in over 100 years and is situated on a UNESCO World Heritage Site next to Liverpool&rsquo;s famous &rsquo;Three Graces&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>