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Five UK house renovations designed to improve energy efficiency

February 3, 2023 Lizzie Crook 0

Architects Sarah Wigglesworth’s and Piers Taylor’s self-designed renovations feature in this roundup of British houses that have recently been retrofitted and insulated to improve their energy efficiency. The UK’s housing is among the oldest and most poorly insulated in Europe, with the majority also depending on gas for heating. With spiralling energy costs and increased

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Tate Modern loses privacy feud with Neo Bankside residents over viewing platform

February 1, 2023 Lizzie Crook 0

Residents of the luxury Neo Bankside flats live as though they are “on display in a zoo” because of the Tate Modern’s Herzog & de Meuron-designed extension, the supreme court has ruled. A majority judgment by the supreme court has determined that the viewing gallery at the Tate’s Switch House building invades the privacy of residents

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Dezeen’s top five houses of January 2023

January 31, 2023 Lizzie Crook 0

From a Japanese residence with a cartoonish facade to a pared-back villa in coastal Italy, here are Dezeen’s top five houses of the month for January. A tiled home by Mecanoo, a minimalist forest retreat and an inconspicuous concrete dwelling also feature on the list, which compiles Dezeen readers’ favourite houses published this month. This

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“Modest” architecture focused on reuse and biomaterials to dominate in 2023

January 30, 2023 Lizzie Crook 0

Retrofit, biomaterials and grassroots design are among the trends that architects including Kjetil Thorsen and Samira Rathod predict will define the architecture of 2023 and beyond. Dezeen spoke to 10 architects from a mix of leading and emerging studios around the world about the trends they expect to characterise architecture this year. Architects to “get

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Kazuyo Sejima wins 2023 Jane Drew Prize for women in architecture

January 30, 2023 Lizzie Crook 0

Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect Kazuyo Sejima has won this year’s Jane Drew Prize for Architecture for her contribution to raising the profile of women in architecture. Sejima is best known as the co-founder of the Japanese architecture studio SANAA, which she founded with Japanese architect Ryue Nishizawa in Tokyo in 1995. The Jane Drew prize

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Ten cabins with cosy interiors that frame views of nature

January 28, 2023 Lizzie Crook 0

From Norway to New Zealand, this lookbook explores rural cabins with cosy living areas that are animated by natural materials and views out over wild landscapes. Cabins are a popular building typology with architects all around the world. Typically built from wood, the little shelters are ideally suited as peaceful retreats in remote locations. Their

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Effectively retrofitting UK housing requires “compromise between performance and heritage” say architects

January 27, 2023 Lizzie Crook 0

The UK’s ageing houses must be insulated against uncontrolled heat loss, but this will require accepting changes to their appearance, according to a series of British architects who have recently carried out their own energy-led retrofits. “The majority of homes in the UK were built before we understood about climate change,” explained Sarah Wigglesworth, an architect who

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Snøhetta perches Bolder Star Lodges on cliff edge overlooking Norwegian fjord

January 24, 2023 Lizzie Crook 0

Norwegian studio Snøhetta has dotted a quartet of wooden cabins on a cliff edge with “a front-row view” of Lysefjorden in Norway and pared-back interiors designed by the homeware brand Vipp. Named Bolder Star Lodges, the project, commissioned by local developer Tom Bjarte Norland, is designed as a unique retreat that immerses hikers in the

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“India’s greatest architect” Balkrishna Doshi dies age 95

January 24, 2023 Lizzie Crook 0

Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi, the recipient of both the Pritzker Architecture Prize and the RIBA Royal Gold Medal, has died at the age of 95. Doshi passed away earlier today reported magazine Architectural Digest India, which described him as “India’s greatest architect”. “A master wielder of form and light, Doshi has left an indelible legacy,”

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Natural materials form “seamless connection” between English woodland and nursery

January 23, 2023 Lizzie Crook 0

Timber and rubber are among the natural materials used at this nursery in Stoke-on-Trent, which British practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has designed to echo an adjacent nature reserve. Named Woodlands Day Nursery and Forest School, the building is located in a former car park at Staffordshire University and provides childcare services for its students

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