The McGrath Road housing project by Peter Barber Architects in east London has won this year’s RIBA Neave Brown Award for Housing 2021. The brick scheme was given the award, which is presented to the best new affordable housing scheme in the UK by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), at a ceremony last week. “Intelligent, dynamic and original –
The Bartlett School of Architecture has advertised for a new director to replace Bob Shiel and announced it will appoint an external agency to investigate allegations of sexual and racial discrimination raised by former students. The advert, published on the University College London website, calls for candidates that can “demonstrate commitment to the principles of equality,
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French studio Malka Architecture has revealed plans to renovate the interior of the French embassy in Vienna and top it with a collection of nature-informed art nouveau-style “light cannons”. The embassy occupies two art nouveau-structures from the early 20th century in Vienna’s city centre. Malka Architecture plans to renovate the interior of both government buildings and
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Projects by Mold Architects, Kingston Lafferty Design and 10 other studios have been chosen by Dezeen readers as winners of the Dezeen Awards 2021 public vote in the interiors categories. Other winners include Woods Bagot for its steam-bent timber showroom and Denizen Works for its floating church. A total of 53,400 votes were cast and verified
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UK housing secretary Michael Gove is expected to approve the construction of the Tulip tourist attraction designed by Foster + Partners, overruling London mayor Sadiq Khan’s previous decision to refuse planning permission. Gove is preparing to give the controversial 300-metre-high tower by Foster + Partners the go-ahead within the next month according to a report in the Telegraph newspaper.
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Projects by George Sinas, VTN Architects and 10 other studios have been chosen by Dezeen readers as winners of the Dezeen Awards 2021 public vote in the architecture categories. Other winners include Manuel Herz Architects for its pop-up synagogue and Atelier–r for its Corten steel sightseeing routes through the ruins of Helfštýn castle. Over 53,000 votes were
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This week on Dezeen, we announced that the Kingston University London – Town House designed by Grafton Architects was the winner of this year’s Stirling Prize. Designed to act as “the university’s front door,” the six-storey building in Kingston Upon Thames features a series of open-plan communal spaces arranged around a statement central staircase and
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Forty leading international cement and concrete manufacturers have published a plan to eliminate carbon emissions from one of the world’s most polluting industries. The commitment has been made by members of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA). Together, they represent nearly 80 per cent of the industry outside China. Published ahead of next month’s
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Prince Charles’ private estate has revealed plans for a sustainable, “landscape-led” new town in Faversham, Kent, created in collaboration with architect Ben Pentreath. South East Faversham is a proposed extension to Faversham, a market town in Kent, England, located 48 miles from London. The town will be built on land owned by the Duchy of
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A sustainable construction consultant has attacked Grimshaw Architects’ Sustainability Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai for having an embodied carbon footprint of almost 18,000 tonnes – a figure that is double the recommended level for a building of its size. Simon Sturgis, a consultant who advises on low-carbon construction, described the building’s carbon footprint as “very