A blog from Danish-based Gehl Architects, featuring its work worldwide.
The Architecture Vocational Learning Network (AVLN) has published a report of good practice for vocational architecture training. This report details examples of good practice in the field of vocational training within architecture and other built environment professions from the 5 countries participating in the project.
This Digest, published by BRE, provides practical information and guidance on the nature of fire risk in high-rise and super high-rise buildings and how it can be adequately assessed and mitigated against. The Digest reviews several major fire incidents in high-rise buildings and fire statistics before presenting theoretical and quantitative analysis of fire risks in high-rise buildings. This guidance is intended mainly for designers (architects and engineers), approval authorities such as building approvers and fire officers, as well as those responsible for owning, operating and insuring high-rise buildings. Price £18.
This document is designed to keep you up to date with the progress of the Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment and is the first of what will be a series of regular progress updates on the implementation and evolution of the Farrell Review.
This report from the Royal Institute of British Architects aims to provide a vision for the next Government, setting out where these challenges lie. This report is intended to provide policy makers with a greater understanding of the impact of how places are designed, planned and built and how they affect our day to day lives.
O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects won the LSE international architectural competition for the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre in June 2009. On 16 June 2014, with the building completed and the Student Centre thriving in use, Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey discussed the ideas behind their architectural design. A podcast of the event is available online.
This article argues that building a sense of community with spaces in which to collaborate, innovate, huddle, do team building, and enjoy the benefits of natural light, promises to be an integral element in office design going forward. It adds that flexible and efficient designs that are functional and fun are increasingly in demand and will be key for offices of the future.
This paper provides background information for a meeting of the London Assembly Planning Committee meeting, held on 10 June 2014 to discuss the issue of tall buildings and London’s skyline.
Presents ten key design interventions to help a company ensure its workforce is as healthy and happy as possible.
The Royal Institution of British Architects helps to develop and apply the research-based knowledge of RIBA members, chartered practices and schools of architecture in order to promote links between practice and academia, and to position the RIBA as a trusted research facilitator for architecture and the related built environment professions. The primary research theme for 2014 is ‘Ageing and the built environment’. The primary research theme for 2015 will be ‘Design quality and performance’. This page provides links to videos of speakers at the 2014 symposium, and a series of documents which focus on the relationship between practicing architects and research.