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.
The Shard has spawned a host of angular glassy lumps across the capital. The author of this blog considers whether this new crystal city full of Shardettes is a welcome change.
The Royal Institute of British Architects has launched its new website.
This document provides background information to support the online call for evidence questionnaire on architects regulation and the Architects Registration Board.
This post argues the case for 10 contemporary landscape architecture projects in London.
This conference brought together leading tall building owners, developers, engineers and planners to showcase the latest innovations in R&D and technology, and examine their practical field application on high risk, high profile flagship tall engineering projects. Presentations from the day are available by sending an email to the Events Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Farrell Review, an industry-wide review of architecture and the built environment, led by Sir Terry Farrell and commissioned by Culture Minister Ed Vaizey, has been published. After a wide-reaching consultation process including workshops throughout the country, the findings have been compiled into a report with 60 recommendations. There are four key themes (Education, outreach and skills; Design quality; Cultural heritage; Economic benefits) which were set out in the terms of reference for the Review, with an additional theme of built environment policy which addresses the legacy and proposed way forward.
The Spring 2014 issue of this journal from the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists contains articles on 3 D printing; building integrated transparent photovoltaic cells; mechanical ventilation with heat recovery; and membership news.
Architecture magazine eVolo takes readers into the future with its annual skyscraper competition, which rewards innovative ideas for vertical living. For its ninth annual competition, the magazine received 525 projects from 43 countries on all continents. Three winners and 20 honorable mentions were selected by a jury of leaders in the fields of architecture and design.
SKYLINE is an exploratory research project that combines collaborative and comparative approaches to investigate the political, economic and social dimensions of an increasingly contested urban landscape: the skyline. The project aims at filing the existing lack of conceptualization of the skyline, in a context where urban public bodies are considering lifting height ceiling limits while multiple conflicts have emerged across European cities (Paris, Lyon and London) against various projects of tall buildings.« Previous Page — Next Page »