‘The doughnut effect’ – a familiar occurrence in Austrian communities. It slowly draws traffic away from town centres via local suppliers on the periphery, leaving the centre to die out. This new community centre, however, is fighting back against this doughnut effect.

Cagbalete Sand Clusters creates a new sustainable typology for eco-tourism, one that uplifts the local culture and revolves around farming and fishery.

Updating heritage buildings to create a legacy for the future is about much more than protecting our history and the aesthetics of traditional architecture. Heritage refurbishment also delivers sustainability goals for reducing waste and extending the service life of existing property assets.

Ben McKenna started out studying interior architecture at Brighton. From there, he joined a small practice that worked in sensitive locations in rural Kent and Sussex. Ben’s work here was focused on listed building alterations and rural housing. With a desire to expand on what he’d learnt working at a small practice, Ben joined Conran and Partners to work largely on estate regeneration and residential projects in London and the South East. Having recently joined DMWR Architects, Ben talks to us about his time at Conran and Partners and runs through a few of his favourite designs.

In this article, James Gosling of Sto examines the importance of the acoustic environment in our buildings and looks at some of the associated issues.

Structural bonding is helping to interpret the vision of the architect, creating iconic buildings which feature uninterrupted expanses of glazing, both inside and out, as Graeme Brouder, Commercial Director of glass processing experts ESG Group, explains.

As the UK returns to face-to-face meetings, networking and showroom visits, AluK has launched a new website to promote its London Design Studio. Located right in the heart of London’s architectural community in Worship Street, the Design Studio showcases all of AluK’s window, door and curtain walling systems and provides a dedicated contemporary meeting space.

Original Crittall windows have been replaced and upgraded on the main street frontage of one of Leeds’ most historic quarters.

Several years after 3deluxe transformed the downtown Noor Island into a green, urban paradise, the German architecture office is designing a vibrant, attractive urban beach with a marina as part of more comprehensive tourist infrastructure measures in Sharjah City – a metropolis that is home to millions.

Modern construction projects are more complex than ever, as the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry integrates state-of-the-art materials and technologies into designs to increase usability, maximise resource efficiencies and promote sustainability.

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