With local councils and housebuilders under pressure to reach targets of 340,000 homes every year until 2031, there is a danger that sustainability will take a back seat. But just how can developers and local councils step up and begin to make a difference?

The Wood Pavilion #1 is a spatial experiment that is located near a river in the tourist area of Jiangxin Island in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu. For the design, LIN Architecture overlooked the consideration of functional elements and began by looking for keywords that defined spatial aspects in the environment.

A partnership formed by CREECO, the parent company of Eeyou Eenou Realty Properties Inc. (EERP), and Cogir Real Estate is proud to unveil its spectacular Odea Montreal mixed-use project in Old Montreal. The site, owned by the James Bay Cree since 1995, has witnessed the revitalisation of the neighbourhood and will reflect the Cree’s desire to participate in community development.

The pandemic has heralded a fundamental rethink of our public realm showing that a fresh approach is needed to designing the spaces between buildings with multifunctional and long-life but adaptable solutions, ready to meet climate change requirements – as the trade association Interpave explains.

Infinitus Plaza is the new global headquarters of Infinitus China. Incorporating work environments designed to nurture connectivity, creativity and entrepreneurship, the new headquarters also includes the group’s herbal medicine research facilities and safety assessment labs as well as a learning centre for conferences and exhibitions.

Designed by RVAD Studio, the design of Tagh Behesht in the city of Mashhad, Iran, began with an investigation into the architectural history of bazaars in the Western Asia country. The unbreakable bond between the city bazaars and the foundations of the economy has led to these Greater Middle-Eastern markets taking on an important and consistent role in people’s daily lives.

‘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.

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.

Wellbeing risks becoming another buzzword if we don’t take a step back and seriously consider what it means and how it can be applied in the built environment to truly benefit building occupants.

If you work on any construction project, you will notice certain manufacturers’ brands. Whether it is for insulation, lintels, bricks or thermostatic radiator valves, there is a reason why they are there; it has not happened by chance.

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