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.

The Danish architecture firm Cobe, led by Founder Dan Stubbergaard, has won the prestigious international competition for a new university library in the heart of Sweden’s second-largest city, Gothenburg.

One of the most fascinating challenges of our time is transforming our cities into people-oriented, climate-resilient places that are as carbon-neutral as possible. The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing our cities to address the question of how they need to change to become more crisis-proof, sustainable and simultaneously more pleasant places to live in.

In this article, Chris Murphy, Head of Operations for leading national maintenance and construction contractor Novus Property Solutions, talks through the essential matter of infection control within the healthcare sector. With both the client and end-user in mind, he outlines the key considerations when it comes to carrying out work in live environments to ensure compliance in infection prevention.

After studying architecture at Robert Gordon’s in Aberdeen, Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and The Royal College of Art in London, David Kirkland undertook his first practical year out at Nicholas Grimshaw’s practice in London, where he ended up staying for 18 years. Since 2000, he has run his own practice – Kirkland Fraser Moor. Here, FC&A talks to David about his career and finds out when his passion for architecture began.

Jaguar Land Rover has a new site at Solihull in Warwickshire close to Birmingham Airport, with offices, showrooms and car parking cover a wide area. The architect’s aim was to create a thoroughly contemporary look, as depicts a high-end vehicle manufacturer, but also to ensure that the structure blended with the countryside surrounding it.

Sidey recently collaborated and supplied & fitted fenestration solutions for a project in Edinburgh that was a residential re-development of a large brownfield site which forms part of the master planned regeneration of the Granton area.

With slim sightlines and enhanced thermal performance, Senior Architectural Systems’ SF52 aluminium curtain wall system has been put centre stage to create the modern new facade of the historic Octagon Theatre in Bolton, Greater Manchester.

CPD advises specifiers on fire protection requirements for structural steel sections

“Arena del Futuro” – the first worldwide collaborative innovation project for zero-emission mobility of people and goods on the road to carbon neutrality.

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