The construction sector is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases, with around 37% of global emissions . As the only truly renewable construction material, timber is being increasingly specified to help meet net zero commitments.

100 years after it last hosted the games, Paris is gearing up for 2024. Having created the design for the Aquatics Centre, architect firms VenhoevenCS and Ateliers 2/3/4/ are thrilled to witness its realisation.

Snøhetta’s Beijing City Library has opened doors for visitors as the world’s largest climatised reading space. It is the firm’s latest innovation in the library typology, 35 years after it began work on Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt. The project introduces a contemporary yet indelible place for learning, knowledge sharing and socialising to Beijing’s rich cultural and intellectual scene.

Jon Ackroyd is this month’s exclusive Q&A profile. Jon is an Architect, retrofit champion, Carpenter and Founder of Ackroyd Lowrie, an award-winning, east London-based practice. Here, Jon discusses his inspiration, how he learnt to harness the power of dyslexic thinking to forge a successful career, his advice for aspiring architects and how Ackroyd Lowrie is supporting future generations.

Unwanted noise in the home continues to have a direct impact on the wellbeing of homeowners, particularly in the bathroom, with research showing that the issue is far bigger than many of us might think. Here, Sophie Weston, Head of Marketing at Geberit, explores the challenges of designing out noise inside the home.

Popular for over a decade, the Dekordor® 3D range from Vicaima has long been a first choice with specifiers of living and working spaces.

With the clock ticking down to net zero, timber’s low-carbon credentials have placed it at the top of the construction agenda. Recently, the Government set out a forward-thinking plan to increase the use of timber in construction, as Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the Structural Timber Association, explains.

The Fire Safety Event will open its doors at the NEC, Birmingham, from 30th April to 2nd May and will play host to leading manufacturers and suppliers to showcase their latest approved products and solutions.

Battersea Power Station has unveiled the first images of 50 Electric Boulevard, a new 200,000ft2 prime workplace designed by Foster + Partners.

Delve into the narrative of Ben van Berkel, the visionary force behind UNStudio, as he shares the intricate tapestry of his career with FC&A. From beginnings in graphic and interior design to a defining moment at Kyoto’s Katsura Palace, his journey unfolds with a commitment to pushing boundaries and redefining architectural paradigms.

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