Director of Wood for Good, Andy Leitch, discusses the role of sustainable forestry in the UK and how sustainably-produced timber can be used in design and construction to help deliver our net-zero targets.
Carl Bailey, Regional Technical Manager for Elevate (formerly Firestone Building Products), explains what to consider when specifying and installing a waterproofing system for a green roof.
In the summer of 2022, Biome became the new reality for the inhabitants of Avenue Emile Zola and Rue Violet in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. This new venue is the culmination of a five-year project involving two Parisian architect practices.
Nathan Wilkinson studied architecture at the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff, which included a year out in Saltaire at Rance Booth & Smith. After graduating, Nathan moved to London, where he joined David Wood Architects (DWA), remaining there until he passed his professional exams. After leaving DWA, Nathan formed arc7 design with a colleague, where he stayed until 2007 when, with a young family, he returned to Yorkshire and joined Brewster Bye Architects (BBA), becoming a Director in 2013. Here, Nathan runs through some career highlights with FC&A.
Airports have experienced unprecedented challenges in recent times, with the impact of major changes like Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic on top of the growing demand for international travel. With no sign of slowing down, it is important to consider how the design of airports can be futureproofed for growth, success and sustainability.
FC&A speaks to Sarah Peake, Sustainability Manager at Sika UK, about sustainability regulations and initiatives affecting architects and specifiers and the roofing systems that can meet their requirements.
Announced in the Engineering Prize Shortlist for this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF), the largest built area of Expo 2020 was masterplanned, designed and delivered by Hopkins Architects. The ‘Thematic Districts’ created a new piece of city, which housed over 87 new permanent buildings and hosted the work of more than 136 participating countries in last year’s COVID-delayed exhibition.
The H2-Office-Tower is part of a redevelopment site located on Wiesbaden’s Rhine riverfront that serves as a model for sustainable, smart and future-oriented urban development. The project involves converting a former industrial wasteland into a campus-like site that considers all the requirements of a modern office and work culture in a densely-populated urban environment. The CO2-reduced and resource-saving redevelopment and green densification create urban biotopes and encourage micro-mobility.
Richard Parker is a Chartered Architect and currently leading design and engineering company BakerHicks’ architectural team in the UK, focusing on delivering positive and impactful spaces for its clients. Here, he talks to FC&A about how a childhood interest in constructing and deconstructing objects led him to follow architecture as a career path.