Rabobank is leading by example with its new Ireland head office, helped by Gilberts Blackpool to deliver an energy-efficient environment for staff that simultaneously enhances wellbeing.

Hollaway Studio has designed the world’s first purpose-built, multi-storey skatepark in Folkestone, UK, as part of a major ongoing programme to regenerate the seaside town. The landmark building features three skateparks, a climbing wall (the tallest in the south east of England) and a boxing ring. It opens to the public this month.

Forme Architecture + Urbanisme has delivered an atypical project – the conversion of a horticultural greenhouse into a hospitality room, located in the private garden of the breast cancer clinic Clinique Saint Jean de Dieu, within a conservation area in Paris.

One of the key design trends of recent years is the installation of feature walls and feature floors – and the popularity of these are showing no signs of slowing down. Whether it’s for a commercial or residential project, feature walls and floors are the ideal way to create an eye-catching space.

Paul Foster is this month’s exclusive Q&A profile. The Associate Director and Healthcare Lead at Sheffield-based practice Race Cottam Associates (RCA) discusses his current portfolio and shares more about his inspiration together with advice for aspiring architects.

A new building in the grounds of historic Trinity College, Oxford, illustrates how 21st Century environmental performance can be married seamlessly with traditional aesthetic requirements.

ASSA ABLOY Project Specification Group is inviting architects and specifiers to complete its practical RIBA-accredited training courses to remain compliant and well-informed.

Quantum Flooring Solutions is delighted to announce that it is launching a brand-new set of awards for 2022. The Q-Awards are open to architects, specifiers, flooring contractors, and other project leaders.

Vicaima, a major European player in the design and production of vanguard solutions for interiors doors, doorsets, wall panels and associated joinery solutions, have just launched the latest version of their inspiring wardrobe brochure.

Our homes have long been our castles. And in the last two years, they’ve had to be everything else too. Our homes have also had to work overtime as gyms, office spaces, coffee shops and entertainment destinations. Now, as we emerge back into the world, it’s time to restore our homes to their rightful place. To do that, we’re going to need lots of colour, writes Garry Cohn of COHN Design.

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