Heatherwick Studio has unveiled its first public library design. Conceived for Howard County Libraries in Maryland, USA, the building will reflect the changed role of the library and serve a community with a rich heritage of fostering diversity and promoting wellbeing in the city.

Meet Jerry Ryan, Director of HKR Architects, who shares insights on his career, inspiration and approach to sustainable design. Read on to discover his notable projects and thoughts on the greatest challenges for architects today.

Visit 100 St John Street, London, during Clerkenwell Design Week from May 23 to 25 to see the latest bathroom and kitchen launches from RAK Ceramics.

In this article, David Hopkins, the Chief Executive of Timber Development UK, highlights the latest trends dominating the 2022 Wood Awards.

The first of its kind in the world, a new neuroscience centre designed by BIG will bring together psychiatry and neuroscience under one roof to combine groundbreaking science and treatment of physical and mental brain diseases, spinal cord and nervous systems. BIG’s 19,000m2 design proposal for Aarhus University Hospital mimics the gyrification of the human brain to utilise the limited site area most efficiently while creating synergies between the different disciplines within the hospital.

Set along the western boundary of the Milano Innovation District (MIND) – a recently-developed neighbourhood bringing together cutting-edge scientific research and education, business and leisure facilities northwest of central Milan – MAD Architects, led by Chinese Architect Ma Yansong, has unveiled renderings of a monumental gateway complex.

While urban agriculture is nothing new – with people having sought ways to grow more in less space and with less soil for centuries – it’s certainly offering a very attractive opportunity for those who are actively looking for new ways to incorporate sustainable living into their daily lives.

Alex Richards is a Partner at Hollaway Studio, where he manages the Kent and London studios alongside Guy Hollaway and the team, working on a range of exciting projects from feasibility to construction. After leaving school, Alex worked his way up in an architect’s practice and managed to secure a place to study architecture in Scotland, where he graduated with a First Class degree. In this Q&A, Alex shares his thoughts on his most notable project to date, his approach to designing projects, sustainability in architecture, the greatest challenge for architects today and his advice for newly-qualified architects.

Comfort, exquisite details and technology lead the world of architecture and decoration in the transition to a new year of potential challenges and possibilities.

The design and construction of homes has changed significantly over the last 20 years, with properties evolving to meet changing needs, lifestyles, and family dynamics.

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