With population growth on the rise across the globe and gross floor area (GFA) in decline, architects have been looking to the sky in search of alternatives to meet the world’s housing demand for many years. However, with the development of high-rise alternatives for residential applications, many towns and cities have become densely urbanised and often neglect biodiversity, connecting us back to our natural habitats. One architect practice, however, is changing the face of high-rise structures in the populous city of Lagos.

A major and ultra-prestigious application in the City of London could really put U.S. red oak on the European map.

The design of Norway’s newest cultural research centre, the Archive House, has embraced environmental design and creative thinking.

Designed and created by Danish architecture firm 3XN, the Royal Arena project in the historic city of Copenhagen opened earlier this year and has since been awarded the ‘Jury Winner’ in the Sport and Recreation category at this year’s Architizer A+.

The city of Istanbul has welcomed the addition of a new, out-of-this-world dining, shopping and entertainment complex. Watergarden, located in Istanbul’s Atasehir district, focuses on gastronomy, retail and entertainment.

Modified timber is quickly gaining market share. Here, John Dowd from International Timber discusses its rise to fame and everything you need to know about this popular material.

The University of Worcester turned to the UK’s market leader in luxury vinyl flooring Karndean Designflooring for its authentic design, when replacing a 50 year old real wood parquet floor in its main dining hall.

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