Residential Build Focus

MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, has revealed its masterplan and architectural design for the Shenzhen Bay Culture Park. The ambitious cultural complex covers an approximate area of 51,000m2, with a total building area of ​​182,000m2, and includes the creative design hall, the Shenzhen Science and Technology Museum, with an expansive public green space along the waterfront in Shenzhen, China. It is expected to be completed in 2023.

As the number of new homes being built increases, how we manage water needs careful consideration. The new houses that are being built today must be designed to be water-efficient, flood-resilient and save energy. Paul Winnett, General Manager for Building Services and Industry at Xylem Water Solutions, shares some key challenges and strategies house-builders should consider.

Freebooter is a small building located in the centre of the island of Zeeburgereiland in Amsterdam, facing the IJ river, consisting of two duplexes of 120m2 each.

Many listed buildings across the UK require interventions to bring them up to 21st-century standards; one quick win, with three beneficial outcomes, is to install secondary glazing. By retrofitting an internal window, you will almost eliminate draughts and heat loss, provide noise insulation and give an added layer of security at the windows, writes Zoe Williams, Head of Marketing at Selectaglaze.

Deciding on the windows is an important part of a building project. The decision not only affects the look of the property but also affects the thermal efficiency, says Richard Dollar, Managing Director at The Sash Window Workshop.

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