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Architects love…..gadgets and gizmos

We know architects love great design, smart solutions and interesting products. And who doesn’t love gadgets and gizmos? If you’re looking for gifts for architects or you fancy something fun that will make your life that little bit easier, we’ve taken a look at some of the best new products out there. Bendi Board Light Up Waterproof Keyboard £29.99 from Shiny Shack The Bendi Board Light Up Waterproof Keyboard takes all of the...

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Bamboozled by Bamboo

Versatile, efficient and stronger than you might think, bamboo has gone from a little-known material to an on-trend building product in no time. When it comes to using attractive, aesthetic and effective building materials, you can’t go wrong with this fast-growing grass. Whether you’re looking to add an addition to an existing property, erect a temporary structure or create something entirely new, choosing bamboo for use in construction...

Bamboo, Eco Friendly, Green

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15 Reimagined buildings in the UK

15 Reimagined Buildings in the UK There are plenty of buildings across the UK which lie empty, yet have the potential to be something spectacular. Adapting and reusing them is a great way to bring them back into use, and avoid costly and upsetting demolition. Sustainability is the name of the game, and repurposing buildings which would have otherwise fallen into disuse cuts down on urban sprawl. Modern technology and developments can also make...

Quirky, Redesigned, Reimagined, Renovated

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Home Office Spaces

So you’re building a home office? Here’s everything you need to know!   Not everyone is lucky enough to work from home, instead, it’s a luxury that far too few get to enjoy. However, if you do have the chance to work from home and build your own home office, you might as well make the most of it! The possibilities of what you can design really are endless, and you can craft an environment perfectly suited to your tastes. To start with, let’s...

Comfort, Design

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Top 20 buildings with a view

The world is packed with beautiful landscapes, views and buildings. TV towers, Skyscrapers and observation towers are amongst the most emergent objects of unique architecture and human engineering. Below we discuss the top 20 buildings in the world which offer an amazing and iconic view. 1. The Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates This building is 828m tall, which makes it the tallest man-made structure in the world. From the observation deck,...

Architecture, Observation Tower, Skyscraper, View

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Pioneering women in architecture

The role of women in architecture has changed tremendously in recent years. No longer seen as the influence or power behind successful male architects, nearly as many women graduate in architecture nowadays as men. There is still perceived to be a glass ceiling in the profession, with a gender pay gap still in operation. Although women working in architectural practices led by other women don’t seem to suffer these consequences as much. Women...

Architect, Female, Women

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The importance of urban green spaces

With the world’s population growing at an ever more rapid pace, there is a continuing demand to develop urban areas. In turn, green areas are being destroyed, with little focus on the negative effects this is having. This trend simply cannot continue. Urban green spaces offer a whole host of benefits to those inhabiting the Earth. This includes economic benefits, as well as the more obvious environmental ones. However, housing the growing population...

Air Quality, Economic, Habitats, Health, Planning, Wildlife

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12 architecturally stunning hotels for 2018

The world of architecture is constantly evolving, and architects are interested in innovative ways to design buildings that leave a lasting impression. Hotel architecture provides some truly stunning buildings, and if you like to travel, or are looking for inspiration for a holiday, then we have found some of the most architecturally stunning hotels for 2018. 1. Blackadore Caye, Belize This new eco-resort, which opens in the second half of 2018,...

Architecture, Hotel, Repurposed

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The outlook for Passivhaus

Passivhaus is an energy-efficient building standard that has been around for over 25 years and is becoming increasingly popular in our sustainable era. Passivhaus buildings don’t require any form of heating other than supply-air heating via their ventilation systems, and are built to the exacting standards developed by the Passivhaus Institute in Germany. Passivhaus buildings use very little energy for heating or cooling, yet provide high...

Eco Friendly, efficiency, Energy Efficiency, heat recovery, insulation, Passivhaus

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Sustainable materials for architecture

The use of sustainable materials in architectural construction projects is becoming increasingly popular in 2018. From the creation of soil-based structures, such as adobe buildings, to repurposed materials, architecture is embracing the diversity and affordability offered by the use of sustainable materials. Cross laminated timber, photovoltaic glass for new buildings, repurposed and reclaimed materials are all used more widely in contemporary...

Eco Friendly, photovoltaic, Repurposed, Sustainable

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Does Instagram influence architecture?

When considering whether or not Instagram is already influencing architecture, perhaps the real question is should it be influencing architecture – or at least the way that architects and those within the industry market themselves? And ultimately, the answer has to be yes. At first glance, Instagram can appear to be little more than a vanity platform or portfolio channel for showcasing work, however, that view ignores the mounting power...

Architecture, Blog, Social Media

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The landscape of the future: How Generation Z will shape building design

As anyone who keeps up with popular culture and media should know, millennials are the generation of the moment. While the term ‘millennial’ is often used in a negative way to describe the perceived fecklessness of youth, or indeed the harsh economic environment they currently find themselves in, a younger generation of digital natives is going under the radar – Generation Z. Generation Z can broadly be described as anyone born between 1995...

Architecture, Generation Z, Inovation, Sustainability, Technology

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