DFAB House

Building with robots and 3D printers

At the Empa and Eawag NEST building in Dübendorf, eight ETH Zurich professors are collaborating with business partners to build the three-storey DFAB HOUSE. It is the first house in the world to be designed, planned and built using predominantly... View Article

Innovation – a shared responsibility

There is no doubting the fact that we are living in a global economy and that we are all going through an intense period of change. For many of us, our focus is on our immediate vicinity and surroundings and... View Article

Butterfly roof with a bullnose edge

The new head office for Peters Ice Cream by Gray Puksand, located in Melbourne, makes the most of the existing landscape and takes additional inspiration from its natural surrounds: slender steel columns imitate gum trees to create the illusion of... View Article
Oliver Heath

The rise of natural wellness

Q&A with Oliver Heath, an expert in Biophilic Design Biophilia is defined as the inherent human inclination to affiliate with nature. An extension of Biophilia, Biophilic Design incorporates natural materials, natural light, vegetation, views of nature and other experiences of... View Article

Composites UK exceeds 300 members

Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites supply chain is very pleased to announce that it has exceeded the 300 member mark. Over the past 12 months the association has seen more than 50 companies join sizing from... View Article
Grenfell Tower

RIBA statement on Design for Fire Safety

Starting in the early hours of 14 June 2017 a devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in Kensington, London caused a significant number of fatalities. This document supplements statements made by the RIBA in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy and... View Article

The Shed, New York

Moveable shell clad in ETFE encloses new centre of art The Shed is New York’s new centre for artistic invention designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group. The building’s flexible design will accommodate the broadest range... View Article

Made in Brunel: A structure grown from mushrooms

A Brunel University London student has been exploring how mushrooms can be used to grow robust zero-waste structures as an alternative to conventional building techniques – while also providing a tasty noodle topping! In collaboration with environmentally-focused architecture firm Astudio,... View Article