Design and Architecture

Can Developments Ever Be Good For Nature?

Can Developments Ever Be Good For Nature?

In May 2016, one of the UK’s leading independent environmentalists, Chris Baines, wrote a thought-provoking article for the BBC’s Wildlife magazine. In the article, he put forward the novel idea that developments, such as the construction of high speed rail line HS2, could actually be good for nature. Controversial though this might be to environmentalists and naturalists, the fact is, with an increasing population comes an increasing need for more infrastructure. So, it’s never been more important to try to align the two problems; that is nature vs developments.

Design Choices That Make the Most of Small House Plans

Design Choices That Make the Most of Small House Plans

All across the globe, people are turning to more simple styles of living. Often, this means downsizing their collection of things as well as the size of their home. While tiny homes can be affordable, environmentally friendly and simplistic, potential buyers still need to feel that the space is enough to live in. Regardless of square footage, there are several ways builders and designers can create accommodating homes.

Research in Action

Research in Action

For Lydia Kallipoliti, research and design are indivisible and intertwining. Her thinktank, ANA cycle reframes contemporary discussions on global warming, recycling, and sustainability by demonstrating the roots of current thought in experimental positions in the context of natural history, environmental science and visual culture in the twentieth century. We caught up with this leading architect, engineer, scholar and curator to see what made her and her experimental studio Best of BUILD.

The Virtual Future of Architecture

The Virtual Future of Architecture

The times, they are a’ changing. Technology has become more widespread than ever before, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Founded in 2018 and capitalising on the latest advancements in technology across a wide variety of mediums, BeeByte Software Solutions are a fresh software development company seeking to help clients in their digital evolution.

Building Belfast’s Future

Building Belfast’s Future

Established in August 2018 by experienced architect and interior designer Tara Lamb, LAM Architects is a chartered architecture firm based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. We profile the firm to learn more about its resounding success and Tara’s considerable efforts to stand out as a woman in a male dominated industry.

Creativity Through Symbioses, Unleashed

Creativity Through Symbioses, Unleashed

Refik Anadol Studio finds its creative inspiration at the intersection between humanity and machine. Whilst many designers and artists alike have forged remarkable statement pieces and entire exhibitions around this cornerstone, Refik Anadol has moved a step beyond, looking to innovate, challenge and drive the future of art and expression. We spoke to the data artist himself to find out more about his work, creative ambition and achievements.

Making Every House a Home

Making Every House a Home

Based in Massachusetts, European Home provides expertly crafted gas, wood and electric fireplaces to their high-end clientele. Following their success in the 2019 Design and Build Awards, where they were recognised with the title ‘Excellence in Modular Interior Products – Modular Fireplace Surrounds’, we spoke with Liz Lee, Lead Product Coordinator, to find out more.

Motivated by Turning Ideas Into Reality

Motivated by Turning Ideas Into Reality

MODIS Architects is an architectural and planning firm which offers full professional services specializing in the mixed use, residential, commercial, office, and retail industries. Recently, the firm found success in BUILD’s Design & Build Awards where they were recognized as the Ones to Watch Florida. On the back of this recognition, we profile the practice to discover more about the innovative services the team offers their clients.

Svenska Aerogel develops thermal insulation in textiles -Consortium agreement with textile industry

Svenska Aerogel develops thermal insulation in textiles -Consortium agreement with textile industry

Quartzene is noted for the effective insulating properties as an additive in a product. Svenska Aerogel is now collaborating with one of Europe’s largest textile industries to develop a manufacturing process that enables Quartzene to be integrated into a variety of woven textiles to produce textile-based thermal insulation materials and fabrics.

How much storage space can you get in new build homes?

How much storage space can you get in new build homes?

This week Attic Self Storage released its new ‘What’s in Store for Storage’ guide, showing how much floor space is required in different sizes of property using government standards. The guide provides a visual representation of the amount of space that must be dedicated to storage, and provides insights into the kinds of ‘stuff’ that people can expect to fit.

A Company with a Simple Vision

A Company with a Simple Vision

Architectural Vision Systems is a company founded out of the structural glazing market. Based in Kent, they have become one of the leading experts in the arena, thriving through a dedication to exceptional quality. Following the company’s recognition in the 2019 Design and Build Awards, where they were named ‘Most Outstanding in Frameless Doors & Windows’, we took a closer look to find out more.