Good architecture does more than simply function. It plays a major role in the health and wellbeing of those who use the building. This is the beating heart of Blichfeldt Architects. Now being recognised in BUILD’s 2020 Design & Build Awards as Best Specialist Passive House Design Firm 2020 – Denmark, we look more closely at the firm to see just what it offers in the way of designs that can heal in style.
With millions of Brits spending more time at home over the last few months, the average gas and electric bill has risen by nearly 40%1. As we head towards the cooler months, these high costs could be set to continue. So here are five easy adjustments you can make to your home to save hundreds of pounds on your utility bills.
Architecture and design is an often overlooked art form by many. Where some people see buildings and houses, architecture firms and their teams see a myriad of shapes and movements, each part linking together seamlessly for a powerful or subtle effect. Residential architecture and design in particular, is a speciality of Ukrainian firm, KYB Architects. The firm was recognised in BUILD’s Design and Build Awards 2020, with the title of Specialists in Residential Design: “Private Houses” in Ukraine – 2020, so we took a closer look at its work to learn more about why.
In today’s world, clean air quality is more important more than ever. People want to feel safe when they spend time at home, so construction companies and professional builders are learning to put this concern at the forefront of future projects. After years or decades in the business, some professionals may wonder how to switch their practices to this new focus in construction.
This month we have refocused our efforts on the construction, architecture and property spheres. After all, we’re seeing a steady and slow return to (somewhat) normal operations around the world. Of course, any movement from a standing position seems lightning fast in comparison, though this quarter’s inclusions certainly seem to be moving to make up for lost ground.
Just as there is no one-size-fits-all construction site, there are no one-size-fits-all construction uniforms. Of course, PPE and hazard protections should be taken into account, but how important is it to be able to wear work shorts on the construction site? Considering the different categories of work shorts for men and some tips on how to choose the best fit, here is why you should think about work shorts on your next construction job.
Smart home devices such as Alexa or Google Home are edging seamlessly into our lives and becoming items that increasing numbers of us use day in, day out, without even a second thought. If you’d place yourself in the not-so-tech-savvy category, fear not, as here’s some handy advice on how to set up your smart home.
As always, we endeavour to be your source for all the latest news and features from across the global construction and property industries. Whilst it is certainly a challenging time for the greater construction industry – to put it lightly – we hope to offer a brief respite by focusing on the successes and achievements of companies from across the world as they look to innovate in their areas of expertise.
Nearly everyone goes through a period in their life where they have to rent their living space. After you’ve experienced your fair share of apartments, you might want something different. A rental upgrade would be great, except those usually come with a price that’s way outside of a standard renter’s budget.