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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

ARKHIbuild are always on the look out for new products, interesting articles, press releases and general information from wide ranging sources, covering a variety of creative industries such as Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Graphic Design, Product Design, Web Design, Photography/Film, Fashion and The Arts.

13 AUGUST 2014

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In the UK the humble bus stop rarely attracts architectural attention, it acts merely as a functional necessity to shield patrons from the rain whilst they wait.  But take a look at these striking examples designed by 7 of the world’s top international architects for a tiny village in Austria.

06 MARCH 2014

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Planning Minister Nick Boles said this would make "better use of redundant or under-used agricultural buildings" without building on the countryside.

04 APRIL 2014

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Stephen Williams announces plans to simplify housing standards - Government plans will make it easier and cheaper to build homes to a high standard, Communities Minister Stephen Williams said today (13 March 2014).

21 OCTOBER 2013

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The Secretary of State dismissed Cheshire East council's housing land supply position, as outlined within the 2013 Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment.

 

30 SEPTEMBER 2013

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RIBA and ARB team up to overhaul architectural education. " The average length [to qualify] is just under ten years, that’s crazy, it can’t take that long to go into one of the poorest-paid professions.” said Former RIBA president Jack Pringle.

27 SEPTEMBER 2013

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Cheshire East Council has been urged to consider developments on a broader spread of green belt sites as it prepares for the future housing needs of the borough.

 

23 SEPTEMBER 2013

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What is Open Doors?

Interested in building or construction?

For a chance to go behnid the scenes on some of the UK's construction sites click here to find out more.

02 SEPTEMBER 2013

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A Taste of Italian in the Kitchen Department. Check out these Contemporary Kitchens for some inspiration. 

 

28 AUGUST 2013

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A new Guinness World Record has been set for the world’s tallest free-standing LEGO tower. The tower is constructed from over 500,000 bricks and stands at a whopping 112-foot high. 

27 AUGUST 2013

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LEP campaign promotes ready sites!

Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership is promoting a list of 11 'oven-ready' strategic sites to investors, occupiers and government to capture footloose investment requirements

22 AUGUST 2013

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ARKHIbuild love the simplicity of these Steel and Glass Staircases.

IKONA intends to change the concept of steel stairs. 
We believe that stairs are not only a structural or a simple fitting element. They are much more!

19 AUGUST 2013

Paper Architecture, Shigeru Ban

Long before sustainability became a buzzword, architect Shigeru Ban had begun his experiments with ecologically-sound building materials such as cardboard tubes and paper.

15 AUGUST 2013

Design Competition, Grand Designs, Low Cost Homes, Sustainability

Design competition launched to find £50,000 self-build home. The National Self Build Association is offering a £5,000 prize fund for designs which show that “low cost homes can also be beautiful and sustainable”.

09 AUGUST 2013

Green Architecture, Zero Carbon

The government has launched a consultation on its plans to allow housebuilders to offset their zero carbon obligations from 2016.

06 AUGUST 2013

Architecture, Digital Economy

What do Architects have in common with digital giants such as Google and Spotify?

According to a study published last month Architects are now at the heart of the UK's digital economy.