Lafferty’s Prestigious Scotch House

Scotch House is located in Central Dublin, on the Liffey Quays. This formerly under-used part of the city was opened up considerably with the construction of the Rosie Hackett Bridge, turning it into an area of renewed prominence. This newly-renovated building is the first construction project to be completed in this part of Dublin for a considerable period of time. With the... more

Sibson Building wins top RIBA award

The University of Kent’s newest addition the Sibson Building is a distinctive W-shaped building that brings together two of the institution’s fastest-growing departments. The new building is enhanced by its surrounding ancient woodlands, and with the help of ARCHICAD, the impact of the construction on the woods was minimised. New landscaping around the site was designed to... more

Skanska and JRA Moorgate Refurbishment

Working with client and lead refurbishment contractor Skanska UK, John Robertson Architects has been chosen to redevelop a City of London office building at 51 Moorgate. Refurbishment Design with Well-being in Mind Once refurbished, the building will provide 3,000 square feet of ground-level retail space, and a total of 40,000 square feet of office space, over eight levels. It’s... more

Maber’s Isaac Newton Building : How ARCHICAD Eased Tight Deadlines

The Isaac Newton Building is somewhat unusual in that it is purpose-built as a school of Engineering. At the time of its construction, it was the first such building in the UK for more than 20 years. Located on the Brayford campus of the University of Lincoln, construction was a collaboration between the University of Lincoln and Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery LTD (SITL). The... more

Create Design : Workflow overhaul makes an ambitious project a reality

Many architectural projects evolve as they move nearer to completion, but few undergo as many changes as the Ratcliff, East London site that Create Design was tasked with. Initially, the project involved the construction of a block of 33 apartments; subsequently a second and then a third building was added to the brief. For Create Design, adopting BIM and ARCHICAD was a decision that... more

Penoyre Prasad’s University of Kent Templeman Library

The University of Kent’s Templeman Library has finally completed its amazing transformation. Headed by architectural firm Penoyre Prasad, the extensive two-phase expansion and refurbishment project has reimagined the library as a contemporary learning centre, while maintaining its importance as a central campus structure. A multi award-winning project, the library extension has... more

Fife Architects Iron Mill Bay House

Low-energy builds are still challenging enough to make them an exciting prospect, especially when teamed with a creative design brief and an incredible coastal build site. Iron Mill Bay a family home, built in Charlestown near Dunfermline, Scotland, definitely fits the bill. The site, located on the Firth of Forth and near the remains of the Iron Mill Foundry on the Lyne Burn,... more

rg+p’s Pioneering Passivhaus Scheme

rg+p’s Heathcott Road development is the UK’s largest Passivhaus affordable housing schemes and one of its most ambitious. Completed in 2017, the development includes 68 eco-homes, along with an adjacent permaculture farm. Once a disused and overgrown vacant 13.2-acre plot, the development has provided some much-needed affordable housing that suits a wide range of needs and is... more

Alma-nac’s Paxton House wins Retrofit Award

One of the most challenging aspects of architectural design is that of re-purposing existing buildings using what’s already available. Retrofitting an existing building for a new and different purpose rather than developing an entirely new design and building on previously undeveloped land can be challenging. Alma-nac's Paxton House This is the approach alma-nac took in the... more

Community project shortlisted for CIAT Award

The AT Awards celebrate architectural technology at its finest, awarding premier accolades that recognise outstanding achievement in the industry. Entrants are assessed based on their innovative application of architectural technology, with a set trio of criteria: economical construction, environmental sustainability, and durable performance. The Alan King Award for Excellence in... more