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Whimsical Edinburgh home is RIBA House of the Year

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced Thursday 15 December 2016 that Murphy House in Edinburgh by Richard Murphy Architects is the 2016 RIBA House of the Year, sponsored by Hiscox Home Insurance. This five-level house is a surprising... View Article

Omnie for Sutton Coldfield House UFH

The refurbishment of a substantial private house in one of the Midlands’ most popular areas has underlined not just the versatility and performance capabilities of the underfloor heating systems available from Omnie, but also the comprehensive design support available from... View Article

The house built on a pension

Thrifty pensioners Vic and Lilian Davidson built their ‘garden’ home in Nottinghamshire for just £28,000, thanks to hard work and the Internet. Words and pictures by Heather Dixon Vic and Lilian Davidson built their house with their own bare hands... View Article

High quality project with Hockley Homes

Requiring speed without sacrificing quality for their project, Hockley Homes specified the Thin-Joint System from H+H and were amazed with the assistance they received from the manufacturer as they produced nine beautiful homes in the Lincolnshire Wolds. Hockley Homes, a... View Article

John McAslan + Partners Jumaa Mosque, Doha

The new Jumaa Mosque is located within the Msheireb Heritage Quarter. The area has always been the anchor of religious and political power for the local population. The design fuses Modernism with a historical arrangement of volumes and spaces, using specifically Qatari... View Article

Flexible billing for residents at The Ladbroke Grove

The Ladbroke Grove development from Taylor Wimpey Central London, is part of the regeneration of Grand Union Centre, and includes both luxury apartments and homes for first-time buyers, close to Kensington and Chelsea. This mixed use scheme combines living and... View Article

Kingspan insulates Grand Design

A range of premium and high performance products from Kingspan Insulation have been installed on a stunning new beachfront home on the Isle of Wight, featured on Grand Designs. Bram and Lisa Vis worked with local architect Lincoln Miles to... View Article

Apartment in Sceaux is transformed

This interior design and refurbishment project takes place in a 1960’s housing block built out of finely finished armed concrete. Unchanged since its construction, the ancient apartment followed a relatively classical distribution with closed rooms yet with rather generous openings... View Article

Work in progress: The Gouse by Marta Nowicka

The Gouse is a new residential project by interior architect Marta Nowicka. The development, which is currently under construction, will be a three-bedroom new build house (103 m²) in Dalston, East London, due to complete in autumn 2017. The 45... View Article

Kingspan TEK beats the snow in the Alps

The Kingspan TEK Building System has been installed as part of a luxury ski chalet in the French Alps, helping the project to be completed within the tight schedule of the Alpine building season. In the traditional yet lively town... View Article

Green VMZINC for Cotswold Dutch barn conversion

The Dutch Barn at Mill Farm, Ewen is an exciting Cotswold Revival scheme set in five acres and combining a blend of rural architecture and efficient, eco-friendly design. Daniel Stewart Architectural Services specified a curved roof to follow the building’s... View Article

Making a Passivhaus a home

A stylish Passivhaus home in South Manchester has achieved exceptional levels of airtightness through a combination of careful detailing and a high performance structure, provided by the Kingspan TEK Building System. Steve and Mel Howarth hired certified Passivhaus designers, PHI... View Article

Architects think outside the box with glass extension

A Brentwood-based architectural practice overcame a challenging brief to deliver a full refurbishment, loft conversion and extension of a local home. Spatial Design Architects were commissioned by a private client to create a contrasting design with the house’s brick facade and... View Article
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