UK growth in the construction sector is expected to outpace the general economy but there are problems when it comes to productivity.
This new gallery for architectural drawings, designed by German/Russian practice SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov recently won the ar+d awards in the UK. It is a small 500m² gallery in Berlin, constructed in five above-ground tiers. The key focus of this programme is in the constructional techniques that have resulted in the decorative concrete surface of the main walls: abstractionist motifs. So the gallery for drawings is itself a drawing.
This programme will present key research on the impact of energy efficiency strategies - such as the installation of insulation, draught-proofing and boiler upgrades - in low-income houses. It especially focuses on the health benefits of these improvements for elderly and infirm occupants and those generally regarded to be in fuel poverty.
This is a studio interview referencing a number of contracts BUT because of the level of complexity, detail and range, we will only look at some of the headline issues while recommending that people refer to NBS and the documents themselves. This programme will be a potential taster.