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.
In 2013 RIBA replaces the 50-year old Plan of Work (PoW) with a new revamped version that will see the traditional 11 alphabetically arranged work stages replaced by eight numbered stages. This programme looks at the reasoning behind the change, what architects can expect and how it will affect their day-to-day practice.
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.
Part 1 of the programme will deal with the start of the Adjudication, the appointment of the Adjudicator and the Referral Notice and timetable.