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Video of the 'Exemplars of buildings where culture is at the core and artists have been involved as part of the early design process' presentation by Peter Buchan, Senior Partner, Ryder Architecture.
This weekend sees the grand opening of Birmingham’s New Street station after a five year redevelopment project with the aim of creating a world-class transport, shopping and community hub in the heart of the city. But how do you deliver a massive construction project around the 170,000 passengers who use the station every day?
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.