Planning Application for Experiment UK developers Larkfleet Group is seeking permission for an experimental house. Their aim is to jack lift this 1.5m above flood waters. If successful it could enable housebuilding on thousands of flood risk sites presently undevelopable.
Government Commitment Digital Built Britain was announced in the 2016 Budget. It aims to use intelligent building information models, sensing technology and secure data and information infrastructure to deliver reductions in whole-life costs and carbon emissions, while improving productivity and capacity.
Self-Supporting Part Stilt Structure Fabricated entirely from CLT (Cross Laminated Timber), the first floor walls and roof structure are self-supporting and fabricated entirely from a total of 143 panels CLT panels.
HELIX The Healthcare Innovation Exchange (HELIX) Centre is a new building with a radical concept; to explore how designers might work together with clinical practitioners in an acute general hospital to improve healthcare. A new idea, for instance, might push the boundaries of innovative technology, or save costs, or it could solve everyday healthcare problems […]
Higher Energy Efficiency Requirements Although a little dated and focussed on Welsh regulatory requirements, this excellent 32 page Guide from the NHBC Foundation will be an invaluable reference for architects, house builders, and other designers. The following brief extracts are intended merely as a ‘taster’ of what the full guide provides.
Microsoft HoloLens headsets Engineering giant Aecom is collaborating with Trimble (also known for “SketchUp”) to pilot Microsoft’s virtual reality HoloLens headsets on three projects, including this year’s Serpentine Pavilion in London.Users can view and interact with holograms of 3D engineering models. .
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Float Between Buildings Londoners working in the finance sector will recognise the impressive Canary Wharf and City skyline. Soon, a few of its lucky residents will be able to float between two buildings in their very own “sky pool” – the world’s first in architectural design.
Whatever you need designing and whoever is designing, the basic process of design is similar for small or large scale projects. Here I briefly outline how I work with clients from initial meeting to design.
Acoustic Flanking Sound According to Knauf’s Charles Johnston, around half the UK population says noise affects their quality of life; 22% of people cite noise as the most common cause of problems with neighbours. Sound transmission through separating walls involves not only direct sound but also flanking sound. Acoustic flanking is a sound which travels […]
I’m often listening to podcasts / talks while working at the computer. I found these from the UK site British Bulldogs recently