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NewsNews • 10 Sep 2021

RIBA announces 54 winners of the 2021 National Award

The award started in 1966 and has since recognized the UK’s best new buildings. The Royal Institute of British Architects provides an insight into the prevailing theme’s from this year’s award winning projects. The Institute notices sensitive restorations and adaptations like a 45-year-old furniture factory in Bath re-energised for art students and a major reconfiguration to transform the user experience of the MK Gallery. Investment in arts and culture is prevalent in the Aberdeen Art Gallery’s major redevelopment and a new facility for the English National Ballet. The RIBA celebrates state-of-the-art higher education facilities and schools like Kingston University Town House’s interlocking vertical volumes a... More

Project • By Spark ChicagoOffices


Leopardo’s Chicago office is a welcoming space that reflects this leading construction company’s craft, culture and dedication to excellence. Drawing inspiration from the materials Leopardo employees handle every day, new design elements highlight the early stages of a construction project. This work, which is not always visible in finished spaces, is brought to the forefront of the new environment, reminding employees to take pride in the process. More

Project • By BIG - Bjarke Ingels GroupHousing

Vancouver House

Vancouver House is located at the main entrance to Vancouver, exactly where the Granville bridge triforks when it reaches downtown. The resulting triangular slices of land had previously been undeveloped. When engaged by Westbank to design a residential high-rise for the highly complex site, BIG started by mapping the constraints – setbacks from the streets, a 30-meter setback from the bridge, and a neighboring park had to be protected from shadows. After all the constraints, what was left was a small triangular site nearly too small to build upon.  BIG and Laurian Ghinitoiu BIG and Laurian Ghinitoiu The 30-meter separation from the bridge was defined as the bare-minimum distance until the building reached 30 meters up... More

Project • By Stuart Brown PhotographicUrban Green Spaces

Mill Lane, Leicester

Mill Lane is an area around De Montfort University in Leicester that was redeveloped from a vehicular street to a pedestrianised zone with planting and new street lighting. The contractor Danaher and Walsh who carried out the work commissioned me to photograph it for their website, brochures and award submissions. Since shooting, this project has won three awards, ProCon Leicester, a Leicestershire Joint Consultative Committee Craftsmanship Award and an RICS Infrastructure project award.The objective of the development was to create a relaxing environment around De Montfort University's city centre campus and their new Vijay Patel building. To capture the flora at it's peak, a summer shoot was necessary using dawn and dusk to show the effec... More