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The Macallan New Distillery and Visitors Experience / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

© Joas Souza © Joas Souza
© Joas Souza © Joas Souza

Text description provided by the architects. The new Macallan distillery and visitor experience is set into the landscape of the estate that has been distilling the world’s leading single malt since 1824. The Macallan is one of the most sought after whiskys in the world and wanted to create a building that could reveal the production processes and welcome visitors while remaining sensitive to the beautiful surrounding countryside.

61 Winners Announced for 2018 RIBA London Awards

Sunderland Road / Levitt Bernstein. Image © Tim Crocker Sunderland Road / Levitt Bernstein. Image © Tim Crocker

From a shortlist of 93 buildings, 61 London projects have been awarded the 2018 RIBA London Awards for architectural excellence, the city's most prestigious design honor. The winners include 14 housing schemes, 8 schools, and a city farm. All of these designs will be further considered for the RIBA National Awards, to be announced in June. The winners of the national award will then create a shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize – the highest award for architecture in the UK.

The winners are as follows:

15 Clerkenwell Close / Amin Taha + Groupwork

RIBA Announces Winners of 2018 Awards for International Excellence

A selection of the 2018 winners. Image © RIBA A selection of the 2018 winners. Image © RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winners for its 2018 Awards for International Excellence, and the 2018 International Emerging Architect. The 20 schemes were chosen from the entries for the RIBA International Prize, the winner of which will be announced in November 2018.

The 20 winners of the Awards for International Excellence hail from 16 countries, ranging from large urban infrastructure schemes, cultural destinations and educational buildings to civic spaces, private homes, and places of worship. The schemes also form a longlist for the RIBA International Prize 2018, which will be narrowed to four buildings in September 2018, and ultimately a winner in November.

Will Open-Source, Technological Solutions Ever Lead to the Dream of Universal Affordable Housing?

Visualization. Courtesy of SPACE10 Visualization. Courtesy of SPACE10

The dream of universal affordable housing has been an idea tried and tested by architects throughout history. From the wacky Dymaxion House by Buckminster Fuller, an imagining of how we would live in the future, to mail-order houses able to be assembled like IKEA furniture, many proposals have tackled the challenge of creating affordable housing or dwellings which could be replicated no matter the time and place. However, although their use of techniques such as pre-fabrication and cheap materials seemed, in theory, to be able to solve pressing issues of homelessness and the global housing crisis, time and time again these proposals have simply failed to take off. But why?

93-Building Shortlist Announced for 2018 RIBA London Awards

Belvue School Woodland Classrooms / Studio Weave Ltd.. Image © Studio Weave Belvue School Woodland Classrooms / Studio Weave Ltd.. Image © Studio Weave

Since 1996, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has hosted awards for exemplary buildings across the UK by RIBA Chartered Architects and RIBA International Fellows. This year, 93 projects were shortlisted out of 203 entries for the 2018 RIBA London Awards; including designs by Foster + Partners, Hawkins\BrownAllford Hall Monaghan Morris, and Make Architects. Each project will be visited by one of five London juries during the month of April. Winners will be announced at the award ceremony on May 15th at the RIBA headquarters at 66 Portland Place, London. 

First Images Released of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners' Toronto "HUB" Tower

The scheme is set to be a dominant fixture on the Toronto skyline. Image Courtesy of RSHP The scheme is set to be a dominant fixture on the Toronto skyline. Image Courtesy of RSHP

London-based Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has released the first images of their 1.4-million-square-foot (130,000-square-meter) commercial tower for Toronto, Canada. Having won an international competition for the design of “The HUB” in 2017, the RSHP scheme has progressed with the potential to become a dominant fixture on the Toronto skyline.

Riverlight by Gillespies

Gillespies: Riverlight is a pioneering residential-led development on a five-acre industrial estate in the heart of the emerging Nine Elms regeneration area, close to Battersea Power Station on the south bank of the River Thames. Designed by world-renowned architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Riverlight consists of six modern and elegant residential pavilions, carefully arranged […]