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Read more at: The ArcSoc Student Exhibition 2013 took place at Testbed 1, Battersea from 9-13th July
The ArcSoc Student Exhibition 2013 took place at Testbed 1, Battersea from 9-13th July

The ArcSoc Student Exhibition 2013 took place at Testbed 1, Battersea from 9-13th July

2 September 2013

Visit the ArcSoc website for information and photographs from the exhibition. Click here for a review of the Exhibition from the Boidus: Blogs website.


Read more at: 'A Critical Appraisal of Germany's Thermal Retrofit Policy,Turning Down the Heat ': a new book on energy policy by Minna Sunikka-Blank and Ray Galvin
'A Critical Appraisal of Germany's Thermal Retrofit Policy,Turning Down the Heat ': a new book on energy policy by Minna Sunikka-Blank and Ray Galvin

'A Critical Appraisal of Germany's Thermal Retrofit Policy,Turning Down the Heat ': a new book on energy policy by Minna Sunikka-Blank and Ray Galvin

29 August 2013

Germany is seen as a leader in thermal retrofit policy and practice, but how effective is its approach? A Critical Appraisal of Germany's Thermal Retrofit Policy examines this policy in context and assesses its effectiveness. The book finds that technical constraints and the costs of retrofitting still reduce the rate of...


Read more at: Sutton Trust students attend week-long summer school in the Department
Sutton Trust students attend week-long summer school in the Department

Sutton Trust students attend week-long summer school in the Department

27 August 2013

Students on the Architecture Summer School, aged from 16-17 years and from all parts of the country, experienced different elements of the undergraduate course, including studying in studios to work on project design ideas. Click her e to see examples of the work produced. The Sutton Trust is committed to improving social...


Read more at: New Conflict in Cities Book: Locating Urban Conflicts Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Everyday
New Conflict in Cities Book: Locating Urban Conflicts Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Everyday

New Conflict in Cities Book: Locating Urban Conflicts Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Everyday

20 August 2013

Cities have emerged as the epicentres for many of today's ethno-national and religious conflicts. In 12 multidisciplinary essays, Locating Urban Conflicts: Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Everyday brings together key themes that dominate our current political, social and cultural attention: emerging areas of contestation in...


Read more at: Cities South of Cancer Opens Exhibition in Colombia
Cities South of Cancer Opens Exhibition in Colombia

Cities South of Cancer Opens Exhibition in Colombia

20 August 2013

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Read more at: Cities South of Cancer does community work in Mexico
Cities South of Cancer does community work in Mexico

Cities South of Cancer does community work in Mexico

15 August 2013

Cities South of Cancer has been collaborating with the Taller Activo, a community participation initiative coordinated by the architect Juan Alfonso Garduño Jardon at the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, Querétaro. For more information visit http://citiessouthofcancer.org/2013/07/29/mexico-15-30-july-13/


Read more at: [Re]Opening Public Space: Cambridge University Library Landscape Competition
[Re]Opening Public Space: Cambridge University Library Landscape Competition

[Re]Opening Public Space: Cambridge University Library Landscape Competition

17 July 2013

Officially launched this month by C ambridge University Library and the Cambridge Department of Architecture , the c ompetition for the landscape surrounding the University Library in Cambridge is prompting participants to develop an Architecture and Landscaping Design Concept that will elicit fresh and unexpected ideas...


Read more at: 2013 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship jury highly commend ‘Room for Improvement’ by Tom Haworth
2013 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship jury highly commend ‘Room for Improvement’ by Tom Haworth

2013 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship jury highly commend ‘Room for Improvement’ by Tom Haworth

10 June 2013

The jury was chaired by Lord Foster and included Roz Barr, RIBA Vice-President Elect Education, architecture critic Ellis Woodman, architect Zohra Chiheb and Spencer de Grey, Stefan Behling and Narinder Sagoo of Foster + Partners. Applications were received from 40 universities in 13 countries. Click here for more...


Read more at: Mapungubwe National Park Interpretation Centre by Michael Ramage, Peter Rich and John Ochsendorf has been shortlisted for the Aga Kahn Award for Architecture
Mapungubwe National Park Interpretation Centre by Michael Ramage, Peter Rich and John Ochsendorf has been shortlisted for the Aga Kahn Award for Architecture

Mapungubwe National Park Interpretation Centre by Michael Ramage, Peter Rich and John Ochsendorf has been shortlisted for the Aga Kahn Award for Architecture

2 May 2013

The Mapungubwe Interpretive Centre in South Africa uses novel design and construc­tion techniques to allow local materials and labour to be used in production. The pro­ject is developed for labour-intensive construction to enable poverty relief and skills transfer into the surrounding area. Form-finding based on...


Read more at: Cambridge alumni dominate Designs of the Year 2013

Cambridge alumni dominate Designs of the Year 2013

16 April 2013

There were 17 nominations for the Architecture category of the London Design Museum's Designs of the Year 2013 . Of the five UK nominations, three involved former Cambridge students of the 1990s as follows: A Room For London, (Southbank Centre), UK An installation on the roof of the Queen Elizabeth Hall at Southbank Centre...