RIBA launches sustainability guide to “deliver real and lasting reductions in carbon emissions”

The Royal Institute of British Architects has published the Sustainable Outcomes Guide to help its members and the wider architecture industry avert the climate disaster. The publication concisely outlines the design principles and performance metrics that the architecture profession must follow in order to achieve a sustainable future. It supports the RIBA‘s 2030 Climate Challenge, an […]

House Lessans in rural Northern Ireland wins RIBA House of the Year 2019

A “dream home” built on the “tightest of budgets” by architects McGonigle McGrath has been named by the Royal Institute of British Architects as the UK‘s best house of 2019. House Lessans, which stands on the site of an old farmstead in County Down, was chosen over six other architect-designed homes vying for the annual Royal […]

RIBA’s Beyond Bauhaus explores the school’s long-lasting impact on the UK

Although few overtly Bauhaus buildings were built in the UK, the movement’s ideals had a huge impact on British architecture. Beyond Bauhaus curator, Pete Collard, picks four buildings that demonstrate the school’s influence. The Beyond Bauhaus exhibition at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London aims to explore the influence that the German design school, which was […]

2020 RIBA International Prize grand jury announced

Studio Gang founder Jeanne Gang and Rossana Hu, co-founder of Neri&Hu, have joined jury chair Odile Decq on the grand jury of the 2020 RIBA International Prize. Gustavo Utrabo, who won the 2018 RIBA International Prize and Emerging Architect Prize, is also on the jury for the awards programme, for which Dezeen is a media […]

Grafton Architects wins 2020 RIBA Royal Gold Medal

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, co-founders of Grafton Architects, are the first all-woman pair to be awarded the 2020 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture. They are the fourth and fifth female architects to have won the prestigious award in a partnership. There has still only been one woman – Zaha Hadid – named sole […]

David Chipperfield and Karakusevic Carson Architects shortlisted for inaugural Neave Brown Award for Housing

Four projects have been shortlisted for the first Neave Brown Award for Housing including a housing estate designed by David Chipperfield Architects and Karakusevic Carson Architects. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) introduced the prize to honour architect Neave Brown, a pioneer of social housing who died in 2018. The Colville Estate designed by David Chipperfield […]

RIBA announces Stirling Prize 2019 shortlist

An experimental cork house, Grimshaw’s London Bridge Station, and Feilden Fowles Architects’ visitor centre at Yorkshire Sculpture Park are among the projects shortlisted for this year’s Stirling Prize. The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the six finalists vying for the accolade, which is awarded annually to the building judged to have made the greatest […]

RIBA declares climate emergency saying it is architecture’s “biggest challenge”

The Royal Institute of British Architects has declared a state of climate emergency, committing to a five-year plan of action for climate change. The decision to formally acknowledge the role that architects have in causing climate change and alleviating it was made at a council meeting of the RIBA. “The climate emergency is the biggest challenge […]

RIBA names 20 British homes longlisted for the House of the Year 2019

Peter Zumthor’s Secular Retreat, an eco-friendly mews house and a concrete residence informed by Tadao Ando‘s work are among the 20 homes vying to be RIBA House of the Year 2019. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has released the longlist of 20 projects for the annual award, which celebrates recently completed houses and extensions […]

RIBA reveals the best of British architecture for 2019

The Royal Institute of British Architects has named the 54 winners of its national awards, including the V&A Dundee by Kengo Kuma, Heatherwick’s Coal Drops Yard and Peter Zumthor’s Secular Retreat. Presented since 1966, the RIBA National Awards is an annual architecture prize that celebrates the best buildings built in the UK. Winning projects range […]

UK architects must do more to close gender pay gap says RIBA president

The Royal Institute of British Architects has issued new guidelines on discrimination as new data shows the gender pay gap remains above 15 per cent at UK architecture firms. Figures for 2018 show that the gap between what men and women earn in architecture fell three percent to 15.4 per cent, which is almost double the UK […]

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