BDP’s striking City Campus at the University of Wales, Newport, was officially opened this week by Sir Terry Matthews and Rachel Jones. The campus will be the region’s hub for creativity and enterprise.
Conwy Castle (Welsh: Castell Conwy) is a medieval fortification on the north coast of Wales. It was built by Edward I, during his conquest of Wales, between 1283 and 1289. Constructed as part of a wider project to create the walled town.
The site is quite unique, sloping down to the confluence of two rivers, Ysgir Fach and Ysgir Fawr, that run across the full length of the property. It is in the centre of a small hamlet, Pontfaen, which is just outside the Brecon Beacons national park.
After almost giving up hope of finding a site for a house and studio, I unexpectedly came across an odd, left-over plot in an early 1980s development in Sully. Less than half a mile from the coast, the house will enjoy views of the Bristol Channel and Somerset hills
The first Passivhaus homes in Wales for social housing, including the UK‟s first zero carbon Passive House, completed in summer 2010. Designed by bere:architects the two progressive houses are the central features of Future Homes, a demonstration centre for sustainable development and construction.
Sleeperz’ objective is to distinguish itself from the competition by utilising smaller stylish rooms on awkward and irregular shaped sites right next to mainline railway termini, producing design differentiated budget accommodation which is particular to each site.
Callaghan Square was developed as part of a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) scheme to link central Cardiff with Cardiff Bay. In 1998 the development had been considered as a location for the new home of the National Assembly for Wales.
As Newport is the first city reached by passengers between England and Cardiff, the station is a highly visible structure. Network Rail were keen that the new station should provide a striking civic building.
The external metal cladding is inspired by the random appearance of books on shelves – the upper floors of the building will also create a new window on the Cardiff skyline with dramatic views over the city.
This is a fairly simple building design by a borough council architects department. The roofline is interesting and the building is fairly well articulated but the UK does not have a strong tradition (these days) of high quality council architecture departments.
The RIBA Competitions Office and the Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW) are pleased to announce the names of the practices short-listed to the competition for a new sustainable housing development in Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire.