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The Tulip looks Set to Bloom

The controversial Tulip Tower, designed by Foster & Partners is looking likely to get the go ahead as Michael Gove overturns London Mayor, Sadiq Kahn’s refusal of the project. Whether you like the design or not, it is great to be talking about architecture. People on the street discussing the design, the changing London skyline,

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Stirling Prize 2021

Congratulations to Grafton Architects for winning the Stirling Prize 2021! A fantastic achievement for a project that celebrates the column and the courtyard. Click here to read more about the project

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Men from Down Under

The use of glazed bricks in contemporary architecture is still turning new corners as architects the World over find new and innovative ways in which to use them. I love the stepped, punctuated boundary wall which leads to the courtyard of Matt Gibsons design. For a detailed look at the project, please take a look

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i love Bricks but timber is also quite nice

Working with architects to select bricks for the external facade is an amazing role. The choice of brick, bond, mortar and joint profile has a massive impact on the success of a project. I am often reminded of other materials that feature on projects and today I looked again at the Cambridge Central Mosque by

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Proud to Support the Brickmakers Charter

Brickmongers London are proud to support the BDA’s Brickmakers Charter. The scheme, which was launched in 2020 sets out to improve standards on all brick manufacturers who supply to the UK. Look for the Brickmakers Charter when you’re buying bricks for your project and to find out more, click here.

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RIBA Affordable Housing

Hats off to Peter Barber Architects as they have two projects shortlisted in the RIBA 2021 Neave Brown Award for Housing. The Neave Brown Award recognises the best new examples of high quality, affordable housing in the UK. Alongside Maccreanor Lavingtons Blackfriars Circus and Stanton Williams Key Worker Housing at Eddington, Peter Barber Architects are

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Blackfriars Circus Winner

Maccreanor Lavington and Barratt London have created a multi-award winning project at Blackfriars Circus. The design of the building and quality of workmanship was enhanced by the wonderful selection of bricks. Included in the palette was the use of brown, green and multi toned white glazed bricks which were blended on site. Sawtooth bricks and

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A Passion for Pink

It seems that it is not just the UK that views pink as the new grey. The passion for pink continues in Vietnam where an architect has taken the once popular pebble dash facade to a new level. Read the full article at Dezeen and marvel in 2305Studio’s project.

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