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Recently given UNESCO World Heritage Site listing, Le Corbusier's modernist masterpiece - Villa Savoye.

Smart homes in Germany

After IFA Messe 2016, what's the view on smart homes from Germany?

Restoring Drake's concrete house

Charles Drake’s Concrete Building Apparatus met fierce resistance from the mainstream architectural establishment.
Value engineering
An introduction to the historical development and methodology of value engineering.

Around the web

FMB, 22 Sept

New research reveals 2/3's of SME housebuilders have nowhere to build.

Constructing Excellence, 22 Sept

Where will the construction insurance market be in 5 years' time?

BRE, 22 September

Future strategy of BRE Trust revealed at milestone AGM.

IHBC, 21 September

Welsh Government to introduce Land Transaction Tax, the first Welsh tax in 800 years.

GCR, 21 September

Work starts on a railway to link Afghanistan to the world.

The Guardian, 21 September

What the Aylesbury estate ruling means for the future of regeneration.

Wired, 21 September

How architects built China's new glass bridge.

RIBA, 19 September

Alan Vallance has been appointed Chief Executive of the RIBA.

The Construction Index, 20 September

Emma Howard Boyd has been appointed chair of the Environment Agency.

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