The highly anticipated 2024 edition of the Architecture Yearbook has been released.
This past year has seen the Architecture & Design industry come together with a united front, shaking off the uncertainty of the past and focusing on delivering for the future – building and designing better than ever before.
The importance of spaces that enhance experiences and support wellbeing is in everyone’s conciousness, and the various arms of the industry are supporting each other in reaching their build goals for both the community and the planet.
This feeling of togetherness is echoed throughout the insightful articles featured within the yearbook, contributed by a wealth of industry talent. Manisha Patel, Senior Partner at PRP, takes on intergenerational living in the city, making a case study of PRP’s regeneration of Truro’s Pydar district for Cornwall Council to demonstrate how the proverb “it takes a village” can be brought to life through good design. Christopher Laing, Founder of Deaf Architecture Front, discusses how to build a bridge between the Deaf community and the worlds of architecture and spatial practice; and Akanksha Gupta of Vijay Gupta Architects delves into the topic of connecting cities to university campuses.
A plethora of other hot topics are covered within the book including gamification, interior trends, public infrastructure, and learning and development. Veteran engineer Albert Williamson-Taylor (AKT II) and recent graduate designer Anoushka Pacquette (WILL+Partners) both discuss how we can support and encourage young people in order to secure and shape the success of the industry in the years to come.
The Photo Casebook section features recent projects that have stunned the industry with their ingenuity and creative design processes. From residential builds in Ecuador and South Korea to a school in India, a treatment facility in Belgium, and greenhouse in the Czech Republic, the yearbook takes you on a trip around the globe to visit some of the most impressive projects to emerge this year.
The Foreword of this years edition is written by BDP‘s Chief Executive Nick Fairham, who reflects on the past year and sets up the book with a positive outlook for the coming months.
You can read the Architecture Yearbook 2024 by clicking HERE.