The UK's most unique new homes and extensions in the running for the prestigious 2017 RIBA House of the Year Award have been announced. All of the 20 homes push the boundaries of design, creating quirky and innovative spaces. This year's highlights include a self-build treehouse in Dorset, which has been named the small project of the year. Woodmans Treehouse is deep in woodland and is reached by a suspension bridge leading to a charred oak door inset with a reclaimed brass porthole.
London renters are more than aware that the benefit of a short commute often means sacrificing size or quality of accommodation – sometimes both. At the end of last year, east London's Mile End on the Central line topped the charts as the best-value spot for fast commutes. Located in Zone 2, locals can get to Liverpool Street in five minutes, Holborn in 13 minutes and Oxford Circus in 15 minutes on the Central line.
An “exemplary” west London housing estate has won one of the top awards in architecture. The Silchester Estate in North Kensington was one of 49 projects across the UK to be recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects as among the best new buildings of the year. Work on the 112 new homes — 45 for social rent, 39 for shared ownership and 28 for private sale — as well as community and retail spaces was completed last year.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".