UK Architecture

Light And Space

Araceli Camargo | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Tech
Araceli Camargo

Light has become a unique point of interest within the built environment on three fronts; sustainability, mental health, and cost. It is the element t...

Venice Is In Danger Of Becoming A Disneyland

Isobel Cockerell | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK
Isobel Cockerell

With rents skyrocketing, Venice is in danger of becoming a Disneyland-style outpost of the 'real' cities on the mainland. On the Zattere, you can get a semifreddo at Nico's legendary ice cream bar and look out over the water towards the smoking chimneys of Marghera, where the Fincantieri shipyard turns out several cruise ships a year. It feels ominously like looking towards the future.

Green Innovation In Sport: How Future Stadiums Will Look

Phillip Othen | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Tech

Nothing can compete with the atmosphere of a packed sports stadium. We go in our millions every week to arenas around the world where we cheer on our ...

Architecture Of Love

Simone de Gale | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK
Simone de Gale

Buildings are designed in many different fashions, but none more special than romance. Romanticism in architecture originated in Europe, and dates fr...

After 90-Years The Iconic Red Telephone Box Has Been Redesigned...

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Tech

If there are two objects that are quintessentially London it’s the red bus and of course the red telephone box. Well now after some 90-years the red...

The Eco Homes That'll Change The Way You Think About Sustainability

Jen Barton | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Nowadays, the mark of a successful home isn’t determined by whether or not you used Carrera marble in your kitchen or have a 3D gallery feature wall...

Time To Go Modular

Chloe Tomlinson | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK
Chloe Tomlinson

The UK is in the midst of a housing crisis. There are 1.5 million 20 to 39-year-olds working in London, and only about 12.5 per cent of them can acces...

How To Prove The 'Unprovable' With Human-Centered Design

Anastasia Kyriacou | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK
Anastasia Kyriacou

Since the 1970s there has been an explosion of organisations with a vision to improve lives within the international development paradigm. But how eff...

Winter Is The Perfect Time To Discover The History Of The British Landscape

Mary-Ann Ochota | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK
Mary-Ann Ochota

Forget long summer days, fields of golden wheat and hedgerows bursting with life. The short, dark days of winter give the would-be Landscape Spotter t...

New World Order? Not Any More

Simone de Gale | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Politics
Simone de Gale

The western world as we knew it has been shaken from its core. Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman with no experience in politics has been elec...

How To Make The Most Of Porto In Just One Day

Julie Dawn Fox | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Dawn Fox

Like any ancient city, Porto has plenty of variety and is constantly evolving. Traditional grocery stores with drawers of nuts and spices that are weighed at the counter lie within spitting distance of gourmet and concept stores and designer urban outfitters.

What Makes Award Winning Architecture?

Simone de Gale | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK
Read More: Architecture, UK News
Simone de Gale

Is there a formula to achieve acknowledgement of quality work? Or is it down to sheer luck, being the right place at the right time? My instincts tell me both attributes are integral to realising award winning architecture.

London's 'Horrific Alien Phallus' Tower Might Not Be Happening

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK

Planning permission for a £6.6million tower in London looks set to be turned down after the design was labelled a “horrific alien phallus”. The 1...

Sinkholes and Pyramids - Casa Sisal, Acanceh, Mexico

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

21st century modernism, ancient pyramids, magical sinkholes, and firefly lullabies. That was the enchanting mix that awaited us in Yucatan.... Casa ...

Why Remaking the Street Is Essential in Post-Brexit World

John O'Reilly | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK
John O'Reilly

(Re/Making the Street at The Building Centre. Photo Juliana Vasquez) Exhibition highlights the ways in which street design are essential to better bu...

Self-Build Can Save Britain!

Charlie Luxton | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK
Charlie Luxton

For better of worse Margaret Thatcher stoked the capitalist in all of us, and created a nation of homeowners. Now the Government could make us a nation of house builders and in doing so shake up the inward looking, greedy, house building sector* and save us from another botched political scheme.

Hacienda Petac ~ Where Petals Promise Peace and Paradise

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

We did not know it at the time, but as we drove through the open gates of Hacienda Petac, we were entering an embrace with Paradise.

Why Architecture Should Matter to All of Us

Simone de Gale | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK
Simone de Gale

This month London is holding its Festival of Architecture, an annual event that celebrates the city as a global hub of architectural experimentation, ...

See the Best of Gaudí's Iconic Architecture in Barcelona - By Bus

David Leigh | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Leigh

There are many reasons you might want to visit Barcelona, but one that continues to top the list is the awe-inspiring architecture of Antoni Gaudí.

This Is How The World's Longest Tunnel Will Revolutionise Travel In Europe

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK

A record-breaking tunnel through the Swiss Alps, set to change travel in Europe, is to be inaugurated on Wednesday. The Gotthard base tunnel will ente...

Top Five Hong Kong Sights and Experiences

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

It was my first time to Hong Kong and I didn't really know what to expect before arriving. After taking a quick trip to Google, the city appeared as tall buildings, bright lights and a scattering of boats.

CitizenM: The Hotels Inspired by 'Global Citizen' Fashion Designers

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

CitizenM was founded by the ex-owner/CEO of fashion company MEXX, Rattan Chadha. Mr Chadha was struck by the uninspiring nature of hotel accommodatio...

Britain's 10 Most Inspiring Buildings

Simone de Gale | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK
Simone de Gale

The buildings that surround us say a lot about who we are and the culture we live in. And they can have a big impact on the way we feel - think of the 'brutal' concrete structures from the 1960s and '70s compared to the soft curves of Birmingham's Selfridges building or the colours of a Cotswold stone village.

Remembering Zaha Hadid

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 15.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kelly Hoppen

Zaha saw the creation of buildings and cities and their synergy in a way that seemed effortless and yet extraordinary in the same way.

Zaha Hadid, Outside the Architecture

Carolyn Dailey | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK
Carolyn Dailey

Zaha Hadid: architect, designer, pioneer, shy beauty, mentor, rule breaker, gossip, wit, dream weaver, sweetheart. The world is emptier without her.