UK Architecture

Schools Are Going Green And Here Is How

Phillip Othen | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Tech

If you want to encourage ecological awareness in children, it makes a profound difference if the school they attend practices what it preaches. For th...

Stunning Drone Footage Reveals Milan's Vertical Forest Skyscrapers

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Tech

Nestled in the heart of Milan is one of the most stunning apartment blocks we think we’ve ever seen. The Bosco Verticale is one of the world’s fir...

China Is Building A 'Forest City' And It Looks Absolutely Incredible

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Tech

Plans for a green ‘forest city’ that will help to fight pollution are about to become a reality as construction begins on an innovative new projec...

83 Residents Of Evacuated Camden Tower Block Refuse To Leave

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.06.2017 | UK

Eight three people have refused to leave their homes on the Chalcots Estate in north London where hundreds of residents were evacuated on Friday night...

Theresa May Reveals Tests Show Other Towers 'Combustible' Following Grenfell Tower Fire

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has said tests on cladding on tower blocks following the Grenfell Tower fire have shown “a number” are “combustible”. Downing Stre...

The Cool Innovations Improving Urban Air Quality

Phillip Othen | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Tech

The war against air pollution will be won or lost in the world’s cities. As greater numbers of people move to urban areas, it’s clear that unless ...

Time For A Digital Overhaul Of The Planning System?

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Madden OBE

In many ways the planning system has done a good job: trying to balance competing demands for scarce resources and mediating between economic forces and the views of local communities. And, over the years, it has proved remarkably resilient.

Power And Beauty In Renewable Energy

Diego Giolitti | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Tech
Diego Giolitti

As the planet struggles on, trying to heal itself of the damage being inflicted by industrial and post-industrial nations, it is refreshing to see certain transitions within contemporary society that are acting to help provide a future that is eco-friendly and sustainable for all inhabitants...

Welcome To The Office Of The Future

Phillip Othen | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Tech

Forget beanbags and ping pong tables, the office of the future will fundamentally change how we work. Through a combination of green and digital techn...

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 21.07.2017 | 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
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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 04.08.2017 | 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 23.07.2017 | 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 05.07.2017 | 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.