UK Architecture

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 03.05.2016 | 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 27.04.2016 | 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 15.04.2016 | 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 14.04.2016 | 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 11.04.2016 | UK
Carolyn Dailey

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

Building the Infrastructure for Innovation

Araceli Camargo | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Tech
Araceli Camargo

All of this innovation will need to be catalysed, honed, and hosted somewhere, i.e. spaces, buildings, cities. The actual infrastructure of innovation is something that rarely is mentioned, we know that innovation needs ideas, visionaries, tools, money etc, however it also has takes a physical embodiment.

Neuroscience and Architecture

Araceli Camargo | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Tech
Araceli Camargo

The to and fro between our brain and environmental stimuli shapes and influences every aspect of who we are.

Louise Ridley

Urban Loneliness Could Be Solved By This Radical Old People's Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.01.2016 | UK

Innovative housing plans in South London aim to combat loneliness among elderly people by placing them on a busy street where they will share space wi...

Can You Recognise These Famous London Scenes From Historic Photographs?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK

From Big Ben to Marble Arch, London is full of landmarks and well-known scenes that are known and loved the world over. The capital has transformed...

The Ancient Riverfront of Varanasi

Shumon Sengupta | Posted 03.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Shumon Sengupta

"Banaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together", wrote Mark Twain, du...

Five Things to Do in Barcelona... and One to Miss

Sally Pemble | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sally Pemble

Barcelona is the city with it all. Culture at every turn, glorious food and a fantastic beach, for when you've had enough of the sight-seeing and just want to flop on the sand and catch some rays. Here's my top five things to do whilst visiting Barcelona. Plus I've thrown in one place that's a dud, so best to give this a miss.

Is Living in the City Bad for Our State of Mind?

Lucy Maddox | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Tech
Lucy Maddox

The geotagging - which says where you are - can then be used to compare with existing mapping data to see whether you are in a deprived or affluent area, whether there are many trees or rivers nearby, and even what levels of pollution there are.

Better Than 'Blade Runner': Re-Imagining Our Cities

John O'Reilly | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK Tech
John O'Reilly

Images of the city have always wielded psychological, emotional and political power. Anyone brought up on a diet of Hollywood movies and US TV shows will have had that uncanny experience as a first-time visitor to a US city - a sense of déjà vu, the feeling of being on a movie set, in a story.

How to Survive a Home Renovation

Fiona McPhillips | Posted 03.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona McPhillips

Two years ago, my husband and I bought a "blank canvas" property, i.e. a shell. Apart from the addition of a couple of electrical sockets, the house had not been updated since it was built in 1934. You name it, it needed it. And more. In the last two years, I have learned many things - here are eight of them.