UK Architecture

This Epic High-Rise Is The City Of The Future

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech

A Belgian architect thinks he's solved the problems of over-crowding and a lack of food in the cities of the future. With this... Meet 'Drag...

WATCH: This Machine Can 3D Print A House

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech

Everyone knows there's a housing crisis, and virtually every politician in the land wants to build houses - fast. So if only we had some kind of giant...

POLL: This Office Has A Slide. But Is It Cool Or Smug?

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Managers at offices in a seaside town have installed a slide to take workers from one floor to another in just three seconds. The 20ft-long stainle...

The Art of Footwear: Finnish Brand FINSK

Kate Lawson | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Lawson

A graduate of London's Royal College of Art, Finnish-born Julia Lundsten is known for her experimental and avant-garde creative vision, most commonly associated with her high-end footwear brand, FINSK.

The Paris of Parisians

Marion Bretagne | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marion Bretagne

Parisians usually avoid tourist spots as they much more enjoy to be part of the local life of their neighbourhood and have their habits at the same bakery and cafés. Their ordinary routines are entangled within the traditional clichés of Paris and create this unique and authentic atmosphere.

Skyscraper Cemeteries Proposed In Norway As Graveyard Shortage Hits Crisis

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Tech

What with property prices in most major cities reaching unattainable levels even for people with actual jobs, it's no surprise that the dead are also ...

Build A Stadium In Your Garden For Just £18 Million

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Tech

An architecture firm who worked on London's Olympic Stadium are now offering to make you one of your own. The catch? It costs £18.3 million pounds...

Desmond Rayner: A Maker of Journeys and Experiences

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Desmond Rayner's new show, titled Major Minis, currently held at the Piper Gallery in Fitzrovia, London, is an invitation to loose and to find yourself at the same time exploring his intricate drawings.

Design Your Own City And Win £250,000

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK

The best proposal for building a new garden city in Britain could see its author win £250,000, in a competition founded by Next chief executive Lord ...

PICS: This Futuristic 'City On Tracks' Could Actually Be Possible

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Sci-fi visionaries have often wondered what would happen to the modern city in the future: specifically, a future where resources are ever more scarce...

Trend: Ten Cube Hotels

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

The concept of the cube hotel first emerged in Spain, and has grown in popularity in recent years to spread to many diverse corners of the world, from the Swedish Lapland to the Australian Outback and the coast of Thailand.

Joanna Hogg's 'Exhibition': Architecture, Sex and Anxiety

Ed Cripps | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ed Cripps

Of this current golden age of female British directors (Andrea Arnold, Clio Barnard, Lynne Ramsay, Lucy Walker and Sophie Fiennes, to name a few), Joanna Hogg is the Terrence Malick, the understated maverick and perhaps the most intriguing of the lot.

LOOK: 'Skinniest Skyscraper Ever' Planned For New York

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK Tech

A new residential tower planned for New York may be able to lay claim to the title of skinniest skyscraper in the world. Despite being 411.5 metres...

Barcelona - A City That Could Teach London a Thing or Two About Access

Mik Scarlet | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

I have just returned from a holiday in the city of Barcelona. It is a wonderful holiday destination, and my wife and I love it so much we are looking into possibly relocating there. Part of the attraction for me is the wheelchair access.

Observations of Dutch Centraal Wonen and Woongroep Projects

John Killock | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
John Killock

One of the most interesting things that I have experienced from visiting a number of cohousing projects within the Netherlands is the variation in how both 'centraal wonen' projects and 'woongroeps' are organised.

LOOK: A Final Glimpse Inside Battersea Power Station

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK

BLOG: My last chance to see inside Battersea Power Station For most of us, it is the last chance to take a look inside the iconic Battersea Power S...

Roll Up, Roll Up! Battersea Power Station Plays Open House For The Last Time

David Hobbs | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK
David Hobbs

For much of the 20-odd years I've been working in London, my daily commute has taken me within easy viewing of Battersea Power Station... My journey into work is nothing unique of course; in fact there are a few hundred people crammed onto my train at this very moment enjoying the view of the four chimneys.

South Korea To Build World's First 'Invisible' Skyscraper

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Tech

South Korea has approved a design for a skyscraper which has been described as "invisible". Though not actually transparent or otherwise mystically...

Hidden Gems of Europe - Collioure, Perpignan and Saint Cyprien

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

On our annual visit to Montpellier last month for the Radio France music festival, we marvelled once again at how few English people seem to know about this superb festival of free jazz, classical, world and DJ gigs.

Movimento HotSpot: A Celebration of Brazil's Future Creative Talent

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

A new award programme that celebrates Brazil's burgeoning artistic talent under the moniker 'Movimento HotSpot' is beginning to realign the interpretative gaze that the rest of the world has of this creative powerhouse.

The Chinese Are Coming - to London SE19?

Wendy Jones | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK
Wendy Jones

The latest twin posters in The Economist's 'Where do you stand?' advertising campaign argue why Chinese investment in Africa is and/or is not a good ...

New Identity Design for Architectural Photographer Andy Spain

Patrick Myles | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Patrick Myles

Architectural photographer Andy Spain was aware that there were inconsistencies in his personal branding and presentation from his business cards and invoices through to his website, blog and twitter avatar..."I decided it was time I had a logo and brand to run alongside all the material I produce"

High-Tech Portable Hotel Attaches Itself To A Private Jet

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Tech

If you're the sort of literal high-flyer who who makes your way around the world on board a high-speed private jet, you probably don't want to travel ...

LOOK: Is This 'Eyesore' Tower Block Britain's Best New Building?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK

The brutalist 1960s tower block looming above Sheffield station might not seem an obvious choice for a top architecture award. But the revamped Par...

Downtown L.A - Don't Dismiss It

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

Downtown is also home to L.A's Fashion District, and if you're a fashion lover, with an appreciation for new talent and innovative style, this is where you'll want to shop, when in Los Angeles.