UK Architecture

The Brandhorst Museum in Munich

Stuart Forster | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

The Brandhorst Museum is a relatively recent addition to the Kunstareal (meaning 'art area'), which is home to a concentration of galleries and museum...

PICS: Incredible New Aquarium Designed To Resemble A Wave

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Tech

Aquariums tend to be interesting buildings - being full of sharks, jellyfish and sea lions does that for a structure. But this one is better than most...

Great Weekend Getaways - Seville, Andalusia

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

With chilly February extending into an equally frigid March, I think longingly of our recent trip to one of my favourite cities - sunny Seville, the exquisite capital of Andalucia in southern Spain. Only a short flight from the UK, followed by a short taxi ride, Seville is an ideal weekend destination.

The Netherlands Photography Museum in Rotterdam

Stuart Forster | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Known in English as the Netherlands Photography Museum, this is a 'must visit' attraction if you're a photography enthusiast and visiting Rotterdam.

London's Cultural Quarter To Get Glass Makeover

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

London's cultural quarter at the South Bank could be transformed by a huge glass pavilion, under new plans to continue the revamp of the area. The ...

Olympic Park Architect John Hopkins Dies

PA | Posted 31.03.2013 | Home

John Hopkins, the visionary landscape architect and mastermind of London's Olympic parklands, has died aged 59. In directing the team who created t...

View From The Bog

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK

Spectacular views unfurl themselves from every aspect of Shard with floor to ceiling windows offering dizzying vistas from the 310m structure, even fr...

View From The Shard A Sell-Out Show

The Huffington Post UK | Jacqueline Head | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK

It's touted as holding the highest vantage point from any building in Western Europe, with a viewing platform at a vertigo-inducing 244 metres up, and...

Why Don't We Design Better?

Becci Taylor | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK
Becci Taylor

Why are systems so often set up to prevent the success that is possible with truly collaborative, integrated design? I work in the construction industry, where there are many barriers to achieving this goal.

Seven Reasons to Take a Responsible City Break

Lara Solomon | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Solomon

Visiting a city usually means that everything is within walking distance, so you can get out and explore on foot. Better for the environment and also I think more fun, since you can stop at coffee shops/bars/stores en-route!

Oscar Niemeyer - Ahead of the Curve

Ana Tzarev | Posted 09.02.2013 | Home
Ana Tzarev

I believe Art is where the Divine and The Human meet. It is the embodiment of the human spirit. Oscar Niemeyer - the wonderful Brazilian architect wh...

Modernist Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer Dies Aged 104 (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home

Oscar Niemeyer, the modernist Brazilian architect known for his futuristic designs in concrete, has died just a week before his 105th birthday. Ni...

The Landmark, Marylebone - Now Hosting Award Winning Chef Mark Poynton at the Winter Garden

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

I'm not entirely won over by the The Landmark, but its unique charm, awe-inspiring interior and adventurous gastronomy will have me returning to enjoy the exquisite afternoon tea menu.

170-Foot Long Trampoline Is The Best Way To Commute Ever Invented

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Tech

Have you ever wanted to trampoline to work? It might sound ludicrous - but it's at least technically possible, as proven by a recent art installati...

Curating a House of Rope at the Secret Garden Party

Tess Acheson | Posted 27.01.2013 | Home
Tess Acheson

Rosie's ever whirling and occupied mind was, in many ways, the epicenter of this project. She is clearly a curatorial force when it comes to performance and her attention to detail, to atmosphere and to immersive-ness was truly inspiring.

Heidi Locher: Designs on the Future

Jason Holmes | Posted 25.01.2013 | Home
Jason Holmes

This is the house that Heidi built. We're sitting in Lavender House on Gayton Road, Heidi Locher's London home, set far back from the road behind a high gate, a temple to Modernism hidden between the Victorian walls of her Hampstead neighbours.

From 'Me' Towns to 'We' Towns

Julian Dobson | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Julian Dobson

What's happening is that 'me' towns are starting to become 'we' towns. The narrative handed down by political and business leaders that says we are all consumers and that success is a matter of competing better for consumers' spending is being challenged.

World's Tallest Building To Be Built In China In 90 Days?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Tech

Engineers in China will attempt to construct the world's tallest building in just 90 days. The 'Sky City' skycraper will be 2,749 feet tall, and wi...

Venice - La bella Serenissima

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

We visited Venice this autumn, to see the architecture biennale, not that we ever need an excuse to go to our favourite European city.

Who Would Want To Live In The World's Thinnest House? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK

Almost everyone has dreamed of owning the largest house in the world, resplendent with gardens, multiple wings and areas to entertain friends and fami...

The End is Close for Palaces for the People

Sonia Zhuravlyova | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK
Sonia Zhuravlyova

Time is running out for Europe's largest prefab estate. Lewisham Council, London, is planning to demolish all but six of the 187 prefab bungalows that make up the Excalibur Estate in Catford - and replace them with 371 modern homes.

The 10 Most Threatened Old Buildings In England

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.10.2012 | Home

An ivy-shrouded cemetery chapel, a London street scheme and a reservoir "spillway" resembling an immense staircase are among the 10 most threatened Vi...

The Olympic Stadium Is Worth More Than Football

Sri Sritharan | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Sport
Sri Sritharan

If the London 2012 Olympic Games have taught us anything it is that football doesn't quite matter anymore.

Olympic Stadium Bids For Top Architectural Prize

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2012 | Home

This summer it was the scene of many of Team GB's gold medals, and now the Olympic Stadium itself could claim a gong. The arena is one of the front...

Why Reyner Banham Was Right

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 29.10.2012 | Home
Rosy Greenlees

The brilliant scholar and critic Reyner Banham was best known for his treatises on architecture, where he would compare ice cream vans with mediaeval cathedrals and explain the importance of bike sheds. However, he was originally trained as an aero engineer and it was this background of actually making stuff that he drew on when in 1973 he delivered a lecture entitled Sparks from a Plastic Anvil: The Craftsman in Technology.