UK Architecture

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.

Centraal Wonen in Haarlem

John Killock | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
John Killock

My first visit to the Netherlands has taken me to the historic city of Haarlem, located to the west of Amsterdam. Here there are several multigenerational 'Centraal Wonen' projects. Centraal Wonen translates as 'Central Living'. In the UK we use the term 'cohousing' which follows the US who coined the term 'cohousing' when bringing the concept to America in the late 1980's.

In Wales with the POW - The Case for (And Against) Beauty and Harmony

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK
Jeffrey Gedmin

I met Prince Charles recently in Wales. Joined by my colleague, journalist-historian Hywel Williams, the two of us were invited to meet the Prince of Wales at Coed Darcy, where a small group of guests had been invited to see how Neath Port Talbot council, BP, the Welsh assembly and developers St Modwen are trying to turn one of Europe's biggest brownfield sites into a healthy, flourishing community.

LOOK: 'Spiderweb' Tower Would Turn Pollution Into Fuel

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Tech

A graduate architect has come up with a radical design that would turn London's BT Tower into a pollution harvesting 'spiderweb' that turned smog into...

PICS: First Look At Google's New £1Bn London HQ

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Tech

Google has issued the first renders of its new £1.04 billion London HQ, set to be built next to King's Cross station. According to the drawings, s...

An Introduction to My Work and Charitable Endeavours Within the Built Environment

HRH The Prince of Wales | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK
HRH The Prince of Wales

Just as we are what we eat, I believe we are what we are surrounded by. The art of place-making was all but dead, as was the skill of creating genuine communities rather than rather soulless housing estates, until I determined to revive these timeless skills over 25 years ago. Although it seems misunderstood, my concern for design is part of a much wider concern about the impact places have on the people who live or work in or around them. My concern is for the built environment as a whole and how that environment affects the way people feel and live.

Sou Fujimoto's Earth Cloud

Julian Vigo | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Julian Vigo

In this morning's press conference, Sou Fujimoto recalls his dream of making an architectural installation at the Serpentine Gallery which this Saturday will be officially realised upon the pavilion's public opening. Inspired by the trees and people of Kensington Gardens, Fujimoto strives to create an 'artificial geometry'.

WATCH: Mind-Controlled Building Changes Shape Based On Your Mood

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Tech

Mind-controlled quadcopters are one thing - but mind-controlled buildings? BoingBoing points us to an installation created last year by Guvenc Ozel...

An Early Experiment of Collaborative Living Draws Similarities With Modern Day Cohousing

John Killock | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
John Killock

The UK is often criticised for a lack of variety in house types and the dominant design still caters for the nuclear family. Despite this claim, there have in fact been a number of experiments in 'cooperative' or 'associated' living.

PICS: Amazon Proposes Beautiful 'Greenhouse' HQ

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Tech

Amazon has proposed a new headquarters building for downtown Seattle - and it's pretty astounding. The new design features three geodesic-style dom...

The Shard Is the St Paul's Cathedral Of Our Times

Gabriel Byng | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK
Gabriel Byng

One is a monstrous addition to the London skyline which dominates views of the city and has divided public opinion between those who hate it and those who loathe it. The other is the Shard.

Preserving the Past: Beirut's Condemned Buildings

Lucy Knight | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK
Lucy Knight

So what is left now for the preservation of Beirut's aged and low-slung buildings, remainders of a romantic past?

Robot Ants (And Real Termites) Will Shape The Breathable Buildings Of The Future

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Tech

In the future buildings may have unusual architects. Termites. Well, actually, robotic ants programmed to behave like termites, but who will ins...

WATCH: The Dizzying Ascent Of The Freedom Tower's Spire

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Tech

If you're not a fan of heights then it's probably best not to watch this. The nine-minute clip shows the dizzying ascent of the spire that now crow...