UK Architecture

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...

Architecture and the Effects of Human Ageing

John Killock | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
John Killock

As an architecture student I've been fascinated by the effects of human ageing and its relationship with architecture. The subject of ageing is a topic of much debate for the government and media, but it has received somewhat less attention in the field of architecture - particularly in the UK.

PICS: Fishing Village Built 'Inside' A House By Japanese Architect

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Tech

A Japanese architect has built a house with a town inside four walls. Yoshichika Takagi created 'house k' with an outdoor 'village' built into the ...

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...