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2019 Shortlist announced for ABB LEAF Awards
25 July, 2019
ABB LEAF Awards Judging Panel has today announced the 2019 official shortlist
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ABB integrates digital tech to cut a buildings costs 03 July, 2019 The scalable 'Give Your Buildings a New Dimension' portfolio from ABB brings new levels of control and savings to small- and medium-sized businesses.

Largest Swiss rice mill monitors energy distribution digitally with ABB 02 July, 2019 As part of its expansion of production facilities in Ticino, Switzerland, La Riseria is pursuing a comprehensive sustainability program with ABB's digitally monitored,...

ABB protects historic town hall against consequences of arc faults 01 July, 2019 Thanks to an electrical refurbishment at the town hall in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, the historic building is now protected against arc faults.

ABB presents solution for sustainable factory of the future 29 June, 2019 At its site in Lüdenscheid, in the presence of Nico Rosberg, ABB shows how the sustainable energy transition can succeed with digital energy management.

INDEPENDENT SPIRIT 22 December, 2018 The region may be best known for the work of Gaudí, but Catalonia has also acted as a cradle and incubator for some of the most interesting and accomplished architects working today....

SHARE AND SHARE ALIKE 22 December, 2018 The success of the sharing economy has been underpinned by the rapid advancement and increasing pervasiveness of digital technologies. According to some forecasters, these trends are...

RENEWED PURPOSE 22 December, 2018 Aluminium has been a recognised architectural material for almost 150 years, but practitioners are reassessing its value as they seek to create lighter, reusable and more...

The innovations list 22 December, 2018 A comprehensive list of our favourite products from the past few months.

TALKING SHOP 22 December, 2018 Retailers may be suffering in the face of online competition, but the physical store remains an important part of a brand’s identity. Neil Gerrard speaks to Sam Jacob, founder of...

Form beyond function 22 December, 2018 For centuries, one simple rule defined bridge design: form must follow function. Yet, as materials have advanced and design programmes grown more complex, this edict has become less...

CIVIC DUTY 22 December, 2018 In an era of shrinking public funds, and an increasingly complicated relationship between citizens, communities, government bodies and private enterprise, what do we want our...

A space to create 22 December, 2018 Architects’ own studios and offices – ‘the spaces where people design spaces’ – must serve multiple purposes, at once defining a practice’s style and approach, impressing...

Have you seen the light? 22 December, 2018 In terms of the source itself, and the development tools used in its implementation, arguably no architectural field had been altered so dramatically by technological advancements in...

Winners announced at the 2018 ABB LEAF Awards 31 October, 2018 Grande Fête in Frankfurt as winners of the 17th ABB LEAF Awards 2018 are announced

The beauty of history 16 October, 2018 Having closed for a €200-million renovation more than four years ago, Paris’s legendary Hôtel de Crillon, under Rosewood’s management, is once again open for business. Aline...

Perks of recreation 16 October, 2018 Crowne Plaza has unveiled a fresh visual identity that challenges the accepted aesthetics of business hotels. Eleanor Wilson talks to Tom Lloyd of PearsonLloyd; Simon Kincaid, director...

Visionary designs 16 October, 2018 LEAF Review: Excellence in Design picks some of the most interesting recent and upcoming hotel openings across the world.

Light up the world 16 October, 2018 Over the past few decades, specialist lighting designers have steadily grown in stature, becoming a fundamental part of the design process. Andrea Valentino talks to Chad Rains,...

Renaissance of an icon 16 October, 2018 The history of the Hôtel Lutetia and the history of Paris are as closely entwined as the many lovers who walk the streets of the city of lights. Architect and designer...


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