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Inclusive architecture for elders can make old age an achievement
17 November, 2017
The world’s population is ageing faster than ever before. From private...
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Modular construction and cities 17 November, 2017 Modular construction techniques have been around for decades but are increasingly being used for high-rise buildings. From China to downtown Brooklyn, are we entering the age of...

Does BIM software restricts or liberates architects? 17 November, 2017 Technological design platforms are meant to help architects realise their visions rather than drive their designs. There is a growing argument, however, that the increasingly...

Reviving Detroit’s former industrial spaces 17 November, 2017 The reclamation of former industrial spaces continues apace in cities and towns across the post-industrial West, but might such projects be disenfranchising those already impacted by...

Impact of robotics and automation on contemporary architecture 17 November, 2017 As entries close for the ABB LEAF Awards 2017, we sit down with the hugely influential architect and academic Sir Peter Cook, a member of this year’s judging panel, and Katrin Förster...

A new generation of UK garden cities 17 November, 2017 The UK Government recently announced that 14 garden villages totalling more than 48,000 homes are to be built around the country. But is the revival of an idea first conceived in 1898...

Improve building facade: architects and suppliers deliberate at Coil Coating conference 17 November, 2017 The 2017 European Coil Coating Association (ECCA) Spring Conference, held in Amsterdam, celebrated the ECCA’s 50th anniversary by inviting architects along for the first time. On top of...

Chilling out in Sweden’s Icehotel 17 November, 2017 A frozen art gallery, 20 themed suites and an ice staircase feature in Icehotel’s first permanent lodgings, unveiled in Sweden in December. Ross Davies chills out with some of...

Architects should be defenders of the public realm 17 November, 2017 Since the rise of neoliberalism in the late 1980s, public spaces in cities in the UK and around the world have increasingly been transferred into private hands. What effect does this...

Young talent transforming Danish architecture 17 November, 2017 With firms rivalling the world’s best in scale and creativity, and young talent rapidly rising, the Danish architecture scene has never been more exciting. JDS Architects...

Enhancing workspace design with creative office lighting 17 November, 2017 As technology advances and workplace designs become more flexible, office lighting is entering an exciting era. Elly Earls speaks to Laura González Fierro of +ADD; director of...

Let’s write the future - the 2017 ABB LEAF Awards winners 25 October, 2017 The 16th annual ABB LEAF Awards featured the most internationally diverse array of nominees in its history. Amongst the luminaries and rising stars, one of architecture’s most...

Blueprints - Renewal of an Edinburgh icon 29 September, 2017 Seven architectural practices have been shortlisted in a competition to replace the 1935 Ross Bandstand in Edinburgh, Scotland. The new £25-million pavilion will be built in 2018,...


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