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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the leaf review editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

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The shoulders of giants – the ABB LEAF Awards 2017
07 July, 2017
As entries close for the ABB LEAF Awards 2017, we sit down with the...
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Past and future collide to create - Singapore 31 May, 2017 Singapore has carefully planned its way from being a small regional entrepôt to a world city. However, new challenges have cropped up as the space available for development declines...

Safe refuge - housing and sheltering refugee populations 31 May, 2017 The global number of forcibly displaced people is at its highest since the Second World War, causing an unprecedented surge in refugees entering Europe. With member states stretched...

Thank you for sharing – affordable residential housing 31 May, 2017 Amid rising rents and changing lifestyles, home ownership is beyond reach to many young professionals in cities. Shared housing, or ‘living as a service’ appears to be the solution,...

Project Feature 20 April, 2017 Commissioned by ABB - The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice.

Notes on blindness – architecture for the visually impaired 13 December, 2016 Architecture is primarily conceived as a visual medium, one beyond the scope of the visually impaired. Greg Noone talks to a small group of architects who are challenging this...

In from the cold – built space in the Communist era 13 December, 2016 Since the fall of the communist bloc, architecture dating from that period has largely been regarded with disdain by the people of Eastern Europe. Now, however, a growing collective...

The innovations list 2017 13 December, 2016 Our favourite products of the past few months.

For all intents and purposes – recycling trash in construction 12 December, 2016 Whether it is wind turbines transformed into children’s play equipment, a plastic bottle village, or a Malibu home roofed by the wing of a Boeing 747, architects are finding...

Pick and mix: Michelle Delk and Ben van Berkel on mixed-used developments 12 December, 2016 In today’s cities, mixed-use developments represent the greatest opportunity to embark upon mega-projects, with typical sites requiring a multiplicity of architectural solutions....

Going underground: new approaches to sustainable construction 12 December, 2016 Rapid urbanisation and increasingly extreme weather conditions are leading to a remarkable increase in the extension of our cities underground. But can this approach offer...

Leap of faith: South London’s Batul Futuh mosque 12 December, 2016 The news that John McAslan + Partners (JMP) will be developing new designs for one of Europe’s largest mosques, the Baitul Futuh complex in South London, raises the complex...

Virtual-reality check – how VR is changing architectural design 12 December, 2016 In five years, architects could be designing projects from scratch in photorealistic virtual environments. Elly Earls meets Archilogic’s Kaspar Helfrich, IVR Nation’s Olivier Demangel...


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