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Winners announced at the 2018 ABB LEAF Awards
31 October, 2018
Grande Fête in Frankfurt as winners of the 17th ABB LEAF Awards 2018...
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ABB Leaf Awards 2018 Lifetime Achievement Winner - Sir David Chipperfield 12 June, 2018 David Chipperfield established David Chipperfield Architects in 1985.

Reinventing architecture in Russia 25 May, 2018 Russia is witnessing the emergence of a number of young, start-up practices which focus on the reinvention of public space and community engagement. Is this an architectural...

Designing monuments and memorials: art of remembrance 25 May, 2018 Designing a memorial might be the toughest task an architect faces. From traditional monuments celebrating national triumph and personal heroism, to today’s conceptual installations,...

Designing workspaces for the future 25 May, 2018 Gimmicky ping pong tables used to be the symbol of a funky employee-centric office, but these days office spaces need to attract workers with excellent facilities while also...

Building information modelling software: a roundtable discussion 25 May, 2018 How will the architecture industry rise to the challenge of the building information modelling revolution? On a balmy July evening in London, LEAF Review, in collaboration with...

Machine Dreams 25 May, 2018 By automating repetitive, labour-intensive practices, artificial intelligence is promising to revolutionise everything from image recognition to driving. Can its influence...

Collaboration with architects for specialist lighting design 25 May, 2018 Over the past few decades, specialist lighting design has steadily grown in stature, becoming a fundamental part of the design process. Andrea Valentino talks to Chad Rains, founder...

“Active” German architecture: breaking the mould 25 May, 2018 Identified as being in the vanguard of a new generation of international architectural leaders, Jürgen Mayer believes in creating “active” architecture that goes beyond merely...

Architectural safety standards: lessons from the Grenfell Tower tragedy 25 May, 2018 On 5 October, LEAF Review, in partnership with ETEM and Elval Colour, invited more than 20 leaders from the architectural community to an emotional roundtable discussion on the...

New York High Line: pioneer in reusing infrastructure 25 May, 2018 The High Line has enjoyed phenomenal success since opening nearly ten years ago, but its creators didn’t get everything right. Elly Earls asks what lessons this New York landmark has...

Leaf International at Berlin: discussing “starchitecture” 25 May, 2018 Now in its 18th year, LEAF International was held at the Berlin Marriott in October, bringing together leaders from a mixture of the world’s largest and most progressive...

Sexism in architecture: structural inequality 25 May, 2018 In the wake of a litany of scandals encompassing a range of industries, sexism in all its guises dominates the cultural conversation. How does this pertain to architecture, a...

ART OF REMEMBRANCE: making memorials 20 December, 2017 Designing a memorial might be the toughest task an architect faces. From traditional monuments celebrating national triumph and personal heroism, to today’s conceptual installations,...

HIGH HOPES: New York's High Line 20 December, 2017 The High Line has enjoyed phenomenal success since opening nearly ten years ago, but its creators didn’t get everything right. Elly Earls asks what lessons this New York landmark has...

JEWELS OF DESIGN: ABB LEAF Awards 20 December, 2017 The industry met this year at London’s Royal Horseguards Hotel to celebrate architectural successes at the 15th annual ABB LEAF Awards. The expert judging panel included SBID...

POWER TO THE PEOPLE: Russia's young architects 20 December, 2017 Russia is witnessing the emergence of a number of young, start-up practices which focus on the reinvention of public space and community engagement. Is this an architectural...

Building the future: LEAF International 20 December, 2017 Now in its 18th year, LEAF International was held at the Berlin Marriott in October, bringing together leaders from a mixture of the world largest and most progressive...

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...

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...


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