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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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OUT OF THE WOODS: modular wooden skyscrapers 11 July, 2018 Penda is planning a modular wooden skyscraper for Toronto that could provide a more sustainable model for high-density city living. Frances Marcellin talks to Chris Precht, a partner...

The innovations list 11 July, 2018 Our favourite products from the past few months.

SEEN AND HEARD:childcare facilities in the workplace 11 July, 2018 As childcare facilities become more prevalent in the contemporary workplace, serious money is being invested into designing spaces for young users. Abi Millar speaks to Daniel Sundlin...

A shared future 11 July, 2018 The concept of open-source architecture (OSA) may challenge the starchitects and big design firms, but the benefits of hive-minding concepts, and subjecting work to free external...

FIGHTING FOR AN INDIAN STYLE 11 July, 2018 In the three decades since India abandoned socialism, its landmark architectural projects have been dominated by glass and steel towers wholly unsuited to the country and its...

MOVING ON UP: building gardens 11 July, 2018 Vertical gardens integrated into our cities’ high-rise buildings are giving new meaning to the term ‘urban jungle’. But to what extent do these projects genuinely improve quality of...

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS: ABB LEAF Awards 11 July, 2018 As the ABB LEAF Awards enter their 17th year, we sit down with Kai-Uwe Bergmann of Bjarke Ingels Group and Katrin Förster, global key account manager of event headline partner ABB,...

INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATION: Designing an embassy 11 July, 2018 What should an embassy say about the country and culture it represents? Greg Noone talks to architects behind new designs in London, New Delhi and Lisbon to discover how they...

The likely LEDs: heritage lighting 11 July, 2018 Renovating historic buildings is never easy, especially when it comes to the lighting. Place fittings incorrectly and designers risk wrecking what made the original architecture...

Degrees of excellence 11 July, 2018 LEAF Review showcases the six finalists battling to design the new Centre for Creative Design at University College Dublin.

NEW RULES: Zaha Hadid Architects 11 July, 2018 Our cities have collapsed into a state of “garbage-spill urbanism”, argues Patrik Schumacher, and only a complete change of approach can get us back on the right path. But if the...

The cycle of life: everlasting buildings 11 July, 2018 Sustainability and a ‘cradle to cradle’ approach have never been more important to the construction and reconstruction of the built environment. At a dining club held by LEAF Review...

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...


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