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A new generation of UK garden cities
17 November, 2017
The UK Government recently announced that 14 garden villages totalling...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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 hugely influential architect and academic Sir Peter Cook, a member of this year’s judging panel, and Katrin Förster...

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...

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,...

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...

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...


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