Monday06 July 2015


Hansom: Tell us a joke

3 Jul 15

Former City of London planning officer Peter Rees is game for a laugh, Mace celebrates its 25th birthday, Elizabeth II gets her tool belt on, and the Building crew take to the waters of a west London reservoir

Previous Hansom


Hansom: Withering Heights

26 Jun 15

A lot of people are at the top of their game this week, with guest appearances from Marcus Trescothick and Ellie Goulding, and the architect of One Blackfriars looking to the stars - but someone else is in the doghouse


Hansom: Just plain silly

19 Jun 15

Fun and games this week as we visit brutalist playgrounds and consider Cambridge university’s professorship of play - plus, creepy crawlies, open seas, and a plea for nonsensical projects


Hansom: Nature’s bounty

12 Jun 15

A good week for bees, areas of outstanding cooking and dilapidated Victorian villas, but DIY skills are on the wane and the Garden Bridge is wilting - as, apparently, are those who spot hunky builders working onsite


Hansom: Feeling romantic...?

5 Jun 15

Well stop - the Paris authorities want none of it. So instead of a city break you could try losing yourself in a debut novel, or perhaps the open road is more your passion - we’d just suggest you opt for an electric car


Hansom: Darling, you were fabulous

29 May 15

Gurkhas, thesps and other fans of the great Joanna Lumley will be thrilled to see her gracing these pages this week, while the rest of us make do with unexploded bombs, 180km cycle rides and free PR advice


Hansom: Parties and politics

22 May 15

The anti-Garden Bridge brigade phone it in, RIBA gets theatrical in an ex-Shed, Prince Charles’ fears about fish are published, and someone has to pay at Balfour Beatty. Plus, Make parks itself in its new studio


Hansom: Ups and downs

15 May 15

This week, London property moguls and an arts executive consider their respective fortunes under a Tory government, while others escape politics by embracing the virtual world and life at high altitude


Hansom: Polling booth blues

8 May 15

An election week special is soon diverted to more intriguing matter, including Man City footballers seeking solace on a construction site, mixed-reality headsets and what RMJM’s office building did next


Hansom: Follies galore

24 April 2015

This week, the builder of a mock-Tudor castle prepares to move into demolition, a petition is launched for a duck, Network Rail gives us the willies, and election excitement reaches fever pitch as politicians dig a hole


Hansom: Reasons to be cheerful

17 Apr 15

Happiness has broken out on the UK’s building sites, it seems (are they putting something in the tea?). Plus, tall towers, oversized sculptures, fantasy drama and Iain Duncan Smith. Happy?


Hansom: Digging deep

10 April 2015

This week sees an industry mired in conflict and charity, as a warrior against the Garden Bridge takes a break, Tory donors swell Cameron’s war chest, Osborne does a good deed, and Costain enters the Dragons’ Den


Hansom: The weird and wonderful

2 Apr 15

Things take a turn for the strange this week. The Serpentine’s summer pavilion dabbles in psychedelia, a national memorial centre is shaped like a Spitfire, and Boris Johnson can be found tunnelling underneath London


Hansom: The young ones

27 Mar 15

This week, how watching telly can inspire the next generation of construction workers; northern youth marches south; an octogenarian architect is unstoppable; and the chancellor contemplates a career change

Hansom at Mipim

Hansom: Party poopers

20 Mar 15

Mipim was as varied as a pack of liquorice allsorts this year with delegates from far-flung corners of the world such as Dagenham imbuing the fair with fun-filled exoticism - all the more puzzling that some failed to show


Hansom: Virtual realities

13 Mar 15

Exploring alternative planes of existence, there’s Alastair Campbell at Ecobuild, Mipim by bike, bat warnings, and building structures in a 3D procedurally generated world. More mundanely, there’s stamps and Lego

hansom for i pad

Hansom: No brainers

6 Mar 15

Lots of bright ideas this week: a skyscraper made of wood, relocating parliament to Hull, prolonging Euston Station’s life and a lycra-testing cycle ride to Cannes. Plus, we learn that the Walkie Talkie can whistle too


Hansom: It's a size thing

27 Feb 15

News from contracting’s big beasts, an estate agent’s imaginative reworking of geography, Washington is taken down a peg or two (as is a former RIBA president) - plus, it’s true, our readers really are getting younger


Hansom: Grey matter

20 Feb 15

Those whose sexual preferences lean towards concrete will be excited by this week’s offerings - the rest of us will have to make do with more cerebral ruminations on the intersection between life, art and fog


Hansom: Going underground

13 Feb 15

Good news for fans of transport infrastructure - this week’s tattle has plenty to get your motor running, including tube line cycleways, haunted rail stations, and a bid to bring beauty to Britain’s roads. Yes, roads


Hansom: The wheat from the chaff

6 Feb 15

Baking infiltrates Building this week as a former Great British Bake Off contestant quizzes the Federation of Master Builders construction panel, and a Buckinghamshire brickmaker wins over a Japanese bakery

Sign in

Email Newsletters

I'm searching for in
Desktop Site | Mobile Site