Case Studies


Offices of the future: Where now for Don Draper?

22 Jun 16 | By Ike Ijeh

The office has come a long way since the days of Mad Men, but what could it look like in 10 or 20 years’ time? Well, hot-desking, wellbeing measures and remote working will all flourish. But alas, there’ll be no return of the drinks cabinet


Cut to the chase: Rebuilding the Daytona International Speedway

15 Jun 16 | By Ike Ijeh

The Daytona International Speedway was the first motor sports stadium in the world when it was built in 1959. This year, a British-led team helped tear it down and rebuild it

Watermark Place

Blinds and wellbeing: Put in the shade

8 Jun 16 | By Ike Ijeh

Blinds in commercial buildings have been seen as integral to controlling daylighting and views out. But might a more sophisticated approach to facade design mean that the humble blind has had its day?

Stade Velodrome, Marseille

Euro 2016: Le grand dix - part two

1 Jun 16 | By Ike Ijeh

Next week, Europe comes together for Euro 2016. But it’s not just sporting prowess that will be on display, as host France showcases a dazzling array of new and refurbished stadiums

Stade Matmut Atlantique, Bordeaux

Euro 2016: Le grand dix - part one

31 May 16 | By Ike Ijeh

Next week, Europe comes together for Euro 2016. But it’s not just sporting prowess that will be on display, as host France showcases a dazzling array of new and refurbished stadiums

Tate Modern extension, London, by Herzog and de Meuron

Tate expectations

23 May 16 | By Ike Ijeh

Herzog and de Meuron’s much-delayed extension of the Tate Modern saw the architect handed the rare opportunity of returning to a project having worked on the original

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Jules Pipe

Hackney mayor renews attack on Bishopsgate plans

24 Jun 16

Jules Pipe says proposal is a blight

One Nine Elms new thumb

Balfour tipped to take over £1bn One Nine Elms job

21 Jun 16

Leo Quinn’s firm edges ahead of rival contractor Brookfield Multiplex for London twin tower project

1 Leadenhall 72dpi

Latest Square Mile tower could start 2018

20 Jun 16

New 37-storey office block planned for Leadenhall

Knowledge Quarter Liverpool

Liverpool mayor outlines plan for medical hub

17 Jun 16

Joe Anderson wants to turn city into hub for sector

Ebury Estate

Taylor Wimpey snaps up Bouygues project

13 Jun 16

Bouygues’ contracting arm continuing with mixed-use scheme in Pimlico

BIG Museum of London

In pics: Six architects vie for Museum of London job

9 Jun 16

Winner of £150m flagship arts job due this summer

Tottenham's High Road West

Search for Tottenham homes partner

9 Jun 16

Council announces plans for 1,400 homes next to new Spurs stadium

Sheffield retail

Three-year hunt for Sheffield retail quarter developer ends

9 Jun 16

The council names preferred bidder for £480m city centre scheme

PA Images Network Rail

WSP PB picked to roll out 'digital railway'

9 Jun 16

The consultant will help install a new rail traffic management system

Queensferry Crossing pic

Queensferry Crossing falls five months behind

9 Jun 16

Adverse weather conditions have impacted on the construction of the new bridge



What to specify: Commercial

23 Jun 16

This week’s products for specification include anti-slip decking tiles, a fire protection coating system to protect steel structures, and sound-absorbing acoustic tiles


What to specify: Cladding and curtain walling

7 Jun 16

High-performance aluminium curtain walling, solar control facade and high-strength laminated safety glass (the latter for a lion enclosure) are some of the products for specification featured


What to specify: BIM

24 May 16

The latest software tools and building products with BIM objects to help integrate data as part of the construction process featured in this week


What to specify: Walls, ceilings and partitions

3 May 16

This week’s products cover all wall, ceiling and partition projects, from a ceiling suspension system used in a large hospital building, to glazed partitions for Bath University

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Sketch of the week


Sketch of the week: University of Winchester

24 Jun 16

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Richard Jobson, director at Design Engine


Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Wonders & blunders with Gill Parker

12 Sep 14

London resident Gill Parker thrills to the Sackler Gallery’s contemporary spirit but is less than charmed by a sixties housing estate that has ghettoised its residents