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Walkie Talkie

Tall buildings: Height vs heritage

9 Sep 15

London’s lack of a coherent tall buildings policy has led to controversial ‘carbuncles’ such as the Walkie Talkie crowding its skyline

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Staircases are configured as bold single flights to aid legibility and accessibility

The Plimsoll Building: Close encounters

2 Sep 15

The incorporation of two schools into a residential building is an example of school designers becoming more responsive to the changing physical and political environment

York House

A day at the office: Your guide to human happiness

26 Aug 15

How can you use design to actively influence and improve people’s lives? British Land is using its own headquarters as a test bed for incorporating wellbeing principles that it hopes will foster a happier, more productive workforce.

Knauf building

A lesson in geometry: Knauf's UK headquarters

8 May 14

AHMM’s design for the new Knauf HQ is a masterclass in lineal precision, fitting seamlessly into its industrial riverside setting despite its modernist white exterior. Here’s how, with the use of some of the manufacturer’s own materials, the project stacked up to just £1.8m

cheesegrater3

The Cheesegrater: One for heavy metal fans

13 September 2013

How the 224m-tall Leadenhall Building was constructed in the City without disrupting the neighbours

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Somerstown Central Community Hub

22 Aug 13

A council estate cut in two by a dual carriageway has been reconnected by a community hub spanning the divide

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Derwent London's white collar factory

10 May 13

Derwent London has come up with an office concept that could undercut the rest of the market. But will its basic specifications and industrial design attract prospective occupiers?

The Place

The Place to be

25 January 2013

The Shard may have attracted all the attention in the last year but its little sister, The Place, represents just as accomplished a technical feat

Marks and Spencer

Sustainable supermarket: M&S's new Cheshire Oaks store

03 February 2012

At this enormous store in Chester, M&S is putting its Plan A sustainability programme to the test. And from the zero-waste policy to the innovative use of natural materials, all the evidence suggests that this is one plan A that is actually working … Building reports

projects

Tall building design: Is it safe?

02 September 2011

Ten years ago the world watched two of New York’s most iconic towers come crashing to the ground. Since then the industry has changed the way tall buildings are built in an attempt to make them terror proof. Building takes a look

COMMUNITY OPINION

Phil-Bernstein

Big data and virtual reality in architecture

20 Feb 17

By combining big data and VR, architects can significantly improve design

Claire-Palmer---Symmetrys

Why have EU workers' pensions become a tax target?

13 Feb 17

HMRC must lift its block on French and Italians in the UK transferring their pension pots tax free, or risk losing the benefits their professional expertise brings to construction

Jack Pringle

Singapore-on-Thames

1 Feb 17

Smart technologies could allow us to turn cities such as London into more healthy and less frustrating places to live. One Asian state has an app for that

    

Claire Wansbury

How green space can pay its way in garden villages

9 Jan 17

Cost-benefit analysis of the impact of the natural environment on people could be used to plan the proposed wave of garden villages

Alan Shingler

Prefabrication can have a positive impact on architecture

3 Jan 17

Let’s remain open-minded about the architectural quality modular construction can deliver

Chris Liddle

A chance to rehabilitate our prisons

30 Nov 16

The Autumn Statement recognised the importance of safety in our prisons, but we need a bigger commitment to overhauling the spaces for prisoners and prison officers

Alex Ely

The secret to a great design brief from a client

23 Nov 16

Suprisingly councils tend to be better at discussing ideas with architects at the briefing stage than commercial developers, why is that?

Jack Pringle

It's immigration and jobs – stupid, not the economy

18 Nov 16

Brexit and Trump’s election victory are just the start, western democracies will have to rethink their policies and how they serve ordinary people

Mark Leeson

Architects must improve relationships with contractors

15 Nov 16

A recent report found architects receive poor satisfaction ratings from contractors, which comes from a failure to treat contractors like an end-user client