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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
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.
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
How the 224m-tall Leadenhall Building was constructed in the City without disrupting the neighbours
A council estate cut in two by a dual carriageway has been reconnected by a community hub spanning the divide
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 Shard may have attracted all the attention in the last year but its little sister, The Place, represents just as accomplished a technical feat
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
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
Cost-benefit analysis of the impact of the natural environment on people could be used to plan the proposed wave of garden villages
Let’s remain open-minded about the architectural quality modular construction can deliver
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
Suprisingly councils tend to be better at discussing ideas with architects at the briefing stage than commercial developers, why is that?
Brexit and Trump’s election victory are just the start, western democracies will have to rethink their policies and how they serve ordinary people
A recent report found architects receive poor satisfaction ratings from contractors, which comes from a failure to treat contractors like an end-user client
Automating the design process won’t take creativity out of architecture, but free us up to embrace a more human-centred approach
Projects aiming to declutter our streets have come in for a bashing but with careful planning they improve the experience of all road users
We cannot afford to ignore the Farmer Review and we should see Brexit as a catalyst for change