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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

MORE CASE STUDIES

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

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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

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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

Michael Brennan

Large-scale recruitment should be phased, like any successful project

28 Jul 17

Employers need to recruit carefully to ensure that mass hiring of new employees does not dilute the company’s culture

Sadie Morgan

At what cost?

26 Jul 17

It’s important to look at what is lost when competing design proposals are judged simply on how much money they will take to build out

Jack Pringle

Dreaming of Margate

19 Jul 17

On the run-down north Kent coast is a living example of regeneration in action. With its contemporary art gallery and now the revival of Dreamland amusement park, Margate has become a model for culture-led revival

    

Chloe McCulloch

After the fire

6 Jul 17

The traumatic experience at Grenfell Tower has understandably triggered a rush to find answers, but we also need to stand back and look at social housing in a holistic way

Dave Rogers

The government isn’t doing enough to prevent a mass exodus of EU workers

4 Jul 17

Brexit could be a spark for an exodus of EU construction workers and the government doesn’t seem to have a plan

Earle Arney

London needs a housing reset

4 Jul 17

The private rental sector could help the government tackle the housing crisis in the capital

Ike Ijeh

A view of the Serpentine Pavilion 2017

21 Jun 17

Natural simplicity forms an ode to the spirit of a modern city

Anthony Thistleton

Modular housing can introduce choice

20 Jun 17

Modular housing doesn’t have to come at the expense of good architecture and could bring choice

Jack Pringle

Housing: Great shakes

23 May 17

If you look hard enough, something positive has come out of this turbulent world politics and frenzy of electioneering