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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

Dominic Thasarathar

Six trends that will define design for contractors

21 Mar 17

Advances in technology will lift many of the constraints currently faced by contractors and it will pay to keep up to speed with the changes

Philip Watson

How smart buildings will boost our productivity

21 Mar 17

If we give office workers the means to control their environment we will be contributing to a healthier, happier and more productive population

Tal Donahue and Matthew McGuinness

Branding a building

16 Mar 17

Developing a brand is becoming ever more important, both for developers and occupiers

    

Helen Gough

The need for International Women's Day

7 Mar 17

Gender equality in the workplace is not a ‘women’s issue’, the fact that it is still an aspiration has huge economic implications for us all

Richard McCarthy

We need a boring Budget

2 Mar 17

Next week the chancellor will unveil his spring Budget, let’s hope he uses it to strengthen existing policies and provide certainty rather than unleash any big surprises

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