All Hansom articles – Page 7

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    Hansom: Takes the cake

    2017-06-16T06:00:00Z

    We raise eyebrows in disbelief at election reactions, attitudes to office facilities and housing estate names, while the sweet-toothed among us celebrate World Donut Day by scoffing some architectural baked goods

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    Hansom: Age-old issues

    2017-06-09T06:00:00Z

    Antique and new collide as diggers find unsettling relics at Ally Pally, a museum has the nerve to be uncomplimentary about somebody’s age and senior housing is marketed in a hipster paradise

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    Hansom: Speaking the lingo

    2017-06-02T06:00:00Z

    We canvass opinion on the Twitter, check in on a certain PPE-loving politician turned hack, and snazz up our home with Lego and sparkly wallpaper. Plus, the wilds of Canada come to Chelsea Flower Show

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    Hansom: The high life

    2017-05-26T06:00:00Z

    One Czech building’s detectors get it wrong, Maggie’s statue plans cause a stir, we reminisce about the original Shell building, touch on Bangkok’s towers, hanker for Hampstead and puzzle over the Tory manifesto

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    Hansom: Unlikely stories

    2017-05-12T06:00:00Z

    A Maggie’s Centre wins approval from an unexpected source, we reminisce about the old days before tall towers blighted the country, a luxury Japanese train takes a bow, and Slough targets those looking for happiness

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    Hansom: A life less ordinary

    2017-05-05T06:00:00Z

    This week, Foster + Partners’ copy writers get a bit carried away, someone has an idea for a long weekend, Liam Fox has an odd sense of what makes Britain great, and we share deep thoughts about the nature of time

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    Hansom: Burn, baby, burn

    2017-04-28T07:00:00Z

    This week, I am disappointed by a piece of Big Apple real estate, wave goodbye to Gavin Barwell for a little while and get some expert info on how to grow a garden bridge (hint: there are no plants involved)

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    Hansom: A touch of class

    2017-04-21T06:00:00Z

    This week, a sheikh is inspired by Shepherd’s Bush and Westfield (who could not be?), Joanna Lumley is perhaps too close to her champagne-quaffing alter-ego, and Pink Floyd’s guitarist gets a luxury home in Hove

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    Hansom: Suited and booted

    2017-04-13T06:00:00Z

    In the week Greg Fitzgerald exchanges his slippers for office brogues, the Garden Bridge scheme is left hanging and Mitsubishi upsizes its tower, we want nothing more than to dress up as one-eyed monsters

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    Hansom: For fools rush in

    2017-04-07T06:00:00Z

    It’s a bit like the nun on the clown’s back this week (virgin on the ridiculous), as consultants of a certain age bobsleigh at 125 km/hour and Trump officials reveal details for the Mexico border wall - art brings some relief

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    Hansom: Unreal

    2017-03-31T06:00:00Z

    This week we imagine an alternative reality where Chelsea FC has British players, birds are singing indoors, HS2 gets on with everybody and after-work drinkies come with a diplodocus on the side

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    Hansom: Beside the sea

    2017-03-24T06:00:00Z

    As usual, Mipim was a rich hunting ground for me to get the lowdown on the latest property news and catch up with old industry pals. This year, delegates enjoyed an unusual piece of artwork …

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    Hansom: Toy town

    2017-03-17T06:00:00Z

    It’s all work and all play this week, as Tony Pidgley longs for electric cars, Sadiq Khan apparently has a magic set and Mace is enjoying playing with bricks - but it’s all ruined when a PR firm throws a strop

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    Hansom: Charity begins at home

    2017-03-10T06:00:00Z

    Spurs prepare for demolition, the industry bikes to Cannes, there’s a bargain in Chelsea, Laing O’Rourke is prepared for change (still), and Prince William attends a charity bash. Plus, Swiss restaurateurs want to get high

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    Hansom: Best picture goes to …

    2017-03-03T06:00:00Z

    Film crews horse around at Heathrow, there are Luddites at the palace, and at least one person is pleased HS2 is coming through Birmingham. Plus, analyst in Alpine holiday shock and a TV titan returns to White City

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    Hansom: Drinking in the view

    2017-02-24T00:00:00Z

    This week involved an enjoyable combination of sights and sipping. A swimming pool will offer uplookers an eyeful, the view from my HQ has an unexpectedly named watering hole and the Ally Pally seeks booze

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    Hansom: On the cards

    2017-02-17T06:00:00Z

    This week there’s news in spades - diamond geezers in dingy digs, the government and an art gallery join the late club, and One Blackfriars is full of heart. Plus, will an architecture competition answer your prayers?

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    Hansom: Tell us another

    2017-02-10T06:00:00Z

    This week we ask: What do you call a Unicorn with a website? How is Mipim like Margate in midwinter? and How many builders does it take to dig up a tamagotchi? Answers on a postcard, please

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    Hansom: Maps of meaning

    2017-02-03T06:00:00Z

    The high-end London resi trail stretches from Blackfriars to Greenwich, the rich have a new space to stash their loot, Russia takes an interest in Trump’s wall, and a construction supergroup rocks again

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    Hansom: Keepie-uppie

    2017-01-27T06:00:00Z

    We know you’ll want to be on the ball when it comes to Tottenham Hotspur’s £400m new ground so this week we’re sharing some of the more printable gossip from White Hart Lane in our Spurs special