This week’s archive piece looks back at brutalist parking blocks, “monstrosities”, and a Michael Caine-inspired script starring a besuited architect
Although our review of the year summarises that this has been a slightly disappointing time for construction, at least we haven’t taken to our beds like Ebenezer Scrooge of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, who was pictured in our review of the year 2007.
Interactions between government and home building firms in 2002 were a little more heated
The Building Awards projects shortlist display the “highest functionality and aesthetics”, but this design brief was something else…
As we report on how government is failing to agree on the best way to renovate the Houses of Parliament while time and money mounts, Building feels this little gem from 10 years ago is most appropriate
As the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire gets under way, with a parallel review of fire and safety regulations, Building was reminded of when it interviewed a fire safety professional who had plenty to say that is only too relevant for 2017.
As construction waits for clarification on Brexit, infrastructure and possible action on the housing white paper, Building looks back to a clearer time when the construction minister Nick Raynsford saw fit to talk directly to the industry