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Pillars of society
30 December, 2020
Since 1986, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien have been designing...
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Wake-up call 30 December, 2020 Inspired by recent events, such as the tragic death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement, the architectural industry is making much-needed steps to finally acknowledge...

Bearable lightness of being 30 December, 2020 The role lighting plays in well-being is under renewed focus because of how much more time we spend indoors than out. Will the pandemic prompt a rethink of illumination in...

Design for life 30 December, 2020 Biomimicry is an architectural discipline that is falling back in vogue, but how are innovative computational platforms driving those new possibilities, and to what extent might...

A clear solution 30 December, 2020 Advances in coatings and structural glazing have enabled glass to dominate our contemporary city skylines, but glass facades continue to be controversial. What are the latest...

Work in process 30 December, 2020 A large proportion of the world’s citizens have been forced into working remotely as offices close and cities lock down in response to a global pandemic. Elly Earls meets the...

Modernism revisited 30 December, 2020 A masterful if outdated cityscape revered the world over, Oscar Niemeyer’s historic master plan for Brasília looks just as elegant and imposing 60 years after its construction....

Point of no return 30 December, 2020 It is with a huge amount of relief that hotel owners and operators are seeing hotels reopen around the world, but there is a general acceptance that things cannot simply return to...

Quest for post-pandemic architecture 30 December, 2020 With Covid-19 drastically re-shaping the world, building forward has become something of a calling in architecture. It’s a drive that goes far beyond enlarging public spaces and...

Changes afloat 30 December, 2020 For thousands of years, architecture has been a firmly landlocked profession. But with floods and other climatic disasters putting pressure on how and where we build, some...

Up to speed 27 August, 2020 China’s fast-paced construction industry has been under the spotlight for assembling hospitals and skyscrapers in a matter of weeks. But is building at such scale and speed realistic,...

Blurred visions 27 August, 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown up big questions about urban planning and the extent to which cities are equipped to handle these kinds of challenges. Abi Millar speaks to Subharthi...

At one with nature 27 August, 2020 If interior architects are the rock stars of the design world, landscape artists are all too often treated like the backing singers. However, in the wake of a global lockdown, people...

Reimagine the Brooklyn Bridge 27 August, 2020 As made even more clear by the Covid-19 pandemic, the design of streets and shared spaces must be responsive to the present moment and work to correct past injustices. They must...

On the horizon 27 August, 2020 With the 2020 ABB LEAF Awards postponed until 2021, seismic events wrought by Covid-19 seem set to influence the way people appreciate their built environment. Katrin...

Out with the old 27 August, 2020 Aspirational Nigerian architecture has long been obsessed with modernism in all its dreariness, with glass towers and glitzy offices making the skyline of contemporary Lagos look...

A New Space of Worship 27 August, 2020 With secularism knocking down doors from Los Angeles to Leipzig, architects of religious spaces are having to adapt while preserving their builds’ transcendental qualities....

Climate for Change 27 August, 2020 The shifting tone and urgency around climate change and sustainable design are particularly pointed when the focus falls upon architecture in extreme conditions – specifically efforts...

Stadium gigs 22 January, 2020 Sports venues are being created with unprecedented ambition as their design becomes a specialist architectural discipline in its own right. From facilitating urban regeneration to...

More than meets the eye 22 January, 2020 The pavilion has traditionally been a medium for architects to push boundaries and pose questions. However, as international architectural festivals proliferate, has the form begun to...


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