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'The building is like a human being. It has its own ...

Simon Keane-Cowell


Antoine Chaaya of Renzo Piano Building Workshop discusses how a site’s soul can inspire its materials and the poetic voices in certain buildings, ‘when buildings start to sing, we are in architecture.’ Watch the video to hear more…

Editor's Letter – January 2022

Simon Keane-Cowell


The great departed and the arrival of new voices. Welcome to 2022.

Glass ceiling: Saflex® Structural

Brand story

Peter Smisek


In creating the dome of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ museum in Los Angeles, aesthetic and structural considerations were of paramount importance. For the designers, the choice was clear: SAFLEX® STRUCTURAL

Alma matters: new university buildings

Alyn Griffiths


Like their students, universities are investing in their futures – calling on architects for long-lasting buildings that will not only promote flexible working, community interaction and new approaches to learning, but also function as highly

Never Built New York



It's called the 'City of Dreams' and yet, some of New York City's most radical, technologically advanced buildings were never realised. Their combined histories expose challenges the famous metropolis must confront as well as fundamental problems




With the Salone del Mobile Milano fast approaching, there's no better time to reveal the premier league of creative minds that shape the design world today.

The Mile-High Club

Klaus Leuschel


Ever since Norman Foster's game-changing Stansted Airport was completed almost 25 years ago, it's been full throttle for London's high-tech architects, with their aviation-celebrating terminals around the globe themselves been celebrated for their

Less is More: bigging up micro-architecture

Dominic Lutyens


Sustainability, cost-efficiency and space are just some of the factors driving an international renaissance in pocket-sized architecture that’s big on expression and style.

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