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Glenn Howells' office block with curved elevation

Forming a weighty slice of one of Manchester’s most important public realms – St Peter’s Square – and standing opposite…
21 Jul 2015

Sheppard Robson tackles tricky site in Clerkenwell hub

Sheppard Robson has released plans for a mixed-use building based on a “very challenging site”. The architects were presented with…
23 Jun 2015

"Planners are traffic wardens of town planning"

Terry Farrell has described planners as “the traffic wardens of the built environment” due to their restrictive approach to town…
20 Jun 2015

Saw-toothed HQ by B+O Architectuur Interieur

Using simple materials to dramatic effect, this skilfully blended factory and office splits its two functions physically, but not visually…
18 Jun 2015

Scandinavian minimalism for Octopharma HQ

If you played the association game for office design, ‘former brewery’ would be quickly followed by ‘exposed brickwork’, ‘reclaimed materials’,…
16 Jun 2015

Uber hails new workplace of 'neighbourhoods'

SHoP architects and Studio O+A have revealed designs for taxi company Uber’s new San Francisco headquarters. The 39,297sq m proposed…
15 Jun 2015

ZEDfactory: zero carbon buildings not solar panels

While many in the industry may know architects ZEDfactory for the BedZED mixed use development near Sutton, the company’s founder…
15 Jun 2015

T-A-P reinvents the Castle MacLellan factory

Castle MacLellan – purveyor of posh pâté – enlisted T-A-P to extend and reinvent its factory, streamlining production and making a…
08 Jun 2015

What we can learn from Foster's 'vertical desert'

On the first day of the Milan Expo, a tombstone-grey sky pelted visitors with rain. At the UAE pavilion, men…
08 Jun 2015

Comment: Cultural shift necessary for BIM to work

Cultural shift required for BIM to work says UKCW speaker “BIM is the enabler for collaboration,” says Dr David Heesom,…
28 May 2015

Winners of 'Olympicopolis' announced

Architects O’Donnell Tuomey are part of the team, along with Allies and Morrison, that has won a competition to design…
25 May 2015

Tech firms search for the perfect C21st workplace

Tech firms' search for the ideal 21st-century workplace makes a fascinating comparative study. Peter Murray asks, are you with BIG…
22 May 2015

Designs of the year: Elemental's UC Innovation Centre

The UC Innovation Center in Santiago, Chile, designed by community-centric practice Elemental, has taken the 'Designs of the year' award…
18 May 2015

Peter Murray on Boris Johnson's legacy to London

The Mayor’s “new London vernacular” was never intended to be a single architectural style, but that is what has emerged…
15 May 2015

LinkedIn blocks Google – speaking architecturally

BIG and Heatherwick’s ‘office of the future’ for Google’s Silicon Valley headquarters could become a relic of the past before…
08 May 2015

Wilkinson Eyre submits plans for Leadenhall tower

Wilkinson Eyre’s design for a 40-storey tower next to the Cheesegrater has been submitted for planning. The 71,500sq m scheme…
08 May 2015

Mecanoo's first US project has a 'dutch touch'

Dutch practice Mecanoo has completed its first US project, the $123.9m Bruce C. Bolling municipal, which is expected to rejuvenate…
08 May 2015

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