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Go green: Sustainable design or just a leafy facade?

With their lush terraces stretching up to the heavens, skyscrapers are looking greener these days – but is it really…
16 Jan 2012

Up in smoke?

UK timber manufacturing says that it can’t compete with government subsidies offered to the biomass industry to buy wood –…
06 Dec 2011

Norwegian new wave

It’s never hogged the spotlight like its Scandi neighbours, but Norway has its own design traditions to shout about. onoffice…
22 Jul 2011

Siege mentality

As building security moves higher up the agenda, how can architects find ways to create environments that are safe, without…
17 May 2011

Regeneration game: picking up the pieces

Economic boomtimes brought with them a wave of regeneration schemes across the country. But now the party is over –…
16 Mar 2011

Green rinse: Exploring eco-friendly claims

With seemingly every furniture company making bold claims about sustainability and their eco-credentials it can be tricky to separate the…
16 Feb 2011

Archaeology in London: What lies beneath

Ancient ruins found below sites that have been earmarked for building projects can throw up fascinating insights into how our…
16 Feb 2011

Raising the bar: Office bars

Workplace bars at media and ad agencies helps employees relax, have fun – and even do a bit of business,…
18 Oct 2010

Rethinking the glass box

The city is awash with new glass office developments, but with tougher green building regulations on the way is it…
18 Aug 2010

Abu Dhabi: the new jewel of the Middle East

Abu Dhabi has replaced Dubai as the booming centre for construction of office and commercial space. Michael Willoughby explains why …
18 May 2010

The rise of Passivehaus in the UK

Passivhaus, the utopian benchmark of low-carbon building design is finally finding roots in the UK. Rachel Calton looks at those…
18 May 2010

UK's most striking cladding

From primary-coloured facades and walls with eyes in the heart of London to the pigeon-repelling surface of a “jewellery box”…
16 Apr 2010

Carbon emission cutting gets serious

The new mandatory emissions trading scheme is giving carbon cutting a clear place on company agendas, Rachel Calton discovers With…
12 Mar 2010

Serviced offices go glam in London

Serviced offices are bland, generic and uninspiring, right? It’s time to think again... It’s easy to be snobby about serviced…
12 Mar 2010

Stuck in the past: real world offices

Elizabeth Choppin gets the lowdown on why, in the real world, the majority of offices in the UK are slow…
12 Feb 2010

Office of the Teenies

In late October, industry professionals convened at RIBA for a design charette to explore what the office of the next…
07 Dec 2009

Canary Wharf: Past, Present, Future

A year on from the 20th anniversary of breaking ground in the Docklands, Elizabeth Choppin observes how the development came…
16 Sep 2009

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