Design & Desire

Italian architecture practice, Studio Fuksas, has completed the largest building in Rome in over 50 years. Opening to the public in October 2016, the New Rome/EUR Convention Hall and Hotel is an eco-friendly, earthquake-proof complex that has taken 18 years of planning and construction.

Drawing is a basic human instinct. But what creates the perfect environment in which to put pen to paper? How important is harnessing the best quality of light? What other elements need to be considered when creating a drawing studio?

Austin-Smith:Lord’s new Teaching and Conference Building, at the heart of Teesside University’s campus in Middlesbrough, is defined by its golden copper alloy cladding, reports Aurubis.

The University of Bradford’s origins go back to 1832, when The Mechanics Institute was set up to meet the city’s growing need for workers with cutting-edge skills. The university continually invests in its campus to provide a world-class teaching and learning environment and state-of-the-art facilities. And its latest addition, the innovative Bright Building, continues the long tradition, designed to the highest sustainability standards.

Having recently scooped the award for City of London Building of the Year 2016, New Ludgate has set the benchmark for innovative design in working environments. Here, Future Constructor & Architect explores further.

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