Features

The architecture & design community in and around London will once again gather together in March to explore the latest innovations available within the built environment at ARCHITECT@WORK London. Over 200 cutting-edge and vetted products & services will be showcased across two floors at the Truman Brewery.

Elettra Bordonaro, Principal and Creative Director at Light Follows Behaviour and Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), joins forces with Marina Milosev (BEng MLA) Planning Policy & Gender Specialist. Together, they delve into the often-overlooked realm of urban design, shedding light on the impact of public lighting on safety and gender equality.

Access to public and social spaces is vital to community cohesion and our individual and collective wellbeing, yet in London such spaces are in short supply.

Danish and Swedish architecture firms Cobe and Yellon have been announced as winners in the competition to design ‘Stadsljus’, a new residential tower rising 110m above sea level situated on the site of Stockholm’s former historic gasworks.

Reducing the energy consumption of buildings doesn’t have to be complicated or prohibitively expensive, as a new approach to cutting fuel bills and lowering carbon emissions is demonstrating, says Dominic Wish, HMX UK’s Technical Director.

Here, we talk to Will Poole-Wilson, Managing Director at Will+Partners, about his architectural journey. Explore his career, influences and notable projects, as well as his human-centric design approach. Gain insights into the challenges of sustainability in architecture and his vision for the future.

George Woollard, Technical Director at Keyline Civils Specialist, expands on the Construction Playbook’s take on early supply chain involvement and how it can benefit architects, designers and, ultimately, entire projects.

The Prime Minister of Japan has opened a new district in the heart of Tokyo designed by Heatherwick Studio. The project, known as Azabudai Hills, is the culmination of a 30-year regeneration process steered by Mori Building Co., Japan’s leading urban landscape developer.

Danish architecture studio Cobe has announced the completion of the Opera Park in Copenhagen.

Pop-up urbanism can amplify a neighbourhood’s brand – as long as the spirit is in keeping with an area’s authentic identity.

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