ZHA announces the design of 2 Murray Road

Located in the heart of Hong Kong’s central business district, the 36-storey Murray Road project for Henderson Land replaces a multi-storey car park to create an urban oasis adjacent to Chater Garden within a short walking distance to both Central... View Article

Care Homes – time for a change

‘Care Homes should be seen very much places to go to live rather than places to die, their design should reflect this and we shouldn’t assume anything when anticipating tastes and preferences of older generations.’ James Potter of WGP Architects. When... View Article

New design body must meet the rural challenge, says CPRE

Commenting on the appointment of Nicholas Boys Smith to establish a new design body, Crispin Truman, chief executive at CPRE, the countryside charity, said: “Good quality design that promotes healthy, low carbon living can and should be the foundation of... View Article

Hankook Technoplex in Pangyo opens

Building on the successful partnership developed during the Hankook Technodome project – the company’s integrated R&D centre in Daejeon – Foster + Partners has designed Hankook’s new headquarters in Pangyo, on the outskirts of Seoul. The new building embraces several... View Article

We need beauty to survive

Open letter from Lina Ghotmeh On the 4th of August 2020 just before 18h00, while I had just arrived to Beirut from Paris, a massive explosion hit the city, erasing its beating heart by the Port. Killing more than 191... View Article

FMB Elects First Woman National President

Members of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) have elected Jan Etchells as their new National President at their Annual General Meeting, held virtually on 18 September. Jan, of Syntonic Kitchen Technicians Limited, and a long-term member of the FMB’s... View Article

Luxury Bracknell apartments completed 4 months ahead of schedule

The transformation of the former One Thames Valley commercial office building into a luxury apartment development has been completed four months ahead of schedule. Leading UK property developer SevenCapital, which acquired the premises in May 2019 with permitted development rights... View Article

New social housing scheme in Lewisham given the go-ahead

The City of London Corporation has been given the green light to build 110 new social housing homes in the borough of Lewisham. On Thursday (27 August) Lewisham Council’s planning committee unanimously agreed the development on the land at Sydenham... View Article