Apple Central World opens in Bangkok

Apple Central World in Bangkok welcomed its first visitors. Located in one of the city’s iconic urban centers, the new store establishes a quiet sculptural presence at the heart of the bustling Central World Square on the intersection of Rama... View Article

Simon Allford elected RIBA President (2021-23)

Simon Allford has been elected the next President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Simon will take over the two-year presidential term from Alan Jones next year (1 September 2021); from 1 September 2020 he will officially become RIBA... View Article

LWK + PARTNERS: The best lights are invisible

“Lighting is a sensory experience,” said Rebecca Wong, LWK + PARTNERS Associate Director and its principal lighting designer, “No matter what times you live in, and whether you notice it or not, it is part of our everyday surroundings and... View Article

Emilio Ambasz and Fukuoka’s ACROS centre 25 year later

Fukuoka’s ACROS centre in Japan designed by Argentinian architect Emilio Ambasz has reached its 25th anniversary. The 100,000-sqm building in the city centre has given the area a new life, being the first big design enterprise that dialogues with nature... View Article

Designing-in iconic longevity

From Mohamed Merchant, Associate Director at TÜV SÜD’s UK Real Estate Facade Access division, an international building services engineering consultancy, specialising in sustainable MEP (mechanical, electrical and public health), BIM (Building Information Modelling), lighting design, and vertical transportation. Architectural design... View Article

Have you tested your metal?

A HVAC system is only as good as the pipes and components that hold it together so choosing the right material for this important job is essential. The wrong choice could compromise a specifier’s design requirements, leaving the whole system... View Article

Putting lighting central to housing design

From Paul Cook, Häfele Business Development Manager Our homes constantly evolve, in terms of their functionality, feel and style. Recently, we’ve seen an increase in multiple generations living together, home working and consumers creating activity-specific spaces within their properties such as... View Article

Net Zero Carbon workspace given go ahead by Lambeth Council

FCBStudios and Bywater Properties have been granted planning permission for a six-storey net zero carbon office development in Vauxhall. The scheme, named Paradise, will replace the disused Costa Coffee roastery on Old Paradise Street and transform a neglected and disused site... View Article

Roatán Próspera Residences

Zaha Hadid Architects with AKT II and Hilson Moran Partnership have developed a digital architectural platform to create homes for Roatán Próspera. The residential designs are a specific ecological and social response to the climate, terrain and culture of Roatán... View Article

Escapade Living unveils flagship development at Silverstone

Escapade Silverstone, comprising 60 residences and a clubhouse, will give guests the chance to live out their racing ambitions and offer unparalleled sightlines of the circuit. It will seek to redefine access to motorsport. Trackside Luxury To-date, for those seeking... View Article

Nottingham’s Island Quarter moves a step closer

One of the biggest city centre regeneration schemes in the UK has moved a step closer today (24 July) as a planning application for the first phase of The Island Quarter development is submitted to Nottingham City Council. Phase 1A,... View Article