Read the article The Open House Phenomenon: Opening the Door on Architecture from Hames Sharley
24 Jul 2017

The Open House Phenomenon: Opening the Door on Architecture

By Vanessa McDaid

Fancy an adventure exploring your city? Open House is an event in which buildings across a city throw open their doors to the public for one weekend each year, to enjoy the best architecture on offer.

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23 Jun 2017

Wholly cow!?!

By Pete Kempshall

Its composition is the same as the stuff you’d carve off cattle, but is the world ready to eat meat created entirely in a laboratory? And if we could all be persuaded to chow down on faux-flesh, what would the effect be on the environment, both natural and built?

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23 May 2017

Office buildings and the work spaces within…

By Darren Bilsborough

Can one overcome the limitations of the other?

People have been talking about the demise of the office for years now. But personally, I have yet to find an acceptable substitution for face-to-face communication.

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19 May 2017

The Roadmap to Power – Solar Panels and Battery Storage to Lead the Way

By Vanessa McDaid

The CSIRO and Energy Networks Australia have just released a new plan to secure Australia’s energy supply, reduce our bills and reduce our emissions to zero by the middle of the century. Their roadmap relies upon a coordinated approach by the states in order to potentially save Australians AUD$1 billion by 2050 and cut residential power bills by an average of $414 annually.

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20 Mar 2017

From the ‘Food Court’ to the ‘Foodie and Fun’ Café Court

By Vanessa McDaid

We are a nation obsessed with food. We’re also getting more particular about it. We talk about whether it’s organic or home-grown, whether it’s slow cooked or triple smoked, whether it was inspired by Jamie or Bill. That’s right, Oliver and Grainger. We’re on a first name basis these days. What does this mean for the food court?

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14 Feb 2017

The question of ethics in architecture

By Lauren Bobrige

In a recent article from Owen Hopkins, at the Architectural Review he asks why is ethics such an important issue for architects?

Reflecting on the Architecture and Freedom season at the Royal Academy, which tackled the question of architectural ethics head on, Hopkins discusses why ethics has become such an important and recurring issue for architects.

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09 Dec 2016

How a ‘happy index’ could increase a city’s joy

We’ve heard of smart cities, but what about happy cities? Bristol’s Happy City Initiative – one of the world’s most renowned wellbeing research centres – is attempting to measure the city’s happiness in order to increase it.

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18 Oct 2016

The most iconic architectural cities in the world

We’ve spoken to our architects and designers, searched our favourite blogs, and scrutinised the digital landscape, for a definitive list of the most iconic architectural cities in the world.