Working from home or co-working spaces has never been easier or more popular. Is this the end of the office – or could it be the start of its finest hour?
Modular is finally becoming reality, thanks to advances in computer modelling, 3D printing and robotics.
Laing O’Rourke and WSP have designed and built a Liverpool children’s hospital out of 15,000 pre-assembled elements.
The latest digital modelling technologies allow us to step inside building designs and conceive of places we never thought possible.
Smart urban technology has the potential to transform our cities — but watch out for unintended consequences, warns Mark.
The rise of the robots will make millions of jobs obsolete in the very near future. What are we going to do?
Society is ageing fast. Can better, smarter buildings and cities help us to survive the demographic timebomb?
We are all taught to believe in the power of collaboration, but what really drives the relationships that create our built environment?
How has BIM changed the way design teams interact and how does it change people’s behaviour and the relationships between them?
In this issue: the pursuit of wellness, the future of workplace, digital modelling and developments around transport hubs. Swedish Green Party politician Johan Edstav talks about building a new city over a field in Uppsala, and our contributors discuss designing an answer to the loneliness epidemic, envisioning the all-electric city, transforming our cities with smart technology and how cities are becoming the new battleground of the global economy.
In this issue: the limits on city density, the future of education, next-generation construction materials and totally recyclable buildings. Kingdom Tower architect Gordon Gill talks about his responsibilities and regrets, and our columnists take on drones in Africa, Asian megacities and earthquakes, post-antibiotic hospital design and why engineers should read more philosophy.
In this issue: designing cities for an ageing demographic, modular construction, creativity at work and the future of real-world shopping districts in an online world. Bioengineering inventor Professor Heinz Wolff rethinks society, and contributors puncture driverless myths, predict the death of the megacity and lose themselves in the urban wild.