Knowing the future is the easy part. The real challenge is changing course — whether you’re heading for an iceberg or climate change catastrophe, writes Susan Krumdieck.
In their rush to centralize populations in ever greater cities, governments and policymakers are in danger of ignoring one of the biggest threats to the built environment — and to human life, writes Alex Copley.
Timber could be an alternative to concrete when building high. Being lighter than concrete, it also speeds up the construction time.
New-generation timber-framed buildings have properties that make them ideal for surviving earthquakes.
We shouldn’t be building better housing just for the elderly, says Lord Richard Best, but for the not-old-yet who are ready to downsize.
How do we recycle a building or materials in a way that we could really benefit from? Three WSP engineers responds to this question with no constraints.
Ping pong tables, pod chairs, beach huts and giant slides – is this really what it takes to make us more creative at work?
A research shows that creativity flourishes when workers move outside their comfort zone, broaden their knowledge and do something they’ve never done before.
“We’re problem-solvers who happen to be architects. Sometimes the solution is not just a building”
Vertical urbanism could be a solution to increasing densification in Hong Kong, where much of the inhabitant’s life will be lived well above ground.
In this issue: making cities resilient to terrorist attacks, climate change adaptation, the future of airports and the lost art of drawing makes a comeback. We solve the hotel laundry challenge, and our contributors discuss the endless applications of blockchain, how Big Data can help – or hinder – social inequality, and the value of absurdity in the workplace.
In this issue: the pursuit of wellness, the future of workplace, digital modelling and developments around transport hubs. Swedish Green Party politician Johan Edstav explains why he’s building new cities on empty fields, and our contributors design solutions to loneliness, envision the all-electric city and discuss why the search for genius can leave organizations poorer for talent.
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.