“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.
Crowded conditions, inflated property prices, public health disasters, low fertility rates — Joel Kotkin asks whether it’s time we gave up on super-sized cities.
It is a US$43bn market and growing. But is the focus of building developers and designers on ‘wellness’ entirely healthy?
Architect and workplace strategist Kay Sargent on a smart office that skilfully balances the high-tech and the human.
The Terrapin Bright Green founder explains why natural light and views are so important to the health and productivity of building occupants.
Completely new materials may not come along very often, but scientists are remixing old ones — and it’s changing the shape of our cities.
One World Trade Center (2013), 432 Park (2015) and 56 Leonard (2016) were all made of high-strength concrete.
What’s different about geopolymer concrete is that it uses no Portland cement at all, and therefore the “cement” or binding element of the concrete is almost carbon-neutral.
Education is booming, the results of a growing global population with a keen thirst for knowledge. But how can today’s schools and universities prepare students for a world that doesn’t yet exist?
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.