Additive architecture has a mixed history, and pods are not exactly suited to creating open spaces, but plug-in buildings may offer other advantages
Heritage buildings are often masters of reinvention — what can today’s designers learn from them?
Different parts of a building evolve at different speeds, so it makes sense to keep them separate
An adaptable overlay of smart modes could help buildings to remain useful for longer
A London-based researcher explores why people from BAME backgrounds are less likely to use urban green spaces
Three ways of using transport data to tackle social exclusion
In Sweden, White Arkitekter is finding out how to make parks more gender-inclusive
Technology will be critical to expanding provision in remote areas
Healthcare facilities need to be resilient to a range of perils, known and unknown
Digital technologies don’t just make hospitals more efficient
“Regardless of the country, the evidence about what shapes the health of the population is pretty consistent, and healthcare isn’t the biggest determinant”
Cleveland Clinic is a world leader in healthcare, with a US$2.5bn global construction programme. So what does it think the future looks like?
Telemedicine will be an integral part of our healthcare future, and COVID-19 is accelerating the transition. But it will only reach its full potential if it is accessible to all, including society’s most vulnerable
The process of defining and calculating embodied carbon is complex, occasionally contradictory and constantly evolving
We need to completely rethink the way we use structural materials, argues Cambridge engineering expert Julian Allwood
Can there be good, sustainable reasons to specify cement-based structures?
Entertainment will be at the centre of tomorrow’s cities
The 70,000-seat Mercedes-Benz stadium has multiple identities — but always puts fans first
Stadium revenues are a major differentiator between teams, and one of the few parts of the business plan they can modify
The smart venues of the future will make going out almost as effortless as staying home …
From the team behind Cirque du Soleil, Montreal’s PY1 takes immersiveness to new depths
Conscious Cities founder Itai Palti on his influences — good and bad
Trees and hedges can mitigate pollution … but also exacerbate it
Can building materials and biotech help to suck pollution from the air?
Shipping and cruise industries pose a variety of threats
Replacing old fleets is one of the quickest routes to cutting pollutants
It’s one of the most famous examples of high-rise urban greening — but not everyone is convinced of its benefits
From flood mitigation to mental health: the scientific case summarized
We can’t completely predict climate change, in part because it depends on how we react to it
Take every chance to fix issues before it is too late, says WSP’s Michael Mondshine
The hallmarks of future airports will be efficiency, convenience, ease of operation – and not shopping, argues MIT’s Richard de Neufville
Expansion programme director Phil Wilbraham explains how the UK’s biggest airport intends to double passengers while creating a more personal service