Tom Campbell on his post-lockdown photo essay for The Possible
The Covid experience has foregrounded the myriad ways in which the physical environment influences health and wellbeing
The lockdown experience has fundamentally changed the way that many of us relate to the built environment. Designers can make shared spaces safer — but can they make people feel safe again?
Three teams come up with solutions for greening essential — but not necessarily attractive — infrastructure
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
More than ever, we need buildings that can bend to whatever the future brings. But flexibility itself has always been a malleable concept. Can it be pinned down?
There are many ways in which the built environment not only reflects but reinforces social inequity. Does the way we plan and design cities need to change?
A London-based researcher explores why people from BAME backgrounds are less likely to use urban green spaces
We can think about corporate resilience in the same terms as wellness and self-care, say Kealy Herman and Emily Wasley
Construction’s cautious approach to new products is undermining its net-zero aspirations before we’ve really begun, writes David Glover
Costa Rica’s decarbonization plan could make it US$41 billion better off by 2050 — even if other countries do nothing, says Adrien Vogt-Schilb
We need new solutions for sustainable reuse, says Maria Brogren, but we should also look to the past
City leaders need to think beyond the parking space and activate streets for new, sustainable ways of living and moving around.
Net zero should bring wider ecological benefits, writes Tom Butterworth — but if we’re not careful, it could exacerbate another global crisis
Copenhagen’s new power plant shows that urban infrastructure can make great public spaces, writes Mark Bessoudo
Smart buildings present new, unprecedented risks to their developers, owners and tenants. Managing these must become part of the design process
The pandemic has given a stark illustration of how the built environment affects our health, but also shows the potential for change
Examining why we weren’t ready can help us equip for future disasters of any kind
COVID-19 has provided a new lens through which to view how healthcare is delivered, and what it is possible to achieve. How can we seize this once-in-a-generation opportunity?
Covid-19 has raised profound questions for the design community, and we don’t yet have all the answers
How we can optimize the environment to give employees the normalcy they are seeking, while implementing new policies and procedures?