Expansion programme director Phil Wilbraham explains how the UK’s biggest airport intends to double passengers while creating a more personal service
Tomorrow’s airport is not just a place to catch a plane or pick up some duty-free…
Three engineers, armed with drones, robot bins and pneumatic tubes, take on hospitality’s eternal towel problem
One of humanity’s oldest skills is making an unlikely comeback as designers rebel against the render
With passenger numbers set to double, and technology shaking up everything from retail to runways, aviation is soaring into a new golden age
Advances in biometrics, facial recognition and AI are helping to make security invisible
Robots are taking their first steps to welcoming passengers, handling baggage, driving shuttles and carrying out airfield inspections
How can we secure our cities from the threat of terrorism without destroying what makes them liveable?
The risk of such attacks has increased, but there is no agreed strategy for how to respond
This issue looks at nurturing human creativity in an increasingly automated world
AI is already supporting architects and engineers — but how far could it go?
The rise of the robots will make millions of jobs obsolete in the very near future. What are we going to do?
Cities are the new battleground of the global economy and infrastructure will be their secret weapon, writes Tom Cargill
The latest digital modelling technologies allow us to step inside building designs and conceive of places we never thought possible
The smarter our lives, homes and cities become, the greater the risk that they could be taken over by hackers and used against us, says Peter Richards
Johan Edstav is a Green politician in one of the world’s most sustainable countries. So why does he want to build a city on this field?
Architecture and engineering are both fixated on the idea of genius. Could this be the source of their gender imbalance, asks Andrei Cimpian
Architect and workplace strategist Kay Sargent on a smart office that skilfully balances the high-tech and the human
Transport hubs play a key role in their communities as places to gather or pass through. How can we get the most out of them?
More than ever we are leading solitary lives, isolated by changing social structures, digital networks and denser cities, writes David Symons
Smart urban technology has the potential to transform our cities — but not always for the better, warns Mark Bessoudo
Wellness is not a universal concept, it comes down to local factors and individual preferences
It is a US$43bn market and growing. But is the focus of building developers and designers on wellness entirely healthy?
The Terrapin Bright Green founder explains why natural light and views are so important to the health and productivity of building occupants
By 2030, co-working spaces could account for 30% of corporate office portfolios. If you can’t beat them, join them …