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Up to speed
27 August, 2020
China’s fast-paced construction industry has been under the spotlight...
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Blurred visions 27 August, 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown up big questions about urban planning and the extent to which cities are equipped to handle these kinds of challenges. Abi Millar speaks to Subharthi...

At one with nature 27 August, 2020 If interior architects are the rock stars of the design world, landscape artists are all too often treated like the backing singers. However, in the wake of a global lockdown, people...

Reimagine the Brooklyn Bridge 27 August, 2020 As made even more clear by the Covid-19 pandemic, the design of streets and shared spaces must be responsive to the present moment and work to correct past injustices. They must...

On the horizon 27 August, 2020 With the 2020 ABB LEAF Awards postponed until 2021, seismic events wrought by Covid-19 seem set to influence the way people appreciate their built environment. Katrin...

Out with the old 27 August, 2020 Aspirational Nigerian architecture has long been obsessed with modernism in all its dreariness, with glass towers and glitzy offices making the skyline of contemporary Lagos look...

A New Space of Worship 27 August, 2020 With secularism knocking down doors from Los Angeles to Leipzig, architects of religious spaces are having to adapt while preserving their builds’ transcendental qualities....

Climate for Change 27 August, 2020 The shifting tone and urgency around climate change and sustainable design are particularly pointed when the focus falls upon architecture in extreme conditions – specifically efforts...

Stadium gigs 22 January, 2020 Sports venues are being created with unprecedented ambition as their design becomes a specialist architectural discipline in its own right. From facilitating urban regeneration to...

More than meets the eye 22 January, 2020 The pavilion has traditionally been a medium for architects to push boundaries and pose questions. However, as international architectural festivals proliferate, has the form begun to...

Services rendered 22 January, 2020 The successful architectural visualiser is a translator, communicator and facilitator, drawing together all elements of a project to create renderings that both reflect and promote...

Design for life 22 January, 2020 Architecture has been synonymous with progress. But what if, with the threat of environmental catastrophe looming, architects need to fundamentally rethink their work? What if, as...

Built by robots 22 January, 2020 From a science museum in Seoul to a conference centre completed with robotic assistance in just 100 days, new projects suggest that automation may be heading for the mainstream of...

Face the future 22 January, 2020 On 3 October, leading architects, engineers and consultants gathered for a dinner date at the Stafford London hotel. Hosted by LEAF Review in partnership with Elval Colour, on the...

Light on the tiles 22 January, 2020 From the visual restoration of ancient monuments and reactivating existing buildings to defining entirely new urban spaces, the power of architectural lighting can be...

The art of self-definition 22 January, 2020 Since the start of the millennium, the rise of Japan’s architects on the global stage has been staggering. What accounts for this success, and what lessons can the wider...

Winners announced at the 2019 ABB LEAF Awards 31 October, 2019 Now celebrating its 18th year, the prestigious ABB LEAF Awards returned to Germany to celebrate the outstanding projects and personalities that have made the biggest impact upon the...

A new hope 26 July, 2019 With Chinese architects taking on prestige projects across the world, and the precipitous growth of its cities redefining our understanding of the urban experience, what might we...

Many hands make light work 26 July, 2019 Thoughtful illumination can shine a light on architectural elements that would otherwise remain hidden in plain sight, but only if all parties involved begin talking to each other at...

Architects of reality 26 July, 2019 Architects aren’t yet widely using virtual and augmented reality to design buildings, but they are becoming a more integral part of the design process. Visual Vocal co-founder...


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