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Design & Build Review brings you the latest news and insights from the architecture and construction sectors in a stunning, interactive format. Produced by a team of experienced editors and contributors, this monthly magazine offers analysis of key issues affecting the industry as well as the latest technological developments, looking at commercial, residential and mixed-use buildings of all sizes, urban planning and development around the world, environmental considerations and the materials and technologies used by today’s architects to create the buildings of tomorrow.Design & Build Review is free to read on the web and on the iPad. You can download our app from the App Store, or read the magazine online in our web viewer.Subscribe to Design & Build Review and never miss an issue.

October 2017 Top

#40 |October 2017
In this issue: MVRDV’s green plans, fire safety after Grenfell, hardwood CLT and healthcare and designing power storage systems into homes.

August 2017 Top

#39 |August 2017
In this issue: dementia-friendly homes, in conversation with nomadic architecture practise Red Deer and are prefabs the future of building?

June 2017 Top

#38 |June 2017
In this issue: How the co-working revolution is driving a transformation in office design, the privatisation of public space, the RIBA’s view of the UK election manifestos, the elegant restoration of listed buildings and much more.

April 2017 Top

#37 | April 2017
In this issue: the plans for a wooden skyscraper in the heart of Lagos, Nigeria, how Brexit is impacting the UK construction industry, the global impact of Bauhaus, hopes for Birmingham in the wake of HS2 and much more.

February 2017 Top

#36 | February 2017
In this issue: the wooden football stadium offering a model for future eco-conscious stadia design, building Asia’s largest Passive House scheme, the RIBA’s report on what construction clients want and much more.

January 2017 Top

#35 | January 2017
In this issue: The implications and potential of Britain’s Brutalist revival, transforming retirement housing, the architectural, social and political role of the humble American garage and much more.

December 2016Top

#34 | December 2016
In this issue: How Weston Williamson is creating a modern, inspiring space for scientific research in Cairo, the key to sensational social housing, 2016’s reinvention of public spaces and much more.

November 2016Top

#33 | November 2016
In this issue: The build-to-let projects putting family at their heart, how bone could become a building material, the danger of smart cities, the regulation of the architectural profession and much more.

October 2016Top

#32| October 2016
In this issue: The build-to-let projects putting family at their heart, how bone could become a building material, the danger of smart cities, the regulation of the architectural profession and much more.

September 2016Top

#31| September 2016
In this issue: How Internet of Things technology could transform sustainable building management, Europe’s largest green space initiative, tackling waste in the construction industry, Zaha Hadid’s career in buildings and much more.

August 2016Top

#30| August 2016
In this issue: MVRDV and Tramhaus reinvent the suburbs, the rights and wrongs of restoration, the new architectural tools, Brexit and the construction industry, the structures of Chelsea Flower Show and much more.

June 2016Top

#28 | June 2016
In this issue: MVRDV and Tramhaus reinvent the suburbs, the rights and wrongs of restoration, the new architectural tools, Brexit and the construction industry, the structures of Chelsea Flower Show and much more.

May 2016Top

#27 | May 2016
In this issue: Co-living as a model for future urban housing, the battle for London’s skyline, when imitation becomes copying, involving psychology in design and much more.

April 2016Top

#26 | April 2016
In this issue: the design projects transforming India’s public spaces, skyscrapers of the future, transforming a power plant into a music studio, the blurring of video games and architecture and much more.

March 2016Top

#25 | March 2016
In this issue: Sensitive building conservation, rabbit-hutch homes, tornado-proof design, sustainable city planning, Zaha Hadid Architects’ Heydar Aliyev Center, the work of Aldo van Eyck and much more.

February 2016Top

#24 | February 2016
In this issue: London’s controversial proposed bridge, tackling the UK’s construction skills shortage, designing obsolescence-proof smart homes, the career of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and much more.

January 2016Top

#23 | January 2016
In this issue: The plan to overhaul Moscow’s Riviera, designing with air quality in mind, a potential refugee housing solution, overhauling Paddington, concrete plus and much more.

December 2015Top

#22 |December 2015
In this issue: How innovative design is keeping the bookstore alive, why containers are booming for restaurants, how Dubai is building creativity in the city, modular housing’s future and much more.

November 2015Top

#21 |November 2015
In this issue: MAD Architects introduces nature to skyscraper in Los Angeles, why starchitects don’t always guarantee a project’s success, the Walkie Talkie’s disastrous legacy, designing for contemporary faith and more.

October 2015Top

#20 |October 2015
In this issue: Plans for a record-breaking wooden skyscraper, designing with augmented reality, slot-together 3D printing for home construction, a ‘green corridor’ for London and more.

September 2015Top

#19 | September 2015
In this issue: Designing future cities in 3D, high-rise towers vs low-rise alternatives, innovative ideas for urban vertical farms, living coastal defences, the B10 active house, new designs for LEDs and more.

July 2015Top

#18 | July 2015
In this issue: A new public space in the Thames Tunnel, turning abandoned urban spaces into farms, how gender mainstreaming has influenced city planning in Vienna, integrating energy generation into new building blueprints, big ideas for small interiors, and more.

April 2015Top

#17 | April 2015
In this issue: We explore how designs for museums are changing to meet the technological revolution, learn how CAD software continues to change design fundamentals, see the change volumetric construction is having on housing problems, look at the skyscrapers of the future and more.

January 2015Top

#16 | January 2015
In this issue: We explore the proposed ways that we can create our future cities to embrace, and not fear, water. Find out the best new staircase designs, eradicate crime by using progressive design, take a look at the latest solar innovations and more.

October 2014Top

#15 | October 2014
In this issue: Ideas for pollution-free city spaces, the construction boom changing the face of China’s cities, design considerations behind Heathrow T2, the engineering challenges of megatall buildings, innovation in wood and more.

July 2014Top

#14 | July 2014
We ask if micro homes can curb the housing crisis, find out about the science behind green roofs, profile Honda’s smart home and more.

April 2014Top

#13 | April 2014
Mind the gap: The rise of the statement campus, winning designs from the eVolo 2014 skyscraper competition, blueprints for regeneration in Africa, Paddington Station’s stainless steel makeover and more

January 2014Top


#12 | January 2014
Mind the gap: The micro-apartments making use of crowded cities’ forgotten spaces | Plus: library design in the digital age, the future potential of 3D printing, best of glass design, a new approach to prefab, and more

September 2013Top


#11 | September 2013
Above and below: New concepts for urban spaces are looking to the sky and digging deep | Plus: Arup’s algae-powered façade, video game-inspired architecture, the world’s coolest car parks, water-sensitive urban design, and more

May 2013Top


#10 | May 2013
The Construction Issue: The rise of One World Trade Center, regenerating Rio ahead of 2016, fire safety for residential towers, Japans revolutionary eco-demolition methods, and more

April 2013Top


#09 | April 2013
The Hotel & Leisure Issue: Global vs local inspired hotel interiors, the boutique brand hotel, Shanghai’s Wonderland leisure resort, the Blue Planet aquarium, mixed reality architecture, and more

January 2013Top


#08 | January 2013
The Green Issue: How to achieve LEED Platinum, the world’s most eco-friendly buildings, the UK’s sustainable school blueprint, timber’s renaissance, ‘living’ buildings and materials, and a vision of cities built on water.

November 2012Top


#07 | November 2012
The Infrastructure Issue: The airport as a design icon, personal rapid transport from the design team behind Ferrari, artificial islands for natural disaster refugees in Japan, the master plan behind Rio’s Olympic Park, and more.

September 2012Top


#06 | September 2012
The Materials Issue: From biomimetic designs to 3D printing and ancient materials revived, we explore innovative building blocks for the construction industry.

July 2012Top


#05 | July 2012
The Interiors Issue: From futuristic hotels to super-sustainable homes and from modern malls to iconic metro stations, exciting interior designs are transforming our everyday spaces.

May 2012Top


#04 | May 2012
The Construction Special Issue: We look at essential software for engineers, investigate Brazil’s construction boom and explore grand examples of tower construction, civil engineering and acoustic design.

March 2012Top


#03 | March 2012
Metropolis Re-Imagined: As many of our cities rapidly outgrow their capacity, architects are redefining the concepts of urban space.

January 2012Top


#02 | January 2012
Greener by Design: From eco-friendly materials to smart buildings that capture renewable energy and blend in with the landscape – new design concepts are leading the way into a sustainable future.

November 2011Top


#01 | November 2011
Transforming London: From Olympic landmarks to modern transport lifelines and iconic towers emerging in the skyline, the UK’s capital is taking shape for a new era of economic revival.

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