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Rising above: Pininfarina’s award-wining Istanbul airport tower design
28 November, 2016
In September an air traffic control tower for Istanbul New Airport, designed by Italian studio Pininfarina and US engineering firm AECOM, beat off stiff competition to win a...
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October's top stories: ZHA design administration centre and AAFE receive community centre designs 08 November, 2016 by Shalini M P Nair Zaha Hadid Architects has won a competition to design the Urban Heritage Administration Centre in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, and JCJ Architecture and Leong Leong have revealed designs for the...

Design & Build Review: Issue 33 04 November, 2016 In this issue: Pininfarina’s award-winning air traffic control tower for Istanbul New Airport, the new trade platform transforming the interior design industry, the changing nature of the home...

Creekside: putting family at the heart of a London build-to-let 25 October, 2016 Build-to-let housing projects could play an important role in solving the UK’s housing crisis. Rod James takes a look at the growth of the idea and the design concepts that underpin it....

Design & Build Review: Issue 32 07 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...

September's top stories: MediaCityUK expansion approved, Dania Pointe construction to begin 07 October, 2016 Salford City Council has given approval for the second phase of the expansion of MediaCityUK, and Dania Pointe is to enter Phase I groundbreaking after demolition and clearing of the 102 acre...

Sophie Nguyen: an architect’s view on London and Brexit 19 September, 2016 by Chris Lo In the second part of a two-part interview feature, French architect Sophie Nguyen discusses London’s property market. What’s the situation with planning in the UK capital, and how could...

Sophie Nguyen: creating with colour 13 September, 2016 by Chris Lo French architect Sophie Nguyen has extensive design experience in France and the UK, where she set up her own design studio in 2003. In the first part of a two-part interview feature, Nguyen...

Design & Build Review: Issue 31 12 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...

August's top stories: RMJM chosen for The Tower, Hassell and OMA unveil design for New Museum 09 September, 2016 by Shalini M P Nair RMJM has been selected by Aurecon as the executive architect and interior designer for The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, and international design firms Hassell and OMA have unveiled the design...

Waste not, want not: new start-up aims to clean up surplus construction material 05 September, 2016 by Chris Lo Much progress has been made to limit the construction sector’s waste to landfill in recent years, but what is the next step in sustainable resource efficiency on building sites?...

Central Scotland Green Network: a joined-up approach to green spaces 24 August, 2016 by Chris Lo The Central Scotland Green Network, Europe’s largest green space initiative, has a long-term vision for bolstering the region’s natural qualities, whether urban or rural. The network’s head...

Design & Build Review: Issue 30 08 August, 2016 In this issue: The planning controversy shaking Glasgow, architect Sophie Nguyen on creating with colour and the impact of Brexit, our thoughts on the Aga Khan Award for Architecture shortlist...

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