New Features information at Design Build Network New and updated information from Features listed on www.designbuild-network.com http://www.designbuild-network.com/ en-us http://www.designbuild-network.com/ New Features information at Design Build Network http://www.designbuild-network.com/content/images/logo_big.gif The privatisation of public space http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurethe-privatisation-of-public-space-5776190/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurethe-privatisation-of-public-space-5776190/ Since the rise of neoliberalism in the late 1980s, public spaces in the UK and other cities around the world have increasingly been transferred into private hands. What affect does this have on our cities and what can architects do to challenge it? P… Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Remembering Bauhaus: a lesson in the art of ‘staying open’ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featureremembering-bauhaus-a-lesson-in-the-art-of-staying-open-5775801/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featureremembering-bauhaus-a-lesson-in-the-art-of-staying-open-5775801/ Closed by the Nazis in 1933, the German art school known as Bauhaus went on to become one the world’s most influential architecture and design schools. With plans underway to mark its 100th anniversary in 2019, Philip Kleinfeld looks back at the move… Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Building borders: how are architects reacting to Trump’s wall plan? http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurebuilding-borders-how-are-architects-reacting-to-trumps-wall-plan-5784518/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurebuilding-borders-how-are-architects-reacting-to-trumps-wall-plan-5784518/ US President Donald Trump’s call for a “great, great wall” running across the US-Mexico border has proved as polarising with design and construction firms as it has in the country at large. But with the Department of Homeland Security seeking to buil… Mon, 10 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Design & Build Review: Issue 37 http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuredesign-build-review-issue-37-5782185/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuredesign-build-review-issue-37-5782185/ 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 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 10:53:00 GMT March's top stories: HHC to construct tower in Chicago, SES to support Godiva Place in UK http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuremarchs-top-stories-hhc-to-construct-trophy-class-office-tower-in-chicago-ses-to-support-godiva-place-in-uk-5781138/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuremarchs-top-stories-hhc-to-construct-trophy-class-office-tower-in-chicago-ses-to-support-godiva-place-in-uk-5781138/ HHC secured approval to construct its new office building in Chicago, SES to provide mechanical and electrical services for Godiva Place in UK. Designbuild-network.com wraps-up the key headlines from March 2017. Wed, 05 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT UK construction counts the cost of Brexit fallout http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featureuk-construction-counts-the-cost-of-brexit-fallout-5777486/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featureuk-construction-counts-the-cost-of-brexit-fallout-5777486/ With forecasts of falling demand, rising material costs and an exacerbated skills shortage, Brexit look likely to take a toll on UK construction. How has the Brexit vote affected the construction industry, and how might the impact of the UK’s departu… Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Lagos’ wooden skyscraper http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurelagos-wooden-skyscraper-5776222/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurelagos-wooden-skyscraper-5776222/ Often overlooked in favour of glass, steel and concrete, wood is now being used in unexpected places including skyscrapers. Patrick Kingsland spoke to Cameroonian architect Hermann Kamte about his plans to build a wooden tower in the heart of Nigeria… Sun, 02 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT The shape of tomorrow: Reprogrammable materials http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurethe-shape-of-tomorrow-reprogrammable-materials-5776250/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurethe-shape-of-tomorrow-reprogrammable-materials-5776250/ Material scientists at Harvard University have created structures that can change shape and behaviour on demand. Frances Marcellin looks at how the findings could impact on building design. Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:00:00 GMT The challenge of passive house design http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurethe-challenge-of-passive-house-design-5731282/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurethe-challenge-of-passive-house-design-5731282/ Asia’s largest passive house development is currently under construction on a site covering almost 200 acres in Qinagdao, China. Patrick Kingsland spoke to German-based architect Wolfgang Frey, who previously designed the world’s largest passive hous… Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT The Brutalist revival http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurethe-brutalist-revival-5731334/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurethe-brutalist-revival-5731334/ Once maligned as ugly and oppressive, Britain's brutalist buildings are now enjoying a surprising revival with TV appreciations, new books and expensive rental listings. But does the new vogue for béton brut ignore the politics behind the movement? A… Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:47:00 GMT January's top stories: UC San Diego's housing scheme, Walsingham House upgrade http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurejanuarys-top-stories-hensel-phelps-and-mithun-to-construct-of-the-university-of-californias-east-campus-student-housing-programme-and-isg-to-upgrade-walsingham-house-office-building-5731797/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurejanuarys-top-stories-hensel-phelps-and-mithun-to-construct-of-the-university-of-californias-east-campus-student-housing-programme-and-isg-to-upgrade-walsingham-house-office-building-5731797/ Hensel Phelps and Mithun have been selected for second-phase construction of the University of California's East Campus student housing programme, ISG has secured a £21.7m scheme to upgrade and expand Walsingham House office. Designbuild-network wrap… Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT RIBA: building bridges between architects and clients http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featureriba-building-bridges-between-architects-and-clients-5729370/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featureriba-building-bridges-between-architects-and-clients-5729370/ RIBA has published a new report based on its Working with Architects survey, which drew on responses from nearly 1,000 industry professionals to find out how architects are perceived by construction clients. What can architects learn from the results… Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Design & Build Review: Issue 36 http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuredesign-build-review-issue-36-5731457/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuredesign-build-review-issue-36-5731457/ 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 Fri, 03 Feb 2017 11:39:00 GMT The anatomy of the garage: the architectural, social and political role of the American garage http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurethe-anatomy-of-the-garage-5731238/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurethe-anatomy-of-the-garage-5731238/ Rod James speaks to Olivia Erlanger, co-author of the new book Hate Suburbia, about the evolving architectural, social and political role of the humble American garage. Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT The Green Stadium: Forest Green Rovers and the world’s most eco-friendly sports stadium http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurethe-green-stadium-forest-green-rovers-and-the-worlds-most-eco-friendly-sports-stadium-5728270/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurethe-green-stadium-forest-green-rovers-and-the-worlds-most-eco-friendly-sports-stadium-5728270/ Eco-conscious football team Forest Green Rovers has chosen Zaha Hadid Architects to design its new 5,000-seater stadium. Elliot Gardner looks at the challenges involved in the construction of what is set to become the world’s most environmentally fri… Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Cairo’s Science City: A vision of the quest for knowledge http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurecairos-science-city-a-vision-of-the-quest-for-knowledge-5690477/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurecairos-science-city-a-vision-of-the-quest-for-knowledge-5690477/ In the desert on the Western edge of Cairo, a new 125,000m2 Science City will be designed by UK architecture studio Weston Williamson. Patrick Kingsland finds out how the project team is creating a modern, inspiring space for scientific research and … Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Redefining housing for the third age http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featureredefining-housing-for-the-third-age-5702060/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featureredefining-housing-for-the-third-age-5702060/ Retirement housing has been lacking in both quality and quantity in the UK, with negative knock-on effects for the wider residential market. How can good design and planning make the case for the country’s retirees, who are wealthier, healthier and m… Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Design & Build Review: Issue 35 http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuredesign-build-review-issue-35-5715550/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuredesign-build-review-issue-35-5715550/ 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 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:41:00 GMT 2016 in architecture: reinventing the public space http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/feature2016-in-architecture-reinventing-the-public-space-5688055/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/feature2016-in-architecture-reinventing-the-public-space-5688055/ This year saw a number of high-profile cultural and public spaces open to the public around the world. What do these projects reveal about the architectural trends informing the design of these essential urban resources? Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Inside eporta: the AirBnB of interior design http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featureinside-eporta-the-airbnb-of-interior-design-5673497/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featureinside-eporta-the-airbnb-of-interior-design-5673497/ The interior design industry has been slow to adopt technological change, but eporta, a new trade platform that brings together buyers and sellers, is aiming to change that for good. Patrick Kingsland reports. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:00:00 GMT