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 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 The key to sensational social housing http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurethe-key-to-sensational-social-housing-5688037/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurethe-key-to-sensational-social-housing-5688037/ The Le Tour Way residential development in York, UK has been recognised for exceeding the standards usually expected of social housing schemes. Atkins architectural associate Richard Johnston, who led the design of the project, lends his insight on t… Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:00:00 GMT 2016: The year's biggest Design Build Network stories http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/feature2016-the-years-biggest-design-build-network-stories-5705435/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/feature2016-the-years-biggest-design-build-network-stories-5705435/ Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, Guangzhou Infinitus Plaza broke ground in China and commenced construction on the national stadium, which will host the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan. Designbuild-network wraps-up the key headlines from 2016. Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT November's top stories: Infinitus Plaza ground breaking and Helm Architecture's new theatre http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurenovembers-top-stories-china-infinitus-plaza-ground-breaking-helm-architectures-new-theatre-5689795/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurenovembers-top-stories-china-infinitus-plaza-ground-breaking-helm-architectures-new-theatre-5689795/ Zaha Hadid-designed Guangzhou Infinitus Plaza has broken ground in China, and Helm Architecture has been appointed to design the £19m Shakespeare North theatre and education centre in London. Designbuild-network wraps-up the key headlines from Novemb… Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Design & Build Review: Issue 34 http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuredesign-build-review-issue-34-5687530/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuredesign-build-review-issue-34-5687530/ 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 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:08:00 GMT Rising above: Pininfarina’s award-wining Istanbul airport tower design http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurerising-above-pininfarinas-award-wining-istanbul-airport-tower-design-5673526/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurerising-above-pininfarinas-award-wining-istanbul-airport-tower-design-5673526/ 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 prestigious International Architecture Award. Patrick Kingsland reports. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:01:00 GMT October's top stories: ZHA design administration centre and AAFE receive community centre designs http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featureoctobers-top-stories-zha-to-design-administration-centre-center-for-community-and-entrepreneurship-designs-5662562/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featureoctobers-top-stories-zha-to-design-administration-centre-center-for-community-and-entrepreneurship-designs-5662562/ 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 Center for Community and Entrepreneurship for Asian Americans … Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Design & Build Review: Issue 33 http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuredesign-build-review-issue-33-5659182/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuredesign-build-review-issue-33-5659182/ 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 of the future, Frank Lloyd Wright’s career in buildings a… Fri, 04 Nov 2016 12:46:00 GMT Creekside: putting family at the heart of a London build-to-let http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurecreekside-putting-family-at-the-heart-of-a-london-build-to-let-5646419/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurecreekside-putting-family-at-the-heart-of-a-london-build-to-let-5646419/ 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. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT