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 Designing for Dementia http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuredesigning-for-dementia-5890512/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuredesigning-for-dementia-5890512/ A dementia-friendly demonstration home will soon open in Watford, the UK. Heidi Vella hears from Dr David Kelly, group director of BRE Innovation Parks, about the project and how the industry as a whole can better meet the challenges of this debilita… Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT July's top stories: MVRDV to design mixed-use tower in Rotterdam, HLG wins contract in Dubai http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurejulys-top-stories-mvrdv-to-design-mixed-use-tower-in-rotterdam-hlg-wins-contract-in-dubai-5893963/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurejulys-top-stories-mvrdv-to-design-mixed-use-tower-in-rotterdam-hlg-wins-contract-in-dubai-5893963/ MVRDV will design new mixed-use tower in Rotterdam, and HLG won a contract for EXPO Village Parcels 10 and 11 in Dubai. Designbuild-network.com wraps-up the key headlines from July 2017. Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Nomadic working and it's influence on today's architecture http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurenomadic-working-coming-to-architecture-5890744/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurenomadic-working-coming-to-architecture-5890744/ Once only possible for a handful of fields, nomadic working has quickly become a viable option for a host of different industries – including architecture. Charlotte Richardson Andrews speaks to nomadic architecture practice Red Deer about the benefi… Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Design & Build Review: Issue 39 http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuredesign-build-review-issue-39-5891372/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuredesign-build-review-issue-39-5891372/ In this issue: dementia-friendly homes, in conversation with nomadic architecture practise Red Deer and are prefabs the future of building? Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:36:00 GMT June's top stories: Shapell's $150m shopping centre, SVA Architects begins schematic design http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurejunes-top-stories-shapell-starts-works-on-150m-shopping-centre-sva-architects-begins-schematic-design-5863549/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurejunes-top-stories-shapell-starts-works-on-150m-shopping-centre-sva-architects-begins-schematic-design-5863549/ Shapell Properties and Liberty Building started works on a new $150m upscale shopping, centre in Los Angeles, California, US, and SVA Architects commenced the schematic design phase of Aloha Pacific Center in Kapolei, Hawaii, US. Designbuild-network.… Sun, 09 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Design & Build Review: Issue 38 http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuredesign-build-review-issue-38-5831539/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuredesign-build-review-issue-38-5831539/ 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 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:07:00 GMT May's top stories: Aecom's £26bn Old Oak Common bid, Leighton's $327m contract http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuremays-top-stories-aecom-5826707/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuremays-top-stories-aecom-5826707/ Aecom was selected as preferred bidder to masterplan £26bn Old Oak Common regeneration, Leighton Asia received $327m East Kowloon Cultural Centre contract, Harvard Centre for Green Buildings and Cities retrofits headquarters to improve sustainability… Mon, 29 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT April's top stories: Headingley stadium approval, Mott Macdonald to design Inverness station http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featureaprils-top-stories-2017-5800632/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featureaprils-top-stories-2017-5800632/ UK's Leeds City Council backed a proposal for Headingley stadium redevelopment, Minnesota Twins installed Eaton's LED system at Target Field, ScotRail appointed Mott Macdonald to design Inverness railway station upgrade project. Designbuild-network.c… Wed, 03 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Restoring Elegance: the renewal challenge http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurerestoring-elegance-the-renewal-challenge-5775760/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurerestoring-elegance-the-renewal-challenge-5775760/ Listed building restorations remain a unique challenge that at times requires an immensely sensitive touch. Frances Marcellin speaks with conservation architect Sarah Khan, a partner at Roger Mears Architects, and architect Jonathan Clark of Jonathan… Mon, 01 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT 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 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