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 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 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 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 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 Design & Build Review: Issue 32 http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuredesign-build-review-issue-32-5027330/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuredesign-build-review-issue-32-5027330/ 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 mor Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:43:00 GMT September's top stories: MediaCityUK expansion approved, Dania Pointe construction to begin http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featureseptembers-top-stories-expansion-of-mediacityuk-gets-approval-dania-pointe-centre-construction-to-begin-5023233/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featureseptembers-top-stories-expansion-of-mediacityuk-gets-approval-dania-pointe-centre-construction-to-begin-5023233/ 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 site is completed. Designbuild-network.com wraps up key h… Thu, 06 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT Sophie Nguyen: an architect’s view on London and Brexit http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuresophie-nguyen-an-architects-view-on-london-and-brexit-5000535/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuresophie-nguyen-an-architects-view-on-london-and-brexit-5000535/ 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 Brexit affect architects and designers working in the city? Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Sophie Nguyen: creating with colour http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuresophie-nguyen-creating-with-colour-5000529/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuresophie-nguyen-creating-with-colour-5000529/ 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 looks back on her career to date and shares her ideas on ci… Mon, 12 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Design & Build Review: Issue 31 http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuredesign-build-review-issue-31-5002482/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featuredesign-build-review-issue-31-5002482/ 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 Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:35:00 GMT August's top stories: RMJM chosen for The Tower, Hassell and OMA unveil design for New Museum http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featureaugusts-top-stories-rmjm-chosen-for-the-tower-hassell-and-oma-unveil-design-for-new-museum-5000790/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featureaugusts-top-stories-rmjm-chosen-for-the-tower-hassell-and-oma-unveil-design-for-new-museum-5000790/ 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 of New Museum in Western Australia. Designbuild-network.… Thu, 08 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Waste not, want not: new start-up aims to clean up surplus construction material http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurewaste-not-want-not-new-start-up-aims-to-clean-up-surplus-construction-material-4996182/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurewaste-not-want-not-new-start-up-aims-to-clean-up-surplus-construction-material-4996182/ 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? Award-winning start-up Circology Ltd is aiming to facilitate the direct … Sun, 04 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Central Scotland Green Network: a joined-up approach to green spaces http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurecentral-scotland-green-network-a-joined-up-approach-to-green-spaces-4987972/ http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/featurecentral-scotland-green-network-a-joined-up-approach-to-green-spaces-4987972/ 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 of development Sue Evans discusses the initiative and the pr… Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT