Stefano Boeri Architetti’s Smart Forest City plan for Cancun, Mexico, takes the concept...
Battersea Power Station Redevelopment, London, UK
Battersea Power Station, which was fully decommissioned in 1983, and given Grade II* building status, is being redeveloped as part of a seven-phased, £8bn ($13.36bn)-worth redevelopment project.
AIA to release models for coronavirus-safe stores and offices
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is set to release strategies and 3D models for retail stores and office spaces to help businesses to reopen safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.
One World Trade Center (1 WTC), New York, US
One World Trade Center (1 World Trade Centre - 1 WTC), built where the twin towers of the World Trade Center (WTC) once stood, opened for business on 3 November 2014, more than 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
The Forest City: An urban manifesto for a circular society
Stefano Boeri Architetti’s Smart Forest City plan for Cancun, Mexico, takes the concept of a green city to entirely new levels. Abi Millar looks at the project and considers what lessons can be learnt for other schemes.
A Moral Obligation: Net-Zero Design and the Fight Against Climate Change
With the built-up environment a serious contributor of carbon emissions, architects have a part to play in tackling climate change. While not yet a standard practice, net-zero design is surely the way forward, writes Ross Davies.
Circle of life: designing sustainability after death
Plans are underway to build the US’s first facility for human composting in Seattle. Is the country ready for a new paradigm in death care, and how is architecture and design supporting this new vision? Senior partners from design studio Olson Kundig discuss the Recompose project and the development of its flagship site in Seattle’s SoDo neighbourhood.
The Media-TIC Building Designed by Enric Ruiz Geli, Cloud 9, Barcelona
The Media-TIC building in Barcelona is an information and communication technology hub designed to incubate, generate, exhibit and invite new ideas and developments in ICT.
The coming storm: designing climate-resilient buildings
As the world’s climate changes, increasingly volatile weather events are presenting new challenges to architects. How is climate resilience being incorporated into building design, and what’s still needed to close the gap on climate adaptation?
India’s BEE selects EDS for zero-energy buildings programme
The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in India has selected Environmental Design Solutions (EDS) to conduct feasibility tests on 100 existing buildings.
November’s top news stories
Sweden-based Skanska has been awarded an Skr1.2bn ($125.32m) contract to construct a new building for the University of Gothenburg’s science faculty department; and The Manchester Metropolitan University has announced the start of construction on its School of Digital Arts (SODA) building in the UK. Designbuild-network.com wraps up key news stories of November 2019.
Read our magazine
Design & Build Review is the essential reading material for decision-makers in the architectural industry, bringing you the latest news and analysis in an exciting, interactive format.