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  • Different Class

    Government initiatives such as Building Schools for the Future have resulted in a series of radical designs for a new generation of British schools, as clients show an increasing willingness...

  • The Vortex

    When it comes to building high-profile high-rise towers in London, architects are constantly raising the bar. The Swiss Re tower brought new ideas into play, but Ken Shuttleworth's Vortex may...

  • Fluid Thinking

    A new form of glazing and cladding with 'variable' insulation can save both energy and money, claims Frederick B McKee, managing director of McKee Fluidized Glazing, in conversation with James...

  • Urban Renaissance

    The Leading European Architects Forum (LEAF), in association with Intelligent Design & Build Innovations, is Europe's first invitation-only, interpersonal business event for the architectural sector. IDBI editor Kerstin Zumstein reports...

  • Time for a Change

    Stephen Andrews, Principal at Gensler London, looks at the environmental issues facing us and the lack of urgency in response.

  • Satisfaction Guaranteed

    In a compelling presentation, Chris Grover of Ahrend and Gary Wheeler of Gensler explored the challenges of managing clients' expectations in terms of quality, cost and delivery, and put forward...

  • High Expectations

    Taking some of his own recent projects as a starting point, MAKE's Ken Shuttleworth led a fascinating discussion on the subject of high-rise building design, covering everything from sustainability to...

  • Conflict Resolution

    Collaboration may be the buzzword of the day, but many are simply paying lip service to the new thinking. Gensler's Stephen Andrews urges architects to consign conflict to the history...

  • Dynamic Change Drives Development

    From demographic change to data transfer, we live in an age of great upheaval. Gensler's Stephen Andrews looks at how major social and cultural changes are shaping the latest trends...

  • Living for the City

    Though often accused of utopianism, the tenets of new urbanism are rooted in principles of community and historical precedent. Henry Shaw traces the evolution of the movement and assesses its...

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