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  • Space Oddity

    From concrete prisms to gigantic protozoan cells - Jürgen Mayer’s public buildings are cut from a very different cloth. "Buildings should provoke and participate in certain moments of communal life,"...

  • China Syndrome

    Two Chinese contractors have entered the list of the ten biggest construction firms in the world for the first time. Graham Anderson examines the news that dominated Euroconstruct's December 2006...

  • LEAF London 2007: Britain’s Carbon Footprint

    Delivering the first presentation of LEAF London's 2007 seminar programme, Dave Vincent discusses UK carbon emissions. The Carbon Trust's technology director issues both a call to arms and a cry...

  • Bears Give Way to Bulls In Germany

    European architects and contractors can look forward to three more years of strong growth. In addition, the German construction market will experience its first upturn for more than a decade,...

  • Hadi Teherani – Made in Hamburg

    Hadi Teherani is looking to expand his portfolio with his own brand of consumer goods. Not content with a decade and a half spent reshaping Germany's urban centres, he talks...

  • Small Wonder

    The Marqués de Riscal Hotel in Elciego, Spain shows how Frank Gehry's signature style can work on a much smaller scale. A close cousin to Gehry Partners' best-known work in...

  • Manhattan Transfer

    Like the rest of the World Trade Center complex, the WTC Transportation Hub carries a huge burden of responsibility. Santiago Calatrava's design offers an imaginative solution: a structure shaped like...

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