Analysis

  • 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...

  • Runaway Inflation

    Fluoro Polymer ETFE is having a major impact on the use of membranes in architecture, and ETFE cushions inflated with low air pressure are being used in major projects worldwide,...

  • Taking the Long View

    Construction and design are showing signs of life in Europe and the USA, with further improvement expected in 2005. While in Asia business is booming thanks to strong economic growth.

  • 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...

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