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  • Architects of the Open Environment

    The traditional structure of an architectural practice is being challenged ever more by new thinking about how to provide working environments more conducive to creativity. Encouraging collaboration, communication, and sharing...

  • Sustaining the Growth of Green Design

    The impact of sustainable design can be clearly seen in some parts of the world, and it remains a hot topic among architects. However, it should not be assumed that...

  • Green Growth

    'Going green' used to be the whim of environmental enthusiasts or millionaire eccentrics but new legislation means energy efficiency has moved high up the design agenda. Rebecca Burgess talks to...

  • 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...

  • 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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