In this issue: Robotic construction, earthquake-resistant design and rural architecture
Smartening the home: architects integrating smart home technology into designs
Smart home technology is gaining an increasing presence in our homes, with varying levels of design accompanying it. As work and lifestyles change, how will our future homes and vehicles adapt? Frances Marcellin looks at some of the pioneering projects that showcase these smart spaces of the future.
Glass future: Space Popular and the colourful architecture of tomorrow
Following its colourful, Bruno Taut-inspired, glass installation in London last year, Space Popular is growing a serious reputation as an architectural practice to watch. Patrick Kingsland spoke to the innovative company about its vision for the future of design.
Wilshire Grand Centre, Los Angeles
The Wilshire Grand Centre is a large-scale, urban mixed-use project developed at the site of the former Wilshire Grand Hotel, in downtown Los Angeles, US. At 1,100ft, the Wilshire Grand Centre redefined the city’s skyline when it opened in June 2017.
Chaoyang Park Plaza
Chaoyang Park Plaza is a mixed-use development constructed in the central business district of Beijing, China. The 120m-high plaza comprises 120,000m² of commercial, office and residential space.
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