Thursday29 January 2015

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Barbour ABI's January market review is out now

22 January 2015

Barbour ABI’s Economic & Construction Market Review for January is now available to download

New flats in Jätkäsaari, an emerging neighbourhood in Helsinki's central West Harbour area designed by Jukka Turtiainen Architects

Move over, Guggenheim

17 December 2014

Missed out on that shortlist? No problem. As Helsinki embarks on its biggest building programme in 200 years the opportunities for architects are far bigger than any single project, Elizabeth Hopkirk reports

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Barbour ABI's December market review

15 December 2014

Barbour ABI’s Economic & Construction Market Review for December is now available to download

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Barbour ABI's November market review

24 November 2014

Barbour ABI’s Economic & Construction Market Review for November is now available to download

Locations of contracts awarded in August

Home economics

26 September 2014

The recovery is still moving at a slow pace, driven mainly by housing, but August saw a year-on-year increase in construction awards. Michael Dall presents highlights of Barbour ABI’s latest monthly Economic & Construction Market Review, with a special focus on the commercial and retail sector

Hammersmith flyunder

Will the Hammersmith 'flyunder' take off?

11 April 2014

The latest tunnel project for west London will need to overcome enormous economic and infrastructural obstacles before it is delivered, says Ike Ijeh

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

‘It’s not just a breathing space, it’s a social space’

4 April 2014

Landscape architect James Corner has created a promenade of public play spaces dotted around the main venues of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Ike Ijeh speaks to the designer as the park re-opens to the public

Hempsted Green

Custom build: Give us the tools

25 March 2014

Once trumpeted as a way of raising housing output by as many as 50,000 homes a year, custom build was responsible for barely a fifth of that figure last year. So what’s the hold-up and can anything be done to reinvigorate the market?

Peter Rees

Peter Rees: 'I'm a one-off'

24 March 2014

Peter Rees’ 29 years as head of planning in the Square Mile have been nothing if not controversial. In his first interview since announcing his departure, he talks about his legacy of transforming the City

Royal Docks competition: Move the river

On the waterfront: Royal Docks green design competition

3 March 2014

Ecobuild and the Landscape Institute launched a competition for ideas on how to turn the Royal Docks into a green infrastructure space for east London. Thomas Lane reports on some of the top proposals


Where are architecture’s Bravehearts?

21 February 2014

Talk of independence omits Scotland’s built environment

New dawn for UK architecture and construction

Contractors share architects' optimism

3 February 2014

Construction industry confidence in economy grows

Caruso St John's Newport Street gallery for Damien Hirst

2014 preview: a slow start for the new landmarks

31 December 2013

The legacy of the recession means the new year will be about architectural beginnings rather than completions

West Bay towers in Doha, Qatar.

Can your practice get a kick out of Qatar?

26 November 2013

Here’s how British architects can share in the Doha boom

Katara Towers, Qatar

Doha shoots for World Cup goal

18 November 2013

Qatar’s hotel-building boom is good news for architects, but how long can it last?

Universal Design Studio’s Ace Hotel

Designer hotels find room for local character

14 November 2013

Universal Design Studio’s Ace Hotel London in Shoreditch typifies an alternative approach to the blank, homogenised feel of many international chains

Basil Spence's University of Sussex

Whatever happened to student housing?

7 November 2013

With university accommodation now defined by the developers’ desire to cram students in as densely as possible, high-quality design may be too much to ask, says Owen Hatherley

Why is it so hard to keep non-EU architecture students in the UK?

Why is it so hard to keep non-EU architecture students in the UK?

7 October 2013

Are the Home Office’s migration policies affecting the education of foreign students?

Aecom's masterplan for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park

Aecom: don’t be scared of the giant

25 September 2013

Aecom may be a huge company but it likes smaller partners, reports David Rogers

BuckleyGrayYeoman's 10 Bloomsbury Way

Keep it cool: designing for the TMT market

23 September 2013

Architects must get inside the heads of their design-conscious media and technology clients

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