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
The latest tunnel project for west London will need to overcome enormous economic and infrastructural obstacles before it is delivered, says Ike Ijeh
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
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’ 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
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
Talk of independence omits Scotland’s built environment
Construction industry confidence in economy grows
The legacy of the recession means the new year will be about architectural beginnings rather than completions
Here’s how British architects can share in the Doha boom
Qatar’s hotel-building boom is good news for architects, but how long can it last?
Universal Design Studio’s Ace Hotel London in Shoreditch typifies an alternative approach to the blank, homogenised feel of many international chains
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
Are the Home Office’s migration policies affecting the education of foreign students?
Aecom may be a huge company but it likes smaller partners, reports David Rogers
Architects must get inside the heads of their design-conscious media and technology clients
Sarah Wigglesworth calls on the profession to stop kowtowing to clients and start setting the political agenda
Rare items of furniture by living architects are fetching small fortunes at auction
Mark Wilding reports on signs that architects are set to be key players in the nascent public housing boom
Britain’s demographic may be ageing, but the market for housing to suit older people is far from mature