Discover the Dumont’s last selection of homes: the Alta Collection

St James, part of the Berkeley Group, has launched its final collection of homes in the Dumont, the last of its developments on Albert Embankment. Set across the Thames from Tate Britain, the prestigious riverside address Albert Embankment continues to thrive under St James’ redevelopment, adding to the South Bank’s vibrant cultural scene. Part o..

Mass Timber Architecture

Kay Hill looks at what's being done around the world with mass timber and asks whether changes to the regulations in Britain risk compromising the move towards a greener architecture Words by Kay Hill Concrete and Steel, the building blocks of conventional modern architecture, may be tried and tested, but they belong to an era untroubled by ..

Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Gensler’s reimagined MoMA opens

October sees the reopening of the MoMA with a ‘reimagined presentation of modern and contemporary art’, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Gensler Words by Sophie Tolhurst Opens 21 October, 2019 Although a world-class museum, New York’s MoMA recently re-evaluated the scope of artists it represented, and realised it had a significant problem..

If only: Eleanor Brough of Sarah Wigglesworth Architects

If only… We took ownership of our city, says Eleanor Brough, who is an associate at the multi-award-winning company Sarah Wigglesworth Architects Cities are places of activity and resourcefulness with the potential to cross-pollinate and inspire. In every empty space I see the potential for a pocket park, a productive garden – a place to play, cr..

Light and Tech: Clever new products for full lighting control

Lighting expert Jill Entwistle takes look at two products that use clever tech to provide full control over how and where light is placed within a room Up until two or three decades ago not a massive amount changed in lighting. The technology developed and improved but at the sort of pace that could by no means be described as disruptive. LEDs an..

HOK’s new Royal Papworth Hospital: ‘The guiding light of the NHS’

HOK’s approach to creating this landmark hospital in Cambridge was both highly specialist and holistic, building on the ethos of Papworth's founding in 1918 Project Info Client: Royal Papworth Foundation NHS Trust and Skanska Lead architect, architecture, interior design, landscape design, medical planning: HOK Structural engineer / building..

Profile: Frida Escobedo, an architect for our times

Whether designing social housing in Mexico, elegant summer pavilions in Hyde Park or handcrafted stone vessels for drinking tequila, Frida Escobedo is very much an architect for our times Words by Veronica Simpson Frida Escobedo is a young architect of whom much is expected. Only the second solo female architect (after Zaha Hadid) to be selected ..

Brilliant New Projects for Senior Living

The UK is suddenly home to several new, exemplary housing projects for the over-60s. Veronica Simpson reports All Images: Tim Soar The world’s population is ageing. This we all know, although the statistics bear repeating: according to the United Nations, the global population of over-60s doubled from 1980 to 2017 (to 692 million), and is estimat..

The Diary in September

Our pick of events happening this month or coming up Words by Sophie Tolhurst London Design Festival 14 – 22 September London Now in its 17th year, the nine days of the London Design Festival will engage with around 500,000 visitors through Design Districts, Design Destinations, Design Routes, and its Global Design Forum. Well worth a visit are t..

The Business in September

News and pictures from the design sector Mizzi Studio’s stingray inspired Serpentine Coffee House Mizzi Studio has just finished its sculptural coffee house for Hyde Park in London to complete its ‘fleet of kiosks’ across the Royal Parks. The Serpentine Coffee House is the largest of the structures, and the first with internal seating. As Mizzi e..

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