With self-healing concrete expected to become a more integral part of urban construction schemes, this much-maligned material could have a positive future.
Architecture and design
A generation of Mexican architects are building to solve social and environmental problems – attracting interest from an international audience along the way.
The growth in wooden urbanism is being driven by timber’s technical and environmental benefits, as well as growing investor and consumer demand.
As temperatures get warmer and natural disasters more prevalent, sustainable building practices are no longer enough – the architectural profession needs to build for a new reality of fires, floods and heatwaves.
Building a home cellar? Where should it go? How big (or small) does it need to be? What features are essential? And who should take care of construction?
With the housing crisis showing no signs of abating, a new generation of architects is working to design beautiful, inventive houses that fit handsomely into existing neighbourhoods.
The Covid pandemic has left a wake of destruction on people’s lives and made a ghost town out of many a high street. So as nations start to get back on their feet, can temporary arts ventures help heal communities and save commercial spaces?
The UK’s vibrant cultural output is a tool for soft power and an academic asset.
Though some might sneer, Hockney’s playful scribble is a testament to the optimism and humour public art can bring to cities.
Figures of the slave trade are honored in public spaces throughout Britain's cities, and opposition has rarely found footing in mainstream politics.
Unlike with wars, terrorism or other disasters, surprisingly little has been done to commemorate victims of pandemics.