Monthly Report for January 2019 by Brian Carter

With 2019 in the United Kingdom introduced as uncharted territory, demands for walls and no government in the new world, transactional relationships everywhere showing scant concern for communities or well-being beyond individual calorie counts, the outlook appears bleak – The Monthly Report for January 2019 by Brian Carter.

Bergisel Ski Jump

Queen of The Curve, Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid, born in 1950 in Iraq, was considered stubborn, spirited, brilliant and a bit eccentric. She described her work as a ‘flowing kind of spatiality,’ and indeed, many of her creations remain truly unmistakable, earning her the title of ‘Queen of the Curve.’

Consorcio Santiago office building

Sustainable Architecture: Climate Change

Built environment organisations call for urgent action on issues such as consumption, innovation and infrastructure: new report highlights UK’s inadequate performance against United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including those for the built environment.

Tianjin Binhai Library

Do We Need Libraries?

“Libraries are the thin red line between civilization and barbarism”, said Neil Gaiman: back in my school days I was a regular visitor to the library, but when was the last time I visited a library to borrow a book? It must be over two decades ago, so clearly I don’t value libraries. But I do, I think, just somehow they have slipped me by.