President of The Landscape Institute, garden designer / landscape architect Adam White, launches new campaign showcasing the different career choices and opportunities in the landscape profession, as it faces an urgent and growing skills shortage.
Both-And – The Monthly Report by Brian Carter, Buffalo, NY, USA – Advocates for REPLACE and RESTORE lined up quickly after the recent fire at Mackintosh’s School of Art in Glasgow. Yet the suggestions only provoke questions and highlight the need to consider different approaches.
Risks Construction Workers Face – working in the construction industry involves several risks that can cause major injury or even death in some cases. The Bureau of Labor And Statistics report over 900 workers died in the construction business in 2015.
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.
Lack of Rental Housing in the UK – The current property market is causing landlords to become lax with the basic standards of their properties and ultimately neglect their responsibility to provide safe, secure and hygienic housing.
Off-site wood construction is the future of building: urbanisation is accelerating and creating pressure to increase housing construction. To answer this global challenge, construction needs to be quicker and more ecological.
A short film looks at complex interface between city and its airports, created on the occasion of the AERIAL FUTURES: Urban Constellations think tank in New York City: it asks how these fragmented constellations can be reimagined more holistically.
A study in classic furniture design for 85 years – Thonet tubular steel cantilever chairs at the Leipzig National Library. The landmark main building of the splendid library in the centre of Leipzig is characterised by impressive statues, busts and gilt decorative elements.
“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.
The Power of Lines, article by Dr. Peter Magyar, Kansas State University, USA, drawings range from Villa La Rotonda drawn on a small screen iPhone to ‘The Nerd Cat’ drawn by a six year old.
Internal Doors to Match Your Interior Design – Wooden doors have been used in interiors for centuries and provide a classic finish that will ground your interior design through years of redecorations to come. For a traditional look, an oak or a pine door paired with cast iron accessories creates a rustic look – perfect to finish off a shabby chic look.
Sea and Architecture, article by celebrated Brazilian architect Carlos Teixeira – new buildings by OOIIOO Architects & Elenberg Fraser – Unbalance Hotel in Lima, Peru & Avenue Apartments, Melbourne, Australia
A loft conversion can seem like a cost-effective and easy way to create more space in your home – think dream teen den, a cosy guest bedroom or even a splendid master suite.
The design elements you should consider when you open up two or more rooms, and you also open up numerous design opportunities, as part two of this series explores.