Wednesday, 29 April 2015 10:48

The architecture of London Zoo

The history of London Zoo's architecture is a record of our changing attitudes to nature and animal welfare, as grand aesthetic statements have been replaced by unobtrusive habitats that create the illusion of freedom and authenticity, says Charles Holland

Published in Features
Friday, 13 February 2015 11:16

Preview: Arctic Design Week

The world's northern-most design festival will this year focus on devising solutions to the challenges of life in extreme conditions, says the event's organiser Päivi Tahkokallio – and the lessons learned may one day be important to us all

Published in News
Monday, 01 September 2014 01:00

Urban Plunge – wild swimming in the city

An exhibition at the Roca London Gallery showcases a series of architectural proposals to reclaim natural water sources in London, New York and Copenhagen for recreational use. We spoke to curator Jane Withers about how we can better exploit our rivers and harbours

Published in Features
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 16:09

Frei Otto’s Arctic City

Frei Otto’s proposal to house 40,000 people under a 2km dome in the Arctic Circle reflected the zeitgeist of the 1970s – a concern about the ecological future combined with the promise of a better tomorrow.

Published in Features