Architects and designers ignore data at their peril. It is as important as any other building component.

Published in Opinion

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Published in News

It is up to architects to shape the future of construction by rejecting polarised views to come up with new ideas, building types and ways of working, writes Nathalie de Vries

Published in Comment

Group of industry figures will ride from London to Birmingham to raise money for the Construction Youth Trust

Published in News
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 14:38

Architecture of disaster

With Grenfell Tower, we are faced with a monument to loss and destruction, writes Eddie Blake

Published in Features
Monday, 13 July 2015 00:00

Bruno Drummond: Play hard

Photographer Bruno Drummond has made a series of formal studies juxtaposing construction materials and objects associated with leisure

Published in GALLERY

Architects may not employ the migrant workers building their grand designs in the Gulf states, but their names lend credibility to those that do. With appalling conditions still rife in the region, human-rights groups are demanding that practices stand up to their paymasters

Published in Features
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00


Sometimes it is the unexpected or overlooked that can have the greatest impact. UltraRope is a new carbon-fibre cable for lift shafts that could revolutionise our skylines, and possibly even our journeys through space

Published in Features
Monday, 09 March 2015 11:54

Fortis Exoskeleton

Originally designed for the US Navy, this light, mobile suit allows the wearer to handle heavy apparatus without bearing any of the weight. It has a huge range of potential applications across warehouses, factories and construction sites – allowing robotic equipment to become more human

Published in Features

Designers of mega-projects in Abu Dhabi should use their influence to push for better conditions for migrant workers, Human Rights Watch says to Icon as it reveals continuing exploitation on luxury Saadiyat Island development

Published in News
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 14:07

Designers in Residence: Disruption

A law court reconfigured as a TV studio and a bank account that helps you lose weight are among the projects by this year's designers in residence at the Design Museum

Published in News
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 12:00

The construction hoarding

Days of thought may lie behind every word and image on construction hoardings, but this only serves to disguise the inaccessibility of so many of the buildings they are covering

Published in Crimes Against Design