Journal

October 2017

Breaking the art market one post at a time

Instagram has given rise to a new type of savvy artist doing work and commissions for big brands.

  • Retail
October 2017

Frankfurt embarks on Brexit building boom with new high-rises by BIG, UNStudio and more

With Brexit threatening London's status as Europe's leading financial centre, Germany's business capital has been promoting itself as a lifestyle destination.

  • Politics/Economy
October 2017

Baca Architects proposes floating settlements to combat overcrowding in cities

The concept is intended to form the head of a future series of settlements that would extend along the docks.

  • Architecture
October 2017

Google’s Sidewalk Labs is building a ‘mini city’ on Toronto’s waterfront

Sidewalk Labs will partner with the government’s Waterfront Development to build Quayside – a $1bn new neighbourhood that will house Toronto’s growing tech industry, as well as commercial and residential buildings.

  • Architecture
October 2017

Uncle Sam is not going to smash Silicon Valley

The anti-Silicon Valley activists who are itching to break up Big Tech or at least heavily regulate it, and are mostly coming up short.

  • Politics/Economy
October 2017

Londoners turn to 'micro flats' or risk being pushed out of the city

London's housing crisis will force workers to live in so-called “micro flats” to avoid being exiled to more affordable commuter towns.

  • Architecture
October 2017

Street food traders and property developers

What happens when property developers and street food traders strike up a friendship?

  • Retail
October 2017

The Suburb of the Future, Almost Here

Millennials want a different kind of suburban development that is smart, efficient and sustainable.

  • Environment
October 2017

The Roots of the New Urban Crisis

In an excerpt from his new book, Richard Florida warns of “the central crisis of our times”—the growing cleavage between superstar cities and those left behind.

  • Politics/Economy
October 2017

Richard Rogers: "I would never dream of doing the Pompidou now"

The architect talks about his wartime childhood, most celebrated projects – and offers forthright views on Grenfell and architectural responsibility.

  • Architecture