Journal

February 2019

'People are nicer to each other when they move more slowly': how to create happier cities.

Urban spaces can be designed to make people feel happier, behave better and be kinder – and there are financial benefits.

  • Architecture
February 2019

The surprisingly bright future of retail

Six predictions for how we’ll shop in 2019, from embracing IRL stores to ditching Amazon.

  • Retail
February 2019

Population Mountains

This is a story about how to perceive the population of cities.

  • Environment
January 2019

Council houses were once a glory of the public realm. Let’s return to those days.

It’s scandalous that local authorities are being forced to rent from private landlords the same properties they once owned… before right to buy

  • Architecture
January 2019

The 9 big design trends of 2019

Design leaders at Microsoft, Google, Ideo, Pentagram, Gensler, and more weigh in.

  • Design
January 2019

British Airways pension scheme strikes Vauxhall deal with General Projects

British Airways Pension Trustees and General Projects have bought a 999-year leasehold in Vauxhall, SW8, for £24m.

  • General Projects
January 2019

Interview - Sir Stuart Lipton talks to Building

Developer Stuart Lipton is among the biggest names in the business – and has no intention of leaving it any time soon.

  • Architecture
January 2019

Would you trust Roger Scruton to design your new home?

The conservative philosopher who shares Prince Charles’s views on architecture is surely the worst person to head the government’s new commission to improve UK housing.

  • Architecture
December 2018

“The workplace is killing people and nobody cares”

From the disappearance of good health insurance to the psychological effects of long hours, the modern workplace is taking its toll on all of us.

  • Office
December 2018

How we lost our ambitions for the tech-enabled home

Mid-20th century designers offered bold visions. What changed?

  • Design