Last edited 20 Jan 2017

Featured articles and news

Gym architecture

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As January is the time for hitting the gym, Designing Buildings Wiki lists the best gym architecture in the world.


Why we need to grasp the whole life cycle

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What are the innovative business models of the future, and how to incentivise supply chains to work on a whole life basis?


Building of the week

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One of the largest churches in the world, the monumental St. Peter's Basilica.


Thermal comfort and wellbeing

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How thermal comfort is quantified and how it can affect wellbeing.


Architecture of Christiania

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Christiania is an anarchist 'freetown' in Copenhagen where strange and experimental architecture has flourished.


Improving construction and demolition data

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UK waste data needs improving” say BRE specialists, in this summary of their report into construction waste.


Cracking and building movement

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Why buildings crack, how cracks are categorised and what can be done.


Unusual building of the week

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Inaugurated last week, the new Elbphilharmonie concert venue; a soaring new addition to Hamburg's skyline.


Transport and global poverty

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Summary of a new ICE Transport journal which says improving transport infrastructure is essential to eradicating global poverty.


Heat metering

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BRE look at a new government report into the accuracy of heat meters.


One CIOB

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The Chartered Institute of Building restructures and launches 29 new local hubs.


Biophilic gym

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Designing Buildings Wiki talks to the founder of the world's first indoor biophilic gym, now open in London.


Jane Jacobs and garden villages

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How the work of 20th century urbanist Jane Jacobs continues to resonate in light of the government's garden village plans.


Nominated sub-contractor

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An article looking at the role of the nominated sub-contractor.