Topic: News

Guangzhou Opera House

Zaha Hadid, the first woman architect to win the Pritzker, dies at 65

Zaha Hadid, renowned for her theoretical work, created designs that were so complex that for the first few decades of her practice, many of her more ambitious projects were never realized, even as she gained a dedicated following among her colleagues. Her completed projects include the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan (2013); Guangzhou Opera House in China (2010); the…

New Palmyra Project

#NEWPALMYRA Rebuilds Ancient Culture with Open Source

#NEWPALMYRA Rebuilds Ancient Culture with Digital Tools, making it an open source project where people can contribute. The idea is to share data, code and art for the past, present and future of Palmyra, as they put it. The project also means that building conservation has reached a whole new level with its philosophy of allowing contributions from the public…

UK Government

Government saving more than £1.2 billion by reducing its estate

Government has reduced its estate by the equivalent of 26 Buckingham Palaces, saving more than £1.2 billion since 2010. The latest State of the Estate Report shows that the government’s estate rationalisation strategy is continuing to deliver savings for taxpayers and foster economic growth. The government has reduced the size of its estate by 2 million square metres – the…

New cafe and creative space in Walthamstow: Gnome House

A new cafe and creative space on Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow moved a step closer in February 2014 when planning permission was granted for the Gnome House. Gnome House will be a new community and creative space in Walthamstow, East London, minutes from Blackhorse Road tube. With affordable office and studio space it is due to become a hub for creative…