June 2019

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ABP London are on a mission. A mission to create a community. Placemaking is a phrase that has been bandied around in our capital in recent years and something we’ve explored previously. And despite efforts to capture current thinking more, developers, in particular, have received a lot of criticism for...

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Let’s take a moment to admire one of the best ideas for the London skyline so far this year – possibly ever: a rooftop infinity pool with 360-degree views over the city. Planned for the top of a 220m skyscraper and designed by Compass Pools, the engineering alone is immense....

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How have millennials changed the definition of placemaking through shipping containers, and is this model a passing trend or a concept here to stay? It has been said before that millennials are less concerned with leaving a physical legacy than the generations previously. This may account for the influx of...

May 2019

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Attention, architecture aficionados. The world’s biggest annual architecture festival is back this June with one of its most exciting (and challenging) themes to date. The London Festival of Architecture takes place across the capital from 1 – 30 June and this year’s theme explores Boundaries and how they are expressed...

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Yesterday’s story that Urban Splash is to bring more than 400 offsite houses to Cambridgeshire – covered in Building and elsewhere – needs closer attention. With the UK continuing to struggle to provide enough new homes, opinions are frequently put forward on the changes needed – from Green Belt reform...