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[8 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

Manufactured metal transformed into the breathtaking incredible – these giant horses heads gracing the Scottish skyline are a majestic example of Tata Steel’s creative solutions with over 3,000m of steel tubes at their core. Known as The Kelpies after the supernatural water horse from Celtic mythology, the magnificent, 100ft high horse heads – the largest […]

Architecture, Featured, Offbeat, Skyline »

[15 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

It’s the world’s largest metropolis, home to over 13 million people but also some of the most sensational skyscraping structures on the planet. Welcome to Tokyo, a creative cityscape that’s alive with awe-inspiring architecture. But what makes up its vast volumes of high-rises and tall towers? Let’s take a closer look at some of this […]

Offbeat, Skyline »

[18 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

With more than 1,000 tall buildings rising up across Shanghai in just two decades, China’s largest city has become a modern megatower metropolis. Boasting one of the most distinctive skylines on the planet, these five buildings are truly head and shoulders above the rest: The Shanghai Tower In a city where mega towers jostle for […]

Architecture, Featured, News, Offbeat, Skyline »

[11 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

Imagine crossing the River Thames atop a carpet of wildflowers, grass and trees…this elevated proposed plant-packed pedestrian crossing is growing closer to reality after the public consultation for the UK’s first ever ‘Garden Bridge’ was brought forward. Image source The living garden bridge, a shared vision of London 2012 designer Thomas Heatherwick and actress and […]

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[7 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

You’ll be wanting to check out this amazing hologram ‘tea lady’, demonstrating products in supermarkets in Kuwait. The 3D virtual technology has been brewed up by global tea specialists and Great Britain tea favourite Tetley, to help shoppers understand how to use its innovative drawstring tea bags, as well as educating tea tipplers about the […]

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[6 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

Interior design may be a personal choice but when it comes to creative concepts and thinking outside the box, these are the people to follow. With their wallcovering wisdom and surface solution skills, they have the ability to literally change the very space around you: 1. Wallpaper magazine: Wallpaper has almost a million followers, and […]

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[31 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

Capable of capturing your interest in just 140 characters or less, here is our top table of Twitter tweeters which we think every architect should follow. Regularly rolling-out resourceful topics, tips and trends, these architectural feeds have built up an impressive following. Instant inspiration is just a click away… 1. @Guggenheim: With over 839,000 followers, […]

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[22 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

When it comes to designing the buildings of tomorrow, the trusty iPad is a welcome addition to any architect’s toolbox. From sketching out ideas, taking photos for inspiration and showing proposals to clients – Apple’s revolutionary tablet computer has opened up a world of opportunities for architects to plan, design and oversee their projects, all […]

News, Offbeat »

[17 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

Scientists in the USA have developed a new form of shape-shifting metal, it has been announced. The metal crystal can switch between different arrangements of atoms, allowing it to change shape up to 16,000 times and return to its original form after being heated and cooled. A metal alloy with a crystalline structure While this […]

Featured, Headline, Offbeat, Skyline »

[17 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

The Pint, The Cheesegrater, The Gherkin…not kitchen contents but ingenious nicknames for brilliantly innovative buildings. The UK capital’s skyline is continuously evolving, and its stars both old and new are shining bright. Here are five of the best modern architectural icons that have helped transform London: The Pint (or ‘Walkie Talkie’): 20 Fenchurch Street When […]