17 Feb 2016

WORK Roundtable

London’s future workplaces will need to be designed to win the race for younger talent, with higher densities allowing for other ‘workstyle’ facilities aimed at increasing staff wellbeing – but also their productivity.

16 Feb 2016

MDAG - The future of public realm

The next mayor must keep up the good work London has been doing in the name of public realm by forming a task force ‘with teeth’ to drive home its importance to the capital.

10 Feb 2016

‘Architecture is more than skin deep’

A group of select architects – and one engineer – gathered at Islington’s Business Design Centre last night to debate whether architecture is ‘more than skin deep’.

Image: Surface Design Show 2016, photographer Annabel Moeller.

9 Feb 2016

MDAG pushes for ‘Good Growth’ in London

The Mayor’s Design Advisory Group has delivered its long-awaited challenge to the next incumbent of City Hall via a series of recommendations aimed at ensuring London retains its essential qualities as it grows.

9 Feb 2016

Regeneration of town centres

London’s town centres should concentrate more on intensification, residential and becoming mixed use areas focused on ‘experience’ than retail alone.

4 Feb 2016

Boris Johnson - Streets Ahead!

They said it was going to be an informal visit, but all the top brass are there: Mike Brown Commissioner for TfL: Leon Daniels, MD for Surface Transport; Isobel Dedring, Deputy Mayor for Transport and Richard de Cani, Director of Strategy and Policy. All that’s missing is the limo.

3 Feb 2016

Making London ‘streets ahead’

London is facing up to the challenge of reconciling the place and movement aspects of its streets, armed with investment and a new map TfL has devised to characterize every road in the capital. But it must strive to make cycling as ‘supernormal’ as it is in other European cities, with a ‘safe system’ approach to appeal more to women and children.

1 Feb 2016

London Architecture Diary - February 2016 Guest Editor Benjamin O’Connor

I am delighted to be the LAD guest Editor for February! As the days start to get a little longer and the rain lets up, I hope you’ll enjoy some of the amazing events and exhibitions that London has to offer to get over those winter blues.

28 Jan 2016

TfL boss backs cycling growth and streets as places

TfL commissioner Mike Brown made an impassioned plea for Londoners to keep faith with its measures to improve cycling in the city and vowed to continue its plans to develop streets as places as much as for movement.

21 Jan 2016

Don't Move, Improve! 2016 Winners Announced!

History and memory take centre stage as London’s best
extensions are awarded