The plan to create a floating public space along the Thames is a great idea, writes critic Rowan Moore, but the proposed London River Park will suffer from its private ownership and management.
Nov 14, 2011 The Guardian U.K.
The Prince of Wales, as covered here and elsewhere, has gotten a reputation for using his position to meddle in architecture and planning decisions in the U.K. The report now is he extends that power far deeper into U.K. politics.
Nov 1, 2011 The Guardian U.K.
According to this article in The Guardian U.K., fewer and fewer young adults age 17-20 are seeking a driver's license and car ownership, signalling "peak car".
Sep 26, 2011 The Guardian U.K.
Kiribati, a tiny island nation south of Hawaii, is facing a mounting threat from climate change. President Anote Tong is apparently seriously considering putting all 100,000 of Kiribati's people onto a manmade floating island.
Sep 20, 2011 The Guardian U.K.
After complaints about blocking the sidewalk and creating litter, the City of Istanbul has been cracking down on street dining, gutting the food industry in the process.
Sep 6, 2011 The Guardian U.K.
Looking at "urban acupuncture", a recent movement that eschews massive urban renewal projects in favor of smaller interventions.
Jul 25, 2011 The Guardian U.K.
A new poll of real estate experts reveals that businesses seeking office space are increasingly seeking buildings built with sustainability in mind.
Feb 7, 2011 The Guardian U.K.
In Samara, a Russian city on the Volga, a rich architecture of wooden buildings is quickly disappearing, thanks to corrupt government and thoughtless devleopers.
Oct 25, 2010 The Guardian U.K.
The front yard of a home in suburban Plymouth, England is completely enveloped by a leylandii tree. Neighbors say it's an eyesore, the owner says he's being unfairly targeted.
Sep 7, 2010 The Guardian U.K.
Reporting from the Venice Architecture Biennale, Justin McGuirk says that this year reflects a focus on the user experience of buildings.
Sep 1, 2010 The Guardian U.K.