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    1. September 3, 2014

      Mexico plans Foster-designed $9bn airport

      Mexico is capping its unprecedented reform drive with plans for a $9.16bn new airport that architect Lord Foster says will...

    2. beyondbrics

      September 3, 2014

      Mexico City's new airport: Slim's salvation?

      Carlos Slim’s telecoms empire may be being chopped down to size in Mexico but his influence in his home country looks...

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    1. August 7, 2014

      Lords of the London skyline vie for design supremacy

      In the past decade London has hosted an architectural competition that echoes, in intensity of rivalry and the creativity of...

    2. August 1, 2014

      How the Gherkin was pickled: a tale of debt, risk and ambition

      It is one of the world’s most instantly recognisable buildings and a symbol of the global dominance of London’s financial...

    3. July 29, 2014

      City of London’s £650m Gherkin put up for sale by receivers

      The City of London’s Gherkin building has been put up for sale by administrators who hope to attract bids of at least £650m....

    4. July 25, 2014

      Architect Louis Kahn, Design Museum, London

      ‘Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture’ at London’s Design Museum Louis Kahn is known for his aphorism about “asking a brick...

    5. May 30, 2014

      How 3D printing could transform building design

      In the early days of 3D printing, there was much talk of how it would transform the construction industry: how this...

    6. May 25, 2014

      Foster & Partners win architecture earnings crown for third year

      Foster & Partners, the UK’s biggest and most profitable architecture firm, has powered ahead of its competitors, according...

    7. April 24, 2014

      Receivers called as ‘Gherkin’ falls into a financial pickle

      Life has turned sour for the “Gherkin”. Deloitte has been appointed receivers of the Lord Foster-designed City of London...

    8. March 10, 2014

      Planners, architects and developers promote mixed-use property projects

      For most of the 20th century it would have been possible to say that the world’s most impressive buildings and its most...

    9. February 21, 2014

      British High Tech architecture at Riba, London

      The conventional narrative of British High Tech architecture – roughly speaking, from 1950 to the present day – is that it...

    10. January 31, 2014

      Eduardo Souto de Moura at the Royal Academy

      Eduardo Souto de Moura appears to be playing a game of peek-a-boo with photographers at the Royal Academy in London – the...

    11. December 17, 2013

      Thames estuary airport campaigners seize lifeline

      Campaigners for a new London airport on the Thames estuary seized on the lifeline thrown to them by the Airports Commission...

    12. October 22, 2013

      Frank Gehry to design part of Battersea power station project

      One of the world’s greatest architects, Frank Gehry, is to work alongside Lord Foster to design a new eight-acre phase of...

    13. October 17, 2013

      Boris Johnson floats Thames island airport plan on HK stopover

      London’s mayor Boris Johnson used his visit to Hong Kong to bolster his claims that a hub airport built on reclaimed land in...

    14. October 11, 2013

      Architecture: Singapore’s shapely butterfly house

      On the affluent, palm-lined street of White House Park in District 10 – one of Singapore’s most desirable residential areas,...

    15. October 4, 2013

      Architecture: a new addition to London’s Royal Academy

      The Royal Academy building on London’s Piccadilly is a kind of self-contained architectural museum. It consists of a...

    16. September 24, 2013

      Architecture: Designs on immortality

      The skyscraper index, long discussed but never formally introduced, is one of the great irreverent economic indicators. The...

    17. August 16, 2013

      The home decor choices of artists, writers and filmmakers

      David Tang, entrepreneur and founder of ICorrect, offers advice on questions about property, interiors – and modern manners...

    18. August 11, 2013

      Cut in flight levies threatens plan for third runway

      Heathrow’s shareholders will be reluctant to support the construction of a third runway at the hub if the industry regulator...

    19. July 23, 2013

      Gatwick offers ‘cheapest’ solution to airport capacity debate

      Gatwick has underlined its ambition to become a stronger rival to Heathrow by weighing the case for bringing one of the...

    20. July 19, 2013

      Urban warrior: Richard Rogers and ‘Inside Out’

      “Architecture,” said Lord Rogers of Riverside, speaking at an event at the UK Houses of Parliament last week, “is always...

    21. July 19, 2013

      A Heathrow extension saving residents and taxpayers pain

      If you have a clever idea for solving London’s airport problem, it’s too late to tell the Davies Commission. The final...

    22. July 17, 2013

      Heathrow makes its case for expansion

      The battle of ideas about how to solve the UK’s hub capacity crisis was joined on Wednesday by Heathrow airport which set...

    23. July 14, 2013

      Boris Johnson favours inner Thames estuary site for hub airport

      Boris Johnson will on Monday back the creation of a four-runway hub airport on the inner Thames estuary, giving fresh...

    24. Material World

      April 17, 2013

      Christian Lacroix to guest star at Schiaparelli: another cook in the brand kitchen

      Getty Images Diego Della Valle has thrown yet another cook into the Schiaparelli mix: after announcing Farida Khelfa as the...

    25. March 11, 2013

      Bam Construct to build Google’s London HQ

      Google’s new £1bn European headquarters in King’s Cross, London, will be built by the Dutch company Bam Construct, which has...

    26. January 24, 2013

      Report says hub could need £30bn subsidy

      A new hub airport to replace Heathrow is not commercially viable and could only be built by committing up to £30bn of public...

    27. January 23, 2013

      Call to speed up decision on airport capacity

      Ministers should accelerate a decision on their preferred solution to the UK’s hub airport capacity crunch, according to a...

    28. November 19, 2012

      Ryanair ridicules ‘insane’ plan for estuary hub

      The UK government should allow the construction of new runways at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports, but not back...

    29. June 29, 2012

      Cultural evolution

      After a faltering start, there is a renewed spring in the step of one of the world’s most ambitious cultural projects. Hong...

    30. June 22, 2012

      A man with a span

      When Santiago Calatrava first appeared on the scene in the 1980s, his work was a revelation. Here was an architect/engineer...

    31. May 25, 2012

      ‘Daunt’s bookshop is such a beautiful space’

      My perfect London day is in late spring, before the city has got too hot and stifling but winter’s shadow has been left...

    32. beyondbrics

      February 28, 2012

      Chinese architect wins Pritzker prize

      Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhas. And now Wang Shu. The Hangzhou-based Chinese architect has been awarded...

    33. February 6, 2012

      Foster & Partners boosts global footprint

      He has transformed London’s skyline with the Gherkin, Wembley Stadium, and City Hall. But Lord Foster’s design house is an...

    34. January 25, 2012

      Louvre and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi delayed

      Tourism Development & Investment Co, the Abu Dhabi government-owned developer of local branches of the Louvre and Guggenheim...

    35. Westminster Blog

      January 18, 2012

      Coalition splits over aviation burst into the open

      The FT splashed back on November 18 about the government’s new enthusiasm for a Thames estuary airport with ministers such...

    36. beyondbrics

      December 28, 2011

      UAE: an outsized bailout for Aldar

      Abu Dhabi has again rescued struggling developer Aldar Properties with a massive US-style bailout, as a collapse in the real...

    37. November 18, 2011

      Thames airport backed by Downing St

      Plans for an airport in the Thames estuary have won political backing in Downing Street and the Treasury as a visionary way...

    38. November 4, 2011

      Foster adds weight to island airport plan

      The skies over Surrey’s stockbroker belt may well be cleaner and greener because of the decision to deny Heathrow its third...

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