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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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