All articles by Daniel Garrun

Daniel Garrun

How a pedestrianised village is reinventing Germany’s suburbs

Dutch architectural firm MVRDV and home manufacturer Traumhaus have partnered to “reinvent affordable living in the suburbs”. But is the 27,000m2 project in Mannheim, Germany, just a rehash of the planned communities of the 1920s, or does it offer true innovation? Julian Turner investigates.

LEAF Awards 2016 Official Shortlist

The 13th annual LEAF Awards are pleased to announce the 2016 shortlist of entries.
All of the shortlisted projects include buildings that are setting the benchmark for the
international architectural community. The LEAF Awards Gala Dinner will be held on the 14th of October 2016, in London, UK

IoT, opportunity & obsolescence: designing a smart home

Two luxury hotels located in the UAE have signed up for the Green Globe Certification (GGC) as part of an initiative to increase their environmental responsibility and sustainability. The Palace The Old Town in Dubai and Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort in Fujairah, part of the Ibe

Pop-up living – modular answers for today’s housing needs

UK budget hotel chain Travelodge has announced plans to open 44 new properties across the UK in 2008, compared with 23 last year. The chain says the expansion will cost £220m and will add 4,000 rooms to its portfolio. The group reported an increase in underlying revenues of 30

Designbuild-network.com launches major industry survey

Designbuild-network.com would like to invite you to take part in our latest industry confidence tracking survey, examining industry sentiments surrounding the latest economic and consumer issues worldwide and their impact upon investment decisions and growth prospects within the industry.

Art meets steel – the alchemy behind the Art Gallery of Alberta

The Art Gallery of Alberta is immediately recognisable for its winding 190-metre stainless steel wave, a masterpiece of geometry inspired by unique local traditions and the ephemeral Aurora Borealis. Elly Earls meets chief architect Randall Stout to find out about the ever-changing surroundings that inspired the building’s architecture, the money worries that almost put paid to the project half way through, and why it was all worth it for the incredible sense of community the gallery has created.

LEAF Awards 2012 honour Daniel Libeskind with lifetime achievement award

International architect and designer Daniel Libeskind has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement in the Architectural Community award to be presented at the upcoming 9th annual Emirates Glass LEAF Awards.

Leaf Awards 2012 – setting a benchmark for international architecture

Now in its ninth year, the Emirates Glass LEAF Awards honour the architects designing the buildings that are setting the benchmark for the international architectural community. To be held on 21 September, designbuild-network.com profiles the categories and nominations for this year’s most prestigious architecture awards.

One vision: creating harmony through lighting

Using discreet lighting to strike a balance between style and sustainability is no easy task. Elly Earls caught up with Lighting Design International’s Ellie Greisen to find out how a concealed LED lighting scheme exceeded today’s stringent energy-efficiency standards and created an unparalleled client experience at the Corinthia Hotel’s ESPA Life spa.

Designbuild-network launches new construction survey

To understand what our readers view as the most important business issues for 2012-2013, designbuild-network.com is launching a major new global business survey.