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To celebrate our stunning new design and platform, we’ve made this the biggest issue of the magazine yet, crammed with ideas, insight and expert opinion across the full spectrum of architecture.

We turn our attention to the role architects have to play in 2018, asking if the industry has seen a decline in perception and if technology is impacting on its transformation, and get the predictions of a host of industry experts for the year ahead.

It’s clear architecture is currently undergoing a transition, so we also ask if we are witnessing the decline of the starchitect and if new narratives are replacing the celebrity trend in the field.

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Looking forward, we also hear from the brilliant Arthur Mamou-Mani about the future of architecture, and find out how his work in robotics is forging a new path for construction, as well as take a look at ThyssenKrupp‘s revolutionary rope-free elevator system.

However, the last month has also been significant for architecture and construction, so we also look at how the industry is set to respond to the collapse of Carillion and take an in-depth look at the newly built US Embassy in London.

Plus we look at some of the latest projects to break ground, as well as those that are finally ready to open and discover some of the key trends for kitchens in the coming year.

For all this, and much more, take a look at the latest issue of Design & Build Review.

In this Issue

Breaking Ground: The Architectural Projects Beginning Construction

The moment a project breaks ground is the point where, after years of work, it finally moves from concept to reality

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Construction in the Wake of Carillion’s Collapse

The start of this year saw the UK construction industry rocked with one of the biggest stories in years: the collapse of Carillion

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The Role of the Architect in 2018

With the advent of wide-ranging new technologies from BIM to virtual reality, the world of architecture has changed profoundly over the past few years

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Ready to Open: Architectural Projects to be Completed this Month

Be it a fraught scheme or a breeze to finish, the completion of a project marks the moment years of hard work are finally realised

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Architecture in 2018: Expert Predictions for the Year

Architects and industry experts give their predictions for architecture trends and technologies in the year ahead

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Tomorrow’s Architect: Arthur Mamou-Mani and the Future of Construction

What truly lies ahead for architecture in the era of artificial intelligence and robotics? We hear from pioneering architect Arthur Mamou-Mani to find out more

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TP Bennett Takes the Office Out of the 80s

TP Bennett has completed the refurbishment of a 1980s postmodern office in the heart of London, and the results provide an insight into how such buildings can be tackled

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The Rope-Free Elevator: A True Revolution in High-Rise Design

The elevator played a key role in the development of the skyscraper in the last century, but thyssenkrupp’s revolutionary take on the system could be just as transformative

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The Fall of the Starchitect: Is the Age of the Celebrity Architect Finally Ending?

While recent years have seen the idolisation of high-profile architects and ‘iconic’ buildings, new narratives around sustainable and ‘high-tech’ design are coming to the fore

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A Subtle Addition: Moxon Architects Takes a Low-Key Approach to the Footbridge

Moxon Architects and CampbellReith’s subtle yet striking new footbridge in the London Borough of Hounslow is a showcase of affordable design done right

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Key Trends for Kitchens in 2018

In 2018 architects are likely to be specifying some striking and bold kitchen designs in their residential projects

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In Pictures: The US London Embassy’s Long Journey to Nine Elms

The new US embassy in London, which opened on 16 January, has received mixed reviews for its unusual Nine Elms location and ultra-modern design

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Energy Connections in Construction: Getting Quicker All The Time

Delays in connecting energy supplies can have a significant impact on project completion times. npower Business Solutions explains how the company is helping to keep times down

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New In: The Latest Materials, Fixtures and Fittings

There are always new materials, fixtures and fittings coming onto the market, but cutting through the noise can be a challenge

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Next Issue Preview

In the next issue of Design & Build Review, out in April, we’ll be looking at how green issues are affecting architecture and design, so we’ll see how Bjarke Ingels Group’s (BIG) final designs for its innovative waste-to-energy plant are creating a blueprint for innovative ways to bring the environment into urban areas.

We’ll also examine the use of wood as a primary material for construction and with Dutch Mountains, the largest wooden building on Earth, nearing completion in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, we speak to those responsible to find out why wood may be the go-to material of the future.

Plus, an increase in extreme weather conditions is requiring architects to increasingly take flooding into account in their designs. We take a look at some of the pioneering projects in this area, and hear from some of the architects involved in flood-conscious design.