All articles by Berenice Baker

Berenice Baker

Design & Build Review: Issue 19

Casino operator Boyd Gaming has delayed construction on its $4.8bn Echelon hotel and casino project on the Las Vegas strip for up to a year. Boyd Gaming chief executive Keith Smith blamed the weakening credit markets for the unprecedented decision to shelve a project of this size.

Design & Build Review: Issue 17

US rapper Shawn Carter, aka Jay-Z, is to launch a chain of five- star hotels. Carter recently bought a block of land in upmarket Chelsea, Manhattan, for US$66m through his company J Hotels. Jay-Z has already diversified from music into clothing, alcohol and the 40/40 Club spor

Design & Build Review: Issue 16

In this issue: We explore the proposed ways that we can create our future cities to embrace, and not fear, water. Find out the best new staircase designs, eradicate crime by using progressive design, take a look at the latest solar innovations and more.

Design & Build Review: Issue 15

In this issue: Ideas for pollution-free city spaces, the construction boom changing the face of China’s cities, design considerations behind Heathrow T2, the challenges of engineering megatall buildings, innovation in wood and more.

Design & Build Review: Issue 14

In this issue: The resilience coming from roofs, an exploration of Honda’s zero-carbon house, ask if micro housing is a fad, look at how the boundaries of geodesic glass dome technology is being pushed as far as it can and much more

Design & Build Review: Issue 13

The Badrutt’s Palace Hotel in St Moritz resembles a castle out of a fairytale. And the story of Hans Wiedemann’s arrival as managing director is equally remarkable. Kerstin Zumstein meets the man who is putting the Badrutt’s Palace, and St Moritz, back on the map.