• Coloured light – when to use it

    It can enable a unique experience of a space, enhance identity, create character and even tell a story. Luciana Martinez, project designer at Speirs+Major, looks at four recent S+M schemes and analyses the specific role that coloured lighting played

  • Materials: get set, get smart

    This month’s selection of new materials, presented by Annabelle Filer of SCIN, includes a smart textile for clothing that aids athletes to work out in comfort while tracking their performance

  • Canary Wharf Group paves the way for sustainable cities

    We speak to Canary Wharf Group's Head of Sustainability, Martin Gettings, about the ways that Canary Wharf is using its sustainability efforts to pave the way for the cities of the future.

  • Reflecting on the merging and morphing of contract sectors

    As workspaces are looking more like living rooms, and many of our homes have a workspace in them, Grant Gibson looks at the phenomenon of contract sectors merging

  • Night Moves

    The contemporary nightclub is a thing of splendour, excitement and adventure. No longer is good music and an exotic cocktail enough to keep the nightlife lovers coming in – this new generation of nightclub has to provide its patrons with a journey of discovery

  • Let’s hear it for Birmingham!

    With HS2 underway, a new station to integrate it with the city at large, districts being developed and the skyline changing year by year, it’s the place to be, says Tariq Shaikh

  • Risks worth taking: FX Talks 2019

    Nothing worth doing is ever easy, so the adage goes. Taking the simple route is always tempting but seldom rewarding, which is why those brave enough to think independently can be such valuable sources of inspiration. FX Talks returned for its second year with another engaging line-up of inspiring radical thinkers to share their individual perspectives on thinking differently

  • Fly Forbo competition winner: Ernest Place, Durham, by Greenwell Design

    Fly Forbo recognises and celebrates designers who use its products to produce exceptional spaces and places

  • Jestico + Whiles design a hidden speakeasy in Manchester’s Corn Exchange

    A bar/restaurant with the feel of a hidden speakeasy has been created by Jestico + Whiles in Manchester’s former Corn Exchange building. With trading ceasing after the Second World War, it is now a dining destination for a vibrant city

  • V&A Dundee by Kengo Kuma Associates

    In Dundee, the V&A’s only museum outside of London is about to open, bringing ambitious exhibitions and stories of design and how it shapes lives to many more people than previously possible