Moesgaard Museum, Højbjerg, Denmark

Architects discuss designing buildings for the “post-pandemic future”

As the impact and constraints of the architecture industry become increasingly clear, thoughtful design is more essential than ever. Two architects from Henning Larsen ponder what that will look like, especially as our world undergoes a seismic shift. How do you see architecture changing in the coming years? What do we need to prioritise? Franck Fdida, lead design architect: A key focus will undoubtedly be resilience. When talking about sustainability, the most important challenge ahead of us is to alter how we handle resources and think about lifecycles. Today, while we…

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Hope Street Hotel cinema

Liverpool looks forward to its first hotel cinema, after lockdown

The luxury space will be hidden inside Hope Street Hotel A new cinema is opening in Liverpool that you can book for your own private screening. The boutique-look room is hidden away in Liverpool’s beautiful Hope Street Hotel. The venue teased its secret new space on Instagram this week, and it looks like the perfect place for a post-lockdown night out. With plush double seater sofas, exposed brick walls and a giant screen, we can’t wait to step inside and tuck into some popcorn. The private cinema seats 40 and has…

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Glasgow high street Photo by Artur Kraft on Unsplash

A new horizon for UK town centres?

The best retailers are still presenting goods and services that engage and excite customers; they are still profitable. However, while retail expenditure is trending upwards in real terms, shop-based profits are down, as costs remain high compared to those online, and fundamentally, Christmas 2019 footfall was down 8% compared to 12 months earlier.  Shoppers, whether by choice or necessity, are increasingly flexing their purchasing muscle by leaving buying until the last moment, relying on fast delivery directly from manufacturers, short circuiting the retail journey and securing better prices. The increased…

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