• Question Time May

    Question Time May

    In our steadily expanding urban environments, are sustainable living walls the way forward?   Our cities are growing and there has been a steady increase in housing developments in recent years, as the population boom takes an effect. With buildings taking over green space should we consider living walls as the way forward and a solution

  • Yo! Sushi refurb

    Yo! Sushi refurb

    Leisure & hospitality designer Harrison talks to Architect’s Choice about their latest refurbishment:    Leading iconic Japanese restaurant group YO! Sushi has opened its doors in Whiteley Shopping, Fareham and has taken the opportunity to design an all-new 360˚ glass enclosure, making it the only restaurant of its kind at the centre and creating visual impact

  • Outsign reinvents Italie Deux

    Outsign reinvents Italie Deux

    Global architecture agency, Outsign, talks to Architect’s Choice about its latest project    Built in 1976 and perfectly integrated into the day-to-day life of the thirteenth district of Paris, Italie Deux attracts around 14 million visitors a year due to the wide range of products on  offer through its 130 stores. After 14 months of renovation,

  • Dishing up design

    Dishing up design

    SHH has completely redesigned the National Railway Museum’s hospitality offer, following a commission by long-term client Levy Restaurants, the sports, leisure and hospitality division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, which provides catering services at the museum.    The radical revamp involved the rebadging and redesign of the popular York attraction’s two main restaurants, as

  • Question Time April

    Question Time April

    When it comes to designing a new project, how important is the issue of accommodating a certain climate or environment?    Considering the climate and environment when it comes to designing a new project is now becoming a much more necessary issue. In the wake of the devastating floods, which occurred up and down the

  • Sustainable aggregate

    Sustainable aggregate

    Gareth Moores, MD at Lytag Ltd, discusses how using lightweight aggregate concrete can help to meet sustainability targets, while also providing time and cost efficiencies  The issue of improving sustainability credentials has risen to the top of the property and construction industries’ agendas and architects have a key role to play in finding cost effective

  • From partners to allies: The future of contract strategy

    From partners to allies: The future of contract strategy

    Gordon Wakeling, Operations Director at fit out and refurbishment specialist Overbury, discusses contract strategy Partnering has proved to be an effective way of encouraging project teams to work more closely, but such agreements can still falter when they are needed most. Enshrining these contracts in law could be the key to turning casual partners into

  • Five become one

    Five become one

    EDGE creates a unified office space for the Mako Group The Mako Group (named after the Mako shark) is a forward-thinking and highly-independent global financial group, made up of five individual businesses, each of which specialises in a different aspect of sales, trading and investment management activities.   EDGE was commissioned to create a new

  • The Shoffice

    The Shoffice

    We take a look at the Shoffice project, undertaken by architectural firm Platform 5, and how it breaks the boundaries of outdoor building design Shoffice (shed + office) is a garden pavilion containing a small office alongside garden storage space located at the back of a 1950’s terraced house in St John’s Wood. The project