Only way is down when you can’t build up

Billionaires are building basements in Kensington and Chelsea, but going underground poses considerable challenges – not just cost

Renewable materials, remanufacturing and the circular economy

Designing buildings using good quality materials which can later be reused or recycled gives permanence a temporary nature

Climate change is transforming the way we build

Ingenious solutions to the impact on buildings of climate change are redesigning the landscape – and changing the way we live and work

Construction is facing a new era of green builds

As the UK construction industry strives to rebuild itself to deliver the new homes and infrastructure the country needs, new money and new metrics apply

Sustainable building is beautiful

Green buildings bring nature into urban spaces and have significant advantages in terms of energy-saving insulation, water management and combatting pollution

Top ten construction innovations

New materials and energy, design approaches, as well as advances in digital technology and big data, are creating a wave of innovation within the construction industry. Here are ten of the most exciting developments

Changing world, changing rooms

At the most basic level, all rooms are the same – structurally, they have a floor, walls and a ceiling. However, that is not how people perceive the spaces in which they live, work and play. To us, all rooms are different

5 materials reshaping construction

From 3D printing to toothbrushes, innovative and sometimes offbeat building materials are changing the face of construction. Stephen Cousins has Raconteur’s top five