img(height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=2939831959404383&ev=PageView&noscript=1")

Empty vessels making the most noise

There was an air of the King’s New Clothes about our editorial meeting with the Blindspace bods. ‘We’re selling empty space,’ they told us, and they really are. The firm has picked up on the fact that buyers just might not know what blind they want  when they buy a place so it’s created a one-size-fits-all box recessed into the ceiling that allows you to leisurely ponder whether to go for blackout, muslin – or indeed both – at some hypothetical point in the future. The secret’s in the pop-off hinging section that lets you both install and then hide the gubbins; patented obviously, in a way a fitted blind will never be.

Latest

A set of sleek Lifeline Speedlane Swing turnstiles guides workers and visitors into the Stiff + Trevillion office refurbishment above London Cannon Street Station

Lifeline Speedlane Swing turnstiles guide workers into the Stiff + Trevillion office reburbishment

Pooja Agrawal takes up the role of chief executive of Public Practice in June. She talks about the successes and ambitions of the organisation she co-founded and its impact on local authorities and the profession

The new CEO on why local authority placements work

Edmund Harris’ intriguing cataloguing of Less Eminent Victorians is an engaging, enlightening and diverting investigation, finds Hugh Pearman

Edmund Harris’ engaging, enlightening and diverting investigative online blog

The time for fine words on inclusion is over: a group in Bath is taking decisive practical action to recognise all the world’s architecture, storm the discipline’s privilege and face down imperialism’s legacy

Political context must make way for real inclusivity

K-Briqs contain 90% certified construction waste and are made without the use of a kiln, to challenge traditional bricks with just over one tenth of their embodied carbon

Kenoteq start-up says K-Briq has potential to meet entire UK demand