Property & Place
People, environments and shaping the future.
Placemaking revolution: Scrubbed up, but soulless
For decades, we’ve aspired for the newest, the tallest, the shiniest. Beautiful, new towers in spotless new cities, but thankfully the penny may have dropped.
Seeing the future of Greenwich Peninsula
Tomorrow afternoon 300 cyclists and 10,000 spectators will descend on Greenwich Peninsula, and will share in the exciting vision through our VR content.
Parkrun - what it brings to places
The Parkrun fiasco has led to outrage from public health campaigners, but it also highlights a lack of appreciation of placemaking and communities.
MIPIM 2016: How interactivity will change property marketing
Every place, building, masterplan needs a strong point of difference. Can interactive and immersive experiences deliver this?
Branding places, with Lance Wyman
Tomorrow night, the legendary New York designer Lance Wyman is speaking in London on a life of design, captured in his new book.
Europe’s oldest Chinatown, reinvented
Liverpool's Chinatown is one of the oldest. A bold new £200m vision that takes its inspiration from Shanghai will transform it into a key destination.
SOM looks to the skies
London’s housing crisis continues to be the hot topic in property. How do you build the affordable homes that allow people on average salaries to live in the city?
#UKMX 2015: Can cities improve through play?
We have just returned from a placemaking mash up between Mexico and the UK to explore how places can be more connected.
What makes a great super city?
New York has beaten London to the top spot in a new global report that celebrates the cities that are most supportive of innovation, entrepreneurship and start ups.
7 Principles for Place Branding
Driverless cars, vertical gardens, and the Internet of Things. The way we build, interact with, and travel through our cities is changing radically.
A new Cairo
Cairo's population will double by 2040 and we're working with masterplanners SOM to bring a proposed £30bn new capital city to life.
The power of VR in property investment
The development of realtime technology and the arrival of Oculus Rift has been explored in gaming, but could it have a significant impact on the property sector?
Game changer: is this the end of rendering as we know it?
The seismic technological changes taking place in architectural visualisation.
Can place branding save towns?
Creating a point of differentiation has never been more important for towns and cities.
How we captured the amazing views across the Olympic Park for Manhattan Loft Gardens.