Architecture, design and construction: what we’re reading this week

Some fresh reads from this week from the world of architecture, design and construction

When it comes to architecture, design, and construction, here are a few of the things that we’ve seen this week:

BDC Network published a piece this week that picks up on an interesting healthcare trend: making senior or assisted living facilities feel like a neighborhood. It certainly looks homey!


This article from the Calgary Herald sheds light on GEC Architecture and its storied history in Alberta. GEC is currently working on the CalgaryNEXT project.


BDC Network also shared some interesting research for worldwide hotel construction. Overall, construction levels are up, but there has been a slight decrease from one year ago. More here.


Finally, for all of you brutalist architecture fans, fear not: it’s still en vogue, according to The Guardian’s Felix Salmon. Better yet, if you enjoy Tom Hiddleston, somehow Salmon managed to fit him into the article.

Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images


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