360° magazine

Autumn 2009

Featuring an explanation of the new minimum design standard for Building Schools for the Future, a look at Japan's approach to engaging communities in public space and a poster for students considering how much buildings cost.

Cover of 360° magazine: Autumn 2009

360° magazine - Autumn 2009

Explaining the minimum design standard

Building Schools for the Future (BSF) is seeing every secondary school in England rebuilt or refurbished. Here we look at the new minimum design standard, coming into force next year.

Engaging communities with public space

Manabi-no-Mori is a beautiful park in Kakamigahara City, Japan. Since opening in 2005 it has been a huge success. It is an outstanding example of inclusive design and a beautiful green public space, maintained by local people.

Opening a window on the past

Key stage 3 students from Cardinal Newman Catholic School, Brighton, recently took part in ‘A window on the past'.  This project focused on three streets in the Lanes, a historic part of Brighton now packed with shops and restaurants.

Watch this place: East Beach Café

East Beach Café, designed by Thomas Heatherwick, a celebrated artist and designer, arrived in the Sussex resort of Littlehampton in 2007. Made out of steel designed to rust to a deep brown colour, the building has been described as a work of modern art.

Ever wanted to: work out how much buildings cost?

Janet Goh works for Davis Langdon, a leading quantity surveying practice, responsible for costing buildings like Tate Modern and Manchester City Stadium.

Published on 21 September 2009