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The Hollow Man: poetry of drawing

“Between the idea / And the reality / Between the motion / And the act / Falls the shadow.”

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Trecento Re-enactment

Gabor Gallov relishes the experience of witnessing an architecture student’s realisation that not only is space as important as the building but also that by accepting and harnessing this principle they have a new tool to express ideas and theses in the most poetic fashion. 

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Make Models: LSQ London

The warm molten-like glow of the metal catching adjacent lights can be seen in this beautiful model of the light installation at LSQ London.

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Reporting from Berlin

"Drawing should always be about radical ideas and concepts for an alternative approach to the world." says Dimitris Grozopoulos, whose drawing won The Architecture Drawing Prize’s hand-drawn category and was on dsiaply at WAF in Berlin.

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Advocating sustainable facade design

Reining in solar gain doesn’t have to mean resigning ourselves to dark, window-less offices says Frank Filskow.

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Hand drawing, the digital (and the archive)

RIBA's chief curator, Charles Hind, discusses whether the pendulum swung too far away from hand-drawing in favour of the computer and does the balance need to be redressed?

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Drawing as an architect's tool

Laurie Chetwood, architect and designer: "...there is no substitute for the informality and spontaneity of pen and ink..."

Don't take a pop at POPS

The world is a very different place, writes Ken Shuttleworth, and the lines between who owns and who creates what are increasingly blurred.

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On Stefan Davidovici

Trevor Flynn, director of Drawing at Work and founder of Sketchmob, on his admiration for architect and visionary draughtsman Stefan Davidovici

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Lessons on future office design from Asia Pacific

Ken Shuttleworth's recent trip to the Asia Pacific region highlighted the strong cycle of creative demand, resolution and growth in workplace design.

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The role of the concept sketch

Mike Russum explores how concept sketches unearth objective clues that can lead to delivering optimal as well as interesting architecture.

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Model Monday: An urban rail station

The next installment in our Model Monday posts - this time it's a cross-section of an urban rail station.

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How drawing made architecture

Jeremy Melvin explores how the relationship between drawing and architecture has developed through key moments in history.

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Full-court press

Maker Stuart Blower describes the experience of designing a competition entry for FC Barcelona’s Nou Palau Blaugrana and how we can apply it to world-class stadia everywhere.

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Ken Shuttleworth on drawing

Ken Shuttleworth on the importance of drawing for his career, Make and the wider architecture profession. 

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Make Models: Nou Palau Blaugrana

In 2016 Make came second in a hotly contested international competition to design the Nou Palau Blaugrana stadium for FC Barcelona. We go behind the scenes of the Make modelshop to find out how the team created the 1:200 scale model of our design. 

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Hotels by Make

Make’s Katy Ghahremani, who led the design of the award-winning Temple House in Chengdu for Swire’s House Collective, explains our approach to hotel design.

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When Drawing Becomes Architecture

Owen Hopkins of Sir John Soane's Museum believes that it is through drawing that architecture – both on the level of the individual building and as a discourse – has been conceived for much of its history.

Make Models: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

We go behind the scenes of the Make modelshop to find out how the team created one of their most impressive works to date, the 1:100 scale model of our new design for the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.

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City-making and Sadiq

New London Architecture chairman Peter Murray gives us his view on how London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, might deliver the “good growth” he has promised.

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Digital Danube

Juraj Porubský, editor of Forbes Slovakia, banishes old stereotypes for good with his account of today’s dynamic world of tech in the Danube Valley.

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2036: A Floor Space Odyssey

"'The Local Plan needs updating to address recent development trends and to reflect the City's emerging priorities and aspirations.' To translate: The old plan is out of date. We need a new post-Brexit plan." writes property editor Peter Bill about the City of London’s City Plan 2036: Shaping the Future City. 

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The Green Tiger

Environmental design consultant Henry Woon of Atelier Ten speaks to architecture writer Sylvia Chan about what makes Singapore one of the world’s most sustainable cities.

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The Human Office

As wellness continues to move up the design agenda, Make considers the future of the office and the kind of workplace it could become.

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Designing in Sydney by Ian Lomas

Any first-time visitor to or returning resident of Sydney, Australia is struck by the sharp precision of its light, which crisply incises shadows and details into the city’s walls, describing an architecture of light and shadow. 


BCO 2017 Ken Shuttleworth

BCO 2017 - Ken Shuttleworth

The Temple House

Temple House

The Make Charter

The Make Charter

The Podium at the QE Olympic Park

The Podium

Kiosk prototype

Kiosk prototype