Category: Perspective

  • Detail matters: sustainability in heritage building design

    Detail matters: sustainability in heritage building design

    Heritage buildings present opportunities for applying circular economy principles, where architects and engineers can apply the three Rs – reduce, reuse, and recycle. That means reducing resources and waste, reusing a building no longer in use and the existing materials within it, and recycling unwanted features or debris into something new. Heritage buildings also contain…

  • Detail matters: permitting and collaboration

    Detail matters: permitting and collaboration

    Architects are essential for heritage building projects, especially in their role as an executive architect – as the bridge between the client, consultants, and local authorities. With expertise in local regulations, including building code and permitting, good architectural professionals can make a huge difference in ensuring projects are delivered on time and reach completion. Mandatory…

  • Milan Design Week 2023: discovering the latest innovations in design

    Milan Design Week 2023: discovering the latest innovations in design

    As Milan Design Week 2023 has drawn to a close, members of Hyphen’s Milan team have been reflecting on their personal impressions of the world’s most influential design showcase. The team has considerable local expertise of the city and the Italian market, especially its architecture and design. So, what could be better than an opportunity…

  • Detail matters: six top tips for architectural projects in heritage buildings

    Detail matters: six top tips for architectural projects in heritage buildings

    Running a heritage building project can be challenging, with many aspects for architects and engineers to consider. Whether it is sourcing rare materials, finding sustainable solutions, or working with local authorities, our knowledgeable and creative colleagues can help guide us through even the most overwhelming challenges. We asked Hyphen colleagues from around the world to…

  • Detail matters: balancing functionality and heritage

    Detail matters: balancing functionality and heritage

    In architecture, details matter. Attention to detail is at the heart of what we do, from building materials and energy efficiency to strong collaborations with colleagues, clients and local authorities. Details are especially important in retrofitting projects, where heritage buildings are given a new lease of life, balancing historical significance with contemporary functionality. We interviewed…

  • Hyphen is the first architectural practice to have training accredited by the ILM

    Hyphen is the first architectural practice to have training accredited by the ILM

    This week is International Leadership Week and at Hyphen we have taken the opportunity to reflect on our Training and Development Strategy which promotes 2023 as the “Year of Training” across our company. One of the initiatives that we have introduced this year with the support from the Institute of Leadership and Management is our…

  • From transactional to transformational leadership

    From transactional to transformational leadership

    Next week is International Leadership Week and I have been thinking about how leadership in the workplace has evolved considerably in recent years. We are moving away from ‘transactional’ styles which rely on giving directions and applying discipline and reward, towards ‘transformational’ styles which recognise people’s strengths and energise people towards achieving a goal. Leaders…

  • EuroShop 2023

    EuroShop 2023

    As EuroShop 2023 draws to a close, we share some of our key takeaways from the world’s leading retail trade fair. A key trend at this year’s event was the multiple displays involving the use of robotics, from robotic arms serving coffee and lunch, to complex machines used in the logistics sector. We were also…

  • Hyphen discusses development across borders at WA100 Live

    Hyphen discusses development across borders at WA100 Live

    We were delighted to take part in this year’s World Architecture 100 Live webinar, with our director in Latin America, Matías Menichetti, discussing development across borders with fellow industry experts. Following our inclusion in Building Design’s prestigious WA100 list of the world’s largest architectural practices, and its top 10 firms in Latin America, Matías was…

  • Why should architects work in the logistics sector?

    Why should architects work in the logistics sector?

    In this video, Guillermo Yángüez, senior architect in Hyphen’s Berlin team, explains why architects should consider working in the fast-growing logistics sector.