Sir Ranulph’s Antarctic Trek

17th September 2012

Sir Ranulph and his expedition team will leave London on board the expedition’s ice-strengthened research ship on December 6th. Their aim is to complete ‘The Coldest Journey’ – the first-ever trans-Antarctic winter expedition. The Coldest Journey will also attempt to raise $10m for Seeing is Believing, a global charitable initiative to fight avoidable blindness. Read article

Sir Ranulph Fiennes to attempt record Antarctica trek

17th September 2012

British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes is to lead the first team on foot across Antarctica during the southern winter. Read article

Recycled Shipping Containers as Buildings?

16th September 2012

Have you ever driven by a stockyard and wondered what becomes of all those stacked shipping containers when they are deemed no longer useful for transport? Increasingly, many are being transformed into usable spaces, both commercially and residentially. Read article

shipping container schools – Cuffley School

13th September 2012

These units were provided for Cuffley school in the UK. to add a classroom and music studios to the existing building. The covered walkway is an added feature and one of the reasons I decided to add this to our growing collection of container buildings as here its good for rain but with me out in the Philippines a similar canopy could be used mainly for reducing sunlight on the side of the unit. Read article

Recycled Shipping Container Buildings Popping-Up All Over London

5th September 2012

TreeHugger loves shipping containers: they are economical, practical and offer endless possibilities. They seem to be popping up all over London lately. Wahaca is a Mexican restaurant housed in 8 containers. Read article

Warming up the sofa in BBC’s £1 million eco-friendly studio

18th August 2012

Gary Lineker, are you sitting comfortably? The Evening Standard certainly is, after being the first to try the BBC’s Olympic sofa. Read article

Roll of honour: The Olympics, architect by architect

3rd August 2012

BD’s quick guide to the all the venues, infrastructure and pavilions Read article

Diving Into the Olympics

1st August 2012

If you really want to immerse yourself in the Olympics, but don't have any tickets, just head to the Westfield Mall in Stratford, which is adjacent to the Olympic Park. Sonia and I had tickets to Women's Synchronized 10m Platform Diving at the Aquatic Centre yesterday, so we go there early and popped into the mall for lunch beforehand. It was mobbed with people, and we had only been there a few minutes when we saw a crowd gathered around two very tall men wearing Team USA uniforms. Read article

After the rain @ Olympic Park

31st July 2012

While we were scoffing down the burgers, the rain had stopped. I was so relieved because I was really dreading about the prospect of having to go out in the rain again. Read article

In pics: Behind the scenes at the BBC’s Olympic Park studio

18th July 2012

Jonny Bramley is the man responsible for making sure the BBC's Olympic Park studio works perfectly during the Games. He gave the reporting team from the Bridge Academy in Hackney a behind-the-scenes tour of the BBC's operation there Read article