ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES 1989-1994
Adoption of all things American, glitzy and futuristic in the striving to be modern has infuriated conservationists, who argue that such energy-hungry systems, with their CFCs and potential health risks are an unnecessary luxury.
Why do we place so much store in cutting costs and saving the environment but fight against more efficient, "greener" buildings?
Office buildings have been dragged into the electronic age - sometimes kicking and screaming
Buildings emit twice the amount of carbon dioxide as vehicle exhausts, making a major contribution to fears about global warming.
Energy-saving has taken on a significance akin to the hunt for the holy grail. This has less to do with the semi-religious frenzy over global warming, however, than grinding weight of economic recession
The modern office complex can consume as much energy and produce as much pollution as a small town. In the 1990s it may be judged as much on its impact on health and the enviromnment as on its business efficiency.
Stuart Lipton is one of the industry's foremost thinkers, forever pushing back the boundaries of taste and technology.
Thirty years ago as self-appointed group of design arbiters hijacked the launch of Barclays' new HQ in London, mourning the "death" of British architecture. Now the not-so-old place is coming down.