The Environment

The true story behind some of the shiny finishes we have been creating in modern times and their eco- friendly alternatives.

The history of vacuum technology from Democritus to microchips and consumer electronics

Richard Storer-Adam takes us from the first hypothesis of a vacuum in ancient Greece, through the scientific discoveries of the 17th century to the applications of vacuum technology in the modern day.

Richard Storer-Adam is Managing Director of Double Stone Steel Ltd.

Landscape in an urban setting – the benefits of bringing greenery into cities

Lola Adeokun gives us an evocative virtual tour of the botanical gardens, Jardim Botanico, located in the centre of Rio de Janeiro and looks at the benefits of large garden spaces in built-up areas.

Lola Adeokun is an architect with Colman Architects, London, UK.