Manchester, Home of the Cagoule

Manchester, Home of the Cagoule

A few weeks ago saw the doors open to Patagonia’s first brand destination in the UK. Their move follows that of fellow outdoor brand Fjallraven, the Swedish label having also selected Manchester as the location for its first UK store. So why Manchester? It has a reputation for being cold and wet and has a strong tradition of big coat culture….makes perfect sense.

A Lesson in History: When Old Buildings Get a New Lease of Life

A Lesson in History: When Old Buildings Get a New Lease of Life

Seeing the very latest in leading-edge design thinking for interiors is always exciting and can be a real boost to creativity, but there is also something really inspirational about the way that good design can breathe new life into older buildings needing refurbishment.

Sustainable Building Projects: the Rise of Floating Architecture

Sustainable Building Projects: the Rise of Floating Architecture

Floating architecture has become more significant over recent years, due to increasing problems resulting from a shortage of development sites, leading to building in flood-prone regions...

Uplifting Architecture: the New Maggie's Centre

Uplifting Architecture: the New Maggie's Centre

Does our built environment have the power to affect our mood and influence wellness?

The new Maggie's Centre in Manchester is built around the concept of uplifting architecture, so we went down to the opening to see for ourselves.