Horizontal lifts: A sideways move

ThyssenKrupp has come up with a lift that not only functions without cables but is also able to move horizontally as well as vertically. So what, asks Ike Ijeh, might this mean for the future of building design?

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Homeland insecurity: Of castles and flatshares

Parisians’ instinctive response to the terrorist attacks - throwing open their doors to strangers - is one demonstration of our changing attitude to ‘home’, says Eleanor Jolliffe

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We face a race against time to save our exceptional post-modern heritage

Po-mo is threatened by a building boom and its own fleeting unpopularity. But it’s not the first style to face this peril and we need to stop reinventing the wheel, writes Adam Nathaniel Furman

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BD's BIM survey: Clear gulf between attitudes of small and larger practices

20 November 2015

While big practices steam ahead with BIM, costs and doubts about its worth dog approach of small firms

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Review: Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture

19 November 2015

Tate Modern’s new exhibition of the late US sculptor’s work is full of shadows, literal and figurative, finds MJ Wells

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New titles to review in BD's autumn architecture book club

16 November 2015

Join BD’s Book Club for a chance to review one of 10 new titles

The 350-seat auditorium is now capable of multiple stage configurations

University of Sussex arts centre by RH Partnership

The renovation of the University of Sussex’s arts centre transforms the space beyond an education facility to a fully fledged performance venue

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Newport Street Gallery by Caruso St John

Newport Street Gallery, Vauxhall, Caruso St John

Caruso St John’s new gallery for Damien Hirst in the industrial back streets just south of the Thames is one of the practice’s best projects yet, says Ike Ijeh

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A history of architecture, now with women

It’s 40 years since the seminal Women in Architecture issue of AD, and 100 since Ruth Lowy was admitted to the AA. But those landmarks are only part of the story, writes Paola Zanotto

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Six of the best twentieth-century houses

Elain Harwood picks some favourites from a new book for the Twentieth Century Society which she edited with Alan Powers – Houses: Regional practice and local character

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, by Rafael Moneo

Hugh Broughton's inspiration: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

Hugh Broughton knows the Spanish capital’s buildings intimately but the one that really stood out was Rafael Moneo’s magnificent art gallery

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Assael named industry's top employer

25 November 2015

Perks include round the world tickets and taxis home for those working late

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Chancellor to announce 'affordable' housing drive

25 November 2015

Treasury will pledge almost £7bn to housebuilding and target delivering 400,000 ‘affordable’ homes in England

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East London bridge would be used by thouands of commuters, says study

25 November 2015

Crossing would link Rotherhithe with Canary Wharf

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Will Alsop All Design Beacon tower Newport Street

Damien Hirst gallery could be overshadowed by Alsop tower

25 November 2015

15-storey scheme in Vauxhall will have just a dozen flats

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ZMMA remodelling of Watts Studios, Compton

ZMMA designs second Watts project

25 November 2015

Architect works on studios after redeveloping gallery

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BD Digital Edition - October 2015

2 November 2015

Highlights from October’s, in a magazine format

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Barbour ABI's November market review is out now

19 November 2015

Barbour ABI’s Economic & Construction Market Review for October is now available to download

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CPD 28 2015: Managing contract risk

19 November 2015

This CPD module considers how subcontractors can manage the risks to their businesses, focusing on the contract. It is sponsored by Aldermore

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WA100 2015: The big list

19 December 2014

View a table of this year’s top 100 architects

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