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This stuff is bad: Horrific architecture, Part 2

Continuing our Halloween tribute to the most gruesome building designs around the globe, here’s the second of our three-part mini-series

White Sails Hospital, Tunisia

This stuff is bad: Horrific architecture, Part l

Dim the lights and get ready to hide behind the sofa. It’s Halloween this Friday and to mark it here are the most gruesome building designs around the globe

ECMR October

Market review: Some turbulence

Output fell in the latest ONS figures but the value of contracts awarded is growing. Here are highlights of Barbour ABI’s latest monthly Economic & Construction Market Review

Competition

Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, USA by Louis Kahn,

Win a copy of Cathedrals of Culture DVD

30 October 2014

BD has three copies of Cathedrals of Culture on DVD to give away to readers

Gillian Darley

Fight for our rights of way

Redevelopment can mean cherished routes are cut off once work is finished. Gillian Darley bemoans a worrying trend

Royal Academy

Material evidence

The first of the Royal Academy’s Meaning in Materials series took the audience from specification guides to the moon and back, writes Joanna Day

Pobble House Dungeness, Kent Guy Hollaway Architects

AYA shortlists: One-off house Architect of the Year

To celebrate BD’s Architect of the Year 2014 finalists, we look at each shortlist in turn

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Triumph Pavilion Bethnall Green IPT Architects

AYA shortlists: Small (non-housing) Architect of the Year

To celebrate BD’s Architect of the Year 2014 finalists, we look at each shortlist in turn

Faraday House by dRMM - shortlisted for Housing Architect of the Year Award

AYA shortlists: Housing Architect of the Year

In the first of a new series celebrating BD’s Architect of the Year finalists, we look at the housing shortlist

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Review

Odonnell book cover

Book Club review: Space for Architecture

28 October 2014

Joanna Day reviews a new book by the Gold Medal winners and multiple Stirling Prize finalists

José Damasceno's PLOT installation at Holborn Library for ArtAngel

Artist's library installation speaks volumes

23 October 2014

ArtAngel’s latest project celebrates the pioneering architecture of Holborn Library and raises some interesting challenges for the profession, finds Phil Pawlett Jackson

LVMH Foundation

LVMH Foundation for Creation by Frank Gehry

Bringing his futuristic flourishes to suburban Paris, Frank Gehry’s privately funded art gallery shoots for the spectacular. But does it thrive or flounder amid the sedate streets of the French capital? Ike Ijeh reports.

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Lydia Eva

Lydia Eva Court by Barron and Smith Architects

By 2051 it is predicted over two million people in the UK will have dementia and more care homes will need to be built that are adapted to these complex needs. One pioneering care home in Norfolk shows how it can be done, says Ike Ijeh

JTI Building

Cladding SOM's JTI Building in Geneva

SOM’s JTI building in Geneva uses a revolutionary facade that optimises daylight and transparency while meeting tight Swiss regulatory requirements. Ike Ijeh finds out more

Heathrow Schools

Enjoy the silence

Hounslow’s £150m school rebuilding programme aims to give children under Heathrow’s flight path quieter classrooms and better ventilation

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GAIN CPD POINTS

Fibre cement slate cladding can provide a smooth, continuous building envelope, as on this house in Belgium where Marley Eternit's Vertigo range was specified

CPD 20 2014: Fibre cement slate cladding

5 September 2014

Fibre cement is a strong, durable material used in a number of internal and external construction applications. Our latest CPD module, sponsored by Marley Eternit, will examine the use of fibre cement slates for cladding

more CPDs

HOK LG campus

HOK unveils Seoul campus for electronics giant

30 October 2014

Scheme will cover 1.1m sq m

Scalpel

KPF tower lands Breeam first

30 October 2014

Design given rating under latest version of the sustainability standard

Belsize Architects' student flats for University College Oxford

Belsize submits plans for Oxford student flats

30 October 2014

Architect’s proposal is second project for University College

Humberside hotel airport

Take off for airport hotel

30 October 2014

Essex architect behind Humberside Airport scheme

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Kate Fletcher of Arup Associates: BD BIM Taskforce

Is laser scanning a utopian solution for surveying buildings?

Drawings of existing buildings are often out of date, which is where laser scanning comes in

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Woolwich1

Just how did Woolwich Central get planning? (by the man who gave it)

4 September 2014

Councillors fell for promises that the brief was never going to deliver, says Alex Grant

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Woolwich2

It's time architects admitted their role in Carbuncles

4 September 2014

Architects and planners have to take the blame, writes Ike Ijeh

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The Carbuncle cup

Carbuncle Cup 2014 winner announced

3 September 2014

Sheppard Robson’s Woolwich Central is voted the overwhelming winner, writes Thomas Lane

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The Lynden Pindling International Airport, Nassau

Market sectors top 10 2014: Infrastructure

The top architectural firms in the infrastructure sector, ranked by fee income

HOK, New Songdo, South Korea

Market sectors top 10 2014: Offices

The top architectural firms in the office buildings sector, ranked by fee income

NBBJ and HKS' Royal Liverpool Hospital

Market sectors top 10 2014: Hospitality

The top architectural firms in the hospitality sector, ranked by fee income

Framed In Steel video series

Derby Arena: see the latest video in the 'Framed In Steel' series

FaulknerBrowns, Arup and Bowmer & Kirkland discuss the design and build of the £25 million Derby Arena and highlight why steel was chosen for the Midlands' first multi-sports arena which is scheduled to open in November 2014

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