Maagdentoren, Zichem, by De Smet Vermeulen and Studio Roma

Following a collapse in 2006, this 14th-century tower in the Belgian town of Zichem has been restored to designs by De Smet Vermeulen and Studio Roma. Hugh Strange reports

Derek Sugden

Derek Sugden: The architecture of music

Mark Swenarton pays tribute to the late Derek Sugden, the celebrated accoustician and Arup Associates founding partner responsible for the accoustics of Snape Maltings, Glyndebourne and other concert halls

DSDHA AYA 2016 masterplanning

AYA shortlists: Masterplanning Architect of the Year

We continue our series celebrating BD’s Architect of the Year finalists, looking at the masterplanning shortlist

Haptic AYA 2016 interior

AYA shortlists: Interior Architect of the Year

We continue our series celebrating BD’s Architect of the Year finalists, looking at the interior shortlist

Gillian Darley index

No room for sheltered housing in the new look East London

Gillian Darley says Sainsbury’s proposed Whitechapel development which towers over a grade I listed almshouse is a metaphor for the loss of East London’s traditional urban fabric

Amanda Baillieu

Can't get no satisfaction from Instagram architecture

A generation ago graduates were designing social housing projects not pop-ups, says Amanda Baillieu

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Model of a community centre in Japan by Toyo Ito, Kumiko Inui, Sou Fujimoto and Akihisa Hirata

Review: Creation from Catastrophe

5 February 2016

What architecture ‘really is’ is at stake in a new exhibition at the RIBA comparing historic disaster responses with a new movement of community-led rebuilding approaches. Phil Pawlett Jackson questions the dichotomy

Draped Seated Woman, affectionately known as Old Flo, by Henry Moore

Does public art deserve to be protected?

As a new exhibition opens at Somerset House, the chief executive of Historic England looks at our changing attitude to art for the people

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Houses of Parliament

Why we decided to write our own planning bill

Public consultation is widely treated with contempt. That is a costly mistake, argues Nicholas Boys Smith

January cover

BD Digital Edition - January 2016

1 February 2016

Highlights from January’s in a magazine format


Ruskin School of Fine Art, by Spratley Studios

Contrasting with its cool, minimalist interiors, this Oxford university arts space relies on an innovative smart glass window to connect with its residential surroundings. Ike Ijeh takes a look

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

Client interview: How to impress Julian Robinson

11 January 2016

The LSE’s director of estates tells David Rogers why good architecture is important to universities – and how architects can catch his eye

Archial NORR Dalmunach Distillery

How to order copies of WA100 2016

23 December 2015

Print and digital copies available to buy


Seek and ye shall find a job

22 December 2015

Almost all of the WA100 are hiring, which means architects can choose from a world of opportunities. David Blackman reports on the hotspots

Hudson Yard

A giant wakes: The unexpected resurgence of the American market

21 December 2015

While the heat goes out of the Chinese market, the USA is enjoying something of a renaissance. Which regions will thrive and which will falter over the year ahead?

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

Salisbury Cathedral

Ken Shuttleworth's inspiration: Salisbury Cathedral

The founder of Make on a building with more lessons for him than any from the 20th century

Igualada Cemetery

Duggan Morris' inspiration: Igualada Cemetery

Joe Morris and Mary Duggan, founding partners of Duggan Morris, on a cemetery like no other

Museum of London

Museum of London competition launched

11 February 2016

Winner of £150m flagship arts job due this summer

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Garden Bridge trees and plants

London Assembley tells TfL to get Garden Bridge money back

11 February 2016

Motion says mayor needs to explain procurement process

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HOK Barcelona

HOK coup with Barcelona win

11 February 2016

Firm to design new basketball arena

Bjarke Ingels

Five chosen for Serpentine's expanded show

10 February 2016 | Updated: 10 February 2016

Main pavilion will be designed by Bjarke Ingels’ firm BIG

Doha design prize

Doha design prize up for grabs

10 February 2016

British Council, RIBA and Foster’s backing competition

Pascall & Watson Steve West

Office move blamed for Pascall & Watson profits slump

10 February 2016

Profits fall for second successive year

The Stage 2

Perkins & Will flats set for Shakespeare theatre site

10 February 2016

Galliard unveils new images of £750m east London scheme

Fraser Brown MacKenna Coventry student village

Fraser Brown MacKenna gets OK for Coventry student village

10 February 2016

Scheme will include three mid-rise towers

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Barbour ABI's January market review is out now

21 January 2016

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

Barratt Homes’ Courthouse luxury residential building in Westminster, designed by HLM Architects, is clad with Moleanos limestone, installed by Szerelmey

CPD 30 2015: Use of stone and faience cladding

4 December 2015

This CPD focuses on two traditional facade materials in contemporary architecture and restoration projects, examining their sustainability credentials and installation methods. It is sponsored by Szerelmey

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