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EU referendum triggers ARB review delay

25 July 2016

Communities department tells board it needs to review impact of vote


The rebirth of Lochgelly and lessons for Brexit Britain

The EU referendum brought home the political divisions between various parts of the UK. The inspired regeneration of a once deprived ex-mining town in Fife shows how architecture can help resolve them.

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Carbuncle Cup 2016

Carbuncle Cup: The Francis Crick Institute, by HOK with PLP Architecture

20 July 2016

A popular contender for the Carbuncle Cup, for some this building is proof big doesn’t mean beautiful

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Sydney Opera House

Perfecting a language of architecture that the 99% can understand

If everyone is an architect, how come language is such a barrier, asks Daniel Elsea

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One Carter Lane

Wellbeing registration: Europe's first project

There is now an international standard for measuring how a building impacts on its users’ health and wellbeing. Ike Ijeh looks at how Studio Ben Allen Architects’ One Carter Lane became the first European project to receive the accreditation

Senate House

Senate House north block by Mace and Rock Townsend

A Mace-led team has turned the north end of Senate House into a light-filled learning space and glazed courtyard for the School of Oriental and African Studies



SMARTPLY's revolutionary OSB helps Passivhaus airtight standard

11 July 2016

SMARTPLY PROPASSIV is a revolutionary wood-panel system, perfect for ultra-low energy buildings

Renzo Piano's New Cultural Center in Athens

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Athens, by Renzo Piano

29 June 2016

Greece’s most significant cultural project in more than a decade - housing the National Opera House and National Library - is impressive in scale. But do all the elements live up to its immense ambition?

50 Architects 50 Buildings

Book review and competition: 50 Architects 50 Buildings - The buildings that inspire architects

BD’s long-running Architects’ Inspirations series is one of the magazine’s best-loved features. Now the twentieth-century buildings have been brought together for the first time in a new book. Paul McGrath takes a look.

The Shard

What free market, asks Shard architect

25 July 2016

UK practices ‘often asked to team up with local firms on tenders’

Justine Simons (left) with Sadiq Khan

City Hall explores rate relief to spur culture

25 July 2016

London artists could be offered financial incentives in new creative enterprise zones

Heathrow Grimshaw

Grimshaw’s Heathrow concept targets zero carbon

22 July 2016

Heathrow expansion concept architect Grimshaw says the airport wants to be “most sustainable in the world”

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Borough High Street hotel, Squire and Partners

Squire wins South Bank consent

22 July 2016

Facade designed to blend in with historic neighbourhood

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Regents shop window architects 2016

Shop window practices named

22 July 2016

Architectural installation project to extend beyond Regent Street

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Bennetts Associates, Cardiff scheme

Bennetts submits Cardiff tower plans

22 July 2016

Scheme for Welsh capital boasts 22-storey block

Rainham Hall

Harrap completes rare Merchant's House restoration

21 July 2016

Conservation project boasts new lift and staircase

Leach Rhodes Walker Strand, Liverpool

Plans submitted for Liverpool waterfront residential block

21 July 2016

Leach Rhodes Walker’s design seeks to knit together city centre with riverside

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Hilmer Building, Grimshaw

New Grimshaw-designed laboratory opens Down Under

21 July 2016

Practice claims Aussie facility breaks new ground in lab design

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Libeskind_Vilnius tower

Libeskind wins tower competition

21 July 2016

Developers hope new complex will anchor Lithuanian capital’s city centre

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Barbour ABI's July market review is out now

21 July 2016

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

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BD Digital Edition - June 2016

4 July 2016

Highlights from June’s, in a magazine format


CPD 13 2016: Specifying softwood decking

27 May 2016

The latest in our CPD series introduces specifying softwood decking. This module is sponsored by Marley Eternit

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