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This stuff is bad: Horrific architecture, Part 3

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

Wanda Cultural City Tourism & Exhibition Centre

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

Pangbourne College Mitchell Taylor Workshop

AYA shortlists: Education Architect of the Year

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

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

Review

Ian Nairn

Book Club review: Ian Nairn

31 October 2014

Gillian Darley & David McKie’s Ian Nairn: Words in Place

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

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

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

Dhaka Metro station project by John McAslan & Partners

McAslan lands $3 billion Dhaka rail project

31 October 2014

Bangladesh capital tackles congestion and pollution with metro scheme

dubai

Here we go again - Dubai plans world's tallest twin towers

31 October 2014

A pair of 600m-tall towers would beat current tallest twin towers the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur

Sting performs the Battersea Power Station concert in New York

Sting buys Battersea flat in power station publicity stunt

31 October 2014

Pop star adds power station apartment to his global property collection

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MSMR Battersea

MSMR's riverside re-jig OK'd

31 October 2014

Mixed-use scheme planned for Ransome’s Wharf

Reynaers choose its CW 86 unitised curtain walling system for its own head office in Duffel, Belgium

CPD 31 2014: Introduction to unitised curtain walling

24 October 2014

The latest in our CPD series considers the importance of unitised curtain walling, design considerations as well as legislation and testing issues. This module is sponsored by Reynaers Aluminium

BD Digital Edition - September 2014

BD Digital Edition - September 2014

3 October 2014

Highlights from September’s www.bdonline.co.uk, in a magazine format

The Lynden Pindling International Airport, Nassau

Market sectors top 10 2014: Infrastructure

21 March 2014

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

HOK, New Songdo, South Korea

Market sectors top 10 2014: Offices

30 January 2014

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

29 January 2014

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

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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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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