The Carbuncle cup

Carbuncle Cup 2014 shortlist announced

28 August 2014

Six projects make the shortlist for architecture’s most dubious accolade

Glasgow School of Art

What did Scotland do for architecture?

Scotland’s architectural pedigree goes back well before the 1707 Act of Union, and whatever the result of the referendum, its architects will continue to transform the built environment well beyond the bonnie braes of their homeland, says Ike Ijeh

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Heneghan Peng's Greenwich school of architecture

Virtual tour of Heneghan Peng's new Greenwich University building Video

Video: See inside the new school of architecture

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Parc des Ateliers, Arles

Arles' towering folly

The ancient French town has no need for Frank Gehry’s flashy intervention, argues BD’s editor-at-large Amanda Baillieu

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Eleanor Jolliffe, BD's student columnist

Shaking hands with the devil

Should architectural ambition ever yield to other considerations, asks BD’s student columnist

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Matthew Turner

Dear Matthew: My boss is really hard work

22 August 2014

BD’s career doctor on how to deal with a tricky higher-up

Copper Lane

1-6 Copper Lane by Henley Halebrown Rorrison Architects

Cohousing is a concept proving popular in North America and parts of mainland Europe but, despite being a potentially viable answer to the housing shortage, it is yet to catch on in the UK. Ike Ijeh visits the first cohousing build in London to see if it’s an idea worth sharing

Work by Manchester School of Architecture student Lauren Green.

Student shows 2014: Manchester School of Architecture

16 July 2014

BD continues its series on this year’s student shows

Jerome Wren

Student shows 2014: Mackintosh School of Architecture

11 July 2014 | Updated: 1 August 2014

BD continues its series on this year’s student shows

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

ARB logo

Arb revenue shoots up

Revenue up 22%, annual report shows

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PRP Wolfson Prize

£250k Garden Cities Wolfson Prize winner due next week

Three of finalists say 40 new garden cities needed

OMA Taipei

OMA's Taiwan arts centre tops out

Scheme in Taipei finishes next year

Foster’s scheme for a four-runway airport on Kent’s Isle of Grain.

Mayor's last minute push for Estuary airport

Decision on its future in next few weeks

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Plans submitted for second phase of Cambridge new town

HCA lodges plans for the ‘heart’ of Northstowe

Oberlanders Oban

Green light for Oban visitor centre

Oberlanders Architects behind scheme

Reiach and Hall Maggie's Centre, Airdrie

Reiach and Hall's Maggie's Centre to open next month

Scheme built at Monklands Hospital in Airdrie

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Worcester Cathedral Plaza

Leslie Jones gets OK for Worcester retail job

Revamp of city’s Cathedral Plaza centre will begin early next year

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Rio de Janeiro

Architecture Foundation architect lands Brazil fellowship

Scheme is to promote cultural ties between UK and Brazil in run up to Rio 2016

Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Court orders Istanbul towers be torn down

Ruling says they have “negatively affected world heritage site”

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King's Cross

Revised Porphyrios office scheme OK'd

Building was redesigned after first getting OK four years ago

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King's Cross gasholders

Bell Phillips gets King's Cross gasholder start

Structure will house new park and events space


A Few Years of Writing  — Interspersed with Some Facts of Life by Robert Maxwell

Book Club review: A Few Years of Writing

19 August 2014

MJ Wells on the collected essays of the influential architect-historian

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Kate Fletcher of Arup Associates: BD BIM Taskforce

Sticking to the BIM specifics

Trying to keep it simple is the best way, says Kate Fletcher

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Russell Curtis

Don't mistake the means for the end

BIM is useful but don’t let the software dictate the design, says Russell Curtis

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David Shepherd, HOK's London BIM manager

BIM Level 2: defying definition

Achieving 5D BIM will be a slow process, says David Shepherd

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