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Is the business rate rise the last straw for the high street?

The business rate rise could force thousands of retailers out of business and change the face of the high street forever, says Amanda Baillieu


The Loom, London by Duggan Morris

20 February 2017 | By Ike Ijeh

Duggan Morris has respun a former east London wool warehouse as a 21st-century office through an elegant balance of intervention and restoration. Ike Ijeh reports

Angers Patinoire, France, FaulknerBrowns

AYA 2017 shortlists: Sports & Leisure Architect of the Year

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


Brain Archtivity

A new scientific study tries to guage the brain’s psychological reaction to architecture and has some surprising results


3-metre-wide house wins daylight award for the clever use of space

3-metre-wide house wins daylight award for the clever use of space

6 February 2017

Tim de Graag’s comprehensive renovation of a 3-metre-wide house in Zierikzee is an outstanding showcase of how to maximise light to enhance space

BIG Courtscraper New York

Communal spaces are essential to a city's resilience. But they are under attack from our consumer and surveillance society

Mark Pimlott’s latest book on the concept of the public interior is fascinating – and practice-altering, finds Nicholas de Klerk

UN Studio’s Raffles City development, under construction in Hanghzou

China 2.0

After a couple of difficult years, optimism has returned to the Chinese market – and along with it, a more discerning approach to development

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.

Panther House

Heritage groups and council line up to take aim at AHMM’s Gray’s Inn Road plan

21 February 2017

But Camden planners set to OK central London scheme this week

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Garratt Lane flats

Developer told to demolish ‘ugly’ flats

21 February 2017

Council orders rules-flouting block to be razed by October

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Aukett Swanke's offices at Wembley Park for Quintain

Aukett Swanke bags Wembley office work

21 February 2017

Practice picked to lead next phase of offices at Wembley Park

Stag House by Mae

Go-ahead for Mae’s Wandsworth infill housing

21 February 2017

Practice secures planning for 21 new homes on borough’s Putney Vale Estate

Ovatus Hodder

Hodder behind Liverpool's tallest tower proposal

20 February 2017

Scheme will be 48 storeys and sister tower to smaller neighbour

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Singapore high speed terminus - Farrells

Farrells scoops Singapore high speed station

20 February 2017

Singapore scheme adds to firm’s growing presence in Asian railway projects.

Glasgow uni 7N

Aecom and 7N chalk up Glasgow uni masterplan green light

20 February 2017

Scheme is part of wider £1bn investment plan

BIG Pellegrino

BIG sparkles with mineral water factory win

20 February 2017

Firm to design new factory for San Pellegrino brand

Sadiq Khan

Khan wants creative industries to head to Thames Estuary

17 February 2017

London mayor unveils strategy to turn manufacturing legacy into arts-production future

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22 Hanover Square

Green light for Rogers’ exclusive Hanover Square scheme...

17 February 2017

…but decision prompts anger over affordable housing contributions tied to development

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Barbour ABI's February market review is out now

16 February 2017

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

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CPD 2 2017: Implementing lean construction

14 February 2017

Lean construction can be applied at every stage of a project to cut waste and improve efficiency. This CPD, sponsored by Newforma, discusses the challenges of implementing this approach and how they can be overcome

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BD Digital Edition - January 2017

2 February 2017

Highlights from January’s, in a magazine format

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