goCstudio's Kickstarter floating sauna project

How we used Kickstarter to launch our US practice

In the next 24 hours architects Aimee O’Carroll and Jon Gentry will find out if social media will deliver their first built project - or merely raise the profile of their new practice

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Locations of contracts awarded in August

Home economics

The recovery is still moving at a slow pace, driven mainly by housing, but August saw a year-on-year increase in construction awards. Michael Dall presents highlights of Barbour ABI’s latest monthly Economic & Construction Market Review, with a special focus on the commercial and retail sector

Review

Barbican exhibition: Nadav Kander - Chongqing IV - Sunday Picnic - Chongqing Municipality 2006

Lies, damned lies and photography

1 October 2014

Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age, Barbican Art Gallery. Until January 11, 2015

Royal College of Physicians

How they did it back then

10 September 2014

Visitors to the new Lasdun exhibition at the Royal College of Physicians will envy the relationship between client and architect, says Paul McGrath

Kings Cross Central

King's Cross Central and Two Pancras Square by Allies & Morrison

The completion of Allies & Morrison’s Two Pancras Square office building is a good moment to assess the practice’s Kings Cross Central masterplan, writes Ike Ijeh

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RSHP's Leadenhall Building

The Leadenhall Building by Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners

RSHP’s Leadenhall Building – or Cheesegrater – which has just completed its shell and core stage, is an exhilarating skyscraper that does more than any other to open itself up to the public. But Ike Ijeh says it’s a shame that it merely adds to the chaos of London’s skyline

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BD student columnist Eleanor Jolliffe

The provincial towns we jog round

The Scottish referendum shows that we must stop our London obsession, argues BD’s student columnist

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Heatherwick Studio's Bombay Sapphire Distillery

The gilded palace of gin Video

Heatherwick Studio’s new state-of-the-art Bombay Sapphire Distillery assaults the senses in every way, says Amanda Birch

Singapore National Stadium

What Singapore's national stadium can teach the Qatar World Cup

The vast steel dome on Arup Associates’ Singapore National Stadium is impressive. But Ike Ijeh discovers that its pioneering cooling system might just come to the rescue of the 2022 Qatar World Cup

Matthew Turner

Dear Matthew: I'm being passed over

23 September 2014

BD’s career doctor on whether the grass is greener

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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Marlborough College science block

Kate Middleton school shortlist under microscope

1 October 2014

Five architects asked to produce concept designs for science block revamp

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New Papworth Hospital

UK woes mar HOK's return to profit

1 October 2014

Firm back in black but UK workload slips 44%

Peacock Theatre - proposed facade by Feix and Merlin

Feix & Merlin puts LSE's Peacock Theatre in for planning

1 October 2014

First refurb since theatre opened in 1960

fleet house

Pringle's firm finalises City deal

1 October 2014

Fleet House given planning

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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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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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

CPD

Digital design agency NYYVE used Unity to create an award-winning visualisation of the city of Ottawa

CPD 24 2014: Creating real-time 3D visualisations

This CPD module, sponsored by Unity Technologies, will discuss how real-time visualisation engines can be used to communicate designs more effectively to clients and stakeholders

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

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