Carbuncle Cup 2015

Carbuncle Cup 2015 shortlist unveiled

28 August 2015

Six of Britain’s worst buildings in the running for architecture’s wooden spoon

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Parliament House on Black Prince Road, with a Royal Doulton turret just visible beyond the viaduct

Carbuncle Cup: Parliament House, Lambeth, London

25 August 2015

These baleful flats on Black Prince Road designed by Keith Williams Architects would look more at home on Stratford High Street than in central London, says the nominator

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Hank Dittmar

London's housing problems are beyond the power of market forces to solve

The global pressures shaping London’s built environment now include the Airbnb effect, says Hank Dittmar

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Bordeaux’s vast Génicart estate houses 10,500 and occupies 10% of all municipal land owned by the city

District 33, Bordeaux, by LAN

LAN’s £12m urban renewal of part of the gigantic Génicart housing estate in the Bordeaux suburb Lormont relies on a radical over-cladding strategy and distinguishes public and private space. Could this model influence British cities?


Dokk1 by Schmidt Hammer Lassen

Based at the heart of a regeneration of Denmark’s second city Aarhus, Dokk1 library rejects tradition for innovative design that borders on science fiction. But is this the library of the future?

Dance Base in Edinburgh by Malcolm Fraser Architects, shortlisted for the Stirling Prize

The death of a practice, out of the blue

Malcolm Fraser Architects is the highest-profile firm to go under for some time. David Rogers reports

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Malcolm Fraser’s Centre for Carbon Innovation.

Gallery: Two decades of Malcolm Fraser Architects

26 August 2015

BD marks the demise of an award-winning practice with photographic highlights from the last 22 years

York House

A day at the office: Your guide to human happiness

How can you use design to actively influence and improve people’s lives? British Land is using its own headquarters as a test bed for incorporating wellbeing principles that it hopes will foster a happier, more productive workforce


Interior flooring with a local twist

Amanda Birch’s study of three distinct examples of interior flooring examines work in London, Zanzibar and India by Amanda Levete, Jestico & Whiles and Project Orange

Salisbury Cathedral

Ken Shuttleworth's inspiration: Salisbury Cathedral

The founder of Make on a building with more lessons for him than any from the 20th century

Greenwich Cruise Terminal

Boris backs London cruise terminal

1 September 2015

Facility due to be up and running in 2017

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Phelan York Racecourse

Phelan Architects finishes York racecourse work

1 September 2015

Scheme cost £10m

African Slavery Museum by Ayomide Karim

Students honoured in RIBA East Awards

1 September 2015

Students from Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin and Norwich win RIBA East Student Awards

Kevin McCloud

RIBA's TV deal 'could turn Manser Medal into Great British Bake Off'

28 August 2015

Chairman of new RIBA House of the Year jury sounds dumbing-down warning

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Housing wobble sees architects fret over future work

28 August 2015

Confidence brittle as Future Trends index halves in a month

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July cover

BD Digital Edition - July 2015

3 August 2015

Highlights from July’s, in a magazine format

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Barbour ABI's August market review is out now

20 August 2015

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

A bespoke Ridgeglaze rooflight was specified at AFL Architects’ Gloucester Services on the M5 in Gloucestershire

CPD 16 2015: Specifying rooflights

27 August 2015

The latest in our series of CPD modules examines the key issues when selecting a rooflight, including the diff erent types of glass and operating systems, as well as relevant standards and testing procedures

Enric Miralles book cover

Book Club review: Enric Miralles from Left to Right

24 August 2015

This intimate portrait reveals an architect grounded in reality, says Daniel Parker

WA100 2015

WA100 2015: The big list

19 December 2014

View a table of this year’s top 100 architects

Andrew Barraclough

Getting the design information right is key to a successful tender

Andrew Barraclough on what contractors typically ask of design when invited to tender and how BIM can help you avoid the flowerpot trap

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