Review

José Damasceno's PLOT installation at Holborn Library for ArtAngel

Artist's library installation speaks volumes

23 October 2014

ArtAngel’s latest project celebrates the pioneering architecture of Holborn Library and raises some interesting challenges for the profession, finds Phil Pawlett Jackson

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

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

Heathrow Schools

Enjoy the silence

Hounslow’s £150m school rebuilding programme aims to give children under Heathrow’s flight path quieter classrooms and better ventilation

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

Bartlett Unit 21 project on Scene & Heard - by Jamie Lilley

Raising the curtain on creativity

Miya Ushida explains why a mentoring charity in King’s Cross is the perfect partner for the Kathryn Findlay Future Fund, set up in her mother’s memory

Meeting Architecture - Richard Deacon with his Parry collaboration for Piccadilly

A pretty healthy suspicion

The collaborations of Eric Parry and Richard Deacon make for an interesting strand in this year’s Meeting Architecture season at the British School at Rome. Until November 4.

Toy house

Performance labelling for homes

A house is the biggest purchase most of us will ever make, yet the amount of consumer information for buyers is pitiful. Now a pilot project aims to test what better home performance labelling might look like in practice

Faraday House by dRMM - shortlisted for Housing Architect of the Year Award

AYA shortlists: Housing Architect of the Year

In the first of a new series celebrating BD’s Architect of the Year finalists, we look at the housing shortlist

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AYA

Architect of the Year Awards 2014: Shortlists announced

AYA winners due to be named on December 2

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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

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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GAIN CPD POINTS

Fibre cement slate cladding can provide a smooth, continuous building envelope, as on this house in Belgium where Marley Eternit's Vertigo range was specified

CPD 20 2014: Fibre cement slate cladding

5 September 2014

Fibre cement is a strong, durable material used in a number of internal and external construction applications. Our latest CPD module, sponsored by Marley Eternit, will examine the use of fibre cement slates for cladding

more CPDs

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

Crane

Practices more optimistic about public sector, says RIBA

23 October 2014

Future Trends surveys shows UK-wide confidence maintained

Levitt Bernstein's Granada Studios plan for the Manchester Grande

Levitt Bernstein to turn Granada Studios into hotel

23 October 2014

Ralph Tubbs building will become first ‘event hotel’

RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship

Foster's tribute to staff

23 October 2014

‘A total team,’ says practice founder

OS31 Canada

Sheffield practice wins job to design restaurant on frozen river

23 October 2014

Pop-up will open in Winnipeg next January

Stirling Prize

Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, by Haworth Tompkins

Stirling Prize: A new age of civic building?

17 October 2014

The endearing normality of Haworth Tompkins’ victorious Everyman Theatre embodies a renewed civic spirit

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House No 7 in Scotland by Denizen - Stephen Lawrence Prize winner

The night's other winners

17 October 2014

Photo galleries of Stormy Castle and House No 7

Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo

Public wants Mecanoo library to win Stirling

16 October 2014

Nearly one third say Birmingham scheme is their favourite

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Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, by Haworth Tompkins

Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, by Haworth Tompkins Architects

28 March 2014

Haworth Tompkins’ new venue retains the essence of the much-loved Liverpool landmark

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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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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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

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