Selling the Dream at the Architecture Foundation

When architects only tell one side of the story

30 June 2015

Are architects complicit in creating narratives that ultimately serve to line developers’ pockets? Joanna Day was at an Architecture Foundation debate on the subject

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St Mary of Eton

St Mary of Eton, Hackney Wick by Matthew Lloyd Architects

With its ancillary buildings converted into new flats, the main building of this 1892 Hackney Wick church has been refurbished and retained as a place of worship - creating a unique ecclesiastical blend for new residents

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Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux

Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux by Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron’s new sports stadium in Bordeaux is part of the wider regeneration of the area and taps into the classic French idea of the ‘grand projet’. But is it great architecture? Ike Ijeh takes a tour with Pierre de Meuron

Amanda Baillieu

Architects have a long way to go to convince the public that Robin Hood Gardens is worth saving

Out-of-touch dinosaurs are not helping the cause, argues Amanda Baillieu

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Gillian Darley index

Scream if you want to go faster

As Dreamland in Margate reopens, Gillian Darley gets all nostalgic about the future

Northwich Memorial Court leisure centre designed by Ellis Williams Architects

Carbuncle Cup: Northwich Memorial Court leisure centre

24 June 2015

Ellis Williams Architects is the first practice to receive a Carbuncle Cup nomination in 2015

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Mcgrath Road by Peter Barber Architects - sketch

First Look: Mcgrath Road by Peter Barber Architects

London council project reinvents back-to-back housing

additive manufacturing

Could you 3D print your building components?

New developments in additive manufacturing are being used to make real building components that are lighter, more cost effective and structurally just as strong as their counterparts, but use 75% less material


London Business School by Sheppard Robson

Sheppard Robson’s partial conversion of the Westminster Register Office complex includes a glazed link building for the entrance

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Shell Centre

George Turner on his Shell Centre defeat: 'I did what I could'

Decision will deter public from engaging with planning system, warns campaigner in his first interview after the Appeal Court judgement

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Squire & Partners' Shell Centre masterplan

Shell Centre approval is a catastrophe

In this heartfelt piece written last year, Ike Ijeh sets out why the decision to approve the Shell Centre will damage London

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Igualada Cemetery

Duggan Morris' inspiration: Igualada Cemetery

Joe Morris and Mary Duggan, founding partners of Duggan Morris, on a cemetery like no other

Smithfield General Market

Museum of London launches design competition for Smithfield move

30 June 2015

Mayor approves £200,000 funding to launch architectural contest for new home

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Leadenhall Building

City of London pledges infill projects to ease housing crisis

30 June 2015

Corporation chief admits it has ‘not been taking the lead’ - as rising housing costs damage London’s competitiveness

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Manchester vertial village towers by Child Graddon Lewis

Child Graddon Lewis unveils 50-storey vertical village

30 June 2015

Practice designs high-density mixed-use scheme in Manchester

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Einstein Tower, Potsdam, Germany

Getty Foundation awards $1.75m to conserve 20th-century icons

30 June 2015

Getty Foundation awards second round of funding for important modern buildings around the globe

Heygate Estate, Lend Lease, Elephant park, elephant and castle

Architects call for NPPF reform over 'viability' concerns

29 June 2015

Planning system ‘unwittingly unleashed industrial-scale affordable housing avoidance’

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BD digital edition - May 2015

BD Digital Edition - May 2015

1 June 2015

Highlights from May’s, in a magazine format

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Barbour ABI's June market review is out now

18 June 2015

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

A worker applies Sika Sarnafil’s  G410-18ELF PVC membrane to the roof of The Hive Worcester Library and History Centre, in accordance with CDM regulations

CPD 9 2015: Introduction to CDM

29 June 2015

The latest module in our CPD series outlines the recent changes to the CDM regulations, and explains how they will affect the way that project teams work. This module is sponsored by Sika Roofing

WA100 2015

WA100 2015: The big list

19 December 2014

View a table of this year’s top 100 architects


From smuggling computers to BIM pioneers

Ike Ijeh reports on one Budapest firm’s rise to become a leading architectural software manufacturer

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