Reiach and Hall - Maggie's Lanarkshire

If the Stirling Prize was about sustainability, who would win?

Ahead of next week’s ceremony, Simon Sturgis takes a critical look at the carbon performance of the six finalists

istock London

How architects' confidence in future workloads plummeted in a month

Sky-high optimism among architects over the summer has tumbled. What is going on, asks David Rogers

Amanda Baillieu

Protesters are wrong to target Neo Bankside and hipsters eating cereal

We should be less worried about gentrification than about the complete failure to provide for communities like Barking Riverside, says Amanda Baillieu

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Temple of Baalshamin, Palmyra, Syria, in 2005. Dating from the second century BC, it was rebuilt 131AD. Destroyed by IS in August this year

IS's attack on humanity's shared origins exposes the weakness of its ideology

Blowing up Palmyra is about power and money not cultural cleansing, says Eleanor Jolliffe

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University of East Anglia by Denys Lasdun

You’ve got to hand it to post-modernism

It took capitalism and consumer nostalgia to rescue our brutal utopias, says Hank Dittmar

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Market square

Landmark, Nieuw-Bergen, the Netherlands, by Monadnock

Monadnock’s new landmark building, cast at the centre of a pedestrianised regeneration of Nieuw-Bergen, purposefully creates a focal point for the Dutch town, without reverting to civic or religious type

Birmingham New Street station

Birmingham New Street Station by AZPML

It was never going to take a lot to improve on the squalid eyesore of the 1960s incarnation of Birmingham New Street Station. Shame though about the whiff of fakery


Broad Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Sitting opposite the brash Walt Disney Concert Hall, Diller Scofidio & Renfro’s £90m museum of contemporary art brings a more understated form to LA’s streets with its perforated shell. A marked contrast to its playful interiors, says Ike Ijeh

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Optimism for the suburbs? Brooms aloft for the riot clean-up in Clapham

Contemplating the bother of suburbia

28 September 2015

Generations of planners and architects have tried to ‘solve’ the suburbs. They’d have been better off enlisting the locals, the Architecture Foundation’s Doughnut festival heard

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, by Rafael Moneo

Hugh Broughton's inspiration: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

Hugh Broughton knows the Spanish capital’s buildings intimately but the one that really stood out was Rafael Moneo’s magnificent art gallery

Walkie Talkie

It should never have been built

2 September 2015

The Walkie Talkie is a disaster for London and its planning system, says Ike Ijeh

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Knight Architects Rheinstrassenbrücke

Knight Architects beats Levete in German bridge contest

8 October 2015

Infrastructure specialist will design replacement for 1912 structure

Stitch's scheme for Becontree Heath redevelopment

Stitch picked for Dagenham redevelopment

8 October 2015

Architect is part of team chosen as preferred bidder

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dRMM, Maggie's Centre, Oldham

dRMM submits plans for new Manchester Maggie's

8 October 2015

Centre will be cancer charity’s second in north west conurbation

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College Green Croydon

Rick Mather Architects designs Croydon cultural quarter

8 October 2015

Regeneration of Croydon picks up pace as revamp of Fairfield Halls concert hall and surrounding area unveiled

Elephant and Castle London and Regional

SOM wins Elephant & Castle culture hub

8 October 2015

Project will deliver ‘arthouse’ cinema in south London regeneration zone

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September cover

BD Digital Edition - September 2015

5 October 2015

Highlights from Septembers’s, in a magazine format

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Barbour ABI's September market review is out now

24 September 2015

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

On this project for an insurance company, TP Bennett used Newforma software to allow its global team to collaborate using distributed data and systems

CPD 22 2015: Collaborative information management

6 October 2015

This CPD focuses on how one architecture practice, TP Bennett, addressed the challenges of managing project data. It is sponsored by Newforma

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

WA100 2015

WA100 2015: The big list

19 December 2014

View a table of this year’s top 100 architects

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