St Paul’s from Ludgate Circus

What next for London’s protected views?

A spate of east London towers, and renewed concern from the mayor’s office, have reopened the debate about the scope of the capital’s viewing corridors. David Blackman reports

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The battle for No 1 Poultry: a history

A RIBA exhibition on the development of the No 1 Poultry site in the City of London has some fascinating insights into ambition, fashion and politics says Amanda Baillieu


Celotex FI5000 used for historic barn conversion

Celotex FI5000 used for historic barn conversion

21 March 2017

Using high-performing Celotex FI5000 floor insulation helped turn this historic barn into an energy-efficient, child-friendly home

Precast concrete frame

City Campus, Glasgow by Reiach and Hall and Michael Laird Architects

20 March 2017 | By Ike Ijeh

Reiach and Hall and Michael Laird Architects’ last project for City of Glasgow College nearly ran off with the Stirling Prize. Would the same team be able to repeat the trick at the college’s massive new campus? Ike Ijeh finds out

Garden Halls

Technical study: Garden Halls, London

TP Bennett and Maccreanor Lavington’s elegant stepped facades in the heart of Bloomsbury show how off-site methods can help student accommodation to raise its game. Amanda Birch reports

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BIG Courtscraper New York

Communal spaces are essential to a city's resilience. But they are under attack from our consumer and surveillance society

Mark Pimlott’s latest book on the concept of the public interior is fascinating – and practice-altering, finds Nicholas de Klerk

UN Studio’s Raffles City development, under construction in Hanghzou

China 2.0

After a couple of difficult years, optimism has returned to the Chinese market – and along with it, a more discerning approach to development

50 Architects 50 Buildings

Book review and competition: 50 Architects 50 Buildings - The buildings that inspire architects

BD’s long-running Architects’ Inspirations series is one of the magazine’s best-loved features. Now the twentieth-century buildings have been brought together for the first time in a new book. Paul McGrath takes a look.


Studio RHE launches prefab house spin-off

22 March 2017

Richard Hywel Evans-designed three-bedroom “nHouse” debuts at Mipim

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Serie Architects - Dubai arts centre

Serie Architects reveal Dubai arts centre

22 March 2017

New centre will be in city’s culture village

Brentwood Cabe

Essex council hooks up with Cabe for town centre revamp

22 March 2017

Levitt Bernstein working on Brentwood scheme

Make's proposed masterplan for Newcastle's Science City

Newcastle’s Ryder wins hometown commission

22 March 2017

Practice selected to deliver first office block at city’s Science Central development

Landmark House

Rogers cooks up Hammersmith tower plans

21 March 2017

Mixed-use scheme would double height of 70s blocks on prime west London site

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Feilden Fowles Homerton

Feilden Fowles bests bigger names to land plum college job

21 March 2017

Up and coming firm takes Cambridge Uni scheme

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Nabila Zulfiqar

Arb board names new chair

21 March 2017

Nabila Zulfiqar elected to succeed Peter Coe at industry watchdog

Carmody Groarke - Burgh Island - Pool House - from clifftop

Carmody Groarke gets OK for Burgh Island hotel

21 March 2017

Architect beats three others to Devon scheme last year

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Steve Sanham

Chance to work with resi developer up for grabs

21 March 2017

Architects invited to submit ideas for working with Hub

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Call to strip councillors from planning decisions

20 March 2017

New report by Housing Forum calls for planning officers to replace councillors as final decison most smaller housing schemes

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Barbour ABI's March market review is out now

16 March 2017

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

In insulated suspended flooring systems, the concrete blocks between the beams are replaced by blocks of EPS insulation

CPD 4 2017: Insulated suspended floor systems

20 March 2017

Insulated suspended flooring systems can be used in place of conventional beam-and-block to meet higher energy performance standards. This CPD, sponsored by Springvale, outlines the design considerations


Architecture work ‘worth £1.7bn a year’ to London, study says

15 March 2017

GLA research finds sector’s wealth-creation growth well ahead of the capital average

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BD Digital Edition - February 2017

24 February 2017

Highlights from February’s, in a magazine format

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