La Seine Musicale

La Seine Musicale, Paris, by Shigeru Ban

22 May 2017 | By Ike Ijeh

The second concert hall to be completed in the French capital within three years is a showcase to innovation and style. Ike Ijeh admires the distinctive features of this venue, which was designed by award-winning Japanese architect Shigeru Ban

Good urbanism: Hamburg

It's time to reconcile architects and urbanists

A false and unhelpful division has arisen between the two disciplines, argues David Rudlin, the new chair of the Academy of Urbanism

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Stepwell in Ramkund, Bhuj, Gujarat, India. From The Vanishing Stepwells of India by Victoria Lautman

The mysterious Indian architecture that's vanishing with barely a murmur

India was once covered by stepwells - a typology unique to the country - but they are now facing extinction. A new book by Victoria Lautman aims to draw international attention to these fascinating structures

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St Peter's Cardross in dereliction

Brutalism: Where did it all go wrong?

In a crowded field, this exhibition has much to contribute and deserves a bigger platform than the RA’s architecture ‘corridor’, says Daniel Elsea

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BD Digital Edition - April 2017

28 April 2017

Highlights from April’s, in a magazine format


Sound and sight

Sound and sight

3 April 2017

Armstrong Ceilings’ metal and mineral systems were used for a new Welsh Medium school building in the upper Swansea Valley

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.

Central Embassy Thailand Amanda Levete

In pics: Amanda Levete's Bangkok tower

22 May 2017

Tower is first to be completed by British architect in Thailand

Hawkins Brown Leeds Beckett university

Hawkins Brown unveils £75m Leeds arts building

22 May 2017

Scheme part of wider £200m revamp at city university

Corunna House, Glasgow

Local firm inks planning for £100m Glasgow office

22 May 2017

Cooper Cromar behind city centre block

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Sixth-form courtyard

Green light for Nicholas Hare schools blueprint

22 May 2017

£29m Warwick programme will relocate high school and deliver new sixth-form centre

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David Chipperfield

Chipperfield predicts election will be a 'disaster'

19 May 2017

Leading architect speaks out about Brexit and Labour’s likely ‘trouncing’ on June 8

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Tories commit to tough immigration policy

19 May 2017

Party’s manifesto light on infrastructure commitments and numbers

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Estate Agents

Space and architecture rival location on house hunters' wish-lists

19 May 2017

MSMR Architects has input into Knight Frank findings

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rcka Highgate

RCKa Highgate homes OK'd

19 May 2017

Flats to help bankroll community centre work

Peter Murray on the LFA.

Brexit putting London's status as global design capital under threat, says NLA

18 May 2017

Capital risks being overtaken as city of choice for built environment professionals

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BIM vulnerable to cyber attacks, expert warns

18 May 2017

Cyber security lawyer outlines how the sector can protect itself

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Barbour ABI's May market review is out now

18 May 2017

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

De Montfort University’s Fletcher Complex

CPD 8 2017: Curtain wall systems: classification, design and testing

19 May 2017

Getting the curtain walling design right is essential if a building is to remain watertight. This CPD module, sponsored by Kawneer, outlines the main points to consider

David Chipperfield

Chipperfield predicts election will be a 'disaster'

19 May 2017

Leading architect speaks out about Brexit and Labour’s likely ‘trouncing’ on June 8

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