The Futurist Cinema

Liverpool’s regeneration: Fate of the Futurist ignites row over city’s past

The demolition of Lime Street’s neo-baroque Futurist cinema highlights the misguided attitude to heritage and economic growth that prevails in Liverpool’s corridors of power, writes Ike Ijeh. The irony is that few cities offer better examples of what can be done when conservation-led regeneration is harnessed to high-quality contemporary architecture

Deptford Market Yard

The secret behind a chain-free high street

Deptford Market Yard in south London is an example of a large developer deliberately avoiding the big brands and taking a risk with untested tenants

Gillian Darley index

What former Soviet republics can teach us about ruin porn and pizza chains Subscription Required

Britain’s attitude to buildings no longer wanted is hit and miss, Gillian Darley finds


Carbuncle Cup: Lincoln Plaza, London by BUJ Architects Subscription Required

24 August 2016

Yet another high-rise luxury London residential tall building opts for dubious cladding and incoherent form

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We need to get serious about tackling discrimination in construction

Today’s Institute of Fiscal Studies finding that women earn 18% less than men is just the latest blow for diversity. Architect Holly Porter puts the construction industry in the dock

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Herman Hertzberger

Why can’t architects write in a language normal people can understand?

A good book on a great architect is let down by its impenetrable prose, laments Balazs Endrodi

ThomsonAdsett concept home

Smart floors: Step-by-step care

Sensor technology embedded in floors could be about to revolutionise patient monitoring in elderly care and dementia homes

Baylis old school

Baylis Old School, Lambeth by Conran & Partners

11 August 2016

While many brutalist schools are being knocked down, one in south London is making a virtue of its architectural heritage and being converted into housing. Photographs by Edmund Sumner



SMARTPLY's revolutionary OSB helps Passivhaus airtight standard

11 July 2016

SMARTPLY PROPASSIV is a revolutionary wood-panel system, perfect for ultra-low energy buildings

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.

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Government cuts its Garden Bridge support by £6m

25 August 2016

Warm words and a time-unlimited guarantee - but minister caps financial backing for controversial project

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Austin Smith Lord Lime Street

Lime Street buildings set for wrecking ball next week

26 August 2016

News comes as developer reveals Austin-Smith:Lord plans to convert second cinema

Ordinary Architecture York

Ordinary Architecture unveils York artwork

26 August 2016

Scheme is part of new garden at city’s art gallery

Tolworth today with the Seifert-designed Tolworth Tower

We Made That appointed to Tolworth masterplan

26 August 2016

Seifert tower is focal point of road-dominated suburb earmarked for regeneration

Cosford RAF Museum First World War exhibition

Buttress to masterplan RAF museum

25 August 2016

Shropshire museum to be redeveloped as part of air force’s centenary celebrations

London mews

dMFK turns taxi garage into mews housing

25 August 2016

Project reinterprets a traditional London mews

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Architect scoops one of Auckland's tallest towers

25 August 2016

Mixed-use 187m tower will soar over harbour

Lai Sun Development properties Leadenhall

SOM picked to design new City tower

24 August 2016

Skyscraper to rise alongside Cheesegrater and Gherkin

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Make's 37-storey Leadenhall tower in for planning

24 August 2016

New images released of City skyscraper

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Sadiq Khan

Khan recruits specialist team to scrutinise viability reports

24 August 2016

Mayor also announces Homes for Londoners board

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BD July

BD Digital Edition - July 2016

1 August 2016

Highlights from July’s, in a magazine format

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Barbour ABI's August market review is out now

17 August 2016

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

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CPD 14 2016: Hybrid systems for domestic heating

29 July 2016

Using case studies from a monitoring study of recent installations, this module explores the benefits of heating systems that combine a boiler and an air-to-water heat pump. It is sponsored by Daikin

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