Manchester Central Library

We’re all ‘children of the municipal’

The best municipal enterprises exemplified sustainable values even more than sustainable buildings, writes Gillian Darley

Mole Architecture's Hsinchu apartments in Taiwan: elevation

How a small practice won its biggest job

Mole Architecture, a small Cambridge practice, is designing an entire resort in Taiwan. Principal Meredith Bowles on a risk that paid off

Dutch designer Richard Hutten's multicoloured chair made from layers of Kvadrat fabric

Concrete and candy in Milan

Natasha Bonugli, head of workplace interiors at Woods Bagot, reports from Salone del Mobile in Milan, the world’s biggest furniture and design show

Gradon Architecture's illustrative proposal for Ulan Bator in Mongolia

Gradon Architecture designs Mongolian housing

Sustainable design planned for polluted capital

Hammersmith flyunder

Will the Hammersmith 'flyunder' take off?

The latest tunnel project for west London will need to overcome enormous economic and infrastructural obstacles before it is delivered, says Ike Ijeh

Headquarters for Dutch fashion brand G-Star, Amsterdam

OMA’s HQ for G-Star Raw fashion brand in Amsterdam

Rem Koolhaas’ open-plan building is the perfect fit for the Dutch denim clothes manufacturer

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Deptford artist’s studio by dRMM Architects

A south London painter’s studio by De Rijke Marsh Morgan Architects brings in north light with a large openable ETFE skylight

Ali Sagharchi, the chairman of the Traditional Architects Group

Farrell's critics 'are missing the point'

10 April 2014

The Farrell Review is bigger than Rogers’ Towards an Urban Renaissance, argues Alireza Sagharchi

Carole-Anne Davies, CEO Design Commission for Wales

Wales offers a virtual model for Farrell's 'urban rooms'

8 April 2014

The Design Commission for Wales’ new website aims to empower communities, says Carole-Anne Davies


An Armstrong White Fabric braced canopy was specified for the Cutty Sark, Greenwich.

CPD 8 2014: Fit-out solutions for ceilings

Ceiling specifications can affect the sustainability, acoustics, fire resistance, visual appeal and cost-effectiveness of an office building, so it’s an areain which every decision counts. This module is sponsored by Armstrong

The Lynden Pindling International Airport, Nassau

Market sectors top 10 2014: Infrastructure

The top architectural firms in the infrastructure sector, ranked by fee income

HOK, New Songdo, South Korea

Market sectors top 10 2014: Offices

The top architectural firms in the office buildings sector, ranked by fee income

NBBJ and HKS' Royal Liverpool Hospital

Market sectors top 10 2014: Hospitality

The top architectural firms in the hospitality sector, ranked by fee income

UCL’s student block, 465 Caledonian Road by Stephen George & Partners

Carbuncle Cup winner 2013: A triumph for the dark side

This year’s worst new building, 465 Caledonian Road by Stephen George & Partners, offers a prison-like experience for student residents

Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, by Haworth Tompkins

Architects honoured with RIBA Regional Awards

RIBA North West Regional Awards for Liverpool Everyman and Trafford Town Hall

Lusail Iconic Stadium, proposed for the Qatar World Cup 2022

Design competition for flagship World Cup stadium abandoned

Shortlisted designs for 80,000-seat Lusail stadium in Qatar ‘didn’t hit the right note’

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ARB logo

Government asks architects: 'Do you want Arb?'

Full-scale review of regulation and protection of title is launched

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Brunel House - Scott Brownrigg, Bouygues UK

Scott Brownrigg's Portsmouth tower goes in for planning

Architect plans 38-storey mixed-use tower on city’s waterfront

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Collective Architecture's proposed community enterprise centre for Cumbernauld

Collective Architecture submits Cumbernauld project

Practice designed community enterprise centre

David Chipperfield's Nobel Centre for Stockholm

Nobel stands firm in face of Chipperfield row

Heritage protestors demand new site for architect’s winning scheme

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New Istanbul Airport by Grimshaw, Nordic and Haptic

Grimshaw and Haptic collaborate on 'world's largest airport'

Istanbul vies with Dubai and Beijing for title

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Exterior of Hopkins' Alder Hey scheme

Hopkins wins consent for Alder Hey research unit

Architect’s vision for hospital facility aims to break down barriers

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contemporary design in the New Forest blending the old and new

New Forest launches design tool

Online resource aimed at architects and clients

Barr Gazetas' Greenwich Market scheme

Barr Gazetas wins planning for stalled Greenwich Market

Architect brought in to replace Hopkins despite successful public inquiry

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Good Cities, Better Lives by Peter Hall

Book Club review: Good Cities, Better Lives by Peter Hall

Peter Hall looks to Europe in order to address the critical state of urbanism in Britain, says Lionel Eid

Growing your business

Dear Matthew: How do I expand my practice without losing control?

15 April 2014

Our careers expert on learning to delegate as your architecture firm grows

online dating

Dear Matthew: Should I help my colleague find a date online?

14 April 2014

Our agony uncle on how to avoid annoying workmates and get back to the architecture

Make's recycled pop-up cinema

Video: Make's recycled pop-up cinema

28 March 2014

Watch how architect Make designed and built a recycled cinema at Ecobuild this year

BD TV episode 2

Behind the headlines: BDTV looks at what's making the news

20 March 2014

BD reporter Elizabeth Hopkirk discusses the top stories in architecture this week

Framed In Steel video series

Derby Arena: see the latest video in the 'Framed In Steel' series

FaulknerBrowns, Arup and Bowmer & Kirkland discuss the design and build of the £25 million Derby Arena and highlight why steel was chosen for the Midlands' first multi-sports arena which is scheduled to open in November 2014

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