Strelitzia 1

Carbuncle Cup: Strelitzia by LK2 Consultants

23 July 2014

Our latest nomination is a building inspired by the Bird of Paradise flower

Hank Dittmar

An urbanist's view of the Stirling shortlist

Hank Dittmar says Haworth Tompkins’ Everyman Theatre best addresses its city location and deserves to win

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Hawkins Brown's airship port proposal

Heathrow's stairway to heaven

Forget their sci-fi image: airships really could be the answer for Heathrow in a post-airport future, says Hawkins Brown’s Darryl Chen

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Adobe Great Kneighton

Housing Design Awards: the winners

From radical warehouse conversions to art deco elderly care, this year’s Housing Design Awards show an industry emerging from the recession with a spring in its step and unafraid to experiment

Louis Kahn, ca. 1972

Turning up the volume on Louis Kahn's legacy

Paul McGrath reviews a new exhibition at the Design Museum

Stirling Prize

Zaha Hadid Architects' Aquatics Centre legacy mode

Who should win the Stirling Prize?

18 July 2014

Vote for your favourite building on this year’s shortlist

Zaha Hadid at the re-opened London Aquatics Centre.

City slickers

17 July 2014

This year’s Stirling Prize shortlist puts England’s metropolises centre stage, says Ike Ijeh

Work by Manchester School of Architecture student Lauren Green.

Student shows 2014: Manchester School of Architecture

16 July 2014

BD continues its series on this year’s student shows

Jerome Wren

Student shows 2014: Mackintosh School of Architecture

11 July 2014

BD continues its series on this year’s student shows

View from the north

Caught between two stools

Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners doesn’t quite get the British Museum right, says Ike Ijeh

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Matthew Turner

Dear Matthew: Imitation - flattery or theft?

11 July 2014

BD’s career doctor advises an architect who feels her work has been stolen by a former employer


Hitchcock Fresco

Architects bring life back to our high streets

10 July 2014

A new project has rejuvenated high streets across east London


Logements Sociaux Experimenteaux, Paris

Hugh Strange reviews Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes’ design for an energy-efficient apartment block that’s leading the way to low emissions in the French capital

British Pavilion Venice

This year's British Pavilion rights past wrongs

11 June 2014

Ministers might have learnt something if they’d turned up to Venice, writes Amanda Baillieu

Eric Parry Royal Academy

Koolhaas and Parry bring new perspective to exhibits

10 June 2014

Gillian Darley looks at the architects’ work in Venice and the Royal Academy

Kate Fletcher of Arup Associates: BD BIM Taskforce

BIM libraries - help or hinder?

There are plenty of drawbacks to relying on external libraries, argues Kate Fletcher

Martin Wing, Shepherd Construction

Are we all on the same BIM page?

The full benefits of BIM won’t be realised until the industry understands what it is trying to achieve

Mohamad Kassem of Teesside University

BIM to shape the future of the buildings of the past

How to use BIM for existing assets

Crown Sydney at Barangaroo by Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Wilkinson Eyre unveils Sydney tower inspired by Wren church

Barangaroo casino ‘works hard’ at eye level, says Chris Wilkinson

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Olympic Park visualisation velo and chobham manor looking south

PM announces £14bn Olympic boost

London 2012 ‘breaks economic target two years early’

Aerial view of the Wood Wharf Masterplan

Green light for Allies & Morrison's Wood Wharf masterplan

Outline permission granted for 30 new buildings in London’s Docklands

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Principal Place

Amazon interest sparks hope for Foster's Principal Place scheme

Pre-let could kick start construction of City fringe scheme

Frank Whittle Partnership's Preston Guild Hall proposal

Frank Whittle unveils £1m proposal for Preston

New look proposed for 1970s RMJM venue

Developer's CGI of the Shell Centre development as it would look from Waterloo Bridge

Legal challenge launched against Shell Centre decision

Activist claims ‘flawed’ decision would set ‘hugely problematic’ precedent

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7N Architects' Fountainbridge scheme in Edinburgh: Canal view

7N Architects submits plans for one of Edinburgh's biggest sites

3.3ha Fountainbridge site has chequered planning history

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Planning Houses

Tesco wants to build 4,000 homes

Retailer announces housebuilding push

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Jestico & Whiles Zanzibar

Jestico & Whiles nabs holiday work

Firm to build resort at Zanzibar

Hawkins Brown Crawford primary

Architects scoop Southwark schools work

Hawkins Brown and Haverstock land host of deals

AstraZeneca's Cambridge HQ, designed by Herzog & de Meuron: Courtyard

Herzog & de Meuron unveils £330m pharma HQ in Cambridge

Glass laboratories ‘will encourage collaboration’

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Leadenhall Building

Cheesegrater makes Open House debut

Stirling-shortlisted Saw Swee Hock Student Centre also included in two-day festival

Codesigning Space by TILT

Book Club review: CoDesigning Space

Superficially seductive, this guide to designing in partnership is ultimately disappointing, says Zac Carey


Old Post Office, the listed headquarters of RIBA Enterprises in Newcastle

North-east architects targeted for RIBA expansion

26 June 2014

RIBA Enterprises launches competition for Newcastle project

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

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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