The Woo Building, Battersea, by Haworth Tompkins

The second half of two interconnected buildings designed for the Royal College of Art, the Woo Building in Battersea shares a visual duality with its counterpart The Dyson, while remaining ruggedly distinct


Horizontal lifts: A sideways move

ThyssenKrupp has come up with a lift that not only functions without cables but is also able to move horizontally as well as vertically. So what, asks Ike Ijeh, might this mean for the future of building design?

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July 31

Homeland insecurity: Of castles and flatshares

Parisians’ instinctive response to the terrorist attacks - throwing open their doors to strangers - is one demonstration of our changing attitude to ‘home’, says Eleanor Jolliffe

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We face a race against time to save our exceptional post-modern heritage

Po-mo is threatened by a building boom and its own fleeting unpopularity. But it’s not the first style to face this peril and we need to stop reinventing the wheel, writes Adam Nathaniel Furman

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BD's BIM survey: Clear gulf between attitudes of small and larger practices

20 November 2015

While big practices steam ahead with BIM, costs and doubts about its worth dog approach of small firms

Alexander Calder (1898-1976) - Triple Gong c.1948

Review: Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture

19 November 2015

Tate Modern’s new exhibition of the late US sculptor’s work is full of shadows, literal and figurative, finds MJ Wells

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New titles to review in BD's autumn architecture book club

16 November 2015

Join BD’s Book Club for a chance to review one of 10 new titles

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A history of architecture, now with women

It’s 40 years since the seminal Women in Architecture issue of AD, and 100 since Ruth Lowy was admitted to the AA. But those landmarks are only part of the story, writes Paola Zanotto

House at Flax Bourton near Bristol - by Artist Constructor

Six of the best twentieth-century houses

Elain Harwood picks some favourites from a new book for the Twentieth Century Society which she edited with Alan Powers – Houses: Regional practice and local character

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, by Rafael Moneo

Hugh Broughton's inspiration: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

Hugh Broughton knows the Spanish capital’s buildings intimately but the one that really stood out was Rafael Moneo’s magnificent art gallery

The Factory Manchester by OMA

OMA beats Zaha Hadid in Factory competition

26 November 2015

Rem Koolhaas himself to lead architect’s first significant public project in UK

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Jane Duncan

Design is critical to chancellor's pledges, warns Duncan

26 November 2015

New homes, schools and infrastructure must have design at their heart, says RIBA president

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Populous cleared for Lord's cricket ground expansion

26 November 2015

Third architect to work on plan for legendary venue gets lucky

Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge contest - Bystrup with Robin Snell

Bystrup and Robin Snell win Pimlico bridge contest

25 November 2015

Crossing must still win planning in face of fierce objections from north bank residents

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John Assael

Assael named industry's top employer

25 November 2015

Perks include round the world tickets and taxis home for those working late

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BD Digital Edition - October 2015

2 November 2015

Highlights from October’s www.bdonline.co.uk, in a magazine format

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Barbour ABI's November market review is out now

19 November 2015

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

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CPD 28 2015: Managing contract risk

19 November 2015

This CPD module considers how subcontractors can manage the risks to their businesses, focusing on the contract. It is sponsored by Aldermore

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WA100 2015: The big list

19 December 2014

View a table of this year’s top 100 architects

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