Model of a community centre in Japan by Toyo Ito, Kumiko Inui, Sou Fujimoto and Akihisa Hirata

Review: Creation from Catastrophe

5 February 2016

What architecture ‘really is’ is at stake in a new exhibition at the RIBA comparing historic disaster responses with a new movement of community-led rebuilding approaches. Phil Pawlett Jackson questions the dichotomy

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AYA shortlists: Individual House Architect of the Year

We continue our series celebrating BD’s Architect of the Year finalists, looking at the individual house shortlist

John McAslan & Partners AYA 2016 education

AYA shortlists: Education Architect of the Year

We continue our series celebrating BD’s Architect of the Year finalists, looking at the education shortlist

Amanda Baillieu

Can't get no satisfaction from Instagram architecture

A generation ago graduates were designing social housing projects not pop-ups, says Amanda Baillieu

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Planning is for people, not just Boris

If the government is still serious about localism its Housing & Planning Bill needs to demonstrate it, says BD editor Thomas Lane

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Draped Seated Woman, affectionately known as Old Flo, by Henry Moore

Does public art deserve to be protected?

As a new exhibition opens at Somerset House, the chief executive of Historic England looks at our changing attitude to art for the people

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Houses of Parliament

Why we decided to write our own planning bill

Public consultation is widely treated with contempt. That is a costly mistake, argues Nicholas Boys Smith

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BD Digital Edition - January 2016

1 February 2016

Highlights from January’s in a magazine format


Maagdentoren, Zichem, by De Smet Vermeulen and Studio Roma

Following a collapse in 2006, this 14th-century tower in the Belgian town of Zichem has been restored to designs by De Smet Vermeulen and Studio Roma. Hugh Strange reports


Ruskin School of Fine Art, by Spratley Studios

Contrasting with its cool, minimalist interiors, this Oxford university arts space relies on an innovative smart glass window to connect with its residential surroundings. Ike Ijeh takes a look

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

Client interview: How to impress Julian Robinson

11 January 2016

The LSE’s director of estates tells David Rogers why good architecture is important to universities – and how architects can catch his eye

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How to order copies of WA100 2016

23 December 2015

Print and digital copies available to buy


Seek and ye shall find a job

22 December 2015

Almost all of the WA100 are hiring, which means architects can choose from a world of opportunities. David Blackman reports on the hotspots

Hudson Yard

A giant wakes: The unexpected resurgence of the American market

21 December 2015

While the heat goes out of the Chinese market, the USA is enjoying something of a renaissance. Which regions will thrive and which will falter over the year ahead?

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

Salisbury Cathedral

Ken Shuttleworth's inspiration: Salisbury Cathedral

The founder of Make on a building with more lessons for him than any from the 20th century

Igualada Cemetery

Duggan Morris' inspiration: Igualada Cemetery

Joe Morris and Mary Duggan, founding partners of Duggan Morris, on a cemetery like no other

Rem Koolhaas at OMA's Progress exhibition at the Barbican

Star names chase latest Budapest museum work

5 February 2016

Zaha Hadid, BIG and OMA among those in hunt for work after Sanaa picked up National Gallery job last year

Portland Place

RIBA launches consultation on future of Portland Place

5 February 2016

Review being conducted by Sarah Williams

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Haptic Chelsea

Haptic gets Chelsea green light

5 February 2016

Kensington & Chelsea council approves conservation area work

Twelve Architects Russia

Twelve completes inaugural Russia work

5 February 2016

Practice also working on new airport ahead of 2018 World Cup

AYA party 2014: All the Architect of the Year Award winners

AYA judging panel announced

4 February 2016

Eight strong group includes Steve Tompkins, Sadie Morgan and Alison Brooks

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Gold medal winner Hadid marks award with 'traditionalism' fears

4 February 2016

‘I have always believed in progress and in creativity’s role in progress,’ says 2016 recipient

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Sellar admits 'some justification' in Renzo tower opposition

4 February 2016

Man behind 72-storey Paddington Pole concedes opponents had a point

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Haworth Tompkins is working with regeneration specialist Crest Nicholson on the King Alfred project

Haworth Tompkins to replace Gehry's mothballed 'wonky towers' scheme

4 February 2016

Stirling Prize winner and LA Architects to lead designs for leisure centre in Hove

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Barbour ABI's January market review is out now

21 January 2016

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

Barratt Homes’ Courthouse luxury residential building in Westminster, designed by HLM Architects, is clad with Moleanos limestone, installed by Szerelmey

CPD 30 2015: Use of stone and faience cladding

4 December 2015

This CPD focuses on two traditional facade materials in contemporary architecture and restoration projects, examining their sustainability credentials and installation methods. It is sponsored by Szerelmey

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