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Who's driving innovation in housing?

It’s crazy that the car industry offers more choice than housebuilders, says Paul McGrath

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Eleanor Jolliffe, BD's student columnist

When it comes to architecture, the public are all first-years

Educating them into part IIs is a task for the whole profession if we want design to be taken seriously, says Eleanor Jolliffe

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Enterprise Centre

Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia by Architype

The £11.6m Enterprise Centre in Norfolk is one of the most innovative green buildings in the UK. But for its prefabricated cladding, it relies on the region’s most traditional building method

A double height atrium has been carved out of the building to create a sense of drama and maximise natural lighting.

Institution of Structural Engineering by Hugh Broughton Architects

Hugh Broughton and Expedition Engineering have turned an awkwardly shaped existing office building in Clerkenwell into a showcase of structural innovation

Igualada Cemetery

Duggan Morris' inspiration: Igualada Cemetery

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

KCA exhibition at the RIBA. A model of the Blackwall Reach project is on the left

Learning from the Smithsons

18 May 2015

Social housing design is back on the agenda but there are no stock answers. Joanna Day joins the conversation at an exhibition by Karakusevic Carson Architects

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Brian Park, left, and David Page in the burnt-out Mackintosh Library

Returning the Mac

BD takes a tour of the Mac with the man whose swansong will be conjuring a phoenix from its ashes

The National Theatre’s entrance has been recongfigued with additional glazing and stronger reference to Lasdun’s original design.

National Theatre redevelopment by Haworth Tompkins

Haworth Tompkins’ £80m redevelopment of the National Theatre - a traditionally uncompromising building - is its biggest reworking since Denys Lasdun’s original design

The ‘floating’ bookstack structure is suspended over the new entrance hall

Bodleian library: The new edition

As custodian of millions of precious books and manuscripts, Oxford’s Bodleian library needed a much bigger - and safer - building to house its collection. With the new Weston Library, Ike Ijeh discovers Wilkinson Eyre provided this and much more

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Derek Walker

Derek Walker (1929 - 2015)

Dave Reddick pays tribute to his former partner, best known for work on Milton Keynes new town

BIM

From smuggling computers to BIM pioneers

Ike Ijeh reports on one Budapest firm’s rise to become a leading architectural software manufacturer

Hall McKnight King's College London proposal for the historic Strand buildings

Westminster planning chief attacks Historic England for 'unreliable advice'

22 May 2015

Future of Hall McKnight’s Strand scheme under review by King’s College after U-turn

Allies and Morrison's winning Stratford Waterfront vision - view from bridge

Allies lauds Olympicopolis coup

22 May 2015

Practice co-founder says scheme is firm’s most important to date

Roehampton University masterplan, showing buildings by MJP and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios on the right

MJP and Feilden Clegg Bradley reveal £80m Roehampton scheme

22 May 2015

Masterplan is biggest campus revamp ‘for decades’

Brandon Lewis, housing and planning minister

Lewis remains as architecture minister

22 May 2015

Sector will sit in minister’s housing and planning brief as Allies & Morrison partner becomes MP

BD digital edition - April 2015

BD Digital Edition - April 2015

8 May 2015

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

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Barbour ABI's May market review is out now

20 May 2015

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

Armstrong’s CoolZone phase change materials were installed at Belvoir High School in Nottingham

CPD 8 2015: Ceiling Solutions for Education

23 March 2015

This module will examine how suspended ceilings can help meet both the acoustic and thermal-performance demands of schools under the PSBP. It is sponsored by Armstrong Ceilings

WA100 2015

WA100 2015: The big list

19 December 2014

View a table of this year’s top 100 architects

Hive - Milan Expo

Video: Milan Expo British pavilion Video

6 May 2015

Artist Wolfgang Buttress and landscape architect James Millington talk about the UK’s beehive-inspired pavilion

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