Gillian Darley index

First rate art centres, second rate art

New art centres are too focussed on restaurants, shops and the visitor experience rather than the exhibitions, says Gillian Darley

3D visualisation tool

Five trends reshaping design

The rapid advance of digital tools and performance analysis systems is certainly helping the design process - but how much of an architect’s work are they set to take over? Ike Ijeh reports


Celotex FI5000 used for historic barn conversion

Celotex FI5000 used for historic barn conversion

21 March 2017

Using high-performing Celotex FI5000 floor insulation helped turn this historic barn into an energy-efficient, child-friendly home

March cover

BD Digital Edition - March 2017

24 March 2017

Highlights from March’s, in a magazine format

Precast concrete frame

City Campus, Glasgow by Reiach and Hall and Michael Laird Architects

20 March 2017 | By Ike Ijeh

Reiach and Hall and Michael Laird Architects’ last project for City of Glasgow College nearly ran off with the Stirling Prize. Would the same team be able to repeat the trick at the college’s massive new campus? Ike Ijeh finds out

Garden Halls

Technical study: Garden Halls, London

TP Bennett and Maccreanor Lavington’s elegant stepped facades in the heart of Bloomsbury show how off-site methods can help student accommodation to raise its game. Amanda Birch reports

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UN Studio’s Raffles City development, under construction in Hanghzou

China 2.0

After a couple of difficult years, optimism has returned to the Chinese market – and along with it, a more discerning approach to development

50 Architects 50 Buildings

Book review and competition: 50 Architects 50 Buildings - The buildings that inspire architects

BD’s long-running Architects’ Inspirations series is one of the magazine’s best-loved features. Now the twentieth-century buildings have been brought together for the first time in a new book. Paul McGrath takes a look.

Mann Island

RIBA sets opening date for new Liverpool architecture centre

28 March 2017

City Gallery set to stage first show in June after sign-off issues delay opening by 10 months

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Metropolitan Workshop and Pocket Homes Croydon scheme

Locals get first dibs on Metropolitan Workshop Croydon housing

28 March 2017

New homes for first time buyers also boost affordable element

Parliament square

Westminster begins consultation on building heights

28 March 2017

London council says protecting World Heritage Site is ‘paramount’

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Herzog One Park Drive

Herzog & de Meuron eyes City tower scalp

27 March 2017

Swiss practice unveils designs for 58-storey resi tower in London’s Docklands

21 Moorfields

Wilkinson Eyre City block facing changes if Land Secs inks Deutsche deal

27 March 2017

Developer says talks with German bank over 21 Moorfields will see “alterations” at scheme

Terry Farrell

Farrell backs countryside group's land plea

27 March 2017

Architect attacks ‘woeful’ lack of proactive spatial planning in new projects

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Wymondham - JTP - urban extension

JTP gets OK for Norfolk town's homes plan

27 March 2017

Scheme will be built at Wymondham

Sir Howard Bernstein

Manchester's council boss says tall towers pose ‘huge challenge’

24 March 2017

Outgoing chief makes comments after footballers admit Make tower in city needs rethink

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Shepherds Bush Palladium - Flanagan Lawrence

Shepherd's Bush Palladium saved from wrecking ball

24 March 2017

Deverloper’s U-turn will see historic venue’s facade and historic details preserved

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110 North Wacker Drive

Goettsch’s Windy City tower cleared for lift-off

24 March 2017

Proposals for 51-storey office block approved by Chicago Plan Commission

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Barbour ABI's March market review is out now

16 March 2017

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


CPD 5 2017: BIM levels of detail

27 March 2017

Levels of detail define the content of a BIM project at different stages. This CPD, sponsored by Vectorworks, outlines the main points to consider


Architecture work ‘worth £1.7bn a year’ to London, study says

15 March 2017

GLA research finds sector’s wealth-creation growth well ahead of the capital average

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