At 284m the Westonbirt Treetop Walkway is the longest in the UK

Treetop walkway, Westonbirt, by Glenn Howells Architects

This aerial footpath snakes its way through the forest at Westonbirt Arboretum in the Cotswolds using form, structure and materials to lift visitors to a heightened communion with nature. Ike Ijeh takes a walk on the wild side

Lyndhurst School, London, by Cottrell and Vermeulen

Lyndhurst School, London, by Cottrell and Vermeulen

Cottrell and Vermeulen’s third school for the London Borough of Southwark proves that intelligent design can be achieved via government school building programmes, and without reverting to cookie-cutter tropes. Ike Ijeh reports


After Zaha: What does history suggest will happen?

3 May 2016

What happens to an architectural practice when an inspirational founder dies? Ike Ijeh looks at the precedents

Thomas Lane

Mayoral targets - and mayoral rhetoric

Whoever succeeds Boris Johnson this week one thing is certain - they will struggle to build enough affordable housing for London, says BD editor Thomas Lane


Oranjeboomstraat, Rotterdam, by Hans van der Heijden

Hans van der Heijden’s housing scheme on the Oranjeboomstraat avenue in Rotterdam rekindles the tightly built, historic parcelling of the Feijenoord district, while bringing a new typology to the area

Hans van der Heijden

Interview: Hans van der Heijden

Fresh from his Oranjeboomstraat housing scheme, architect Hans van der Heijden discusses with Hugh Strange his relationship with Dutch architectural culture and bringing traditional style to a modern market

McIntyre Lands housing for 500 people in Kingston by Patrick Stanigar

Dispatch from Jamaica's urban frontline

What happens when the built environment becomes a literal battlefield, and how does a city recover?

Scroope Terrace extension

Alastair Hall's inspiration: Scroope Terrace extension, Department of Architecture, Cambridge

Alastair Hall recalls how Colin St John’s extension to the University of Cambridge’s architecture department felt more connected to history than the original building

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


Book Club review: Soundings from the Estuary

21 April 2016

Paul Lincoln reviews a meditative essay in words and pictures

Chernobyl's stricken reactor will be sealed inside a giant shell

After Chernobyl: Moving a whole town

14 April 2016

Book Club: Balazs Endrodi, who grew up in one of the Soviet Union’s ‘nuclear cities’, reviews a new guide to the nation’s last atomgrad



Uniquely slim Schueco FWS 35 PD façade is Passive House-certified

20 April 2016

Schueco’s newly launched façade system shows some significant advances in performance and appearance.


BD Digital Edition - April 2016

3 May 2016

Highlights from April’s, in a magazine format

City Hall and the London skyline

London votes: What the mayoral candidates say about architecture

4 May 2016

BD outlines the mayoral manifesto commitments that matter for architecture - plus your chance to say who should win

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John Malyan

John Malyan (1931-2016)

4 May 2016

Founding partner of Broadway Malyan dies aged 85

Keppie - East Lothian community hospital

Keppie slumps to loss

4 May 2016

Oil price woes and delayed projects blamed for reverse but firm ‘confident’ of return to black in 2016

St Enoch in Glasgow is the focus of one of the regeneration frameworks

Austin-Smith Lord and MVRDV land central Glasgow regeneration

4 May 2016

‘Incredibly exciting opportunity,’ says Winy Maas

One World Design Architects' Thames footbridge

Treasury under fire over Garden Bridge funding ‘bias’

3 May 2016

Designer of west London crossing seeks same tax breaks given to Heatherwick scheme

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FAT's Blue House in east London - approved extension by Sean Griffiths of Modern Architect

Sean Griffiths OK'd to extend FAT's Blue House

3 May 2016

Original architect and occupant to build interlocking ‘shed’ forms on roof of seminal project

Coppin Dockray Architects with L’Occitane en Provence

RIBA issues call for Regent Street windows project

3 May 2016

Architects will be paired with retailers to bring pizzazz to famous shopping street

Glenn Howell Architects treetop walkway

Glenn Howells' treetop walkway opens

3 May 2016

300m canopy walkway at National Arbortetum opens to public

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Eric Parry Architects - sketch of Charterhouse foyer

Eric Parry opens Charterhouse to public for first time in 600 years

3 May 2016

Architect creates entrance to new museum

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Barbour ABI's April market review is out now

21 April 2016

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

The Greenhauses in Shepherds Bush is the largest Passivhaus development in London. The Cartwright Pickard-designed scheme uses the Kingspan TEK Cladding Panel to minimise U-values

CPD 11 2016: Structural insulated panels in cladding systems

4 May 2016

When used in external cladding systems, SIPs can help to reduce thermal transmittance and air-leakage rates. This CPD, sponsored by Kingspan Insulation, highlights the key design considerations

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How to order copies of WA100 2016

23 December 2015

Print and digital copies available to buy

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