T Lane

Is offsite construction a threat or opportunity?

The housing shortage, skills shortages and the cumbersome nature of construction could herald an offsite revolution. It could be good news for architects argues Thomas Lane

November BD

BD Digital Edition - November 2016

7 December 2016

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

St Peter's Cardross in dereliction

The tragic myth of Scotland's modernist masterpiece

As a ruin, Gillespie, Kidd & Coia’s Cardross Seminary has become a cult object. But the folklore obscures a much richer story, argues the author of a definitive new book

Holy Trinity Primary School, Dalston

Holy Trinity Primary School, London by Rock Townsend

1 December 2016

A lack of space means that many new schools in London are built within residential schemes and lack a visual expression of their own

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Citizen M Tower of London axometric diagram

Manufacturing the future

Architects shouldn’t be frightened off by Mark Farmer’s calls for modern methods of construction - they should see it a new opportunity for creativity

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Book Club review: Big Saves: Heroic transformations of great landmarks

Benjamin Fallows thinks this book’s ‘pamphlety’ delivery obscures its important message on conservation


Glazing Vision’s box rooflights unlock roof space and add value to city properties

Box rooflights for access

26 October 2016

Glazing Vision’s box rooflights unlock roof space and add value to city properties

Cottrell and Vermeulen receive their Architect of the Year Award from Stephen Fry

AYAs entry deadline extended

Closing date for submissions for the annual architecture extravaganza extended until December 5

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.

Garden House by Hayhurst & Co

More finalists for House of Year revealed

9 December 2016

Winner due next week

Architect's drawing board.

Architects' confidence grows

9 December 2016

But London practices remain the most cautious, latest Future Trends survey says

Berkeley Green Skills Centre, by Hewitt Studios

Hewitt Studios showcases 'reborn' nuclear facility

9 December 2016

Architect converts former engineering hall into skills centre for South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

Julia Park contributes to a London Assembly Housing Committee debate on 6 December 2016

RIBA housing lead rails at 'bonkers' micro-housing rules

8 December 2016

London Assembly session told squeezed space requirements won’t deliver cheaper homes

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Zaha Hadid Science Museum

Zaha Hadid's Science Museum maths gallery opens

8 December 2016

Scheme is part of wider revamp of central London institution

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London Bridge lights by Leo Villareal and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands scoops Illuminated River contest

8 December 2016

David Adjaye, Amanda Levete and Diller Scofidio & Renfro among those beaten for central London bridges scheme

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Architect struck off for hanging on to overpayment

8 December 2016

Arb says Cristobal Mendoza Cruz displayed “an entrenched and severe lack of integrity”

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Rogers Barangaroo South

RSHP's Sydney tower scheme completes

8 December 2016

Work is part of Barangaroo development

Fish Island Village

Works start for Haworth Tompkins' Hackney Wick scheme

8 December 2016

Canalside blocks set to deliver 408 homes, new workspace and squares

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Renzo Piano's Paddington Cube

Heritage groups' opposition falls on deaf ears as Piano's Paddington Cube OK'd

7 December 2016

Westminster hails plans as ‘game changer’ and calls Piano ‘one of the greats’

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BD’s WA100 survey launched

2017 questionnaire now open for entries

Latest data

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Barbour ABI's November market review is out now

24 November 2016

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

At Beaumont, a Country and Coast Homes development in Exeter, CX cavity lintels from Catnic supported the sharp, unusual shape of the buildings

CPD 22 2016: Specifying steel lintels

29 November 2016

Correct specification and installation is critical to the performance of a steel lintel. This CPD, sponsored by Catnic, outlines the main points to consider

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