The disused Folkestone Harbour railway station remains a testimony to the countless travellers who have passed through the town

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People once flocked to Folkestone. Amanda Baillieu wonders whether an empty, windswept site holds the key to turning the end-of-the-line town in Kent back into a destination.

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BD student columnist Eleanor Jolliffe

Housing the UK is an opportunity not a crisis

We have enough homes but they’re owned by the wrong people, argues BD’s student columnist

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Julia Park, head of research at Levitt Bernstein

What the housing standards review means for architects

As the government unveils nationwide space and security standards, Julia Park considers what’s good – and what remains to be done

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Copenhagen Harbour Baths by JDS Architects

Water world

Exhibition explores architects’ ideas for urban river swimming

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South Bank Tower

South Bank Tower: Going through the roof

Faced with the task of adding an extra 11 storeys to its structure, the engineering team working on London’s South Bank Tower has found an innovative way to extend its height without the need for additional foundations or a dramatic redesign. Ike Ijeh takes a look.

RSHP's Leadenhall Building

The Leadenhall Building by Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners

RSHP’s Leadenhall Building – or Cheesegrater – which has just completed its shell and core stage, is an exhilarating skyscraper that does more than any other to open itself up to the public. But Ike Ijeh says it’s a shame that it merely adds to the chaos of London’s skyline

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Broadwater Farm Inclusive Campus

Broadwater Farm Inclusive Campus by Gollifer Langston Architects

The procurement method was instrumental in the success of a highly bespoke project combining two schools on one inner-city site

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Royal College of Physicians

How they did it back then

10 September 2014

Visitors to the new Lasdun exhibition at the Royal College of Physicians will envy the relationship between client and architect, says Paul McGrath

Edwin Smith at the RIBA

Edwin Smith retrospective at the RIBA

2 September 2014

Exhibition will feature over 100 original photographs

Woolwich1

Just how did Woolwich Central get planning? (by the man who gave it)

4 September 2014

Councillors fell for promises that the brief was never going to deliver, says Alex Grant

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Woolwich2

It's time architects admitted their role in Carbuncles

4 September 2014

Architects and planners have to take the blame, writes Ike Ijeh

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The Carbuncle cup

Carbuncle Cup 2014 winner announced

3 September 2014

Sheppard Robson’s Woolwich Central is voted the overwhelming winner, writes Thomas Lane

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The disused Folkestone Harbour railway station remains a testimony to the countless travellers who have passed through the town

Point of departure

18 September 2014

People once flocked to Folkestone. Amanda Baillieu wonders whether an empty, windswept site holds the key to turning the end-of-the-line town in Kent back into a destination.

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CPD

Fibre cement slate cladding can provide a smooth, continuous building envelope, as on this house in Belgium where Marley Eternit's Vertigo range was specified

CPD 20 2014: Fibre cement slate cladding

Fibre cement is a strong, durable material used in a number of internal and external construction applications. Our latest CPD module, sponsored by Marley Eternit, will examine the use of fibre cement slates for cladding

careers feature

Going from over here to over there

11 September 2014

Global construction is set to boom over the next decade, so where are UK construction consultants most in demand?

Kate Fletcher of Arup Associates: BD BIM Taskforce

Is laser scanning a utopian solution for surveying buildings?

Drawings of existing buildings are often out of date, which is where laser scanning comes in

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Kate Fletcher of Arup Associates: BD BIM Taskforce

Sticking to the BIM specifics

Trying to keep it simple is the best way, says Kate Fletcher

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Russell Curtis

Don't mistake the means for the end

BIM is useful but don’t let the software dictate the design, says Russell Curtis

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The Lynden Pindling International Airport, Nassau

Market sectors top 10 2014: Infrastructure

The top architectural firms in the infrastructure sector, ranked by fee income

HOK, New Songdo, South Korea

Market sectors top 10 2014: Offices

The top architectural firms in the office buildings sector, ranked by fee income

NBBJ and HKS' Royal Liverpool Hospital

Market sectors top 10 2014: Hospitality

The top architectural firms in the hospitality sector, ranked by fee income

Framed In Steel video series

Derby Arena: see the latest video in the 'Framed In Steel' series

FaulknerBrowns, Arup and Bowmer & Kirkland discuss the design and build of the £25 million Derby Arena and highlight why steel was chosen for the Midlands' first multi-sports arena which is scheduled to open in November 2014

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