ZHA Port House Antwerp

Antwerp Port House, by Zaha Hadid Architects

28 September 2016

Zaha Hadid Architects’ spaceship-like extension over the Belgian port’s old fire station is, the practice claims, a response to the site’s context and history. Ike Ijeh is unconvinced


One million homes by 2020: Can it be done?

The government wants to see one million homes built in England by 2020, but while some housing experts think a little tinkering will get us there, others countenance a far more radical plan

The Smile

Is hardwood the future of timber construction?

As Alison Brooks Architects’ gravity-defying installation at the London Design Festival shows off the structural benefits of cross-laminated hardwood, Amanda Birch examines the growing uptake of CLT solutions


Comar gave this student hall façade form as well as function

Comar gave this student hall façade form as well as function

14 September 2016

How Comar Systems were used in the development of the University of Birmingham’s new student accommodation

Martyn Evans

Can we justify stand-alone libraries any more?

John McAslan’s Camberwell library is a beautifully considered building but with a price tag of £2m perhaps it should have been part of a mixed-use scheme

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Lincoln Plaza, London

Carbuncle Cup 2016 winner: Video tour Video

8 September 2016

A walk around Lincoln Plaza in London’s Docklands

Carbuncle Cup 2016

Why Lincoln Plaza won the Carbuncle Cup

7 September 2016

Lincoln Plaza has won the 2016 Carbuncle Cup and is yet another shameful indictment of bad planning as well as bad architecture

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BD August

BD Digital Edition - August 2016

5 September 2016

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

Herman Hertzberger

Why can’t architects write in a language normal people can understand?

A good book on a great architect is let down by its impenetrable prose, laments Balazs Endrodi

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Hawkins Brown University of Central Lancashire

Hawkins Brown trumps rivals to land Preston student centre

28 September 2016

Scheme for University of Central Lancashire to complete in 2019

HLM Architects' Swanley scheme for U+I

U+I appointed architects for 1,000 build-to-rent homes

28 September 2016

Plans for £250m worth of rental homes in Kent and Surrey

Chester Northgate's Market Square by ACME

Green light for Acme's £300m Chester cultural quarter

28 September 2016

Chester Northgate development will see shops, restaurants and leisure facilities

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Upper Orwell Crossings, Ipswich

Foster's and Wilkinson Eyre lead chase for Ipswich bridge

27 September 2016

Winner on RIBA organised competition due early next year

Richard Meier & Partners - Engel & Völkers HQ - HafenCity - Hamburg

Richard Meier wins planning for HafenCity tower

27 September 2016

US architect beat Foster and Hadid to Hamburg job

Make's Wynyard Place scheme

Make launches Sydney office

27 September 2016

Practice launches Down Under after string of project wins

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Sheppard Robson's New Victoria Manchester

Manchester's New Victoria scheme gets green light

27 September 2016

Sheppard Robson wins planning for £185m mixed-use development in city centre

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Philip Webb's Red Barns in Redcar

Bid to rescue Philip Webb's threatened Redcar gem

26 September 2016

Architectural competition for childhood home of Gertrude Bell could follow feasibility study by Purcell

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London skyline

Arup 'to cut London jobs'

26 September 2016

Firm set to make 90 redundancies, according to report

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Dubai Expo Grimshaw design

Grimshaw to design Dubai Expo's sustainability pavilion

26 September 2016

Practice lined up to design pavilion for 2020 World Expo

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BD’s WA100 survey launched

2017 questionnaire now open for entries

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Barbour ABI's September market review is out now

22 September 2016

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

Celotex insulation is added to a new flat roof installation

CPD 16 2016: Insulating flat roofs

16 September 2016

The correct insulation specification is critical to the success of any flat roof installation. This CPD module, sponsored by Celotex, outlines the main points to consider

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.

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