Thursday17 April 2014


Mole Architecture's Hsinchu apartments in Taiwan: elevation

How a small practice won its biggest job

Mole Architecture, a small Cambridge practice, is designing an entire resort in Taiwan. Principal Meredith Bowles on a risk that paid off

David Gray outside his National Sea Training Centre at Gravesend

David Gray: a life of architecture, landscape and camaraderie

Peter Salter on his friend and former colleague who ‘cared hugely about architecture and the development of the talent of those that made it’

Ali Sagharchi, the chairman of the Traditional Architects Group

Farrell's critics 'are missing the point'

The Farrell Review is bigger than Rogers’ Towards an Urban Renaissance, argues Alireza Sagharchi

CGI of future London, from Waterloo Bridge at 10pm. Part of the NLA London's Growing Up exhibition

Sky’s the limit — if we get the planning right

Towers have the virtue of shock, but they may not be the worst we’ve done to our cities, says Owen Hatherley

Carole-Anne Davies, CEO Design Commission for Wales

Wales offers a virtual model for Farrell's 'urban rooms'

The Design Commission for Wales’ new website aims to empower communities, says Carole-Anne Davies


Croydon: 'What the rest of Britain can learn from us'

Croydon was singled out in the Farrell Review as an exemplar of the proactive approach to planning. Mike Kiely, the borough’s director of planning and building control, explains why

Matthew Lloyd Architects' St David's Holloway Church: church hall

Praying for change

‘Church intensification’ is extending the life of these important community buildings, says Matthew Lloyd

Terry Farrell and Ed Vaizey launch consultation

Farrell Review: the response

Leading figures in the profession give their reaction to the Farrell Review

New London Architecture CGI

Is the tall tower debate all out of proportion?

We have got our knickers well and truly twisted over towers. The latest campaign to save London’s skyline is targeted at rich foreigners not poor planning or sloppy architecture, says Amanda Baillieu

A history of division and conflict: The Old City of Jerusalem, including the Dome of the Rock, seen through coils of razor wire.

Palestine doesn't need the RIBA

The RIBA’s pointless actions are sowing division and discord, says Ike Ijeh

Ebbsfleet International

Ebbsfleet could be something special

Kent town needs to be redesigned — but not as a garden suburb, says Hank Dittmar

Boris Johnson addresses Citizens UK at the CLT groundbreaking in Mile End last week.

'How we can sell one-bed flats in London for less than £150k'

Former East London Community Land Trust director Dave Smith explains the thinking behind the pioneering housing project

General Sisi posters in Cairo

The writing’s on the wall

Egyptian buildings have a language all their own, says Gillian Darley

Sainsbury's Greenwich

Would the loss of Sainsbury’s eco-store be a blow for sustainability?

The building’s architect Paul Hinkin argues for preservation, but Robert Park says the idea of sustainability is changing

BD covers

As ever, the changing face of BD reflects the industry

Whether in print or online, BD has always been at the heart of the debate, says Ellis Woodman

What would Cedric Price make of it all?

Price poked fun at earnest campaigners who mourned the passing of his building, recalls Amanda Baillieu

John McAslan & Partners' Smithfield market plans

Is the McAslan scheme the right one for Smithfield?

Is an office complex really best for the former market site?

Palace of Westminster

Why the Houses of Parliament need a reshuffle

Nathan Silver offers a radical reworking of the circulation around the Palace of Westminster


Flickrs of interest amid the perfection

The truly democratic expression of architectural media is on the photo-sharing site, says Owen Hatherley

Greg Barker at Ecobuild 2014

Green Deal will need more than extra funds to thrive

Politicians must commit to tax breaks if programme is to address its huge shortfall, says Ellis Woodman

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