Wednesday23 April 2014


Russell Curtis, director of RCKa

The choice was between flat-pack and Frank Gehry

Russell Curtis on why he’s convinced the time is finally right for his practice to embrace BIM


Welcome to the world of BIM

BD’s new BIM Taskforce will help architects navigate the complex landscape of technology, protocols and government requirements

David Miller Architects' Aldgate hotel

Why architects should engage with BIM before it’s too late

Architects need to move fast to avoid being marginalised, warns David Miller

David Shepherd, HOK's London BIM manager

What's it all about, IFC?

History teaches us that open file formats need to be handled with care, says David Shepherd

BIM Academy's third consecutive international Build Live competition win came after designing a convention centre in Sydney with a team of 63 people in eight cities across three continents

It's about having more than one smart person in the room

Britain - and Geordies in particular - are leading the way in BIM, says Sam Collard

Mohamad Kassem of Teesside University

Connecting designers, fabricators, builders and owners - and beyond

The potential of BIM is far greater than most of us realise, says Mohamad Kassem

Johnathan Munkley of Niven Architects

Is the client always right?

BIM allows architects to demonstrate the consequences of every choice, explains Johnathan Munkley

Kate Fletcher of Arup Associates: BD BIM Taskforce

Careful talk saves time and money

Kate Fletcher of Arup Associates on the importance of face-to-face communication for BIM

Manchester Central Library

We’re all ‘children of the municipal’

The best municipal enterprises exemplified sustainable values even more than sustainable buildings, writes Gillian Darley

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

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