Thursday24 July 2014


Kate Fletcher of Arup Associates: BD BIM Taskforce

BIM libraries - help or hinder?

There are plenty of drawbacks to relying on external libraries, argues Kate Fletcher

Hank Dittmar

An urbanist's view of the Stirling shortlist

Hank Dittmar says Haworth Tompkins’ Everyman Theatre best addresses its city location and deserves to win

Codesigning Space by TILT

Book Club review: CoDesigning Space

Superficially seductive, this guide to designing in partnership is ultimately disappointing, says Zac Carey

Hawkins Brown's airship port proposal

Heathrow's stairway to heaven

Forget their sci-fi image: airships really could be the answer for Heathrow in a post-airport future, says Hawkins Brown’s Darryl Chen

Zaha Hadid Architects' Aquatics Centre legacy mode

Who should win the Stirling Prize?

Vote for your favourite building on this year’s shortlist

Martin Wing, Shepherd Construction

Are we all on the same BIM page?

The full benefits of BIM won’t be realised until the industry understands what it is trying to achieve

One Commercial Street at Aldgate East, London, by Sigma Seifert Architects

Carbuncle Cup: One Commercial Street, by Sigma Seifert Architects

Flats on London’s City fringe are latest to be nominated

Concretopia book cover

Book Club review: Concretopia

Concretopia is brimming with knowledge, enthusiasm and opportunity.

Gillian Darley

The power of one

Individuals can move mountains, says Gillian Darley

John McAslan & Partners' Smithfield market plans

Now is the time to do right by Smithfield

Eric Pickles’ decision is good news for the market but its future is still uncertain, says Elizabeth Hopkirk

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

There are bigger issues for architects than Israel

RIBA is sidetracked by fighting the wrong battles, writes Amanda Baillieu

Mohamad Kassem of Teesside University

BIM to shape the future of the buildings of the past

How to use BIM for existing assets

East meets West: European and Chinese views of The Boss

A guide to working in China, by a Chinese architect

However well you think you know a country, something will always be ‘lost in translation’

David Shepherd, HOK's London BIM manager

Scarred by experience

Many need to be convinced by the BIM return

Martin Wing, Shepherd Construction

BIM – We must go back to go forward

Major behavioural change that stems from the first design stage is key to success, writes Martin Wing

Hank Dittmar

Seeing empty homes as an asset, not a liability

The UK can learn some lessons from Detroit’s struggle to recover from bankruptcy, writes Hank Dittmar

Kate Fletcher of Arup Associates: BD BIM Taskforce

The rise of the virtual model in meetings

Our hardware is catching up with the software, says Kate Fletcher of Arup Associates

Macquarie University Spatial Experience

UK universities can learn from Australian approach

Pilot scheme in Sydney shows how existing buildings can be revitalised, says Georgia Singleton

Blossom Street plan

Why public consultations are fooling no one

Susie Clapham is left frustrated by her attempts to engage the architects at a consultation evening

Central Park

The five greatest collaborations between architect and landscape architect

Ian Thompson, the author of a new book, Landscape Architecture: A Very Short Introduction, outlines his top five collaborations between architect and landscape designer

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