Saturday28 March 2015

Morphosis' Vals tower

Swiss skyscraper leaves Zumthor speechless

27 March 2015

Morphosis reveals images of Europe’s tallest tower… 1,200m up in the Alps


Proctor and Matthews heads up Peabody's Thamesmead team

27 March 2015

Dutch practice Mecanoo also working on masterplan

David Cameron and Nick Clegg

Election dents architects' confidence

27 March 2015

RIBA workload survey slips ahead of May vote

Alexandra Palace, north London Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Ally Pally revamp gets funding tonic

27 March 2015

Scheme by Feilden Clegg Bradley bags £19m lottery award

DRDH Architecture's concert hall and library in Bodo, Norway

Stormen Concert Hall, Bodø, Norway by DRDH Architects

27 March 2015

A three-auditorium concert hall was tasked not only with complementing the character of this Norwegian town, but navigating the acoustic challenges that come with a multi-purpose space

Stride Treglown student flats Cardiff

Cardiff OK for Stride Treglown student flats

27 March 2015

Work to finish in 2017

Brandon Lewis, housing and planning minister

Share architects and planners, minister tells councils

26 March 2015

Local authorities should join forces to beef up planning departments, says Brandon Lewis

Aerial photograph of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas on Tristan da Cunha

Design competition for world's remotest inhabited island

26 March 2015

Ideas sought for future of hamlet known as Edinburgh of the Seven Seas

NW Bicester

Farrells gets green light for 2,600 Bicester homes

26 March 2015

Outline planning for eco-town development

Belsize Architects - Saudi project in Dhahran

Belsize's biggest project so far blooms in the desert

26 March 2015

Mixed-use project aspires to improve expanding Saudi town’s streetscape

Next, Southampton by Stanton Williams

Next, Southampton by Stanton Williams

26 March 2015

Can Stanton Williams work its magic on the most depressing of building typologies, the out-of-town shopping centre? Ike Ijeh is prepared to buy it

SelgasCano's Serpentine Pavilion - day render

First look at SelgasCano's Serpentine Pavilion

25 March 2015

Madrid architect’s colourful chrysalis pays homage to 15 years of commissions

Polyark III students

RIBA agrees biggest shake-up in architectural education for 50 years

25 March 2015

From zero to Arb in seven years

Farrell's London - Gatwick airport with second runway

Worries grow that election could sink airport expansion plans

25 March 2015

Hung parliament could derail major infrastructure projects, KPMG warns

ARB logo

Architect hit with £2k fine after listed building consent blunder

25 March 2015

Welsh architect found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct by Arb

Central Library Bristol

Mackenzie Wheeler gets OK for work at Holden landmark

25 March 2015

Part of Grade I listed library to be turned into free school

Barn in Yorkshire Dales

Barn conversions? Read the advice first

25 March 2015

New advice governing the process of barn conversions comes into force on April 1. Jeremy Lake, historic environment intelligence analyst at Historic England, the new name for English Heritage, explains what architects need to know

Boxpark Croydon

BDP lands Croydon deal

25 March 2015

Firm behind latest Boxpark pop-up shopping mall

Grafton's proposal for Kingston University

Shock as Grafton's first UK scheme is thrown out

24 March 2015

£55m Kingston University project likened to WWII flak tower

Setting of the Vienna Museum (left) on Karlplatz

Vienna Museum launches £100,000 open design contest

24 March 2015

Museum stands on one of city’s most prestigious squares

Adjaye Hallmark House index

Adjaye's South Africa flats plan

24 March 2015

Work to finish next year

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Theis & Khan join dRMM in chase for Kent competition

24 March 2015

Five shortlisted in RIBA competition for Sevenoaks community centre

BD student columnist Eleanor Jolliffe

Sexism is not the issue for Generation Y

24 March 2015

The real inequalities in architecture are race and class, which is where the RIBA’s #SeeMeJoinMe campaign should focus

LDA Design Cambridge

LDA's Cambridge masterplan gets thumbs-up

24 March 2015

Scheme developed with Cambridge University

Edwin Maxwell Fry - Jane Drew book cover

Book Club Review: The Architecture of Edwin Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew

23 March 2015

It might be history, but this book can be read as a blueprint for architects working today, writes Nicholas de Klerk

Sadie Morgan

HS2 sets up design review panel

23 March 2015

Sadie Morgan in charge of group looking at design including stations


'Give us an icon,' Cardiff cable car champion tells architects

23 March 2015

£120m plan will put Cardiff on map, business leader adds

Design for the Garden Bridge

Vaizey backs garden bridge as 'money well spent'

23 March 2015

Architecture minister admits Heatherwick’s scheme is ‘controversial’

NatWest Tower John Madin

Madin tower demolition stalled after councillors' worries

23 March 2015

Fears grow over empty site once building torn down

Anderson Bell Christie's Shields Centre in East Pollokshields

Anderson Bell Christie's Glasgow health centre completes

23 March 2015

Shields Centre part of bigger community project

Brandon Lewis, housing and planning minister

Profession welcomes architecture's Whitehall 'promotion'

20 March 2015

‘We need to ensure housing and planning policy are more closely aligned with good architecture,’ says planning minister

Child Graddon Lewis vertical village in Manchester

Child Graddon Lewis grabs next tranche of Granada Studios work

20 March 2015

Architect appointed to design ‘vertical village’ within £1bn Manchester regeneration

Populous' winning design for Bristol Arena

Populous pulls off £91m Bristol Arena win

20 March 2015

Sports architect working with local practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios


Can BIM put architects back in control of projects?

20 March 2015

Amanda Birch looks at how a widespread roll-out of BIM could offer architects the chance of a more central role on projects

New York skyline

US work indicator edges back into black

20 March 2015

Positive score returns at US billings index after first drop in 10 months

barbour report logo

Barbour ABI's March market review is out now

19 March 2015

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

Ed Vaizey

Government to elevate architecture into 'ministry with clout'

19 March 2015

Architecture will move from culture department to communities after election

BD Debate on housing at Ecobuild. L-r: Alison Brooks, Martyn Evans, Hank Dittmar, Wayne Hemingway, Elizabeth Hopkirk

BD TV: Quality housing fit for 21st-century living - why can't we get it right? Video

19 March 2015

In this excerpt from one of BD’s key debates at the Ecobuild conference, Wayne Hemingway and Hank Dittmar discuss the state of housing in the UK

The Ship Grimshaw

Fate of Grimshaw building hangs in balance

19 March 2015

Heritage campaigners press for listing decision this month as Plymouth council hands it a 25 day lifeline

 Photographic Architecture book cover

Book Club Review: Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century

19 March 2015

Rare pictures of Hunstanton School are one of the highlights of this otherwise scholarly book, says Nicholas Vaughan Roberts

St Paul's Cathedral

Budget round-up and reaction

19 March 2015

Budget ‘won’t do nearly enough to tackle housing crisis’, says Hodder

Royal Opera House Stanton Williams

Stanton Williams' Royal Opera House revamp set to begin

19 March 2015

Start date later this year after Westminster OK


Dole figure falls again

19 March 2015

Lowest number signing on since April 2008

RSHP's winning proposal for the LSE's Global Centre for Social Sciences - Team E

Rogers, Fletcher Priest and Wilkinson Eyre schemes OK'd

18 March 2015

Slew of planning decisions see LSE and Crossrail jobs given green light

Robin Hood Gardens

Hodge scoffs at latest attempt to list Robin Hood Gardens

18 March 2015

‘Try living there,’ says Labour MP who was architecture minister when she refused to list Smithsons’ estate

103 Colmore Row

Replacement for 'ugly' Madin tower revealed

18 March 2015

London practice Doone Silver behind Birmingham proposal

Gary Neville index

Gary Neville and Make give it another go

18 March 2015

Footballer who hired and fired Tellytubby architect picks it for £140m commercial job

Leegate shopping centre Maccreanor

Maccreanor Lavington draws up overhaul of 60s shopping centre

18 March 2015

Campbell Architects also working on south-east London revamp


London should look to Paris for inspiration

18 March 2015

Mipim showed our booming capital still has much to learn, says Amanda Baillieu

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