Tuesday01 December 2015


BD's BIM survey: Clear gulf between attitudes of small and larger practices

20 November 2015

While big practices steam ahead with BIM, costs and doubts about its worth dog approach of small firms

manchester skyline

Why everyone is moving to Manchester

5 November 2015

Architects are behaving like there’s a gold rush going on in the north. David Rogers hears about the development opportunities and quality of life

The Royal Academy has launched the Urban Jigsaw competition to find ingenious architectural ideas for London's brownfield sites

How the Housing Bill is set to hammer another nail into the coffin of design

13 October 2015

US-style zoning will be introduced into the UK through legislation set to be published this week. With serious implications for design quality, shouldn’t we have discussed it first, asks David Blackman

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How architects' confidence in future workloads plummeted in a month

2 October 2015

Sky-high optimism among architects over the summer has tumbled. What is going on, asks David Rogers

Dance Base in Edinburgh by Malcolm Fraser Architects, shortlisted for the Stirling Prize

The death of a practice, out of the blue

27 August 2015

Malcolm Fraser Architects is the highest-profile firm to go under for some time. David Rogers reports

Bartlett cost model index

Cost model: Refurbishing the Bartlett

10 August 2015

When UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture outgrew its building a decision was needed on whether to demolish and rebuild, or radically refurbish it. The latter course was chosen

Andrew Barraclough

Getting the design information right is key to a successful tender

6 August 2015

Andrew Barraclough on what contractors typically ask of design when invited to tender and how BIM can help you avoid the flowerpot trap

London skyline

What has the coalition done for architecture?

29 April 2015

Ike Ijeh assesses the impact the coalition has had on architecture and how design has fared through the age of austerity

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How biophilic design brings in human benefits

3 March 2015

Designer, writer and television presenter Oliver Heath says companies should be embracing a design approach that puts the wellbeing of office workers at its core

Power in the union

Power in the Union

27 February 2015

It seems increasingly possible that the UK will vote to leave the EU in 2017. For many sustainability professionals, this would be a nightmare scenario

Julie Hirigoyen

The shape of things to come

26 February 2015

We can’t predict the future, but we can detect certain trends. Here are four that will fundamentally change the way we live

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Get happy: Wellbeing in buildings

23 February 2015

There is a strong body of evidence of the tangible ways that building design can improve wellbeing. Now an increasing number of major clients are realising that this is not just good for employees’ health – it’s good for business. Katie Puckett reports

New flats in Jätkäsaari, an emerging neighbourhood in Helsinki's central West Harbour area designed by Jukka Turtiainen Architects

Move over, Guggenheim

17 December 2014

Missed out on that shortlist? No problem. As Helsinki embarks on its biggest building programme in 200 years the opportunities for architects are far bigger than any single project, Elizabeth Hopkirk reports

Locations of contracts awarded in August

Home economics

26 September 2014

The recovery is still moving at a slow pace, driven mainly by housing, but August saw a year-on-year increase in construction awards. Michael Dall presents highlights of Barbour ABI’s latest monthly Economic & Construction Market Review, with a special focus on the commercial and retail sector

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Will the Hammersmith 'flyunder' take off?

11 April 2014

The latest tunnel project for west London will need to overcome enormous economic and infrastructural obstacles before it is delivered, says Ike Ijeh

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

‘It’s not just a breathing space, it’s a social space’

4 April 2014

Landscape architect James Corner has created a promenade of public play spaces dotted around the main venues of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Ike Ijeh speaks to the designer as the park re-opens to the public

Hempsted Green

Custom build: Give us the tools

25 March 2014

Once trumpeted as a way of raising housing output by as many as 50,000 homes a year, custom build was responsible for barely a fifth of that figure last year. So what’s the hold-up and can anything be done to reinvigorate the market?

Peter Rees

Peter Rees: 'I'm a one-off'

24 March 2014

Peter Rees’ 29 years as head of planning in the Square Mile have been nothing if not controversial. In his first interview since announcing his departure, he talks about his legacy of transforming the City

Royal Docks competition: Move the river

On the waterfront: Royal Docks green design competition

3 March 2014

Ecobuild and the Landscape Institute launched a competition for ideas on how to turn the Royal Docks into a green infrastructure space for east London. Thomas Lane reports on some of the top proposals


Where are architecture’s Bravehearts?

21 February 2014

Talk of independence omits Scotland’s built environment

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