The architecture of the 2012 Olympics had to do more than provide an awe-inspiring home for the Games: it was meant to provide a foundation for the regeneration of a blighted area of the capital. Four years on, Ike Ijeh reports on whether it has succeeded
What are priorities of the new secretary of state and housing minister likely to be?
The EU referendum brought home the political divisions between various parts of the UK. The inspired regeneration of a once deprived ex-mining town in Fife shows how architecture can help resolve them.
BD columnist and developer Martyn Evans surveys the scene as clients, investors and contractors try to make sense of the referendum fallout
The idea to pedestrianise Oxford Street, Europe’s busiest shopping street, has been kicked about for decades without any action ever taking solid form. With signs new London mayor Sadiq Khan has made this his pet project, Ike Ijeh looks at how feasible the transformation would be
The Goodsyard was put on hold when departing mayor Boris Johnson deferred the decision. It now falls at the feet of Sadiq Khan, in what could set a precedent for the new mayor’s planning policy.
London’s new mayor Sadiq Khan has the mother of all in-trays to contend with - everything from housing to Heathrow, Crossrail 2 to controversial planning decisions
What happens to an architectural practice when an inspirational founder dies? Ike Ijeh looks at the precedents
Pulling off a coup like O’Donnell & Tuomey’s Stirling finalist is not easy but the story is worth studying, says Simon Carne
Ministers want estates rebuilt as streets - yet they preside over a funding system that makes this unviable. Julia Park uncovers some cognitive dissonance
As the eight-year tenure of the mayor of London draws to a close, many Londoners have mixed feelings about the changes he has wrought on their city
Architects have played down the effect that a vote for Britain to leave the EU this summer would have on the profession, but its impact on procurement could make a big difference
The results of an international survey on women in architecture make fascinating reading, says Yasmin Shariff
The LSE’s director of estates tells David Rogers why good architecture is important to universities – and how architects can catch his eye
One answer to the question of how to house the rapidly ageing UK population is to use an intergenerational model, that mixes housing for all ages, from young to old
While big practices steam ahead with BIM, costs and doubts about its worth dog approach of small firms
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
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
Sky-high optimism among architects over the summer has tumbled. What is going on, asks David Rogers
Malcolm Fraser Architects is the highest-profile firm to go under for some time. David Rogers reports