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Saturday30 April 2016

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

What the LSE's Saw Swee Hock can teach us about procuring brilliant buildings

25 April 2016

Pulling off a coup like O’Donnell & Tuomey’s Stirling finalist is not easy but the story is worth studying, says Simon Carne

Julia Park, head of research at Levitt Bernstein

Does the government have the sticking power for proper estate regeneration?

22 April 2016

Ministers want estates rebuilt as streets - yet they preside over a funding system that makes this unviable. Julia Park uncovers some cognitive dissonance

Tall Buildings

Boris Johnson: Assessing his legacy

13 April 2016

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

The European Commission in Brussels sets the procurement rules behind the OJEU framework

Would Brexit free us from OJEU hell?

17 March 2016

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

Women in architecture

Women in architecture: What difference does 40 years make?

8 March 2016

The results of an international survey on women in architecture make fascinating reading, says Yasmin Shariff

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

Client interview: How to impress Julian Robinson

11 January 2016

The LSE’s director of estates tells David Rogers why good architecture is important to universities – and how architects can catch his eye

Buccleuch House

Intergenerational housing: Side by side

9 December 2015

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

BIM

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

istock London

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

Zappos HQ, Las Vegas

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

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