Tuesday25 July 2017


Helen Hayes

Helen Hayes MP: The politics of planning

23 November 2016

Helen Hayes is the Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood in south London and she is also the only planner sitting in Parliament. Switching to politics in 2010 she shares her views on communities, Brexit and Trump.

Ben Derbyshire

Ben Derbyshire: How architects can claw their way back up the supply chain

9 September 2016

In his first big interview, RIBA president elect Ben Derbyshire talks about his plans to turn everything around, from architects’ professional standing to the institute itself - and the disengaged membership who didn’t vote for him

RIBA president Stephen Hodder

Stephen Hodder: 'I want to focus on a few small things and deliver them well'

6 September 2013

New RIBA president is not promising fireworks, just carefully judged reform.

Brasilia, Brazil National Museum

"Architects always seem pretty uncomfortable with feelings"

9 August 2013

Richard J Williams, whose latest book Sex and Buildings explains how progressive sexual attitudes manifest themselves in architecture, talks to BD about procreation, repression and why co-housing is sexy

Andrés Duany

Andrés Duany and the new enlightenment

20 June 2013

Andrés Duany is trying to import his radical view of urbanism from Miami to the Moray Firth. Ellis Woodman met him

Ian Simpson

Ian Simpson: How I lost millions in unpaid fees

9 May 2013

When the recession hit, one of the UK’s leading architects had to battle to keep his best projects. Now he’s firmly back on track – with a notable Urban Splash recruit in tow

Peter Zumthor

Peter Zumthor: Wisdom of the mountain man

30 January 2013

The enigmatic yet widely revered Peter Zumthor will collect his RIBA Royal Gold Medal next week. He’s earned it.


6a Architects: 'It's a process with a past and a future'

19 November 2012

For 6a Architects, ‘refurb’ is simply adding a layer to a building’s history


Assemble's team building is a glimpse of the future

7 November 2012

With the completion of its first permanent project, is Assemble emerging as a new model for architectural practice?

Alan Stanton and Paul Williams

Stanton Williams: ‘We’ve never wanted to be typecast’

24 September 2012

Stanton Williams brings its unique approach to a wide range of sectors

London Consolidation Crew

High on property: The Shard's "urban explorers"

12 July 2012

A band of young “urban explorers” get their kicks from breaking into and secretly scaling buildings such as the Shard. Could yours be next?

Anise Gallery

Visualising a future in art

14 October 2013

The up-and-coming Anise Gallery was born out of an architectural collaboration

Lenton flats in Nottingham

"There’s a generation shift occurring in our assessment of modernist architecture"

23 August 2013

BD talks to Michiel van Iersel, Mark Minkjan and Tim Verlaan, founders of Failed Architecture

Glenn Howells’ Poole development for McCarthy and Stone.

Making room for the baby boomers

1 July 2013

McCarthy & Stone is taking a new look at old age

Charles Correa

Charles Correa: ‘Globalisation — that’s a joke’

16 May 2013

A ‘cookie-cutting’ approach to working internationally only diminishes architects, says Charles Correa

Mel Dodd

Mel Dodd: The new boss at Central Saint Martins

2 April 2013

Hemisphere-hopping Mel Dodd plans to shake things up in her new role at Central Saint Martins

Alison Brooks

Profile: Alison Brooks, the architect in residence

16 January 2013 | Updated: 17 January 2013

The sector may lack glamour, but Architect of the Year winner Alison Brooks wants her housing to change lives

George Ferguson

George Ferguson: the red-trousered philanthropist

9 November 2012

Next Thursday Bristol will elect a city mayor. But can George Ferguson win on an independent ticket?

DMA’s Bankside Hilton.

Dexter Moren: ‘Hotels are complex animals’

22 October 2012

The architect explains how he fell into the specialism that made his practice’s worldwide name

David Chipperfield

David Chipperfield: Fanfare for the common ground

23 August 2012

David Chipperfield has found curating the Venice Biennale stressful. Not only are there more than 100 participants, but his agenda has rubbed up against architects’ giant egos

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