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Housing Design Awards 2019: The winners

This year’s completed scheme winners and the Housing Design Awards 2019 overall winner

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Ike Ijeh on the 2019 Stirling Prize shortlist

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BD’s architecture critic on this year’s six contenders

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Housing Design Awards 2019: Uncompleted scheme winners

This year’s winners take a smart approach to densification that shows how to provide quality living space in constrained sites

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BD Digital Edition - June 2019

Highlights from June in a magazine format

Building Studies

  • Building Study: James Simon Galerie, Berlin, by David Chipperfield

  • Building Study: Churchill College housing, Cambridge, by Cottrell & Vermeulen

  • Ike Ijeh’s verdict: Junya Ishigami’s Serpentine Pavilion

  • Building Study: Drayton Green Church, by Piercy & Company

  • Building Study: Bracken House, London, by John Robertson Architects

  • Building Study: The Ray, Farringdon, by AHMM

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Jamie Fobert: ‘Our AYA win feels like a new beginning’

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Gallery: Pictures from BD’s Architect of the Year Awards

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Jamie Fobert crowned Architect of the Year

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Full list of winners from BD’s Architect of the Year Awards 2019

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In the eye of the beholder?

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David Rudlin tries to pin down some slippery concepts

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Planning reform is not just about money

2019-07-12T06:00:00+01:00By Nicholas Boys Smith

There are other ways to ease the pressures on planning capacity, says Nicholas Boys Smith of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission

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Cities are complex. Developers need the courage to embrace that

2019-07-11T06:00:00+01:00

If we are to make really interesting places it will take collaboration - and risk, says Martyn Evans

Julia Park

Theresa May’s attempt to create a legacy is too little, too late

2019-07-09T06:00:00+01:00By Julia Park

But the departing PM’s eleventh-hour announcements on housing might have given us just enough to build on. So let’s get on with it, says Julia Park

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It’s in your commercial interests – and a moral duty – to protect your staff’s minds

2019-07-02T06:00:00+01:00By Eleanor Jolliffe2 comments

Too many practices still treat their greatest asset with contempt, says Eleanor Jolliffe

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Technical Study: North West Cambridge housing by Stanton Williams

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The architect’s first affordable housing creates a sense of intimacy while complying with tough daylight regulations, writes Elizabeth Hopkirk

Inspirations

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Amin Taha’s inspiration: Pergamon Altar, Museum Island, Berlin

2019-07-05T06:00:00+01:00

The architect returns to a glorious Greek altar from his childhood and reflects on the questions its long history raises

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Housing Design Awards 2019: The winners

This year’s completed scheme winners and the Housing Design Awards 2019 overall winner

Ike ijeh serious

Ike Ijeh on the 2019 Stirling Prize shortlist

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BD’s architecture critic on this year’s six contenders

Housing Design Awards 2019 good neighbour award Abode Phase2_05_CMYK

Housing Design Awards 2019: Uncompleted scheme winners

This year’s winners take a smart approach to densification that shows how to provide quality living space in constrained sites

Nicholas Boys Smith

Planning reform is not just about money

There are other ways to ease the pressures on planning capacity, says Nicholas Boys Smith of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission

Digital

What if Google built your house?

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Flavio Tejada predicts a future in which emerging technologies transform the built environment – and construction

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Why American universities are in thrall to the Oxbridge quad

Some questionable motivations lie behind the design staple, says the author of a new book on the subject

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A new age of council housebuilding is dawning

Mark Swenarton on what we need to learn from the Homes Fit for Heroes programme a century ago

Tom Brooksbank

We need a spatial strategy to heal the pain behind Brexit

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Britain’s failure to take regional planning seriously is a dereliction of duty that has led to our polarised economy, argues Tom Brooksbank

Virginia Newman is a director of KSR Architects and the RIBA mental health champion

Where is architecture’s Stephen Fry?

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We need a high-profile architect to speak out about their mental health struggles, says Virginia Newman

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How to stop stack effect whistling through your buildings

Cold drafts, howling winds and banging doors can be avoided with careful planning

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How to run the perfect design competition

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Architectural contests are a minefield to get right. Alan Berman has been on both sides of the fence, as architect and advisor

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