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Tom Brooksbank

Young British architects have nothing to fear from Brexit

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Tom Brooksbank outlines five reasons to look forward to a future outside the EU

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Why Kevin McCloud is my hero

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The best way to make developers care about good design is by educating consumers to demand it, writes Martyn Evans

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BD Digital Edition - January 2019

2019-02-01T07:00:00+00:00

Highlights from January in a magazine format

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WA100 2019: The big list

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View a table of this year’s top 100 architects

Technical Feature

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Technical Study: Floating church, London

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Denizen Works explains how VW Campervans and an organ bellows inspired a highly unusual place of worship

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Building Studies

  • Building Study: Dancy House, Marlborough, by Allies and Morrison

  • Ageing gracefully: Restorations which retain historical decay

  • Building Study: Clapham School, London, by Cottrell and Vermeulen

  • Building Study: Blackfriars Circus, London, by Maccreanor Lavington

  • Building Study: Welsh Streets, Liverpool, by MCAU

  • Building Study: Charlie Bigham’s, Somerset, by Feilden Fowles

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2019-02-18T17:13:00+00:00Sponsored by Futurebuild

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Martyn Evans index

Why Kevin McCloud is my hero

2019-02-21T07:00:00+00:00By Martyn Evans8 comments

The best way to make developers care about good design is by educating consumers to demand it, writes Martyn Evans

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Diller Scofidio & Renfro’s concert hall has been set up to fail

2019-02-15T07:00:00+00:00By 9 comments

Britain is incapable of proactively planning for major projects, says Ike Ijeh

Mark Middleton

It's time to put Nicholas Grimshaw in the spotlight

2019-02-14T07:00:00+00:00By Mark Middleton6 comments

As the architect receives the RIBA Royal Gold Medal, Mark Middleton reflects on his mentor’s place in the canon

Julia Park

Grappling with the London Plan examination requires stamina

2019-02-12T07:00:00+00:00By Julia Park4 comments

Julia Park explains how to engage - so you can influence the shape of London without giving up your day job

Ben Flatman

Brexit is about English nationalism. It won’t be settled until we build a new English parliament, anywhere but London

2019-02-07T07:00:00+00:00By Ben Flatman16 comments

Flailing politicians need to grasp the country’s need for a radically new constitutional and architectural settlement

Eleanor Jolliffe

Pay is not the only area of discrimination we should be judging practices on

2019-02-05T07:00:00+00:00By Eleanor Jolliffe3 comments

Workplace inequality comes in many forms

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Where now for CLT?

2019-02-01T07:00:00+00:00By Thomas Lane1 comments

The CLT ban could damage investor confidence in modern methods of construction

Inspirations

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Je Ahn’s inspiration: Tongdosa temple complex, South Korea

2019-01-09T07:00:00+00:00

Studio Weave co-founder finds himself continually drawn back to a place he first encountered as a child

Tom Brooksbank

Young British architects have nothing to fear from Brexit

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Tom Brooksbank outlines five reasons to look forward to a future outside the EU

Making It Happen RIBA exhibition poster. Graphics by Dan Cottrell

Papering over the cracks of a burnt-out, bought-out society

RIBA’s community architecture exhibition could be a creative celebration of the human spirit but somehow fails to ignite Phil Pawlett Jackson

Andy von Bradksy

Congratulations on your new job. Here’s what we think you should do

The government’s new head of architecture has his work cut out to actually make a difference, says the RIBA

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London's new £288m symphony hall and why concert halls are so often late and over budget

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Will Diller Scofidio & Renfro’s planned Centre for Music face the problems that dog so many major cultural projects?

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With skills like yours, you shouldn’t be working for an architect

Businesses that stitch design into their DNA are the most successful, but they need help. Isn’t it time you applied?

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Can we design some Danish ‘hygge’ into our housing?

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The housing crisis is not just about numbers. Petra Marko finds inspiration as she cycles round Copenhagen

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Brexit, architects and immigration

Richard Harrison gives the ACA’s perspective

Michael Tsoukaris

Why more architects should be planners

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The RIBA needs to do much more to support people who make the move, argues Michael Tsoukaris

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Analysis: When will we see wooden skyscrapers?

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Timber frames have begun to break into commercial and higher-rise uses thanks to technological breakthroughs. Ike Ijeh speaks to the pioneers

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Young people are more pro-development - but you won't find them at a public consultation

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To engage a pre-retirement demographic you need to understand how young people communicate

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