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Martyn Evans index

Mipim's frivolous reputation is unfair

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The Cannes property fair isn’t a jolly, says Martyn Evans. It’s hard work and the deals done there help people in housing need

Julia Park

Does the Spring Statement mean pennies are dropping in government?

The government finally seems to be taking notice of the profession’s outcry about permitted development

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Building Study: Windermere Jetty Museum, Cumbria, by Carmody Groarke

Carmody Groarke’s museum joyfully embodies and integrates with the romantic landscape and local vernacular of the Lakes

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Denizen Works' floating church - St Columba - for London's Olympic Park - daytime perspective

BD Digital Edition - February 2019

2019-03-01T07:00:00+00:00

Highlights from February 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

Building Studies

  • Building Study: Windermere Jetty Museum, Cumbria, by Carmody Groarke

  • Building Study: Royal College of Pathologists, London, by Bennetts Associates

  • 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

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Denizen Works' floating church - St Columba - for London's Olympic Park - daytime perspective

Technical Study: Floating church, London

2019-02-20T07:00:00+00:00By

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

Martyn Evans index

Mipim's frivolous reputation is unfair

2019-03-21T07:00:00+00:00By Martyn Evans6 comments

The Cannes property fair isn’t a jolly, says Martyn Evans. It’s hard work and the deals done there help people in housing need

Julia Park

Does the Spring Statement mean pennies are dropping in government?

2019-03-20T07:00:00+00:00By Julia Park

The government finally seems to be taking notice of the profession’s outcry about permitted development

Ben Flatman

Does Britain need a Holocaust memorial?

2019-03-15T07:00:00+00:00By Ben Flatman14 comments

Ben Flatman argues it’s time for the UK to face up to its own devastating history of hatred and prejudice

Eleanor Jolliffe

How to avoid a judge taking an interest in your work

2019-03-12T07:00:00+00:00By Eleanor Jolliffe8 comments

The Tate Modern privacy case and other recent legal proceedings have resulted in precedents architects will need to be aware of, says Eleanor Jolliffe

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If Vanbrugh or Wren had limited themselves to one discipline we'd all be the poorer

2019-03-08T07:00:00+00:00By Sherin Aminossehe9 comments

Architecture students should be encouraged to pursue interests away from their drawing boards

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Uncertainty over the combustibles ban could delay projects

2019-03-05T07:00:00+00:00By Andrew Mellor1 comments

Even building inspectors are confused and manufacturers haven’t caught up with gaps in the market, says BD’s new technical columnist, Andrew Mellor

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Enough of the Scruton Horror Show

2019-03-01T07:00:00+00:00By 4 comments

The real blockbuster is the appointment of Andy von Bradsky as government head of architecture, says Elizabeth Hopkirk

Gillian Darley index

Never stop experimenting

2019-02-28T07:00:00+00:00By

Gillian Darley finds parallels between Anni Albers, Nicholas Grimshaw and Hawkins Brown’s Here East

David Rudlin

We need to talk about Oxford

2019-02-26T07:00:00+00:00By David Rudlin7 comments

The city is choking as it struggles to build a sustainable future, but David Rudlin finds reasons to be hopeful

Martyn Evans index

Why Kevin McCloud is my hero

2019-02-21T07:00:00+00:00By Martyn Evans13 comments

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

Inspirations

Tongdosa temple complex, South Korea

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

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AYA 2019 shortlists: Individual House Architect of the Year

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A look at the eight practices that have been shortlisted for the AYA individual house category

MCW Architects' University of Northampton engine shed

AYA 2019 shortlists: Higher Education Architect of the Year

A look at the eight practices that have been shortlisted for the AYA small project category

Stanton Williams' Musee d’Arts de Nantes in France

Brexit will be a terrible collaborative loss for our practice

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Stanton Williams director Patrick Richard mourns Britain’s departure from the EU and urges architects to work even harder to keep relationships alive

Guy Hollaway Architects - Process Gallery in Kent - AYA small project shortlist

AYA 2019 shortlists: Small Project Architect of the Year

A look at the eight practices that have been shortlisted for the AYA small project category

Tate Harmer's Townsend Building for Cranleigh Prep School

AYA 2019 shortlists: Education Architect of the Year (nursery to sixth form)

A look at the eight practices that have been shortlisted for the AYA schools category

Sadie Morgan

There should be no limit to our ambition for infrastructure

Sadie Morgan invites BD readers to work with the National Infrastructure Commission to ensure design is a key part of major projects from the start

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Bracing for Brexit: How prepared are architects?

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With potentially just 25 days to go before a no-deal exit from the European Union, Jim Dunton talks to two specialists with their ears to the ground

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The Tulip: Will it ever be built?

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It’s beginning to seem nothing is too bizarre for the City, but some say Fosters’ Tulip has gone too far. Ike Ijeh asks if it could still win planning

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In pictures: Famous observation towers around the world

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If the Tulip is ever built, it will enter a rarefied group of high-profile observation towers across the world

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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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