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Ole Scheeren beats star names in competition to design HQ for China’s biggest company


Architect beats Foster & Partners, Heatherwick Studio and his former practice OMA to win job for tech giant Tencent

  • CobBauge: Bringing earth into the 21st century

  • ROCKWOOL launches whitepaper to support fire safety of multifunctional roofs

  • Seratech launches carbon neutral brick prototype


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Building Talks Creating Communities podcast: In conversation with Anna Mansfield at Publica

Episode 4: Anna Mansfield on the loss of shared spaces after covid and the importance of designing for the needs of women and young people


The Building Talks podcast

  • Building Talks Creating Communities podcast: In conversation with Anna Mansfield at Publica

  • Building Talks Creating Communities podcast: In conversation with David Rudlin at BDP

  • Building Talks Creating Communities podcast: In conversation with Selina Mason at Lendlease

  • Building Talks Creating Communities podcast: In conversation with Jo Wright at Perkins & Will

  • Building Talks: Our new podcast season all about urban design and creating communities

Architect of the Year Awards 2023

  • What made this project… Courier Media by Soda Studio

  • What made this project… Three Mills Studios by Gort Scott

  • What made this project… The Life Without Limits Centre by EPR Architects

  • What made this project… The Institute of Health and Wellbeing by Atkins

  • What made this project… Sky Innovation Centre by Atkins

  • What made this project… 50 & 65 Harbord Square by Patel Taylor

  • What made this project… Charles Folkard Mews by Shedkm

  • What made this project… Alscot Road by Greenaway Architecture

  • What made this project… Low Energy House by Architecture for London

  • What made this project… Clifford’s Tower by Hugh Broughton Architects


In Pictures

  • In pictures: BIG’s new Copenhagen HQ

  • In pictures: The International Rugby Experience by Níall McLaughlin Architects

  • In pictures: The Spiral - BIG’s biophilic supertall New York skyscraper

  • In pictures: Charles Holland Architects completes Victorian terrace retrofit

  • In pictures: The Tannery by Coffey Architects

  • In pictures: Bindloss Dawes transforms Chelsea Mews House

  • In pictures: Maison Colbert by Chris Dyson Architects

  • In pictures: LOM’s 250 Bishopsgate retrofit

  • In pictures: The Featherstone Building Pavilion by Morris & Company

  • In pictures: Coffey Architects completes Modern Barn



  • Review | Thrive: A Field Guide for Women in Architecture

  • Review | The Church Architecture of Richard Twentyman

  • Review | Housing Atlas: Europe 20th Century

  • Review | The Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens – Volume 1: Country Houses

  • Review | Chris Dyson Architects: Heritage & Modernity

  • Review | Upper Lawn, Solar Pavilion – ‘A book that reminds us what our profession is about’

  • Review | London of the Future

  • Review | The architecture of Kay Fisker: ‘These titles should be compulsory reading on every architecture course’

  • Review | Queer Nature at Kew Gardens

  • Review | RIBA Climate Guide

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New developments alongside existing communities must deliver for those who live and work in and around them

2023-12-08T00:05:00+00:00By Jonathan Kendall

The arrival of thousands of new homes and jobs alongside existing communities can sound daunting to existing residents. But developments such as Waterbeach and Oxford North, which support the thriving knowledge economies of Cambridge and Oxford, can enhance lives across the board, writes Jonathan Kendall of Fletcher Priest, masterplanner for ...

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How strategic city frameworks could help resolve the tension between demolition and retention

2023-12-06T00:05:00+00:00By Dav Bansal1 comments

Cities can lead the way in driving forward the reuse, conservation and net zero agendas, writes Dav Bansal

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Climate change is a global crisis, but our profession can be provincial

2023-12-04T00:05:00+00:00By Chris Williamson

The urgency of the climate crisis requires professional bodies to work across international borders to deliver change, writes Chris Williamson

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COP 28: Net zero buildings by 2050? You have got to be joking!

2023-11-30T00:05:00+00:00By Susan Roaf

To have any chance of achieving net zero buildings we need a sea change in approaches to design, writes Susan Roaf

Chance Brothers

The beauty of creative reuse is that it can bring hope back to the most unlikely places

2023-11-27T00:05:00+00:00By Joe Holyoak

Bringing life back to the most challenging sites requires hard work, inspiration and a leap of faith, writes Joe Holyoak

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What Thomas the Tank Engine can tell us about HS2

2023-11-22T00:05:00+00:00By David Rudlin3 comments

Unnecessarily onerous regulation contributes to the high cost of building railways in the UK, writes David Rudlin


  • Appleby Blue in Southwark: Witherford Watson Mann’s new model for later living

  • BDP's new state-of-the-art research centre for The Royal Marsden

  • How Footprint Architects created an education centre from reclaimed beach timber

  • Building study: UCL East’s Marshgate by Stanton Williams

  • Holbein Gardens: Barr Gazetas’ exemplar net zero office refurbishment

  • Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen by LDA Design

  • How Knight Architects' innovative footbridge is replacing level crossings and saving lives

  • Technical Study: 8 Bishopsgate by Wilkinson Eyre

  • Young V&A by De Matos Ryan and AOC

  • Building study: Jamie Fobert Architects and Purcell’s National Portrait Gallery refurbishment