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Julia Park

Living in a shared house doesn’t have to be a last resort

There is nothing wrong with sharing a home providing it has been designed for the purpose and is affordable

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Building Study: V&A Dundee, by Kengo Kuma & Associates

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The V&A Dundee is the museum’s first venue outside London and could have the potential to rejuvenate the city

The Lego building at Reading University, designed by Howell Killick Partridge & Amis and due to be remodelled by Hawkins Brown

Old buildings bite back - but it's exactly those twists that make refurbs so rewarding

The thrill of repurposing a historic building is worth the inevitable headaches, argues Nicola Rutt

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BD Digital Edition - August 2018

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Highlights from August in a magazine format

Building Studies

  • Building Study: V&A Dundee, by Kengo Kuma & Associates

  • Building Study: Goldsmiths CCA, London, by Assemble

  • Building Study: Moor Courts, Surrey, by Coffey Architects

  • Technical Study: Bushey Cemetery, London

  • Building Study: Signal Townhouses, Greenwich, by AHMM

  • Building Study: Arhus harbour baths, Denmark, by Bjarke Ingels

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Technical Feature

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Technical Study: Bristol Old Vic

2018-07-20T06:00:00+01:00By Amanda Birch

Haworth Tompkins has woven a natural ventilation system through the 250-year-old fabric of this grade I theatre

Technical Interview

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Interview: Marie-José Van Hee

2018-07-06T06:00:00+01:00By Hugh Strange

Hugh Strange talks to Marie-José Van Hee about her approach to architecture and the importance of the domestic in projects of all scales

Redrock Stockport: Winner of the Carbuncle Cup 2018

Winner of 2018 Carbuncle Cup announced

2018-09-05T05:00:00+01:00

The award no one wants to win goes to town centre regeneration project in Stockport

Carbuncle Cup

Carbuncle Cup 2018 shortlist unveiled

2018-08-29T05:00:00+01:00By Thomas Lane

Six of Britain’s worst buildings in the running for architecture’s wooden spoon

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Carbuncle Cup: Beckley Point, Plymouth by Boyes Rees Architects

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Vegas heads to Plymouth by way of New York with a student housing block that has the dubious honour of being the west country’s tallest building

Julia Park

Living in a shared house doesn’t have to be a last resort

2018-09-18T06:00:00+01:00By Julia Park

There is nothing wrong with sharing a home providing it has been designed for the purpose and is affordable

Ben Flatman

Oxford’s failure to teach architecture is a disaster for architects and the country

2018-09-13T06:00:00+01:00By Ben Flatman21 comments

Britain’s leaders are educated at Oxford – where they never meet an architecture student, writes Ben Flatman

Eleanor Jolliffe

Home is where the hearth is

2018-09-11T06:00:00+01:00By Eleanor Jolliffe1 comments

An Englishman might think his home is a castle but language suggests we’re happier living less isolated lives

David Rudlin

What is it about architects and urban design?

2018-09-10T06:00:00+01:00By David Rudlin4 comments

Architects love to break the mould – but you ignore the rules of urban design at your peril, says David Rudlin

Gillian Darley index

Gaddafi's paranoia is alive and well in Fitzrovia

2018-09-06T06:00:00+01:00By

Gillian Darley finds herself under uncomfortable scrutiny at Facebook’s new home

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Time for fresh thinking at Bishopsgate Goodsyard

2018-09-04T06:00:00+01:00By 2 comments

As the key East End site comes back on stream, client and architects have a chance to redefine London’s City fringe

Martyn Evans index

We can't rely on the cyclical property market to solve the housing crisis - but we can take advantage of those cycles

2018-08-30T06:00:00+01:00By Martyn Evans

If a slump is on its way we need to give councils the freedom to snap up cheap land and build homes on it

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Why RIBA presidents are always doomed to fail

2018-08-23T06:00:00+01:00By Mark Middleton11 comments

We must double the term of office if we want the profession’s figurehead to achieve anything meaningful

Inspirations

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Phil Coffey's inspiration: Can Lis, Majorca

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Jørn Utzon’s family home in Majorca perfectly sums up the fundamentals of architecture for Phil Coffey

The Lego building at Reading University, designed by Howell Killick Partridge & Amis and due to be remodelled by Hawkins Brown

Old buildings bite back - but it's exactly those twists that make refurbs so rewarding

The thrill of repurposing a historic building is worth the inevitable headaches, argues Nicola Rutt

Richard Green Gallery, New Bond Street, London. Designed by George Saumarez Smith of Adam Architecture and completed in 2011

Classicism is in our DNA. Just look at any terraced street

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Classicism has been accused of responsibility for the Holocaust and the Grenfell fire but a new generation of architects can see past the baggage

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Who do we want to immortalise?

The memorials we erect say more about us than they do about the past, writes Duncan Wilson, as Historic England tries to start a national debate

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'Florian’s legacy is assured'

Florian Beigel has inspired generations of architects with his ability to communicate through words, drawings and buildings, says Julian Lewis

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World Heritage status - a blessing or curse?

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After 30 years as a World Heritage Site, the Tower of London faces being delisted. Does it matter?

Orestad retirement home, Copenhagen, designed by JJW Arkitekter

Why it's in all our interests to reinvent the almshouse after 1,000 years

While the last decade has seen significant progress in the quality and variety of housing for older people, there is still some way to go

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Five of the best urban sun spots

Ike Ijeh searches out the five best UK roof gardens and public spaces to make the most of the summer sun

Tadao Ando's Ando Museum in Naoshima, Japan

How Tadao Ando designs with light and darkness

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In a skilled architect’s hands the most important building materials are free, says Mary Guzowski

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Studying architecture requires hard sacrifices for little return. So why do it?

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A campaigner against the hidden cost of studying architecture tells his own very personal story

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Still learning from Las Vegas

Denise Scott Brown’s early photography reveals the genesis of ideas that made her one of the most influential architects of the 20th century

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