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50 Wonders | Yasmin Al-Ani Spence: Villa Tugendhat

The Wilkinson Eyre director picks the Mies classic for its technical innovation as much as its aesthetics

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What are we trying to say when we get our buildings photographed?

Fine art or photojournalism: architects have a choice that cuts to the heart of the profession when they commission photography, says Daniel Elsea

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If our training is changing, that must be a good thing

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Arb has a new vision of architectural education. Well, bring it on, writes Matthew Lloyd

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Listen: Feilden Fowles and Webb Yates on reusing materials

The final Building Talks… Net Zero podcast visits Fergus Feilden and Edmund Fowles down on their farm | Webb Yates engineers on the barriers to reusing concrete and steel | Simon Wyatt of Cundall on heat pumps

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Architect of the Year Awards

  • Feilden Fowles named Architect of the Year 2021

  • Ebba crowned Young Architect of the Year 2021

  • Winners of Stratford Design Challenge announced

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If our training is changing, that must be a good thing

2021-11-29T06:00:00+00:00By Matthew Lloyd5 comments

Arb has a new vision of architectural education. Well, bring it on, writes Matthew Lloyd

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Why more architects should write children’s books

2021-11-25T06:00:00+00:00By Siu-Pei Choi

An understanding of the built environment and the careers it offers must be seeded at an early age, urges Siu-Pei Choi

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Monday-Tuesday, happy days?

2021-11-23T06:00:00+00:00By Martyn Evans

How do we decide whether and when WFH devotees should be forced into the office, asks Martyn Evans

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We must make a better case for new housing

2021-11-22T09:27:00+00:00By David Rudlin1 comments

The prospect of new housing is almost always greeted with horror by local people. It is time that this changed, says David Rudlin

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What’s stopping us from measuring embodied carbon?

2021-11-19T05:00:00+00:00By Anna Beckett2 comments

Why isn’t an embodied carbon assessment done as standard on every project, asks engineer Anna Beckett

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Heat and Buildings Strategy requires major commitment. Let’s hope it works

2021-11-10T06:00:00+00:00By Andrew Mellor1 comments

Property owners are advised to take a holistic approach to the retrofit of their buildings to meet future needs and emissions targets, writes Andrew Mellor

Eleanor Jolliffe

Manufacturers and suppliers, this message is (mainly) for you

2021-11-09T06:00:00+00:00By Eleanor Jolliffe

Hitting sustainability targets is an exciting challenge, but Eleanor Jolliffe thinks it almost impossible without the full buy-in of client, design and construction teams

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No more needless, ego-driven demolition. Conservation is key

2021-11-08T06:00:00+00:00By Ben Flatman1 comments

Sustainability is about more than the challenges of climate change. We should remember we are custodians of what surrounds us, argues Ben Flatman

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The Coach: Why self-awareness is key to good leadership

2021-11-05T10:03:00+00:00By Louise Rodgers

Many people can manage but not all have the skills required to truly inspire their teams, says Louise Rodgers

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What’s stopping us from reusing materials?

2021-11-04T06:00:00+00:00By Anna Beckett2 comments

In the first of a new series, engineer Anna Beckett shows how some fresh thinking could solve apparently intractable issues

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  • Technical Study: Cutting 75% of emissions from Powell & Moya’s Wolfson College, Oxford

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Winners of Stratford Design Challenge announced

Judges of Building [Re]Design ideas competition award a first prize and a highly commended

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Stratford Design Challenge finalists: part V

We showcase the best entries in our Building [Re]Design competition

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Can we design out sexual violence from our towns?

In the latest for our Building [Re]Design series, Pam Alexander outlines how digital tools can help designers and placemakers create safer streets and parks

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Future of the Profession

We need to talk about the future of the profession

Climate crisis, the Grenfell tragedy and the biggest professional shake-up for 60 years, not to mention a global pandemic and Brexit. Never has it been more critical to shape the way forward. Building Design invites you to join an urgent conversation

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WA100 2021: Digital edition

Building Design’s annual analysis of the state of play in architecture, listing all the top practices, identifying the leaders in different specialisms, markets and regions, and looking to the year ahead in architecture

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Mayor of London launches hunt for new design advocates

City Hall offers £500 a day for architects keen to help shape capital’s future

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50 Wonders | Yasmin Al-Ani Spence: Villa Tugendhat

The Wilkinson Eyre director picks the Mies classic for its technical innovation as much as its aesthetics

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