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SaLADS visit Ortus staircase

Turns out buildings are even more interesting with people in them

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The Saturday Ladies Architecture and Design Society finds going beyond glossy architectural photographs surprisingly rewarding

Gillian Darley index

Recalling the bloody battle to bring life to King’s Cross

Gillian Darley assesses the decades-long redevelopment against its hard-won environmental goals

Woodthorpe Good Shepherd - from 100 Churches, 100 Years

Churches that defined the Twentieth Century

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The last century produced some staggering places of worship but many are misunderstood and under threat, warns Elain Harwood

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BD Digital Edition - April 2019

2019-05-03T09:00:00+01:00

Highlights from April in a magazine format

Building Studies

  • Building Study: Bracken House, London, by John Robertson Architects

  • Building Study: The Ray, Farringdon, by AHMM

  • 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

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_AYA ceremony 2019 (13)

Jamie Fobert: ‘Our AYA win feels like a new beginning’

2019-05-03T06:00:00+01:00

Gallery: Pictures from BD’s Architect of the Year Awards

Jamie Fobert Architects' Tate St Ives, Cornwall

Jamie Fobert crowned Architect of the Year

2019-05-01T22:45:00+01:00

Full list of winners from BD’s Architect of the Year Awards 2019

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Gillian Darley index

Recalling the bloody battle to bring life to King’s Cross

2019-05-23T06:00:00+01:00By

Gillian Darley assesses the decades-long redevelopment against its hard-won environmental goals

David Rudlin

Local democracy is not all potholes and bins

2019-05-21T06:00:00+01:00By David Rudlin

Quality architecture and placemaking need respected, well-resourced, self-confident local government, says David Rudlin

Mark Middleton

How (not) to win awards

2019-05-20T06:00:00+01:00By Mark Middleton4 comments

Too many practices fall into the same traps, says Mark Middleton who has been both judge and competitor over the years

Martyn Evans index

How to be exceptional

2019-05-17T06:00:00+01:00By Martyn Evans6 comments

It’s all about love, says Martyn Evans

Julia Park

It's not just Labour that's getting behind a land value tax

2019-05-14T06:00:00+01:00By Julia Park2 comments

It’s been talked about for over a century but all attempts to introduce it have been short-lived. That could be about to change, says Julia Park

Ben Flatman

Is it time to ban glass skyscrapers?

2019-05-13T06:00:00+01:00By Ben Flatman4 comments

Ben Flatman asks why London’s masonry vernacular has been ignored by so many of its tall buildings

Technical Feature

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Technical Study: Boulevard Theatre, Soho

2019-04-12T06:00:00+01:00By Thomas Lane

Thomas Lane finds out how Soda Studio turned tricks with a tiny space to create a supremely flexible theatre

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

SaLADS visit Ortus staircase

Turns out buildings are even more interesting with people in them

2 comments

The Saturday Ladies Architecture and Design Society finds going beyond glossy architectural photographs surprisingly rewarding

Woodthorpe Good Shepherd - from 100 Churches, 100 Years

Churches that defined the Twentieth Century

2 comments

The last century produced some staggering places of worship but many are misunderstood and under threat, warns Elain Harwood

Richmond House

Demolishing Richmond House for a temporary Commons would be an act of philistinism

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Short-term thinking must not be allowed to rob us of Whitfield’s gem, argues Catherine Croft

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Examining the legacy of Pei's pyramid and Foster's Reichstag

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Thirty years on, Ike Ijeh compares the influence of the seminal Louvre Pyramid and other radical restorations of its era on current practice

Phoenix Will Rise by artist Rana Begum and Marina Tabassum Architects at the Whitechapel Gallery's Is This Tomorrow exhibition

Tomorrow never quite came

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60 years after the Whitechapel Gallery first asked architect-artist collaborators to predict the future the mood is much gloomier, says Daniel Elsea

Tara Gbolade of Gbolade Design Studio

AYA 2019 shortlists: Female Architectural Leader of the Year

A look at the eight individuals who have been shortlisted for the AYA female leader category

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An international design contest could be a disaster for Notre Dame

Anglo-French architect David Deroo cautions against the hasty rush to rebuild the cathedral

Lucinda Rogers

Why aren’t more architects influencing the London Plan hearings?

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The mayor’s examination-in-public hearings are your chance to make the capital a more just place, argues Lucinda Rogers

Gatti Routh Rhodes' Bethnal Green Mission Church

AYA 2019 shortlists: Young Architect of the Year

A look at the six practices shortlisted for the AYA young architect category

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AYA 2019 shortlists: Best Architect Employer of the Year

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

Architecture Initiative's London Screen Academy

AYA 2019 shortlists: Refurbishment Architect of the Year

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

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