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The landscapes that are a load of rubbish

Some landfill sites have been turned into beautiful nature reserves. But that doesn’t mean we’re off the hook when it comes to tackling waste

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The enduring legacy of high-tech architecture

Ike Ijeh explores the origins, impact and legacy of one of architecture’s most enduring movements

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AYA 2018 shortlists: Infrastructure Architect of the Year

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In a series celebrating BD’s Architect of the Year finalists, we look at the infrastructure shortlist

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Building Studies

  • Building Study: Centre Point, London, by Conran and Partners

  • Building Study: Bellenden Primary School, London, by Cottrell and Vermuelen

  • Building Study: BBC TV Centre, London, by AHMM

  • Building Study: Gasholders King's Cross, London, by Wilkinson Eyre

  • Building Study: Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, by Jamie Fobert Architects

  • Building Study: Judge Business School, Cambridge, by Stanton Williams

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Clancy Moore: Winning YAYA changes the way we think about ourselves

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‘It’s an award with such a rich heritage,’ says BD’s Young Architect of 2018

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BD Digital Edition - March 2018

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Highlights from March in a magazine format

Gillian Darley index

The landscapes that are a load of rubbish

2018-04-19T06:00:00+01:00By

Some landfill sites have been turned into beautiful nature reserves. But that doesn’t mean we’re off the hook when it comes to tackling waste

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What would the Victorians do?

2018-04-12T06:00:00+01:00By Martyn Evans2 comments

If Britain’s infrastructure ambitions mean anything we must resist austerity’s pressure to scrimp on design quality

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Government’s creative industry deal pays lip service to architecture – despite RIBA’s input

2018-04-10T06:00:00+01:00By Mark Middleton5 comments

New white paper does nothing to tackle real threats facing profession, says Mark Middleton

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Hank Dittmar: His work influenced the lives of many and will continue to do so for decades to come

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Ben Bolgar, the senior director of the Prince’s Foundation, pays tribute to former chief executive, colleague and friend

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A City of Ages

2018-04-05T06:00:00+01:00By Phil Coffey

Phil Coffey is talkin’ ’bout your generation - however old you are

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The dinosaurs' days are numbered

2018-03-27T06:00:00+01:00By Eleanor Jolliffe17 comments

RIBA figures suggest the overall gender pay gap for the profession could be more than 43%. But Eleanor Jolliffe counsels against a kneejerk reaction

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Technical Study: Bretton Country Park, Yorkshire

2018-03-22T07:00:00+00:00By Amanda Birch

At the Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s new visitor centre, Feilden Fowles has made innovative use of rammed concrete, says Amanda Birch

Inspirations

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Anna Liu's inspiration: Palazzo del Lavoro, Turin, Italy

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Tonkin Liu director Anna Lui admires Pier Luigi Nervi’s ability to synthesize engineering, art and construction

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The enduring legacy of high-tech architecture

Ike Ijeh explores the origins, impact and legacy of one of architecture’s most enduring movements

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Hyperdensity: can it work?

The NPPF and draft London Plan call for increased housing densities. Ike Ijeh looks at two schemes to see if the proposals measure up

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A woman's view of Mipim

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Kay Hughes arrived at the property jamboree for the first time with trepidation. But she found its dinosaur reputation is no longer fully justified

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Shuttleworth: It's madness to tear down 40-year-old buildings

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Make Architects founder criticises development cycle, but admits participating with 5 Broadgate

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Spherical objects!

Technical innovations are making it easier to exploit the potential of spherical buildings

'Woman (Being Looked At)' | Bronze, paint | 2.6m high Artist: Sean Henry | Permanent installation at The Peacocks Shopping Mall in Woking, Surrey, 2017

What you need to know about placing art in your projects

Public art can amuse or provoke - or just go rusty. Artist Sean Henry looks at some pitfalls

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Sherban Cantacuzino (1928-2018)

The Romanian-born former secretary of the Royal Fine Arts Commission led a remarkable life

Women in architecture 2018

'Everyone faces barriers. Unfortunately it's some people’s flawed nature to create artificial barriers for others'

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On International Women’s Day Ike Ijeh talks to leading architects about the challenges they have overcome

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A walk around: Croydon

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The south London suburb has been the butt of jokes for years. But that’s beginning to change, says Robert Park

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The UN needs to appoint a chief architect

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When 25,000 people met to talk about the future of cities, architecture was absent from the agenda. Daniel Elsea asks why

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