David Rudlin podcast

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

Episode 3: David Rudlin talks about the importance of urban design and why planning needs to rediscover its capacity to create good quality places

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Simpson Haugh unveils plans for another record-breaking Manchester tower


Revised 76-storey scheme would be tallest building in Manchester

  • Dyson dives into UK attitudes toward indoor air quality

  • In pictures: Charles Holland Architects completes Victorian terrace retrofit

  • Event: The future of building envelopes — exploring innovation and sustainability through case studies



How much worse is the UK housebuilding recession going to get?

With little prospect of a rapid reduction in interest rates to spur a recovery, many in the industry are now just looking to “survive until ’25”. Joey Gardiner looks at the prospects for residential developers doing so.

The Building Talks podcast

  • 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… 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

  • What made this project… Charge Cars by Most Architecture

  • What made this project… Barcelona House by Strom Architects

  • What made this project… Bradbury Works by [Y/N] Studio


In Pictures

  • 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

  • In pictures: Moll Architects completes Victorian house extension



  • 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

  • Review | Becoming Urban: The Mongolian City of Nomads

  • Review | Living Tradition: The Architecture and Urbanism of Hugh Petter

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 Rudlin2 comments

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

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Why building on the green belt can’t solve the housing crisis

2023-11-17T00:05:00+00:00By Alice Roberts

Delivering fair access to housing is about so much more than just building more homes, writes Alice Roberts

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What’s stopping us from slowing down?

2023-11-16T10:45:00+00:00By Anna Beckett1 comments

The pace of the modern workplace is not necessarily making us any more productive, writes Anna Beckett

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Is true co-creation even possible?

2023-11-14T00:05:00+00:00By Moira Lascelles

True co-creation is challenging and requires a real commitment to the process, writes Moira Lascelles

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The King’s Speech was deeply disappointing for the housing sector

2023-11-13T11:00:00+00:00By Geeta Nanda

The King’s Speech was an opportunity for the government to affirm housing’s role in a prosperous society. It came up short, writes Geeta Nanda.


  • 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