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Chapman Taylor gets OK for 31-storey student resi scheme in Birmingham

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Proposals include restoration of two grade II-listed former hospital buildings

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The race against time to avoid a building control inspection crisis

LABC fears a shutdown of building control services in April due to a lack of certified inspectors. How worried should we be? asks Daniel Gayne

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  • Architecture in the Air: Can ventilation become an art form in itself?

  • CPD 01 2024: Fifth Facade: Regulations on Roofs

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Young architects need proper site experience - the future of the profession depends upon it

Experiencing a construction site early in your career can deliver many benefits, writes Chris Simmons

WA100 2024

  • WA100 2024: Architects expect patchy international growth

  • WA100 2024: The big list

  • WA100 2024: Digital edition

The Building the Future Commission Report

  • Building the Future Commission report: The long-term plan for construction

  • How to be ready for construction’s future

  • ​Building the Future Commission calls for return of chief construction adviser

  • Building launches industry-backed think tank

In Pictures

  • Studio Libeskind completes new Maggie’s Centre at the Royal Free Hospital

  • In pictures: Cobham Bowers by Coffey Architects

  • MCW Architects completes mixed-use scheme on sensitive Cambridge riverside site

  • ConForm remodels Hampstead garden flat to reconnect with nature

  • In pictures: Stamos Yeoh’s Black House Barn

  • In pictures: Groupwork’s Greville Street

  • Howells 'bridges the old and the new' with National Trust pavilion

  • In pictures: Purcell’s restoration of Stowe House

  • In pictures: BIG’s new Copenhagen HQ

  • In pictures: The International Rugby Experience by Níall McLaughlin Architects

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Architect of the Year Awards 2023

  • What made this project… 78 St James’ Street by Squire & Partners

  • What made this project… The Broadway by Squire & Partners

  • What made this project… Quadrangle Building, King’s College London by Hall McKnight

  • What made this project… National Manufacturing Institute Scotland by HLM Architects

  • What made this project… St Mary’s Convent by Hall McKnight

  • What made this project… Cryfield Village by R H Partnership Architects

  • What made this project… Unity Place by LOM architecture and design

  • What made this project… The Wave by HLM Architects

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Reviews

  • The Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens – Volume 2: Gardens, Delhi, Washington

  • 100 Women: Architects in Practice

  • Property: The myth that built the world

  • ​Architect: The evolving story of a profession

  • Hidden Patrons: ‘We need more of these stories to be told’

  • How to Be an Architect Developer: ‘This book should probably be compulsory reading’

  • BD’s book reviews of the year

  • Review | Modern Buildings in London by Ian Nairn

  • Caruso St John’s Collected Works, Volume 2: ‘A genuine insight into their motivations and interests’

  • Review | Thrive: A Field Guide for Women in Architecture

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Do you want, or need to be, liked?

2024-02-23T00:05:00+00:00By Louise Rodgers

Avoiding being a ‘people pleaser’ is often critical to becoming an effective manager, writes Louise Rodgers

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Why I’m considering running for RIBA president

2024-02-22T06:00:00+00:00By Chris Williamson

Following reports that Chris Williamson was sounding out support for a potential RIBA presidential campaign, BD asked him to share his reasons for running

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Young architects need proper site experience - the future of the profession depends upon it

2024-02-21T00:05:00+00:00By Chris Simmons2 comments

Experiencing a construction site early in your career can deliver many benefits, writes Chris Simmons

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Money, trust and freedom: What councils need in order to build more homes

2024-02-20T00:05:00+00:00By Anthony Okereke

With market conditions for private developers difficult, councils can step in and build the homes we need but they require support from ministers, writes Anthony Okereke

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The history of architectural drawing reminds us just how detached architects have become from building

2024-02-19T07:00:00+00:00By Eleanor Jolliffe2 comments

Once primarily seen as tools for construction, architectural drawings have increasingly become the means through which to explore and sell a concept, writes Eleanor Jolliffe

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Mall-Ware: How Britain’s shopping centres went from saviours to wreckers of the high street

2024-02-15T11:52:00+00:00By David Rudlin2 comments

Planning largely saved Britain’s town centres from the ravages of out of town shopping, but that just forced the malls onto the high street, writes David Rudlin

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  • Appleby Blue in Southwark: Witherford Watson Mann’s new model for later living

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