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Corbusier’s simple hilltop chapel challenges our obsession with technology, says the BDP chair

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50 Wonders | Nicholas Grimshaw: Bauhaus, Dessau

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The Gold Medal winner and founder of Grimshaw recalls a heady trip east

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The dangers of white sky thinking

We should be wary of attempts to geo-engineer our way out of the climate crisis, writes David Rudlin

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Material shortages are beginning to look like a long-term issue

Short-term supply disruption could be an early warning of a longer-term problem for the UK’s construction sector, warns Simon Rawlinson

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Review: Slogans and Battlecries by Paul Shepheard

Nicholas de Klerk enjoys a book that offers another way into architecture

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Rethinking Design: How to make leisure and hospitality safe – and fun

Analysis: How will the leisure sector adapt to post-covid restrictions while satisfying our craving for excitement and social interaction? Debika Ray reports

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The dangers of white sky thinking

2021-04-13T06:00:00+01:00By David Rudlin

We should be wary of attempts to geo-engineer our way out of the climate crisis, writes David Rudlin

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Too little too late for MMC research

2021-04-01T06:00:00+01:00By Andrew Mellor

Homes England’s study will be influencing housing delivery in several years’ time. We need it right now, Andrew Mellor says

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Could our year of crafting revive the craft of building?

2021-03-30T06:00:00+01:00By Eleanor Jolliffe

The whole country has gone mad for making and even housebuilders are talking about beauty. This is our moment – seize it, says Eleanor Jolliffe

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The Coach: Turning off the mute button

2021-03-23T07:00:00+00:00By Louise Rodgers

After so long living a life of restrictions, emerging from this latest lockdown poses a new set of challenges. So take it slowly, writes Louise Rodgers

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In the battle against austerity we need the Mighty Morphin Whalley Rangers

2021-03-19T07:00:00+00:00By David Rudlin

A new report for the Quality of Life Foundation focuses on what communities can do to shape their areas, writes David Rudlin

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Reasons to be cheerful about social value

2021-03-17T07:00:00+00:00By Flora Samuel

Flora Samuel looks back at the recent history of social value and finds much to celebrate

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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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Wimshurst Pelleriti bags planning for ‘net zero’ flats twice height of council plan

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