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WA100 2019: A world behind borders

The top 100 are employing more architects than ever and are bullish about the future. But with a trade war coming, nothing can be taken for granted

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Technical Study: Alexandra Palace Theatre, London

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ restoration applies the principle of arrested decay with technical ingenuity and visual conviction

21_Social Design

The world needs more social designers

With the world in turmoil, social design has never been more important, says the author of a new book

Julia Park

Rough sleeping is on the rise. Social housing has fallen 97% in eight years. Could these facts be related?

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Architects’ ingenuity gives Julia Park reasons to be hopeful despite digging through some depressing stats

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BD Digital Edition - November 2018

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Building Studies

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Technical Study: Alexandra Palace Theatre, London

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Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ restoration applies the principle of arrested decay with technical ingenuity and visual conviction

Redrock Stockport: Winner of the Carbuncle Cup 2018

Winner of 2018 Carbuncle Cup announced

2018-09-05T05:00:00+01:00

The award no one wants to win goes to town centre regeneration project in Stockport

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WA100 2019: A world behind borders

2018-12-14T07:37:00+00:00By Thomas Lane

The top 100 are employing more architects than ever and are bullish about the future. But with a trade war coming, nothing can be taken for granted

Julia Park

Rough sleeping is on the rise. Social housing has fallen 97% in eight years. Could these facts be related?

2018-12-11T07:00:00+00:00By Julia Park1 comments

Architects’ ingenuity gives Julia Park reasons to be hopeful despite digging through some depressing stats

elizabeth hopkirk

Education, not Scruton, is the way to tackle nimbyism

2018-12-07T07:00:00+00:00By 11 comments

If we want the public to accept more housing we need to give them the skills to engage - and that must start at school

Inspirations

Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona

John Puttick’s inspiration: Fundació Joan Miró, Parc de Montjuïc, Barcelona

2018-11-14T07:00:00+00:00

Josep Lluís Sert’s 1975 gallery is supremely simple - but its design is not passive

21_Social Design

The world needs more social designers

With the world in turmoil, social design has never been more important, says the author of a new book

Anthony Thisleton

This is not a ban on CLT – but it is still incredibly shortsighted

CLT can help deliver homes faster and tackle climate change

Soda Studio

BD Live crit: Reimagining Canada Water

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British Land invited Coffey Architects, Reiach and Hall, Soda Studio and Mikhail Riches to float ideas for £4bn town centre

Stephanie Edwards RIBA National Schools Programme

How can we design for young people when we don't consult them?

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When she volunteered to be an architecture ambassador in a school, Stephanie Edwards learnt as much as the pupils

Roger Madelin

Housing crisis. What housing crisis?

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Roger Madelin on the politics behind one of the nation’s most intractable problems

Hassan Fathy giving a lecture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Zamalek, Cairo, 1976

Reappraising Hassan Fathy, the forgotten modernist

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Hassan Fathy was decades ahead of his time – but finally the Egyptian architect’s ideas as well as his techniques are attracting attention

Kayla Friedman

We need a radical shift in how we collaborate for the sake of the planet

We have the power to shift the built environment towards sustainable development. We just need to seize it

Innovation Hive - Placemaking by Barton Willmore

Architects aren’t giving themselves credit for R&D

Your practice could be missing out on tens of thousands of pounds in tax relief, says Mark Tighe

Patrick Lynch's red axo - of objects on ground - of St Peter’s Church, Klippan, Sweden, by Sigurd Lewerentz

Is architecture returning to an age of civic mission?

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Nicholas de Klerk finds cause for hope in Patrick Lynch’s latest book, Civic Ground

Petra Marko of Marko & Placemakers

Client design leadership is crucial to the success of our infrastructure

There is a design-shaped hole in the understanding of too many people leading infrastructure projects, says Petra Marko

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