Technical Study: Beaconsfield Mews cohousing, London, by Stolon Studio

Architect-developers Robert and Jessica Barker tell Elizabeth Hopkirk how they are turning community-building on backland sites into a business model

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We were so frustrated by gender equality events we decided to hold our own

Jennifer de Vere-Hopkins and Emily Lawrence of Jestico & Whiles explain why they put design at the heart of the equality debate


Latest Digital Edition

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BD Digital Edition - July 2019

Highlights from July in a magazine format


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Jamie Fobert: ‘Our AYA win feels like a new beginning’


Gallery: Pictures from BD’s Architect of the Year Awards



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Facing the Future – the Big Construction Survey


Have your say and you could win an iPad Air


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Amin Taha’s inspiration: Pergamon Altar, Museum Island, Berlin


The architect returns to a glorious Greek altar from his childhood and reflects on the questions its long history raises

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Electric and autonomous vehicles will change our towns – and we need to talk about it

2019-08-19T06:00:00+01:00By Andrew Mellor5 comments

Andrew Mellor argues for a common design language and some joined-up thinking

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The women airbrushed out of architecture’s history

2019-08-15T06:00:00+01:00By 5 comments

Gillian Darley applauds overdue moves to give proper recognition to pioneers of the profession

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We’re powerless to stop Brexit. What we can do is prepare for business as unusual

2019-08-13T06:00:00+01:00By Martyn Evans2 comments

Martyn Evans suggests how to make the most of life after Brexit

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Who is hurt most by gentrification?

2019-08-12T06:00:00+01:00By David Rudlin4 comments

What’s the point in hand-wringing, asks David Rudlin

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Architects must learn to lead in the climate crisis

2019-08-06T06:00:00+01:00By Ben Flatman3 comments

It might already be time for the profession to focus less on sustainability and more on climate change adaptation, warns Ben Flatman

Building Studies

  • Building Study: Tintagel Bridge, Cornwall, by William Matthews Associates

  • Building Study: James Simon Galerie, Berlin, by David Chipperfield

  • Building Study: Churchill College housing, Cambridge, by Cottrell & Vermeulen

  • Ike Ijeh’s verdict: Junya Ishigami’s Serpentine Pavilion

  • Building Study: Drayton Green Church, by Piercy & Company

  • Building Study: Bracken House, London, by John Robertson Architects

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We were so frustrated by gender equality events we decided to hold our own

Jennifer de Vere-Hopkins and Emily Lawrence of Jestico & Whiles explain why they put design at the heart of the equality debate

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‘It’s just the same whether you are designing a building or a bike’

The architect who broke the men’s world cycling speed record at 174mph tells BD how he did it - and admits he was ‘absolutely terrified’

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We should embrace AI to help us solve humanity’s existential crisis


With a fuller understanding of issues such as climate change and migration we have a better chance of developing solutions, writes Anna Liu

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Confessions of an architectural modelmaker


Faulkner Browns modelmaker Andrew Parkin explains why he has no need to fear the march of technology

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How a UK architect won the job of designing all eight venues for one of the world’s biggest sporting events

Pattern Design had less than 18 months to deliver the Pan American Games in Lima. Director Lindsay Johnston explains how they did it


It’s time to start rebuilding the country

What’s done is done. Pragmatism and optimism are what we need now to get Britain back on the front foot, argues Chris Dyson

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Architects and urban designers must help plug water shortages before it’s too late

Even the UK is heading for a terrifyingly dry future and we need to change the way we design now, says Asif Din of Perkins & Will

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Stop undermining executive architects


Executive architects are often dismissed as lacking the talent to design great buildings. But without them those projects would be a lot less great


Housing Design Awards 2019: The winners

This year’s completed scheme winners and the Housing Design Awards 2019 overall winner

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Ike Ijeh on the 2019 Stirling Prize shortlist


BD’s architecture critic on this year’s six contenders

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