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Technical Study: North West Cambridge housing by Stanton Williams

The architect’s first affordable housing creates a sense of intimacy while complying with tough daylight regulations, writes Elizabeth Hopkirk

Nicholas Boys Smith

Planning reform is not just about money

There are other ways to ease the pressures on planning capacity, says Nicholas Boys Smith of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission

Martyn Evans index

Cities are complex. Developers need the courage to embrace that

If we are to make really interesting places it will take collaboration - and risk, says Martyn Evans

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BD Digital Edition - June 2019

Highlights from June in a magazine format

Building Studies

  • 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

  • Building Study: The Ray, Farringdon, by AHMM

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

2019-05-03T06:00:00+01:00

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

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Jamie Fobert crowned Architect of the Year

2019-05-01T22:45:00+01:00

Full list of winners from BD’s Architect of the Year Awards 2019

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Nicholas Boys Smith

Planning reform is not just about money

2019-07-12T06:00:00+01:00By Nicholas Boys Smith

There are other ways to ease the pressures on planning capacity, says Nicholas Boys Smith of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission

Martyn Evans index

Cities are complex. Developers need the courage to embrace that

2019-07-11T06:00:00+01:00

If we are to make really interesting places it will take collaboration - and risk, says Martyn Evans

Julia Park

Theresa May’s attempt to create a legacy is too little, too late

2019-07-09T06:00:00+01:00By Julia Park

But the departing PM’s eleventh-hour announcements on housing might have given us just enough to build on. So let’s get on with it, says Julia Park

Eleanor Jolliffe

It’s in your commercial interests – and a moral duty – to protect your staff’s minds

2019-07-02T06:00:00+01:00By Eleanor Jolliffe1 comments

Too many practices still treat their greatest asset with contempt, says Eleanor Jolliffe

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How to make planning a cause célèbre

2019-07-01T06:00:00+01:00By 3 comments

Ordinary people are clueless about the faults of our planning system. We have to find a way to engage them, says Elizabeth Hopkirk

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How the Hackitt consultation will affect your practice

2019-06-25T06:00:00+01:00By Andrew Mellor3 comments

BD’s expert columnist explains how the new hurdles to getting projects over the line will work

Technical Feature

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Technical Study: North West Cambridge housing by Stanton Williams

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The architect’s first affordable housing creates a sense of intimacy while complying with tough daylight regulations, writes Elizabeth Hopkirk

Inspirations

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

2019-07-05T06:00:00+01:00

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

Nicholas Boys Smith

Planning reform is not just about money

There are other ways to ease the pressures on planning capacity, says Nicholas Boys Smith of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission

Digital

What if Google built your house?

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Flavio Tejada predicts a future in which emerging technologies transform the built environment – and construction

Courtyard of Adams Hall Wisconsin, photo by Carla Yanni

Why American universities are in thrall to the Oxbridge quad

Some questionable motivations lie behind the design staple, says the author of a new book on the subject

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A new age of council housebuilding is dawning

Mark Swenarton on what we need to learn from the Homes Fit for Heroes programme a century ago

Tom Brooksbank

We need a spatial strategy to heal the pain behind Brexit

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Britain’s failure to take regional planning seriously is a dereliction of duty that has led to our polarised economy, argues Tom Brooksbank

Virginia Newman is a director of KSR Architects and the RIBA mental health champion

Where is architecture’s Stephen Fry?

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We need a high-profile architect to speak out about their mental health struggles, says Virginia Newman

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How to stop stack effect whistling through your buildings

Cold drafts, howling winds and banging doors can be avoided with careful planning

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How to run the perfect design competition

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Architectural contests are a minefield to get right. Alan Berman has been on both sides of the fence, as architect and advisor

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Review: Architecture room at the RA Summer Exhibition 2019

Michael Collins on the exhibition which opens to the public next week

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Office architects need to add anthropology and data science to their skillset

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Our workplaces have never been more high-tech - and yet in some ways office design is turning full circle, says Aecom’s Nicola Gillen

SaLADS visit Ortus staircase

Turns out buildings are even more interesting with people in them

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The Saturday Ladies Architecture & Design Society finds going beyond glossy architectural photographs rewarding

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