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Can London meet its housing target by building small?

The mayor needs to do a lot more to support community builders

Robin Hood Gardens - concept drawing

How architectural drawings changed what we think about architecture

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The moment when technical drawings took on an agency of their own

Castelvecchio. The second room of the sculpture gallery.

The hitchhiker’s guide to Carlo Scarpa

Richard Murphy is now one of the foremost experts on Carlo Scarpa, but it all began with a serendipitous student visit

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BD Digital Edition - January 2018

2018-02-02T06:00:00+00:00

Highlights from January in a magazine format

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Building Studies

  • Building Study: Gasholders King's Cross, London, by Wilkinson Eyre

  • Building Study: Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, by Jamie Fobert Architects

  • Building Study: Judge Business School, Cambridge, by Stanton Williams

  • Building Study: US Embassy, Battersea, by Kieran Timberlake

  • Building Study: Barts Maggie's by Steven Holl

  • Building Study: Pinnacle N10, Muswell Hill, by pH+

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Instrumental in ensuring adequate ventilation as well as natural daylight in the space housed within a thatched roof were four deluxe rooflights from Glazing Vision

Hank dittmar mono brick wall

Can London meet its housing target by building small?

2018-02-20T07:00:00+00:00By Hank Dittmar

The mayor needs to do a lot more to support community builders

Martyn Evans index

This is how design will change your life

2018-02-15T07:00:00+00:00By Martyn Evans4 comments

Does your practice have a compelling story to tell clients and prospective staff?

Gillian Darley index

Rural housebuilding utterly fails to serve the needs of its locality

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We need to recapture the ambition of the inter-war years

Phil Coffey

Jean Nouvel has got the right idea: he's selling holes

2018-02-06T07:00:00+00:00By Phil Coffey2 comments

Light-filled Louvre Abu Dhabi is up there with Ronchamp and the Kimbell

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Parliament's move: A sensible decision?

2018-02-02T07:00:00+00:00By Thomas Lane5 comments

Success will be measured by how well the costs of the refurbishment are managed says Thomas Lane

Ben Flatman

Colombo’s transformation: an architectural gem or just another Asian mega city?

2018-01-31T10:43:00+00:00By Ben Flatman2 comments

Is Sri Lankan architect Geoffry Bawa’s legacy in danger of being lost asks Ben Flatman

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Temperate House, Kew, London, by Donald Insall Associates

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The world’s largest Victorian greenhouse is about to emerge from an at times nerve-racking restoration

Inspirations

Villa dall Ava by OMA

Nick Hayhurst and Jonathan Nicholls' inspiration: Villa dall’Ava, Paris, France

2018-02-12T07:00:00+00:00

The directors of Hayhurst & Co on OMA’s ‘structurally bonkers’ house

Robin Hood Gardens - concept drawing

How architectural drawings changed what we think about architecture

3 comments

The moment when technical drawings took on an agency of their own

Castelvecchio. The second room of the sculpture gallery.

The hitchhiker’s guide to Carlo Scarpa

Richard Murphy is now one of the foremost experts on Carlo Scarpa, but it all began with a serendipitous student visit

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Redundant city centre car parks: repurpose or demolish?

The city centre multi-storey car park is rapidly becoming redundant. Can they be repurposed?

Crown Street Regeneration Project in the New Gorbals, Glasgow (1992-2000, master plan by Piers Gough/ CZWG, buildings by various architects), looking into Old Rutherglen Road (buildings by Holmes Partnership).

The end of the suburban dream

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Could Britain be on the verge of a tenement revolution?

Design Engine's British embassy in Sanaa, Yemen

How do you design an embassy in a country like Yemen?

In a land with more guns that people, can you design an embassy that says, ‘Come in for tea’?

A historic plan of Barcelona's Ensanche - or Eixample - district

Urban design must shake off the shackles of the tabula rasa

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The majority of land in our towns is already built on. If we limit urban design to big empty sites we are all the losers

Stravinsky Fountain in Paris

Britain should lighten up and allow some fun into its public spaces

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Give architects a really big site and stand back

SPAB scholar Lilian Tuohy Main gets to grips with an ancient building

Between our two hands: Creating space for the analogue in architectural education

How can architects draw and specify materials they have never worked with?

Gibberd's Somerford Grove in Hackney (1945-9)

Why Frederick Gibberd deserves a place in our narrative of modern architecture

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Christine Hui Lan Manley argues for the modernist’s place in the canon

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