Technical Feature


Technical Study: Royal Opera House, London


Stanton Williams’ revamp of the Royal Opera House opens up the building to make it more accessible as a public space


Building Studies

  • Building Study: South London Gallery, by 6a architects

  • Building Study: V&A Dundee, by Kengo Kuma & Associates

  • Building Study: Goldsmiths CCA, London, by Assemble

  • Building Study: Moor Courts, Surrey, by Coffey Architects

  • Building Study: Signal Townhouses, Greenwich, by AHMM

  • Building Study: Arhus harbour baths, Denmark, by Bjarke Ingels

Redrock Stockport: Winner of the Carbuncle Cup 2018

Winner of 2018 Carbuncle Cup announced


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

Latest Digital Edition


BD Digital Edition - August 2018


Highlights from August in a magazine format

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We must stop young architects selling their souls for their careers

2018-09-25T06:00:00+01:00By Phil Coffey9 comments

To end architecture’s Faustian Pact we need to teach students business skills, says Phil Coffey

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RIBA's good start on Hackitt

2018-09-19T06:00:00+01:00By Thomas Lane1 comments

RIBA should be commended for being the first institution to embed the Hackitt Review’s recommendations into its guidance

Julia Park

Living in a shared house doesn’t have to be a last resort

2018-09-18T06:00:00+01:00By Julia Park

There is nothing wrong with sharing a home providing it has been designed for the purpose and is affordable

Ben Flatman

Oxford’s failure to teach architecture is a disaster for architects and the country

2018-09-13T06:00:00+01:00By Ben Flatman23 comments

Britain’s leaders are educated at Oxford – where they never meet an architecture student, writes Ben Flatman

Eleanor Jolliffe

Home is where the hearth is

2018-09-11T06:00:00+01:00By Eleanor Jolliffe1 comments

An Englishman might think his home is a castle but language suggests we’re happier living less isolated lives

David Rudlin

What is it about architects and urban design?

2018-09-10T06:00:00+01:00By David Rudlin4 comments

Architects love to break the mould – but you ignore the rules of urban design at your peril, says David Rudlin

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Gaddafi's paranoia is alive and well in Fitzrovia


Gillian Darley finds herself under uncomfortable scrutiny at Facebook’s new home

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Time for fresh thinking at Bishopsgate Goodsyard

2018-09-04T06:00:00+01:00By 2 comments

As the key East End site comes back on stream, client and architects have a chance to redefine London’s City fringe


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Phil Coffey's inspiration: Can Lis, Majorca


Jørn Utzon’s family home in Majorca perfectly sums up the fundamentals of architecture for Phil Coffey

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How to get housing through planning: collaborate with the locals

Community-led schemes are getting quality designs built, says Tom Chance

Renzo Piano Building Workshop: The Shard and the London skyline in 2012

RA show rightly casts Renzo Piano as pragmatist and dreamer


The first big architecture exhibition since David Chipperfield united the two halves of the Royal Academy is a hit

The Lego building at Reading University, designed by Howell Killick Partridge & Amis and due to be remodelled by Hawkins Brown

Old buildings bite back - but it's exactly those twists that make refurbs so rewarding

The thrill of repurposing a historic building is worth the inevitable headaches, argues Nicola Rutt

Richard Green Gallery, New Bond Street, London. Designed by George Saumarez Smith of Adam Architecture and completed in 2011

Classicism is in our DNA. Just look at any terraced street


Classicism has been accused of responsibility for the Holocaust and the Grenfell fire but a new generation of architects can see past the baggage

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Who do we want to immortalise?

The memorials we erect say more about us than they do about the past, writes Duncan Wilson, as Historic England tries to start a national debate


'Florian’s legacy is assured'

Florian Beigel has inspired generations of architects with his ability to communicate through words, drawings and buildings, says Julian Lewis

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World Heritage status - a blessing or curse?


After 30 years as a World Heritage Site, the Tower of London faces being delisted. Does it matter?

Orestad retirement home, Copenhagen, designed by JJW Arkitekter

Why it's in all our interests to reinvent the almshouse after 1,000 years

While the last decade has seen significant progress in the quality and variety of housing for older people, there is still some way to go


Five of the best urban sun spots

Ike Ijeh searches out the five best UK roof gardens and public spaces to make the most of the summer sun

Tadao Ando's Ando Museum in Naoshima, Japan

How Tadao Ando designs with light and darkness


In a skilled architect’s hands the most important building materials are free, says Mary Guzowski

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