Building Studies

  • Building Study: Alto private rental scheme, London, by Flanagan Lawrence

  • Building Study: Bourne Estate, London, by Matthew Lloyd Architects

  • Building Study: Westminster Abbey, London, by Ptolemy Dean Architects

  • Building Study: Copyright Building, London, by Piercy & Company

  • Building Study: The Royal Academy, London, by David Chipperfield Architects

  • Building Study: Grange Primary School, London, by Maccreanor Lavington


Technical Feature

MJVH Torhout external terrace

Technical Study: House in Torhout, Belgium

2018-07-06T06:00:00+01:00By Hugh Strange

Marie-José Van Hee has created a refined concrete and timber fronted house above a Flemish dentist using a clever structural solution

Technical Interview

Marie-Jose Van Hee

Interview: Marie-José Van Hee

2018-07-06T06:00:00+01:00By Hugh Strange

Hugh Strange talks to Marie-José Van Hee about her approach to architecture and the importance of the domestic in projects of all scales

Masterplanning & public realm architect of the year

Gallery: AYA 2018 winners


See all the winners of this year’s Architect of the Year Awards

Big Red, King's Cross, Clancy Moore

Clancy Moore: Winning YAYA changes the way we think about ourselves


‘It’s an award with such a rich heritage,’ says BD’s Young Architect of 2018

Lake Pavilion, East Sussex, Carmody Groarke

Carmody Groarke crowned Architect of the Year


Full list of winners from BD’s Architect of the Year Awards 2018

Eleanor Jolliffe

The hidden costs of studying architecture are causing profound suffering

2018-07-17T06:00:00+01:00By Eleanor Jolliffe4 comments

Shocking stories of struggle and even homelessness mean schools must treat reform as a matter of urgency

Gillian Darley index

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

2018-07-13T06:00:00+01:00By 2 comments

Gillian Darley gets cabin fever on the Essex coast

Phil Coffey

Looking back on the summer of 2018

2018-07-10T06:00:00+01:00By Phil Coffey3 comments

The long, hot summer of ’18 should mark a turning point in the cavalier way we treat our world, suggests Phil Coffey

Martyn Evans index

By the bricked-up waters of More London I sat down and wept

2018-07-09T06:00:00+01:00By Martyn Evans23 comments

The decision to fill in a water feature shows why beancounters must be kept away from design decisions

Julia Park

Who is social housing for?

2018-07-03T06:00:00+01:00By Julia Park4 comments

Julia Park urges architects to pay more attention to the long-term maintenance of housing they design

elizabeth hopkirk

If the Mac can be built once it can be built twice

2018-06-29T06:00:00+01:00By 13 comments

There are strong arguments on both sides of the debate but the case for rebuilding the Mac has the edge

Mark Middleton, Grimshaw

Millennials are changing practice but not architecture itself

2018-06-28T06:00:00+01:00By Mark Middleton9 comments

The demands of the rising generation should be listened to – because they reflect what other staff want too

Ben Flatman

Rebuild the Mac, but why stop there?

2018-06-21T06:00:00+01:00By Ben Flatman7 comments

Mackintosh’s devastated art school is not the only significant building in Glasgow that should be rebuilt, argues Ben Flatman


Windsor Castle exterior 2

Donald Insall's inspiration: Windsor Castle, UK


Donald Insall’s work on Windsor Castle after the 1992 fire gave him a deep understanding of the building’s history

Charles Campion with young people at a St Clements charrette in east London

Urban design is meant to be all about communities – so listen to them


The public should take their rightful place alongside professionals and politicians

Signal Townhouses

Housing Design Awards 2018: the winners

Ike Ijeh looks at this year’s winners and concludes that, when it comes to innovation, councils are leading the way


Analysis: Righting the wrongs of Canary Wharf

As Canary Wharf turns 30 a residential community is being introduced for the first time. Ike Ijeh assesses Wood Wharf and its parent

Drone footage showing fire damage to the Mac

A philosopher's contribution to the Mac debate


The chance for young architects to learn about Mackintosh’s technical innovations is one argument for rebuilding the Mac, says Harald Røstvik

Barry Parker

What architects and planners can learn from Barry Parker, architect of the world’s first Garden City


As Letchworth looks to expand for the first time in a generation, it is vital to understand the ideals that underpinned its creation

Wittgenstein-heftet Sider kopi

How we are reconstructing Wittgenstein's house in Norway


An extraordinary project is underway to rebuild the philosopher’s mountain home

Serpentine Pavilion 2018 by Frida Escobedo

The verdict: Ike Ijeh on Frida Escobedo's Serpentine Pavilion

BD’s critic is beguiled by the work of the youngest architect yet to win the annual commission

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition architecture room by Piers Gough_pic_Michael Collins  (8)

Review: Piers Gough's architecture room at the RA


This year’s Summer Exhibition addresses serious themes with wit and verve, says Michael Collins


World Cup: Stadium by stadium

Ike Ijeh takes a look at the key venues

Negroni crop_Richard Gatti

This is how we talk when we talk about architecture


Architects struggle to drop the jargon and engage the public. Richard Gatti finds the addition of hard liquor helps

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