Building Studies

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

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

  • Building Study: The Ray, Farringdon, by AHMM

  • Building Study: Windermere Jetty Museum, Cumbria, by Carmody Groarke

  • Building Study: Royal College of Pathologists, London, by Bennetts Associates

  • Building Study: Dancy House, Marlborough, by Allies and Morrison



_AYA ceremony 2019 (13)

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


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

Jamie Fobert Architects' Tate St Ives, Cornwall

Jamie Fobert crowned Architect of the Year


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


Gillian Darley index

Nairn was right to despair of York

2019-06-19T06:00:00+01:00By 3 comments

Gillian Darley finds herself confounded by the city’s planners

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You can’t programme public space, however much you’d like to

2019-06-18T06:00:00+01:00By David Rudlin1 comments

Open spaces are different from buildings and require a humbler approach from designers, says David Rudlin

Martyn Evans index

Pride is a reminder for us all to be a bit more humane

2019-06-14T06:00:00+01:00By Martyn Evans2 comments

Thoughtless language and design can exclude people who are different, says Martyn Evans

Ben Flatman

Those vying to be PM must look beyond their party and engage with a country crying out for real change

2019-06-12T06:00:00+01:00By Ben Flatman2 comments

Centralised control has infantilised us and eroded the built environment. It’s time to put the government into special measures

Julia Park

Lessons from a loose researcher

2019-06-11T06:00:00+01:00By Julia Park1 comments

Never trust other people’s statistics, says Julia Park. There’s always a risk someone put a decimal point in the wrong place

Eleanor Jolliffe

Does the RIBA really need to tell architects this stuff?

2019-06-04T06:00:00+01:00By Eleanor Jolliffe10 comments

Eleanor Jolliffe takes issue with the way the new code of conduct infantilises the profession


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Sadie Morgan's inspiration: Plymouth Lido


The art deco pool has a place in the heart of the dRMM co-founder and BD Female Architectural Leader for many reasons, including a rather personal one

Technical Feature


Technical Study: Hill House, Helensburgh, by Carmody Groarke


Ike Ijeh explains how a chainmail shed is protecting a Charles Rennie Mackintosh mansion from water ingress

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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


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

Architecture room at the RA Summer Exhibition 2019 (3)

Review: Architecture room at the RA Summer Exhibition 2019

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

index_Nicola Gillen, Aecom and author of Future Office

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


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


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

Woodthorpe Good Shepherd - from 100 Churches, 100 Years

Churches that defined the Twentieth Century


The last century produced some staggering places of worship but many are misunderstood and under threat, warns Elain Harwood

Richmond House

Demolishing Richmond House for a temporary Commons would be an act of philistinism


Short-term thinking must not be allowed to rob us of Whitfield’s gem, argues Catherine Croft


Examining the legacy of Pei's pyramid and Foster's Reichstag


Thirty years on, Ike Ijeh compares the influence of the seminal Louvre Pyramid and other radical restorations of its era on current practice

Phoenix Will Rise by artist Rana Begum and Marina Tabassum Architects at the Whitechapel Gallery's Is This Tomorrow exhibition

Tomorrow never quite came


60 years after the Whitechapel Gallery first asked architect-artist collaborators to predict the future the mood is much gloomier, says Daniel Elsea

Tara Gbolade of Gbolade Design Studio

AYA 2019 shortlists: Female Architectural Leader of the Year

A look at the eight individuals who have been shortlisted for the AYA female leader category

Notre Dame reimagined_image by David Deroo

An international design contest could be a disaster for Notre Dame

Anglo-French architect David Deroo cautions against the hasty rush to rebuild the cathedral

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