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Ben Flatman

Rebuild the Mac, but why stop there?

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

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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

Eleanor Jolliffe

Can a single person sign off a complex building?

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The Hackitt review’s common sense approach is welcome, but Eleanor Jolliffe has some practical questions

Wittgenstein-heftet Sider kopi

How we are reconstructing Wittgenstein's house in Norway

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

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BD Digital Edition - May 2018

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Highlights from May in a magazine format

Building Studies

  • 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

  • Building Study: Old Bearhurst, East Sussex, by Carmody Groarke

  • Building Study: Centre Point, London, by Conran and Partners

Masterplanning & public realm architect of the year

Gallery: AYA 2018 winners

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

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

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

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Carmody Groarke crowned Architect of the Year

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

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Ben Flatman

Rebuild the Mac, but why stop there?

2018-06-21T06:00:00+01:00By Ben Flatman

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

Eleanor Jolliffe

Can a single person sign off a complex building?

2018-06-19T06:00:00+01:00By Eleanor Jolliffe5 comments

The Hackitt review’s common sense approach is welcome, but Eleanor Jolliffe has some practical questions

Gillian Darley index

The fleeting pleasure of a palimpsest exposed

2018-06-15T06:00:00+01:00By 1 comments

A building’s history is often hidden in plain sight for those with eyes to see. But occasionally a more intimate glimpse is briefly exposed

Martyn Evans index

If developers really want to build communities they need to stop trying to control everything

2018-06-14T06:00:00+01:00By Martyn Evans

The most successful places are messy ecosystems that have evolved over time, says Martyn Evans

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Improper housing

2018-06-06T06:00:00+01:00By Phil Coffey

Does it have to be this hard for architects to design the inside as well as the outside of housing, asks Phil Coffey

Julia park

Raynsford’s vision for planning is spot-on, so put his ideas in the new NPPF

2018-06-04T06:00:00+01:00By Julia Park

The government should stop messing with permitted development and focus on getting the fundamentals right

Technical Feature

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Technical Study: The world's first 3D-printed house, by CLS Architetti

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3D printing is fast breaking down conventional barriers in engineering and architecture and changing the way the industry operates

Inspirations

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Donald Insall's inspiration: Windsor Castle, UK

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

Wittgenstein-heftet Sider kopi

How we are reconstructing Wittgenstein's house in Norway

1 comments

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

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Review: Piers Gough's architecture room at the RA

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

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World Cup: Stadium by stadium

Ike Ijeh takes a look at the key venues

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This is how we talk when we talk about architecture

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

Kieren Majhail

Diversity is not just a London issue. The regions need to discuss it now more than ever

Young architects around Britain are desperate for their studios to be more representative, says Kieren Majhail

Vatican chapel by Eduardo Souto de Moura at 2018 Venice Biennale

Five of the best pavilions at Venice

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More than 80 national pavilions and events are being staged in Venice on the biennale theme of Freespace. Daniel Elsea picks five worth seeing

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Review: 2018 Venice Biennale

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Freespace contains exceptional, thought-provoking work. But a few people’s ‘Will this do?’ approach is more trade show than architecture festival

Pooja Agrawal

Planning has big problems. We think we've found a solution

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In an age of austerity, planning departments need all the help they can get. Lend them the best talent from the private sector, says Pooja Agrawal

Sharp Centre for Design in Toronto by Will Alsop

'A mash-up of high-tech, futurism and Blue Peter' - Ijeh on Alsop

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Will Alsop was radical, daring and esoteric - but above all he brought a sense of fun to architecture

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