Stirling Prize special


Stirling Prize 2021: The verdict

Grafton’s only completed UK work has plenty to teach us, writes Richard Gatti


Grafton Architects’ Town House wins Stirling Prize

Judges laud Kingston University project as ‘progressive new model’ for higher education buildings


Peter Barber bags Neave Brown Award for Housing

McGrath Road project’s ‘intelligent, dynamic and original’ design lands practice affordable-homes accolade

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Tonkin Liu notches up second Stephen Lawrence Prize

Practice’s Water Tower project creates ‘ingenious eco-build’ family home



50 Wonders | Terry Farrell: The Great Mosque at Córdoba, Andalucía


The principal of Farrells talks about one of his favouite buildings

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Eleanor Jolliffe

A tingle down the spine

2021-10-12T07:00:00+01:00By Eleanor Jolliffe

If ghosts aren’t real, then why are some building types more prone to hauntings than others, wonders Eleanor Jolliffe lightheartedly

Ben Flatman

Is it time for architects to join the Tory party?

2021-10-11T06:00:00+01:00By Ben Flatman9 comments

If we really want to influence government policy we should move our money from the RIBA and our hopes from Labour, argues Ben Flatman

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The Coach: Thinking fast and slow – how to choose

2021-10-06T09:15:00+01:00By Louise Rodgers

While some excel at rapid response, others tend towards a more considered approach – but we can all do both, says Louise Rodgers

Siu-Pei Choi

Why more architects should drop out of school

2021-09-30T06:00:00+01:00By Siu-Pei Choi5 comments

Architect-turned-contractor Siu-Pei Choi reckons pig-headedness should trump schooling as a ticket to the profession

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Only the chosen few can walk the ‘starchitect’ tightrope

2021-09-28T06:00:00+01:00By David Rudlin2 comments

To succeed, an audacious idea needs to be sold with charm and executed with self-confidence, says David Rudlin. And often that is still not enough

  • Technical Study: Restoring Birmingham Selfridges’ cladding

  • 50 Wonders | Terry Farrell: The Great Mosque at Córdoba, Andalucía

  • 50 Wonders | Simon Allford: Notre-Dame de Raincy

  • 50 Wonders | Deborah Saunt: Royal Vauxhall Tavern

  • Technical Study: Cutting 75% of emissions from Powell & Moya’s Wolfson College, Oxford

  • 50 Wonders | Karen Cook: Place des Vosges, Paris

  • 50 Wonders | Graham Morrison: Fondazione Querini Stampalia bridge

  • Technical Study: Kingston Cycle Hub, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects

  • 50 Wonders | John Pawson: Le Thoronet Abbey, Provence

  • 50 Wonders | Anna Liu: Palace of Labour, Turin

Sanaa Shaikh of Native Studio

Winners of Stratford Design Challenge announced

Judges of Building [Re]Design ideas competition award a first prize and a highly commended

Stratford Design Challenge

Stratford Design Challenge finalists: part V

We showcase the best entries in our Building [Re]Design competition

Safe Streets LLDC 2

Can we design out sexual violence from our towns?

In the latest for our Building [Re]Design series, Pam Alexander outlines how digital tools can help designers and placemakers create safer streets and parks


Future of the Profession

Future of the Profession

We need to talk about the future of the profession

Climate crisis, the Grenfell tragedy and the biggest professional shake-up for 60 years, not to mention a global pandemic and Brexit. Never has it been more critical to shape the way forward. Building Design invites you to join an urgent conversation

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WA100 2021: Digital edition

Building Design’s annual analysis of the state of play in architecture, listing all the top practices, identifying the leaders in different specialisms, markets and regions, and looking to the year ahead in architecture

Long reads

Sanaa Shaikh of Native Studio

Winners of Stratford Design Challenge announced

Judges of Building [Re]Design ideas competition award a first prize and a highly commended

Sally Lewis director of Stitch

Practice launches diversity trust to aid aspiring London architects

Stitch says fund has already raised £90k to sponsor would-be architects from low-income backgrounds