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We were so frustrated by gender equality events we decided to hold our own

2019-08-21T06:00:00+01:00

Jennifer de Vere-Hopkins and Emily Lawrence of Jestico & Whiles explain why they put design at the heart of the equality debate

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‘It’s just the same whether you are designing a building or a bike’

2019-08-20T06:00:00+01:00By

The architect who broke the men’s world cycling speed record at 174mph tells BD how he did it - and admits he was ‘absolutely terrified’

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We should embrace AI to help us solve humanity’s existential crisis

2019-08-14T06:00:00+01:00By Anna Liu1 comments

With a fuller understanding of issues such as climate change and migration we have a better chance of developing solutions, writes Anna Liu

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Confessions of an architectural modelmaker

2019-08-07T06:00:00+01:00By Andrew Parkin2 comments

Faulkner Browns modelmaker Andrew Parkin explains why he has no need to fear the march of technology

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How a UK architect won the job of designing all eight venues for one of the world’s biggest sporting events

2019-07-31T06:00:00+01:00By ​Lindsay Johnston

Pattern Design had less than 18 months to deliver the Pan American Games in Lima. Director Lindsay Johnston explains how they did it

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It’s time to start rebuilding the country

2019-07-26T06:00:00+01:00By Chris Dyson

What’s done is done. Pragmatism and optimism are what we need now to get Britain back on the front foot, argues Chris Dyson

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Architects and urban designers must help plug water shortages before it’s too late

2019-07-25T06:00:00+01:00By Asif Din

Even the UK is heading for a terrifyingly dry future and we need to change the way we design now, says Asif Din of Perkins & Will

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Stop undermining executive architects

2019-07-22T06:00:00+01:00By Tom Barton3 comments

Executive architects are often dismissed as lacking the talent to design great buildings. But without them those projects would be a lot less great

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Housing Design Awards 2019: The winners

2019-07-19T06:00:00+01:00By

This year’s completed scheme winners and the Housing Design Awards 2019 overall winner

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Bracing for Brexit: How prepared are architects?

2019-03-04T07:00:00+00:00By Jim Dunton3 comments

With potentially just 25 days to go before a no-deal exit from the European Union, Jim Dunton talks to two specialists with their ears to the ground

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The Tulip: Will it ever be built?

2019-02-27T07:00:00+00:00By 5 comments

It’s beginning to seem nothing is too bizarre for the City, but some say Fosters’ Tulip has gone too far. Ike Ijeh asks if it could still win planning

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In pictures: Famous observation towers around the world

2019-02-27T07:00:00+00:00By 1 comments

If the Tulip is ever built, it will enter a rarefied group of high-profile observation towers across the world

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London's new £288m symphony hall and why concert halls are so often late and over budget

2019-02-13T07:00:00+00:00By 5 comments

Will Diller Scofidio & Renfro’s planned Centre for Music face the problems that dog so many major cultural projects?

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With skills like yours, you shouldn’t be working for an architect

2019-02-11T07:00:00+00:00By Jerónimo van Schendel Erice

Businesses that stitch design into their DNA are the most successful, but they need help. Isn’t it time you applied?

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Analysis: When will we see wooden skyscrapers?

2019-01-23T07:00:00+00:00By 2 comments

Timber frames have begun to break into commercial and higher-rise uses thanks to technological breakthroughs. Ike Ijeh speaks to the pioneers

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Analysis: Righting the wrongs of Canary Wharf

2018-07-02T06:00:00+01:00By

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

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‘It’s just the same whether you are designing a building or a bike’

2019-08-20T06:00:00+01:00By

The architect who broke the men’s world cycling speed record at 174mph tells BD how he did it - and admits he was ‘absolutely terrified’

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Interview: Lee Polisano on towers and ten years of PLP

2018-11-08T07:00:00+00:00By 3 comments

As the 10th anniversary of PLP and the looming storm of Brexit approach, Lee Polisano looks into the future

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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

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Interview: Roger Zogolovitch and Simon Allford

2018-02-21T07:00:00+00:00By Amanda Birch1 comments

What happens when two of the biggest names in architecture collaborate?

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'Inside this strict format, anything can happen'

2018-01-30T07:00:00+00:00By Hugh Strange

Hugh Strange talks to Barcelona practice MAIO about the challenges of practising architecture in Spain

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'Surrealism sounds very far away, but it’s not at all'

2017-11-24T07:00:00+00:00By Hugh Strange

Hugh Strange talks to Jan de Vylder of architecten de vylder vinck taillieu about playing with building elements, the beauty of raw finishes and why Belgian architects have to deal with strange realities

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Interview: Neave Brown on Grenfell, Thatcher and the future of housing

2017-10-02T06:00:00+01:00By 1 comments

As he receives his Royal Gold Medal at the RIBA today, the celebrated architect tells Elizabeth Hopkirk how to get housing right

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'The creative act is making the rules up until they break'

2017-07-24T08:00:00+01:00By Hugh Strange1 comments

Hugh Strange talks to Wicklow-based architect Tom de Paor about his most significant projects, his polymathic approach to architecture and his ‘paradise garden’ on an abandoned farm

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