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Time is running out to save this Aalto-influenced masterpiece

2019-10-23T06:00:00+01:00By Tom Cordell

It will be a tragedy if Bob Giles’ West London College is demolished next year, writes Tom Cordell

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The verdict: Ike Ijeh on the 2019 Stirling Prize winner

2019-10-08T20:00:00+01:00By 3 comments

BD’s architecture critic suggests the judges allowed populism to influence their decision more than architecture

Claire Bennie

It takes more than a design guide to produce quality council housing

2019-10-08T06:00:00+01:00By Claire Bennie

Governance, procurement and culture are the real hurdles, says Claire Bennie

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Look north: The Stirling Prize after Brexit

2019-10-07T06:00:00+01:00By ​Tom Brooksbank1 comments

The prize’s overwhelming southern bias is symptomatic of what prompted many to vote leave, says Tom Brooksbank

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Esther McVey is wrong about architecture in every dimension

2019-10-04T06:00:00+01:00By Robert Adam

Housing minister’s much-ridiculed discovery of ‘3D architects’ betrays a deeper misunderstanding, writes Robert Adam

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In pictures: Why we need to keep fighting for our modern heritage

2019-09-18T06:00:00+01:00By Catherine Croft

As C20 Society celebrates its 40th anniversary Catherine Croft looks at some of the treasures we might have lost

Arne Jacobsen's St Catherine's College Oxford dining room

How to design a good school dining room

2019-09-17T06:00:00+01:00By Tom Waddicor2 comments

Tom Waddicor looks at pitfalls and solutions in designing spaces for learners who lunch

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Designing for God: Eric Mendelsohn’s US synagogues

2019-09-12T06:00:00+01:00By Ita Heinze-Greenberg1 comments

After the trauma of the Holocaust, the task of defining what it meant to be Jewish and American fell to an architect who felt it was his destiny

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How to build a circular economy

2019-09-04T06:00:00+01:00By Petra Marko

Petra Marko asks whether we can get to a place of ‘good growth’

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Alan Jones: We need to talk


The profession is facing huge challenges. The new president of the RIBA tells Elizabeth Hopkirk how he plans to tackle them

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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


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


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


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?


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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Alan Jones: We need to talk


The profession is facing huge challenges. The new president of the RIBA tells Elizabeth Hopkirk how he plans to tackle them

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


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

Roger Zogolovitch and Simon Allford

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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