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The verdict: Ike Ijeh on the 2019 Stirling Prize winner


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

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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 Brooksbank

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

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How to design a good school dining room

2019-09-17T06:00:00+01:00By Tom Waddicor

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-Greenberg

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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AL_A reveals plans for £42m Paisley Museum makeover


Venue to reopen in 2022

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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’


Firms readied for National Railway Museum design job


Firms have until 23 September to apply for York scheme

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


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

2019-08-14T06:00:00+01:00By Anna Liu

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 Parkin

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


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 Barton

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


Housing Design Awards 2019: The winners


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

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Ike Ijeh on the 2019 Stirling Prize shortlist


BD’s architecture critic on this year’s six contenders

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Housing Design Awards 2019: Uncompleted scheme winners


This year’s winners take a smart approach to densification that shows how to provide quality living space in constrained sites

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