Five of the best urban sun spots


Ike Ijeh searches out the five best UK roof gardens and public spaces to make the most of the summer sun

Tadao Ando's Ando Museum in Naoshima, Japan

How Tadao Ando designs with light and darkness

2018-08-06T06:00:00+01:00By Mary Guzowski

In a skilled architect’s hands the most important building materials are free, says Mary Guzowski

Portsmouth's recently-revamped D-Day Museum, a project led by Hampshire County Council's in-house architecture team. Landscaping was by UBU Design.

Portsmouth showcases £5m D-Day Museum revamp

2018-08-06T06:00:00+01:00By Jim Dunton

Hampshire County Council’s in-house architects lead on upgrade of 1980s attraction

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Studying architecture requires hard sacrifices for little return. So why do it?

2018-07-26T06:00:00+01:00By Simeon Shtebunaev

A campaigner against the hidden cost of studying architecture tells his own very personal story


Still learning from Las Vegas

2018-07-23T06:00:00+01:00By Andres Ramirez

Denise Scott Brown’s early photography reveals the genesis of ideas that made her one of the most influential architects of the 20th century

Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre_Worcester College_Oxford by Niall McLaughlin Architects_pic Nick Kane (2)

The verdict: Ike Ijeh on the 2018 Stirling shortlist


BD’s architecture critic hails the least urban shortlist in years

Charles Campion with young people at a St Clements charrette in east London

Urban design is meant to be all about communities – so listen to them

2018-07-16T06:00:00+01:00By Charles Campion

The public should take their rightful place alongside professionals and politicians

Signal Townhouses

Housing Design Awards 2018: the winners


Ike Ijeh looks at this year’s winners and concludes that, when it comes to innovation, councils are leading the way


Analysis: Righting the wrongs of Canary Wharf


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

Drone footage showing fire damage to the Mac

A philosopher's contribution to the Mac debate

2018-06-26T06:00:00+01:00By Harald N Røstvik

The chance for young architects to learn about Mackintosh’s technical innovations is one argument for rebuilding the Mac, says Harald Røstvik

Barry Parker

What architects and planners can learn from Barry Parker, architect of the world’s first Garden City

2018-06-22T06:00:00+01:00By Victoria Axell, David Ames

As Letchworth looks to expand for the first time in a generation, it is vital to understand the ideals that underpinned its creation

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How we are reconstructing Wittgenstein's house in Norway

2018-06-18T06:00:00+01:00By Harald N Røstvik

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

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition architecture room by Piers Gough_pic_Michael Collins  (8)

Review: Piers Gough's architecture room at the RA

2018-06-11T09:43:00+01:00By Michael Collins

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


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

2018-06-07T06:00:00+01:00By Richard Gatti

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

2018-06-05T06:00:00+01:00By Kieren Majhail

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

2018-05-30T06:00:00+01:00By Daniel Elsea

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

Freespace room at the Venice Biennale

Review: 2018 Venice Biennale

2018-05-29T09:56:00+01:00By Daniel Elsea

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


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

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