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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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Planning reform is not just about money

2019-07-12T06:00:00+01:00By Nicholas Boys Smith

There are other ways to ease the pressures on planning capacity, says Nicholas Boys Smith of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission


What if Google built your house?

2019-07-08T06:00:00+01:00By Flavio Tejada

Flavio Tejada predicts a future in which emerging technologies transform the built environment – and construction

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Why American universities are in thrall to the Oxbridge quad

2019-07-04T07:00:00+01:00By Carla Yanni

Some questionable motivations lie behind the design staple, says the author of a new book on the subject

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A new age of council housebuilding is dawning

2019-06-28T06:00:00+01:00By Mark Swenarton

Mark Swenarton on what we need to learn from the Homes Fit for Heroes programme a century ago

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We need a spatial strategy to heal the pain behind Brexit

2019-06-27T06:00:00+01:00By ​Tom Brooksbank

Britain’s failure to take regional planning seriously is a dereliction of duty that has led to our polarised economy, argues Tom Brooksbank

Virginia Newman is a director of KSR Architects and the RIBA mental health champion

Where is architecture’s Stephen Fry?

2019-06-20T06:00:00+01:00By Virginia Newman

We need a high-profile architect to speak out about their mental health struggles, says Virginia Newman

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How to stop stack effect whistling through your buildings


Cold drafts, howling winds and banging doors can be avoided with careful planning

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How to run the perfect design competition

2019-06-06T06:00:00+01:00By Alan Berman

Architectural contests are a minefield to get right. Alan Berman has been on both sides of the fence, as architect and advisor

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Review: Architecture room at the RA Summer Exhibition 2019

2019-06-05T06:00:00+01:00By Michael Collins

Michael Collins on the exhibition which opens to the public next week

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Building Study: Drayton Green Church, by Piercy & Company


This west London church replaces medieval mystery with digital geometry in a thrilling reinterpretation of the gothic tradition

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