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The women airbrushed out of architecture’s history

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Gillian Darley applauds overdue moves to give proper recognition to pioneers of the profession

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

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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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BD Digital Edition - July 2019

Highlights from July in a magazine format

Building Studies

  • Building Study: Tintagel Bridge, Cornwall, by William Matthews Associates

  • Building Study: James Simon Galerie, Berlin, by David Chipperfield

  • Building Study: Churchill College housing, Cambridge, by Cottrell & Vermeulen

  • Ike Ijeh’s verdict: Junya Ishigami’s Serpentine Pavilion

  • Building Study: Drayton Green Church, by Piercy & Company

  • Building Study: Bracken House, London, by John Robertson Architects

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Jamie Fobert: ‘Our AYA win feels like a new beginning’

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Gallery: Pictures from BD’s Architect of the Year Awards

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Inspirations

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Amin Taha’s inspiration: Pergamon Altar, Museum Island, Berlin

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The architect returns to a glorious Greek altar from his childhood and reflects on the questions its long history raises

Gillian Darley index

The women airbrushed out of architecture’s history

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Gillian Darley applauds overdue moves to give proper recognition to pioneers of the profession

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We’re powerless to stop Brexit. What we can do is prepare for business as unusual

2019-08-13T06:00:00+01:00By Martyn Evans2 comments

Martyn Evans suggests how to make the most of life after Brexit

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Who is hurt most by gentrification?

2019-08-12T06:00:00+01:00By David Rudlin3 comments

What’s the point in hand-wringing, asks David Rudlin

Ben Flatman

Architects must learn to lead in the climate crisis

2019-08-06T06:00:00+01:00By Ben Flatman3 comments

It might already be time for the profession to focus less on sustainability and more on climate change adaptation, warns Ben Flatman

Julia Park

Dear Boris Johnson, please act now to defend your own space standards

2019-08-05T06:00:00+01:00By Julia Park3 comments

Julia Park urges the prime minister not to throw away one of his biggest achievements as mayor of London

Technical Feature

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Technical Study: North West Cambridge housing by Stanton Williams

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The architect’s first affordable housing creates a sense of intimacy while complying with tough daylight regulations, writes Elizabeth Hopkirk

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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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