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Liverpool’s loss is a salutary lesson for the UK’s remaining World Heritage Sites

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A hands-on approach to protecting our heritage does not shut the door on new development, says Henrietta Billings

Nick Fairham, chief executive of BDP, 2021

Repurposing is key to unlocking the future of our city centres

In the latest in our Stratford Design Challenge series, BDP’s Nick Fairham considers the role retrofit and reuse can play

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What does the decision to scrap EWS1 forms for some buildings mean?

Expect a period of limbo while owners wait for more government guidance – and for insurers to respond, writes Andrew Mellor

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God is in the detail

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Small things can matter greatly. Yet too often it’s no one’s job to care about them, writes Martyn Evans

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50 Wonders | John Pawson: Le Thoronet Abbey, Provence

The designer of a Cistercian abbey in the Czech Republic and a number of other sacred buildings shares his choice for our 50th birthday series, #BD50Wonders

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What does the decision to scrap EWS1 forms for some buildings mean?

2021-07-29T06:00:00+01:00By Andrew Mellor

Expect a period of limbo while owners wait for more government guidance – and for insurers to respond, writes Andrew Mellor

Martyn Evans index

God is in the detail

2021-07-28T06:00:00+01:00By Martyn Evans2 comments

Small things can matter greatly. Yet too often it’s no one’s job to care about them, writes Martyn Evans

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Housing secretary’s beautiful words need to be backed by long-term investment

2021-07-23T09:47:00+01:00By

Liverpool’s humiliation at the hands of Unesco shows how much we need highly skilled planning departments, writes Elizabeth Hopkirk

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For many architects the cladding crisis is personal

2021-07-20T06:00:00+01:00By Eleanor Jolliffe3 comments

Eleanor Jolliffe describes what it is like to design high-rises by day and navigate costly problems with your own home by night

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London’s skyline is a mess. Should architects feel ashamed?

2021-07-19T06:00:00+01:00By Ben Flatman18 comments

If the profession is unwilling to reject damaging projects it should at least speak up, writes Ben Flatman

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  • Technical Study: Kingston Cycle Hub, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects

  • 50 Wonders | John Pawson: Le Thoronet Abbey, Provence

  • 50 Wonders | Anna Liu: Palace of Labour, Turin

  • 50 Wonders | Keith Williams: Capitol Complex, Chandigarh, India

  • Antarctica: Designing for the planet’s most hostile continent

  • One Triton Square by Arup: a refurbishment with a difference

  • 50 Wonders | Tara Gbolade: Benga Riverside, Mozambique

  • Let’s be honest, achieving true net-zero is still a huge challenge

  • 50 Wonders | Robert Sakula: SESC Pompéia

  • Museum of the Home, Hoxton by Wright & Wright Architects

Nick Fairham, chief executive of BDP, 2021

Repurposing is key to unlocking the future of our city centres

In the latest in our Stratford Design Challenge series, BDP’s Nick Fairham considers the role retrofit and reuse can play

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Deadline extended for Stratford Design Challenge

Architects and students now have until July 30

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V&A East director joins Building [Re]Design judging panel

Claire McKeown leads on construction of museum’s new O’Donnell & Tuomey and Diller Scofidio & Renfro buildings

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WA100 2021: Digital edition

Building Design’s annual analysis of the state of play in architecture, listing all the top practices, identifying the leaders in different specialisms, markets and regions, and looking to the year ahead in architecture

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Manchester launches international design competition for Piccadilly Gardens

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Council says it wants to create a ‘uniquely Mancunian’ space in the neglected square

York Way Estate - Maccreanor Lavington and Erect Architecture

Maccreanor Lavington and Erect cleared to boost estate's social housing

Community centre and 91 affordable homes will be added to York Way Estate

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