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Study for a Memorial, Barbican Lake EC, 2015, Fred Scott

Fred Scott: The double ecstasy of altering architecture

A decade after the architect’s seminal book, Peter Youthed argues he paved the way for the likes of David Chipperfield and Caruso St John

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Will driverless cars change our cities for better or worse?

Do electric private-hire driverless cars represent a huge opportunity to redesign our urban environment?

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What can we learn from 15 Clerkenwell Close?

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Buildings shoud be signed off by planners as well as building control, suggests Julia Park

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BD Digital Edition - September 2018

2018-09-28T06:00:00+01:00

Highlights from September in a magazine format

Technical Feature

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Technical Study: The Gantry, Here East, London

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Hawkins Brown has created a colourful new hub for artists using the open source WikiHouse construction system

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Building Studies

  • Building Study: South London Gallery, by 6a architects

  • Building Study: V&A Dundee, by Kengo Kuma & Associates

  • Building Study: Goldsmiths CCA, London, by Assemble

  • Building Study: Moor's Nook, Surrey, by Coffey Architects

  • Building Study: Signal Townhouses, Greenwich, by AHMM

  • Building Study: Arhus harbour baths, Denmark, by Bjarke Ingels

Redrock Stockport: Winner of the Carbuncle Cup 2018

Winner of 2018 Carbuncle Cup announced

2018-09-05T05:00:00+01:00

The award no one wants to win goes to town centre regeneration project in Stockport

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Going solo - Ecophon expands its acoustic cloud range

2018-10-15T06:00:00+01:00

Acoustic specialist Saint-Gobain Ecophon has introduced the latest improvements to the Ecophon Solo™ family, its market leading portfolio of free hanging acoustic panels

Julia Park

What can we learn from 15 Clerkenwell Close?

2018-10-16T06:00:00+01:00By Julia Park3 comments

Buildings shoud be signed off by planners as well as building control, suggests Julia Park

Ben Flatman

George Saumarez Smith is wrong – classical London is nothing but a thin veneer

2018-10-15T06:00:00+01:00By Ben Flatman6 comments

Wren and Nash had a go at imposing classical masterplans on London but they failed spectacularly, argues Ben Flatman

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It has its flaws but Bloomberg is a worthy winner

2018-10-10T20:00:00+01:00By 8 comments

Fosters’ Stirling laureate is an environmental game-changer, argues Ike Ijeh

Inspirations

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Carl Turner's inspiration: The High Line, Manhattan

2018-10-05T06:00:00+01:00

This conversion of a redundant railway line into a linear park is a model for successful regeneration, says Carl Turner

Study for a Memorial, Barbican Lake EC, 2015, Fred Scott

Fred Scott: The double ecstasy of altering architecture

A decade after the architect’s seminal book, Peter Youthed argues he paved the way for the likes of David Chipperfield and Caruso St John

OPENER-OPTION-ELEPHANT-AND-CASTLE-2

Will driverless cars change our cities for better or worse?

Do electric private-hire driverless cars represent a huge opportunity to redesign our urban environment?

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Architects are problem solvers. We should be able to solve an issue like education

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We must work harder to tackle the ‘architecture time-bomb’

Ben Channon, The Mindful Architect

Architects have forgotten how to design for people

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Step down from your ivory tower and design with your users’ wellbeing in mind, urges Ben Channon

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Anni Albers, the Bauhaus and the pliable plane

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Pushed into weaving because she was a woman, Albers became fascinated by the medium’s architectural uses says the curator of the Tate’s retrospective

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How to get housing through planning: collaborate with the locals

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Community-led schemes are getting quality designs built, says Tom Chance

Renzo Piano Building Workshop: The Shard and the London skyline in 2012

RA show rightly casts Renzo Piano as pragmatist and dreamer

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The first big architecture exhibition since David Chipperfield united the two halves of the Royal Academy is a hit

The Lego building at Reading University, designed by Howell Killick Partridge & Amis and due to be remodelled by Hawkins Brown

Old buildings bite back - but it's exactly those twists that make refurbs so rewarding

The thrill of repurposing a historic building is worth the inevitable headaches, argues Nicola Rutt

Richard Green Gallery, New Bond Street, London. Designed by George Saumarez Smith of Adam Architecture and completed in 2011

Classicism is in our DNA. Just look at any terraced street

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Classicism has been accused of responsibility for the Holocaust and the Grenfell fire but a new generation of architects can see past the baggage

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Who do we want to immortalise?

The memorials we erect say more about us than they do about the past, writes Duncan Wilson, as Historic England tries to start a national debate

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