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Our experience of cities is rarely static - views unfold as we move through them

We’re protecting the wrong kind of views

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It’s time to rethink the view protection system, argues Purcell’s Tom Brigden

Julia Park

Government policy undermines everything ministers say about beautiful homes

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Julia Park unpicks the paradoxes in government thinking on housing

Ben Flatman

Can Londoners take back control of their city’s out-of-control skyline?

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The rush for the skies has been handled in a way that severely limits the chances of a coherent tall buildings strategy

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Interview: Lee Polisano on towers and ten years of PLP

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As the 10th anniversary of PLP and the looming storm of Brexit approach, Lee Polisano looks into the future

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BD Digital Edition - October 2018

2018-11-02T07:00:00+00:00

Highlights from October in a magazine format

Building Studies

  • Building Study: Charlie Bigham’s, Somerset, by Feilden Fowles

  • Building Study: Coal Drops Yard, London, by Heatherwick Studio

  • 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

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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

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

Julia Park

Government policy undermines everything ministers say about beautiful homes

2018-11-12T07:00:00+00:00By Julia Park2 comments

Julia Park unpicks the paradoxes in government thinking on housing

Ben Flatman

Can Londoners take back control of their city’s out-of-control skyline?

2018-11-09T07:00:00+00:00By Ben Flatman10 comments

The rush for the skies has been handled in a way that severely limits the chances of a coherent tall buildings strategy

Eleanor Jolliffe

Architecture is not a rapid-response artform

2018-11-07T07:00:00+00:00By Eleanor Jolliffe7 comments

An architect’s success should be measured against whether it meets the brief not the zeitgeist, says Eleanor Jolliffe

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Will Letwin’s diversity tactics deliver?

2018-11-02T07:00:00+00:00By Thomas Lane

The Letwin review includes some good ideas but will the government embrace the more radical proposals?

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What makes a museum?

2018-11-01T07:00:00+00:00By

As backdrops for art, the Wapping Project could hardly be more different from Albertopolis, says Gillian Darley

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

Our experience of cities is rarely static - views unfold as we move through them

We’re protecting the wrong kind of views

3 comments

It’s time to rethink the view protection system, argues Purcell’s Tom Brigden

Lee Polisano by Jean Goldsmith_corten resize_crop

Interview: Lee Polisano on towers and ten years of PLP

3 comments

As the 10th anniversary of PLP and the looming storm of Brexit approach, Lee Polisano looks into the future

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The country needs architects to get us out of the housing crisis - just as it did a century ago

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100 years on, it’s time for a new Tudor Walters Report, says Mark Swenarton

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The making of Eric Parry's modern Livery Hall

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The most recent of the City of London’s livery halls continues a grand tradition, finds Peter Murray

Charles Holland

Barbican at 50: Brutalism for the consumer age

From the Smithsons to the Garchey waste disposal systems, Charles Holland walks us through the estate’s history

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Why we need a RIBA student and graduate network

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Architects are alone in not having a formal support structure for the profession’s younger members

The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing in Ypres, Belgium

'The biggest single project since the pharaohs'

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As the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day nears, Glyn Prysor tells the story of the architects who commemorated death on an unprecedented scale

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If the prime minister is serious about building sustainable communities, here's how

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Everyone agrees we should be producing better housing. What we need now are some more built success stories

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Fred Scott: The double ecstasy of altering architecture

A decade after the designer’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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