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We’re known for our irreverent outlook as much as we’re trusted for our heavyweight building reviews and expert opinion, while our technical coverage is second to none in the architectural press. The WA100 ranking of the world’s top architectural practices is highly regarded by the profession – and by clients. Practices that make it into BD’s annual league table find it a valuable promotional tool.

We also run the long-established Architect of the Year Awards, the only awards that recognise architects for a body of work. The AYAs are always hotly contested, with YAYA in particular being widely respected as a launchpad for young practices.

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The most significant buildings, designed by today’s most interesting architects, reviewed by BD’s award-winning writers.

Recent Building Studies include:

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

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

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

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

  • Sadie Morgan's inspiration: Plymouth Lido

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Inspiring illustrated accounts of architectural challenges solved with the technical ingenuity of today’s most innovative practices.

Recent Technical Studies include:

  • Technical Study: North West Cambridge housing by Stanton Williams

  • Technical Study: IOC Headquarters, Lausanne, by 3XN

  • Technical Study: Hill House, Helensburgh, by Carmody Groarke

  • Technical Study: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London

  • Technical Study: Boulevard Theatre, Soho

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Penetrating analysis, revealing interviews, culture and opinion from the sharpest minds inside and outside the profession.

Recent features include

  • Bracing for Brexit: How prepared are architects?

  • London's new £288m symphony hall and why concert halls are so often late and over budget

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