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LATEST ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW

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School building: Top form

13 Nov 15

Sheppard Robson and Willmott Dixon have teamed up to create a new model of school that aims to be economic, quick to build and flexible enough to be used for multiple alternative uses. Key to all this is the structurally independent, over-sailing glulam roof

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Architecture in a time of austerity

29 Apr 15

Ike Ijeh assesses the impact the coalition has had on architecture and how design has fared through the years of budget tightening

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BIM architecture: The vision thing

19 Nov 14

BIM isn’t normally seen as a design tool but increasingly it can influence what a building looks like. We explore the possibilities and dangers of BIM-inspired architecture

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Horrific architecture: Part 3

31 Oct 14

Continuing our Halloween tribute to the most gruesome building designs around the globe, here’s the third of our three part mini-series

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What to specify: Cladding

24 Jan 17

This week, cladding systems are bolstered by heavy duty bonding for natural stone and a windproof membrane, and given a makeover with translucent panels and a traditional red brick finish

COMMUNITY OPINION

Claire Wansbury

How green space can pay its way in garden villages

9 Jan 17

Cost-benefit analysis of the impact of the natural environment on people could be used to plan the proposed wave of garden villages

Alan Shingler

Prefabrication can have a positive impact on architecture

3 Jan 17

Let’s remain open-minded about the architectural quality modular construction can deliver

Chris Liddle

A chance to rehabilitate our prisons

30 Nov 16

The Autumn Statement recognised the importance of safety in our prisons, but we need a bigger commitment to overhauling the spaces for prisoners and prison officers

Alex Ely

The secret to a great design brief from a client

23 Nov 16

Suprisingly councils tend to be better at discussing ideas with architects at the briefing stage than commercial developers, why is that?

Jack Pringle

It's immigration and jobs – stupid, not the economy

18 Nov 16

Brexit and Trump’s election victory are just the start, western democracies will have to rethink their policies and how they serve ordinary people

Mark Leeson

Architects must improve relationships with contractors

15 Nov 16

A recent report found architects receive poor satisfaction ratings from contractors, which comes from a failure to treat contractors like an end-user client

Philip Watson

How automated design can unleash creativity

11 Nov 16

Automating the design process won’t take creativity out of architecture, but free us up to embrace a more human-centred approach

david hill

How to avoid 'chaos' with shared space schemes

8 Nov 16

Projects aiming to declutter our streets have come in for a bashing but with careful planning they improve the experience of all road users

Martin Wright

Innovation is the cure to construction's ills

28 Oct 16

We cannot afford to ignore the Farmer Review and we should see Brexit as a catalyst for change