Serpentine pavilion

Kéré’s Serpentine Pavilion opens its doors to the public

21 Jun 17 | By Dave Rogers

African architect is latest to be invited to construct a pavilion since programme began in 2000

PLP Southbank

Architect behind One Blackfriars becomes latest to question quality of London's towers

31 May 17 | By Ike Ijeh

Ian Simpson says upcoming scheme over the road from One Blackfriars is a ‘failure of planning’

Grimshaw Miami thumb

Grimshaw’s Miami science museum opens doors

26 May 17 | By Dave Rogers

Four-building Florida complex includes conical aquarium and planetarium


Legendary London music venue KOKO set for remix

23 May 17 | By Jim Dunton

Archer Humphryes Architects proposals will upgrade Grade II building and deliver new hotel

AHMM Croydon scheme for HUB

Go-ahead for AHMM homes at former Croydon council HQ

22 May 17 | By Dave Rogers

Work on Taberner House to start later this year


Sketch of outdoor ticket office, Leicester Square

Sketch of the week: Leicester Square ticket office

23 Jun 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Tim Murray, director of Moxon Architects

Sketch of the week: A cafe in Kingsmead by Timothy Burgess

Sketch of the week: A cafe in Kingsmead

16 Jun 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Timothy Burgess, director of Cove Burgess Architects

Sketch of open-plan office interior

Sketch of the week: Co-working space

9 Jun 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by senior designer Jono Wood of ThirdWay Interiors


Sketch of the week: Airspace

2 Jun 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Georgia Hamilton of Granit Architects

Sketch of commercial new-build in London by Jo Palma

Sketch of the week: Commercial new-build

26 May 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Jo Palma of Perkins+Will




Consultants salary survey 2017: The bold and the bountiful

10 Mar 17 | By David Blackman

Strong hiring intentions and employee caution post the Brexit vote mean those prepared to move jobs could be richly rewarded - as may firms prepared to be aggressive in sourcing new hires

Top 150 consultants

Top 150 consultants 2016

16 Sep 16 | By Joey Gardiner

Consultants grew their UK staff by 5% overall during the past year, but where was the biggest growth and are cuts on their way as the post-Brexit fall-out makes itself felt?

Ben Derbyshire

Ben Derbyshire: ‘Change is necessary’

9 Sep 16 | By Elizabeth Hopkirk

RIBA president-elect Ben Derbyshire is sure of one thing: the 182-year-old institute can’t go on the way it has done. So he’s embarking on a UK tour to try to stir up non-engaged members and convince them that turning the RIBA on its head is the best plan for its survival


How the Great Fire shaped modern London

6 Sep 16 | By Ike Ijeh

On the 350th anniversary of the fire’s close, Ike Ijeh shows how the disaster heralded enormous changes for architecture and urbanism despite the sidelining of Wren’s grand plan

Loughbourgh Science and Enterprise Park

Let's love industrial estates

15 Aug 16 | By Darryl Chen

The changing nature of manufacturing and enterprise means we need to unlock many sites in our cities, integrating industrial estates with surrounding neighbourhoods


Ike Ijeh

A view of the Serpentine Pavilion 2017

21 Jun 17 | By Ike Ijeh

Natural simplicity forms an ode to the spirit of a modern city

Anthony Thistleton

Modular housing can introduce choice

20 Jun 17 | By Anthony Thistleton

Modular housing doesn’t have to come at the expense of good architecture and could bring choice

Jack Pringle

Housing: Great shakes

23 May 17 | By Jack Pringle

If you look hard enough, something positive has come out of this turbulent world politics and frenzy of electioneering

Vick Webb

Untapped technology

25 Apr 17 | By Vicki Webb

Brexit and the skills crisis could be what the construction industry needs to make some really innovative break-throughs that will improve efficiency and productivity

Jack Pringle

Brexit: Small world

29 Mar 17 | By Jack Pringle

London - a global city with top-calibre international architectural staff - is about to feel the effect of Article 50 and all that follows. Can the profession maintain standards in a newly constrained landscape?

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Félicie Krikler

How to avoid divisive regeneration schemes

28 Mar 17 | By Félicie Krikler

Too often developers and architects are accused of alienating people by imposing insensitive designs on their communities

Dominic Thasarathar

Six trends that will define design for contractors

21 Mar 17 | By Dominic Thasarathar

Advances in technology will lift many of the constraints currently faced by contractors and it will pay to keep up to speed with the changes

Philip Watson

How smart buildings will boost our productivity

21 Mar 17 | By Philip Watson

If we give office workers the means to control their environment we will be contributing to a healthier, happier and more productive population

Tal Donahue and Matthew McGuinness

Branding a building

16 Mar 17 | By Tal Donahue, Matthew McGuinness

Developing a brand is becoming ever more important, both for developers and occupiers