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of excellent buildings and spaces.

Case studies

Read hundreds of examples of excellent buildings and spaces, all with photography.


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Buildings guide

Expert advice for people commissioning and managing building projects.

Masterplans guide

Expert advice on managing development projects above the scale of single buildings.

Large scale urban designLarge scale urban design

How do we deal with the economic, social and environmental challenges of large areas that cannot be solved through local action?

Client guides

Read practical advice for clients who are commissioning buildings or spaces.

Sustainable Places

Get expert advice on planning, designing and managing a sustainable place.


Watch videos from CABE, Building for Life and Sustainable Cities.


History of CABE

From 1999-2011, CABE was the government's advisor on architecture, urban design and public space.

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Archive information

This permanent archive of the website was created on 1 January 2011.

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