Koolhaas’s intellectual ambition could stave off extinction, writes Ellis Woodman
The housebuilding industry is just not ready for a 2016 deadline
Essential modernisation, or senseless globalisation?
Allies & Morrison, Cottrell & Vermeulen and the Shell Centre
Is Jonathan French paying for telling his employers what they didn’t want to hear?
Vicky Richardson on the thinking behind the open call for ideas for 2014’s Venice Architecture Biennale
The city’s multiple economies live side by side
Some of the highlights of this week’s Chelsea Flower Show
Architectural education needs a proper shake-up which needs to begin by putting more money into teaching, argues Will Hunter
Poet Luke Wright’s unusual ode has won fans at Bdonline
The ARC Show has collated Twitter submissions for the best photos of London’s lighting
If you can’t afford to pay your interns then you can’t afford to have them, says Anna Winston
The Public gains a supporter
Better-designed homes for the old would help ease housing pressures for all, says Amanda Baillieu
The Festival Gardens’ riverside promenade is a depressingly lifeless place to stroll, says Gillian Darley
Campaigners have criticised plans to turn the Centre’s skate park into retail units as part of a £120m revamp
Funding cuts will see more buildings follow the fate of The Public, says Ellis Woodman
An architect has been struck off for getting into debt. But is this really ‘professional misconduct’ to anyone other than the Lord Snootys of the profession?
The AA’s Crit Club debates the future of the high street
The burgeoning TMT sector is changing the face of London’s offices, says Amanda Baillieu
The refurbishment of Paris’s Tour Bois-le-Prêtre shows us how it could be done, says Owen Hatherley
Do the figures really bear out the belief that things are looking up?
Zaha Hadid’s Hoxton Square scheme and Thomas Heatherwick’s Routemaster bus
Do professionals really have to be branded and re-branded?
Will Palin on lessons learned from Hackney’s shock refusal of Chipperfield’s Geffrye Museum extension
Battle over the Marquis of Lansdowne pub shows changes brought by social media, says Ellis Woodman
Disposable cameras are one way to record the realities of Cairo and Addis Ababa
Real-life construction is the true test of student skills
The latest plan for Convoys Wharf fails to address the development’s basic flaws, says Ellis Woodman
The housing crisis is about quality, not just dimensions says Hank Dittmar
Get stuck in to property development, urges Dickon Robinson… bourgeois balderdash, says Simon Allford
Ed Vaizey, Angela Brady and John Soane
The real issues raised by the new PFI schools will become clear in the long term, says Amanda Baillieu
David Taylor encounters some ideas to bring home from Portland
Architecture workshops that encourage intellectual debate should not be restricted to students and graduates
The RIBA’s space standards campaign is failing to address the right targets, says Amanda Baillieu
It will take more than EU rule changes to save architects from the hostility of our own government, says Denise Chevin
A coherent voice for firms of all sizes, or not giving the underdogs the help they need?
RMJM, George Ferguson and Winona Ryder
The culture secretary’s call for the arts to earn their keep is shortsighted, says Amanda Baillieu
Henry Goss recalls some fond memories of Rick Mather
A spot of jury service for the RICS Building Awards reveals that some of them are actually quite civilised…
There’s no reason our built environment can’t be shared by pensioners and skateboarders
Can the V&A help persuade a suspicious public of the importance of urban design?
Changing tastes and the movement of history mean no building should be taken for granted
The Portuguese architect has been urged to boycott the $100,000 award
Thatcher, Julia Barfield and Peter Murray
Self-starting community projects are growing from the grass roots
Rachel Whiteread’s new exhibition is an eye-opener for architects
Benchmarking survey shows huge disparity between massive and micro practices