Will homes like Rogers’ Y:Cube help make housing more affordable or should we be exploring the potential in existing buildings?
Are space standards crucial to prevent cramped living or another example of unwelcome red tape?
Duncan Bowie says unsustainable development must stop, while Shelagh Grant says density is the only way to double London’s homes
The images were intended to provoke discussion, says Henrietta Billings, but Ben van Bruggen argues they are just a gimmick
Defining the role of the architect is at the centre of the current wrangling about title
If the recession really is over, maybe it’s time to end the culture of underbidding
When smartening up the future clashes with protecting the past
Hutchison Whampoa has persuaded the GLA to step in over council delays to its Farrells-designed Convoys Wharf development
The RIBA provoked a storm by excluding small practices in the procurement terms of its own design competition
Witherford Watson Mann took home the RIBA’s trophy but, for the first time, not £20,000…
Does one weekend of free access to London’s landmarks make a lasting difference?
Is Stephen Hodder right to call on architects to prove their worth?
The government has launched a 10-week consultation ahead of its Housing Standards Review – but are its terms too limited?
Contrasting views on the effects of overseas property ownership on the capital and its economy
Local projects flourished, but did this come at a cost for everyone else?
Is it a statement of intent necessary to reinforce good design or is it just more meaningless rhetoric?
Are the government’s changes politically motivated or necessary to the planning process?
Roger Zogolovitch says hooray for Boris Johnson, but Edward Clarke points to local authorities’ balancing of different stakeholders’ needs
Yes says Russell Curtis from RCKa Architects, 2014 will be a year of opportunity, while Hari Philips from Bell Philips argues that there is still a paucity of projects
Feilden Clegg Bradley’s new plans for the London arts complex: putting things right, or merely tweaking?
Is it a new dawn for UK architecture?
Thomas Heatherwick’s proposed “garden bridge” is appealing, but is it worth building?
Do architects have an embedded social responsibility or should their efforts be directed elsewhere?
Is the government’s initiative the best way to achieve carbon targets?
Architecture tsar Terry Farrell’s comments on ‘rubbish’ post-war architecture have provoked strong responses.
Is the profusion of specialists a waste of money or the sign of a healthy collaborative culture?
A hall of residence winning the Carbuncle Cup has sparked a wider debate about what is and is not acceptable in university accommodation
Would a chief built environment adviser champion responsible placemaking, or stifle innovation and progress at great expense to the taxpayer?
Is it time to embrace reform or would this be a distraction from the real priorities?
Is political dogma holding back construction or are ministers’ actions having a positive impact?