If the recession really is over, maybe it’s time to end the culture of underbidding
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?
Would a salaried position relieve the pressure from loss of earnings or would it compromise the role?
Clients have been accused of abusing the system to stockpile ideas on the cheap — at great expense to the designers.
While some architects are blazing a trail in the care homes sector, is enough being done to meet demand?
Campaigners have criticised plans to turn the Centre’s skate park into retail units as part of a £120m revamp
Get stuck in to property development, urges Dickon Robinson… bourgeois balderdash, says Simon Allford
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?
Just another bit of confusing paperwork, or an integral part of thoughtful design?
Can towers easily integrate into the changing city or must architects carefully consider context?
Essential modernisation, or senseless globalisation?
Do the figures really bear out the belief that things are looking up?