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Thursday24 July 2014

BD Podcast: Ben Derbyshire on housing and architectural ethics and an interview with James Wines

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Ben Derbyshire, MD of HTA, joins the show to talk about what Kevin McCloud's HAB scheme means for the wider industry, and why RIBA should be taking a lead on architectural ethics.


Ben Derbyshire
Ben Derbyshire

Up for discussion in this week's edition, hosted by editor Amanda Baillieu, was a look at the news that Kevin McCloud's HAB has finally got planning permission for a 42-home scheme in Swindon.

Will the star dust factor lead to the volume house builders taking a greater interest in green building? Or is it just a grand design gone wrong?

Next, as politics enters the Stirling Prize with the £20,000 prize tied up with a donation to Amnesty International, we ask what stance the RIBA should take on ethical issues.


James Wines
Credit: Architecture Foundation
James Wines

And lastly, we talk to American sculpture and designer James Wines about architecture in the age of austerity.

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