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Friday28 April 2017

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Blackfriars Garden Islands Bridge

It's not just the Garden Bridge: other crossings for London

21 April 2017

Ike Ijeh takes a look at the other bridges planned across the Thames

Garden Bridge winter

Garden Bridge: Troubled crossing

19 April 2017

Margaret Hodge’s recent report on the controversial Garden Bridge has highlighted the question of whether the mayor of London should pull the plug on the project, even if it means wasting £46.4m of public money already committed. David Blackman reports

Albert Dock

Conservation areas at 50: is their time up?

12 April 2017

As conservation areas turn 50, they are coming under increasing pressure in major cities. Ike Ijeh looks at the battle between heritage enthusiasts and developers, and asks experts if they think the areas have reached a tipping point

Empire State Building

Can you design one of the world’s most famous buildings and be forgotten?

7 April 2017

You’ve slaved for years over window details before finally getting to work on the project your grandchildren will talk about. But will anyone else remember you as they take a selfie in front of it? Eternal fame is far from guaranteed, cautions Jonathan Glancey

Maison Louis Carré by Alvar Aalto

From the spoon to the city: Richard Rogers on Alvar Aalto

3 April 2017

In his introduction to a new book on Aalto, Richard Rogers hails the Finnish architect’s sensitivity to detail at every level

St Paul’s from Ludgate Circus

What next for London’s protected views?

22 March 2017

A spate of east London towers, and renewed concern from the mayor’s office, have reopened the debate about the scope of the capital’s viewing corridors. David Blackman reports

istock London Skyline

How business park architecture has traduced London's skyline

1 March 2017

In this extract from his new book, Jonathan Glancey accuses leading architects of souring world-class views with a grubby provincialism

Future Greenwich Peninsula

Greenwich Peninsula: does it stack up?

5 April 2017

Knight Dragon’s £8.4bn redevelopment of Greenwich Peninsula will be one of the biggest regeneration projects by one developer that the capital has ever seen and has attracted some top architectural talent. But will the result stand the test of time? Ike Ijeh reports

3D visualisation tool

Five trends reshaping design

24 March 2017

The rapid advance of digital tools and performance analysis systems is certainly helping the design process - but how much of an architect’s work are they set to take over? Ike Ijeh reports

Aerial view of 22 Bishopsgate

Wellbeing: 22 Bishopsgate, London

10 March 2017

The team behind the City of London’s latest tower is putting employee health and happiness at the top of the design agenda, with health-food bars, meditation areas and even forest bathing all part of the mix. Amanda Birch reports on the UK’s first major WELL-certified new-build project

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