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housing

Ten things you need to know about the planning white paper

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Government’s planning white paper sets out to radically reform the system

Julia Park

Key lessons to be learned about high-density living

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A three-year study into living in some of London’s more recent high-density developments makes fascinating and important reading, writes Julia Park

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Learning from lockdown: What now for universities?

Covid has thrown the previously booming higher education sector into turmoil. It could be an opportunity, writes Nicola Hewes of Purcell

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Julia Park

Key lessons to be learned about high-density living

2020-08-06T06:44:00+01:00By Julia Park3 comments

A three-year study into living in some of London’s more recent high-density developments makes fascinating and important reading, writes Julia Park

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Let’s eat out – but what if you don’t have space?

2020-08-04T06:00:00+01:00By Neil Manthorpe2 comments

Parklets could help solve the space issue, says Neil Manthorpe

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Any surprises in the draft Building Safety Bill?

2020-07-30T06:00:00+01:00By Andrew Mellor1 comments

Much of the draft legislation had been anticipated, Andrew Mellor says we have clarity on some important issues although not all the answers

Eleanor Jolliffe

In experts we trust?

2020-07-29T06:00:00+01:00By Eleanor Jolliffe5 comments

Eleanor Jolliffe examines what it means to be a professional and what the sorry evidence from the Grenfell Inquiry might teach us

Tim Burns

Check your (cycle) privilege

2020-07-28T06:00:00+01:00By Tim Burns2 comments

We need to start designing cycling infrastructure for disadvantaged communities, writes Tim Burns

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Buildings

  • ‘You don’t get involved in a project like this for the glory or the money’

  • Building Study: Plumstead Centre, London, by Hawkins Brown

  • NHS Nightingale: How we built a hospital in 10 days

  • Coming soon – 3D printed components for the masses

  • Maggie’s Centre at the Royal Marsden, Sutton, by Ab Rogers Design

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Inspirations

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Edmund Fowles’ inspiration: Roosenberg Abbey, Flanders

2020-06-15T06:00:00+01:00

The Feilden Fowles director on a remote Belgian monastery designed by a monk who devised his own version of the golden ratio

Designing Social Value

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How to talk to non-architects about social value

The new Social Value Toolkit should arm you with practical support, writes Flora Samuel

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Revealed: The 2020 Architect of the Year Awards shortlists

Finalists will fight it out for AYA glory