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The Coach: Time to control the controllables

2020-10-27T06:00:00+00:00By Louise Rodgers

After a summer like no other you are probably in need of an autumn reset, suggests Louise Rodgers

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Adding value has never been more important

2020-10-26T06:00:00+00:00By Flora Samuel

Good design is core to making the world a better place, writes Flora Samuel

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Consider the consequences before shutting out the traffic

2020-10-22T06:00:00+01:00By David Rudlin1 comments

Low-traffic neighbourhoods might sound like a good idea, but we should be wary of just jumping on the bandwagon, David Rudlin writes

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How to pitch to developers – and how not to

2020-10-14T08:12:00+01:00By Martyn Evans

Working out what makes you different, and relevant to a project, will help you to stand out from the crowd, writes Martyn Evans

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Can a single person be competent to sign off a complex building?

2020-10-12T06:00:00+01:00By Andrew Mellor5 comments

And will insurers cover architects for the principal designer role, asks Andrew Mellor as he unpicks the rapidly changing rules



  • 50 Wonders | Norman Foster: Crystal Palace

  • Floating church, Olympic Park, by Denizen Works

  • Brixton Windmill Centre, London, by Squire & Partners

  • ‘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

  • Technical Study: UK Hydrographic Office in Somerset by AHR

  • Building Study: Town House, Kingston University, by Grafton Architects



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Sam Jacob’s inspiration: Avebury stone circle


Wiltshire’s other mysterious Neolithic circle is architecture in its purest form and would give Mies a run for his money, says the FAT co-founder