Focus

Tim Gledstone from Squire & Partners

We must not let short-term thinking dictate our long-term future

While we are having to adapt on our feet, it’s important to start planning with hope, writes Tim Gledstone

David Rudlin

How to win the peace

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Now is the time to establish a design quality unit for England, argues David Rudlin

Ben Flatman

Learning from lockdown: Is 30 years of urban renaissance about to go into reverse?

Ben Flatman talks to Yolande Barnes about whether we are on the verge of a new era of urban depopulation, as predicted by Peter Hall 20 years ago

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David Rudlin

How to win the peace

2020-05-27T06:00:00+01:00By David Rudlin1 comments

Now is the time to establish a design quality unit for England, argues David Rudlin

Ben Flatman

Learning from lockdown: Is 30 years of urban renaissance about to go into reverse?

2020-05-26T06:00:00+01:00By Ben Flatman

Ben Flatman talks to Yolande Barnes about whether we are on the verge of a new era of urban depopulation, as predicted by Peter Hall 20 years ago

Martyn Evans index

Learning from lockdown: If the future is office-less, how do you protect your firm’s culture?

2020-05-19T06:00:00+01:00By Martyn Evans1 comments

The greatest challenge is not technical, it’s social, writes Martyn Evans

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The Coach: Be more Jacinda Ardern

2020-05-06T06:00:00+01:00By Louise Rodgers

Vulnerability and empathy are leadership qualities. Louise Rodgers suggests how we might move beyond ‘I’m fine’ conversations

Eleanor Jolliffe

Learning from lockdown: Getting a (door) handle on the spread of disease

2020-05-05T06:00:00+01:00By Eleanor Jolliffe2 comments

Eleanor Jolliffe looks at how the pandemic might change the way we specify

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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

  • Technical Study: UK Hydrographic Office in Somerset by AHR

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

  • The world’s hottest projects in 2020

  • Building Study: Auckland Tower, County Durham, by Niall McLaughlin

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Inspirations

Old-Dispensary

Richard Griffiths’ first project: The Old Dispensary, Stratford

2020-03-16T07:00:00+00:00

The architect recalls putting quality over cost, winning over hostile workmen and an electric shock

Designing Social Value

Tim Gledstone from Squire & Partners

We must not let short-term thinking dictate our long-term future

While we are having to adapt on our feet, it’s important to start planning with hope, writes Tim Gledstone

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Government urged to set up design quality unit for England

Decades of systemic failure can only be reversed with determined effort, says Place Alliance