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Young people are more pro-development - but you won't find them at a public consultation

If you want to engage a pre-retirement demographic you need to understand how young people communicate, says Richard Douglas

Bloomberg Arcade, running through the middle of the Bloomberg building designed by Foster & Partners

We are re-entering an age of necessity and must design accordingly

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Harriet Wennberg welcomes a timely resurgence in the use of natural materials and traditional forms

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People ignore the design that ignores them

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Architects leave communities out of the design process at their peril, says Lesley Malone

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Ageing gracefully: Restorations which retain historical decay

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Ike Ijeh on projects that have preserved the damage caused by fires, damp, squatters and the passage of time

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WA100 2019: The big list

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View a table of this year’s top 100 architects

Building Studies

  • Ageing gracefully: Restorations which retain historical decay

  • Building Study: Clapham School, London, by Cottrell and Vermeulen

  • Building Study: Blackfriars Circus, London, by Maccreanor Lavington

  • Building Study: Welsh Streets, Liverpool, by MCAU

  • Building Study: Charlie Bigham’s, Somerset, by Feilden Fowles

  • Building Study: Coal Drops Yard, London, by Heatherwick Studio

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Technical Feature

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Technical Study: Alexandra Palace Theatre, London

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Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ restoration applies the principle of arrested decay with technical ingenuity and visual conviction

Julia Park

Politicians on all sides are beginning to see the light

2019-01-15T07:00:00+00:00By Julia Park1 comments

A consensus is growing around a new vision for social housing, says Julia Park

Ben Flatman

Rough sleeping is a humanitarian crisis unfolding on Britain’s streets. Can architects help?

2019-01-11T07:00:00+00:00By Ben Flatman1 comments

Ben Flatman looks at some of the ways the profession is making a difference

Eleanor Jolliffe

Religion plays a significant part in our communities - so we need to design for it

2019-01-08T07:00:00+00:00By Eleanor Jolliffe10 comments

Sterile developer-run facilities are no match for the inclusive spaces provided by some faith groups, argues Eleanor Jolliffe

Mark Middleton

Scrapping Tier 2 visas is a great step forward - but what about students?

2019-01-07T07:00:00+00:00By Mark Middleton11 comments

UK architecture relies on talented young part Is and IIs but the new immigration system will exclude them

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How the streets got their names, and other tales

2019-01-04T07:00:00+00:00By 6 comments

Is good branding all it takes to create a place, asks Gillian Darley

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When it comes to planning, we’ve painted ourselves into a corner

2019-01-02T07:00:00+00:00By David Rudlin6 comments

The Raynsford Review is quite a feat but David Rudlin is ultimately disappointed

Martyn Evans index

The empty carcasses of department stores are an SOS to architects

2018-12-20T07:00:00+00:00By Martyn Evans1 comments

Traditional retail landlords will need the profession’s creativity as they face down an apocalypse, says Martyn Evans

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WA100 2019: A world behind borders

2018-12-14T07:37:00+00:00By Thomas Lane1 comments

The top 100 are employing more architects than ever and are bullish about the future. But with a trade war coming, nothing can be taken for granted

Julia Park

Rough sleeping is on the rise. Social housing has fallen 97% in eight years. Could these facts be related?

2018-12-11T07:00:00+00:00By Julia Park1 comments

Architects’ ingenuity gives Julia Park reasons to be hopeful despite digging through some depressing stats

Inspirations

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Je Ahn’s inspiration: Tongdosa temple complex, South Korea

2019-01-09T07:00:00+00:00

Studio Weave co-founder finds himself continually drawn back to a place he first encountered as a child

index crop_Richard Douglas, RIBA Chartered Architect and Associate Director at Pro Vision

Young people are more pro-development - but you won't find them at a public consultation

If you want to engage a pre-retirement demographic you need to understand how young people communicate, says Richard Douglas

Bloomberg Arcade, running through the middle of the Bloomberg building designed by Foster & Partners

We are re-entering an age of necessity and must design accordingly

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Harriet Wennberg welcomes a timely resurgence in the use of natural materials and traditional forms

Image to illustrate Desire Lines book piece

People ignore the design that ignores them

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Architects leave communities out of the design process at their peril, says Lesley Malone

Thornsett development beside St John at Hackney

The developer whose work is now 54% heaven-sent

Thornsett has gradually become a specialist at helping urban churches unlock their sites, explains Bernadette Cunningham

Nick Ford, director of PipSqueak Architectural Design Engineers

Architects need to return to the classroom. The primary school classroom

Engineer Nick Ford has some advice for architects - and some great stories of small children’s lightbulb moments

From Civilization. Jo Choonman, PETROCHEMICAL, from the series INDUSTRY

The unsettling architecture of industry

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Images in new book reveal hidden life of infrastructure and industrial buildings

Petting Farm in Uylpark, Almere, Netherlands by 70F Architecture, from Pet-tecture

What happens when architects design homes for animals

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10 of the quirkiest homes for pets showcased in a new book

Amanda Baldwin, design director and senior associate, Gensler

The work to improve gender equality needs to start at primary school

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Girls need strong role models to show them that construction isn’t just for boys, says a director at the world’s biggest architect

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The world needs more social designers

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With the world in turmoil, social design has never been more important, says the author of a new book

Anthony Thisleton

This is not a ban on CLT – but it is still incredibly shortsighted

CLT can help deliver homes faster and tackle climate change

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