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Bishopsgate Goodsyard is a tonic that will help London recover from covid

The hugely controversial Shoreditch proposals have finally been recommended for planning. This is a good thing for London, argues Eric Parry, one of the architects involved

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The Coach: The importance of perspective

Our present isolation can make work all-consuming and intensify small dramas. Louise Rodgers offers advice on how to step back

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Finding the way to build back better

New administrative groupings are needed in government and local authorities to ensure joined up strategy across the health, social care, transport and planning agendas, Flora Samuel writes

50 Wonders

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50 Wonders | Phil Coffey: Kimbell Art Museum

The founder of Coffey Architects and former YAYA winner introduces the latest in our 50 Wonders series

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50 Wonders | Femi Oresanya: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House

The HOK London principal, RIBA council member and chair of Architects for Change introduces the latest in our 50 Wonders series

Grenfell Inquiry

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Grenfell Inquiry digest | Module one: How experts blamed key players for ‘shambles’

As the first part of the phase two hearings concludes, Jim Dunton examines the evidence so far and finds a litany of major failures, incompetence and buck-passing

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The Coach: The importance of perspective

2020-11-23T07:00:00+00:00By Louise Rodgers

Our present isolation can make work all-consuming and intensify small dramas. Louise Rodgers offers advice on how to step back

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Finding the way to build back better

2020-11-19T07:00:00+00:00By Flora Samuel

New administrative groupings are needed in government and local authorities to ensure joined up strategy across the health, social care, transport and planning agendas, Flora Samuel writes

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Which pigeonhole are you in?

2020-11-17T07:00:00+00:00By David Rudlin1 comments

Social profiling has become big business and high tech. David Rudlin traces its history back to a team of Victorians pounding the streets

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A green homes revolution or total mayhem?

2020-11-16T07:00:00+00:00By Julia Park2 comments

In theory the government is about to start retrofitting 2,700 homes every day. Really, asks Julia Park

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Spiralling insurance premiums are putting architects out of business

2020-11-09T07:00:00+00:00By Andrew Mellor9 comments

The PI insurance crisis is a threat to architects but also to housing targets so the government will have to act, writes Andrew Mellor

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Buildings

  • 50 Wonders | Phil Coffey: Kimbell Art Museum

  • 50 Wonders | Femi Oresanya: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House

  • 50 Wonders | Stefanie Rhodes: Le Havre

  • 50 Wonders | Stuart Lipton: 1 Finsbury Avenue

  • 50 Wonders | Jamie Fobert: Sao Paulo Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism

  • 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

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Inspirations

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Sam Jacob’s inspiration: Avebury stone circle

2020-10-15T06:00:00+01:00

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