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Planning committee to meet next week to make a decision on plan for three new office buildings on London Wall site

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Final Grenfell Tower report delayed for third time

Publication now expected after next anniversary of 2017 fire

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AI is challenging us to up our game – as architects we should stop focusing on images and capitalise on our true value

Architects must stop fighting yesterday’s battles around professional status and focus on the thought and creativity that they bring, writes Satish Jassal

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    Mark Chapman, general manager of platform and microlift division of Stannah Lifts talks through the types of platform lifts and looks at new additions to the offer

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    Projects should be harnessing the power of plants

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    The emphasis on creating spaces that foster human health and wellbeing has become a hot topic in construction and interior design across many sectors. How can we create spaces that are functional but also offer tangible physical and mental benefits to its inhabitants?

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    THISS Studio unveils coworking space and recording studio

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    THISS Studio has transformed the upper two levels of a former warehouse on Leonard Street in Shoreditch to create a new office, coworking space and recording studio for music management group, Common Knowledge.

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Architect of the Year Awards 2023

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Can bankrupt Birmingham afford its vision for a greener future?

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Birmingham’s latest public realm improvement brings with it some expensive maintenance liabilities, writes Joe Holyoak

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AI is challenging us to up our game – as architects we should stop focusing on images and capitalise on our true value

2024-04-10T00:05:00+01:00By 3 comments

Architects must stop fighting yesterday’s battles around professional status and focus on the thought and creativity that they bring, writes Satish Jassal

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Imagining the City of London’s future: Speculative scenarios and adaptive strategies

2024-04-09T00:05:00+01:00By

From becoming an independent city state, to a heritage zone or thriving mixed-use hub, Kat Hanna speculates on the City’s possible futures

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The Coach: How to get the recognition you deserve, without being seen as a ‘show-off’

2024-04-08T00:05:00+01:00By

A social and workplace culture that has historically encouraged modesty can also prevent us from getting noticed, writes Louise Rodgers

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How the people of Dresden campaigned to rebuild the lost heart of their city

2024-04-05T00:05:00+01:00By 3 comments

Leon Furkert of the Dresden Historical Society shares the story of Dresden’s renaissance

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How Coventry beat Paris and London on the road to the future

2024-04-04T00:05:00+01:00By 1 comments

From the prioritisation of cars to residential zoning and a disinclination to rebuilding lost buildings, no British city tells the story of post-war planning better than Coventry, writes Nicholas Boys Smith

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