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How to stop stack effect whistling through your buildings


Cold drafts, howling winds and banging doors can be avoided with careful planning, explain Steven Attrill and David Hamlyn of consultant RWDI

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How to run the perfect design competition

2019-06-06T06:00:00+01:00By Alan Berman6 comments

Architectural contests are a minefield to get right. Alan Berman has been on both sides of the fence, as architect and advisor

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Review: Architecture room at the RA Summer Exhibition 2019

2019-06-05T06:00:00+01:00By Michael Collins

Michael Collins on the exhibition which opens to the public next week

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Office architects need to add anthropology and data science to their skillset

2019-05-30T06:00:00+01:003 comments

Our workplaces have never been more high-tech - and yet in some ways office design is turning full circle, says Aecom’s Nicola Gillen

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Turns out buildings are even more interesting with people in them

2019-05-24T06:00:00+01:002 comments

The Saturday Ladies Architecture & Design Society finds going beyond glossy architectural photographs rewarding

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Churches that defined the Twentieth Century

2019-05-22T06:00:00+01:002 comments

The last century produced some staggering places of worship but many are misunderstood and under threat, warns Elain Harwood

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Demolishing Richmond House for a temporary Commons would be an act of philistinism

2019-05-16T06:00:00+01:00By Catherine Croft6 comments

Short-term thinking must not be allowed to rob us of Whitfield’s gem, argues Catherine Croft


Examining the legacy of Pei's pyramid and Foster's Reichstag

2019-05-10T06:00:00+01:00By 8 comments

Thirty years on, Ike Ijeh compares the influence of the seminal Louvre Pyramid and other radical restorations of its era on current practice

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Tomorrow never quite came

2019-05-09T06:00:00+01:00By Daniel Elsea1 comments

60 years after the Whitechapel Gallery first asked architect-artist collaborators to predict the future the mood is much gloomier, says Daniel Elsea

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Bracing for Brexit: How prepared are architects?

2019-03-04T07:00:00+00:00By Jim Dunton3 comments

With potentially just 25 days to go before a no-deal exit from the European Union, Jim Dunton talks to two specialists with their ears to the ground


The Tulip: Will it ever be built?

2019-02-27T07:00:00+00:00By 5 comments

It’s beginning to seem nothing is too bizarre for the City, but some say Fosters’ Tulip has gone too far. Ike Ijeh asks if it could still win planning


In pictures: Famous observation towers around the world

2019-02-27T07:00:00+00:00By 1 comments

If the Tulip is ever built, it will enter a rarefied group of high-profile observation towers across the world


London's new £288m symphony hall and why concert halls are so often late and over budget

2019-02-13T07:00:00+00:00By 5 comments

Will Diller Scofidio & Renfro’s planned Centre for Music face the problems that dog so many major cultural projects?

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With skills like yours, you shouldn’t be working for an architect

2019-02-11T07:00:00+00:00By Jerónimo van Schendel Erice

Businesses that stitch design into their DNA are the most successful, but they need help. Isn’t it time you applied?


Analysis: When will we see wooden skyscrapers?

2019-01-23T07:00:00+00:00By 2 comments

Timber frames have begun to break into commercial and higher-rise uses thanks to technological breakthroughs. Ike Ijeh speaks to the pioneers


Analysis: Righting the wrongs of Canary Wharf


As Canary Wharf turns 30 a residential community is being introduced for the first time. Ike Ijeh assesses Wood Wharf and its parent

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Interview: Lee Polisano on towers and ten years of PLP

2018-11-08T07:00:00+00:00By 3 comments

As the 10th anniversary of PLP and the looming storm of Brexit approach, Lee Polisano looks into the future

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Interview: Marie-José Van Hee

2018-07-06T06:00:00+01:00By Hugh Strange

Hugh Strange talks to Marie-José Van Hee about her approach to architecture and the importance of the domestic in projects of all scales

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Interview: Roger Zogolovitch and Simon Allford

2018-02-21T07:00:00+00:00By Amanda Birch1 comments

What happens when two of the biggest names in architecture collaborate?

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'Inside this strict format, anything can happen'

2018-01-30T07:00:00+00:00By Hugh Strange

Hugh Strange talks to Barcelona practice MAIO about the challenges of practising architecture in Spain

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'Surrealism sounds very far away, but it’s not at all'

2017-11-24T07:00:00+00:00By Hugh Strange

Hugh Strange talks to Jan de Vylder of architecten de vylder vinck taillieu about playing with building elements, the beauty of raw finishes and why Belgian architects have to deal with strange realities

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Interview: Neave Brown on Grenfell, Thatcher and the future of housing

2017-10-02T06:00:00+01:00By 1 comments

As he receives his Royal Gold Medal at the RIBA today, the celebrated architect tells Elizabeth Hopkirk how to get housing right

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'The creative act is making the rules up until they break'

2017-07-24T08:00:00+01:00By Hugh Strange1 comments

Hugh Strange talks to Wicklow-based architect Tom de Paor about his most significant projects, his polymathic approach to architecture and his ‘paradise garden’ on an abandoned farm


'We're very happy with the term magic realism'

2017-04-27T07:59:00+01:00By Hugh Strange

Job Floris and Sandor Naus of Monadnock talk to Hugh Strange about the mixed legacy of the Superdutch generation and the importance of creating new stories from old traditions

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