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Alan Jones: We need to talk

2019-09-11T06:00:00+01:00By

The profession is facing huge challenges. The new president of the RIBA tells Elizabeth Hopkirk how he plans to tackle them

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Bracing for Brexit: How prepared are architects?

2019-03-04T07:00:00+00:00By Jim Dunton

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

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The Tulip: Will it ever be built?

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

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

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In pictures: Famous observation towers around the world

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

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

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

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

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?

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Analysis: When will we see wooden skyscrapers?

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

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

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Analysis: Righting the wrongs of Canary Wharf

2018-07-02T06:00:00+01:00By

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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Analysis: Is Hackitt a turning point for the profession?

2018-05-30T06:00:00+01:00By

After decades of marginalisation, the Hackitt review is the chance for architects to claim back territory

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Redundant city centre car parks: repurpose or demolish?

2018-02-01T06:30:00+00:00By

The city centre multi-storey car park is rapidly becoming redundant. Can they be repurposed?

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The new London Plan has got it wrong on density

2018-01-09T07:00:00+00:00By Duncan Bowie

Scrapping London’s density matrix could actually worsen the housing crisis, argues Duncan Bowie

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Brexit deal ‘not enough’ to calm staff jitters

2017-12-20T07:01:00+00:00By Jim Dunton and Elizabeth Hopkirk

RIBA says architects need more reassurance about their ability to work after the UK leaves the EU

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Could the return of the clerk of works improve build quality?

2017-11-29T10:07:00+00:00By

Concerns about building quality and safety, especially in the wake of Grenfell, have led to calls for a more co-ordinated approach to accountability. Could the clerk of works help?

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What will Stirk and Harbour do without Rogers?

2017-10-20T06:00:00+01:00By

It’s 10 years since Richard Rogers shared naming rights to his practice with two very different characters. Elizabeth Hopkirk asks the questions everyone’s thinking

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