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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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We love predicting the future but we've lost the ambition to plan for it

2017-07-13T07:59:00+01:00By David Rudlin

At a conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Milton Keynes, David Rudlin finds the future is not what it used to be

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Will Grenfell change everything?

2017-07-03T07:59:00+01:00By Julia Park

When just one volume of building regs refers to 93 other documents, it’s clear that we need to go back to first principles, says Julia Park

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Fire regulations: What needs to change

2017-06-29T07:00:00+01:00By Thomas Lane

The Grenfell Tower fire has led to calls for fire safety regulations to be examined. But this was not the first warning sign that the current rules are not fit for purpose. What can be done to make sure a tragedy on this scale doesn’t happen again?

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How to fix the UK's housing mess

2017-06-27T07:59:00+01:00By Hank Dittmar

We need to admit our mistakes and set about making radical changes to the whole system, writes Hank Dittmar

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One year after Brexit, are there actually any signs of the predicted construction crash?

2017-06-22T08:01:00+01:00By

The shadow of Brexit has loomed over commercial development in the City for a year now. So were the doom mongers right to say that leaving the EU would darken prospects for some of the biggest schemes? Ike Ijeh looks at five key projects

Grenfell Tower: Should this cladding be allowed?

2017-06-16T14:34:00+01:00By Thomas Lane

The rapid and devastating spread of the fire at the west London tower has raised questions whether ACM cladding should be permitted on high-rise residential towers, says Thomas Lane

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What actually happens in a hung parliament?

2017-06-09T12:13:00+01:00By Will Worley

A guide to what a hung parliament means and what the impact could be for construction

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