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The world needs more social designers

2018-12-12T07:00:00+00:00By Angeli Sachs

With the world in turmoil, social design has never been more important, says the author of a new book

Anthony Thisleton

This is not a ban on CLT – but it is still incredibly shortsighted

2018-12-10T07:00:00+00:00By Anthony Thistleton

CLT can help deliver homes faster and tackle climate change

Soda Studio

BD Live crit: Reimagining Canada Water

2018-12-04T07:00:00+00:00By Thomas Lane

British Land invited Coffey Architects, Reiach and Hall, Soda Studio and Mikhail Riches to float ideas for £4bn town centre

Stephanie Edwards RIBA National Schools Programme

How can we design for young people when we don't consult them?


When she volunteered to be an architecture ambassador in a school, Stephanie Edwards learnt as much as the pupils

Roger Madelin

Housing crisis. What housing crisis?

2018-11-27T07:00:00+00:00By Roger Madelin

Roger Madelin on the politics behind one of the nation’s most intractable problems

Hassan Fathy giving a lecture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Zamalek, Cairo, 1976

Reappraising Hassan Fathy, the forgotten modernist

2018-11-26T07:00:00+00:00By Viola Bertini

Hassan Fathy was decades ahead of his time – but finally the Egyptian architect’s ideas as well as his techniques are attracting attention

Kayla Friedman

We need a radical shift in how we collaborate for the sake of the planet

2018-11-23T07:00:00+00:00By Kayla Friedman

We have the power to shift the built environment towards sustainable development. We just need to seize it

Innovation Hive - Placemaking by Barton Willmore

Architects aren’t giving themselves credit for R&D

2018-11-19T07:00:00+00:00By Mark Tighe

Your practice could be missing out on tens of thousands of pounds in tax relief, says Mark Tighe

Patrick Lynch's red axo - of objects on ground - of St Peter’s Church, Klippan, Sweden, by Sigurd Lewerentz

Is architecture returning to an age of civic mission?

2018-11-16T07:00:00+00:00By Nicholas de Klerk

Nicholas de Klerk finds cause for hope in Patrick Lynch’s latest book, Civic Ground

Petra Marko of Marko & Placemakers

Client design leadership is crucial to the success of our infrastructure

2018-11-15T07:00:00+00:00By Petra Marko

There is a design-shaped hole in the understanding of too many people leading infrastructure projects, says Petra Marko

Our experience of cities is rarely static - views unfold as we move through them

We’re protecting the wrong kind of views

2018-11-13T07:00:00+00:00By Thomas Brigden

It’s time to rethink the view protection system, argues Purcell’s Tom Brigden

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Interview: Lee Polisano on towers and ten years of PLP


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

Carpenters Wharf by Studio Egret West

Studio Egret West shows off east London joint

2018-11-07T07:00:00+00:00By Jim Dunton

Carpenters Wharf offers ‘transition’ between low-rise sheds and larger new resi, architect says

Your Country Neeeds You_coin_Shutterstock_and Adam Gilchrist

The country needs architects to get us out of the housing crisis - just as it did a century ago


100 years on, it’s time for a new Tudor Walters Report, says Mark Swenarton

PP.262-3 Leathersellers Hall by Eric Parry_copyright Andreas von Einsiedel

The making of Eric Parry's modern Livery Hall

2018-10-30T07:00:00+00:00By Peter Murray

The most recent of the City of London’s livery halls continues a grand tradition, finds Peter Murray

Charles Holland

Barbican at 50: Brutalism for the consumer age

2018-10-26T06:00:00+01:00By Charles Holland

From the Smithsons to the Garchey waste disposal systems, Charles Holland walks us through the estate’s history

Simeon Shtebunaev

Why we need a RIBA student and graduate network

2018-10-23T06:00:00+01:00By Simeon Shtebunaev

Architects are alone in not having a formal support structure for the profession’s younger members

The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing in Ypres, Belgium

'The biggest single project since the pharaohs'

2018-10-22T06:00:00+01:00By Glyn Prysor

As the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day nears, Glyn Prysor tells the story of the architects who commemorated death on an unprecedented scale

index crop_Ben Bolgar, Senior Director, The Prince's Foundation

If the prime minister is serious about building sustainable communities, here's how

2018-10-19T06:00:00+01:00By Ben Bolgar

Everyone agrees we should be producing better housing. What we need now are some more built success stories

Study for a Memorial, Barbican Lake EC, 2015, Fred Scott

Fred Scott: The double ecstasy of altering architecture

2018-10-18T06:00:00+01:00By Peter Youthed

A decade after the designer’s seminal book, Peter Youthed argues he paved the way for the likes of David Chipperfield and Caruso St John

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