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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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Can we design some Danish ‘hygge’ into our housing?

2019-02-06T07:00:00+00:00By Petra Marko

The housing crisis is not just about numbers. Petra Marko finds inspiration as she cycles round Copenhagen


Brexit, architects and immigration


Richard Harrison gives the ACA’s perspective

Michael Tsoukaris

Why more architects should be planners

2019-01-25T07:00:00+00:00By Michael Tsoukaris

The RIBA needs to do much more to support people who make the move, argues Michael Tsoukaris

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Young people are more pro-development - but you won't find them at a public consultation

2019-01-21T07:00:00+00:00By Richard Douglas

To engage a pre-retirement demographic you need to understand how young people communicate

Bloomberg Arcade, running through the middle of the Bloomberg building designed by Foster & Partners

We are re-entering an age of necessity and must design accordingly


Harriet Wennberg welcomes a timely resurgence in the use of natural materials and traditional forms

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People ignore the design that ignores them

2019-01-17T07:00:00+00:00By Lesley Malone

Architects leave communities out of the design process at their peril, says Lesley Malone

Thornsett development beside St John at Hackney

The developer whose work is now 54% heaven-sent

2019-01-14T07:00:00+00:00By Bernadette Cunningham

Thornsett has gradually become a specialist at helping urban churches unlock their sites, explains Bernadette Cunningham

Nick Ford, director of PipSqueak Architectural Design Engineers

Architects need to return to the classroom. The primary school classroom


Engineer Nick Ford has some advice for architects - and some great stories of small children’s lightbulb moments

From Civilization. Jo Choonman, PETROCHEMICAL, from the series INDUSTRY

The unsettling architecture of industry


Images in new book reveal hidden life of infrastructure and industrial buildings

Petting Farm in Uylpark, Almere, Netherlands by 70F Architecture, from Pet-tecture

What happens when architects design homes for animals


10 of the quirkiest homes for pets showcased in a new book

Amanda Baldwin, design director and senior associate, Gensler

The work to improve gender equality needs to start at primary school

2018-12-18T07:00:00+00:00By Amanda Baldwin

Girls need strong role models to show them that construction isn’t just for boys, says a director at the world’s biggest architect

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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

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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

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