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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, says Ben Bolgar

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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Will driverless cars change our cities for better or worse?

2018-10-17T06:00:00+01:00By

Do electric private-hire driverless cars represent a huge opportunity to redesign our urban environment?

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Architects are problem solvers. We should be able to solve an issue like education

2018-10-12T06:00:00+01:00By Ashley Mayes

We must work harder to tackle the ‘architecture time-bomb’

Ben Channon, The Mindful Architect

Architects have forgotten how to design for people

2018-10-09T06:00:00+01:00By Ben Channon

Step down from your ivory tower and design with your users’ wellbeing in mind, urges Ben Channon

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Pop supremo to chair British Architectural Trust Board

2018-10-08T06:00:00+01:00By Jim Dunton

Rob Dickins will oversee RIBA’s cultural programming and collections

Anni Albers in her weaving studio at Black Mountain College, 1937

Anni Albers, the Bauhaus and the pliable plane

2018-10-01T06:00:00+01:00By Briony Fer

Pushed into weaving because she was a woman, Albers became fascinated by the medium’s architectural uses says the curator of the Tate’s retrospective

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How to get housing through planning: collaborate with the locals

2018-09-26T06:00:00+01:00

Community-led schemes are getting quality designs built, says Tom Chance

Renzo Piano Building Workshop: The Shard and the London skyline in 2012

RA show rightly casts Renzo Piano as pragmatist and dreamer

2018-09-20T06:00:00+01:00By Daniel Elsea

The first big architecture exhibition since David Chipperfield united the two halves of the Royal Academy is a hit

The Lego building at Reading University, designed by Howell Killick Partridge & Amis and due to be remodelled by Hawkins Brown

Old buildings bite back - but it's exactly those twists that make refurbs so rewarding

2018-09-14T06:00:00+01:00By Nicola Rutt

The thrill of repurposing a historic building is worth the inevitable headaches, argues Nicola Rutt

Richard Green Gallery, New Bond Street, London. Designed by George Saumarez Smith of Adam Architecture and completed in 2011

Classicism is in our DNA. Just look at any terraced street

2018-09-07T06:00:00+01:00By George Saumarez Smith

Classicism has been accused of responsibility for the Holocaust and the Grenfell fire but a new generation of architects can see past the baggage

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Who do we want to immortalise?

2018-09-03T06:00:00+01:00By Duncan Wilson

The memorials we erect say more about us than they do about the past, writes Duncan Wilson, as Historic England tries to start a national debate

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'Florian’s legacy is assured'

2018-08-31T06:00:00+01:00By Julian Lewis

Florian Beigel has inspired generations of architects with his ability to communicate through words, drawings and buildings, says Julian Lewis

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World Heritage status - a blessing or curse?

2018-08-30T06:00:00+01:00By

After 30 years as a World Heritage Site, the Tower of London faces being delisted. Does it matter?

Orestad retirement home, Copenhagen, designed by JJW Arkitekter

Why it's in all our interests to reinvent the almshouse after 1,000 years

2018-08-21T06:00:00+01:00By Julia Park

While the last decade has seen significant progress in the quality and variety of housing for older people, there is still some way to go

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Five of the best urban sun spots

2018-08-13T06:00:00+01:00By

Ike Ijeh searches out the five best UK roof gardens and public spaces to make the most of the summer sun

Tadao Ando's Ando Museum in Naoshima, Japan

How Tadao Ando designs with light and darkness

2018-08-06T06:00:00+01:00By Mary Guzowski

In a skilled architect’s hands the most important building materials are free, says Mary Guzowski

Portsmouth's recently-revamped D-Day Museum, a project led by Hampshire County Council's in-house architecture team. Landscaping was by UBU Design.

Portsmouth showcases £5m D-Day Museum revamp

2018-08-06T06:00:00+01:00By Jim Dunton

Hampshire County Council’s in-house architects lead on upgrade of 1980s attraction

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Studying architecture requires hard sacrifices for little return. So why do it?

2018-07-26T06:00:00+01:00By Simeon Shtebunaev

A campaigner against the hidden cost of studying architecture tells his own very personal story

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Still learning from Las Vegas

2018-07-23T06:00:00+01:00By Andres Ramirez

Denise Scott Brown’s early photography reveals the genesis of ideas that made her one of the most influential architects of the 20th century

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