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Martyn Evans index

Learning from lockdown: Don’t miss the chance for change

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There’s no manual for returning to work. What works for the next practice might not work for yours. But this is the time to seize opportunities, writes Martyn Evans

Julia Park

The wrong answers to the wrong questions

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The planning system needs wholesale reform but this white paper is not how to do it, writes Julia Park

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The right to build up is a useful weapon in our arsenal

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The upward permitted development right can help tackle the housing crisis, argues Gary Hoban

World Architecture

WA100 2021

BD’s WA100 2021 survey launched

Search for world’s biggest architectural practice begins

Webinar

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Webinar | Social value in construction

On demand: Is the UK construction industry taking enough definitive action to embed social value in their businesses?

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Martyn Evans index

Learning from lockdown: Don’t miss the chance for change

2020-09-21T06:00:00+01:00By Martyn Evans2 comments

There’s no manual for returning to work. What works for the next practice might not work for yours. But this is the time to seize opportunities, writes Martyn Evans

Julia Park

The wrong answers to the wrong questions

2020-09-17T06:00:00+01:00By Julia Park1 comments

The planning system needs wholesale reform but this white paper is not how to do it, writes Julia Park

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Labour’s anger about Fire Safety Bill is misplaced

2020-09-14T06:00:00+01:00By Andrew Mellor1 comments

Change is coming, says Andrew Mellor as he sheds some light on a complex picture

Eleanor Jolliffe

A window of opportunity in these challenging times

2020-09-09T06:00:00+01:00By Eleanor Jolliffe

Covid-19 has made life more complicated but necessity has always been the mother of invention, as Eleanor Jolliffe finds out

Mark Middleton index

Back to work: How to prepare your practice for the rest of the year

2020-09-07T06:00:00+01:00By Mark Middleton

As summer draws to an end Mark Middleton asks what it means for architects to get back to work with covid-19 and recession still looming large

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Buildings

  • Brixton Windmill Centre, London, by Squire & Partners

  • ‘You don’t get involved in a project like this for the glory or the money’

  • Building Study: Plumstead Centre, London, by Hawkins Brown

  • NHS Nightingale: How we built a hospital in 10 days

  • Coming soon – 3D printed components for the masses

  • Maggie’s Centre at the Royal Marsden, Sutton, by Ab Rogers Design

  • Technical Study: UK Hydrographic Office in Somerset by AHR

  • Building Study: Town House, Kingston University, by Grafton Architects

  • The world’s hottest projects in 2020

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Inspirations

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Edmund Fowles’ inspiration: Roosenberg Abbey, Flanders

2020-06-15T06:00:00+01:00

The Feilden Fowles director on a remote Belgian monastery designed by a monk who devised his own version of the golden ratio

Designing Social Value

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If one door shuts open another

When covid struck Alma-nac was working with 8 schools to repurpose Dulwich Pavilion. That was paused but the firm realised it had something useful to offer

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Housing contest finalist vows to abolish ‘greed-driven identikit development’

Government-backed Homes of 2030 competition shortlists six for award