‘How do I open up the field for others?’ Yasmeen Lari on winning her Royal Gold Medal


Ben Flatman speaks to Yasmeen Lari about her latest award, her career of three parts and what she plans to do next


Malcolm Reading: making the case for architectural competitions


Malcolm Reading is still busy flying the flag for architectural competitions and British architecture, writes Ben Flatman

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Succession and global ambitions: Three generations of partners look to the future at Allies and Morrison


Firm founded in 1984 has built a reputation for understated and sensitive design. It has also been slowly building an international business, writes Ben Flatman

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How Grimshaw is planning to ride out recession and grow its way to diversity

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Mark Middleton, global managing partner, talks about the practice’s vision, different ways of working and his new three-year business strategy

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Experience in itself

By Patrick Lynch, Kieran Long

Patrick Lynch and Kieran Long discuss Sigurd Lewerentz, Swedish architectural culture and museums as ‘machines for depolarsation’

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Neal Shasore: ‘It’s about what we need – for our community and our planet’

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The head of the London School of Architecture believes we need to reimagine the whole education edifice. Here he talks to Ben Flatman about his own influences and why architecture needs to embrace a more flexible and diverse approach to training


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Interview | Chris Dyson: ‘Listen to what the site and place have to say’


From James Stirling to Spitalfields, Chris Dyson opens up to Ben Flatman about the importance of place and how he grew his practice organically

Selldorf says the proposals would bring more light to the Sainsbury Wing entrance and make it easier for visitors to navigate

Building study: Learning from Denise Scott Brown

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As Selldorf Architects unveils £30m proposals to reconfigure the National Gallery and Venturi Scott Brown’s landmark Sainsbury Wing, Elizabeth Hopkirk meets the women leading the project

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Jargon buster: Heat pumps

Simon Wyatt at Cundall on the pros and cons of replacing gas boilers with heat pumps


Jargon buster: Greenhouse Gas Protocol and understanding emissions

Simon Wyatt explains why to understand your carbon footprint you need to look at all green house gases


Jargon buster: Carbon neutral vs net zero

Don’t know the difference between carbon neutral and net zero? Cundall’s Simon Wyatt explains it all here

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Interview: We’ve never found a practice who are our pin-ups


They used to look up to YAYA winners – then they joined those ranks. This year they took the AYA crown. So what’s next for Fergus Feilden and Ed Fowles, asks Elizabeth Hopkirk