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Alan Jones: We need to talk

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The profession is facing huge challenges. The new president of the RIBA tells Elizabeth Hopkirk how he plans to tackle them

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‘It’s just the same whether you are designing a building or a bike’

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The architect who broke the men’s world cycling speed record at 174mph tells BD how he did it - and admits he was ‘absolutely terrified’

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Interview: Lee Polisano on towers and ten years of PLP

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

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Interview: Marie-José Van Hee

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Hugh Strange talks to Marie-José Van Hee about her approach to architecture and the importance of the domestic in projects of all scales

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Interview: Roger Zogolovitch and Simon Allford

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What happens when two of the biggest names in architecture collaborate?

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'Inside this strict format, anything can happen'

By Hugh Strange

Hugh Strange talks to Barcelona practice MAIO about the challenges of practising architecture in Spain

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'Surrealism sounds very far away, but it’s not at all'

By Hugh Strange

Hugh Strange talks to Jan de Vylder of architecten de vylder vinck taillieu about playing with building elements, the beauty of raw finishes and why Belgian architects have to deal with strange realities

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Interview: Neave Brown on Grenfell, Thatcher and the future of housing

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As he receives his Royal Gold Medal at the RIBA today, the celebrated architect tells Elizabeth Hopkirk how to get housing right

Tom de Paor

'The creative act is making the rules up until they break'

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Hugh Strange talks to Wicklow-based architect Tom de Paor about his most significant projects, his polymathic approach to architecture and his ‘paradise garden’ on an abandoned farm

Monadnock

'We're very happy with the term magic realism'

By Hugh Strange

Job Floris and Sandor Naus of Monadnock talk to Hugh Strange about the mixed legacy of the Superdutch generation and the importance of creating new stories from old traditions

Churchill College, Cambridge

'Buildings are used, mis-used, re-used, and they get old, decay, are worn out –watching that happen is the most exciting thing'

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Tom Emerson of 6a Architects talks to Hugh Strange bout incorporating the passage of time into the practice’s work and the joy of watching buildings take on a life of their own

Helen Hayes

Helen Hayes MP: The politics of planning

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Helen Hayes is the Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood in south London and she is also the only planner sitting in Parliament. Switching to politics in 2010 she shares her views on communities, Brexit and Trump.

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