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Red Road

Dynamiting homes as a TV stunt sends the wrong message

Demolishing homes for a TV stunt is the wrong way to promote Glasgow’s regeneration, writes Rory Olcayto

Skyline proposed

The AJ/Observer's Skyline Campaign is not anti-skyscrapers

Sign up to our Skyline Campaign and help raise the bar in the design of high-rise architecture, says Rory Olcayto


Skyline: Planning policy on tall buildings is a mess

Skyline gives us a chance to create height policies that are about judgement as well as location, says Paul Finch

Farrell Review

The Farrell Review is more than the government deserved

The Farrell Review doesn’t address the elephant in the room, says Paul Finch

AJ Hellman Russian cartoon

The Hellman Files #127

19-Mar-2014 | By Louis Hellman

A trawl through Hellman’s archives, in which we uncover gems that are as relevant now as they were then

Practices must review aggregate material usage in light of new European standards

24-May-2012 | By Geoff Wilkinson

The Regs: Geoff Wilkinson discusses hardcore


Planning portal: Get to know the planning system

2-Aug-2013 | By Peter Stewart

Get to know the planning system - and how to work it, advises Peter Stewart


The diaries of L’Obscurier

11-Apr-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean