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Architects need to be energy fluent to get the best from engineers

29-May-2015 | By

Last week’s debate on energy literacy at Bristol’s Architecture Centre revealed conflicting views between academics and practitioners. Hattie Hartman reports


Savvy practices will benefit through academic partnerships

17-Apr-2015 | By

Last week’s SCHOSA conference highlighted the vast amount of research funding available to those who partner with universities or industry, says Hattie Hartman


Glimpse tomorrow's London at this year's Green Sky Thinking Week

26-Mar-2015 | By

This year’s Green Sky Thinking programme is stronger than ever, says Hattie Hartman


Build bridges, not trumpet worn-out stereotypes

27-Feb-2015 | By

Shuttleworth is right to celebrate building services engineers, but why trash architects? asks Hattie Hartman


New certification system quantifies health and wellness credentials

2-Feb-2015 | By

The case for including green design credentials within new projects should give architects additional leverage with clients, writes Hattie Hartman

Heatherwick\'s Garden Bridge

The Garden Bridge is not London's answer to the New York High Line

1-Dec-2014 | By

Promoting the Garden Bridge as London’s answer to the New York High Line is spurious, writes Hattie Hartman

US embassy

Join us at the Royal College of Physicians for the second AJ Footprint Live conference

30-Oct-2014 | By

The AJ’s second annual Footprint Live conference, will take place on November 20 at the Royal College of Physicians, writes Hattie Hartman


The greening of the Stirling

10-Oct-2014 | By

Over the past two decades the Stirling Prize has slowly begun to recognise sustainability, writes Hattie Hartman


The UK-GBC’s new report argues the business case for better offices

26-Sep-2014 | By

Every architect intuitively knows that better offices make for happier, more productive workers, writes Hattie Hartman


Walthamstow Wetlands sets an exemplary precedent for legacy projects at the Olympic fringe

28-Aug-2014 | By

Thames Water’s project is a shining example of that great rarity: joined-up thinking, writes Hattie Hartman


There's a long way to go to get sustainable design integrated in architects' training

28-Jul-2014 | By

The loci of student activity which suggest promising ways forward, writes Hattie Hartman


The best green design marries passive principles with spatial quality and aesthetics

12-May-2014 | By

Hattie Hartman reports from the AJ’s Green Sky Thinking seminar at the LSE

Consultation on the Karakusevic Carson\'s Kings Crescent Estate in Stoke Newington

Just because you're a council tenant, it doesn't mean you can't have a say


An estate resident and members of Hackney Council’s regeneration team on their experiences of the regeneration of London’s housing estates

Safdie Architects’ Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore, currently on site

Green roofs are slowly gaining ground

1-Jul-2015 | By Peter Sheard

Green roof experts gathered in Istanbul recently to share best practice, Peter Sheard reports

Colm Lacey,  Director of Development at Croydon Council

To meet housing needs we need simple, deliverable schemes

30-Jun-2015 | By Colm Lacey

To be genuinely effective in meeting dire housing need, we must create simple, deliverable schemes, says Croydon Council’s Colm Lacey

John McRae

Housing crisis: 'Architects should challenge the issues of supply and demand'

26-Jun-2015 | By John McRae

John McRae of ORMS poses some of his own questions about the housing crisis - and offers some possible solutions


There goes the victimhood

26-Jun-2015 | By

Ian Martin insists his conscience is socially clean

Robin Hood Gardens in Poplar

Architects are in the thick of it

26-Jun-2015 | By

Architects are at the heart of the housing debate. Here’s a few examples, says Rory Olcayto

Cedric Price\'s Fun Palace

The needs of artists and audiences should be put first

26-Jun-2015 | By Ellis Woodman

The preference for concentrating arts buildings in a small number of central locations needs to be challenged, says AJ Critic-at-large Ellis Woodman

Airport and infrastructure strategy by Fosters

Internal RIBA matters are trivial, architects need to play a key role in the wider world

24-Jun-2015 | By

The RIBA is at its best when it is looking out rather than in, says Paul Finch

Kate Macintosh

Public wealth is being transferred to the pockets of property speculators

23-Jun-2015 | By Kate Macintosh

Kate Macintosh, architect of the recently listed Leigham Court sheltered housing scheme, on the threat to London council estates

Return to Lunch at Halley VI

Designing for the most extreme place on Earth

23-Jun-2015 | By

Hugh Broughton staffer and former AJ technical editor Felix Mara reports from a recent LFA event on designing in Antarctica