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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

James Corner Field Operations

'Tivoli it ain't': new public realm at the Olympic Park struggles to convince

30-Apr-2014 | By

Overall, James Corner Field Operations’ Olympic scheme lacks cohesion, says Hattie Hartman


Not a single section of the Farrell Review comprehensively addresses sustainability

14-Apr-2014 | By

Farrell Review fails to give sustainability top billing, yet a close read reveals valuable guidance, says Hattie Hartman

The critical role of trees in cities is too often forgotten

4-Apr-2014 | By

Hattie Hartman looks back at an uplifting week for urban trees and a new way of experiencing architecture


Why Gillespie Yunnie’s staircase won the AJ Small Projects Sustainability Award

26-Mar-2014 | By

Sustainability cannot be the sole driver for a design and must be balanced with other considerations, says Hattie Hartman


Join the AJ for breakfast at O'Donnell + Tuomey's student centre at the LSE

19-Mar-2014 | By

Green Sky Thinking is Open-City’s annual showcase of London’s most innovative sustainability initiatives, writes Hattie Hartman

Aquatics Centre

What became of the Aquatics Centre’s temporary wings?

13-Mar-2014 | By

What is clear from these efforts to reuse and recycle is that new ways of working do not penetrate industry overnight, says Hattie Hartman


The challenge now is to demonstrate the value of POE across the industry

28-Feb-2014 | By

Post-occupancy research is not just about metrics. It’s about how to get the most out of a building and informing future design work, says Hattie Hartman


Three clauses in appointments documents often give rise to heated debate

20-Oct-2014 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: The right to withdraw consent to the use of architect’s drawings is probably a better weapon in theory than in it is practice, writes Mark Klimt


Yipster gentrification

17-Oct-2014 | By

Ian Martin proposes a regeneration scheme for Hartlepool via a process of ‘gamification’

walkie talkie

Profession and public are united in their condemnation of Viñoly's Walkie Talkie

17-Oct-2014 | By

But, while the Walkie Talkie is nearly full, the Cheesegrater struggles to find tenants, says Rory Olcayto


And the winner is … well it depends

16-Oct-2014 | By

Awards, awards, awards… What’s the point? asks Rory Olcayto


The character of a city is more powerful than its buildings

16-Oct-2014 | By

Sydney might have to think about the odd protected view of the magnificent Opera House, writes Paul Finch


Park and ride to the OccuPop

10-Oct-2014 | By

Ian Martin puts clear yellow water between the Tories and the Lib Dems


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


WAF explores positive alternatives to an endless built sprawl

8-Oct-2014 | By

Can you get density and open space without endless towers? The answer is yes, writes Paul Finch


It is harder to gain planning for the interesting than for the mediocre

6-Oct-2014 | By Robert Adam

Planning portal: The ‘no ideas please, we’re British’ problem is not specific to garden cities, writes Peter Stewart


How to deliver an oligarchitecturalopolis

3-Oct-2014 | By

Ian Martin resigns his post as honorary chair of the Buildings That Look Like Penises Appreciation Society