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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


Leadership and vision is needed to save Greenwich’s eco-Sainsbury’s

17-Feb-2014 | By

Listing is an avenue worth exploring. But it’s a long shot, writes Hattie Hartman


What to make of Nest's learning thermostat?

10-Feb-2014 | By

Would a thermostat design revolution give us more control, or help to relinquish it? asks Hattie Hartman


We can no longer afford to have our head in the sand when it comes to flooding

24-Jan-2014 | By

The recent floods have led to a surge in work for architects who can design good flood-resilient buildings, says Hattie Hartman


Old school new towns

15-Aug-2014 | By

Ian Martin knocks up a 21st century new town

A lesson from history - the untold Eden project scandal

15-Aug-2014 | By

Paul Finch reads a riveting account of how a Cornish David beat the Establishment Goliath


Embrace failure like David Adjaye

14-Aug-2014 | By

Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail better, says Rory Olcayto


It's unbelieveable that architectural ‘value’ is a mystery

13-Aug-2014 | By Roger Zogolovitch

Best practice: Remember Buffett’s adage: ‘Price is what you pay for, value is what you get’, says Roger Zogolovitch


View from Edinburgh: an independent Scotland would be better for architecture

5-Aug-2014 | By Malcolm Fraser

For Scottish architecture to flourish once again, Malcolm Fraser argues in the Architectural Review that Scots must regain their independence from the UK in the imminent referendum


The Monopolis Commission

1-Aug-2014 | By

Ian Martin does some big thinking

Owen Hatherley

We are building cities based on exclusivity, distinction and snobbery

1-Aug-2014 | By Owen Hatherley

The social segregation of 19th century housing is used as a template by today’s architects, says Owen Hatherley


Richard MacCormac was one of Britain’s best post-war architects

31-Jul-2014 | By

Richard MacCormac made architecture seem like an art, a science and a craft all at once, says Rory Olcayto

Don't blame Tesco for the state of our high streets

31-Jul-2014 | By

Councils attacking Tesco over high streets should try looking in the mirror, writes Paul Finch


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