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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

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 Twelve Step Plan

17-Apr-2015 | By

Ian Martin learns how to preserve ‘character’, and how to accidentally demolish a pub…

Paul Finch

The hardest decision in this election is who to vote for

16-Apr-2015 | By

Elections bring out the worst in the people’s tribunes, writes Paul Finch

Moira Gemmill

Moira Gemmill's revolutionary approach will become her legacy

16-Apr-2015 | By

Moira Gemmill spurned celebrity architecture in favour of new talent and ideas, says Rory Olcayto

Fionn Stevenson

School heads vote to embed building performance in architecture curricula

15-Apr-2015 | By Fionn Stevenson

The annual national Standing Conference of Heads of Schools of Architecture (SCHOSA) architectural education conference, held at the RIBA on 10 April, explored the timely theme of ‘Beyond Building Performance Evaluation’, writes Fionn Stevenson.

Jane Simpson

Schools should be inclusive spaces

13-Apr-2015 | By Jane Simpson

[#GREATSCHOOLS] More accessible school buildings are easier to manage, run and timetable, says architect and access consultant Jane Simpson

Helen Roberts

Schools: What is the impact of austerity?

10-Apr-2015 | By Helen Roberts

[#GREATSCHOOLS] Our experience has taught us to focus on the enduring aspects of a school building, says Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ Helen Roberts


Don't repeat the mistakes of the past at Thamesmead

8-Apr-2015 | By Owen Hatherley

Peabody has the opportunity to remedy a pitiful mess at its development in?Thamesmead but will it take it? asked militant modernist Owen Hatherley


History eats itself

7-Apr-2015 | By

Ian Martin dreams up a post-Shoreditch pop-up, and needs to develop it quickly…

great schools

What makes for #Greatschools?

2-Apr-2015 | By Roger Hawkins

[#GREATSCHOOLS] Different schools require different approaches but there are some principles that will always be relevant. Hawkins\Brown has distilled its extensive experience down to 10 key points


Politicians need to be educated when it comes to building schools

2-Apr-2015 | Updated: 16-Apr-2015 | By

We’re campaigning to put education and school building at the top of the political agenda, says Rory Olcayto