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An uncompromising approach to sustainability

29-Oct-2015 | By

In the face of mounting sustainability fatigue, leading practitioners are shifting the debate to ‘beyond green’ and ‘invisible architecture’

Air polution in London map - Camden Friends of the Earth

'Londoners are being poisoned by the policies of their leaders'

11-Sep-2015 | By

Hattie Hartman reports from Open-City’s third annual debate which put air pollution squarely on the mayoral electoral agenda


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

One St Peter\'s Square

Does the construction upturn signal architectural constraint?

26-Nov-2015 | By Denise Chevin

Just as there’s more money flowing into the market, rising building costs mean the straitjacket is tightening on architecture


In praise of Croydon

25-Nov-2015 | By

The south London borough is an urban Cinderella about to go to the ball


Foulkes: 'We want people to fall in love with Plymouth'

23-Nov-2015 | By Bernie Foulkes

Bernie Foulkes of LDA Design details how the practice is remasterplanning Plymouth’s famous postwar grid


See you later, tourism aggregator

20-Nov-2015 | By

Ian Martin salutes Edinburgh with his Och o’ the Noo project

Scottish parliament ariel view

Recovering the joy in the craft of making things

19-Nov-2015 | By Catherine Slessor

Malcolm Fraser helped free Edinburgh from historical intertia, now he’s calling for a critical national renewal to help make better buildings 

Laurieston Transformational Area, Glasgow by Page\Park Architects and Elder and Cannon Architects

Despite self-harm, Scotland's magnificent cities still shine

19-Nov-2015 | By

It’s not ‘ye banks and braes’ that define modern Scotland, but its surpassing urban architecture


Why do cities try to be more like somewhere else?

18-Nov-2015 | By

For Paul Finch a visit to Adelaide revealed exciting new architecture, but also an unfortunate readiness to demolish a distinctive building


Dreamlining for megalomaniacs

13-Nov-2015 | By

Ian Martin proposes a big ice cream cone filled with brains and more for west London


Farrell: 'Why are we not building new bridges in East London?'

12-Nov-2015 | By Terry Farrell

Terry Farrell sets out his wish list for the next mayor of London – including more bridges east of Tower Bridge and a plea to turn the capital into a National Park


A new arrival within the display and discussion of architecture

12-Nov-2015 | By Ellis Woodman

As well as architecture exhibitions targeted at a broad audience, there is a vital role for ones that develop the architectural discourse