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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

Cloud 9 Media –TIC

Green Rethink – A global search for green architect yielded only 60 practices

11-Dec-2013 | By

Endorsement of the Green Rethink by many deep greens validates the AJ’s aspiration to mainstream green design, says Hattie Hartman

Rick Mather

Architecture is about optimism and possibility, not endless belly-aching

23-Jul-2014 | By

Thinking about the future of Heathrow without planes is a welcome indication that orthodoxy can be challenged, writes Paul Finch


Evil beneath a pork pie hat

18-Jul-2014 | By

Ian Martin’s best ideas have been systematically stolen


Our Skyline recommendations are backed by expert supporters

18-Jul-2014 | By

Over to you Boris, says Rory Olcayto


Planning services have declined in quality – despite the increase in fees and charges

17-Jul-2014 | By

Planning is ever more complicated, writes Paul Finch


An Unbelievable House of None

11-Jul-2014 | By

Ian Martin designs a ‘place of ourship’


Building all over the green belt is indefensible

10-Jul-2014 | By

When so much of London lies empty, writes Paul Finch


Why aren't architects trusted to solve the housing crisis?

10-Jul-2014 | By

Market forces alone will not lift the design quality of the national housing stock, says Richard Waite


The Right to Let Die

4-Jul-2014 | By

Ian Martin submits outline ideas for Blingnangstonbury

Owen Hatherley

Tempelhof airport has become the site of a battle for freedom from development

4-Jul-2014 | By Owen Hatherley

The eerie unused space of Tempelhof field is increasingly scarce in Berlin, writes Owen Hatherley


From Barts to Baku, architects must choose their projects wisely

3-Jul-2014 | By

Architects must increasingly consider the ethical dimension of their work, writes Rory Olcayto