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ianmartin

Getting in the party moods

4-May-2015 | By

Ian Martin offers some last-minute advice to political strategists

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International Graffiti

27-Apr-2015 | By

Ian Martin explores the latest trends in commodified graffiti

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The Twelve Step Plan

17-Apr-2015 | By

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

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History eats itself

7-Apr-2015 | By

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

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The North, still born-again

27-Mar-2015 | By

MONDAY Wow. All the architectural wisdom ever generated in the entire history of the world, distilled into a single tweet. I’m about to post it, then realise how dangerous that would actually be. Imagine. It would completely blow too many minds. The consequences would be - are - incalculable. I delete the tweet and squint into middle distance. A piano plays something elegiac.

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The only way is morals

18-Mar-2015 | By

Ian Martin manages to avoid the gangsters and dickheads in Cannes, but finds his ethics tested back home

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The unspeakable in pursuit of the unseeable

16-Mar-2015 | By

Ian Martin is thinking again about pay-per-view architecture, but discovers he’s not the only one

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If it ain’t broke, amend it

9-Mar-2015 | By

Gadgets can be fun until the free trial ends, discovers Ian Martin

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The Great Tudor Alibi

2-Mar-2015 | By

Ian Martin has a brush with the law, but first deals with an ethical dilemma

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A Mercian Wave

17-Feb-2015 | By

Tamworth is where it’s at, discovers Ian Martin

Sarah Wigglesworth

Addressing older people's housing needs could ease the crisis

5-May-2015 | By Sarah Wigglesworth

The state needs to intervene to provide truly affordable homes for the whole population, says Sarah Wigglesworth

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Getting in the party moods

4-May-2015 | By

Ian Martin offers some last-minute advice to political strategists

Pre Classical Moscow

Answers to problems of the built environment do not lie in Soviet ideology

3-May-2015 | By James McLachlan

James McLachlan responds to Tony Fretton’s essay on Soviet-era architecture

Statue

May Day is more than a day off work

1-May-2015 | By

On May Day we must reflect on the deadly toll construction takes on its workforce, says Rory Olcayto

North London family house by Solidspace and Steven Taylor

Why are we so reluctant to turn up the volume?

30-Apr-2015 | By

Architectural design is overly focused on area and too little concerned with the experience of volumes, writes Paul Finch

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International Graffiti

27-Apr-2015 | By

Ian Martin explores the latest trends in commodified graffiti

The Mackintosh Building, Glasgow School of Art

Take a risk and stay true to Mackintosh and Glasgow

24-Apr-2015 | By

As Page\Park embarks on restoring the Mack, it needs to ignore the heritage bores, says Rory Olcayto

NLA London model

London’s amazing new supermodel

23-Apr-2015 | By

NLA’s interactive new model of London represents a leap forward in understanding the city around us, writes Will Hurst

Legalease

So long CDM co-ordinator, hello principal designer

22-Apr-2015 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: The new CDM regulations came into force this month, with the principal designer taking on significant responsibilities, writes Mark Klimt

Robots in the Bartlett Workshop

The studio is critical, but it's not where all the magic happens

22-Apr-2015 | By

Is the studio too dominant in schools of architecture? wonders Paul Finch