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The ‘grey scorpion’ faxes

22-May-2015 | By

Ian Martin salutes a winning royal bluff

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The bees have it

15-May-2015 | By

Ian Martin witnesses winged metaphor at the Milan Expo

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Her Majesty's playhouse

12-May-2015 | By

Ian Martin wins the royal commission to design a second home for a princess

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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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Partridge's Chicago: My kind of town

22-May-2015 | By David Partridge

As the British Council for Offices conference in Chicago draws to a close, its chairman David Partridge picks his 10 favourite buildings in the city that gave birth to the modern workplace

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The ‘grey scorpion’ faxes

22-May-2015 | By

Ian Martin salutes a winning royal bluff

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AIA Convention: Architects debate America's yawning inequality

22-May-2015 | By Jeremy Melvin

In between the CPD sessions in Atlanta, a new social challenge was discussed following a headline speech by Bill Clinton, writes Jeremy Melvin

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The profession still fails to communicate how architects shape the world

22-May-2015 | By

Will this month be remembered as the time the art world swallowed ‘architecture’ in one clean gulp? asks Rory Olcayto

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Gordon Gibb: 'The future benefit will be in how Scotland sees itself'

21-May-2015 | By Gordon Gibb

The success of the SNP at the general election could be a catalyst for regional federalism and the break-up of the London-centric RIBA, says Gordon Gibb

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Bob Allies: 'Olympicopolis would have been fantasy 10 years ago'

20-May-2015 | By Jim Dunton

Allies and Morrison’s founding partner Bob Allies reflects on leading the victorious team in the Olympicopolis contest and the challenges that lie in store

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The conversation would be different if Assemble was nominated for the Stirling

19-May-2015 | By Daisy Froud

Assemble’s alternative, incremental, collaborative model for the production of space has rightly been recognised as something of value, says Daisy Froud

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The profession is not blameless in its loss of power

19-May-2015 | By Alan Dunlop

Architects are no longer trusted to be innovative and to deliver inspiring buildings, says Alan Dunlop

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Stop moaning, the Garden Bridge is fabulous

18-May-2015 | By

Paul Finch makes a modest proposal to the Garden Bridge moaners 

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The bees have it

15-May-2015 | By

Ian Martin witnesses winged metaphor at the Milan Expo