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L\'Obscurier - June 2015

L’Obscurier - a message to the AJ

3-Jun-2015 | By L’Obscurier

To the Editor, Architects’ Journal. Do not open until June 2015

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L’Obscurier Christ-mas special

23-Dec-2014 | By L’Obscurier

Here are the diaries of L’Obscurier– the hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer who revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

Illustration by Hanna Melin

The diaries of L’Obscurier

2-May-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

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The diaries of L’Obscurier

18-Apr-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

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The diaries of L’Obscurier

11-Apr-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

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The diaries of L’Obscurier

4-Apr-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

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The diaries of L’Obscurier

28-Mar-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

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The diaries of L’Obscurier

21-Mar-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

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The diaries of L’Obscurier

14-Mar-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

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The diaries of L’Obscurier

7-Mar-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

Illustration by Hanna Melin

The diaries of L’Obscurier

28-Feb-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

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The diaries of L’Obscurier

21-Feb-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

illustration by Hanna Melin

The diaries of L’Obscurier

14-Feb-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

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The diaries of L’Obscurier

7-Feb-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

Illustration by Hanna Melin

The diaries of L’Obscurier

31-Jan-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

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The diaries of L’Obscurier

24-Jan-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

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The diaries of L’Obscurier

17-Jan-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

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The diaries of L’Obscurier

10-Jan-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

Consultation on the Karakusevic Carson\'s Kings Crescent Estate in Stoke Newington

Just because you're a council tenant, it doesn't mean you can't have a say

3-Jul-2015

An estate resident and members of Hackney Council’s regeneration team on their experiences of the regeneration of London’s housing estates

Safdie Architects’ Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore, currently on site

Green roofs are slowly gaining ground

1-Jul-2015 | By Peter Sheard

Green roof experts gathered in Istanbul recently to share best practice, Peter Sheard reports

Colm Lacey,  Director of Development at Croydon Council

To meet housing needs we need simple, deliverable schemes

30-Jun-2015 | By Colm Lacey

To be genuinely effective in meeting dire housing need, we must create simple, deliverable schemes, says Croydon Council’s Colm Lacey

John McRae

Housing crisis: 'Architects should challenge the issues of supply and demand'

26-Jun-2015 | By John McRae

John McRae of ORMS poses some of his own questions about the housing crisis - and offers some possible solutions

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There goes the victimhood

26-Jun-2015 | By

Ian Martin insists his conscience is socially clean

Robin Hood Gardens in Poplar

Architects are in the thick of it

26-Jun-2015 | By

Architects are at the heart of the housing debate. Here’s a few examples, says Rory Olcayto

Cedric Price\'s Fun Palace

The needs of artists and audiences should be put first

26-Jun-2015 | By Ellis Woodman

The preference for concentrating arts buildings in a small number of central locations needs to be challenged, says AJ Critic-at-large Ellis Woodman

Airport and infrastructure strategy by Fosters

Internal RIBA matters are trivial, architects need to play a key role in the wider world

24-Jun-2015 | By

The RIBA is at its best when it is looking out rather than in, says Paul Finch

Kate Macintosh

Public wealth is being transferred to the pockets of property speculators

23-Jun-2015 | By Kate Macintosh

Kate Macintosh, architect of the recently listed Leigham Court sheltered housing scheme, on the threat to London council estates

Return to Lunch at Halley VI

Designing for the most extreme place on Earth

23-Jun-2015 | By

Hugh Broughton staffer and former AJ technical editor Felix Mara reports from a recent LFA event on designing in Antarctica

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Be confident Historic England and admit you got it wrong on Robin Hood Gardens

23-Jun-2015 | By

Seven years ago Historic England’s predecessor took a populist rather than an expert line over the listing of the east London estate, argues Will Hurst

James Gowan

Wilford: 'Gowan was a major inspiration and mentor' Video

22-Jun-2015 | By Michael Wilford

Michael Wilford pays tribute to fellow post-war architect James Gowan who died last week, aged 92

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Living in a dematerialised world

19-Jun-2015 | By

Ian Martin explores the future from an experimental 1970s pub