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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


The mysteries behind the Queen’s Birthday Honours

17-Jun-2015 | By

Honours are a worthwhile method of recognition, but remain rather mysterious, says Paul Finch

Aylesbury protests poster at the AJ120 event at the Tower of London (June 2015)

The Aylesbury Estate needs a broader social mix

11-Jun-2015 | Updated: 11-Jun-2015 | By

Aylesbury Estate anger at architects is entirely misdirected, says Paul Finch

The Edge - Collaboration for Change

When one collective voice is not always the right voice

5-Jun-2015 | By

Do professions really have to pretend they are all the same? asks Paul Finch

Singapore National Gallery

WAF makes the world go round

28-May-2015 | By

With the World Architecture Festival moving into top gear, WAF director Paul Finch’s week reflects the global reach of the event

Garden Bridge planting visuals

Stop moaning, the Garden Bridge is fabulous

18-May-2015 | By

Paul Finch makes a modest proposal to the Garden Bridge moaners 

The Mies van der Rohe Award Exhibition

The universal value of architecture

14-May-2015 | By

Post-election honeymoons are good times to reflect on fundamental values, writes Paul Finch

Houses of Parliament

Will the new government provide town and country vision?

6-May-2015 | By

Whichever party wins, it will need to address the wider built environment, writes Paul Finch

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

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

Paul Finch

The hardest decision in this election is who to vote for

16-Apr-2015 | By

Elections bring out the worst in the people’s tribunes, writes Paul Finch

Paul Finch

Part 3 changes will strengthen profession

1-Apr-2015 | By

The RIBA is laying the foundations for a long-term architectural education structure, says Paul Finch

Paul Finch

DCMS gave up caring for architecture years ago

27-Mar-2015 | By

Last week Culture kissed goodbye to the mother of the arts, writes Paul Finch

Paul Finch

The Americans have got it right when honouring architects

18-Mar-2015 | By

Acknowledging individual architectural excellence would enhance the profession, says Paul Finch

Paul Finch

The media needs to look to architects, rather than speculate with the news

11-Mar-2015 | By

Predicting the future is an architectural condition, writes Paul Finch

Francis Maude

Step forward Francis Maude

4-Mar-2015 | By

What UK housing needs now is a politician who can get a grip on the crisis, writes Paul Finch

Tower 42 by Richard Seifert (NatWest Tower)

English Heritage is sometimes its own worst enemy

24-Feb-2015 | By

Why has so little post-war office architecture been listed? wonders Paul Finch

Paul Finch

The ARB can't be scrapped soon enough

17-Feb-2015 | By

Architects and their status are undermined by the absurd registration board, says Paul Finch

Paul Finch

'Oven-ready' students are the last thing the profession needs

12-Feb-2015 | By

The mysterious world of architectural qualification may be about to become clearer, writes Paul Finch

Paul Finch

Lack of political will is holding back housebuilding

4-Feb-2015 | By

A real housing policy has to cover land, design, delivery and finance, writes Paul Finch

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


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


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


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


Living in a dematerialised world

19-Jun-2015 | By

Ian Martin explores the future from an experimental 1970s pub


Will Hurst: 'RIBA winners still delight despite climate of austerity'

18-Jun-2015 | By

This year’s winning schemes have overcome severe budgetary constraints through ingenuity and close co-operation with clients


Letting your intentions be known

17-Jun-2015 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: A letter of intent needs to be handled with the level of care appropriate to a full appointment, says Mark Klimt


We can't please everyone, all the time

17-Jun-2015 | By

Clients can be hard to please. So can awards panels. And the public. Nobody said architecture was easy, says Rory Olcayto


The mysteries behind the Queen’s Birthday Honours

17-Jun-2015 | By

Honours are a worthwhile method of recognition, but remain rather mysterious, says Paul Finch

Karen Cook of PLP Architecture - the project lead on 22 Bishopsgate

Karen Cook: 'Any tall building is a big responsibility'

16-Jun-2015 | By

Karen Cook of PLP Architecture, one of only a handful of women designing skyscrapers in the UK, explains how the designs for the Helter Skelter changed to something more ‘dignified and simple’


A savage gardening plan

12-Jun-2015 | By

Ian Martin replaces City bankers with cosmic energy orchards and tomatoes

Aylesbury protests outside the AJ120 event at the Tower of London (June 2015)

Let's use our influence wisely

12-Jun-2015 | By

Take strength from the protests at last week’s AJ120 awards – they recognise that architects matter in the world, says Rory Olcayto