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Finch lunches with FAT

21-Aug-2015 | By

Lunch should be part of the working day, not just a break from it, says Paul Finch

British Library by Colin St John Wilson in Euston Road

Fighting the preservationists

6-Aug-2015 | By

Everything was new once – so why be frightened of the future? asks Paul Finch

Stonecutter Street

Prepare yourself for more casual deregulation

24-Jul-2015 | By

Pesky regulation – that’s what has been holding the housing market back, writes Paul Finch

Buckley Gray Yeomna\'s proposals for No 1 Poultry [plans submitted May 2015]

Those seeking to list Number One Poultry are playing a dangerous game

17-Jul-2015 | By

The clamour to list Number One Poultry plays into preservationist hands, says Paul Finch

Canadian Geese

Architects can always focus on what should be achieved

9-Jul-2015 | By

Howard Davies’ airport recommendation is a reminder that architects are an antidote to uncertainty, says Paul Finch

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

Oliver Leigh-Wood

Spitalfields Trust: 'There's a fundamental failure of understanding'

25-Aug-2015 | By Oliver Leigh-Wood

Oliver Leigh-Wood of The Spitalfields Trust hits back at claims the campaigning conservation group had pedalled ‘mistruths’ about British Land’s rejected proposals for Norton Folgate

Will Jennings, organiser of Garden Bridge protest campaign A Folly For London

Jennings: 'People are tired of being duped by developers'

24-Aug-2015 | By Will Jennings

Will Jennings, the organiser of the contest seeking rival ideas to Heatherwick Studios’ contentious Garden Bridge, on why people are ‘tired of being marketed to, rather than talked to’


Finch lunches with FAT

21-Aug-2015 | By

Lunch should be part of the working day, not just a break from it, says Paul Finch


Name that tomb

21-Aug-2015 | By

Ian Martin designs an austere deathpod

FAT cover - 21 August 2015 - AJ special issue

RIBA should buy the FAT archive

21-Aug-2015 | By

There must be a cupboard somewhere full of FAT’s drawings, models, and photographs and the RIBA should get its hands on it, says Rory Olcayto


It’s coming from inside the house

21-Aug-2015 | By Will Wiles

What will the haunted house symbolise in the future? asks Will Wiles

FAT issue - august 2015

The Death and Life of the Architect

21-Aug-2015 | By FAT

How can a profession established in the 19th century survive in the light of the political, economic, technical and social change of the 21st? asks FAT


Robert Sakula: 'Government has turned its back on zero carbon housing'

11-Aug-2015 | By Robert Sakula

By scrapping zero carbon homes the government is wasting the knowledge the industry has already gained, says Robert Sakula


Into Darkest London

7-Aug-2015 | By

Ian Martin finds a novel solution to the empty homes scandal


Music reveals how city users have their own ways of exploring it

7-Aug-2015 | By Owen Hatherley

The fertile combination of city and sound has never been properly explored, but architects could learn much from it, says Owen Hatherley


Architects must engage public on emotional level to win planning

6-Aug-2015 | By

Sincere engagement with the public on an emotional level is vital, says Rory Olcayto

British Library by Colin St John Wilson in Euston Road

Fighting the preservationists

6-Aug-2015 | By

Everything was new once – so why be frightened of the future? asks Paul Finch

Kate Henderson TCPA

Henderson: 'The planning reforms are an assault on decent place-making'

6-Aug-2015 | By Kate Henderson

Kate Henderson, chief executive of the Town and Country Planning Association, claims recent reforms are undermining and devaluing the planning system

Make founder Ken Shuttleworth

Shuttleworth: 'The Garden Bridge makes a statement about London's creativity'

5-Aug-2015 | By Ken Shuttleworth

Make’s Ken Shuttleworth says Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge should be embraced as a celebration of London’s creative expertise and its willingness to evolve

More Homes Better Homes Live

Julia Park: 'We have to end this schizophrenic approach to housing'

30-Jul-2015 | By Julia Park

Head of housing for Levitt Bernstein. Julia Park, says the housing industry is being flooded with misguided ideas

Bee Emmott, executive director of the Garden Bridge Trust

Emmott: 'Londoners overwhelmingly want the Garden Bridge'

28-Jul-2015 | By Bee Emmott

Ian Ritchie’s animosity towards the ‘flawed and unnecessary’ Garden Bridge is not shared by most Londoners, argues executive director of the Garden Bridge Trust Bee Emmott

David Tittle of MADE

David Tittle: 'Is the dash for housing killing localism?'

27-Jul-2015 | By David Tittle

The government’s housing drive is undermining policies meant to encourage people to accept local growth, says the chair of the Design Network and Civic Voice David Tittle

Heatherwick Garden Bridge

Ian Ritchie: 'What problem does the Garden Bridge solve?'

27-Jul-2015 | By Ian Ritchie

Ian Ritchie takes a forensic look at why Thomas Heatherwick’s controversial Garden Bridge proposal is the wrong project for London

Guardian rankings screenshot

Debunking the architecture school rankings

24-Jul-2015 | By

The schools are doing fine regardless of The Guardian’s rankings, says Rory Olcayto


Insuring against the worst

24-Jul-2015 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: Make sure your professional indemnity insurance reflects a realistic level of risk for the project in hand, says Mark Klimt