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Is the government finally taking housing seriously?

11-Dec-2014 | By

This government housing trial could be the start of something big, writes Paul Finch

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Architects are shaped by the inside story of their lives

3-Dec-2014 | By

Architects’ legacies are a combination of personal memories and built history, writes Paul Finch

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Local planning authorities need to be pro-active, or we can expect the worst

27-Nov-2014 | By

‘Untrammelled’ development can only happen where a local authority has no plan for accommodating housing need, writes Paul Finch

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Place making needs to be a continuous process

19-Nov-2014 | By

Not a fix in time, writes Paul Finch

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Beauty may be in the eye of the gas-holder

12-Nov-2014 | By

Could pylons be regarded as art? Or the gas-holders now being gleefully demolished? asks Paul Finch

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Do political parties have the will to develop architecture policies in time for the election?

6-Nov-2014 | By

If Ed Vaizey wants to make himself a target, he can march up and down Whitehall telling departments they’re not up to snuff, writes Paul Finch

Frank Gehry is probably right about quality

29-Oct-2014 | By

we need to have good ground rules, writes Paul Finch

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It is time to revive the useful concept of ‘vesting’

22-Oct-2014 | By

We need a body that can draw everything together - and in particular get a grip on land and site assembly, writes Paul Finch

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The character of a city is more powerful than its buildings

16-Oct-2014 | By

Sydney might have to think about the odd protected view of the magnificent Opera House, writes Paul Finch

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WAF explores positive alternatives to an endless built sprawl

8-Oct-2014 | By

Can you get density and open space without endless towers? The answer is yes, writes Paul Finch

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The art of city-making is not about conforming to regulations

1-Oct-2014 | By

The beauty of a successful masterplan is that its merits cannot be destroyed by bad buildings, writes Paul Finch

Awards presentations need to be as good as the architecture

25-Sep-2014 | By

The skill required to produce a design of any sort can very easily disappear when it comes to the design of presentation boards, writes Paul Finch

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Architects shouldn't be blamed for society's woes

17-Sep-2014 | By

Architects and planners can’t and shouldn’t be blamed for society’s woes, writes Paul Finch

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All architecture is political

10-Sep-2014 | By

Politics are not necessarily architectural, writes Paul Finch

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A government chief architect would work for all political parties

3-Sep-2014 | By

Bryan Jefferson offered wise advice to ministers on subjects ranging from architectural competitions to policy, writes Paul Finch

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Attacks on the green belt are sinister in their implications

27-Aug-2014 | By

Never forget that it was only the prompt action of concerned citizens that saved Hampstead Heath from spec housing, writes Paul Finch

A lesson from history - the untold Eden project scandal

15-Aug-2014 | By

Paul Finch reads a riveting account of how a Cornish David beat the Establishment Goliath

Don't blame Tesco for the state of our high streets

31-Jul-2014 | By

Councils attacking Tesco over high streets should try looking in the mirror, writes Paul Finch

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Paul Finch remembers the 'masterly' Richard MacCormac

31-Jul-2014 | By

‘Masterly’ MacCormac was a man of ideas and principles, says Paul Finch

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Architecture is about optimism and possibility, not endless belly-aching

23-Jul-2014 | By

Thinking about the future of Heathrow without planes is a welcome indication that orthodoxy can be challenged, writes Paul Finch

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‘Austerity Christmas Human Turducken’

11-Dec-2014 | By

Ian Martin sets his sights on becoming a Wise Howl

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It is hard to resist the obligation to 'supervise' building works

11-Dec-2014 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: Your failure to inspect items properly might cost you dearly in the case of a claim, writes Mark Klimt

Is the government finally taking housing seriously?

11-Dec-2014 | By

This government housing trial could be the start of something big, writes Paul Finch

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The unusual suspects - some stories keep on coming back

11-Dec-2014 | By

The RIBA and Israel, the Garden Bridge, Smithfield… some stories just won’t go away, says Richard Waite

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There's no wonder every city wants a High Line

8-Dec-2014 | By Owen Hatherley

New York’s elegant and subtle High Line is a machine for generating property speculation, says Owen Hatherley

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Twirly Atlantis

3-Dec-2014 | By

Ian Martin gets to grips with sprialling housing costs

Architects' are bad at managing their time

3-Dec-2014 | By J J Lorraine

Best practice: Managing our working time is just as important as being creative, writes J-J Lorraine

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Britain doesn't do deep architecture

3-Dec-2014 | By

Stifling dreams threaten London and Glasgow, but Guggenheim dream comes true, says Rory Olcayto

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Architects are shaped by the inside story of their lives

3-Dec-2014 | By

Architects’ legacies are a combination of personal memories and built history, writes Paul Finch

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The Garden Bridge is not London's answer to the New York High Line

1-Dec-2014 | By

Promoting the Garden Bridge as London’s answer to the New York High Line is spurious, writes Hattie Hartman

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Neo-Generation X

28-Nov-2014 | By

Ian Martin gets his first taste of neogen

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Its apt to keep part of St Peter's Seminary as a ruin

28-Nov-2014 | By

To keep part of St Peter’s Seminary as a ruin is apt for this beautiful but melancholic space, says Rory Olcayto

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Local planning authorities need to be pro-active, or we can expect the worst

27-Nov-2014 | By

‘Untrammelled’ development can only happen where a local authority has no plan for accommodating housing need, writes Paul Finch

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Genius reloci

21-Nov-2014 | By

Ian Martin lands his first nimby-pamby gig

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Unpaid overtime needs to be challenged

20-Nov-2014 | By

Architecture’s culture of unpaid overtime may be embedded but it needs to be challenged, writes Will Hurst

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Place making needs to be a continuous process

19-Nov-2014 | By

Not a fix in time, writes Paul Finch

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Soft buy area

14-Nov-2014 | By

Ian Martin redesigns the Labour Party

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Michael Heseltine: 'Devolution has to concentrate on driving growth'

14-Nov-2014

Tory peer and regional regeneration champion Michael Heseltine talks to the AJ about devolution and what it could mean for the built environment

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The Skyline campaign is about London’s future

14-Nov-2014 | By

Not its here today, gone tomorrow mayor, says Rory Olcayto

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Beauty may be in the eye of the gas-holder

12-Nov-2014 | By

Could pylons be regarded as art? Or the gas-holders now being gleefully demolished? asks Paul Finch