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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

London lessons: four outstanding schemes in the capital

17-Dec-2014 | By

Four schemes in the capital stood out for quality in 2014, writes Paul Finch

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

Paul Katz, KPF

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

Sydney

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

The Mackintosh Building, Glasgow School of Art

Take a risk and stay true to Mackintosh and Glasgow

24-Apr-2015 | By

As Page\Park embarks on restoring the Mack, it needs to ignore the heritage bores, says Rory Olcayto

NLA London model

London’s amazing new supermodel

23-Apr-2015 | By

NLA’s interactive new model of London represents a leap forward in understanding the city around us, writes Will Hurst

Legalease

So long CDM co-ordinator, hello principal designer

22-Apr-2015 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: The new CDM regulations came into force this month, with the principal designer taking on significant responsibilities, writes Mark Klimt

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

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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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Savvy practices will benefit through academic partnerships

17-Apr-2015 | By

Last week’s SCHOSA conference highlighted the vast amount of research funding available to those who partner with universities or industry, says Hattie Hartman

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

Moira Gemmill

Moira Gemmill's revolutionary approach will become her legacy

16-Apr-2015 | By

Moira Gemmill spurned celebrity architecture in favour of new talent and ideas, says Rory Olcayto

Fionn Stevenson

School heads vote to embed building performance in architecture curricula

15-Apr-2015 | By Fionn Stevenson

The annual national Standing Conference of Heads of Schools of Architecture (SCHOSA) architectural education conference, held at the RIBA on 10 April, explored the timely theme of ‘Beyond Building Performance Evaluation’, writes Fionn Stevenson.

Jane Simpson

Schools should be inclusive spaces

13-Apr-2015 | By Jane Simpson

[#GREATSCHOOLS] More accessible school buildings are easier to manage, run and timetable, says architect and access consultant Jane Simpson

Helen Roberts

Schools: What is the impact of austerity?

10-Apr-2015 | By Helen Roberts

[#GREATSCHOOLS] Our experience has taught us to focus on the enduring aspects of a school building, says Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ Helen Roberts

Thamesmead

Don't repeat the mistakes of the past at Thamesmead

8-Apr-2015 | By Owen Hatherley

Peabody has the opportunity to remedy a pitiful mess at its development in?Thamesmead but will it take it? asked militant modernist Owen Hatherley

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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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What makes for #Greatschools?

2-Apr-2015 | By Roger Hawkins

[#GREATSCHOOLS] Different schools require different approaches but there are some principles that will always be relevant. Hawkins\Brown has distilled its extensive experience down to 10 key points

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Politicians need to be educated when it comes to building schools

2-Apr-2015 | Updated: 16-Apr-2015 | By

We’re campaigning to put education and school building at the top of the political agenda, says Rory Olcayto

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

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Architecture Tomorrow showcases real projects that will get built

31-Mar-2015 | By

Architecture Tomorrow (ATOM) doesn’t predict the future of the built environment, it is the future of the built environment, says Rory Olcayto

Sheppard Robson

Scaling back DECs will cost more in the long term

27-Mar-2015 | By Alan Shingler

Scaling back on the way we monitor the performance of buildings is short-sighted, says Alan Shingler

ianmartin

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.

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