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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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Planning services have declined in quality – despite the increase in fees and charges

17-Jul-2014 | By

Planning is ever more complicated, writes Paul Finch

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Building all over the green belt is indefensible

10-Jul-2014 | By

When so much of London lies empty, writes Paul Finch

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Institutions take risks if they forget what they were created for

2-Jul-2014 | By

As with the constitutional monarchy, I continue to support the RIBA, despite its current malaise, 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

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Kiev cinema arson attack reveals a role for architectural preservation in Ukraine’s unrest

10-Nov-2014 | By Owen Hatherley

Communist-era cinemas were often housed in the most important buildings, usually given unique designs, writes Owen Hatherley

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Honeycombed privatised air

7-Nov-2014 | By

Ian Martin redesigns The North

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New York’s Freedom Tower already looks dated

7-Nov-2014 | By

More than a decade in the making, New York’s Freedom Tower opens and already looks dated, says Rory Olcayto

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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

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Tomorrow's home: planning for the future resident

4-Nov-2014 | By Robert Adam

Changing dynamics of population, lifestyle and work present new opportunities for architects, says Robert Adam

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A High-Visionary Superhighway

31-Oct-2014 | By

Ian Martin designs a series of cycle superhighways for London

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Question: What’s scarier than a mega-bling iconic landmark designed by Frank Gehry?

31-Oct-2014 | By

Answer: a mega-bling iconic landmark not designed by Frank Gehry, says Rory Olcayto (ha ha)

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Will Alsop: the idea of the ‘Garden City’ denies reality

31-Oct-2014 | By William Alsop

The Garden City as a concept is a contradiction to the modern social condition, says Will Alsop

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Join us at the Royal College of Physicians for the second AJ Footprint Live conference

30-Oct-2014 | By

The AJ’s second annual Footprint Live conference, will take place on November 20 at the Royal College of Physicians, writes Hattie Hartman

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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The government is now consulting on UK housing standards

27-Oct-2014 | By Geoff Wilkinson

The Regs: Geoff Wilkinson explains current proposals for changes to regulations on space standards and security

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Three Cheers For The Dalek Clusterfuck

24-Oct-2014 | By

Ian Martin redesigns Victorian England for television

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Big Mac or heritage pork?

24-Oct-2014 | By

They’re the two flavours of architecture today, says Rory Olcayto