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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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Architecture Tomorrow is your chance to show people who want to build what you can do

24-Jun-2014 | By

This is a show aimed at clients, rather than other architects. It is an unashamed showcase for practices to strut their stuff, writes Paul Finch

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The AF has plenty of opportunities to help shape the world’s greatest city

20-Jun-2014 | By

The Architecture Foundation’s new director, Simon Allford, is not someone who will have taken on this role with the intention of doing nothing, writes Paul Finch

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This Biennale should be attended by all architecture students

11-Jun-2014 | By

The Central Pavilion, if nothing else, is not to be missed, writes Paul Finch

Tall buildings are to be welcomed

6-Jun-2014 | By

If they are designed in line with London Plan principles, writes Paul Finch

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How do you make beauty the subject of public policy?

28-May-2014 | By

Jules Lubbock regretted Modernism’s rejection of Classicism’s rules for making the beautiful city, writes Paul Finch

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Size isn’t everything, but nor is it to be discounted

21-May-2014 | By

A large practice is not a bigger version of a small one. This means that the basis for measuring quality is also different, writes Paul Finch

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Big problems are rarely solved by thinking small

14-May-2014 | By

Architects need to stand up, be counted, and once again lead the charge for, to coin the AJ phrase, More and Better homes, writes Paul Finch

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Arguing about skyscrapers rarely results in sweetness and light

8-May-2014 | By

In debates over tall buildings, there is not nearly enough discussion about the ground plane, says Paul Finch

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Why do politicians think garden cities are the answer to housing shortages?

1-May-2014 | By

It is an insult to the ideas and imagination of Ebenezer Howard to start calling places like Ebbsfleet anything like garden cities, says Paul Finch

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Hadid seems willing to use her voice to help improve workers conditions

18-Sep-2014 | By

Join Zaha Hadid in her bid to see that site welfare is improved in Qatar and beyond, says Rory Olcayto

kray

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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Architects must resist client pressure to certify beyond the scope of their involvement

15-Sep-2014 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: Mark Klimt writes on liability for architects’ certificates

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Scotland’s Got Talent

12-Sep-2014 | By

Ian Martin helps to shape a nation

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Britain isn't working - the Scottish referendum is a wake-up call

10-Sep-2014 | By

What the referendum shows is that we are waking up to the fact that Britain isn’t working, says Rory Olcayto

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All architecture is political

10-Sep-2014 | By

Politics are not necessarily architectural, writes Paul Finch

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Architectural practices must harness young talent to adapt for the future

8-Sep-2014 | By Hazel York

Best practice: There is a confidence about the young. They are hyper-connected, tech-savvy, entrepreneurial and collaborative, writes Hazel York

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Energy ventriloquism and a post-urban behemoth

5-Sep-2014 | By

Ian Martin redesigns Clacton-on-Sea in Essex

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A critic has the right to unfairness in order to force through much-needed change

5-Sep-2014 | By Owen Hatherley

Filler’s critiques are particularly good at solidifying something you may have been thinking but couldn’t put into words, says Owen Hatherley

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Are RIBA’s special awards that special?

5-Sep-2014 | By

The Stirling Prize doesn’t shortlist regional winners - and neither should the Special Awards, says Rory Olcayto

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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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From one bank to another

29-Aug-2014 | By

Ian Martin embarks on a series of high-profile bridge designs

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Tell us what independence would really mean for Scottish architects

29-Aug-2014 | By

No one disputes there are ideological differences either side of Hadrian’s Wall, writes Will Hurst

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Walthamstow Wetlands sets an exemplary precedent for legacy projects at the Olympic fringe

28-Aug-2014 | By

Thames Water’s project is a shining example of that great rarity: joined-up thinking, writes Hattie Hartman

Hampstead Heath

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

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Old school new towns

15-Aug-2014 | By

Ian Martin knocks up a 21st century new town

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

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Embrace failure like David Adjaye

14-Aug-2014 | By

Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail better, says Rory Olcayto

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It's unbelieveable that architectural ‘value’ is a mystery

13-Aug-2014 | By Roger Zogolovitch

Best practice: Remember Buffett’s adage: ‘Price is what you pay for, value is what you get’, says Roger Zogolovitch

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View from Edinburgh: an independent Scotland would be better for architecture

5-Aug-2014 | By Malcolm Fraser

For Scottish architecture to flourish once again, Malcolm Fraser argues in the Architectural Review that Scots must regain their independence from the UK in the imminent referendum