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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

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

Ideal city

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

Chris Yunker

Attacking the Israeli architects' association is wrong

17-Apr-2014 | By

The attack on the Israeli architects’ association implies it is behaving uniquely badly. This is unfair and unwarranted, writes Paul Finch

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Skyline: Planning policy on tall buildings is a mess

10-Apr-2014 | By

Skyline gives us a chance to create height policies that are about judgement as well as location, says Paul Finch

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Major change at Cabe as Finch replaced by Alexander as chair

8-Apr-2014 | By Max Thompson

Paul Finch has stood down as chair of Cabe ending a 15-year relationship with the design watchdog

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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

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The Monopolis Commission

1-Aug-2014 | By

Ian Martin does some big thinking

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We are building cities based on exclusivity, distinction and snobbery

1-Aug-2014 | By Owen Hatherley

The social segregation of 19th century housing is used as a template by today’s architects, says Owen Hatherley

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Richard MacCormac was one of Britain’s best post-war architects

31-Jul-2014 | By

Richard MacCormac made architecture seem like an art, a science and a craft all at once, says Rory Olcayto

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

Bio-bean – introduced me to the idea of creating circular, closed-loop systems within buildings

Architecture school turned me into a green entrepreneur

28-Jul-2014 | By Arthur Kay

Architects are good at connecting dots. They are rarely specialists, instead they cross-pollinate ideas from the arts and sciences, writes Arthur Kay

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There's a long way to go to get sustainable design integrated in architects' training

28-Jul-2014 | By

The loci of student activity which suggest promising ways forward, writes Hattie Hartman

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Absently mindful of the past

25-Jul-2014 | By

Ian Martin builds up his psychogeographically-retrieved sustainable heritage consultancy

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What does it mean to be an architect today (and tomorrow)?

25-Jul-2014 | By

Opposing views about what education is for go to the core of what it means to be an architect, says Rory Olcayto

Rick Mather

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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Evil beneath a pork pie hat

18-Jul-2014 | By

Ian Martin’s best ideas have been systematically stolen

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Our Skyline recommendations are backed by expert supporters

18-Jul-2014 | By

Over to you Boris, says Rory Olcayto