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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

Seifert

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

House

Building all over the green belt is indefensible

10-Jul-2014 | By

When so much of London lies empty, writes Paul Finch

RIBA

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

Atom

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

Tatti

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

Tatti

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

Towers

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

Finch

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

convoy

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

Paul Finch, chair of AJ Spec Live

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

Farrell Review

The Farrell Review is more than the government deserved

3-Apr-2014 | By

The Farrell Review doesn’t address the elephant in the room, says Paul Finch

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Finch interviews Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban

26-Mar-2014 | By

Shigeru Ban’s emergency zone experiments make him a worthy Pritzker Prize winner, writes Paul Finch

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Defining the problems that afflict our high streets is as valuable as finding the solutions

20-Mar-2014 | By

Understanding a problem in the round is something that architects are trained to do, writes Paul Finch

AJ\'s Turkish ceramics competition

Architecture transcends borders

13-Mar-2014 | By

In any large practice the number of countries represented will make it look like a branch of the United Nations, writes Paul Finch

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

IanMartin

Evil beneath a pork pie hat

18-Jul-2014 | By

Ian Martin’s best ideas have been systematically stolen

Rory

Our Skyline recommendations are backed by expert supporters

18-Jul-2014 | By

Over to you Boris, says Rory Olcayto

Seifert

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

ianmartin

An Unbelievable House of None

11-Jul-2014 | By

Ian Martin designs a ‘place of ourship’

House

Building all over the green belt is indefensible

10-Jul-2014 | By

When so much of London lies empty, writes Paul Finch

waite

Why aren't architects trusted to solve the housing crisis?

10-Jul-2014 | By

Market forces alone will not lift the design quality of the national housing stock, says Richard Waite

IanMartin

The Right to Let Die

4-Jul-2014 | By

Ian Martin submits outline ideas for Blingnangstonbury

Owen Hatherley

Tempelhof airport has become the site of a battle for freedom from development

4-Jul-2014 | By Owen Hatherley

The eerie unused space of Tempelhof field is increasingly scarce in Berlin, writes Owen Hatherley

Rory

From Barts to Baku, architects must choose their projects wisely

3-Jul-2014 | By

Architects must increasingly consider the ethical dimension of their work, writes Rory Olcayto

RIBA

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

Tom Bloxham of Urban Splash

Urban Splash returns to profit

30-Jun-2014 | By

Regeneration specialist Urban Splash has returned to profit following a major restructuring of the company’s debt

ianmartin

British Values and National Treasures

27-Jun-2014 | By

Ian Martin attends an extraordinary meeting of Space Invaders

Perm

This World Cup is as much about the future of Brazil’s cities as it is about football

27-Jun-2014 | By

Recife’s stadium was meant to be the centrepiece of ‘World Cup City’. Only the stadium and a few restaurants and petrol stations have been built, says Hattie Hartman

Kidbrooke

Can we really blame private sector developers for testing the limits of a city without a plan?

26-Jun-2014 | By

In 2012 Berkeley set out details of an incentive plan under which its six directors would share a windfall, then estimated at £290m, writes Will Hurst

Atom

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

IanMartin

Less Foundation is More Foundation

23-Jun-2014 | By

Ian Martin plans to restore the legendary Epic Space Foundation

Tatti

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

Rory

Is FCBS the best design architect in Britain?

19-Jun-2014 | By

With ten national RIBA awards in five years FCBS has won more institute accolades in the UK than any other practice, writes Rory Olcayto

regs

We need to protect our historic buildings

16-Jun-2014 | By Geoff Wilkinson

The Regs: The fire at the Mac is a clarion call to protect our precious historic buildings