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Garden Bridge planting visuals

Stop moaning, the Garden Bridge is fabulous

18-May-2015 | By

Paul Finch makes a modest proposal to the Garden Bridge moaners 

The Mies van der Rohe Award Exhibition

The universal value of architecture

14-May-2015 | By

Post-election honeymoons are good times to reflect on fundamental values, writes Paul Finch

Houses of Parliament

Will the new government provide town and country vision?

6-May-2015 | By

Whichever party wins, it will need to address the wider built environment, writes Paul Finch

North London family house by Solidspace and Steven Taylor

Why are we so reluctant to turn up the volume?

30-Apr-2015 | By

Architectural design is overly focused on area and too little concerned with the experience of volumes, writes Paul Finch

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

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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

Chicago - BCO Conference 2015

BCO 2015: 'Too many buildings have been designed to be only one thing'

27-May-2015 | By

Paul Sandilands, Luke Schuberth and Ben Adams on what they, and the 450 other delegates, learned at this year’s BCO Conference in Chicago - the birthplace of the modern office

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Steven Bee: 'The happiest places are rarely the wealthiest'

27-May-2015 | By Steven Bee

The Academy of Urbanism’s chair Steven Bee on why governmental focus on making people richer does not always equate to happier cities

The Willis Tower

Partridge's Chicago: My kind of town

22-May-2015 | By David Partridge

As the British Council for Offices conference in Chicago draws to a close, its chairman David Partridge picks his 10 favourite buildings in the city that gave birth to the modern workplace

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The ‘grey scorpion’ faxes

22-May-2015 | By

Ian Martin salutes a winning royal bluff

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AIA Convention: Architects debate America's yawning inequality

22-May-2015 | By Jeremy Melvin

In between the CPD sessions in Atlanta, a new social challenge was discussed following a headline speech by Bill Clinton, writes Jeremy Melvin

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The profession still fails to communicate how architects shape the world

22-May-2015 | By

Will this month be remembered as the time the art world swallowed ‘architecture’ in one clean gulp? asks Rory Olcayto

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Gordon Gibb: 'The future benefit will be in how Scotland sees itself'

21-May-2015 | By Gordon Gibb

The success of the SNP at the general election could be a catalyst for regional federalism and the break-up of the London-centric RIBA, says Gordon Gibb

Bob Allies

Bob Allies: 'Olympicopolis would have been fantasy 10 years ago'

20-May-2015 | By Jim Dunton

Allies and Morrison’s founding partner Bob Allies reflects on leading the victorious team in the Olympicopolis contest and the challenges that lie in store

Daisy Froud

The conversation would be different if Assemble was nominated for the Stirling

19-May-2015 | By Daisy Froud

Assemble’s alternative, incremental, collaborative model for the production of space has rightly been recognised as something of value, says Daisy Froud

Alan Dunlop

The profession is not blameless in its loss of power

19-May-2015 | By Alan Dunlop

Architects are no longer trusted to be innovative and to deliver inspiring buildings, says Alan Dunlop

Garden Bridge planting visuals

Stop moaning, the Garden Bridge is fabulous

18-May-2015 | By

Paul Finch makes a modest proposal to the Garden Bridge moaners 

ianmartin

The bees have it

15-May-2015 | By

Ian Martin witnesses winged metaphor at the Milan Expo

Election

The election result shouldn't stop the profession getting involved

15-May-2015 | By

Don’t wallow in despair over the election; seize the opportunity to make a difference, says Richard Waite

The Mies van der Rohe Award Exhibition

The universal value of architecture

14-May-2015 | By

Post-election honeymoons are good times to reflect on fundamental values, writes Paul Finch

Tony Fretton

The election result alters the social attitudes that underlie the profession

12-May-2015 | By Tony Fretton

Conservative policy leading up to the election was based on three deliberate fallacies, says Tony Fretton

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Her Majesty's playhouse

12-May-2015 | By

Ian Martin wins the royal commission to design a second home for a princess

UK Pavilion Milan Expo

The UK Pavilion more than makes up for the lack of election buzz

8-May-2015 | By

Besides being beautiful, the British pavilion at the Milan Expo makes a serious political point, says Will Hurst

Houses of Parliament

Will the new government provide town and country vision?

6-May-2015 | By

Whichever party wins, it will need to address the wider built environment, writes Paul Finch

Fionn Stevenson

Stevenson: 'We will always need publicly funded housing'

6-May-2015 | By Fionn Stevenson

Our poor record on housebuilding is directly related to the withdrawal of public finance, says the head of Sheffield School of Architecture, Fionn Stevenson

Sarah Wigglesworth

Addressing older people's housing needs could ease the crisis

5-May-2015 | By Sarah Wigglesworth

The state needs to intervene to provide truly affordable homes for the whole population, says Sarah Wigglesworth