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Our Skyline recommendations are backed by expert supporters

18-Jul-2014 | By

Over to you Boris, says Rory Olcayto

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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

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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

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The Architecture Foundation has lost its way

12-Jun-2014 | By

A revived Architecture Foundation can put London at the forefront of sustainable urban design, says Rory Olcayto

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Why aren’t our politicians interested in the British Pavilion?

4-Jun-2014 | By

No Government ministers will visit the Venice Biennale this year, writes Rory Olcayto

The Glasgow School of Art fire shows architecture matters

30-May-2014 | By

And not just to architects, says Rory Olcayto

Congratulations to all the AJ100 members

23-May-2014 | By

You’re in company with the best in the world, says Rory Olcayto

The AJ is the home of critical writing on British architecture

9-May-2014 | By

Rory Olcayto welcomes to two new high-profile signings, Owen Hatherley and Ellis Woodman, to the AJ

The profession has to value women to become business-savvy

2-May-2014 | By

A profession that doesn’t value women as highly as men is never going to be business-savvy, write Rory Olcayto

Carbon emissions

Using more renewable energy won't lead to a drop in living standards

18-Apr-2014 | By

Listen to the experts, says Rory Olcayto. We don’t have to sacrifice living standards to mitigate climate change

Red Road

Dynamiting homes as a TV stunt sends the wrong message

11-Apr-2014 | By

Demolishing homes for a TV stunt is the wrong way to promote Glasgow’s regeneration, writes Rory Olcayto

Skyline proposed

The AJ/Observer's Skyline Campaign is not anti-skyscrapers

2-Apr-2014 | By

Sign up to our Skyline Campaign and help raise the bar in the design of high-rise architecture, says Rory Olcayto

Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale spat points to a deeper rift in architectural culture

21-Mar-2014 | By

Jacob and Hatherley represent the two standpoints in British architecutral culture, writes Rory Olcayto

Smiljan Radic\'s designs for the 2014 Serpentine Pavilion

Time for Serpentine Pavilion to back Brits

12-Mar-2014 | By

Awarding the Serpentine Pavilion commission to an unknown star is great but it would be more rewarding for young British talent to get the job, says Rory Olcayto

MIPIM 2013

MIPIM is good for business, but the investment focus distorts UK architecture

11-Mar-2014 | By

There is a flipside to the seemingly endless development planned for the capital, much of it agreed at MIPIM: stupid house prices

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You shouldn’t need new reasons to visit Belfast

8-Mar-2014 | By

But here are three good ones, writes Rory Olcayto

Crystal Palace Terrace View

Nobody’s got a clue what this new Crystal Palace is for

28-Feb-2014 | By

The Chinese group looking to rebuild Crystal Palace should put detail on its proposals, writes Rory Olcayto

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A step too far: Malcolm Fraser’s poetry centre is being dumbed down by its director

20-Feb-2014 | By

If there’s one thing Scottish institutions are really good at, it’s fostering daft design, writes Rory Olcayto

Holl

Holl's Glasgow Art School Building: First reaction

13-Feb-2014 | By

Steven Holl has created a design school facing the Mack that even Glaswegians can love, says Rory Olcayto

swirl

The RA's new show sparks meditations on the nature of space and time

6-Feb-2014 | By

Rory Olcayto reflects on the nature of space and time

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