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FAT cover - 21 August 2015 - AJ special issue

RIBA should buy the FAT archive

21-Aug-2015 | By

There must be a cupboard somewhere full of FAT’s drawings, models, and photographs and the RIBA should get its hands on it, says Rory Olcayto

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Architects must engage public on emotional level to win planning

6-Aug-2015 | By

Sincere engagement with the public on an emotional level is vital, says Rory Olcayto

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Debunking the architecture school rankings

24-Jul-2015 | By

The schools are doing fine regardless of The Guardian’s rankings, says Rory Olcayto

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The great housing face-off

16-Jul-2015 | By

It’s the RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist’s housing projects that say most about British architecture today, says Rory Olcayto

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Driving the future

10-Jul-2015 | By

Are contractors the only ones who are thinking about tomorrow? asks Rory Olcayto

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Architects are in the thick of it

26-Jun-2015 | By

Architects are at the heart of the housing debate. Here’s a few examples, says Rory Olcayto

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We can't please everyone, all the time

17-Jun-2015 | By

Clients can be hard to please. So can awards panels. And the public. Nobody said architecture was easy, says Rory Olcayto

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Let's use our influence wisely

12-Jun-2015 | By

Take strength from the protests at last week’s AJ120 awards – they recognise that architects matter in the world, says Rory Olcayto

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Welcome to the future

4-Jun-2015 | By

We’re still drawing by hand, but one in five AJ120 practices is using drones, says Rory Olcayto

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If the Scottish Government is serious about architecture, some wrongs will need righting

29-May-2015 | By

It will take more than RIAS’s festival fun to boost public confidence in Scotland’s built environment, says Rory Olcayto

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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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May Day is more than a day off work

1-May-2015 | By

On May Day we must reflect on the deadly toll construction takes on its workforce, says Rory Olcayto

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Take a risk and stay true to Mackintosh and Glasgow

24-Apr-2015 | By

As Page\Park embarks on restoring the Mack, it needs to ignore the heritage bores, says Rory Olcayto

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Join the AJ on a tour of the burned out Mack

21-Apr-2015 | Updated: 28-Apr-2015 | By

Rory Olcayto explores the burnt out remains of the Glasgow School of Art as part of last week’s symposium on the Mackintosh building

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Moira Gemmill's revolutionary approach will become her legacy

16-Apr-2015 | By

Moira Gemmill spurned celebrity architecture in favour of new talent and ideas, says Rory Olcayto

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Politicians need to be educated when it comes to building schools

2-Apr-2015 | Updated: 12-May-2015 | By

We’re campaigning to put education and school building at the top of the political agenda, says Rory Olcayto

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Architecture Tomorrow showcases real projects that will get built

31-Mar-2015 | By

Architecture Tomorrow (ATOM) doesn’t predict the future of the built environment, it is the future of the built environment, says Rory Olcayto

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Small Projects: the crits, the quality and the hidden fox

25-Mar-2015 | Updated: 16-Apr-2015 | By

What makes the Small Project crits so special? Maybe it’s the high standard of work on show, says Rory Olcayto

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Spatial thinkers needed for the digital and physical overlap

18-Mar-2015 | By

The interface between digital and real is where the most exciting design opportunities are happening, says Rory Olcayto

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Few can argue against good school design

13-Mar-2015 | By

Whether you can measure the benefits or not, well-designed schools are simple common sense, says Rory Olcayto

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Separating sheep and scapegoats

4-Sep-2015 | By

Ian Martin is punished by the Auteurs Regulatory Board

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Corbynmania continues to dominate the leadership debate

4-Sep-2015 | By

Let us know what you think about the Labour leadership contest and the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, says Will Hurst

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We need to turn our attention to London's outer boroughs

3-Sep-2015 | By Ellis Woodman

We urgently need to explore new models for housing and public space in London’s rapidly developing suburbs, says Ellis Woodman

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Spitalfields Trust: 'There's a fundamental failure of understanding'

25-Aug-2015 | By Oliver Leigh-Wood

Oliver Leigh-Wood of The Spitalfields Trust hits back at claims the campaigning conservation group had pedalled ‘mistruths’ about British Land’s rejected proposals for Norton Folgate

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Jennings: 'People are tired of being duped by developers'

24-Aug-2015 | By Will Jennings

Will Jennings, the organiser of the contest seeking rival ideas to Heatherwick Studios’ contentious Garden Bridge, on why people are ‘tired of being marketed to, rather than talked to’

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Finch lunches with FAT

21-Aug-2015 | By

Lunch should be part of the working day, not just a break from it, says Paul Finch

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Name that tomb

21-Aug-2015 | By

Ian Martin designs an austere deathpod

FAT cover - 21 August 2015 - AJ special issue

RIBA should buy the FAT archive

21-Aug-2015 | By

There must be a cupboard somewhere full of FAT’s drawings, models, and photographs and the RIBA should get its hands on it, says Rory Olcayto

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It’s coming from inside the house

21-Aug-2015 | By Will Wiles

What will the haunted house symbolise in the future? asks Will Wiles

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The Death and Life of the Architect

21-Aug-2015 | By FAT

How can a profession established in the 19th century survive in the light of the political, economic, technical and social change of the 21st? asks FAT

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Robert Sakula: 'Government has turned its back on zero carbon housing'

11-Aug-2015 | By Robert Sakula

By scrapping zero carbon homes the government is wasting the knowledge the industry has already gained, says Robert Sakula

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Into Darkest London

7-Aug-2015 | By

Ian Martin finds a novel solution to the empty homes scandal

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Music reveals how city users have their own ways of exploring it

7-Aug-2015 | By Owen Hatherley

The fertile combination of city and sound has never been properly explored, but architects could learn much from it, says Owen Hatherley

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Architects must engage public on emotional level to win planning

6-Aug-2015 | By

Sincere engagement with the public on an emotional level is vital, says Rory Olcayto

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Fighting the preservationists

6-Aug-2015 | By

Everything was new once – so why be frightened of the future? asks Paul Finch

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Henderson: 'The planning reforms are an assault on decent place-making'

6-Aug-2015 | By Kate Henderson

Kate Henderson, chief executive of the Town and Country Planning Association, claims recent reforms are undermining and devaluing the planning system

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Shuttleworth: 'The Garden Bridge makes a statement about London's creativity'

5-Aug-2015 | By Ken Shuttleworth

Make’s Ken Shuttleworth says Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge should be embraced as a celebration of London’s creative expertise and its willingness to evolve

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Julia Park: 'We have to end this schizophrenic approach to housing'

30-Jul-2015 | By Julia Park

Head of housing for Levitt Bernstein. Julia Park, says the housing industry is being flooded with misguided ideas

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Emmott: 'Londoners overwhelmingly want the Garden Bridge'

28-Jul-2015 | By Bee Emmott

Ian Ritchie’s animosity towards the ‘flawed and unnecessary’ Garden Bridge is not shared by most Londoners, argues executive director of the Garden Bridge Trust Bee Emmott

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David Tittle: 'Is the dash for housing killing localism?'

27-Jul-2015 | By David Tittle

The government’s housing drive is undermining policies meant to encourage people to accept local growth, says the chair of the Design Network and Civic Voice David Tittle