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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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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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Google's news finally gives workplace architecture the recognition it deserves

9-Mar-2015 | By

Google’s exciting choice of designers for its HQ shows how architecture is being used to woo talent, says Rory Olcayto

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Woodman's appointment is a good move for the Architecture Foundation

18-Feb-2015 | By

With Ellis Woodman at the helm, the Architecture Foundation can be a truly independent voice for London, says Rory Olcayto

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Yet another skirmish in the architectural Style Wars

13-Feb-2015 | By

Luxury goods designers Thom Mayne and Peter Zumthor will make perfect neighbours in Vals, says Rory Olcayto

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Universities don't exist to create oven-ready students

6-Feb-2015 | By

Practices are claiming architecture schools don’t teach the practical skills. Isn’t that their job? asks Rory Olcayto

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Discrimination starts in the studio

23-Jan-2015 | By

The Women in Architecture survey shows discrimination is more rife in the office than on site, says Rory Olcayto

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The AJ is taking a long, hard look at the state of British house-building Video

15-Jan-2015 | By

There is little discussion of the role architects can play in solving the UK’s housing crisis, says Rory Olcayto

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Welcome to the new-look AJ

9-Jan-2015 | By

It’s a new year and a fresh new look for the AJ, says Rory Olcayto

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Britain doesn't do deep architecture

3-Dec-2014 | By

Stifling dreams threaten London and Glasgow, but Guggenheim dream comes true, says Rory Olcayto

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Its apt to keep part of St Peter's Seminary as a ruin

28-Nov-2014 | By

To keep part of St Peter’s Seminary as a ruin is apt for this beautiful but melancholic space, says Rory Olcayto

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The Skyline campaign is about London’s future

14-Nov-2014 | By

Not its here today, gone tomorrow mayor, says Rory Olcayto

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New York’s Freedom Tower already looks dated

7-Nov-2014 | By

More than a decade in the making, New York’s Freedom Tower opens and already looks dated, says Rory Olcayto

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Question: What’s scarier than a mega-bling iconic landmark designed by Frank Gehry?

31-Oct-2014 | By

Answer: a mega-bling iconic landmark not designed by Frank Gehry, says Rory Olcayto (ha ha)

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Big Mac or heritage pork?

24-Oct-2014 | By

They’re the two flavours of architecture today, says Rory Olcayto

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Profession and public are united in their condemnation of Viñoly's Walkie Talkie

17-Oct-2014 | By

But, while the Walkie Talkie is nearly full, the Cheesegrater struggles to find tenants, says Rory Olcayto

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And the winner is … well it depends

16-Oct-2014 | By

Awards, awards, awards… What’s the point? asks Rory Olcayto

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We need more transport infrastructure and fewer High Lines

3-Oct-2014 | By

To revive our towns and cities we need more transport infrastructure and fewer High Lines, says Rory Olcayto

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Hadid seems willing to use her voice to help improve workers conditions

18-Sep-2014 | By

Join Zaha Hadid in her bid to see that site welfare is improved in Qatar and beyond, 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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Scaling back DECs will cost more in the long term

27-Mar-2015 | By Alan Shingler

Scaling back on the way we monitor the performance of buildings is short-sighted, says Alan Shingler

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The North, still born-again

27-Mar-2015 | By

MONDAY Wow. All the architectural wisdom ever generated in the entire history of the world, distilled into a single tweet. I’m about to post it, then realise how dangerous that would actually be. Imagine. It would completely blow too many minds. The consequences would be - are - incalculable. I delete the tweet and squint into middle distance. A piano plays something elegiac.

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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

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Glimpse tomorrow's London at this year's Green Sky Thinking Week

26-Mar-2015 | By

This year’s Green Sky Thinking programme is stronger than ever, says Hattie Hartman

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

25-Mar-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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OMA chief: 'We were serious, but the Nine Elms contest wasn't'

23-Mar-2015 | By Reinier de Graaf

OMA partner Reinier de Graaf on why he thinks the Nine Elms bridge competition is a wasteful exercise in political lobbying

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

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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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The only way is morals

18-Mar-2015 | By

Ian Martin manages to avoid the gangsters and dickheads in Cannes, but finds his ethics tested back home

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MIPIM: Warts and all

18-Mar-2015 | By Anonymous Architect

Our anonymous MIPIM insider unpicks the infamous property fair in Cannes and sets out why architects are not getting the best out of it

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The unspeakable in pursuit of the unseeable

16-Mar-2015 | By

Ian Martin is thinking again about pay-per-view architecture, but discovers he’s not the only one

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Building great schools

13-Mar-2015 | By Roger Hawkins

This week the AJ, in partnership with Hawkins\Brown, launches a campaign to put design quality right at the heart of the debate on school provision. Roger Hawkins explains why we need an action plan

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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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Proper planning and strong leadership will avoid playground spat

11-Mar-2015 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: School commissions carry a heightened risk, not least because the client body is likely to be disparate and divided in its views, writes Mark Klimt

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

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If it ain’t broke, amend it

9-Mar-2015 | By

Gadgets can be fun until the free trial ends, discovers Ian Martin

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Google's news finally gives workplace architecture the recognition it deserves

9-Mar-2015 | By

Google’s exciting choice of designers for its HQ shows how architecture is being used to woo talent, says Rory Olcayto

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Are London’s towers sustainable?

6-Mar-2015 | By Chris Twinn

Towers are difficult to justify environmentally, socially or economically, so why keep building them? asks Chris Twinn

Owen Hatherley

Train station seediness has been replaced by stark similarities

4-Mar-2015 | By Owen Hatherley

The areas around stations in London and Berlin are united by a new International Style of bland architecture, says Owen Hatherley