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Embrace failure like David Adjaye

14-Aug-2014 | By

Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail better, says Rory Olcayto

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Richard MacCormac was one of Britain’s best post-war architects

31-Jul-2014 | By

Richard MacCormac made architecture seem like an art, a science and a craft all at once, says Rory Olcayto

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What does it mean to be an architect today (and tomorrow)?

25-Jul-2014 | By

Opposing views about what education is for go to the core of what it means to be an architect, says Rory Olcayto

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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

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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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From one bank to another

29-Aug-2014 | By

Ian Martin embarks on a series of high-profile bridge designs

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Tell us what independence would really mean for Scottish architects

29-Aug-2014 | By

No one disputes there are ideological differences either side of Hadrian’s Wall, writes Will Hurst

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Walthamstow Wetlands sets an exemplary precedent for legacy projects at the Olympic fringe

28-Aug-2014 | By

Thames Water’s project is a shining example of that great rarity: joined-up thinking, writes Hattie Hartman

Hampstead Heath

Attacks on the green belt are sinister in their implications

27-Aug-2014 | By

Never forget that it was only the prompt action of concerned citizens that saved Hampstead Heath from spec housing, writes Paul Finch

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Old school new towns

15-Aug-2014 | By

Ian Martin knocks up a 21st century new town

A lesson from history - the untold Eden project scandal

15-Aug-2014 | By

Paul Finch reads a riveting account of how a Cornish David beat the Establishment Goliath

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Embrace failure like David Adjaye

14-Aug-2014 | By

Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail better, says Rory Olcayto

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It's unbelieveable that architectural ‘value’ is a mystery

13-Aug-2014 | By Roger Zogolovitch

Best practice: Remember Buffett’s adage: ‘Price is what you pay for, value is what you get’, says Roger Zogolovitch

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View from Edinburgh: an independent Scotland would be better for architecture

5-Aug-2014 | By Malcolm Fraser

For Scottish architecture to flourish once again, Malcolm Fraser argues in the Architectural Review that Scots must regain their independence from the UK in the imminent referendum

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The Monopolis Commission

1-Aug-2014 | By

Ian Martin does some big thinking

Owen Hatherley

We are building cities based on exclusivity, distinction and snobbery

1-Aug-2014 | By Owen Hatherley

The social segregation of 19th century housing is used as a template by today’s architects, says Owen Hatherley

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Richard MacCormac was one of Britain’s best post-war architects

31-Jul-2014 | By

Richard MacCormac made architecture seem like an art, a science and a craft all at once, says Rory Olcayto

Don't blame Tesco for the state of our high streets

31-Jul-2014 | By

Councils attacking Tesco over high streets should try looking in the mirror, writes Paul Finch

Bio-bean – introduced me to the idea of creating circular, closed-loop systems within buildings

Architecture school turned me into a green entrepreneur

28-Jul-2014 | By Arthur Kay

Architects are good at connecting dots. They are rarely specialists, instead they cross-pollinate ideas from the arts and sciences, writes Arthur Kay

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There's a long way to go to get sustainable design integrated in architects' training

28-Jul-2014 | By

The loci of student activity which suggest promising ways forward, writes Hattie Hartman

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Absently mindful of the past

25-Jul-2014 | By

Ian Martin builds up his psychogeographically-retrieved sustainable heritage consultancy

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What does it mean to be an architect today (and tomorrow)?

25-Jul-2014 | By

Opposing views about what education is for go to the core of what it means to be an architect, says Rory Olcayto

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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

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Evil beneath a pork pie hat

18-Jul-2014 | By

Ian Martin’s best ideas have been systematically stolen

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Our Skyline recommendations are backed by expert supporters

18-Jul-2014 | By

Over to you Boris, says Rory Olcayto