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The Mackintosh Building, Glasgow School of Art

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

The Mackintosh Building, Glasgow School of Art

Join AJ on a tour of the burned out Mack

21-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

Moira Gemmill

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: 16-Apr-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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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

Heatherwick\'s Garden Bridge

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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International Graffiti

27-Apr-2015 | By

Ian Martin explores the latest trends in commodified graffiti

The Mackintosh Building, Glasgow School of Art

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

NLA London model

London’s amazing new supermodel

23-Apr-2015 | By

NLA’s interactive new model of London represents a leap forward in understanding the city around us, writes Will Hurst

Legalease

So long CDM co-ordinator, hello principal designer

22-Apr-2015 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: The new CDM regulations came into force this month, with the principal designer taking on significant responsibilities, writes Mark Klimt

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

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The Twelve Step Plan

17-Apr-2015 | By

Ian Martin learns how to preserve ‘character’, and how to accidentally demolish a pub…

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Savvy practices will benefit through academic partnerships

17-Apr-2015 | By

Last week’s SCHOSA conference highlighted the vast amount of research funding available to those who partner with universities or industry, says Hattie Hartman

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

Moira Gemmill

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

Fionn Stevenson

School heads vote to embed building performance in architecture curricula

15-Apr-2015 | By Fionn Stevenson

The annual national Standing Conference of Heads of Schools of Architecture (SCHOSA) architectural education conference, held at the RIBA on 10 April, explored the timely theme of ‘Beyond Building Performance Evaluation’, writes Fionn Stevenson.

Jane Simpson

Schools should be inclusive spaces

13-Apr-2015 | By Jane Simpson

[#GREATSCHOOLS] More accessible school buildings are easier to manage, run and timetable, says architect and access consultant Jane Simpson

Helen Roberts

Schools: What is the impact of austerity?

10-Apr-2015 | By Helen Roberts

[#GREATSCHOOLS] Our experience has taught us to focus on the enduring aspects of a school building, says Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ Helen Roberts

Thamesmead

Don't repeat the mistakes of the past at Thamesmead

8-Apr-2015 | By Owen Hatherley

Peabody has the opportunity to remedy a pitiful mess at its development in?Thamesmead but will it take it? asked militant modernist Owen Hatherley

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History eats itself

7-Apr-2015 | By

Ian Martin dreams up a post-Shoreditch pop-up, and needs to develop it quickly…

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What makes for #Greatschools?

2-Apr-2015 | By Roger Hawkins

[#GREATSCHOOLS] Different schools require different approaches but there are some principles that will always be relevant. Hawkins\Brown has distilled its extensive experience down to 10 key points

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Politicians need to be educated when it comes to building schools

2-Apr-2015 | Updated: 16-Apr-2015 | By

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

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

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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.