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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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Britain isn't working - the Scottish referendum is a wake-up call

10-Sep-2014 | By

What the referendum shows is that we are waking up to the fact that Britain isn’t working, says Rory Olcayto

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Are RIBA’s special awards that special?

5-Sep-2014 | By

The Stirling Prize doesn’t shortlist regional winners - and neither should the Special Awards, says Rory Olcayto

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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

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Genius reloci

21-Nov-2014 | By

Ian Martin lands his first nimby-pamby gig

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Unpaid overtime needs to be challenged

20-Nov-2014 | By

Architecture’s culture of unpaid overtime may be embedded but it needs to be challenged, writes Will Hurst

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Place making needs to be a continuous process

19-Nov-2014 | By

Not a fix in time, writes Paul Finch

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Soft buy area

14-Nov-2014 | By

Ian Martin redesigns the Labour Party

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Michael Heseltine: 'Devolution has to concentrate on driving growth'

14-Nov-2014

Tory peer and regional regeneration champion Michael Heseltine talks to the AJ about devolution and what it could mean for the built environment

CityHallLondon2007

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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Beauty may be in the eye of the gas-holder

12-Nov-2014 | By

Could pylons be regarded as art? Or the gas-holders now being gleefully demolished? asks Paul Finch

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Kiev cinema arson attack reveals a role for architectural preservation in Ukraine’s unrest

10-Nov-2014 | By Owen Hatherley

Communist-era cinemas were often housed in the most important buildings, usually given unique designs, writes Owen Hatherley

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Honeycombed privatised air

7-Nov-2014 | By

Ian Martin redesigns The North

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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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Do political parties have the will to develop architecture policies in time for the election?

6-Nov-2014 | By

If Ed Vaizey wants to make himself a target, he can march up and down Whitehall telling departments they’re not up to snuff, writes Paul Finch

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Tomorrow's home: planning for the future resident

4-Nov-2014 | By Robert Adam

Changing dynamics of population, lifestyle and work present new opportunities for architects, says Robert Adam

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A High-Visionary Superhighway

31-Oct-2014 | By

Ian Martin designs a series of cycle superhighways for London

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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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Will Alsop: the idea of the ‘Garden City’ denies reality

31-Oct-2014 | By William Alsop

The Garden City as a concept is a contradiction to the modern social condition, says Will Alsop

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Join us at the Royal College of Physicians for the second AJ Footprint Live conference

30-Oct-2014 | By

The AJ’s second annual Footprint Live conference, will take place on November 20 at the Royal College of Physicians, writes Hattie Hartman

Frank Gehry is probably right about quality

29-Oct-2014 | By

we need to have good ground rules, writes Paul Finch

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The government is now consulting on UK housing standards

27-Oct-2014 | By Geoff Wilkinson

The Regs: Geoff Wilkinson explains current proposals for changes to regulations on space standards and security

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Three Cheers For The Dalek Clusterfuck

24-Oct-2014 | By

Ian Martin redesigns Victorian England for television

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Big Mac or heritage pork?

24-Oct-2014 | By

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