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Pumpkin

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)

Burger

Big Mac or heritage pork?

24-Oct-2014 | By

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

walkie talkie

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

leader

And the winner is … well it depends

16-Oct-2014 | By

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

Highline

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

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

ianmartin

A High-Visionary Superhighway

31-Oct-2014 | By

Ian Martin designs a series of cycle superhighways for London

Pumpkin

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)

‘It falls on the verge of wallpaper’. Alsop in front of Large Decoration with Masks (1953). Image: Anthony Coleman

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

IanMartin

Three Cheers For The Dalek Clusterfuck

24-Oct-2014 | By

Ian Martin redesigns Victorian England for television

Burger

Big Mac or heritage pork?

24-Oct-2014 | By

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

Sydney

It is time to revive the useful concept of ‘vesting’

22-Oct-2014 | By

We need a body that can draw everything together - and in particular get a grip on land and site assembly, writes Paul Finch

Legalease

Three clauses in appointments documents often give rise to heated debate

20-Oct-2014 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: The right to withdraw consent to the use of architect’s drawings is probably a better weapon in theory than in it is practice, writes Mark Klimt

ianmartin

Yipster gentrification

17-Oct-2014 | By

Ian Martin proposes a regeneration scheme for Hartlepool via a process of ‘gamification’

walkie talkie

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

leader

And the winner is … well it depends

16-Oct-2014 | By

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

Sydney

The character of a city is more powerful than its buildings

16-Oct-2014 | By

Sydney might have to think about the odd protected view of the magnificent Opera House, writes Paul Finch

IanMartin

Park and ride to the OccuPop

10-Oct-2014 | By

Ian Martin puts clear yellow water between the Tories and the Lib Dems

LSE

The greening of the Stirling

10-Oct-2014 | By

Over the past two decades the Stirling Prize has slowly begun to recognise sustainability, writes Hattie Hartman

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WAF explores positive alternatives to an endless built sprawl

8-Oct-2014 | By

Can you get density and open space without endless towers? The answer is yes, writes Paul Finch

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It is harder to gain planning for the interesting than for the mediocre

6-Oct-2014 | By Robert Adam

Planning portal: The ‘no ideas please, we’re British’ problem is not specific to garden cities, writes Peter Stewart

ianmartin

How to deliver an oligarchitecturalopolis

3-Oct-2014 | By

Ian Martin resigns his post as honorary chair of the Buildings That Look Like Penises Appreciation Society

Highline

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