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Debunking the architecture school rankings

24-Jul-2015 | By

The schools are doing fine regardless of The Guardian’s rankings, says Rory Olcayto

Darbishire Place by Niall McLaughlin Architects

The great housing face-off

16-Jul-2015 | By

It’s the RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist’s housing projects that say most about British architecture today, says Rory Olcayto

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Driving the future

10-Jul-2015 | By

Are contractors the only ones who are thinking about tomorrow? asks Rory Olcayto

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Architects are in the thick of it

26-Jun-2015 | By

Architects are at the heart of the housing debate. Here’s a few examples, says Rory Olcayto

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We can't please everyone, all the time

17-Jun-2015 | By

Clients can be hard to please. So can awards panels. And the public. Nobody said architecture was easy, says Rory Olcayto

Aylesbury protests outside the AJ120 event at the Tower of London (June 2015)

Let's use our influence wisely

12-Jun-2015 | By

Take strength from the protests at last week’s AJ120 awards – they recognise that architects matter in the world, says Rory Olcayto

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Welcome to the future

4-Jun-2015 | By

We’re still drawing by hand, but one in five AJ120 practices is using drones, says Rory Olcayto

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If the Scottish Government is serious about architecture, some wrongs will need righting

29-May-2015 | By

It will take more than RIAS’s festival fun to boost public confidence in Scotland’s built environment, says Rory Olcayto

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The profession still fails to communicate how architects shape the world

22-May-2015 | By

Will this month be remembered as the time the art world swallowed ‘architecture’ in one clean gulp? asks Rory Olcayto

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May Day is more than a day off work

1-May-2015 | By

On May Day we must reflect on the deadly toll construction takes on its workforce, says Rory Olcayto

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 the AJ on a tour of the burned out Mack

21-Apr-2015 | Updated: 28-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

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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: 12-May-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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Julia Park: 'We have to end this schizophrenic approach to housing'

30-Jul-2015 | By Julia Park

Head of housing for Levitt Bernstein. Julia Park, says the housing industry is being flooded with misguided ideas

Bee Emmott, executive director of the Garden Bridge Trust

Emmott: 'Londoners overwhelmingly want the Garden Bridge'

28-Jul-2015 | By Bee Emmott

Ian Ritchie’s animosity towards the ‘flawed and unnecessary’ Garden Bridge is not shared by most Londoners, argues executive director of the Garden Bridge Trust Bee Emmott

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David Tittle: 'Is the dash for housing killing localism?'

27-Jul-2015 | By David Tittle

The government’s housing drive is undermining policies meant to encourage people to accept local growth, says the chair of the Design Network and Civic Voice David Tittle

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Ian Ritchie: 'What problem does the Garden Bridge solve?'

27-Jul-2015 | By Ian Ritchie

Ian Ritchie takes a forensic look at why Thomas Heatherwick’s controversial Garden Bridge proposal is the wrong project for London

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Debunking the architecture school rankings

24-Jul-2015 | By

The schools are doing fine regardless of The Guardian’s rankings, says Rory Olcayto

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Insuring against the worst

24-Jul-2015 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: Make sure your professional indemnity insurance reflects a realistic level of risk for the project in hand, says Mark Klimt

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Prepare yourself for more casual deregulation

24-Jul-2015 | By

Pesky regulation – that’s what has been holding the housing market back, writes Paul Finch

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The Great Upmarket Mockney Nanopad Sell-Out

24-Jul-2015 | By

Ian Martin witnesses the re-gangsterfication of the East End

Yaling Li, Part 1, Aukett Swanke

Diary of a Part 1: The large practice

24-Jul-2015 | By Yaling Li

Yaling Li found working at Aukett Swanke allowed her to build a wider professional skill set

Jessie Hu

Diary of a Part 1: The medium practice

24-Jul-2015

Jessie Hu found herself challenging her previous notions of professional life at Simpson Haugh & Partners

James Barber, Part 1, Cousins & Cousins

Diary of a Part 1: The small practice

24-Jul-2015

Spending two years at Cousins & Cousins allowed Part 1 James Barber to build his professional confidence

Adrian Dobson

Architects are 'making hay while the sun shines'

21-Jul-2015 | By Adrian Dobson

Adrian Dobson unpicks the figures behind the RIBA’s latest Future Trends Workload Index, which is the most positive in the survey’s six-year history

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Loose fit, long life, low-energy shrug

17-Jul-2015 | By

Ian Martin styles an ecological church on Kylie Minogue’s arse

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Meier: 'Housing is neglected in terms of quality architecture'

17-Jul-2015 | By Owen Pritchard

Richard Meier talks the architect’s role, ethics and design quality to the AJ’s Owen Pritchard as a retrospective of the Pritzker prize-winner’s work opens at his Ulm Stadthaus in Germany

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Those seeking to list Number One Poultry are playing a dangerous game

17-Jul-2015 | By

The clamour to list Number One Poultry plays into preservationist hands, says Paul Finch

Darbishire Place by Niall McLaughlin Architects

The great housing face-off

16-Jul-2015 | By

It’s the RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist’s housing projects that say most about British architecture today, says Rory Olcayto

Brixton save our arches

Carl Turner: 'Brixton is being reclaimed from the developers'

15-Jul-2015 | By Carl Turner

Architect and Manser Medal winner Carl Turner talks about working with communities who are fearful about the impact of development and gentrification

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Essential Living: 'Build to Rent must be a part of new housing supply'

13-Jul-2015 | By Martin Bellinger

We need to cater for the growing demand for rented properties, says Essential Living’s Martin Bellinger

West Ham FC\'s new ground - the revamped Olympic Stadium by Populous

Fever Pitch: London's Premiership clubs and their big league architects

10-Jul-2015 | By Owen Pritchard

The AJ’s Owen Pritchard casts his critical eye over proposed new football grounds for a trio of London clubs

Hallsville Quarter by Haworth Tompkins

Haworth Tompkins: we need to create places people want to live in

10-Jul-2015

The market incentive to create high-quality, sustainable homes is being compromised, says Haworth Tompkins