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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

Scottish parliament

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

AYA

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

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

Red Road

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

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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

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The art of city-making is not about conforming to regulations

1-Oct-2014 | By

The beauty of a successful masterplan is that its merits cannot be destroyed by bad buildings, writes Paul Finch

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The edge of reason

26-Sep-2014 | By

Ian Martin is fed up with constant sniping by intellectual pygmies of the gutter press

Office

The UK-GBC’s new report argues the business case for better offices

26-Sep-2014 | By

Every architect intuitively knows that better offices make for happier, more productive workers, writes Hattie Hartman

Awards presentations need to be as good as the architecture

25-Sep-2014 | By

The skill required to produce a design of any sort can very easily disappear when it comes to the design of presentation boards, writes Paul Finch

LSE

O’Donnell and Tuomey deserve the Royal Gold Medal

24-Sep-2014 | By

O’Donnell and Tuomey are deserving recipients of this year’s Royal Gold Medal, says Richard Waite

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It’s National Fire Door Safety Week

22-Sep-2014 | By Geoff Wilkinson

The Regs: Geoff Wilkinson looks at specification of fire doors

ianmartin

The minor lives of royals

19-Sep-2014 | By

Ian Martin redesigns the United States to give it a wider, sedentary vibe

zaha

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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Architects shouldn't be blamed for society's woes

17-Sep-2014 | By

Architects and planners can’t and shouldn’t be blamed for society’s woes, writes Paul Finch

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Architects must resist client pressure to certify beyond the scope of their involvement

15-Sep-2014 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: Mark Klimt writes on liability for architects’ certificates

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Scotland’s Got Talent

12-Sep-2014 | By

Ian Martin helps to shape a nation

Scottish parliament

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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All architecture is political

10-Sep-2014 | By

Politics are not necessarily architectural, writes Paul Finch

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Architectural practices must harness young talent to adapt for the future

8-Sep-2014 | By Hazel York

Best practice: There is a confidence about the young. They are hyper-connected, tech-savvy, entrepreneurial and collaborative, writes Hazel York

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Energy ventriloquism and a post-urban behemoth

5-Sep-2014 | By

Ian Martin redesigns Clacton-on-Sea in Essex

Owen Hatherley

A critic has the right to unfairness in order to force through much-needed change

5-Sep-2014 | By Owen Hatherley

Filler’s critiques are particularly good at solidifying something you may have been thinking but couldn’t put into words, says Owen Hatherley

AYA

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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A government chief architect would work for all political parties

3-Sep-2014 | By

Bryan Jefferson offered wise advice to ministers on subjects ranging from architectural competitions to policy, writes Paul Finch

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From one bank to another

29-Aug-2014 | By

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

Yes

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