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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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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

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‘Austerity Christmas Human Turducken’

11-Dec-2014 | By

Ian Martin sets his sights on becoming a Wise Howl

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It is hard to resist the obligation to 'supervise' building works

11-Dec-2014 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: Your failure to inspect items properly might cost you dearly in the case of a claim, writes Mark Klimt

Is the government finally taking housing seriously?

11-Dec-2014 | By

This government housing trial could be the start of something big, writes Paul Finch

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The unusual suspects - some stories keep on coming back

11-Dec-2014 | By

The RIBA and Israel, the Garden Bridge, Smithfield… some stories just won’t go away, says Richard Waite

High Line New York

There's no wonder every city wants a High Line

8-Dec-2014 | By Owen Hatherley

New York’s elegant and subtle High Line is a machine for generating property speculation, says Owen Hatherley

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Twirly Atlantis

3-Dec-2014 | By

Ian Martin gets to grips with sprialling housing costs

Architects' are bad at managing their time

3-Dec-2014 | By J J Lorraine

Best practice: Managing our working time is just as important as being creative, writes J-J Lorraine

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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Architects are shaped by the inside story of their lives

3-Dec-2014 | By

Architects’ legacies are a combination of personal memories and built history, writes Paul Finch

Heatherwick\'s Garden Bridge

The Garden Bridge is not London's answer to the New York High Line

1-Dec-2014 | By

Promoting the Garden Bridge as London’s answer to the New York High Line is spurious, writes Hattie Hartman

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Neo-Generation X

28-Nov-2014 | By

Ian Martin gets his first taste of neogen

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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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Local planning authorities need to be pro-active, or we can expect the worst

27-Nov-2014 | By

‘Untrammelled’ development can only happen where a local authority has no plan for accommodating housing need, writes Paul Finch

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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

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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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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