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FAT cover - 21 August 2015 - AJ special issue

RIBA should buy the FAT archive

There must be a cupboard somewhere full of FAT’s drawings, models, and photographs and the RIBA should get its hands on it, says Rory Olcayto


Architects must engage public on emotional level to win planning

Sincere engagement with the public on an emotional level is vital, says Rory Olcayto


Be confident Historic England and admit you got it wrong on Robin Hood Gardens

23-Jun-2015 | By

Seven years ago Historic England’s predecessor took a populist rather than an expert line over the listing of the east London estate, argues Will Hurst


Will Hurst: 'RIBA winners still delight despite climate of austerity'

18-Jun-2015 | By

This year’s winning schemes have overcome severe budgetary constraints through ingenuity and close co-operation with clients


Finch lunches with FAT

Lunch should be part of the working day, not just a break from it, says Paul Finch

British Library by Colin St John Wilson in Euston Road

Fighting the preservationists

Everything was new once – so why be frightened of the future? asks Paul Finch


Architects need to be energy fluent to get the best from engineers

Last week’s debate on energy literacy at Bristol’s Architecture Centre revealed conflicting views between academics and practitioners. Hattie Hartman reports


Savvy practices will benefit through academic partnerships

Last week’s SCHOSA conference highlighted the vast amount of research funding available to those who partner with universities or industry, says Hattie Hartman

Hellman ArcelorMittal Orbit

Hellman cartoon

5-Aug-2015 | By Louis Hellman

The AJ’s cartoonist gives his take on the news that Anish Kapoor’s ArcelorMittal Orbit is to beome a helter skelter


Music reveals how city users have their own ways of exploring it

7-Aug-2015 | By Owen Hatherley

The fertile combination of city and sound has never been properly explored, but architects could learn much from it, says Owen Hatherley


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

Tape measure

New regulations should bring forward much-needed new homes

15-Jul-2015 | By Geoff Wilkinson

Continuing his look at changes to the Building Regs this October, Geoff Wilkinson sets out the key changes to access to dwellings