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AJ More Homes, Better Homes campaign

The AJ More Homes, Better Homes campaign calls on the government to preserve housing design quality while increasing the production of quality homes

More Homes, Better Homes essays

Courtyard House Terrace development in Newhall, Essex by Alison Brooks Architects

Designing quality homes

Felix Mara introduces the AJ’s selection of exemplar housing projects

Rigorous planning removes wasted space in MW Architects’ Essex Mews

Space standards and ethics in housing

The need for space is a matter of collective social choice, says Alex Ely

Sheppard Robson has completed 357 dwellings in its 45 hectare, 1,400-home Barking Riverside development

Low-energy volume housing

Why attach bits of kit to 30-year-old house designs? asks Alan Shingler

Plan of Accordia by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Alison Brooks Architects and Maccreanor Lavington Architects, showing the extent of communal grounds

Shared space as cultural infrastructure

A generosity of shared space creates more time to dwell in the communal setting, says Alison Brooks

‘lived-in’ Beveridge Mews, a Peter Barber-designed housing project in Stepney Green, London

Alternative housing checklist

I love revisiting our built housing projects to see how people’s lives are played out, says Peter Barber

Interior view of Four Oaks house, by ZMMA and Stephen Taylor Architects, for Crispin Kelly, judged ‘Best Housing Development’ at last year’s Brick Awards

What makes a good home

Good homes need to be mostly ordinary, but not only so, says Crispin Kelly

FAT’s Community In A Cube, Middlehaven, Middlesbrough

The housing provision crisis

Standards and guidance need to be consolidated into a single national framework, says Andy von Bradsky

One of Studio Egret West's Bath Riverside apartment blocks

Green light for Studio Egret West’s Bath Riverside scheme

Studio Egret West-designed plans for two ‘residential pavilions’ at Bath Riverside have won planning permission

Archway Campus

Peabody picks Haworth Tompkins for £150m Islington scheme  

Stirling Prize-winner Haworth Tompkins has been appointed to design a 400-home housing scheme on the site of a former medical campus in north London

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Boris gives green light to Canary Wharf expansion

London Mayor Boris Johnson has rubberstamped proposals for the eastward expansion of Canary Wharf with a development that will include a landmark 57-storey Herzog & de Meuron skyscraper

Angel Gardens, Moda Living (NOMA) by Fuse and Haus collective

Plans revealed for another Manchester resi-tower

Plans for a new 36-storey tower providing private sector rented housing (PRS) in Manchester have been revealed by HAUS Collective and Fuse Studios

5plus reworked designs for the Axis tower (August 2014)

Manchester approves another high-rise resi-tower

Manchester City Council has approved plans for another city centre residential tower - a 28-storey, 174 home block in Deansgate Locks by 5plus Architects

Levitt Bernstein

Levitt Bernstein wins self-build ideas contest

Levitt Bernstein has won a high-profile ideas contest judged by Kevin McCloud for a series of sustainable self-build homes costing less than £75,000 each

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Maccreanor Lavington unveils new Blackfriars Road tower plans

Maccreanor Lavington has revealed its latest designs for this 336-home scheme on Blackfriars Road, south London.

West Grove in Elephant and Castle

AHMM and Panter Hudpith submit plans for Elephant & Castle

Lend Lease has submitted a detailed planning application for this 593-home scheme in Elephant and Castle designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) and Panter Hudspith Architects (PHA)

Grid Architects Swiss Cottage

Councillors block controversial Grid tower

Grid Architects-designed plans for a 24-storey tower in north-west London’s Swiss Cottage neighbourhood have been rejected by councillors - against the advice of planning officers

KCA scheme Hackney

Karakusevic Carson's Hackney scheme wins green light

Karakusevic Carson Architects (KCA) has won the go-ahead for this 18-home scheme in Hackney, east London.

A self-build project. Image by BoneDaddy.P7

Self-build design contest launched

An open ideas competition has been launched to design 20 ‘cost effective, green and beautiful’ self-build homes on a 2,000m² urban site

5plus reworked designs for the Axis tower (August 2014)

Manchester's Axis office tower re-emerges as homes

Stalled plans for a 18-storey office block in Manchester have been brought back to life by 5plus Architects - as a 28-storey residential tower

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Alsop heliport tower cleared for take-off

Wandsworth Council has approved a 15-storey residential tower designed by Will Alsop’s ALL Design practice next to London Heliport, in Battersea.

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Herzog & de Meuron high-rise approved as part of Canary Wharf extension

A huge new development in Canary Wharf, which includes a huge residential tower by Herzog & de Meuron, has won outline permission from Tower Hamlets

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This poorly thought-out Green Deal is a bad deal for architects

Instead of inventing a qualification such as Green Deal assessor, why didn’t the government just use architects, asks Christine Murray

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Darling Associates' College Road Tower

Darling’s £55m Croydon tower set to start on site

A 37-storey tower in central Croydon designed by AJ100 practice Darling Associates is set to start on-site in next year.

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