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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

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

hhbr's Copper Lane 'co-housing' scheme in Stoke Newington

London's first co-housing scheme completes

Work has completed on this £1.6million project by Henley Halebrown Rorrison (HHbR) which is being hailed as London’s first ‘co-housing’ scheme

New homes

Leaked report predicts house-building to fall in 2015

The government is considering emergency measures to stimulate house-building after a leaked internal report predicted new home starts could fall next year

Fletcher Priest's 34 hectare Woodberry Down masterplan in Hackney, north east London

Boris gives go-ahead for Fletcher Priest’s Hackney estate revamp

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has approved Fletcher Priest’s 3,000-home masterplan for the Woodberry Down estate in Hackney

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Make replaced on City road resi-tower job

Scott Brownrigg and Buckley Gray Yeoman have replaced Make on a landmark London residential scheme featuring a 39-storey residential tower, the AJ can reveal

Phase 3: Stitch Studio proposed South Acton redevelopment, west London - courtyard

Third phase of huge South Acton regen wins planning

Maccreanor Lavington and Stitch Studio has scooped planning for the third phase of the huge, 2,600-home regeneration of South Acton

Bristol, England. Image by Adrian Pingstone

Bristol seeks architect for 1,000 new homes

Bristol City Council is seeking a lead designer for 1,000 new council houses

Mae Hawkins\Brown Agar Grove updated

Mae and Hawkins\Brown win go-ahead for Agar Grove Estate regen

Mae and Hawkins\Brown has won planning for the £97million overhaul of the 1960s Agar Estate in Camden

Fletcher Priest's 34 hectare Woodberry Down masterplan in Hackney, north east London

Fletcher Priest lands planning for 4,000 homes in Hackney

[First look + plans + project data] Fletcher Priest has bagged planning permission for a 34 hectare residential masterplan in Hackney, north east London

Mae Hawkins\Brown Agar Grove updated

Mae and Hawkins\Brown submit plans for Agar Grove Estate regeneration

Mae and Hawkins\Brown have submitted their proposed £97 million overhaul of the 1960s Agar Estate in Camden for planning

Will Alsop

Alsop reveals Battersea heliport tower

Will Alsop’s practice ALL Design has submitted plans to Wandsworth Borough Council for this apartment tower next to Battersea heliport

Assael's proposal for a 850-home, £100 million mixed-use project on a brownfield site by lake Lothing in Lowestoft, Suffolk

Assael reveals £100m mixed-use regeneration in Lowestoft

Assael has revealed these proposals for a 850-home, £100 million mixed-use project on a brownfield site by lake Lothing in Lowestoft, Suffolk

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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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Brandon Lewis

Housing minister Brandon Lewis calls for more ‘bungalow love’

The new housing and planning minister Brandon Lewis has called for the nation – and particularly builders – to love bungalows ‘a little bit more’

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Two Schools: AJ 21.03.13

21-Mar-2013

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