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The playground at Sheffield's Park Hill estate

#housingestates: your great housing guide

Our new book, Exemplary Housing Estate Regeneration in Europe is timely and essential reading

Winner: Art in the City by Moreau Kusunoki Architectes

Helsinki poll casts doubts over Guggenheim approval

Only half a dozen City of Helsinki councillors have confirmed they will support the high-profile Guggenheim museum project

Green Deal

Poor design puts occupants at risk of overheating

Nine out of 10 hospitals and a fifth of homes suffer from design that puts occupants at risk of overheating, according to Lord Krebs, a member of the government’s climate change watchdog committee

Levitt Bernstein’s design to convert the main 1950s Granada Studio building into a 200-bedroom hotel

Plans submitted for Granada Studios redevelopment schemes

Three detailed planning permissions within the masterplan area for the former Granada Studios in Manchester have been submitted – with a fourth set to follow within weeks

Video: Howard Davies on the Airports Commission's final report

In this video Howard Davies discusses the Airports Commission’s decision to reccomend a third runway at Heathrow to increase the UK’s aviation capacity

Heneghan Peng's competition-winning Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, Egypt

In pictures: Heneghan Peng completes Giza Museum shell

Heneghan Peng has completed the concrete shell on its competition-winning Grand Egyptian Museum project which is now due to complete in 2018

Heathrow Airport 1

Airlines back Heathrow expansion

The airline industry has backed Heathrow on the eve of the Airports Commission’s recommendation on how to expand London’s aviation capacity

Farrell Gatwick

Farrells reveals new images of Gatwick expansion plans

Farrells has revealed new images of its proposals for Gatwick as the airport ramps up its expansion campaign

Aecom Selgascano 3d

How we built the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion

Tom Webster, UK Associate Director, at AECOM describes the challenges behind realising SelgasCano’s colourful design

Green Deal

Government must implement zero carbon homes standard, says Climate Change Committee

The government must implement the zero carbon homes standard without further weakening in order to help the UK meet its climate change obligations, according to a new report by the Climate Change Committee

Stebon Primary School by Rivington Street Studios

Rivington Street Studio completes Passivhaus School

Rivington Street Studio has completed London’s first Passivhaus school

Competition site for the extension to the Alvar Aalto Museum and the Museum of Central Finland. Image by Alvar Aalto Museum

Design contest launched for Alvar Aalto Museum extension

The Alvar Aalto Foundation has launched an open international competition for a new extension connecting the Alvar Aalto Museum and Museum of Central Finland

Theis + Khan's revamp of 76 Portland Place

Theis + Khan reveals £2.9m RIBA HQ overhaul

Theis + Khan has revealed its recently completed revamp of RIBA’s new administrative centre at 76 Portland Place

Video: Foster + Partner’s scheme for Cardiff transport interchange

This video reveals Foster + Partners competition-winning plans for a ‘breath-taking’ new transport interchange in Cardiff city centre

AHR Altrincham

AHR completes Altrincham transport interchange

AHR has completed this £19 million transport interchange in Altrincham, Greater Manchester

Ravensbourne College team

WAF London Student charrette: the future of London’s squares

Architecture students from London Southbank, University of Westminster and Ravensbourne College proposed ideas for the future of London’s squares at a charrette this weekend

Colm Lacey,  Director of Development at Croydon Council

To meet housing needs we need simple, deliverable schemes


To be genuinely effective in meeting dire housing need, we must create simple, deliverable schemes, says Croydon Council’s Colm Lacey

John McRae

Housing crisis: 'Architects should challenge the issues of supply and demand'


John McRae of ORMS poses some of his own questions about the housing crisis - and offers some possible solutions


There goes the victimhood


Ian Martin insists his conscience is socially clean

Robin Hood Gardens in Poplar

Architects are in the thick of it


Architects are at the heart of the housing debate. Here’s a few examples, says Rory Olcayto

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