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RCKa Cottage

Playing the planning system

When an application to replace a cottage was rejected, RCKa found that an anomaly in permitted development rules provided the key to giving its clients the home they wanted

Carlton Tavern

Council backs plan to make developer rebuild demolished pub

Westminster City Council has agreed to back an enforcement order which calls for a property firm to rebuild an exact replica of a pub it demolished without permission

Carlton Tavern

Developer could have to rebuild London pub brick by brick

Westminster City Council looks set to force the developer behind the demolition of an historic London pub to rebuild an exact replica on the site

Carlton Tavern

Developer demolishes historic London pub

Westminster City Council is seeking legal advice after a developer demolished a 1920s public house which was due to be recommended for listing

Projection of Ian Simpson Architects scheme for Library Walk Link

SimpsonHaugh’s Library Walk wins night-time closure battle

Controversial plans to close Manchester’s Library Walk between 10pm and 6am have been approved by the Planning Inspectorate


ScanLAB reveals Bartlett video ahead of plans to scan student show Video

ScanLAB has revealed a video showing the transformation of the Bartlett’s temporary home in Hampstead Road, London


Unravelling the mystique surrounding warranties

28-Oct-2015 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: Knowing the basic tenets of warranties will help practitioners feel a little more comfortable, says Mark Klimt


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

Julie Humphryes

Humphryes: ‘Gender stereotyping is endemic in architecture’

18-Jul-2015 | By

Architect Julie Humphryes, who recently won a £250,000 payout after a court ruled she had been the target of sexist bullying, talks exclusively to the AJ about her experience


Letting your intentions be known

17-Jun-2015 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: A letter of intent needs to be handled with the level of care appropriate to a full appointment, says Mark Klimt


What happens on tender, stays on tender

20-May-2015 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: Architects need to be cautious about the potential for risks arising from the increasingly common use of non-disclosure agreements, says Mark Klimt



Architect hits out at ARB over reprimand

An architect has hit back after being reprimanded by the Architects Registration Board for failing to keep a client informed of his ballooning costs


House of Vans skatepark waterloo

CPD: AJ Specification Live - Lighting Video

This CPD module follows the AJ Specification Live event in October. It aims to give architects the opportunity gain CPD credits for the knowledge gained during the five presentations.

Sustainability in practice

It is critical is to measure the carbon footprint of early design options

12-May-2014 | By Kristian Steele

Embodied Carbon Week will help boost the industry’s expertise in emissions reduction, says Kristian Steele

Sustainability in practice

There are aspects that set my teeth on edge: the language of the consultation document is unbelievably crass

12-May-2014 | By Rory Bergin

Defra should not treat biodiversity like pieces on a chessboard, to be moved about at will, says Rory Bergin

Sustainability in practice

The Code for Sustainable Homes tends to focus on point-scoring, rather than fostering appropriate solutions

12-May-2014 | By Julia Park

The Code for Sustainable Homes is an unworkable muddle and we won’t mourn its passing, says Julia Park