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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

Legalease

Clients are referring architects to the ARB for misconduct to avoid paying up

21-Jul-2014 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: The ARB is unlikely to welcome being used by clients as a means of avoiding indebtedness, writes Mark Klimt

Generic plans

Home plans winning ‘on appeal’

10-Jul-2014 | By Tim Clark

More than two-thirds of major housing developments currently going to appeal are being approved, new figures have revealed

John McAslan\'s proposals for Smithfield General Market images by DBOX for Henderson Global Investors

Pickles throws out John McAslan's Smithfield plans

8-Jul-2014 | By

The communities secretary Eric Pickles has rejected John McAslan controversial plans to convert Smithfield market into shops and offices

regs

We need to protect our historic buildings

16-Jun-2014 | By Geoff Wilkinson

The Regs: The fire at the Mac is a clarion call to protect our precious historic buildings

Shelter and PRP\'s shortlisted proposal

Revealed: proposals by five finalists in Garden Cities contest

4-Jun-2014 | By ,

The five finalists have been named in the competition to design a ‘visionary and economically viable’ new Garden City in a bid to solve Britain’s growing housing crisis