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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

Warminster Road, ADAM Architecture

Green light for Robert Adam housing scheme on former MoD site

Bath and North East Somerset Council has approved this contentious 204-home scheme by ADAM Architecture within the city’s World Heritage Site boundaries

Hunter Architects & Planners' thatched country house scheme in Suffolk

Hunter Architects wins planning for thatched 'P55' house in Suffolk

[First look] Cheshire-based Hunter Architects has won planning permission for this thatched country house in Suffolk

Spillers Quay in Newcastle. Image by Oliver Dixon

Cabinet Office to judge BIM ‘speed design’ contest in Newcastle

Build Earth Live has announced an international contest to ‘speed design’ a new development in Newcastle in under 48 hours using BIM

Jestico and Whiles' proposals for Caledonian Road - Carnoustie Road

Jestico + Whiles wins green light for railside homes at King's Cross

Islington Council has approved plans by Jestico + Whiles for this 156 home scheme at the north-eastern tip of the King’s Cross masterplan

Metropolitan Workshop's consented redevelopment of 83 Barchester Street, Poplar, London E14 for Canary Wharf Group

Metropolitan Workshop wins go-ahead for 115 homes in East End

Metropolitan Workshop has won approval for 115 affordable homes on a former industrial site in Poplar, east London

Architects directly employed by housebuilders

Third of biggest housebuilders don't employ own architects

More than a third of the UK’s biggest housebuilders don’t employ a single ARB-registered architect, research has revealed

PRP's approved plans for Lewisham [Muse Developments] - January 2015 - view

PRP wins planning for 169-home Lewisham towers

London Borough of Lewisham has approved two tower blocks designed by PRP Architects as part of its Lewisham Gateway regeneration project

Formation's proposals for former Cambridge City stadium

Formation nets planning for homes on Cambridge City FC ground

New images have been released of a recently-approved housing development on the former ground of Cambridge City FC

Heygate Estate Elephant and Castle

Social housing starts plummet in Q4 2014

The decline of social housing starts in England and Wales continued in the last quarter of 2014, new figures reveal

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

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