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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

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


Herzog & de Meuron reveals super-tall Canary Wharf tower

Plans have been submitted for a huge new development in Canary Wharf which includes a massive residential tower by Herzog & de Meuron

HTA Architects' Acton Gardens phase 1 - completed September 2013

South Acton: Phase 1 finishes; phase 2 starts; phase 3 revealed

The first phase of the huge, 2,600-home regeneration of South Acton housing estate has completed – as new plans emerge for the later stages

Paul Davis and Partners' Moreton Street housing scheme for key workers in Pimlico, south London. Image credit: Adam Parker Photographer for Paul Davis + Partners Architects

Paul Davis unwraps redbrick Pimlico homes

[First look + plans] Paul Davis and Partners has completed this £6.2 million housing scheme for key workers in Pimlico, south London

Patel Taylor's proposed tower at the Shell Centre

Squire’s Shell Centre revamp called in

The Squire and Partners-masterplanned mixed-use redevelopment of London’s Shell Centre has been called in by the secretary of state


Work set to start on TateHindle's Mill Hill homes

Construction is set to start on this 133 home scheme by TateHindle in Mill Hill, north London

Homeshell by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Photo: Miguel Santa Clara

Rogers to bring Oxley Woods II to east London

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has been selected to bring its critically-acclaimed, quick-build housing system pioneered at Oxley Woods to east London

Mae Hawkins\Brown Agar Grove

Mae and Hawkins\Brown bag £55m Camden estate overhaul

A team led by Hawkins\Brown and Mae has won the £55 million project to overhaul the 1960s Agar Grove Estate in Camden, north London

PRP's Stockwell Park scheme in Lambeth

PRP completes Stockwell housing scheme

[FIRST LOOK + DATA] PRP has completed this £17 million ‘intergenerational’ housing scheme in Stockwell, London


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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Fulmodeston housing development by Mole Architects

Private housing work to increase by a fifth

The number of private houses beginning construction will soar by a fifth this year, according to the Construction Products Association

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