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    Simon Allford: 'I'm addicted to boxing'Subscription

    Business10 July, 2015

    AHMM director Simon Allford on his return to a childhood fascination with boxing

  • Simon Allford

    Allford: 'What legacy are we leaving with today's offices?'Subscription

    News28 January, 2015

    The listing of 14 post war offices confirms an important cultural shift in our view of both post-WW2 and contemporary architecture, says AHMM’s Simon Allford

  • AHMM

    'Despite mobile kit, work is still a place you go to'Subscription

    News2 May, 2013

    [OFFICES] Essay 1: Simon Allford, AHMM

  • White Collar Factory CGI

    About the White Collar FactorySubscription

    News29 April, 2013

    This 16-storey White Collar Factory tower will soon stand tall at the Old Street roundabout in London EC1

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    Adelaide Wharf by AHMMSubscription

    Building14 March, 2013

    More Homes, Better Homes: The AJ presents twelve exemplar housing schemes

  • Three Classicists

    Coalition, classicism and designSubscription

    News20 May, 2010

    Despite the political picture, the best designers will still attempt to make better places, says Simon Allford

  • Cover image of Shortcuts Book 1: Structure and Fabric by Austin Williams

    Building Regulations - a 'snappy aide-memoire' Subscription

    Business28 April, 2009

    Austin Williams has collected his best NBS Shortcuts into two ‘at a glance guides for building designers’. Simon Allford takes a look

  • Life may still go on, but poor models of education must notSubscription

    Archive26 May, 2005

    There was much discussion during the week about architecture and matters of life and death. Which only highlights the eternal architectural dilemma: you are trained to live and breathe architecture at all costs, only to realise (as some other earth-shattering news is conveyed) that there is more to life, notably life itself. I am of the belief that the more you set out to enjoy life, and the architecture that springs out of it, the more likely you are to produce enjoyable, even uplifting, ...

  • Let's spare ourselves the effort of pretend competitionsSubscription

    Archive19 May, 2005

    I recently wrote of how the Sustainable Communities Plan ensures that the urban renaissance is enjoyed by the cappuccinoconsuming few. Which leads to the question: who are the few? In architecture there are advisers to government: the great and good who broker deals distributing wealth and power. I know of clients who have been pressured, warned off someone or encouraged to use another. It's all very nasty.

  • Taking calculated risks is all part of the entertainmentSubscription

    Archive12 May, 2005

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