Zoe Blackler's stories
A beautiful mind, uncoveredSubscription
The California-based Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture, holding its first symposium next week, believes its research will prompt a quantum leap forward in the design of our built environment. But just how does the brain perceive space and design? And if we knew, how would it affect architects?
Bias allegation hits CABESubscription
Elsie Owusu Architects and Knak Designs are to head up a high-profile team charged with masterplanning the city of Accra in Ghana. Richard Rogers Partnership, Llewelyn-Davies and Battle McCarthy are among the other members of the consortium.
London mayor Ken Livingstone has called for a major increase in his powers to intervene in the planning decisions of local authorities.
ARB blocks new education dealSubscription
Attempts by the RIBA and the ARB to reach an agreement over schools validation have been scuppered as the education crisis rumbles on.
The RIBA is gearing up for a major culture change to help it become the champion for architecture in the 21st century.
Owners of the soon-to-be-vacated mayoral office building, Romney House, in London have rejected plans to convert it into apartments, blaming the mayor's own rules on affordable housing.
British architect Tom Heneghan claims Australia is leading the way in innovative design but the northern hemisphere is too 'self-centred' to recognise it.