Councils should be handed power to control permitted development rights in their areas, former housing minister Nick Raynsford has urged in a report that delivers a stark appraisal of the current planning system
Haworth Tompkins’ restoration of London’s Battersea Arts Centre was nearly complete when a devastating fire destroyed its Grand Hall. But the subsequent rebuild has created a beautiful and beguiling space, says Merlin Fulcher. Phototography by Fred Howarth, Philip Vile, Alex Brenner and Nicholas Hartwright
The latest AJ features building studies of four housing projects: Ordnance Road in Enfield by Peter Barber Architects; Hortsley retirement housing in East Sussex by RCKa; Barbauld Road in Stoke Newington by Stephen Taylor Architects; and Anderston Regeneration Phases 4 and 5 in Glasgow by Collective Architecture. PLUS The AJ’s Parenting Survey shows architecture is struggling to adapt to a flexible ...
The CABE-style body, Architecture and Design Scotland, has its work cut out attempting to shake-up the cliques north of the border. But, as Ed Dorrell discovers, new chief executive Sebastian Tombs is just the man for the job
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