Groupwork + Amin Taha’s retail and residential building for Aria replaces a demolished section of an Islington terrace with a deliberately misremembered concrete reconstruction, writes George Kafka. Photography Tim Soar
Simon Aldous’s take on the big architectural stories of the week: Fear over low-quality office-to-resi • Amin Taha champions alternatives to concrete • Church despairs of Cardross • Parliament refurb will not be a money feast
The latest AJ focuses on the work of Groupwork + Amin Taha including an interview with its founder, a full timeline of the practice’s work, and building studies of two mixed-use projects in Islington: the controversially stone-fronted 15 Clerkenwell Close and a residential/retail block at 168 Upper Street. PLUS Will architects cut down on concrete after a report says it is responsible for 8 per cent of global CO2 emissions; ...
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