Sunday20 August 2017

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Hansom: Slightly unexpected

11 Aug 17

An accountant has an unusual selling point, the staff at the Cheesegrater are more healthy than the name of the building suggests and there’s a little bit of love for everyone at the new Postal Museum

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Hansom: Working together

4 Aug 17

We learn that construction and nature aren’t always in opposition, a Swedish firm aims for good family relations and in south-east London a group wants to help communities build their own homes

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Hansom: When the mood strikes

28 Jul 17

This week, Morgan Sindall has reasons to be perky, as do some bats hanging around in Middleton Quarry – Donald Trump, though, could soon be flying off the handle, and Richard Rogers sees red

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Hansom: Come rain or shine

21 Jul 17

Whether you’re taking a tour of retirement homes, avoiding loud noises, or dodging rain at the Serpentine pavilion and the site of Manchester’s new arts venue, it could be worse. You could be completing a brand perception survey

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Hansom: School is never out

14 Jul 17

This week, lessons have been learned all over the place: the RIBA continues to take tips from the UK’s first female architect, while the rail minister seems to have ascertained it’s alright to go massively over budget

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Hansom: Best of friends

7 Jul 17

This week, Mace has a friend in a high place, construction is proved to be more comradely than many imagined and the industry puts its hand in its pocket for worthy recipients – plus, Leeds get a mural in double-quick time

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Hansom: Surprise Surprise

30 Jun 17

We go from feeling a little smug at discovering someone else’s mistake (for once) to surprise at hearing a PR guru’s choice of new career and seeing the out-of-favour Garden Bridge praised

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Hansom: ‘tis the season to be arty

23 Jun 17

We marvel at the UK’s ‘tallest mural’, swoop in on an office drone race, and enjoy some exposure on Wickes and sun-screening charity campaigns. Plus Shawcross’ latest work hits St Pancras

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Hansom: Takes the cake

16 Jun 17

We raise eyebrows in disbelief at election reactions, attitudes to office facilities and housing estate names, while the sweet-toothed among us celebrate World Donut Day by scoffing some architectural baked goods

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Hansom: Age-old issues

9 Jun 17

Antique and new collide as diggers find unsettling relics at Ally Pally, a museum has the nerve to be uncomplimentary about somebody’s age and senior housing is marketed in a hipster paradise

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Hansom: Speaking the lingo

2 Jun 17

We canvass opinion on the Twitter, check in on a certain PPE-loving politician turned hack, and snazz up our home with Lego and sparkly wallpaper. Plus, the wilds of Canada come to Chelsea Flower Show

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Hansom: The high life

26 May 17

One Czech building’s detectors get it wrong, Maggie’s statue plans cause a stir, we reminisce about the original Shell building, touch on Bangkok’s towers, hanker for Hampstead and puzzle over the Tory manifesto

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Hansom: The big time

19 May 17

This week in construction is suffused with the heady scent of success, from elected mayors, popular tourist snaps, a cyclist going the extra mile and quite a lot of very, very rich people

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Hansom: Unlikely stories

12 May 17

A Maggie’s Centre wins approval from an unexpected source, we reminisce about the old days before tall towers blighted the country, a luxury Japanese train takes a bow, and Slough targets those looking for happiness

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Hansom: A life less ordinary

5 May 17

This week, Foster + Partners’ copy writers get a bit carried away, someone has an idea for a long weekend, Liam Fox has an odd sense of what makes Britain great, and we share deep thoughts about the nature of time

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Hansom: Burn, baby, burn

28 Apr 17

This week, I am disappointed by a piece of Big Apple real estate, wave goodbye to Gavin Barwell for a little while and get some expert info on how to grow a garden bridge (hint: there are no plants involved)

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Hansom: A touch of class

21 Apr 17

This week, a sheikh is inspired by Shepherd’s Bush and Westfield (who could not be?), Joanna Lumley is perhaps too close to her champagne-quaffing alter-ego, and Pink Floyd’s guitarist gets a luxury home in Hove

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Hansom: Suited and booted

13 Apr 17

In the week Greg Fitzgerald exchanges his slippers for office brogues, the Garden Bridge scheme is left hanging and Mitsubishi upsizes its tower, we want nothing more than to dress up as one-eyed monsters

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Hansom: For fools rush in

7 Apr 17

It’s a bit like the nun on the clown’s back this week (virgin on the ridiculous), as consultants of a certain age bobsleigh at 125 km/hour and Trump officials reveal details for the Mexico border wall - art brings some relief

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Hansom: Unreal

31 Mar 17

This week we imagine an alternative reality where Chelsea FC has British players, birds are singing indoors, HS2 gets on with everybody and after-work drinkies come with a diplodocus on the side


Hansom: Beside the sea

24 Mar 17

As usual, Mipim was a rich hunting ground for me to get the lowdown on the latest property news and catch up with old industry pals. This year, delegates enjoyed an unusual piece of artwork …

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