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LATEST ARCHITECTS & DESIGN NEWS

Old War Office hotel

£1bn Old War Office hotel gets go-ahead

16 Feb 17 | By Dave Rogers

Plan at historic Whitehall site will include apartments

St Michaels

Heritage big gun turns on Giggs and Neville's towers

16 Feb 17 | Updated: 16 Feb 17 | By Dave Rogers

Historic England says Manchester scheme “is not good enough”

David Chipperfield Architects - Nobel Centre, Stockholm - view from south - public place

Full steam ahead for £100m Swedish Nobel Centre

13 Feb 17 | By Elizabeth Hopkirk

Architect David Chipperfield releases new images of £100m scheme as last objection dismissed

Rutherford Street, Newcastle

Approved Newcastle build-to-rent tower ruffles feathers

13 Feb 17 | By Jim Dunton

26-storey scheme by FaulknerBrowns will harm historic city centre setting, councillors admit

Karla Roman

Tributes to architect killed on way to work

10 Feb 17 | By Jim Dunton

LOM practice salutes Brazilian-born architectural assistant who died after collision with coach

BUILDING DOODLE

Bluecoat House

Sketch of the week: Bluecoat House

24 Feb 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Martin Douglas, associate director of Bristol-based Pad Design

Green-Away-index

Sketch of the week: Greenaways

17 February 2017

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Hannah Smart of West Waddy ADP

Youth Zone Building

Sketch of the week: Youth zone

10 February 2017

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by John Puttick of John Puttick Associates

Hotel design by Ewen Miller

Sketch of the week: Hotel design

3 Feb 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Ewen Miller, managing director at Calderpeel Architects

Scott Boote Building doodle of private villa

Sketch of the week: Private villa

27 Jan 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Scott Boote, an associate at Webb Yates Engineers

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ANALYSIS

Top 150 consultants

Top 150 consultants 2016

16 Sep 16 | By Joey Gardiner

Consultants grew their UK staff by 5% overall during the past year, but where was the biggest growth and are cuts on their way as the post-Brexit fall-out makes itself felt?

Ben Derbyshire

Ben Derbyshire: ‘Change is necessary’

9 Sep 16 | By Elizabeth Hopkirk

RIBA president-elect Ben Derbyshire is sure of one thing: the 182-year-old institute can’t go on the way it has done. So he’s embarking on a UK tour to try to stir up non-engaged members and convince them that turning the RIBA on its head is the best plan for its survival

G1

How the Great Fire shaped modern London

6 Sep 16 | By Ike Ijeh

On the 350th anniversary of the fire’s close, Ike Ijeh shows how the disaster heralded enormous changes for architecture and urbanism despite the sidelining of Wren’s grand plan

Loughbourgh Science and Enterprise Park

Let's love industrial estates

15 Aug 16 | By Darryl Chen

The changing nature of manufacturing and enterprise means we need to unlock many sites in our cities, integrating industrial estates with surrounding neighbourhoods

Serpentine Pavilion 2016 Bjarke Ingels

The verdict: BIG's Serpentine Pavilion

7 Jun 16 | By Ike Ijeh

After 15 years the Serpentine has added four summer houses to its series of single pavilions. Is it enough to revive an ageing format? Ike Ijeh is in no doubt

COMMUNITY OPINION

Phil-Bernstein

Big data and virtual reality in architecture

20 Feb 17 | By Phil Bernstein

By combining big data and VR, architects can significantly improve design

Claire-Palmer---Symmetrys

Why have EU workers' pensions become a tax target?

13 Feb 17 | By Claire Palmer

HMRC must lift its block on French and Italians in the UK transferring their pension pots tax free, or risk losing the benefits their professional expertise brings to construction

Jack Pringle

Singapore-on-Thames

1 Feb 17 | By Jack Pringle

Smart technologies could allow us to turn cities such as London into more healthy and less frustrating places to live. One Asian state has an app for that

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Claire Wansbury

How green space can pay its way in garden villages

9 Jan 17 | By Claire Wansbury

Cost-benefit analysis of the impact of the natural environment on people could be used to plan the proposed wave of garden villages

Alan Shingler

Prefabrication can have a positive impact on architecture

3 Jan 17 | By Alan Shingler

Let’s remain open-minded about the architectural quality modular construction can deliver

Chris Liddle

A chance to rehabilitate our prisons

30 Nov 16 | By Chris Liddle

The Autumn Statement recognised the importance of safety in our prisons, but we need a bigger commitment to overhauling the spaces for prisoners and prison officers

Alex Ely

The secret to a great design brief from a client

23 Nov 16 | By Alex Ely

Suprisingly councils tend to be better at discussing ideas with architects at the briefing stage than commercial developers, why is that?

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Jack Pringle

It's immigration and jobs – stupid, not the economy

18 Nov 16 | By Jack Pringle

Brexit and Trump’s election victory are just the start, western democracies will have to rethink their policies and how they serve ordinary people

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Mark Leeson

Architects must improve relationships with contractors

15 Nov 16 | By Mark Leeson

A recent report found architects receive poor satisfaction ratings from contractors, which comes from a failure to treat contractors like an end-user client

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