“It’s frustrating that architects’ training gives us the ability to solve problems but we only apply that knowledge to buildings,” says Russell Curtis, founding director of RCKa and one of the founders of Project Compass. Project Compass was borne out of his and others’ exasperation with the procurement process...

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A major dispute between the Mayor and the London boroughs over the feasibility of building almost a quarter of a million homes on small sites is threatening to derail City Hall’s drive to ease the capital’s housing crisis. London’s 33 boroughs have been told by the Mayor Sadiq Khan...

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Marcus Lee describes the east London mews where he and other architects are developing small sites as “gritty, like a cross between Luther and The Wire”. But at lunchtime on a bright winter’s day the only hurdle is negotiating large, muddy puddles. But if you want to find affordable...

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Local authorities are being invited to bid for grants to turn Britain’s ailing high streets into housing-led ‘community hubs’. The £675m fund will help around 27 town centres that could receive in the region of £55 million each. Only local authorities with town centres facing “significant challenges” are invited...

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Website trends 2019

December 20, 2018

One of our favourite websites is four years old which in web terms is middle-aged. But the shortlisting panel for this year’s Web Awards loved it because the design is simple and it hasn’t dated. It didn’t make the final shortlist for Best Visual Design but it went on...

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