Power to the people

September 28, 2018

Major housebuilders face an increasing challenge from the growing number of successful ‘community-led’ independent developers where profit is not king. That was the mood among over 120 delegates at the second ‘How to Develop Small Sites’ conference in London this week, organised by Archiboo and Rare Space. After hearing...

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Although the Archiboo Web Awards are only in their third year, it’s easy to forget just how far some of this year’s winners websites have progressed since their first incarnation. This is partly because the best architects’ websites must mirror the bigger shifts in how we want information delivered....

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Four years on from sharing his chilling statistics behind the UK’s “the almost frightening” housing crisis with an archiboo audience, London planning guru James Wickham today remains as sceptical as ever that either government or the market can deliver. “It’s just gone further and further up the political radar and...

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“I hadn’t expected to have such mixed emotions but the fact is next week Duggan Morris will cease to exist,” says Joe Morris about the practice he and his ex-partner Mary Duggan set up 14 years ago. That was last week.Today sees the 50-strong practice rebranded as Morris +...

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Over the years I’ve written a fair amount about practice names and what it’s taught me is there’s no hard and fast rules for choosing one that works. At the recent Identi-kucha event about practice names, Argent partner Nick Searl said: “When it comes to choosing an architect, the name doesn’t...

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