It isn’t hard to find an architect who will tell you that vast swathes of the British urban landscape are ugly, grey and unappealing – nor would you struggle to find people who agreed with them. But could it be that the look and the layout of our cities is actually bad for our health?
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Wednesday 03 February 2010
Frances Morrell: Politician and activist who worked with Tony Benn and led the Inner London Education Authority
Tuesday 19 January 2010
Frances Morrell was a visionary politician who has left a lasting legacy. She was a bright star in an increasingly bland political universe. In every way a political heavyweight and intellectual, she was also capable of enormous warmth and humour. She was fun to be with and will be sadly missed.
Monday 07 December 2009
Sunday 18 October 2009
Saturday 17 October 2009
Wednesday 02 September 2009
Our attachment to the place in which we live is – for the most part – guided by just two factors: the architecture of the built environment, and the sociability, or otherwise, of the people we call our neighbours.
Friday 24 July 2009
Friday 15 May 2009
Thursday 14 May 2009
Nature, I would argue, reveals the universal essence of creation. Our present preoccupation with the individual ego, and desire to be distinctive, rather than "original" in its truest sense, are only the more visible signs of our rejection of Nature. In addition, there is our addiction to mechanical rather than joined-up, integrative thinking, and our instrumental relationship with the natural world. In the world as it is now, there seems to be an awful lot more arrogance than reverence; a great deal more of the ego than humility; and a surfeit of abstracted ideology over the practical realities linked to people's lives and the grain of their culture and identity.
Friday 13 March 2009
Sunday 15 February 2009
Monday 24 November 2008
One of the country's leading architects has accused the Government of trying to foster a "culture of fear" about terrorism.
Thursday 02 October 2008
Wednesday 17 September 2008
Wednesday 09 July 2008
Before their Part 3 examinations, architecture students need to build up their experience. Amy McLellan explains.
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