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Behind Greece’s new tallest building, a neighbourhood reshaped by profit

Plans for Foster + Partners’ Marina Tower herald the greenwashed privatisation of an Athens suburb

Opinion
17.08.21

PVC perils: why bouncy castles are a design nightmare

The inflatable play-houses are more than just lurid eyesores – their use is bound up with plastic waste and social inequality

Crimes Against Design
06.08.21

Jony Ive and Prince Charles will save us all with design, apparently

The pair has teamed up to launch the Terra Carta Design Lab, inviting RCA students to develop solutions to the climate crisis

Opinion
24.07.21

‘For Indigenous communities, architecture is a symbol of colonisation’

First Nations people in Canada still suffer from unacceptable housing conditions – that must change, writes Caroline Monnet

Opinion
13.07.21

The promise of Hip-Hop Architecture

In his new book, US architect Sekou Cooke shapes a powerful manifesto for marginalised voices

Opinion
29.06.21

The design industry too often leaves people behind

Design has been seduced by hypergrowth, leaving behind those with needs not considered profitable, explains Harriet Gridley

Opinion
17.06.21

Environmentally sustainable projects need to be socially sustainable too

The two aspects are inextricably linked, says Ton Venhoeven

Opinion
02.06.21

UK housing design needs to be more Scandinavian

Communal spaces are far more important in Scandinavian housing – Britain could learn a thing or two

Opinion
05.05.21

Emergency housing for homeless young people must be better designed

Three UK architects discuss how to improve emergency shelters for homeless youth

Opinion
20.04.21

Who is London building upwards for?

A new report on the capital's tall towers reveals a city still gripped by real estate speculation and unaffordable housing, despite ongoing crises

Opinion
15.04.21

Ending the destruction of our planet is a design challenge

We need to leave behind toxic materials, systems and products whose damage we can’t justify any longer, argues Parley's Cyrill Gutsch

Opinion
05.04.21

Crimes Against Design: Downing Street’s briefing room

At a cost of £2.6m, the UK government's new press briefing room is nothing more than a vanity project, argues Matthew Ponsford

Crimes Against Design
31.03.21

No more new: why architecture’s future lies in the past

We have an urgent collective duty to retrofit and repurpose, argue Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd

Opinion
23.03.21

Why on earth are we so obsessed with terrazzo?

From Instagram-friendly bathrooms to gimmicky phone cases, terrazzo has become nothing short of a viral design trend

Crimes Against Design
19.03.21

In the design world, sustainability is too often skin deep

Companies are greenwashing their outside faces, but underneath lurks rampant unsustainable practices few are looking at

Comment
04.03.21

Amid a climate crisis, what does the ‘ideal city’ look like?

A new book showcases projects that contribute to more inclusive, sustainable and desirable cities. But does its optimism tackle the scale of the problem?

Opinion
19.02.21

Gyms are a crime against design

The commercial cult of the body is invading our urban spaces, argues Edwin Heathcote

Crimes Against Design
19.12.20

The problem of a lack of diversity in architecture starts early, but it can be fixed

We need to do more to expand access to the profession from a young age, says Nisha Kurian

Opinion
16.12.20
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In the low-traffic neighbourhoods debate, designers need to talk about ownership 

Pedestrianisation has become a flashpoint as cities learn to live with the impacts of Covid-19. But democratic decision-making and community investment should be central to the conversation

Opinion
07.12.20

Architectural visualisations need to be more representative of our diverse societies

Architecture can play a role in helping to heal unconscious racial biases – and that starts with depicting an accurate, inclusive array of users

Comment
19.11.20

Taking the ‘master’ out of masterplans: why we need to rethink the role of the architect

If we want cities to be more inclusive, we should design them collaboratively

Opinion
10.11.20

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