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Find your niche in the home improvement market

After spiking during the pandemic, home improvement applications have since fallen to their lowest level in a decade. But small practices reliant on such work should note that some specific types of work have surged

28 May 2024

Book reviews

Does architecture have objectively good or bad qualities, or is our appreciation coloured by personal or cultural bias? In an excerpt from his new book, How To Enjoy Architecture, Charles Holland argues that prejudice makes us too quick to dismiss buildings in which we might otherwise find pleasure

Prejudice, rather than understanding, can make us too quick to dismiss or approve of buildings

As US architect Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang reflects on career and projects in her book The Art of Architectural Grafting, we ask her what the technique can teach architecture in the context of a climate emergency

Emulating plants by grafting onto and pruning existing buildings works for climate and design

Getting rid of plastic in interiors is complicated, but from green textiles to regeneratively designed shopping centres, truly sustainable design can pay off – even commercially

Truly sustainable interior design can pay off – even commercially

Hugh Seaborn explains the sustainability and community priorities of one of the largest and wealthiest estates in London

Sustainability and community top the agenda

Gavin Stamp leaves his mark on architectural histories at home and abroad with his ambitious, and unfinished, study of interwar architecture

Gavin Stamp’s ambitious, unfinished, study of UK interwar building design

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