February 26th, 2016

MIPIM and Me: Peter Murray

For the second in our special blog series in the run-up to MIPIM we spoke to Peter Murray. Peter is the founder of the London Festival of Architecture and the NLA, where he currently serves as Chairman. Trained as an architect, he was an editor of Building Design and RIBA Journal before starting Blueprint in 1983. He is …more…

November 11th, 2015


Alcohol changed my life This is not a claim that many will make when explaining how they become an architect but at 18 years post University and the co owner of a successful London practice I often reflect on the good fortune that came from an unfortunate circumstance some 25 years ago. Whilst I played …more…

July 14th, 2015

A day at A House for Essex

Arriving – so beautiful, so sunny!   Cooking in the beautiful kitchen   Prosecco in the sunset The tiles at night – heart, wheel, safety pin, cassette  

June 17th, 2015

Peter Bill: “They would say that wouldn’t they?”

Bile first, balm later for the Design Commission. This group of parliamentarians has “called for evidence” asking the open question: “Does the built environment affect the behaviour of individuals or communities?” Well, yes, probably. But what can a group of MPs and peers do to improve ‘the built environment’? If they fail to learn from …more…

June 3rd, 2015

ING’s top ten picks for the London Festival of Architecture

The London Festival of Architecture returns in 2015 for its 11th installment, this year with the theme of ‘Work in Progress.’ Delivered by the Architecture Foundation, the British Council, New London Architecture and RIBA London, the festival is also supported by the Mayor of London. The LFA highlights the key role architecture plays in social, urban and cultural …more…

April 22nd, 2015

In the Making: Karakusevic Carson at the RIBA

Opening in the same week that David Cameron announced Conservative Party plans to give housing association tenants the ‘right to buy’ their homes, an exhibition of new social housing schemes designed by Karakusevic Carson Architects has opened at the RIBA. While the debate over the housing crisis rages on, there are plenty of political promises …more…


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