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“The world’s most sustainable office building isn’t enough to save the planet”

October 12, 2018 Phineas Harper 0

Awarding the Stirling Prize to Foster + Partners for its Bloomberg building sends the wrong message and risks runaway global warming. We need a new approach to sustainability says Phineas Harper. Sustainability has been seen for years by architects as a worthy but tedious constraint. Tick-box regulations have been adopted by a compliant but begrudging

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“What if houses were designed like bikes?”

August 10, 2018 Phineas Harper 0

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the factory-built Futuro House, it’s time for a radical rethinking of architectural manufacturing, says Phineas Harper. The UK government is pouring billions into pre-fabricated architecture yet naysayers turn their nose up at the prospect of mass-produced homes. Ingenious designers of the past saw the potential of industrial fabrication. It doesn’t

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“Forensic Architecture winning the Turner Prize would risk turning sensitive investigative work into insensitive entertainment”

May 4, 2018 Phineas Harper 0

Forensic Architecture’s Turner Prize shortlisting is a warning for architects to be vigilant of the arts world co-opting their work as grizzly entertainment, argues Phineas Harper. Here we go again. Once more an architectural collective has been nominated for the Turner Prize. Once more they stand just outside the profession with neither the organisation nor its

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“Architecture schools are the punching bags of the industry”

March 16, 2018 Phineas Harper 0

It’s time to stop blaming architecture schools for systemic problems like poor diversity and the mental health crisis, says Phineas Harper. The Architectural Association recently concluded its long search for a new director with an internal election. Eva Franch i Gilabert emerged triumphant with 587 of a possible 1,077 votes. In her manifesto, Franch painted

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“Architecture schools are the punching bags of the industry”

March 16, 2018 Phineas Harper 0

It’s time to stop blaming architecture schools for systemic problems like poor diversity and the mental health crisis, says Phineas Harper. The Architectural Association recently concluded its long search for a new director with an internal election. Eva Franch i Gilabert emerged triumphant with 587 of a possible 1,077 votes. In her manifesto, Franch painted

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“Architecture schools are the punching bags of the industry”

March 16, 2018 Phineas Harper 0

It’s time to stop blaming architecture schools for systemic problems like poor diversity and the mental health crisis, says Phineas Harper. The Architectural Association recently concluded its long search for a new director with an internal election. Eva Franch i Gilabert emerged triumphant with 587 of a possible 1,077 votes. In her manifesto, Franch painted

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“Architects are not just relaxed about cultural appropriation, we’re experts”

January 8, 2018 Phineas Harper 0

A movement is growing against cultural appropriation, but we mustn’t let it spell the end for historical references in architecture, says Phineas Harper. Compared to other art forms, architecture gets an easy ride in the court of public opinion. Filmmakers, pop musicians and fashion designers know, one ill-judged move and they’ll be hung out to dry by a

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“Architects are not just relaxed about cultural appropriation, we’re experts”

January 8, 2018 Phineas Harper 0

A movement is growing against cultural appropriation, but could it spell the end for historical references in architecture? asks Phineas Harper. Compared to other art forms, architecture gets an easy ride in the court of public opinion. Filmmakers, pop musicians and fashion designers know, one ill-judged move and they’ll be hung out to dry by a swarm of

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“Middle-class guilt is weaponised to keep architectural labourers from demanding reform”

October 11, 2017 Phineas Harper 0

A disdain for trade unions is preventing architects from challenging the industry’s low standards of workers’ rights, argues Phineas Harper. In February 2012, a mysterious website, archleaks.com appeared. Now offline, the site enabled disgruntled architects to anonymously whistle-blow on the conditions in their practices. Although the authenticity of the complaints could not be verified (neutering any

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“Middle-class guilt is weaponised to keep architectural labourers from demanding reform”

October 11, 2017 Phineas Harper 0

A disdain for trade unions is preventing architects from challenging the industry’s low standards of workers’ rights, argues Phineas Harper. In February 2012, a mysterious website, archleaks.com appeared. Now offline, the site enabled disgruntled architects to anonymously whistle-blow on the conditions in their practices. Although the authenticity of the complaints could not be verified (neutering any

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