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Advice: Making back-to-back housing work

Advice: Making back-to-back housing work

Back-to-back housing needn't be dark and badly ventilated if designers think about using lightwells and other innovative features, finds Ben Kochan.


Coming up: High rise trio for Liverpool

Coming up: High rise trio for Liverpool

The city continues its development push with a scheme of three towers incorporating more than 1,000 apartments.

Review: A modern take on a walled village

Review: A modern take on a walled village

Clock House Gardens in Old Welwyn is a successful piece of higher density urban design on a challenging site between motorway, rural town and woodland, finds David Edwards.

Coming up: Eden Project adds hotel

Coming up: Eden Project adds hotel

Cornwall's tourist attraction is to get its own onsite hotel, which will also provide facilities for Eden's educational programmes.

Opinion: The sector needs more skilled urban designers

Opinion: The sector needs more skilled urban designers

I had one depressing and one encouraging place-making experience last week. The depressing experience was at a design review panel for a local authority-led scheme. The positive experience was in a meeting with an academic teaching urban design and urbanism.

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Competition: Ideas needed to tackle London's housing crisis

Competition: Ideas needed to tackle London's housing crisis

Entries invited for competition designed to generate ideas to tackle London's housing crisis.

Coming up: New mix for Kingston town centre

Coming up: New mix for Kingston town centre

British Land and USS scheme set to bring homes, offices, retail and restaurants, as well as a boutique cinema.

Coming up: Liverpool continues apartment push

Coming up: Liverpool continues apartment push

A 120 home development is the latest in a string of apartment schemes to win approval in the city.

Coming up: Offices for Bristol's Temple Quarter

Coming up: Offices for Bristol's Temple Quarter

Proposals for scheme on the city's Floating Harbour deliver workspace and public realm.

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