A Life Less Ordinary

To the casual observer, last year’s Architects Declare manifesto appeared to offer the unusual spectacle of an entire profession shooting itself in the foot. But with the shift of emphasis from new-build to reuse, could it be embarking on its most exciting chapter yet? I explored the world of adapted architecture for Concrete Futures magazine

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The history men

I interviewed Historic England’s Geraint Franklin about his book Howell Killick Partridge & Amis, in which he gives a comprehensive tour of one of the Modern movement’s leading practices and explains how their expressive design language was as much about historic allusion as the shock of the new