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What Zaha Hadid means to me
5 April

Gather round, let me tell you a story.   Imagine a girl growing up in hot dusty Mumbai. It’s the 1980s and the news is full of women breaking barriers. Her family and teachers tell her that anything is possible ...

 

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The Architecture Of Loss
23 January

Even before we have learnt to write ‘2016’ in the date, the year has seen several high-profile deaths. Icons like Motorhead singer Lemmy Kilmister (technically 2015, but I’m choosing to not split hairs he...

 

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3 Reasons Why An Architect Can Never Switch Off
30 November

Early on in my studies, our class of hopeful young bright-ones was told that architecture was not a job or a profession; it is a vocation. Once trained, you never stopped being an architect – this is a job that comes...

 

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Playing With Light
13 November

Last week, we celebrated Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, so called because it is marked by several days of celebration when every house window and shop front is illuminated by rows of lit candles (called diya). The ...

 

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Can An Architect Not Be Trusted With A School?
28 October

The results for the 2015 Stirling Prize for Architecture are out, and it is frankly no surprise that it has been scooped up by Burntwood School, near London. Designed by AHMM, it is a well deserved win, tying together exis...

 

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The Biggest Myth About Being An Architect (AKA You’re So Cool)
20 October

Like every single job on this planet, being an architect comes with its own set of myths, some more incomprehensible than others. So, to inaugrate this blog, I thought I’d address one of the biggest myths I come acro...

 

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