31 Mar 2016

What's going on across London? Guest Editor, London Architecture Diary - Patrick Michell

Spring has sprung, the evenings are getting lighter and the weather seems to be getting a little warmer. With that in mind there is no better way to begin exploring London’s architectural offerings this month than by foot and in particular, Open City’s walking tour of the Lansbury Estate.

29 Mar 2016

NLA launches new Kids' Activity Sheet

NLA invites you to visit our New London Model with your young architecture, planning and engineering enthusiasts to help them learn more about our capital.

23 Mar 2016

NLA Nights: At Roca London Gallery

This month, NLA went to visit Roca London Gallery, a space designed by Zaha Hadid Architects in 2011, as part of our NLA Nights series.

22 Mar 2016

Old Oak Common – creating ‘the Canary Wharf of the West’

The development of Old Oak Common represents a major opportunity to create the ‘Canary Wharf of the West’, with transport links such as Crossrail and HS2 at its heart.

21 Mar 2016

Protect London’s crucial open workspaces, prospective mayors told

London must do more to protect its protect its open workspaces or risk becoming a ‘dormitory’ city like Paris, with everyone living in the centre but commuting out to do their jobs.

17 Mar 2016

Postcard from MIPIM - Thursday

The Royal Docks, build to rent, PRS, the Northern Powerhouse and tall buildings were all on the agenda as London’s programme of events at MIPIM rolled into a mercifully drier last day.

16 Mar 2016

Postcard from MIPIM - Wednesday

Subjects as wide-ranging as developing schools within high-rise mixed use buildings on the Isle of Dogs, creating a new generation of office buildings with healthy living in mind and easing London’s ‘catastrophic’ affordable housing scenario all came under the microscope at NLA events on the London stand at MIPIM this morning.

11 Mar 2016

Don't Move, Improve! winners' breakfast talk round-up

The winners of the Don’t Move, Improve! competition gathered at the NLA last week to show off how their schemes fulfilled the visions of both their clients and the architects themselves.

11 Mar 2016

Appoint design ‘tsar’, Lords tell government

England needs a chief built environment adviser or ‘tsar’ working independently within government to spearhead a revolution in the way in which it treats design quality.

9 Mar 2016

119 more tall buildings planned for London

An additional 119 new tall buildings have been planned for London since this time last year, taking the total number in the pipeline to 436. But the bar must be raised on their quality if the slums of the future are to be avoided, and the next mayor must commission a 3D model to improve communication with the public on the subject.