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Apr 2014

Comment

Architectual language is being lost in blurring typologies

Staircase

Eva Jiricna’s latest, effortless, staircase keeps standards rising at Somerset House

Photograph

Filip Dujardin shows his creative side in a piece from his ‘Fictions’ series

Offices

BMJ Architects and Ryder Architecture make their  Scottish Crime Campus pay off for the agencies within

Theatre

There’s a sense of history in Liverpool’s newbuild Everyman by Haworth Tompkins

Envelope

Not very municipal baths: windows replace Olympic seats at Zaha Hadid’s free, flowing, Aquatics Centre

Competition

Start drawing – the RIBA Journal drawings competition is back for a second year
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Q&A

Building regs expert Peter Caplehorn mulls  Part L updates and sustainability

Benchmarking

How practices are faring in keeping up the standards for success

Sectors

Roads are all the rage in Glasgow, but do they offer the best legacy?

Regional

Plymouth has ambitious plans despite the winter’s storm damage

Procurement

The latest EU directive offers small firms hope for big deals

Plan of work

The year-old RIBA Plan of Work 2013 gets  a performance check

Contracts

Did the 2012 Olympics leave a legacy for contracts too?

Schueco awards

The RIBA Journal is joining Schueco to launch the Schueco Excellence Awards for Design & Innovation

Legal

Without written words, implied terms apply. It can be a minefield

Diary

Maria Smith plays the fool
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Hugh Pearman

Reason vs emotion among the critics

The flâneur

Herbert Wright takes time out

Out there

Istanbul must not lose its identity in the race for status symbols

Round here

Fruits of the Frome Architecture Club

President’s column

How we can help stop money being a bar to studying architecture

Profile

Karen Rogers, client lead on the Heathrow T2 rebuild, is aiming for a soft landing

Exhibition review

The beautiful lingering death of buildings is justly celebrated

Book review

A hymn to unsung and forgotten architects

Obituary

William Howland

Exchange

Opinion and comment from readers

Bricks: Strength and beauty

Parting shot

Self-build, fifties style, in Hampstead
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