Photographer Iwan Baan talks about “architecture without architects” - how residents have built their own homes in the unfinished Torre David skyscraper in Caracas. With the 2012 Biennale Goldon Lion award going to the collaboration between Baan, Justin McGuirk and Urban-Think Tank for the Torre David/Gran Horizonte installation, what's the future for architects?
According to Nick Clegg, the latest proposed planning reforms will help 'get Britain building again'. So is extending permitted development rights likely to prove a way of boosting housing supply and kick-starting the economy?
In the aftermath of the death of film director Tony Scott, online magazine Atlantic Cities noted architectural interventions aimed at stopping such tragedies. But can – or even should - architecture be used to prevent suicide?
From the archive: The Royal Institute of British Architects' report 'The Future for Architects?', from March 2011, was downbeat, but the profession retains its allure. As Jonathan Glancey finds out, even Justin Bieber wants to be one.