This issue features building studies on 5th Studio's Bloqs building and Cottrell & Vermeulen's Sri Krishna Haveli and a feature by Barnabas Calder that weighs up the carbon costs of the Baths of Caracalla versus Pilbrow & Partners’ proposed new M&S store. Elsewhere, we reveal the 20-strong shortlist for the AJ’s annual Small Projects Award, sponsored by Marley.
Ella Jessel visits the UK's ongoing self-build experiment in Graven Hill and Richard Waite takes a closer look at what is going wrong, and why, with the nation's broken planning sytem.
News In Pictures feature's Francis Kéré’s Pritzker win and North Lanarkshire’s plan to demolish ‘Britain’s ugliest building’, Cumbernauld's town centre.
PLUS: Alpa Depani connects planning delays with cash-strapped councils, The Coach, David Grandorge considers a small project by Alison and Peter Smithson, the paintings of Will Alsop, last year's AJ Small Project's winner Rashid Ali, The Third Man, AJ Sketchbook entry from Nariza Hopley, letters, competitions and Louis Hellman's monthly cartoon.