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AJ 25.08.22: Rural

AJ 25.08.22: Rural


The AJ is spending its summer holidays at the extremities of the UK, journeying north to the Hebrides to see a family home by Denizen Works and then on to Devon for Daykin Marshall Studio’s reworking of an estate.

You can also read the latest essay by Barnabas Calder comparing the energy performance of old and new building typologies – a pre-modern Hebrides ‘blackhouse’ vs a volume housebuilder home.

A bonus building study is of Brixton House theatre by Foster Wilson Size, a ‘pleasingly substantial piece of civic infrastructure’.

In News you will find the results of a comprehensive survey into architecture’s working culture and how it has been changed by Covid-19, as well as an interview with MJ Long Prize winner Fiona Monkman who works as an architect at Islington Council.

PLUS: The AJ Architecture Awards 2022 shortlist; The Secret Architect toasts Muyiwa Oki’s RIBA presidential win; David Grandorge reflects on the country way of life; and Cristina Monteiro reviews a play about New York planner Robert Moses starring Ralph Fiennes.