Building journalist, architectural writer, construction specalist.


For the past nine years, I have been writing news and features for magazines and web sites. I have writing about architecture, design and construction for over 90% of that.


I compiled and edited the first edition of the British Contract Furniture Association and Interior Design Association Yearbook, Design Insider


I have staffed titles, including Printing World, FX and idFX, onoffice and Building magazine.


I have written scores of articles for the Guardian, Building Design, Architects Journal, Modus, Infoworks, Construction Manager, Good Homes and 25 Beautiful Homes. 


Please feel free to browse the following links or read the articles on this web page.


Theatre show preview and interview, Nude Mole Magazine


Surveyors in Space!, Modus (RICS) Magazine.


Wonders and blunders with Esther Rantzen, Building


Australia Focus, Infoworks, Laing O'Rourke magazine


Syringe Benefits, OnOffice


DSM Stanyl gears for automotive applications


A time for action? Energy policy consultation, Building


Passivhaus: Cosy or costly?, Building


Perfidious Weymouth: Portland's 2012 Olympic sailing story, Building


Legal Niceties, OnOffice


Despina Katsikakis, Death of Architecture? OnOffice


Montefiore Hospital, Alto

Richard Branson's Spaceport, Alto

Working in dangerous places, Modus

How council house residents are affected by austerity, Building

Contact Us

  Michael Willoughby


  Takooba Ltd.

  4, Bovet Court

  164, Harford Street


  E1 4GE 

  + 44 7717 501254


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" I’ve worked with Michael when I edited onoffice magazine and now ALTO; his writing is always pithy and entertaining," Elizabeth Choppin, ALTO Magazine


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" Michael is a strong writer and strategic thinker who has a view of the big picture, and a very quick study of new ideas.” Ken Banta, head of corporate strategic affairs, Bausch + Lomb. 

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