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Brandon Lewis

Brandon Lewis confirmed as 'minister for architecture'

Brandon Lewis has been given the ‘architecture policy’ brief in the new Conservative government but will not have responsibility for listing historic buildings, AJ has learned

The Shields Centre

The Shields Centre by Anderson Bell Christie Architects

Jude Barber finds a refined building that reinforces the civic importance of public healthcare

31/44\'s proposal for Redchurch Street

31/44 wins go-ahead for £1.8m Shoreditch refurb

London-based 31/44 has won planning for the £1.8 million transformation of a of a building in Shoreditch, East London

The Chapel by a21studio

Last chance to enter: World Architecture Festival Awards 2015

Architects have until tomorrow (22 May) to submit schemes for this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards

Lambeth Town Hall model

Cartwright Pickard lodges large-scale Brixton plans

Proposals for a multi-building redevelopment of Brixton’s civic quarter, designed by Cartwright Pickard Architects, have been submitted for planning

Scotland studio

Keppie film studio scheme goes in for planning

Proposals for a £135 million studio complex and visitor attraction on the outskirts of Edinburgh by Keppie Design,have been submitted for in-principle planning approval.

FAT and Grayson Perry\'s House for Essex

The profession still fails to communicate how architects shape the world

Will this month be remembered as the time the art world swallowed ‘architecture’ in one clean gulp? asks Rory Olcayto

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Gordon Gibb: 'The future benefit will be in how Scotland sees itself'

The success of the SNP at the general election could be a catalyst for regional federalism and the break-up of the London-centric RIBA, says Gordon Gibb

Business

Moira Gemmill

Put yourself in the client’s seat

A successful competition entry won’t just be a great design, it will address the client’s concerns and priorities, and demonstrate how constraints can become benefits, says Malcolm Reading

Culture

Paradise Garage

The original pop shop

Number 430 King’s Road in Chelsea’s World’s End has been at the forefront of youth culture and fashion since the 1960s

Buildings

RCKa Cottage

Playing the planning system

When an application to replace a cottage was rejected, RCKa found that an anomaly in permitted development rules provided the key to giving its clients the home they wanted

Interact

How to use the AJ's new app Video

Download the new AJ app for quick and easy access to the very best of the AJ anytime, anywhere

Products

Mosa

'People understand the language of a space when it is finished'

[SPONSORED FEATURE] An interview with Jacopo Mascheroni, founder and lead architect at JM Architecture, reveals the story behind the design and construction of Jesolo Lido Pool Villa

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22.05.15: Louis Kahn in Somerset

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