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Architype UEA Enterprise Centre

Architype completes thatch-clad enterprise centre

Architype has completed this £11.6 million enterprise centre at the University of East Anglia

Allies and Morrison Imperial College

Allies and Morrison wins go-ahead for biomedical research building

Allies and Morrison has won planning for a biomedical engineering building at Imperial College’s White City campus

The Guts, Manchester

Manchester launches £300m housing fund

Manchester City Council has launched a £300m housing fund to unlock stalled sites in the city for development and build up to 220,000 homes over the next two decades

Construction site

Election uncertainty weighed on construction industry output

The UK construction sector is still feeling the effects of the activity drop prior to the general election in May, according to industry analysts Glenigan

Karen Holmes, chief executive of the ARB June 2015

ARB appoints Karen Holmes as chief executive

The Architects Registration Board (ARB) has appointed Karen Holmes as the new registrar and chief executive

Helen Hayes, MP

Helen Hayes MP: 'Labour's cities regeneration prioritised design quality'

New MP and former town planner at Allies and Morrison: Urban Practitioners, Helen Hayes, talks about the housing crisis, managing conflicts of interest and how to avoid homogenous cities

Aylesbury Estate (planning submitted October 2014) - View from Westmoreland Square: Design team HTA, mae and Hawkins/Brown

Where do people go to cry?

Architects need to show more compassion in their approach if they are be truly socially engaged, says RCKA’s Dieter Kleiner

Business

Soraya Khan

Soraya Khan: 'I was headed for a career in music'

Theis and Khan Architects co-founder Soraya Khan contemplated a pop career before choosing architecture

Culture

51N4E

Come Together – Reinventing the Arts Centre

Is it time for a new and more radical approach to the idea of the Arts Centre? A debate organised by the Architecture Foundation earlier this week sought answers, reports Owen Pritchard

Buildings

Paul Karakusevic

Ellis Woodman interviews Paul Karakusevic

In this exclusive interview Paul Karakusevic and Ellis Woodman discuss the profession’s revived interest in social housing

Video

Video: Construction of RSHP's Jean Prouvé demountable house Video

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) has modernised the iconic design for the ‘6 metre x 6 metre’ demountable house for use as a holiday home

Interact

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26.06.15: 37 Housing

Subscribers can view this week’s AJ here

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KCA cover

Exemplary Housing Estate Regeneration in Europe

Read the digital edition of Exemplary Housing Estate Regeneration in Europe, a special publication by the Architects’ Journal