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Architects condemn collapse in social housing

Architects have voiced alarm after new figures revealed the full extent of the ‘devastating’ collapse in social housing provision brought about by the coalition government

Canada Water scheme for Sellar Developments - designed by David Chipperfield Architects and Maccreanor Lavington

Brady demands rethink on ‘unfair’ Canada Water framework

Past RIBA president Angela Brady has called on Notting Hill Housing and Sellar Design to rethink a £15 million Canada Water framework criticised for excluding small practices

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Browsing the AJ Buildings Library: Clare Wright on the Archbishopric Museum of Hamar

Clare Wright, partner at Wright & Wright Architects, tells us about the ‘rich and complex’ Archbishopric Museum of Hamar, Norway, by Sverre Fehn

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Public sector pipeline increases architects' confidence

Increased optimism in the public sector has helped push architects’ confidence in future workloads higher in August new figures have revealed.

Rem Koolhaas’ CCTV Headquarters in Beijing

Chinese President demands end to 'weird architecture'

The Chinese president Xi Jinping has condemned his nation’s fascination with ‘weird architecture’

The Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney. Image by Siegfried Nugent

Chipperfield and Piano vie for £250m Sydney gallery expansion

David Chipperfield, Renzo Piano and Herzog & de Meuron are among twelve outfits competing to extend the Art Gallery of New South Wales

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Raising the roof: Olympic stadium costs soar to over £600m

The cost of the Populous-designed Olympic Stadium in east London is set to rise to more than £600m due to complications in the roof

Sydney

It is time to revive the useful concept of ‘vesting’

We need a body that can draw everything together - and in particular get a grip on land and site assembly, writes Paul Finch

Legalease

Three clauses in appointments documents often give rise to heated debate

Legalese: The right to withdraw consent to the use of architect’s drawings is probably a better weapon in theory than in it is practice, writes Mark Klimt

LSE by O’Donnell + Tuomey Video

Stirling Prize video: The AJ and the Concrete Centre present a video study of O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects’ Stirling Prize-shortlisted Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

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17.10.14: Estuary English

Subscribers can view this week’s AJ here

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AJ Specification, September 2014

Doors & windows: Subscribers can view this month’s AJ Specification here

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Digital edition: Atrium Buildings by Richard Saxon

14-Jul-2014 | By Richard Saxon

Richard Saxon’s Atrium Buildings, Design and Development, which was first published in 1983, has now been republished as a digital edition

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Small Projects 2015

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Niall McLaughlin and Maria Smith to speak at AJ Small Projects Awards launch Video

Niall McLaughlin and Maria Smith will be speaking at an event to launch this year’s AJ Small Projects Awards on the 29 October

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What makes a sustainable city? Find out at AJ Footprint Live

Book your tickets for AJ Footprint Live to hear from green leaders including Green Party leader Natalie Bennett and architects James Timberlake, Greg Penoyre, and Monica von Schmalensee

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