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Whiteleys, Queensway, Bayswater, London: the central winding staircase

Foster beats Zaha to land overhaul of Bayswater's 'Harrods'

Foster & Partners has seen off three others practices, including Zaha Hadid Architects, to land the multimillion project to overhaul the grade II-listed Whiteleys shopping centre in Bayswater, west London

Stock Orchard Street

Is this the most influential house in a generation?

Now in its 15th year, how has Sarah Wigglesworth and Jeremy Till’s radical home/office in north London, a test bed for green design, fared?

Carmody Groarke scoop UK pavilion for Mexico arts festival

Carmody Groarke scoops UK pavilion for Mexico arts festival

Carmody Groarke has been picked to design the UK Pavilion at the 2015 Feria Internacional del Libro (FIL) in Guadalajara Mexico.

Ginger Architects, David Pogson, Simon Baker and Mai Omi

New practice: Group Ginger

Founded in September 2014, Leeds-based Group Ginger is finding its feet with diverse projects from community gardens to music hubs

3D printed buildings in China. Image courtesy

Chinese firm 3D prints villa and apartment block

A Shanghai-based company has used a giant 3D printer to create a six-storey apartment block and mansion

Conrwall Terrace Regent\'s Park

£200m Qatari mega-mansion pulled from planning

Plans by Qatar’s Royal family to create a £200million mega-mansion have been dealt a blow after it was recommended for refusal by Westminster Council

Paul Finch

The political parties are at sea on how to solve the housing crisis

Housing policy needs integrated thinking, not ersatz silver bullets, writes Paul Finch


The UK’s snub to Europan is symptomatic of our risk-averse housing sector

As we visit the most important house in a generation Richard Waite asks why only one Europan-winning scheme has been built in the UK


Alison Brooks’ Newhall Be. Client: Linden Homes and Galliford Try

More Homes, Better Homes: Take the AJ's housing survey

Working in housing? Take the AJ’s anonymous survey to help us uncover the realities of what it is like designing the country’s latest homes


The Business of Architecture

Subscribers can view the AJ’s Business of Architecture supplement here