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Alejandro Aravena. Image by Cristobal Palma

AJ interviews Venice Biennale director Alejandro Aravena

The curator of the 2016 Venice Biennale and founder of Elemental, talks to Richard Waite about ethics, housing and the problem-solving role that architecture increasingly plays


Takero Shimazaki turns former warehouse into printmakers

London-based Takero Shimazaki Architects has completed this printmaking studios and workshop in Leicester

Carl Turner to convert Peckham car park into workspace

Carl Turner Architects has been appointed by Southwark Council to create 1,860m2 of creative workspace in a well-loved former public car park in Peckham


British team proposes world's tallest building – in Iraq

London office of AMBS Architects reveals plans for 1,152m structure in Basra, which would outstrip the 1km-high Kingdom Tower


Tectonics completes zinc-clad Passivhaus in east London

East London-based Techtonics Architects has completed this Passivhaus in a conservation area in Hackney, east London

Greg Clark communities secretary

Greg Clark: 'We don't just want more homes, we want better homes'

Communities secretary echoes the AJ’s More Homes, Better Homes campaign with call to promote quality as well as quantity in housebuilding


Fanatics of the Malliphate

Ian Martin imagines the same Adele song simultaneously playing in every shop in the world


Architecture's back-story needs to broaden its scope

It’s time to rewrite the history books to celebrate the unsung heroes and heroines of architecture

Calum Duncan of Calum Duncan Architects, Edinburgh

New practice: Calum Duncan Architects

The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at those who have recently decided to go it alone


Housing drama: stories of development, gentrification and conflict

The housing crisis is both dramatic enough for national debate and dramatic enough for the stage, writes Flora Neville

North Vat - Rodic Davison

North Vat by Rodić Davidson Architects

The bleak Kent headland of Dungeness has become the site for a number of architect-designed homes. Jay Merrick visits the latest addition



Study makes case for £88m east London crossing Video

A new, feasibility study has made the case for an £88 million bridge across the Thames connecting Rotherhithe with Canary Wharf


Small Projects Award 2016

Maggie’s Merseyside, Wirral by Carmody Groarke

Get your entries in for the AJ Small Projects Award 2016

The annual search has begun for the best small-scale gem built for less than £250,000


27.11.15: RIBA House of the Year

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