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The Orbit slide

Kapoor's Orbit to be turned into £1m wonder-slide

Artist Anish Kapoor’s ArcelorMittal Orbit - the opinion-splitting observation tower on the London 2012 park - is to be converted into the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide

David Greene of Archigram\'s Living Pod [1966] - plan

House Plan: Will Alsop on David Greene’s Living Pod

In the second of a new series looking at influential housing plans, Will Alsop picks the ‘fluid’ Living Pod by David Greene of Archigram

Are these really the worst 10 schools in the UK?

Kevin McCloud’s HAB Housing won planning for a five-home development in Oxford designed by John Pardey Architects in March 2015

Permissions for new homes back to 2008 levels

Planning permission for new homes in England has passed the 200,000 mark in the past year – the first time since early 2008

Close up view of the proposed new amphitheatre - part of John McAslan & Partners\' wider redevelopment of the grade II-listed Millbank complex

John McAslan releases new images of Millbank Tower plans

John McAslan & Partners has revealed its plans to convert the grade II-listed Millbank Tower - once London’s tallest building - into 200 flats

RSHP International Spy Museum

RSHP reveals latest designs for International Spy Museum

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) has revealed its latest designs for a new home for the International Spy Museum in Washington

Jonathan Connerney - RIBA AHR Stephen Williams scholarship winner

Belfast student picks up RIBA AHR scholarship

Jonathan Connerney, a student at Queen’s University in Belfast has picked up the 2015 RIBA AHR Stephen Williams Scholarship

Bee Emmott, executive director of the Garden Bridge Trust

Emmott: 'Londoners overwhelmingly want the Garden Bridge'

Ian Ritchie’s animosity towards the ‘flawed and unnecessary’ Garden Bridge is not shared by most Londoners, argues executive director of the Garden Bridge Trust Bee Emmott

David Tittle of MADE

David Tittle: 'Is the dash for housing killing localism?'

The government’s housing drive is undermining policies meant to encourage people to accept local growth, says the chair of the Design Network and Civic Voice David Tittle

Business

Hoare Lea - Joanne Preston

AJ/Hoare Lea Bursary winner revealed

Bartlett student Joanne Preston has picked up the inaugural Hoare Lea Part 2 student bursary

Culture

Student fees protest

Rosbottom: ‘Students are not only paying more, they are getting less’

Delft University of Technology’s new chair of architecture and interiors, Daniel Rosbottom, on architectural education in the UK and why students should look to study abroad

Buildings

Hult International Business School by Sergison Bates

Hult International Business School by Sergison Bates Architects

Owen Pritchard discovers a hardworking building that has been transformed with a keen eye for detail

Interact

AJ cover Student Issue 24 July 2015

24.07.15: The student issue

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