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External insulation causing ‘irreversible’ damage to housing stock, experts warn

Architects and conservationists have warned of the risk of ‘largely irreversible’ visual damage to Victorian and Edwardian homes from the government’s huge programme of external insulation

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Natal’s other arena: Arena do Morro by Herzog and de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron’s simple and elegant pro bono gymnasium strengthens the social fabric of the Brazilian favela of Mãe Luíza, writes Hattie Hartman. Photography by Iwan Baan

Renato Rizzi\'s Shakespearean theatre project in Gdansk old town. Image copyright Matteo Piazza

Curtain up on Gdansk’s Shakespearean theatre

Italian architect Renato Rizzi has completed this Shakespearean theatre in Gdansk old town – featuring a unique retractable roof

Performance of Casting Traces. Image: New Movement Collective.

Dance troupe creates paper maze to explore space and surveillance

A 2,000 sq m labyrinth made from newspapers has been created for a new production which explored space, surveillance and detective novels

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Boris hits out at Heathrow as Estuary Airport plans face rejection

Boris Johnson is to continue the fight against the expansion of Heathrow airport after it emerged his plans for an Estuary Airport are to be rejected by the Airports Commission

Idler (2014) by Clare Woods (detail). Art on the Underground. Image: TfL

New artworks for TfL focus on River Thames

Transport for London (TfL) has unveiled two new artworks of the River Thames which will be displayed at London’s piers and across the Underground network

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From one bank to another

Ian Martin embarks on a series of high-profile bridge designs

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Tell us what independence would really mean for Scottish architects

No one disputes there are ideological differences either side of Hadrian’s Wall, writes Will Hurst

Video: Building Jeffry's House Video

See a time-lapse video of the construction of the competition-winning thatched folly at the Ards Forest Park in Donegal, Ireland

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29.08.14: Sheer Kahn

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AJ Specification, July 2014

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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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National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Louis Kahn (1962-83). Image: Raymond Meier.

Sheer Kahn: Revisiting the work of Louis Kahn at the Design Museum

Alan Dunlop reports from the Design Museum’s retrospective exhibition on the life and work of Louis Kahn

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Survey: How would Scottish independence impact architects?

Take the AJ’s survey and tell us what independence would mean for Scottish architects

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