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OMA\'s competition-winning scheme for The Factory in Manchester

OMA wins contest for Manchester’s £110m ‘Factory’ arts venue

Rem Koolhaas’ OMA has defeated a high-profile shortlist, which included Zaha Hadid and Rafael Viñoly, to win the contest for Manchester’s new £110 million flexible art space – named The Factory

Final design: Bystrup Architecture Design and Engineering with Robin Snell & Partnerswith Sven Ole Hansen ApS, Aarsleff and ÅF Lighting

Bystrup and Snell set for Nine Elms bridge win

A team led by Bystrup with Robin Snell Architects looks set to win the competition to design a new £40 million bridge in Nine Elms, south-west London

WIA Masterclass

Duncan: 'Where's the focus on design in Osborne's housing drive?'

RIBA president Jane Duncan has urged the chancellor to take ‘urgent action’ to ensure the 400,000 affordable homes he pledged by 2020 are not ‘rabbit hutch’ houses

Urban Splash\'s modular \'hoUSe\' scheme in New Islington, Manchester

Autumn statement 2015: The industry reacts Video

The industry has reacted to the chancellor’s autumn statement which included plans to double the house-building budget

Sir Howard Bernstein chief executive Manchester City Council.

Manchester council chief: Housing policy is failing

Sir Howard Bernstein has criticised the government’s housing policy for being too London-centric


High Court forces Lambeth to rethink demolition of Ted Hollamby estate

Lambeth Council has been forced by the High Court to rerun a consultation on its decision to demolish a 300-home estate designed by Ted Hollamby, hailed as ‘unique’ by the Twentieth Century Society


In praise of Croydon

The south London borough is an urban Cinderella about to go to the ball


Foulkes: 'We want people to fall in love with Plymouth'

Bernie Foulkes of LDA Design details how the practice is remasterplanning Plymouth’s famous postwar grid

Thames Wharf by Jim Linwood

Jobs set to go at RSHP ahead of Cheesegrater move

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) is understood to be consulting on a round of redundancies ahead of its relocation from Hammersmith to the Leadenhall Building next month


Owen Hatherley’s Eurovisionaries: Thessaloniki

Greece’s second city had much of its rich built heritage removed following a ‘Europeanising’ modernisation a century ago, but now faces industrial decline with its economy strangled by European policy, writes Owen Hatherley


Hart Street House by Richard Murphy Architects

Forget RIBA House of the Year – Richard Murphy’s Edinburgh home is the AJ’s house of the year, writes Rory Olcayto



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


20.11.15: Edinburgh and Glasgow

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