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Brandon Lewis

Brandon Lewis confirmed as 'minister for architecture'

Brandon Lewis has been given the ‘architecture policy’ brief in the new Conservative government but will not have responsibility for listing historic buildings, AJ has learned

René Herbst: study from a sketchbook for the design of an exhibition Exposition Internationale de la Rayonne (1950), gouache, pencil

Between concept and context

An exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset explores the relationships between architecture and its setting

Superdensity - Hong Kong

Superdensity driven by 'frenzy of avarice'

Leading architects have demanded the end to the unbridled rise of ‘super-dense’ developments in London spurred by a ‘frenzy of avarice’ from investors

First Light Pavilion

New FCBS schemes move forward at Jodrell Bank

A pair of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) projects at Cheshire’s Jodrell Bank Observatory have taken significant steps forward

#Great Schools round table

Making the case for #greatschools

An opportunity exists for an architect-led lobbying effort to promote good design, delivered at low cost, an expert roundtable concluded

31/44\'s proposal for Redchurch Street

31/44 wins go-ahead for £1.8m Shoreditch refurb

London-based 31/44 has won planning for the £1.8 million transformation of a of a building in Shoreditch, East London

The Willis Tower

Partridge's Chicago: My kind of town

As the British Council for Offices conference in Chicago draws to a close, its chairman David Partridge picks his 10 favourite buildings in the city that gave birth to the modern workplace

ianmartin

The ‘grey scorpion’ faxes

Ian Martin salutes a winning royal bluff

Business

Moira Gemmill

Put yourself in the client’s seat

A successful competition entry won’t just be a great design, it will address the client’s concerns and priorities, and demonstrate how constraints can become benefits, says Malcolm Reading

Culture

René Herbst: study from a sketchbook for the design of an exhibition Exposition Internationale de la Rayonne (1950), gouache, pencil

Between concept and context

An exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset explores the relationships between architecture and its setting

Buildings

RCKa Cottage

Playing the planning system

When an application to replace a cottage was rejected, RCKa found that an anomaly in permitted development rules provided the key to giving its clients the home they wanted

Interact

How to use the AJ's new app Video

Download the new AJ app for quick and easy access to the very best of the AJ anytime, anywhere

Products

Mosa

'People understand the language of a space when it is finished'

[SPONSORED FEATURE] An interview with Jacopo Mascheroni, founder and lead architect at JM Architecture, reveals the story behind the design and construction of Jesolo Lido Pool Villa

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22.05.15: Louis Kahn in Somerset

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