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Number of architects in Europe booms

The number of architects working across the continent has risen by 6 per cent over the past two years, according to a study published by the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE)

Carlton Tavern

Council backs plan to make developer rebuild demolished pub

Westminster City Council has agreed to back an enforcement order which calls for a property firm to rebuild an exact replica of a pub it demolished without permission

[Paramount Port] Swanscombe, north kent for Paramount London [Farrells and Ray hole]

Revealed: latest vision for £2bn Paramount resort in Kent

Hollywood filmmaker Paramount has revealed its latest plans for a proposed £2 billion resort in north Kent masterplanned by Terry Farrell

General Election 2015

Studio Weave Milton Keynes Pavilion

Studio Weave reveals Milton Keynes pavilion

Dalston-based Studio Weave has completed this timber pavilion at Milton Keynes Arts Centre

Sheffield School of Architecture

Sheffield Uni launches new 'collaborative' architecture course

Sheffield School of Architecture has launched a new ‘collaborative’ Part 2 course which aims to blend practice-based experience with academic research

Sheppard Robson Uni of Liverpool

Sheppard Robson gets go-ahead for student homes

Sheppard Robson has won planning for a £90 million student housing campus for the University of Liverpool

Grzywinski + Pons

Grzywinski + Pons wins approval for £126m Stratford hotel

New York-based Grzywinski + Pons has been given the go-ahead for a £126 million hotel scheme in Stratford, East London

Houses of Parliament

Will the new government provide town and country vision?

Whichever party wins, it will need to address the wider built environment, writes Paul Finch

Fionn Stevenson

Stevenson: 'We will always need publicly funded housing'

Our poor record on housebuilding is directly related to the withdrawal of public finance, says the head of Sheffield School of Architecture, Fionn Stevenson

Business

Future Trends graphic

Commercial work is leading the way in 2015

The RIBA’s Future Trends survey has documented steady and consistent growth for UK architects, led by the commercial sector, says Adrian Dobson

Culture

Polling Station

Democratic space

The sheer level of disengagement apparent in this election suggests we must rethink the design of democracy, says Sam Jacob

Buildings

Italy Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015

Milan Expo 2015: first reaction from the AJ editor

There may be organisational issues and local protests over its reliance on volunteers, but this Expo will hook you, says Rory Olcayto

Video

Video: the vision behind the UK Pavilion at Milan Expo Video

BDP has released this video documenting the development of the UK Pavilion designed by artist Wolfgang Buttress

Interact

LGBT flag

First ever industry-wide survey of attitudes to sexuality launched

The AJ, working with sister publications Construction News and New Civil Engineer, is leading the first ever survey of attitudes to sexuality across the construction sector

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01.05.15: May Day

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