Issue : 10 July 2003
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Sexual equality 'a generation off'Subscription
Dismantling the 'deep-rooted problems' of sexism in architecture will take at least a generation to achieve, experts warned this week.
Tate's Serota ramps up anti-tower campaignSubscription
Tate director Nicholas Serota has launched a high-profile offensive to undermine Philip Gumuchdjian's plans for a 20storey tower on a neighbouring site to Tate Modern.
David Chipperfield ArchitectsSubscription
David Chipperfield Architects is the only UK-based practice to make the shortlist to design a new national library for Mexico, the Biblioteca de Mexico 'Jose Vasconcelos' in Mexico City. Selected from nearly 600 entries, on a shortlist including Vigliecca Associados from Brazil, Spanish-based MAP Architectos and Eric Owen Moss Architects from the US, Chipperfield's proposals include facilities for recreational reading, a national reference section, offices and information technology ...
The Architects' Journal is calling on readers to mobilise parliamentary support for an Early Day Motion demanding the retention of the PPG 7 'Country House Clause'.
Impasse over Assembly accessSubscription
Disability rights campaigners have attacked the Richard Rogers Partnership's Welsh Assembly building for failing to champion disabled access. Advisers to the project team on access issues are considering walking out of discussions in protest at the lack of progress.
Evans & Shalev and ORMS go westSubscription
The recent revival of home-grown tourism has helped resuscitate a 14-year-old project for a new holiday village in Cornwall. The Beach in Carlyon Bay, masterplanned by Evans & Shalev, looks set to give a further boost to the area around St Austell, which already benefits from the success of the Eden Project.
EN urges green roofs guidanceSubscription
English Nature is pressing for greater use of green roofs, with the publication of new research outlining their benefits.
Older practitioners are facing increasing difficulty securing professional indemnity insurance (PII), leaving many unable to continue working.
TIME IS MONEY FOR SHELTERSubscription
Some 5,579 members of the public were matched with architects as part of the RIBA's Architect in the House initiative, raising £111,580 for the homeless charity Shelter.
A play by former AJ columnist Katherine Vaughan Williams (Shonfield) will be performed at London's Hampstead Theatre on 17 and 18 July at 7.15pm. A Guide to Living with Cancer according to PG Wodehouse is staged by Rosetta Life in association with the Marie Curie Centre. For details call 020 7520 8271.