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Architects Journal
11 August 2005

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  • £60K HOUSE FINALISTS NAMED

    John Prescott this week announced the list of those shortlisted for the final stage of the high-profile £60,000 'design for manufacture' housing competition. The nine consortia include HTA Architects, Richard Rogers Partnership, Mackellar Architecture, Redrow, Sheppard Robson, PCKO Architects, Broadway Malyan, William Verry and Baily Garner.
  • A MARKET GEM OF A LISTING

    It did not come as a surprise to campaign group Huddersfield Gem when it was announced that the West Yorkshire town's 1970s Queensgate Market Hall would be listed.
  • Alan Camp Architects

    Alan Camp Architects has been given the go-ahead for this residential development in the Maze Hill conservation area in Greenwich, south London. The £35 million scheme for developer Urban Solutions will vary in height between seven and 12 storeys and will boast green roofs and a planted steel trellis facade. Backing on to lush urban woodland, the 281 apartments will have views towards the Thames, the City and the Isle of Dogs. Work is expected to start on site in October this year.
  • ARCHITECT JAILED FOR £60,000 FRAUD

    A Scottish architect has been sent to prison for 12 months after he pleaded guilty to swindling nearly £60,000 from an elderly woman's estate. Peter White, 51, a sole practitioner with a firm called Archetypes in the Borders town of Broughton, took the cash from the estate of the late Marjory Dakers-Sheriffs. It is the second time White has been found guilty of fraud.
  • ASTRAGAL

    'I'm very interested in doing buildings that people are fond of - I'm not so interested in convincing the architectural community that I'm a genius' David Chipperfield.
  • BIENNALE HEAD NAMED

    Ricky Burdett has been picked as the director of next year's Venice Architecture Biennale.
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  • CAUSEWAY COULD BE A GIANT FALSE ECONOMY

    LETTERS
  • CLIENTS NEED PERSEVERENCE, DEEP POCKETS, UNFLINCHING CONFIDENCE AND BALLS OF STEEL

    OPINION / TOM BLOXHAM
  • CRITIC'S CHOICE

    REVIEW
  • CROYDON GATEWAY PLANS SLAMMED

    Designs for the highly controversial Croydon Gateway by Foster and Partners and FaulknerBrowns - once heavily praised by CABE - have been slammed by Croydon council. In doing so, the council has knocked back developer Stanhope's appeal against its failure to consider its planning application quickly enough. This clears the way for the council and developer to meet head-to-head at a public inquiry beginning in January 2006.
  • DESIGN CODES PILOT A 'FIASCO'

    One of the government's most determined attempts to persuade architects of the benefit of design codes has hit major problems.
  • ENNIS-BROWN HOUSE SAVED

    Frank Lloyd Wright's earthquake-threatened Ennis-Brown house in Hollywood is set to be saved.
  • EVERYTHING HAPPENS SO FAST THAT IT NOW LOOKS SEAMLESS

    Since last year when we took an early look at voice over internet (VoIP, the P stands for protocol) things have changed with bewildering speed. Fuelled by the rapid take-up of broadband in the past couple of years, VoIP has a life and a series of internal controversies all of its own. Broadband itself is set to kick off into stratospheric 24 Meg/second speeds, enabling really smooth audio and video. WiMAX, the forthcoming local area wireless network, presages a cellphone-like version of VoIP,
  • FLAT PACKED

    ASTRAGAL
  • FOSTER PLANS MANCHESTER TURBINE

    Foster and Partners has designed this £4.3 million, 80m-tall wind turbine that will power a stadium and 2,000 homes.
  • GROUPAAUKETT CHURCH TO GO WITH THE FLOW

    Group A Aukett, a division of the newly merged Aukett Fitzroy Robinson, has drawn up plans to turn an abandoned Buckminster Fuller dome into the 'spiritual heart' of a new church in The Netherlands. The listed aluminium dome was originally home to the Museum of Aviation at Schiphol Airport, just outside Amsterdam. However, for the past two years, the dismantled geodesic sphere has been languishing in 16 sea-containers.
  • HADID BUILDS SPANISH BRIDGE PAVILION

    Pritzker-prize winner Zaha Hadid has won the international competition to design a new Bridge Pavilion for the Zaragoza Expo in 2008. Spanning the River Ebro in eastern Spain, the 250m-long footbridge will link the trade fair to the city's station and will house 7,000m 2 of interactive exhibition space.
  • HAWKINS BROWN/ ROALD DAHL

    LETTERSTHIS IS NOT A WILLY WONKA THEME PARK BUT A TEMPLE TO LITERACY; ITS PRIMARY PURPOSE TO ENCOURAGE CHILDREN TO ENJOY THE ART OF STORY-TELLING
  • HOLYROOD IS DEMOLITION FAVOURITE

    Enric Miralles and RMJM's Stirlingshortlisted Scottish Parliament could be targeted for demolition by a forthcoming television programme, after a poll found it was one of Britain's most hated buildings. A survey for upcoming series Demolition revealed Holyrood, a frontrunner to win British architecture's biggest prize, has made the list of 12 buildings that the British public would most like to see destroyed.
  • IS THERE SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE AT BATTERSEA STACKS?

    LETTERS
  • LEEDS TOWER PLANNED

    Ian Simpson Architects could radically alter the Leeds skyline if this impressive £200 million proposal wins council backing later in the year.
  • LIVE AND LET DIET

    ASTRAGAL
  • MONAGHAN DEFENDS AHMM'S SHELTER REFIT

    The architect who designed an £850,000 refurbishment for the London offices of homeless charity Shelter has hit back at accusations of overspending. AHMM co-founder Paul Monaghan said that the Old Street building reeked of a 'Victorian sweatshop' before his practice got to work.
  • MONEY AND POWER DEFINE THE BUILDING DEBATE

    LETTERS
  • OPEN OFFICE OPENS DOORS

    This week's entertaining bit of kit is Open Office. It is an ace multi-platform Microsoft Office clone - except it is totally free.
  • PATHFINDER ROW FLARES UP AGAIN

    The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has stepped into the relentless row over the government's controversial Pathfinder housing renewal schemes. The organisation claims Britain's heritage - especially Victorian terraced housing - is being 'rapidly lost' by unnecessary demolition and is calling for the government to look at 'accurate restoration' as a viable alternative.
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  • PERFECT PROOF

    WEBWATCH / LEGAL
  • REGISTERING DISAPPROVAL

    It is perhaps not unusual for the world of conservation architecture to become heated and fraught with debate - one often hears that a row is brewing over one sensitive site or another. Rarely, however, does this world descend into internal warfare over professional organisations or institutes.
  • ROGERS HEADS DOWN UNDER

    Richard Rogers Partnership has beaten a raft of international practices to make it onto the five-strong shortlist for a £400 million regeneration project in Sydney, Australia. Rogers has teamed up with Martha Schwartz Partners, along with Australian firms Lippmann Associates and Lend Lease Development to design the overhaul of the 22ha East Darling Harbour project, in the city's central business district.
  • SEIDLER IS REAFFIRMED AS AN AUSTRALIAN

    Harry Seidler, one of Australia's leading post-war Modernists, has had his Australian citizenship reinstated after a bizarre mix-up by the country's immigration department.
  • SOUNDS LIKE FUN

    ASTRAGAL
  • ST MARY'S IN SOLO PLANS

    St Mary's NHS Trust has decided to go it alone following the collapse of the Paddington Health Campus project, which would have brought together three hospitals on one site in west London (AJ 09.06.05).
  • STUDENT SHOWCASE

    ASTRAGAL
  • THE KEY TO LONG-TERM SURVIVAL IS USEFULNESS, NOT AUTHENTICITY

    It is fortuitous that the opening of the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden (pages 21-35) coincides with the release of Tim Burton's remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. But that's all. This is not a hit-and-run initiative set up to capitalise on a passing fad but a costly and time-consuming venture, designed to serve its purpose over a period of several years. Its founders will only know if it has succeeded when the current wave of interest subsides and normality r
  • WORKING DETAILS / ROALD DAHL CENTRE

    LETTERS
  • WRECKING BALL

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