Issue : 12 June 2003
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London's out-going deputy mayor, Nicky Gavron (left), has launched a sweeping attack on architects for their attitude to housing design.
Miliband names practices for school exemplarsSubscription
Minister for schools David Miliband has named the 11 practices that will design the exemplars for school buildings to be replicated across the country under the government's Schools for the Future initiative.
The chair of the judges for the Capital of Culture 2008 has blamed Birmingham's failed bid on its lack of exciting architecture, prompting a hostile reaction from those leading the city's regeneration.
COUNTRY HOUSE DEBATESubscription
MP John Gummer will take part in the AJ's Great Country House Debate, which will take place on 9 July at 6.30pm at the RIBA.
CHIPPERFIELD IN ALASKASubscription
David Chipperfield Architects has made it into the last six in an international design competition for a US$86 million extension for the Museum of Anchorage in Alaska.The practice will be up against Los Angeles-based Michael Maltzan Architecture, Norway's Snøhetta, Saucier + Perrotte of Montreal, New York's Steven Holl Architects and Vincent James Associates from Minneapolis.
MORE PASSION FROM BBC4Subscription
BBC 4 is set to continue its 'Passion for Architecture'season by broadcasting three specially commissioned programmes on 22 June.Scheduled to coincide with Architecture Week, they will include a programme presented by Jonathan Glancey called Frank Gehry and the Future of Public Architecture.
CABE'S NEW COMMISSIONERSSubscription
Sauerbruch Hutton's Louisa Hutton and Foster and Partners' Ken Shuttleworth are to join CABE as commissioners.
Fifty make Housing Design Awards shortlistSubscription
A converted telephone exchange in London and a redeveloped tea factory in Liverpool are just two of the schemes to have made it on to this year's Housing Design Awards shortlist.
Eric Parry fields masterplan for St Martin'sSubscription
Eric Parry Architects has unveiled the first images of its plans for the radical revamp of London's St Martin-in-the-Fields church, writes Ed Dorrell. The design - submitted for planning this week - includes a masterplan of James Gibbs'church, redevelops the 18th century crypt, and redesigns the adjacent vicarage, vestry and school.
Local campaigners have won the right to take Grimshaw's £500 million plans for the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station to judicial review.