Issue : 14 October 2004
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Alarm bells for Alsop as MD quitsSubscription
Speculation surrounding the financial stability of Alsop Architects has intensified following the departure of managing director James Allen.
CABE has hit out at the quality of new-build houses, claiming that four out of five buyers are settling for mediocre properties.
Leeds should learn from the urban design of American cities, according to Fred Koetter, one of the brains behind a radical vision for the city.
Ian Simpson ArchitectsSubscription
Ian Simpson Architects has won a design and interview competition to design this tower for a £30 million development in Manchester. The practice's appointment - made in conjunction with the city council - is for the site formerly occupied by ATS on the Mancunian Way.
Mediation set to save ailing appeal systemSubscription
The ODPM is on the verge of introducing a mediation system for small-scale appeals as a measure to relieve the current crisis in the Planning Inspectorate (PINS), the AJ has learned.
Students and schools are reminded that the 'Big Shed Challenge' competition is formally under way, supported by The Architects' Journal.
David Chipperfield ArchitectsSubscription
David Chipperfield Architects has revealed this towering scheme, which earned the practice a place on the seven-strong shortlist to design Switzerland’s tallest skyscraper in Zurich. Swiss practice Gigon/Guyer has now been announced as the outright winner of the competition to design 125m high-rise offices for Maag Holdings. It also saw off stiff competition from two other Swiss practices - Herzog & de Meuron and Burkhardt & Partner - together with MAP Architectos from Barcelona, ...
Making something out of nothingSubscription
Peter Eisenman, winner of the RIBA's Jencks Award, talks to Ed Dorrell about prizes, football and architectural education
ajenda - Scoring building performance is not just a gimmick but can result in important improvements in the competitiveness of businesses, argues Despina Katsikakis