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Architects Journal
15 April 2004

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  • ADJAYE TO DESIGN IN DENVER

    news
  • AJ readers invited to put pride back in parks

    letters
  • Amos Partnership and BSA reach £6,500 illegal software settlement

    news
  • Andrew Scoones Building Centre Trust

    Q & A
  • Aqualux

    Architecture Pavilion exhibitors
  • Arcelor

    Architecture Pavilion exhibitors
  • Architects to 'lose out' in EH cull

    news
  • ARDEX UK AJ ENQUIRY NO: 201

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  • ARUP'S SHELL SCHEME ALL SET

    news
  • Ash & Lacy

    Architecture Pavilion exhibitors
  • Autumn leave

    Post-Easter, one's thoughts turn to the architect who might be chosen for this year's Serpentine Gallery. Nothing is yet forthcoming from the gallery, which must count as one of the great patrons of architecture in the UK. Thinking about possibilities, Astragal gets a certain Netherlands feeling, what with Rem Koolhaas getting the Gold, and working so much with Cecil Balmond, who generally engineers the Serpentine design. But maybe it will be one of those groovy young Dutch collectives one he
  • Bath biennale gets September start

    The South West of England is set to get its very own biennale in September, with the launch of the Bath Festival of Architecture.
  • 'Conservative' reform is more radical than Roche

    letters
  • COPPER IN ARCHITECTURE AJ ENQUIRY NO: 205

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  • CORUS BUILDING SYSTEMS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 208

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  • Digital Fabricators

    An exhibition at the Architecture Pavilion at Interbuild, 'Digital Fabricators' explores the relationship between architecture, manufacturing techniques and digital technology.
  • Dorma

    Architecture Pavilion exhibitors
  • Ferguson demands 'institute for urbanism'

    news
  • FORMICA

    Architecture Pavilion exhibitors
  • Gehry's Wear bridge plans on backburner

    news
  • George town

    While the men and babes in black scurried to the Foundation event, a nice selection of old and new faces turned out for George Ferguson's 'inaugural' lecture, delivered (fashionably) halfway through his presidency. Introducing, The Times columnist Simon Jenkins reminded the audience that architects'mistakes were there for all to see for a very long time, while journalists'were used to wrap fish the following day. George was on good form, with a string of thought-provoking observations. For ex
  • GLA IN SPACE SUMMIT CALL

    news
  • GRIMSHAW SPA TROUBLE ENDS

    news
  • HANSENGROUP AJ ENQUIRY NO: 202

    products
  • IHS Technical Indexes

    Architecture Pavilion exhibitors
  • Keim

    Architecture Pavilion exhibitors
  • KEIM MINERAL PAINTS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 204

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  • Kestrel

    Architecture Pavilion exhibitors
  • Kingspan

    Architecture Pavilion exhibitors
  • KINGSPAN INSULATION AJ ENQUIRY NO: 206

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  • Kosovo violence is a threat to Europe's historic heritage

    A group of European conservationists has warned that the recent violence in Kosovo is threatening some of the continent's most important historic buildings.
  • KRPLASTICS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 203

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  • Let's have vision on the South Bank rather than simply reliving the past

    editorial
  • Light fantastic

    review - Building with Light: The International History of Architectural Photography By Robert Elwall. Merrell/RIBA, 2004. 240pp. £39.95
  • Living cities

    review - Oliver Zwink At f a projects, 1-2 Bear Gardens, London SE1, until 24 April
  • Man with plan

    George is an old pal of Mike Hayes, current president of the Royal Town Planning Institute, excity planner at Glasgow (when it won the City of Architecture bid), and more recently a lesshappy development supremo at Lambeth council. Speaking from the floor, he suggested that the planning system should be more concerned with proactive, quality-led development, and less with whether or not certain proportions of schemes get permission within eight weeks. He reminded the audience that assessment
  • Masterplan confusion as BDP wins in Stockport

    BDP has become embroiled in controversy this week after it won a disputed competition to draw up a masterplan for the centre of Stockport.
  • Merk

    Architecture Pavilion exhibitors
  • Nested house

    A small residential project in Hackney uses one digital threedimensional model as the single source of all project information
  • New twist on tower block design

    Experimental practice Luz Vargas Architects has produced its solution for affordable housing - a tower block design that offers an alternative to the 'scourge' of the low-to-medium-rise blocks currently blighting our cities.
  • Nothing new

    review - Innovation Edited by Alan J Brookes and Dominique Poole. Spon Press, 2003. 192pp. £36
  • Pierre Koenig (1925-2004)

    Pierre Koenig, who died on 4 April, was one of a pioneering group of architects who reshaped the face of architecture in southern California after the Second World War but whose influence was felt worldwide, writes David Jenkins.
  • PRIESTMAN IN CHINA RUNNING

    news
  • Refabricating Architecture

    The use of digital design tools has the potential to position the architect in the centre of the construction process, controlling the flow of information and, critically, the generative geometry.
  • Segment Systems

    Architecture Pavilion exhibitors
  • SmartWrap

    The SmartWrap Pavilion for the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York by KieranTimberlake Associates employs new materials and digital design to create a 'a provocation to designers and architects'
  • Sole practice

    Can it be true that Sadie Morgan of dRMM (or Doctor Millimetre, as the practice is sometimes known) only has 180 pairs of shoes? Shouldn't any rightthinking girl have at least 200?
  • Step change

    Quote of the week comes from the AJ profile of dancer Claire Russ, who performs at various architectural events: 'The functional gestures between the contractors on the building site were fascinating, so wonderfully expressive.' I know just what she means.
  • Table talk

    Architecture Foundation chairman Will Alsop was on characteristic form at a packed lecture in east London just before Easter. A string of aphorisms and observations included this welcome clarion call: Architects should be rich. And go on holiday. A lot.'
  • the ones that got away

    Astragal's 'The Ones That Got Away' competition features schemes that, for better or worse, stayed on the drawing board. Can you identify this project and its architect? Post your entry, to arrive by first thing Monday morning, to AJ Astragal, 151 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4GB, or fax 020 7505 6701. The first correct entry out of the hat wins a bottle of champagne.
  • The opportunities of NoZone face the future with a flourish

    Looking to sea from a beach makes it easier to reflect on my research into the architectural and constructional opportunities offered by NoZone city. Ten days ago, seven of us embarked on this trip, all involved in construction through living in, or working on, fixed/mobile/touring/demolished buildings.
  • The rhythm of life

    people
  • The same olde Skylon?

    The Millennium festival is widely accepted to have been an embarrassing shadow of the 1951 Festival of Britain. So why are we risking a similar anticlimax by considering a proposal to rebuild the Skylon? Do we need a sham repro-techno-folly? Or is this a case of justified restoration rather than nostalgic replication? Rob Gregory reports
  • The search for security means a new approach to building

    Somewhere it is written of Buddha that, suspecting the motives of one of his most zealous disciples, he asked what he most desired in the world. 'Wisdom', replied the aspirant immediately. But this answer did not please the prophet.Grasping his disciple round the neck, Buddha made as if to strangle him.Then, when the pupil was on the brink of suffocation, he asked him the question again. This time the disciple gasped: 'To breathe! To breathe!'
  • TITON AJ ENQUIRY NO: 207

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  • Union

    Architecture Pavilion exhibitors
  • UP THE CHAMPIONS SAYS CABE

    news
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