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Issue : 15 June 2006

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  • ARCHITECTURE WEEKSubscription

    Archive15 June, 2006

    It has been 10 years since the very first nationwide architectural 'celebration' was rolled out. Running in tandem with London's Architecture Biennale (see opposite), there are now more than 800 separate events on offer up and down the country. Activities include talks, walks, shows and visits around new buildings. Among the more unusual events is Architecture Week's first downloadable 'podwalk', narrated by Richard Rogers, and an Archi-jog around Newcastle's 'finest contemporary architecture.'

  • A MEANS OF WIELDING POWER WITHOUT THE NEED FOR EXPERTISE OR TASTESubscription

    Archive15 June, 2006

    It would be tempting to dismiss the Mayor of Warsaw's appalling disregard of architects' work as evidence that foreign institutions have yet to gather pace with the sophisticated system of architectural patronage we have in the UK (see page 11). But it is symptomatic of a paradox which is prevalent worldwide. The most important architectural commissions tend to be in the gift of people who have no architectural experience or knowledge. Political leaders and heads of key institutions ...

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    Archive15 June, 2006

    All the news you need from the world of architecture breaks daily on www.ajplus. co. uk. To get your news first activate your online subscription at www. ajplus. co. uk/activate For login details call 020 7505 8623

  • JURORS QUIT AS STARS REJECTEDSubscription

    Archive15 June, 2006

    Four jurors have sensationally walked away from one of the world's most high-profile competitions due to the 'questionable exclusion' of the likes of Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield and Will Alsop.

  • CITY ACADEMIES FACE EXPULSIONSubscription

    Archive15 June, 2006

    Perhaps it is telling that architects working on the government's controversial city academies are remaining tight-lipped about revelations of spiralling costs.

  • LONDON ARCHITECTURE BIENNALESubscription

    Archive15 June, 2006

    Following the extraordinary success of the first London Biennale in 2004, this year's event promises to be even bigger, better and more colourful. The show, which kicks off tomorrow (16 June), will boast the longest architecture exhibition in the world - a 5km route from King's Cross to Borough Market - and is likely to pull in more than 100,000 visitors. An already sold-out 'sermon' by Renzo Piano at Southwark Cathedral is just one of the highlights of the nine day festival (visit ...

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    Archive15 June, 2006

    INAUGURAL LUBETKIN LIST UNVEILED The three-strong shortlist for the first-ever Lubetkin Prize, for an outstanding work of architecture outside the EU by an RIBA member, has been unveiled. The shortlist for the competition, which is backed by the AJ's sister title the Architectural Review, is chosen from the RIBA's International Awards winners.

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    Archive15 June, 2006

    A CLASS SHOW AT BIENNALE Changing London Schools, an exhibition organised by the Architecture Foundation and backed by the AJ as part of the London Architecture Biennale, is opening this Saturday (17 June). The show aims to create a snapshot of the current developments and concerns in educational design, as well as showing some of the best projects either recently completed or still on the drawing board. The schemes were picked by a jury from submissions from inner London. The chosen ...

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    Archive15 June, 2006

    FINE PARKING IN LAKE DISTRICT Sheppard Robson has submitted plans for this three-storey car park - part of an £80 million revamp of Penrith town centre in the Lake District. The unusual, undulating 250m-long facade is a scaleddown replica of the topography of a 50km stretch between the Cumbrian town and the Irish sea (see map, below right). Made up from 1,622 wooden 'slices', there are plans to preassemble this external structure in 9m panels using locally sourced timber. Sheppard ...

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    Archive15 June, 2006

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