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Architects Journal
15 June 2006

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

    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 are under
  • A MODERN MARRIAGE

    ASTRAGAL
  • ACADEMY REWARDS

    RA SUMMER EXHIBITION
  • AN EVOLUTIONARY DEFENCE OF THE PIGEON

    LETTERS
  • ARCHITECTURE WEEK

    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
  • ARNOLD LAVER

    AJ PRODUCTS
  • ASTRAGAL

    ASTRAGAL
  • BILCO

    AJ PRODUCTS
  • BREAKING NEWS DAILY / WWW.AJPLUS.CO.UK

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  • CITY ACADEMIES FACE EXPULSION

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

    ASTRAGAL
  • CRITIC'S CHOICE

    What's pictured above might recall one of the great Byzantine cisterns in Istanbul, but its location is rather less exotic - Honor Oak in south London. It's one of two huge underground reservoirs there. Much enlarged, the image has great impact in a London Architecture Biennale show called SUB urban - a collaboration between photographer Alan Williams and A-EM Architects.
  • DRINKING WITH THE DEVIL

    ASTRAGAL
  • EXHIBITION

    Angus Boulton: Restricted Area At the Wapping Project, London E1, until 2 July
  • FUSSBALL'S COMING HOME

    ASTRAGAL
  • ICT MUST FULFIL THE ASPIRATIONS OF INDIVIDUAL PUPILS

    The recent financial injection into the education system has focused on the infrastructure of the school environment, including the development of many new school buildings. The design development in the current education system is considered as part of an integrated approach within the whole community.
  • JURORS QUIT AS STARS REJECTED

    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.
  • KAWNEER

    Kawneer casement windows, doors and curtain walling have been used to great effect at the award-winning £15 million Bishops Park College development in Essex. The concrete and steel-framed project picked up the RIBA Sprit of Ingenuity Architecture for Education Award 2005.
  • LONDON ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE

    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 www. londo
  • LOVAIR

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  • NEWS IN PICTURES

    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.
  • NEWS IN PICTURES

    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 projects
  • NEWS IN PICTURES

    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 Robson
  • OUT OF TUNE WITH OUR EXHIBITION BUILDINGS

    LETTERS
  • PENDOCK ALUMASC

    AJ PRODUCTS
  • PENDOCK ALUMASC

    AJ PRODUCTS
  • PHILATELICALLY MISTAKEN

    LETTERS
  • PROTOCOL MATTERS

    WEBWATCH / LEGAL
  • PUTTING THE ROYAL INTO RIBA

    LETTERS
  • REVIEW - BOOKS

    BOOKS
  • REVIEW - BOOKS

    BOOKS
  • RIBA CANDIDATE REFUTES ARTICLE ALLEGATIONS

    LETTERS
  • SAPA

    BOOKS
  • STERLING

    With the government actively promoting off-site construction and warmer house building, more and more builders are selecting Sterling OSB 3 - the original oriented-strand board from Norbord - for frame construction and wall sheathing.
  • THE COMMONWEALTH INSTITUTE IS STILL NOT VIABLE

    LETTERS
  • THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE LANDSCAPED SPACES IS EVIDENT TO ANYONE WATCHING STUDENTS USE THE BUILDING

    LETTERSFEILDEN CLEGG BRADLEY/ NORTHAMPTON ACADEMY
  • THE PC FINALLY GETS A MINI MAKEOVER

    WEBWATCH / LEGAL
  • WORKING DETAILS / NORTHAMPTON ACADEMY

    LETTERS
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