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Architects Journal
20 November 2003

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  • A Modern man

    Paul Rudolph: The Late Work By Roberto de Alba. Princeton Architectural Press, 2003. 224pp. £30
  • A retractable glazed roof on mews house

    working details
  • Added spice

  • Adjudication fears founded on the negligence of professionals

    legal matters
  • And the survey says. . .

    Ensuring the accuracy, usefulness and orientation of your building and site survey data is essential for a solid foundation
  • Back to school

    building study
  • Ben Addy

    London-based architect Ben Addy's fintopped house took first prize in the International Design Beyond East and West Competition 2003. The interior (pictured) is decked out with overlaid translucent fabric screens to form progressively thicker visual and acoustic barriers between rooms. A cantilevered exterior fin serves as a doublesided wind-cooled and solar-heated water reservoir, supplying heating and cooling to the living space and forming a canopy to the unit below.The competition, organi
  • Caroe sued over software slip-up

    An organisation representing the world's largest software firms has agreed a deal to settle out of court with Camden and Sussex-based Caroe & Partners.
  • Chris Wilkinson's new arts centre lands at Crystal Palace

    Chris Wilkinson has unveiled his plans for a 150m-long glass palace in the sky in south London, the first new building on the site of Joseph Paxton's visionary Crystal Palace since it burnt down in 1936.
  • competitions


    Hamilton Associates has won the architectural design category of the Copper in Architecture Awards, for a residential development at Brewery Square in London's Clerkenwell. The five-storey block is clad with pre-patinated rainscreen panels, which are based on a 600mm module and are full storey-height.Full-height windows punctuate the copper cladding.
  • Cornish Poundbury set to reopen the style debate

    Plans by the Prince of Wales for another Poundburystyle development in Cornwall could meet with opposition from planners determined to avoid 'Victorian pastiche'.
  • Developers flee the London Plan

    Many of the UK's biggest residential developers are deserting the capital, citing Ken Livingstone's London Plan as the cause, the AJ has learnt.
  • diary

  • Erosion threatens Ironbridge future

    Britain's first UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ironbridge in Shropshire, is in danger of falling into the River Severn due to accelerating land slippage in the surrounding gorge.
  • Foreign Office Architects is music to BBC's ears

    Foreign Office Architects (FOA) has won the commission for the BBC's new music centre at White City, west London.
  • Go with the flow

    An eye-catching, sinuous design by architect Sybarite aims to unite the levels of a new Marni store
  • Government's quick fix lacks necessary quality

  • 'Historic' prefabs face up to demolition order

    Some 330 historic prefabricated homes in Bristol are set to be demolished later this year, following a failed bid to have them listed.

    Michael Hopkins and Partners has won the top prize in the Concrete Society Awards for its work at Manchester Art Gallery.The architect has created a seamless whole by linking two existing buildings by Charles Barry with a structure that has an exposed precast concrete frame on an in-situ concrete box.
  • Island paradise to keep Brighton's sun shining

    Alan Phillips Architects has drawn up proposals for a man-made island off the coast at Brighton where the sun will always shine, whatever the weather.
  • Kennel club

  • Light work

    Piers Ford Architects has reworked the daylighting and circulation of a mews house to notable effect

    The last house designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh has opened to the public following a 10-year fight to restore it. The Art Deco structure,78 Derngate, is part of an early 19thcentury terrace in Northampton.
  • Minority report

    technical & practice
  • Mod cons

  • Name power

  • Niall McLaughlin makes mobile waves in Hull

    A new centre in Hull celebrating the city's built environment is set to open next year in an innovative, mobile building by Niall McLaughlin Architects.
  • No consultation chaos, just concerned critique

  • Off colour

  • Off the wall

  • Olympic team needs all the luck in the world


    Entries are invited for the Mail on Sunday National HomeBuilder Design Awards 2004. The jury will be looking for new housing that shows imagination, innovation and attention to detail.
  • Osbaldwick opposition are in the minority

  • Paper wait

  • people & practices

  • Prefab has us fooled - it is time to get organised

  • products

    GOODING ALUMINIUM AJ ENQUIRY NO: 201 Gooding Aluminium Performance Series 5000 alloy louvre panels have been used in the multimillion-pound refurbishment of a prestigious private property in London's Mayfair. GA's hi-tech bespoke fabrication service produced the panels, which were incorporated within the original brickwork to ventilate, screen and protect the various plant rooms and lift shafts.
  • Q&A:Roula Konzotis - The RIBA Foundation

    When and where were you born?
  • Rem Koolhaas/OMA

    Rem Koolhaas/OMA's new Dutch Embassy has opened on the bank of the Spree in central Berlin, coinciding with an exhibition of 10 years of OMA's projects at Mies'Neue Staatsgalerie.
  • RIBA scraps turbine plans after failing to find sponsors

    The RIBA has ditched plans to erect two temporary wind turbines on the roof of its Portland Place headquarters, designed to serve as an ecological exemplar.
  • ring the changes

  • Shanghai's culture clash is all commerce, no consideration

    Sixteen million people all intent on change without destruction of their culture.Shanghai is not a city that immediately appeals, although views across the river from the Bund at night transport one to an image of the future that has more to do with the Eagle comic than China - one of the earliest civilisations, whose influence on later cultures in the West was enormous. Is this an emerging dawn as that westward flow of influence, invention and power comes full circle back to the beginning?
  • Shaping the inevitable

  • Shed KM's 'Lego' plans slammed

    Birmingham planners have thrown cold water on plans by Shed KM for a radical overhaul of the famous Fort Dunlop warehouse.
  • Social climber


    David Draper, a Part 2 student at the University of Greenwich, designed this recording studio using sound as a driving force.Employing computation, shape grammars and multi-agent programming, he made on-site recordings of people, traffic and urban activities and then used recording-studio technologies to identify the different activities by frequency and bandwidth. This technical data was reconfigured with a multi-agent programme to form the basis of a shape grammar. The sound levels created
  • Tapas time

  • Technology has yet to overcome the transport obstacle course

    In the past 150 years the development of communications technology, from the telegraph and telephone to satellite and GPS, has been progressively annihilating distance. It is already old hat for business persons to teleconference around the world, meeting only in cyberspace, but although we know this, we seem unable to follow the same line of technological evolution to its rational conclusion - that the tremendous success of the mobile telephone marks the beginning, not so much of mobility bu
  • Theory attracts the brightest minds to architectural practice

  • Time to be tort a lesson

    Insurance, contracts and tort. Not the name of a firm of solicitors but some of the harsh realities of the law that architects should be educated to understand.
  • vital statistics

    Companies in the FTSE 100 spent £818.15 million on charitable causes in the community during 2002 - almost a third higher than in the previous year. That represents 0.8 per cent of the companies'combined pre-tax profits.
  • Watch out! Big brother's snooping about

  • who said what

    'There may be great male architects who have managed to successfully organise conventional private lives. In my observation, talented people are drawn to this highly social art because they are truly comfortable only with inanimate objects and abstract ideas'
  • Why Paternoster Square was a '60s disaster


    The designs of the finalists competing to create a World Trade Center memorial in New York were presented to the public yesterday. See www. ajplus. co. uk for the full story.
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