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Architects Journal
22 June 2006

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  • ACCORDIA ARCHITECTS CAST ASIDE

    The designs for Cambridge's flagship Accordia housing project are being value-engineered and the architects sidelined.
  • ASTRAGAL

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  • BOOK

    Lexicon of Garden and Landscape Architecture By Meto J Vroom. Birkhäuser, 2006. 352pp. £28 Reviewing Robert Cowan's
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  • CRITIC'S CHOICE

    In the grounds of William Cecil's Elizabethan showpiece, Burghley House, on the Lincolnshire-Northamptonshire border near Stamford, is a 5ha sculpture garden. The latest exhibition there, continuing until 29 October, is called Heavenly Bodies, and with a few exceptions - one being Nick Horrigan's ramshackle timber ziggurat, lit inside by bre optics - the contents are pretty dire.
  • EXHIBITION

    Marcel Breuer: Design and Architecture At the Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, until 27 August We all know Marcel Breuer, the Bauhaus young master who invented tubular-steel furniture, but we are less familiar with his subsequent architectural career in the USA - apart perhaps from remembering that he eventually suffered the scorn of the Post-Modernists, with Michael Graves even trying to rework his Whitney Museum in New York.
  • FOSTER'S PERIOD PIECE HAS BEEN BROUGHT INTO THE 21ST CENTURY

    How often does an architect get the chance to revisit and update a project not just once, but twice? This is the second opportunity for Foster and Partners to reconsider its Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts (SCVA), with £10 million of improvements marking the 90th birthday of Lady Sainsbury who, with the late Robert Sainsbury, was the building's original benefactor when it opened in 1978 to house their bequest of modern and world art to the University of East Anglia (UEA). Completed
  • GOOD CLIENTS GET THE BEST FROM THEIR BUILDINGS AFTER THE AWARDS

    As Alvar Aalto so astutely said, it isn't what a building looks like on its opening that matters, but the way it looks after 30 years. Viewed in this light, the RIBA Awards are an imperfect measure of quality, a transitory judgement which can only be validated with the passage of time.
  • INSTALLATION

    James Turrell: Skyspace At the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bretton Hall, near Wakefield
  • LETTERS

    Letters
  • LINUX IS 'CHEEP' BUT NOT CHEERFUL

    Time for the annual installation of Linux. As last year it's Mandriva, formerly Mandrake. Unlike Windows and OSX, there are dozens of Linuxes - distributions they are called - which come in all sizes and with different graphic user interfaces, although Gnome and KDE are the two most popular - actually one too many.
  • LOFTY AMBITIONS

    The RICS has recently proposed changes to the UK's stamp duty land tax, writes Kim Franklin. Jeremy Leaf, the chairman of its residential faculty, describes the structure of stamp duty as 'antique'.
  • NEWS IN PICTURES

    SECOND TIME LUCKY FOR GM+AD Gordon Murray + Alan Dunlop Architects (GM+AD) has been given the go-ahead - at the second attempt - for this artists' retreat in the grounds of Dunderave Castle, near Loch Fyne in Scotland. The practice's original competition-winning concept (pictured left), which was submitted for planning in late 2004, was rejected by Argyll and Bute Council planners, who felt the proposals were too modern. However, the architect came back with a reworked scheme for the headland
  • NEWS IN PICTURES

    ZAHA GETS IN A SPIN WITH DANCING DUBAI TOWERS
  • NO PLACE LIKE HOME

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  • PETER PHILLIPS' MINORITY VIEW

    Think back to the French presidential election of 2002.
  • PRESIDENTIAL? PARDON?

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  • PRODUCTS

    The Deri View Primary School in Abergavenny has a striking curved Ashzip standing-seam roofing system that provides the thermal performance and airtightness essential in this exposed location. Part of it was roll-formed on site. Ash & Lacy also designed and engineered a bespoke framing solution.
  • RIBA AWARDS / EAST

    Chair of jury: Will Alsop Regional representative: Peter Goodwin Lay assessor: Bryan Appleyard
  • RIBA AWARDS / EAST MIDLANDS

    Chair of jury: Jonathan Ellis-Miller Regional representative: Kanti Chhapi Lay assessor: Kester Rattenbury
  • RIBA AWARDS / EU

    Judges: Cany Ash Emily Campbell Tony Chapman Richard Griffiths Rachel Haugh Glenn Howells Edward Jones Niall McLaughlin Paul Monaghan Sheila O'Donnell
  • RIBA AWARDS / INTERNATIONAL

    Judges: Cany Ash Emily Campbell Tony Chapman Paul Finch Richard Griffiths Rachel Haugh Glenn Howells Edward Jones Niall McLaughlin Paul Monaghan Sheila O'Donnell Alan Stanton Jeremy Till
  • RIBA AWARDS / LONDON

    London East Chair of jury: Alan Johnson/Andrew Hanson Regional representative: Annalie Riches Lay assessor: Marcus Fairs London North Chair of jury: John Miller Regional representative: Phyllida Mills Lay assessor: John Smith London South Chair of jury: Graham Morrison Regional representative: Henning Stummel Lay assessor: Colin Henderson London West Chair of Jury: John Assael Regional representative: Terry Pawson Lay assessor: David Rosen
  • RIBA AWARDS / NORTH WEST

    Chair of jury: Paul Hyett Regional representative: David McCall Lay assessor: Simon Calder
  • RIBA AWARDS / NORTHERN IRELAND

    Chair of jury: Gordon Murray Regional representative: Alan Jones Lay assessor: Hank Dittmar
  • RIBA AWARDS / SCOTLAND

    Chair of jury: Robert Adam Regional representative: Riccardo Marini Lay assessor: Dennis Gilbert
  • RIBA AWARDS / SOUTH

    Chair of jury: David Adjaye Regional representative: Andrew Salter Lay assessor: Edwin Heathcote
  • RIBA AWARDS / SOUTH EAST

    Chair of jury: David Marks Regional representative: Sean Albuquerque Lay assessor: Robert Smith
  • RIBA AWARDS / SOUTH WEST

    Chair of jury: Robin Nicholson Regional representative: Michael Wigginton Lay assessor: Jane Mann
  • RIBA AWARDS / WALES

    Chair of jury: Dominic Williams Regional representative: Jonathan Adams Lay assessor: Steven Rose
  • RIBA AWARDS / WESSEX

    Chair of jury: Robin Nicholson Regional representative: Jonathan Platt Lay assessor: Jane Mann
  • RIBA AWARDS / WEST MIDLANDS RIBA AWARDS / WEST MIDLANDS

    Chair of jury: Keith Williams Regional representatives: Chris Cronin and Alan McBeth Lay assessor: Mike Hayes
  • RIBA AWARDS / YORKSHIRE

    Chair of jury: Tony Kettle Regional representative: Carl Meddings Lay assessor: Jane Wernick ARC Niall McLaughlin Architects Client: ARC A challenging brief has led to a highly innovative moveable structure, flexible enough to provide for a variety of cultural uses. The identity of the architecture is complemented by a series of renewable-energy services which forms a technological artwork, symbolising the importance of sustainable design while at the same time reducing the running costs of t
  • TROUBLED WATERS

    ASTRAGAL
  • 'WE NEED TO GET HOUSING RIGHT'

    David Lammy, Minister for Culture (with responsibility for architecture) was at the RIBA last Friday to launch 'Laying the Foundations', a document encouraging teachers to 'use the built environment as a teaching tool'. After Lammy had finished his rambling speech, Ed Dorrell took the opportunity to catch up with the 33-year-old MP for Tottenham.
  • WORTH EVERY PENNY

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