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Architects Journal
23 October 2003

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  • A small site, but a big idea

    As government and the housebuilding sector contemplate strategies for massive house-building in the Thames Gateway, a proposal for a small site in Camden offers an alternative idea for key worker housing in London.Why isn't it being greeted with open arms? Paul Finch reports
  • Ace service

  • Architect vows to clear name after winning ARB appeal

    The victor of an appeal against the ARB's professional conduct committee has pledged to fight on to fully clear his name.
  • Bartlett validation: an apology

    The AJ would like to apologise for publishing a misleading article about the report made by the ARB/RIBA joint visiting board after a visit to the Bartlett in February. The AJ understands that the board's concern was not over the content or teaching of the diploma course, but over aspects of monitoring.The Bartlett has responded to these concerns and is confident that it can demonstrate how its internal arrangements address any qualms the board may have had over the more practical aspects of
  • Brighton skating on thin ice after controversial Black Rock decision

    Brighton Council has come under fire this week after announcing that S&P Architects' plans for an ice rink development have won the competition for its controversial Black Rock site.
  • Building on planning skills on the road to recovery

  • Center forward

  • competitions

  • Concrete curing

    A practising nurse argues that the environment is not of equal importance to clinical care in helping patients recover
  • Controlled environment

  • Designing for the disabled and willing made easy

  • Determination without tears is not guaranteed by default

    legal matters
  • diary

  • dRMM stands alone with Centaur Street success

  • Featherstone Associates

    Featherstone Associates has won planning permission for a private house in Voss Street, Bethnal Green. The two-storey house, with a basement level on an awkward, overlooked site, also contains flexible workspace at street level. The practice has developed the courtyard modular design to create an inward-looking building, ensuring privacy, security and views of green outside space from all rooms.
  • Film noir-ish

  • Green light for new country house

    A Suffolk planning committee last week defied the advice of its own officers to unreservedly approve a new country house by Paul + O Architects.

    The East of England Development Agency has launched an international ideas competition to find a 'visionary plan for a landmark or a series of landmarks'. The backers aim to create an 'icon that will foster a sense of identity for the region as a whole'. The competition as yet has neither a site or funding.For more information call the RIBA competitions office on 0113 234 1335.
  • Japan brings back the salarymen to revive the spirit of a generation

    Every day, in every way, Japan is becoming more and more fascinating. The second biggest economy in the world may still seem to be stuck on the rocks of deflation, but even the European newspaper articles that try to convince us that we are not heading in the same direction simply make us more and more certain that we are. What with the Nikkei index of Japanese stocks at a 20-year low, trading at less than a quarter of the volume that the bubble reached as long ago as 1990, the Japanese econo

    The chairman of Arup Europe, Cecil Balmond, has won this year's Jencks Award, presented for contribution to both the practice and theory of architecture.
  • John Pardey: John Pardey Architects

    Q & A
  • Just what the doctor ordered

    What issues need to be taken into account to design a humane hospital environment? And how difficult can it be?

    Aukett's long-serving deputy chairman Andrew Lett is to set up in practice on his own.
  • Little house on the contrary

  • Live long and prosper

    technical & practice
  • London maps out proposals for Olympic gold

    A giant park and a new 'water city' will be key elements in London's bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games.
  • Material world

    Materials, Form and Architecture By Richard Weston. Laurence King, 2003. 240pp. £35

    Conservative MP Andrew George has tabled an amendment to the Planning Bill that the RIBA and the Town and Country Planning Association believe would end the practice of 'trophy architecture'.Both the TCPA and the RIBA are pushing for the amendment, which aims to stop 'eminent designers or architects' being supplanted by inferior firms once planning permission for a scheme has been granted. They hope the amendment - which will be debated later this week by a Commons select committee - would fo

    London-based MUMA has won a competition to design a two-phase scheme for the Newlyn Art Gallery in Cornwall.The practice - also known as McInnes Usher McKnight Architects - saw off John Miller + Partners, de Metz Architects, Woolf Architects and Caruso St John in the final round of the competition.The project will involve the refurbishment of the gallery's existing building and the conversion of the ground floor of Penzance's Exchange Building.
  • Norman next

  • people & practices

  • Prescott demands more 'wow'and less 'Noddy'

    Deputy prime minister John Prescott has delivered a clarion call for good design in construction projects of the future, demanding 'more of the wow factor'.
  • products

    SEGMENT SYSTEMS AJ ENQUIRY NO:201 Segment's curved screens and furniture are totally modular and can be used for a variety of applications, including meeting, conference and training rooms;
  • RIBA Council shocked by sexist comments

    RIBA councillor Peter Phillips was condemned last week following a speech in which he called for an end to the campaign to stop sexism in architecture.
  • RIBA faces up to financial crisis

    The RIBA has responded to a major financial crisis by proposing cuts to the services it offers members.
  • ring the changes

  • Ryder set for PFI healthcare first

    The world's ninth biggest practice, Ryder HKS, is set to challenge the status quo in healthcare PFI projects by becoming the first architecture firm to financially lead a consortium, the AJ has learnt.
  • Salford plot tops CABE's nationwide poll for worst wasted space

    A small plot of land in Salford has topped the list in CABE's competition to find the worst wasted space in Britain.
  • Sensational Selfridges lacks city's sensitivity

  • Suave Swiss

  • Suits you, not!

  • The appliance of science

    building study
  • The best of British: the cream of the crop at BCIA 2003

    Building (£3m-£50m) Winner
  • Time is the ultimate architect of change and understanding

    A calm sea prevents all perception of distance.Points of reference are denied and our humble guess is worthless.A calm sea holds all the space that can be imagined until a sea mist returns us to a measured view.
  • Torch dance

  • Tower inquiry holds key to cluster of tall buildings

    Broadway Malyan is gearing up for a public inquiry into its Vauxhall Tower scheme that, if successful, could pave the way for a cluster of skyscrapers being drawn up for the south London site.
  • 'Ugly'power station loathed by locals

  • vital statistics

    Birmingham's new shopping centre, the Bullring by Benoy, and its more famous offshoot, the Selfridges store by Future Systems, have together created more than 5,000 jobs for the city.Of those, some 1,365 were filled by the long-term unemployed, while nearly 1,000 of these new employees also came from the most deprived areas.
  • Wales 10th

  • who said what

    'I prefer straight-talking architecture that's rough and heavy, not light and airy: Heathcliff, not Gareth Gates.A little dangerous.Call it architectural S&M'
  • Wilkinson Eyre Architects

    Wilkinson Eyre Architects has completed the first phase of its £33 million Museum of London redevelopment.The project reworks the existing 1970s Powell & Moya building by creating a series of 'dramatic new spaces'and improving circulation.
  • working details: An aluminium roof with projecting gutter

    Each three-storey teaching block is X-shaped in plan, with a render finish to the gable walls and to the walls that face adjacent buildings.The pitched roof is covered with standing-seam aluminium sheet; it oversails the gable walls, 'wraps down' to act as cladding to the walls that face each other, and extends over the rendered walls in the form of an aluminium gutter set above a strip of attic glazing.
  • Write on

  • Your Bartlett story got it all wrong

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