Issue : 26 January 2006
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Every so often, the AJ resolves to stop writing about the ARB on the grounds that it's boring for them, it's boring for us and it's probably boring for you too. This, in itself, is not quite as damning as it sounds. Some things, after all, are meant to be boring. The anomaly is that the ARB obstinately refuses to be quite as boring as it should be.
Neil Parkyn, who reviews Naomi Pollock's Modern Japanese House book on page 43, is an architect, town planner and writer based in London
THURSDAY 19 JANUARYSubscription
Four-strong shortlist for Kent bridge competition announced - World Monuments Fund slams architectural cost of Moscow growth - John McAslan draws up proposals to save historic bathing chalets - RMJM given go-ahead for new engineering school at Galway University (pictured below)
FRIDAY 20 JANUARYSubscription
Delays hit Fobert's Tate St Ives extension - Last-ditch bid to save Brutalist East Berlin parliament fails - Historic Greenwich Market Hall could face bulldozers - The Thames Gateway is failing, damning new report warns
MONDAY 23 JANUARYSubscription
Foster's Stirling-shortlisted school at Bexley damned by inspectors - Marks Barfield bridge put on hold by English Partnerships - Enfield Council kicks out BDP university scheme - London Mayor is failing on energy targets, claims Green Party
TUESDAY 24 JANUARYSubscription
Allan Greenberg scoops Classical architecture's answer to the Pritzker Prize - Architects sought to design replacement for doomed Crystal Palace Sports Centre - Stars of British architecture line up behind ARB Reform Group - New Eldridge Smerin home starts on site in north London (pictured below)
WEDNESDAY 25 JANUARYSubscription
Decision made to determine future of contentious Chiswick House redevelopment - Hong Kong turns up nose at Foster's West Kowloon cultural hub project - Architects 'shocked' by velodrome bombshell in Olympic Park (pictured above) - Foster sees off Rogers, Reid and Grimshaw to win Heathrow East scheme
ZAHA LOSES COST CONTROL OVER AFSubscription
The backers of the new Architecture Foundation building in south London have defended a sudden - and hugely contentious - move to bring Allies and Morrison in to oversee the completion of Zaha Hadid's scheme.
'THREE SISTERS' WIN IN WATERLOOSubscription
Allies and Morrison has beaten a stellar shortlist to design a trio of towers to replace Elizabeth House in Waterloo, south London. The practice was told of its victory in the invited competition - ahead of Make, Foreign Of'ce Architects and KPF - earlier this week. The decision was delayed in order for developer P&O Estates to hold a public exhibition of the designs in Elizabeth House last weekend, which was attended by the public and local councillors. Allies and Morrison's scheme ...
ADJAYE UNVEILS RIVINGTON PLANSubscription
This is the first image of David Adjaye's new Rivington Place development in Shoreditch, east London. The 1,400m2 building will become the new home of inIVA, the Institute of International Visual Arts, and photographic arts agency Autograph ABP. Models of the scheme are on show at the Whitechapel Art Gallery as part of Adjaye's Making Public Buildings exhibition, which opened on 24 January and runs until 26 March 2006.