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Architects Journal
27 May 2004

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  • A £3 billion migraine

    CAD TEST
  • A prefabricated timber frame with shingle cladding

    TIMBER IN ARCHITECTURE - Working Details
  • A ROYAL LEGACY

    SAINSBURY WING Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown's 1991 Post-Modern extension to the National Gallery replaced ABK's scheme - which began life as a NeoClassical drum.But the key (beneficial) change was to make the building entirely gallery-related, rather than half offices.
  • AHMM towers to grace Liverpool

    Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) is about to start on site in Liverpool with these £54 million plans that are set to transform the city's famous waterfront.
  • An £80 aspirin

    CAD TEST
  • An insult to infrastructure and the onset of architectural correctness

    I sometimes think that infrastructure must have been a 19th century idea, because at the turn of the 21st century it clearly isn't working. Long-term, long-life construction projects under the control of cash-strapped governments whose policies change every week are a disaster - the present transport crisis is a good example. What we really need today is not more cycle paths (hurry over to China if you want to see a vanishing nightmare on two wheels) but urban motorways.Can we get them? Certa
  • Arc lamp

    Stand-in conference chair Paul Morrell reinforced comments raised about the 50 to 60 per cent of the working population who occupy offices. An improvement in office efficiency would therefore have a dramatic effect on the national economy. Morrell suggested that the government should give the BCO 'shitloads of money' to help this happen or, put another way, 'prudent funding links to measurable outcomes'. Terry Farrell talked about his interest in place and his masterplanning work to transform
  • ASH & LACY BUILDING SYSTEMS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 204

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  • BDP blasted over Edinburgh plans

    Heritage watchdogs have slammed a controversial proposal by BDP to replace Edinburgh's historic Waverley Station with a retail and underground station complex 'like Birmingham New Street'.
  • Boxing clever

    TIMBER IN ARCHITECTURE
  • Charter Consultant Architects

    CAD TEST
  • City overture

    Office design and development got the full glare of media scrutiny this week with the opening of the 'New City Architecture' exhibition at Broadgate (curated by Peter Murray), and the British Council for Offices (BCO) conference in Manchester attended by more than 600 paying delegates. The overture was held at the Mansion House, where the city's Lord Mayor, Robert Finch, hosted a dinner for the property industry. Gary Hart, the former property solicitor recently ennobled and now part of the g
  • Code of Practice faces 'pedantic' OFT pressure

    The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is again dictating the RIBA's Code of Practice by insisting members only use the plural 'architects' in their name if their practices employ more than one RIBA member, writes Clive Walker.
  • Corrosion under control

    Avoiding corrosion between metal interfaces requires careful detailing and turning opposing forces to your advantage
  • CORUS BUILDING SYSTEMS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 207

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  • diary

    London Buildings For All To Use Wednesday 2 June, 15.00.A CIRIA seminar at the Building Centre,26 Store St, WC1.Details 020 7549 3300.
  • Different class

    TIMBER IN ARCHITECTURE
  • Double trouble

    Rather than streamlining the planning process, the ACA points out that policy statements create unnecessary overlap
  • Essex and the city

    TIMBER IN ARCHITECTURE
  • European champion

    people
  • Experience will lead us to be certified green

    letters
  • Farrell's bedfellows leave a lot to be desired

    letters
  • Fighting fit Pringle has the wit to be president

    letters
  • Follow the LEDA

    TIMBER IN ARCHITECTURE
  • Fostering invention at a Swiss ski resort

    TIMBER IN ARCHITECTURE
  • French accent on timber

    TIMBER IN ARCHITECTURE
  • HANSENGROUP AJ ENQUIRY NO: 202

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  • Hayward fears spark listing calls

    The Twentieth Century Society has reacted to growing concerns over the future of the South Bank Centre's Hayward Gallery by demanding that the Brutalist building be listed.
  • HOK

    CAD TEST
  • KINGSPAN AJ ENQUIRY NO: 206

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  • METAL TECHNOLOGY AJ ENQUIRY NO: 203

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  • Mews house with glazed walls

    working details
  • Mike Nelson: Triple Bluff Canyon

    At Modern Art Oxford, Pembroke Street, Oxford, until 4 July
  • Network Rail's high-speed Waverley could cost Edinburgh's tourism dear

    editorial
  • New suburbanism living proof of Ireland's contradictions

    A recent trip to rural western Ireland confirmed an alternative model for mass housing provision.The declining, outdated model is the farmhouse vernacular: hugging contours, missing sun, avoiding wind, sitting easily aside the stone walls of the manufactured landscape. The smart local money is now spent on the new model that deals with current need. There is no recognisable Green Belt, nor affordable homes. Pattern book, 'oneoff ', often self-build, homes have extended ribbon development thro
  • New York firm's perfect pitch to tackle HIV/AIDS in Africa

    Architecture for Humanity, the New York-based charity, is looking for architects with football expertise to help tackle HIV/AIDS in South Africa by designing the 'perfect football pitch'.
  • No wonder the party people are so popular

    webwatch
  • Nouvelle vague

    A tour de force presentation from architect/artist/ academic Lars Spuybroek, of Dutch firm NOX, exercised delegate brain cells, especially given the importance of 'vagueness', a little noted branch of philosophy which has importance in the world of digital design. 'The thing about vagueness is its precision', he noted. He also provided fascinating information on the way in which computer design had helped Gaudý with the Sagrada Familia, and the role of wool in the world of road planning.
  • Office politics

    Tom Bloxham is one of the property industry's more charismatic figures. His casual appearance, chummy delivery and ability to encapsulate complex urban issues into pithy sound-bites made him an unmissable attraction at this year's BCO event.
  • OPEN DOOR

    Peter Aldington's much-admired house and garden will be open to the public again on Sunday 27 June from 14.00-17.30.At Turn End, Townside, Haddenham, Bucks.Details 01844 291383.But the garden (not the house) will also be open the day before, Saturday 26 June, as part of a new scheme sponsored by English Heritage - Modern Gardens Open Day.Over 250 gardens throughout Britain can be visited; their designers include Charles Jencks, Kim Wilkie and Pascal Cribier (www. moderngardens. org. uk)
  • people & practices

    recruitment
  • People power

    London's South Bank was the starting point for a presentation on social engagement by Jackie Sadek, recently appointed by the ODPM as chief executive of Kent Thameside. 'I owe my whole career to this, where Stuart Lipton and Richard Rogers got a bloody nose at Coin Street because they thought they could ride roughshod over the local community.' Lipton then hired her to run Stanhope's community liaison programme for developments such as Broadgate, King's Cross and Chiswick Park. 'Good communit
  • Planners must face up to initial problems

    letters
  • Pools winner

    building study
  • Princely fallout

    It is 20 years since Prince Charles lambasted contemporary architecture with his notorious 'monstrous carbuncle' speech, and the repercussions are still being felt today.
  • Productive design

    Is there a relationship between the design of, and productivity in, offices? Frank Duffy, Matthew Bell (of CABE) and Nigel Oseland of Swanke's were not quite able to put their finger on what it really is that makes an office more productive. Bell cited research by CABE showing how educational achievement is higher in well designed schools, and that people get better faster in hospitals that don't look like prisons. Why shouldn't better designed offices produce more successful businesses? Osel
  • Q & A - Richard Buckley Buckley Gray

    When and where were you born?
  • Ruth Slavid - Special projects editor, The Architects' Journal

    TIMBER IN ARCHITECTURE
  • Salisbury intervention puts PCC growth under increased scrutiny

    Proposals to extend the ARB's Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) will come under scrutiny at a special statutory committee hearing in the House of Commons later this year.
  • School for sustainability

    TIMBER IN ARCHITECTURE
  • SIKA AJ ENQUIRY NO: 201

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  • Size prize

    Manchester's successful regeneration was put into stark international perspective by Professor Michael Parkinson, the author of a report for the ODPM on 'Core Cities', which compares the success of eight English provincial cities. His findings hardly bore out the optimistic vision presented by Manchester's buzzing streets and gleaming conference centres. On almost every chart the core cities scored way behind Helsinki, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart. In relation to wealth, dependent populati
  • Spanning Europe

    TIMBER IN ARCHITECTURE
  • STONE AGE AJ ENQUIRY NO: 205

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  • Students asked to show their wares

    Budding architects are being invited to take part in a new competition to give the muchmaligned retail warehouse unit a complete facelift.
  • SWS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 208

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  • Tall storeys come true

    TIMBER IN ARCHITECTURE
  • The nature of things

    J°rn Utzon: The Architect's Universe At the Louisiana Museum, Humlebµk, Denmark, until 29 August.
  • the ones that got away

    Astragal's 'The Ones That Got Away' competition features schemes that, for better or worse, stayed on the drawing board. Can you identify this project and its architect?
  • TIGHT FIT

    building studyOn an extremely tight, part-buried site, Buckley Gray's houses are private worlds of dramatic light and enclosed outdoor spaces
  • Traffic noise case lives on as a sounding board for fair balance

    legal matters
  • Users' views Levitt Bernstein

    CAD TEST
  • Views on education

    TIMBER IN ARCHITECTURE
  • What's in a name? For St Pancras, everything

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