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Architects Journal
28 April 2005

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  • A housing scheme with external service risers

    working details
  • A taster of RIBA's research department

    Letters
  • AA names final shortlist for chair

    The Architectural Association (AA) has announced the final shortlist for its new chair, in the week that fears have been voiced over the 'unsafe'selection process.
  • AFTER DARK

    Edgar Martins turns the city into the set for a film noir in his photographs at Photofusion, 17a Electric Lane, London SW9, from tomorrow until 28 May. They’re also included in a book, The Diminishing Present, to be published in June. Details 020 7738 5774 (www. photofusion. org)
  • AJ 100 ANNIVERSARY DINNER

    This year the AJ will mark the 10th anniversary of the AJ100 with a special celebratory dinner and award ceremony at London's Savoy Hotel on 11 May. For more information and table reservations, telephone Raine Davies on 0207 505 8314 or email raine. davies@emap. com
  • Apology

    Letters
  • ARCHITECT'S ACCOUNT

    The brief was to engage with the client group and local residents and to prepare a masterplan that would address the key community and urban design issues, namely identity, security, clarity of ownership of public space, appropriate scale and relationship to surroundings.
  • ASH & LACY AJ ENQUIRY NO: 204

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  • Ash Sakula scheme too 'avant-garde' for Luton

    Ash Sakula has had to resubmit unusual plans for a scheme adjacent to the only Grade I-listed building in Luton after the council mauled its designs for a 250m textile wall surrounding the scheme.
  • Barnsley is fighting fit, not in tatters

    Letters
  • BID TO SPEED UP TOWER

    The archaically titled Grand Court of Watmore, a lesser known branch of the Corporation of London's organisation, has launched a bid to speed up the building of Grimshaw's Minerva Tower. It has called on the corporation's planning committee to demand that the developer start on site, or, at the least, pay up for the Section 106 agreement.
  • Boos for Beeb man

    astragal
  • CANADA LOOKS TO BRITS

    Both Zaha Hadid and Alsop and Partners have been shortlisted in the competition to design the new Edmonton Art Gallery in Canada.
  • CARRON PHOENIX AJ ENQUIRY NO: 208

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  • Christopher Wilmarth: Light and Gravity

    By Steven Henry Madoff. Princeton University Press, 2004.184pp. £27.50
  • Commie culture

    astragal
  • Controlling minds

    The case of an architect charged with manslaughter makes important points about corporate and individual responsibility
  • CORUS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 202

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  • Dazzling and disturbing

    review - The Terragni Atlas: Built Architecture By Attilio Terragni, Daniel Libeskind and Paolo Rosselli. Skira, 2004. 276pp. £48
  • diary

    London Can Buildings Curate? 29 April-27 May.
  • 'Don't trust Tories' says Howarth

    The outgoing chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Architecture has issued a clarion call for the architectural community to vote Labour.
  • ENVIRONMENT

    From the outset, the project team was committed to developing an environmentally sustainable scheme to provide good-quality affordable accommodation, both now and well into the future. Consequently, the buildings are well insulated and have been designed to take advantage of passive solar gain and natural light, thereby reducing the demand for mechanical heating and electric lighting respectively. Average CO 2 emissions per dwelling are estimated to have a weighted average of 22kg/m 2/year.
  • Flagship offices admit exposure as concrete cancer fears spread

    Buildings in Bristol by Fitzroy Robinson and Stride Treglown have been revealed as the tip of the iceberg, as the scourge of concrete cancer creeps across south-west England.
  • Four compete for new Mary Rose museum

    The Mary Rose Trust has secretly shortlisted four frontrunners in the competition to design its new museum in Portsmouth.
  • Gallery heist

    astragal
  • Gary Chang Suitcase House

    technical & practice
  • GO-AHEAD FOR GALLERY

    Westminster council's planning committee granted planning permission for the Serpentine Gallery's 2005 pavilion last Wednesday (20 April). The scheme, which is being developed by lvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura with Cecil Balmond, will sit in front of the gallery in London's Hyde Park.
  • God almighty!

    astragal
  • Great place to get lost

    The Dictionary of Urbanism By Robert Cowan. Streetwise Press, 2005. 500pp. £29.95
  • HADDONSTONE AJ ENQUIRY NO: 203

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  • Hayes is right to take public's point of view

    Letters
  • HOK scores with new Irish stadium

    HOK Sports has been handed the job of designing the new Lansdowne Road Stadium in Dublin - one of the world's most famous stadiums.
  • in practice

    'While other members of the iDEA team are at meetings in London and Edinburgh, working for blue-chip clients Prudential and Castlemore respectively, we are on the ground floor of our three-storey converted 16th-century mill in deepest Shropshire. Working at the team table, in line with the company philosophy of ratio working, Nick and Deena are finalising proposals for the Limes project, an education and residential development for children with autism. It is approaching lunchtime and, not ha
  • KEIM MINERAL PAINTS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 206

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  • Landmark last post condemned

    The decision to raze to the ground another building by one of Birmingham's most prominent post-war architects has been greeted with condemnation.
  • Legionnaires' trial sparks PI fear

    The profession will face a huge hike in PI insurance premiums if the retrial of a Barrow-based architect accused of manslaughter over a series of deaths from legionnaires' disease records a guilty verdict.
  • MICHIGAN DEBATES ON URBANISM VOLUMES I, II AND III

    technical & practice
  • More control, less development

    Three new consultation papers aim to tighten the rules on planning applications, but is the increase in content justified?
  • Moxon Architects

    Ben Addy of London-based practice Moxon Architects has taken joint first place in a competition organised by Benetton and the Fabrica research centre in Italy. The Fabrica campus - Benetton's research and development centre designed by Tadao Ando - contains a Lebanese cedar that recently died. The tree was considered intrinsic to Ando's designs and a competition was launched to give it new purpose. Addy's scheme sought to provide structural support to the tree, to hold it upright even as its
  • MUMFORD & WOOD AJ ENQUIRY NO: 207

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  • No confusion over KIAD students' qualifications

    Letters
  • No small turnout

    astragal
  • Paintings show the warmer side of Terragni's sinister brilliance

    editorial
  • POLICE MEMORIAL UNVEILED

    The Queen has unveiled a new National Police Memorial on The Mall in London, designed by Foster and Partners. The memorial takes the form of a black granite-clad tablet, with a glass chamber set into its face containing a book listing every British police officer killed in the course of duty.
  • Projects sought for best building in Scotland award

    The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has issued a call for entries for its annual architecture award, now known as the RIAS Andrew Doolan Award for Architecture, Best Building in Scotland.
  • Proper reward for work is elementary, my dear friends

    A couple of weeks ago, I referred to Philip Johnson's observations on the architect's need first and foremost to secure work (AJ, 14.4.05).
  • Regal regalement

    astragal
  • REYNAERS ALUMINIUM AJ ENQUIRY NO: 201

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  • Rogers ribbed at Pompidou crit

    An Archigram luminary took a swipe at Richard Rogers last week at a formal crit of the international architect's famous Pompidou Centre in Paris.
  • Secrecy surrounds falling window at Swiss Re

    An explanation is still not forthcoming as to why a window at the top of Norman Foster's Swiss Re building fell out, almost two weeks after the glass panel plummeted 120m to the floor.
  • Sheppard Robson

    Sheppard Robson has been given the green light for this office development in front of Victoria Station in London. Westminster council rubber-stamped the nine-storey scheme, which will replace two existing buildings. At the north end of the building, the upper floors are set back to produce a floating canopy - a feature that has already been dubbed 'the bonnet'. Below ground, the existing basement will be given over to Transport for London as part of proposals for a new entrance to Victoria u
  • SIMPSON STRONG-TIE AJ ENQUIRY NO: 205

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  • Siza unveils Serpentine sketches

    These are the first sketches of this year's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, which is being designed by Pritzker Prize-winner lvaro Siza and his longtime collaborator Eduardo Souto de Moura.
  • spot the building

    astragal
  • Surely, three sides are better than four?

    Letters
  • The age of anxiety

    technical & practice - Britain's continued (and inevitable? ) ambivalence towards urbanism receives a thorough examination
  • The Public

    These new images show Will Alsop's £40 million art space The Public, in West Bromwich, which is due to open early next year. Clad in aluminium and studded with jelly-bean shaped windows, the arts centre will provide the focus for a £450 million regeneration of the town. The project will focus on creative business support, community investment and creative learning. It is funded by a partnership between the Government Office for the West Midlands through the European Regional Develop
  • The thin end of the wedge - and about time too

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  • TURNING JAPANESE

    Foreign Office Architects' (FOA) Spanish Pavilion at Aichi 2005, this year's International Expo in Japan, is by far the most festive and expressive contribution to the show.
  • UNITED ESTATE

    The completion of the first phase of ECD Architects' social housing in south London is a good occasion to assess its aim of creating 'an exemplar of sustainable urban regeneration'
  • What's going on behind Portland Place's doors?

    Letters
  • When do liquidated damages add up to an unenforceable penalty?

    legal matters
  • Yes, our image was vague - deliberately so

    Letters
  • Zaha's Hoxton debut revealed

    The AJ can exclusively reveal the first images of Zaha Hadid's Hoxton Square development - a scheme that could mark the Pritzker Prize winner's long-awaited British debut.
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