Issue : 31 July 2003
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New planning minister Keith Hill has given supporters of the PPG 7 country house clause a reason to battle on by admitting that there is still a chance the clause could be retained.
NT slated over Cliveden 'village'Subscription
The National Trust has been condemned for 'selling off the family silver' after proposing nearly 200 homes on the doorstep of one of the world's most famous stately homes.
David Chipperfield ArchitectsSubscription
David Chipperfield Architects has won an international competition for this £56 million extension for a museum of polar art in Alaska.This 10,000m2 extension will more than double the size of the Anchorage Museum of History & Art. It will integrate an Arctic studies collection with a children's science centre.Chipperfield beat a shortlist of five other firms at the competitive interview including Snøhetta, Saucier + Perotte, Vincent James, Michael Maltzan and Steven Holl.Some ...
Whitbybird wins tilt at new London bridge designSubscription
A bridge with a 25m-high tilting mast will be built opposite the Millennium Dome after its designer, the engineer Whitbybird, won a competition this week.The span over the River Lea will have an aluminium deck, sculptural staircases and LED lights.The judges, who included Richard Rogers, Piers Gough, Alex Lifschutz and Paul Finch, chose the design for its 'aesthetic and technical prowess'.The shortlist included Filippo Broggini with Air Light Research; Future Systems with Strasky, Husty ...
PAIR SIGN FOR ARSENAL PLANSubscription
The London Development Agency and the Berkeley Group have agreed a deal to build a masterplan by East and Sergison Bates for 10ha of land in South London's Royal Arsenal.The residential-led scheme will include 2,000 new homes, restaurants and a hotel.
EH LENDS AN EARSubscription
English Heritage has splashed out £500,000 to rescue three huge concrete 'listening ears'built in the 1920s.The crumbling scheduled monuments at Greatstone on the Kent coast - two bowls and a 61m acoustic wall - were the forerunners to radar that helped win the Battle of Britain.The 'mirror' that focused sound is one of only two in the world. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds hopes to eventually manage the site as a nature reserve.
Tough choices face hard-up RIBASubscription
The RIBA is facing a financial crisis that could lead to a raft of redundancies in the institute's staff and a potential cut in its service provision for members.
Ken Livingstone's solar surpriseSubscription
Backers of this solar power station - by Alan Conisbee Associates and Yellow Architecture - have demanded that London mayor Ken Livingstone reassesses his surprising decision to refuse it planning permission.
Foster and Partners has finally won planning permission for its £400 million redevelopment of the Royal Infirmary site in Edinburgh.
Tony Fitzpatrick (1951-2003)Subscription
Tony Fitzpatrick, group board director of Arup and chairman of Arup's Americas division - and the man who will forever be remembered as 'the man who took the wobble out of the wobbly bridge'- died in a road accident on 26 July.