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Architects Journal
4 December 2003

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  • AJ'S RUTH SLAVID ACCLAIMED

    Ruth Slavid, editor of AJ Focus and special projects editor for the AJ, was honoured with the Special Achievement Award at the International Building Press' annual awards last Thursday, in recognition of her distinguished service to the profession. The award was presented by past RIBA president Paul Hyett at a ceremony in London.
  • All good funds: now two teams to tackle the crisis

    Letters
  • ALSOP CENTRES ON HARROW

    The London Borough of Harrow has appointed Alsop Architects to masterplan a new mixed-use development in Harrow town centre.The 4ha site is centrepiece to a new regeneration scheme focusing on a new rail and bus terminal.
  • Alsop Cloud losing race to meet 2008 culture target

    Alsop Architects' controversial Fourth Grace in Liverpool is unlikely to be finished in time for the 2008 Capital of Culture celebrations, the AJ has learnt.
  • Belief in the brick does timber trade a disservice

    Letters
  • BEN VAN BERKEL

    Ben van Berkel studied at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and the Architectural Association in London.
  • BRETT MARTIN DAYLIGHT SYSTEMS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 207

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  • BRONZE MEDAL WINNER SOM RUNNER-UP

    DANIEL COLL I CAPDEVILA Effective Surfaces Architectural Association
  • Camden opposes Jestico + Whiles Tube scheme

    Jestico + Whiles' plans for Camden Town Tube station suffered a major setback last week when the borough's planning committee voted to oppose the controversial scheme.
  • CAPITAL MARBLE DESIGN AJ ENQUIRY NO: 205

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  • Chair apparent

    astragal
  • Changes to sustainability education essential

    Letters
  • Closed encounters

    Terry Farrell & Partners' rekindled interest in housing finds expression in three exceptional courtyard houses for Berkeley Homes Richmond, though part of London's inner commuterland, 16km from central London, has much of the residual character of a separate market town. And Petersham, 2km to its south across open Thames-side water meadows, retains much of the rural village.
  • COMMENDATION

    MARY SARADINOU
  • COMMENDATION

    JOSEPH LEE
  • COMMENDATION

    MATTHEW BENNETT
  • COMMENDATION

    AINHOA ABREU DIAZ
  • COMMENDATION

    JACQUES DAHAN
  • COMMENDATION SERJEANT AWARD FOR DRAWING

    PAUL JAKULIS
  • COMMENDATION SOM WINNER

    JOHN THOMPSON
  • COMMENDED

    TIM FURZER
  • competitions

    recruitment
  • Complexities remain but time limits finally get more realistic

    legal matters
  • Councils fighting fit, just under -resourced

    Letters
  • DAVID ADJAYE

    Born in 1966 in Dar-Es-Salam, Tanzania, David Adjaye studied architecture at the Royal College of Art.He has taught at South Bank University and the Royal College of Art, and lectured at various colleges both in the UK and abroad.
  • diary

    London The Smithsons Thursday 4 December,18.30.
  • DISSERTATION AWARDS

    Judging takes place over a three-month period from July to October.Since 2001, the main judging panel makes an initial shortlist of dissertations.An international judge then joins the panel to discuss the final selection and establish the dissertation medallist.Professor Edward W Soja (UCLA) was the first international judge in 2001 and Professor Christine Boyer (Princeton University) joined the panel in 2002.This year the international dissertation judge is Kim Dovey (University of Melbourne
  • DISSERTATION TUTOR PRIZE

    HUGH CAMPBELL
  • DONHEAD BUILDING BOOKS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 206

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  • 'End the ARB vs RIBA bickering'

    ARB board member and RIBA councillor Yasmin Shariff has called on the institute to stop interfering in the work of the registration body.
  • Ex-culture secretary Chris Smith signs up to save the country house

    Political heavyweight Chris Smith MP has given a further boost to the AJ's country house campaign by joining the band of parliamentarians fighting the proposed changes.
  • Farrell calls for National Park at the heart of east London expansion

    Terry Farrell has outlined proposals to transform London's Thames Gateway into a new National Park as a framework for the ODPM's house-building programme.
  • Festive spam and Xmas spies need advent vigilance

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  • FIGUERAS UK AJ ENQUIRY NO: 203

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  • FLORA SAMUEL

    An architect, Flora Samuel is a lecturer at the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff, where she runs the second-year design module and lectures on architectural history.Her research focuses on aspects of Le Corbusier's work, which have been disregarded by historians, but which she believes form a vital part of his philosophy.She has lectured on her PhD thesis subject, Le Corbusier's unrealised scheme for La Sainte Baume in the south of France, at a symposium at the Fondation Le Corbusier i
  • Foreign objects

    FOA's new exhibition reveals an on-going process of theoretical investigation. Jeremy Melvin admires the work but wonders what the future holds
  • From Sydney to Scotland: the art of engineering reputations

    In the ever-increasing cast of characters in the Scottish parliament debacle, the structural engineer is noticeable by its absence.Given that the controversy centres on cost and that the structural complexity of the project is clearly a contributing factor, the low profile of the engineer is extraordinary - but undoubtedly deliberate.Arup was well placed to predict the troubles that beset the Holyrood project. It has been here before - many times, but perhaps most famously in the saga of the
  • Going to plan

    Industrial Strength Design: How Brooks Stevens Shaped Your World By Glenn Adamson. MIT Press, 2003. 219pp. £29.95
  • HANSENGROUP AJ ENQUIRY NO: 202

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  • Horse opera

    astragal
  • Human rights watchdog 'furious' at BDP's Liverpool Paradise plans

    The UK's biggest civil rights lobby group, Liberty, has launched an attack on BDP's £750 million proposals for the redevelopment of Liverpool's Paradise Street shopping quarter.
  • Humanitarian group in cash call

    Architects are being asked to mark last Monday's World AIDS Day by helping to ease the growing humanitarian crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • IAIN BORDEN

    Iain Borden is director of the Bartlett School of Architecture, where he is professor of architecture and urban culture.An urban historian, he has published on subjects from Renaissance perspective, Garden City architecture and interwar Modernism to German fin-de-siècle sociology, McDonald's advertising signs and skateboarding.
  • Ian Simpson

    Ian Simpson Architects is seeking planning permission for its new headquarters for Chester City Council.
  • Junction coordination between materials

    working details
  • KALWALL AND NANOGEL AJ ENQUIRY NO: 204

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  • KAZUYO SEJIMA

    Born in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, in 1956, Kazuyo Sejima graduated from Japan's Women's University in 1981.
  • KIM DOVEY

    Kim Dovey has a PhD from UC Berkeley and has taught at Berkeley, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and the University of Melbourne, where he is professor of architecture and urban design.
  • LIME STREET TEAM SELECTED

    A design team led by Urban Initiatives has won the commission for a dramatic new entrance to Lime Street Station in Liverpool.A panel of judges including representatives of Network Rail and Liverpool City Council chose the team, which also comprises Glen Howells Architects.
  • LUXALON FACADE SYSTEMS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 208

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  • MAYOR'S SQUARE PLANS

    London mayor Ken Livingstone has named the next 14 projects in his 100 public squares programme.Southall town centre, Little Wormwood Scrubs, and Ealing Broadway are among the next phase.Livingstone said enough progress had been made on the first 10 pilot projects to extend the scheme.'The work on Trafalgar Square in the summer shows what a difference well-planned public spaces can make to our appreciation of the city, 'he said.
  • Miralles was 'best of a bad bunch', inquiry told

    Serious concerns were raised over the ability of Enric Miralles to design the Scottish parliament before the project even started on site, the Holyrood inquiry heard this week.
  • MURRAY FRASER

    Murray Fraser is professor of architecture at the University of Westminster, where he is the coordinator for postgraduate studies and research.He is an experienced architect with a PhD in architectural history from the Bartlett.His research and teaching covers studio design, history and theory, cultural studies, and 'real-time'digital design. In 2001 he was the winner of the inaugural RIBA dissertation tutor of the year award.He is on the RIBA Validation and Assessment Panels, and sits on the
  • New viewpoint

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  • NIGHT OWLS

    Louise Crawford and Stéphan Guéneau show their nocturnal photographs of Paris and Glasgow at Streetlevel,26 King Street, Glasgow, from 9 December until 31 January.Details 0141 552 2151. Above:
  • Northern Ireland plans CABE-style champion

    Northern Ireland is set to gain its own CABE-style design watchdog, which could be up and running within two years.
  • NPS's Norwich bus station: 'waste of money'

    CABE has condemned a design by Norfolk County Council's inhouse architects for a new bus station as an 'unacceptable use of public money'.
  • Opera dramatics

    The Sydney Opera House was opened by the Queen 30 years ago.
  • people & practices

    recruitment
  • Piano's Shard plot should not be part of the plan

    Letters
  • POMPIDOU PRIZE

    The jury in the international competition to design the new Pompidou Centre in Metz in eastern France has selected Philip Gumuchdjian Architects as the winner, together with Shigeru Ban and Jean De Gastines. The winning entry saw off five other shortlisted practices - Herzog & de Meuron, Dominic Perrault, Foreign Office Architects, Maupin and Nox Architects.
  • Q & A Anthony Cooper Breathe Architecture

    When and where were you born?
  • Regeneration: I'll drink to that

    In an in-depth study of a severely rundown area of San Francisco, we explore an unconventional story of urban renewal Around the corner from San Francisco's mayoral trophy collection of city-booster accomplishments - including the Sony Metreon, a megaexperiential retailing centre, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, a $44 million art and entertainment complex, and the Moscone Convention Center, the city's newly expanded exhibition facility - lies Sixth Street, San Francisco's notorious 'skid
  • Repeat prescription

    Glenn Murcutt: Buildings + Projects 1962-2003 By Françoise Fromonot. Thames & Hudson, 2003. 256pp. £39.95
  • RIBA agrees deal for conservation register

    The RIBA has agreed a deal with the Architects Accredited in Building Conservation group (AABC) to develop a joint register of architects approved to work on listed buildings.
  • ring the changes

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  • ROBBENS UNDERFLOOR SYSTEMS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 201

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  • RUNNER-UP

    DANIEL ROWLAND
  • RUNNER-UP

    DAVID DE LA MARE
  • RUNNER-UP

    ALICE FUNG
  • RUNNER-UP

    NISHAT AWAN
  • RUNNER-UP

    NADIA WATSON
  • RUNNER-UP SERJEANT AWARD FOR DRAWING SOM RUNNER-UP

    CAROLIN HINNE
  • SALTIRE SEES THE LIGHT

    The winners of this year's Saltire Housing Awards will be announced this evening (Thursday) at the Lighthouse architecture centre.This year's eight winners were schemes by Vernon Monaghan Architects, Page and Park Architects, Wren Rutherford A-S: L, Catherine and Kevin Cooper, Arcade Architects, Zone Architects and McKeown Alexander PJMP.
  • SARAH CHAPLIN

    Sarah Chaplin is an architect and has a Master's in Architecture and Critical Theory.She is head of the School of Architecture and Landscape at Kingston University and a director of the design consultancy evolver.
  • SHORTLISTED

    BEATRICE BLAKEMORE Excavating the anarchitecture of Gordon Matta-Clark University of Cambridge Tutor: Peter Carl
  • SILVER MEDAL WINNER

    ARTUR FERREIRA VIVEIROS
  • SIMON ALLFORD

    Simon Allford was born in London in 1961 and educated at the University of Sheffield and the Bartlett School of Architecture.He co-founded Allford Hall Monaghan Morris in 1989.The practice has won numerous national and international awards and been extensively published in the UK and abroad.
  • Sliding scale

    Eduardo Chillida At the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, until 29 February
  • Soane protest

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  • SOM WINNER

    NATHAN JONES
  • Squared up

    astragal
  • TALL HOUSE RIDING HIGH

    Merton council in south-west London has added Terry Pawson Architects'2002 Tall House to a local list of buildings of architectural merit, which it hopes will be eventually added to the DCMS's statutory list.The RIBA Award-winning project was praised by local planners for its 'natural lighting, its use of materials and its exquisite detailing'.
  • The odd couple

    Developer Tony Pidgley and Terry Farrell's three courtyard homes near Richmond are just one element of their shared interest in the advancement of housing Terry Farrell and Tony Pidgley are something of a mutual admiration society. Different personalities certainly. But both are committed to changing housing provision and to getting things done. Pidgley (left) was in a particularly good mood when we met; his Berkeley Group (and the local authority) having just received English Partnership's a
  • The President's Medals

    The President's Medals are the Royal Institute of British Architects' international awards scheme, celebrating the talent of outstanding students nominated by Schools of Architecture worldwide.An internationally renowned judging panel selects the award winners, including the Bronze Medal for Part 1, the Silver Medal for Part 2, and the Dissertation Medal.
  • Three of a kind

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  • Three years of talent, fear and sadness: time to bid farewell

    It was three years ago that my editor asked me if I would like to take over this weekly column from my old chum Paul Hyett.
  • Time to appreciate the art in architecture

    Letters
  • Trading agency triggers fee crisis

    The Office of Fair Trading has forced the RIBA to shelve its Recommended Fees Guidance, a move that observers have warned will slash incomes for small practices.
  • Turner Prize

    Turner Prize nominee Jake Chapman has commissioned Waugh Thistleton to convert this former brethren meeting hall in his home town into a 'baronial stately home'.
  • TUTOR PRIZE MARK HEMEL

    NATHANIEL KOLBE
  • TUTOR PRIZE STEVE HARDY

    STEVE HARDY
  • vital statistics

    lSome 15 per cent of Britain's stock of 18th-century landscapes by Lancelot 'Capability'Brown have been turned into golf courses, a trend that is expected to continue for some years, according to English Heritage's 2003 State of the Historic Environment report.
  • who said what

    'John Simpson had his first 15 minutes in the public eye a decade ago when he unveiled a ghastly Neo-Classical phone box for a gang of freemarketeers pompously calling themselves Mercury.
  • WIEL ARETS

    Born in 1955 in Heerlen, the Netherlands, Wiel Arets graduated from the Technical University Eindhoven in 1983 and established Wiel Arets Architect & Associates a year later.Arets has previously taught at the Academy of Architecture, Amsterdam and Rotterdam, and the Architectural Association, London, as well as holding visiting professorships at the Berlage Institute, Amsterdam - where he was also dean of the Postgraduate Laboratory of Architecture from 1995-2001, Cooper Union, New York, and
  • WINNER

    KEVIN DONOVAN
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