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Architects Journal
5 June 2003

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  • or have we simply got our knickers in a twist?

  • or was it meant to be tongue-in-cheek?

  • was it based on the opinion of residents

  • Architecture schools fail to help study on ethnic minority students

    Schools have failed to cooperate with a landmark study into the problems faced by ethnic minorities in architectural education, researchers have claimed.
  • CABE and EH square up over towers

    CABE and English Heritage are set for another high-profile confrontation over Ian Ritchie Architects' controversial plans for Potters' Fields in London's Southwark.
  • Campaigner encouraged by progress on racism

    Doreen Lawrence, mother of the murdered black schoolboy and aspiring architect Stephen, said this week that the profession was beginning to tackle its inherent racism.

    Many thanks to everyone who completed the AJ's reader questionnaire. Congratulations go to Elaine Carnie of Michael Laird Architects in Edinburgh for winning a case of Pol Roger champagne in our prize draw.

    The DCMS was set to announce the winner of the competition to find the European City of Culture 2006 yesterday (Wednesday).
  • competitions

  • Country houses boost economy

    New country houses built through PPG 7 have made a positive economic contribution to the countryside, researchers from the University of Reading have concluded.

    Architects are being invited to design their own typeface as part of an Architecture Week event. Visit www. dat. org/projects/ibeam/ participate. htm.
  • diary

    London Art Deco Architects Have More Fun!
  • Don't demolish Millbank but don't list it either

  • Feet first

  • FOAmakes the shortlist for Pompidou offshoot

    Foreign Office Architects has made it into the last six in an international competition to design a e24 million (£17.2 million) offshoot of Paris' famous Pompidou Centre.

    Lord Foster has thrown his weight behind the AJ's campaign to save the country house clause in PPG 7, and added his signature to our letter to planning minister Lord Rooker. Emails and letters have flooded in all week, with another 107 people signing up, among them Peter Cook, Cezary Bednarski and BDP chairman Nick Terry. If you still wish to add your name, you have until next Wednesday. Email ed. dorrell@construct. emap. com or write to 'Save the Clause', The Architects'Journal, 151 Rosebery
  • Free tickets to AJ economics conference

    The AJ is giving away 10 tickets to the RIBA/AJ Conference 'The Economics of Architecture'. The conference takes place on Wednesday 18 June at the RIBA, Portland Place and will bring together leading architects, clients and academics to discuss the relationship between architecture and business. See the advert on page 61 for more details.The conference fee is £250 + VAT (£225 + VAT for RIBA members and AJ subscribers).
  • Geoffrey Bawa (1919-2003)

    David Robson looks at the career of Geoffrey Bawa, who combined a modern sensibility with traditional influences to create many of Sri Lanka's most celebrated buildings
  • Goode taste

  • Guardian for ward


    gm+ad architects has won the top prize at this year's Scottish Design Awards for its Radisson SAS hotel in Glasgow's Argyle Street (featured on pages 48-51). The project - which is adjacent to the practice's restoration scheme at the city's Central Station - landed the Best Commercial Project award, as well as the Architecture Grand Prix.
  • Hove should cut off its right arm for King Alfred

  • Image driven

    aj review
  • Just managing

    technical & practice
  • Lies, camera, action

    aj review
  • Lifschutz Davidson

    Lifschutz Davidson has completed this office scheme in London's Covent Garden, to be named the 'Davidson Building'after the practice's late founding director Ian Davidson. The 4,300m2 building, on a confined urban site in the heart of a conservation area, is inserted behind a freestanding retained Edwardian facade.The new building comprises basement and ground-floor retail units and five upper office floors.A 3m glass-topped atrium, which separates the new building from the original facade, r
  • Lose PPG 7 and we lose our place in culture

  • Max Nasatyr (1934-2003)

    The architect behind the successful regeneration of London's OXO Tower, Max Nasatyr, has died suddenly, aged 68. Nasatyr worked in his spare time, unpaid, on the scheme in the late 1970s for the embryonic Coin Street Community Builders, at odds with Conservativecontrolled Greater London Council, which wanted to sell the land for speculative office development.
  • Mexican wave

  • Neglect of urban space leads to mistakes

  • Network Rail draws up plans to bulldoze historic Edinburgh station

    Network Rail and the Strategic Rail Authority are drawing up plans to demolish Edinburgh's historic Grade A-listed Waverley Station, one of the UK's finest examples of railway architecture.
  • Nike's offices seem to be lacking something

  • Pimlico passport

  • Plane sailing

    building study
  • Planning Bill set for postponement after hitting Iraqi bottleneck

    Serious delays are threatening the long-awaited Planning Bill following a hush-hush government move to postpone its next Commons reading until '2004 at the earliest'.
  • products

    GOODING ALUMINIUM AJ ENQUIRY NO: 201 Gooding Aluminium's robust, good-looking range of perforated squeeze-frame panels were chosen for balcony screening and dividing throughout a newbuild development of luxury apartments at Margery Street, central London. The decorative and functional perforated panels provide a light, stylish effect to the balconies, while ensuring security and privacy. Visit www. goodingalum. com for details or fax 020 8694 2004.
  • Q & A: Julyan Wickham - Wickham Van Eyck Architects

    When and where were you born?
  • Re:urbanism 'charter' calls for revolution in education

    The authors of Re: urbanism, the book that demanded last year's Urban Summit adopt a 'totally new regeneration agenda', will unveil a 'charter for cities' this September, calling for a revolution in architectural education.
  • RIAS warning over right of appeal

    The RIAS is set to warn the Scottish Executive that the introduction of a third-party right of appeal would be detrimental to the functioning of the planning system. Business leaders are also lined up in opposition to the proposals, which have been put out to consultation in a White Paper.

    Schools of architecture will have to declare their 'ideological position', following pressure from Classicist Robert Adam.
  • ring the changes

  • Story makers

    aj review
  • Street smart


    Five award-winning practices have formed a consortium to bid for school PFI schemes. Penoyre & Prasad Architects, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects, Hawkins/Brown and van Heyningen & Haward have joined forces to form 'PFI5'.
  • The ascent of the radicals into the establishment may present problems

  • The letter of intent is a familiar figure in construction disputes

    legal matters
  • The only way is up

    The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition opened this week with an entire room of models of tall buildings curated by Lord Foster in addition to the main architecture room (below). Will Alsop's Barnsley masterplan model picked up the £10,000 AJ/Bovis award for the best piece of work in the architecture room, while a drawing by Bartlett PhD student Neil Wenman was awarded the £5,000 prize for the best submission by a first time exhibitor. This year's AJ/Bovis awards judges were Edward Cull
  • Things really do just work and Big Brother closes in

  • Top field on their marks for London Olympics masterplan gold

    The London Development Agency has unveiled a glittering shortlist of world-class practices bidding to masterplan a London Olympics.
  • Towering solution to beat the heat of Beijing

    Botschi Vargas and Robert Rummey have won an international competition for a new quarter in Yichuang city centre. The project, carried out in association with the Beijing Tsinghua Architectural Design and Research Institute, aims to provide a dramatic focus to the central business district, with a composition of towers and domes.
  • Transport monitor

    Imagine a future in which the benefits of advanced transport technology are integrated with the built environment
  • vital statistics

    The Duchy of Cornwall - the property empire that provides Prince Charles with his income - increased its turnover last year to £10 million, up by 25 per cent.
  • Welcome break

  • Welcome to my city, come and enjoy the beautiful views

    I live in a beautiful urban sprawl, in a dissected city with no streets, avenues, boulevards, closes or ramblas. In my city, which is 80 miles long and 15 miles wide, I enjoy points where I can be alone in an urban wilderness. I drive a car/van that is specially designed to suit these dimensions.
  • Welsh Assembly claims RRP will be back on scheme by July

    The Welsh Assembly claims talks with Richard Rogers Partnership are 'on the verge of success' and that the practice will be 'officially back on' the Assembly building project by next month.
  • What place in modern Britain for a place in the country?

  • who said what

    'Foster's argument, that the only good skyscraper is an inventive one, is true. We rightly expect them to be as thrilling as the ecclesiastical towers and steeples of medieval Europe. But if we cannot match Foster's ambition for the skyscraper, we would be better advised to hug the ground'
  • Why the negative view of Forest Gate

  • Wizard of Oz

  • working details: Coffered precast concrete slab floor

    The first floor of the two-storey office building consists of a series of coffered precast concrete slabs supported on precast columns. Precast was chosen for its energy efficiency - the concrete mass provides thermal energy storage - and to keep the overall height of the building as low as possible. A suspended ceiling is not needed as services are contained in the suspended floor above the slab. The slabs incorporate pipework carrying chilled water for office cooling.
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