Issue : 8 July 2004
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Taming those troublesome iconsSubscription
In his opening speech at the AJ/Bovis Awards, Graham Morrison criticised the public's relentless appetite for iconic architecture and offered a new definition of the 'bad icon'
Last week's dinner to celebrate the AJ/Bovis Awards for the best architecture at the Royal Academy took place in the galleries
New CABE chief's past under fireSubscription
A shadow has been cast over the appointment of CABE's new chief executive Richard Simmons following government criticism of his high-profile Hoxton regeneration push.
Judges have announced a shortlist from a record level of entries to the coveted Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award, sponsored by CABE.
James Curtis designed the Lea Fishery as a third-year project at Oxford Brookes University, under the supervision of Simon Herron and Susanne Isa.Described as 'a move towards an almost forgotten future', it addresses the fact that, as the human population of the Lea Valley increases, the fish population depletes, its disappearance being barely visible.Mundane modellings of suburban structures are put in place for humans, while fishermen observe shoal locations.
MAKE boss Ken Shuttleworth has expressed surprise at the striking similarity between his proposed Vortex Tower in the City of London and the distinctive Port of Kobe Tower in Japan.
Council pledges to win Bath Spa costsSubscription
The local councillor responsible for Grimshaw's controversial Bath Spa project has vowed to win back the overspend through the courts.
who said whatSubscription
'A bore of a building that wants you to think it's having fun. This is architecture as novelty prize marrow'
Nearly 12 per cent of all new homes under construction in Scotland are self-built schemes, amounting to more than 20,000 individually designed homes every year.One in four detached houses is now the result of a self-build project.