Issue : 8 May 2003
View all stories from this issue.
Museum of the Moment by Jennie SavageSubscription
A tour round Cardiff gives an intriguing glimpse into its past and future
The intellectual borders of European design have changed dramatically since 1985, says Max Fraser
J G Ballard explains why London needs a freeway system in a previously unpublished interview with from 2003
Chris Hall talks to JG Ballard about Millennium People, the middle classes and mail order Kalashnikovs
JG Ballard was inspired by the Westway and the Trellick Tower, discovers Ed Frith
In pictures: J G Ballard's architectural inspirationVideoSubscription
J G Ballard, who died on 19 April, 2009, was a writer whose controversial work drew inspiration from the built environment in its many forms; multi-storey car parks, busy highways and giant shopping malls. J G Ballard expert Chris Hall picks five ‘Ballard buildings’.
Fifty jobs lost in EH cost-cuttingSubscription
Stringent cost-cutting measures have forced English Heritage (EH) to make about 50 employees redundant since the beginning of last June.
Government to slam door on great country housesSubscription
The government is set to close a planning loophole that has triggered the recent surge in new country houses. A revision of PPG7 will delete a key paragraph that allows for a large house to be built on open countryside where the architecture is of 'outstanding' quality.
Developers Chelsfield and Stanhope have lined up a glittering list of practices to work on designs for their vast £3 billion Stratford City scheme in east London.
A question of sport: top projects under threat as plummeting Lottery ticket sales hits fundingSubscription
A raft of high-profile sports projects are under threat from the decline in National Lottery ticket sales. Lottery cash distributor Sport England has confirmed that it is reviewing 'all its current commitments as part of an investigation into cash-saving measures'.