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AJ Buildings Library: Editor’s Pick, 30.03.11

This week in the AJ Buildings Library: A Norman Foster classic, James Stirling at the University of Leicester and dozens of projects completed for less than £250,000

The AJ Building Library launched earlier this month and the first paying customers have subscribed. Many of the UK’s leading architecture practices have submitted projects including Foster + Partners, who kindly opened their archives. There are now 30 of the practice’s buildings in the Library, many of which have had a profound influence on British architecture, few more so than the Willis Faber & Dumas Headquarters in Ipswich. This project is currently free-to-view in the Library, and all AJ magazine building studies are available free in the Library for two weeks after publish.

James Stirling, who is the subject of a Tate Britain exhibition James Stirling: Notes from the Archive from 5 April - 21 August 2011, has five projects in the database including the wonderful University of Leicester Engineering Department.

Alongside these large, well-known projects the AJ Buildings Library also includes more than 150 projects completed for less than £250,000 including every scheme featured in the recent 2011 AJ Small Projects Award. Ryder Architecture’s Janus Chairs are three large rotating seats that act as sculptural shelters next to a lake in the Kielder Water & Forest Park; they were shortlisted for the 2010 AJ Small Projects Award.

  • To submit your firm’s best projects to the Library please contact AJ Buildings Library editor Tom Ravenscroft.

The AJ Buildings Library is a paid-for database of images, drawing and data for every AJ building study from the past decade and hundreds of exemplar projects.
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