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Role models: Elizabeth Denby and Marjory Allen

24-Jan-2015 | By Daisy Froud

In the inaugural year of the Ada Huxtable Prize, Daisy Froud looks at Elizabeth Denby and Marjory Allen: two women who pioneered new ways of thinking about housing

Alexandra Estate

Don't look back in anger

19-Jan-2015 | By Douglas Murphy

In the wake of the backlash against Modernism, we should not forget its public-spirited philosophy, says Douglas Murphy

Impington Village College, Cambridgeshire by Walter Gropius and Maxwell Fry

Jay Merrick's excellent ordinary buildings

9-Jan-2015 | By Jay Merrick

Modest buildings that make an exceptional addition to the everyday

Traffic outside the Metro City mall. Ballard’s last novel Kingdom Come is set in a shopping mall named The Metro Centre. Photo: James Bollen

Following in the footsteps of JG Ballard in Shanghai

29-Dec-2014 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

Novelist JG Ballard’s childhood experiences in China have inspired a photographic collection documenting the cityscape of modern Shanghai

Richard Deacon among the ceramic blocks used for the facade at One Eagle Place.

Art and architecture: Richard Deacon on working with Eric Parry

14-Dec-2014 | By Richard Deacon

Artist Richard Deacon writes about his collaborations with architect Eric Parry, including a design for the Millennium Bridge and the colourful ceramic facade on London’s Piccadilly

Newburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (2012). Photo: Marc Wilson

Exhibition: The ruins of WWII coastline defences

12-Dec-2014 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

Photographs focusing on the built remnants of World War II structures on the coastlines of Northern Europe have gone on display at London’s Anise Gallery

Birds Nest Puzzle Close Up by Mario Bejagan Cardenas

Revealed: Finalists in Art of Building photo competition

11-Dec-2014 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

The 15 shortlisted entries in this year’s Art of Building photography competition have been revealed

J.F. Staal. Night impression of De Bijenkorf in The Hague, 1923–1925. Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut. STAX pf36.3-3

Rotterdam museum exhibits architects’ sketches of city nightlife

9-Dec-2014 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

A collection of artworks by Dutch architects which depict urban nightlife has gone on display at the Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam

A 1957 General Motors Bel Air in front of Johnson and Polevitzky’s 1957 Hotel Riviera. Photo: Nigel Young

Norman Foster on the classic cars and architecture of Havana

7-Dec-2014 | By Norman Foster

The world’s most famous architect on his fascination with Cuban buildings and street culture, and his new book Havana. Autos & Architecture

2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) epitomised the 1960s view of futuristic space shuttle chic. Image: Warner Bros. Ent.

Building Brave New Worlds: the architecture of sci-fi movies

3-Dec-2014 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

The British Film Institute is showing a season of films and TV programmes celebrating sci-fi. Rakesh Ramchurn explores how the genre’s set design has anticipated the future and subverted the familiar

The London skyline

London Festival of Architecture announces 2015 theme

6-Jan-2015 | By

The London Festival of Architecture is returning in 2015 with the theme ‘Work in Progress’

Traffic outside the Metro City mall. Ballard’s last novel Kingdom Come is set in a shopping mall named The Metro Centre. Photo: James Bollen

Following in the footsteps of JG Ballard in Shanghai

29-Dec-2014 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

Novelist JG Ballard’s childhood experiences in China have inspired a photographic collection documenting the cityscape of modern Shanghai

Marc Benjamin Drewes – Celebration of death

Bompas & Parr name winner of modern mausoleum contest

18-Dec-2014 | By

London-based industrial designer Sebastian Bergne has been announced as the winner of the competition to design a contemporary mausoleum

Richard Deacon among the ceramic blocks used for the facade at One Eagle Place.

Art and architecture: Richard Deacon on working with Eric Parry

14-Dec-2014 | By Richard Deacon

Artist Richard Deacon writes about his collaborations with architect Eric Parry, including a design for the Millennium Bridge and the colourful ceramic facade on London’s Piccadilly

Here, by Richard McGuire

Review: Here by Richard McGuire

19-Jan-2015 | By

Richard McGuire’s Here draws readers into the life story of a simple room by invoking images of the past

Jubilee Line Extension, 1999. Culling Road vent shaft (photo 2012)

An appreciation of Ian Ritchie's autobiography by Richard Coleman

28-Apr-2014 | By Richard Coleman

Richard Coleman on Being: an Architect by Ian Ritchie

Design for Scotland Street School by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Image:  The Hunterian, Univeristy of Glasgow

RIBA exhibition to focus on work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh

2-Dec-2014 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

An exhibition of work by Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) will open at the RIBA in February, including more than 60 original drawings and watercolours.

Campo San Giogio Maggiore, Venice (1961) Edwin Smith. Image: RIBA Library Photographs Collection

Retrospective of photographer Edwin Smith opens at the RIBA

10-Sep-2014 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

A retrospective of the works of photographer Edwin Smith has opened at the RIBA’s Architecture Gallery featuring more than 100 photographs

Kengo kuma dundee V and A 2.jpg

Investigation launched into Dundee V&A costs fiasco

27-Jan-2015 | By

Dundee City Council has appointed John McClelland, chairman of the Skills Development Scotland, to investigate how the construction budget for the city’s proposed V&A museum rocketed from £49m to £80m

Greenwich Painted Hall. Image by Steve Cadman

Architect sought for Greenwich Painted Hall restoration job

26-Jan-2015 | By

The Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College is on the hunt for an architect to overhaul its iconic Painted Hall

Cliffords Tower in York

Hugh Broughton bags York Castle job

26-Jan-2015 | By

Hugh Broughton Architects has won a publicly tendered contract worth £144,000 to overhaul York’s iconic Cliffords Tower

New proposals: Kengo Kuma\'s Dundee V&A scheme in its new, inland position (October 2012)

Kuma's V&A Dundee cost debacle 'creates public distrust in architects'

22-Jan-2015 | By

The ‘fiasco’ surrounding the ballooning costs on Kengo Kuma and Associates’ proposed V&A museum Dundee ‘creates public distrust in the profession’, according to one of the architects originally shortlisted for the job