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House of the Year AwardSubscription
Architects who designed a hill-side home with threestorey void and built it among trees in Nottingham have won the Daily Telegraph/Homebuilding and Renovating magazine House of the Year Award. Alison Davies and Steve Banks, partners in Groundworks Architects, designed the steel-framed wood-clad home with a roof terrace and 52 steps leading to the front door. The land and building costs totalled £87,000, and the pair aim to coat parts of the house with bright red render.'It looks ...
Funding crisis hits Wales Millennium CentreSubscription
The proposed new National Assembly for Wales building at Cardiff Bay is running into difficulties, both conceptual and financial, and fresh questions are being raised about the capital and running costs of housing the assembly at the waterfront.
After a delay of more than a year, contracts have been signed for Cardiff's showpiece city-to-waterfront Bute Avenue boulevard, masterplanned by David Mackay's Barcelona-based practice mbm.
Welsh Office dooms Cardiff sports villageSubscription
Cardiff sports village sabotaged by landownersSubscription
Cardiff Bay Development Corporation has dealt a potentially fatal blow to plans for a £240 million international sports village designed by the Burgess Partnership and FaulknerBrowns for the city's waterside.
London firms on shortlist for Dublin monumentSubscription
Rogers wins in Cardiff with low-cost schemeSubscription
Lord Callaghan’s design assessment panel has unanimously recommended Richard Rogers as architect for the new National Assembly for Wales building. Following a day-long series of interviews and discussions, Richard Rogers Partnership was picked from the six short-listed architects who presented designs last week (AJ 15.10.98).
in the news - Lord CallaghanSubscription
A former tax officer, full-time union official, and war-time sailor might not be everyone's first choice as an architectural competition judge but Lord Callaghan of Cardiff has taken to the task like a duck to water.