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John McManus of BDP

BDP's financial fortunes turn the corner after 'challenging' years

BDP boosted its profits and staff numbers last year, according to its latest accounts which describe 2014 as the ‘turning point’ after a ‘particularly challenging period’

Architects: 'Brick shortage still an issue'

Architects are still reporting significant difficulties getting their hands on the bricks they need for projects - despite industry efforts to step up production

Crawford Primary School by Hawkins\Brown

Southwark gives go-ahead for ten primary school projects

Southwark Council has given the green-light for work to start on ten primary schools designed by a clutch of leading architects

Patel Taylor\'s approved residential plans for White City, west London (May 2015)

Patel Taylor's White City development gets green light

Architects Patel Taylor have been given the go-ahead for a large chunk of the huge White City development in west London which will create hundreds of homes in a series of tower blocks

Farrells ecohouse

Farrells wins planning for ‘country house’ clause eco-home

Farrells has successfully relied on the ‘country house’ clause to win planning for a new eco-house in rural Goudhurst, Kent

The Chapel by a21studio

Deadline extended: World Architecture Festival Awards 2015

The deadline for architects to submit schemes for this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards has been extended to 28 May

The Bauhaus Archive in Berlin. Image by Eisenacher

Berlin opens Bauhaus Archive expansion contest

The Senate of Berlin has launched a second international competition to overhaul the Bauhaus Archive and Museum of Design

The Willis Tower

Partridge's Chicago: My kind of town

As the British Council for Offices conference in Chicago draws to a close, its chairman David Partridge picks his 10 favourite buildings in the city that gave birth to the modern workplace

ianmartin

The ‘grey scorpion’ faxes

Ian Martin salutes a winning royal bluff

Business

Moira Gemmill

Put yourself in the client’s seat

A successful competition entry won’t just be a great design, it will address the client’s concerns and priorities, and demonstrate how constraints can become benefits, says Malcolm Reading

Culture

René Herbst: study from a sketchbook for the design of an exhibition Exposition Internationale de la Rayonne (1950), gouache, pencil

Between concept and context

An exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset explores the relationships between architecture and its setting

Buildings

RCKa Cottage

Playing the planning system

When an application to replace a cottage was rejected, RCKa found that an anomaly in permitted development rules provided the key to giving its clients the home they wanted

Interact

How to use the AJ's new app Video

Download the new AJ app for quick and easy access to the very best of the AJ anytime, anywhere

Products

Mosa

'People understand the language of a space when it is finished'

[SPONSORED FEATURE] An interview with Jacopo Mascheroni, founder and lead architect at JM Architecture, reveals the story behind the design and construction of Jesolo Lido Pool Villa

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22.05.15: Louis Kahn in Somerset

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