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RIBA

Profession bounces back but doubts remain over public sector work

Architects’ optimism is recovering but pre-election jitters are continuing to impact on public sector forecasts, according to the latest RIBA Future Trends survey

UK Pavilion Milan Expo

Wolfgang Buttress: 'From afar the Hive looks chaotic'

Designer of the UK pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo, Wolfgang Buttress, tells the AJ about the challenges of the project ahead of the world fair’s official opening on Friday (1 May)

Foster Wilson Hoxton Hall

Foster Wilson unveils Hoxton Hall restoration

Foster Wilson Architects has completed the restoration of the grade II*-listed Hoxton Hall in East London

Studio Octopi\'s proposals for reintroducing swimming to the Thames

Studio Octopi starts crowdfunding for Thames Baths

Studio Octopi has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its proposed Thames Baths project

Wellington Road in Leeds

Green light for Cartwright Pickard Leeds scheme

A Cartwright Pickard Architects-designed office block has been granted planning permission by Leeds City Council

Holmes Miller\'s proposed Merchiston Castle school (April 2015)

Holmes Miller plans new sports complex for Merchiston Castle School

Holmes Miller has submitted plans for a new 2,500m² sports complex and swimming pool pavilion at Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh

The Mackintosh Building, Glasgow School of Art

Take a risk and stay true to Mackintosh and Glasgow

As Page\Park embarks on restoring the Mack, it needs to ignore the heritage bores, says Rory Olcayto

NLA London model

London’s amazing new supermodel

NLA’s interactive new model of London represents a leap forward in understanding the city around us, writes Will Hurst

General Election 2015

Business

AJ Meeting

How deep thinking wins competitions

Demonstrating an astute analysis of a brief sends the powerful message that you are on the client’s wavelength, says Malcolm Reading

Culture

Chris Wilkinson

‘Experimenting with art improves my designs’

The habit of drawing and painting brings huge benefits for architects, says Chris Wilkinson

Buildings

Dundon Passivhaus

Dundon Passivhaus by Prewett Bizley Architects

Set at the foot of a wooded hill, the Dundon Passivhaus is an extremely energy-efficient house overlooking the Somerset Levels

Designs for fifth Qatar World Cup stadium revealed Video

Pattern has revealed its designs for this 40,000-seat stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Interact

Max Fordham

Beautiful Engineering: Max Fordham roundtable

Beautiful Engineering: Max Fordham roundtable Video

What is the equivalent of the Georgian terrace today? How do engineers help clients understand architects’ ideas? And are Jackson Pollock’s splash paintings more like scientific artifacts then great works of art? 

Election

How will you vote and why? Take the AJ’s 2015 election survey

We want to hear your views on the political parties in the lead up to next month’s General Election (7 May)

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24.04.15: 3 Houses

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