Powell and Moya's Blue Boar Quad at Christ Church, Oxford University, has won Grade II listed status. Heritage minister Andrew MacIntosh said the residence, completed in 1968, was one of the finest buildings to emerge from 1960s university expansion.
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11 March 2015Louis Hellman
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30 April 1998
bre has published a two-part Good Repair Guide on attack by wood- boring insects, dealing with the range of insects which can cause damage and even structural weakening. It does not include the termites which recently hit the headlines, but deals with the common furniture beetle, house longhorn beetle, death watch beetle, Lyctus powderpost beetle, wood- boring weevil and Ptilinus beetle. Part 1 deals with the identification and assessment of damage, and Part 2 with treating it.
29 June 2000Robert Booth
Birmingham City Council leader Albert Bore last week ruled out building 'world-class architecture' as a spur to regeneration in the city, and said that landmark buildings similar to Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao would not feature in Birmingham.
17 April 2003Will Alsop
Imagine a supermarket with one aisle. The idea of shopping and its typology is immediately challenged. Is it a route or destination? Is it a street?
24 April 2008Sutherland Lyall
No doubt at all that 'Newseum' is a seriously crap name for the new museum of news which opened recently in Washington, the US federal capital. Something to do with an equally smelly word, infotainment. Oddly, the blog pointing the finger of scorn has an equally aaargh name, Unbeige . You sort of get the reference to the boring colour of computer and office kit and general eager-not-to-offend blandness. To which this design and architecture blog is so not devoted. You can get a daily email news feed and there's some quite interesting stuff on it – the issue I looked at had such items as the fact that Edgar J. Fallingwater Kaufman's Palm Springs retreat is to be auctioned by Christies next month. The Richard Neutra house has a guide price of between $15 million and $25 million. For balance there's an somewhat arch piece about how Pentagram has taken over New York, and then some well-justified hand-wringing about Web 3.0. Web 3.0? you ask. Don't. I've added it to my free subscriptions but already I'm getting targeted ads so maybe not for long.
25 January 2001
As America celebrates its new president, what news of the RIBA presidential campaign? So far it is living well down to expectations, following the injection of drama last year when current president Marco Goldschmied launched his famous attack on the Internet candidate, Alex Reid. The boring correspondence on whether the sensible candidate, Paul Hyett, should dissociate himself from this attack threatens to send everyone to sleep. More interesting is the contention of Brian 'Private' Godfrey that he will 'cut the arms off ' any outside architect who comes into his local area. This charm offensive is going down like a lead balloon in those areas where he has so far put in an appearance.
24 May 2001Isabel Allen
OK, so it's a bit late in the day to get evangelical about the web. But I would advise even the most hardened Luddites to take a look at the AJ's website, at www.ajplus.co.uk. The online discussion forum, launched this week, is not simply another outlet for bored computer nerds, but a highly focused tool for harnessing readers' knowledge and, potentially, a means of receiving expert and highly-tailored advice free of charge. All readers are welcome to put up any queries relating to technical and practice issues.The forum is adjudicated by AJ technical editor (and architect) Austin Williams.We don't guarantee that we will have the answers, but since the service is free you have nothing to lose.