Issue : January 2008
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Plans by Barnet Council to introduce a faster planning process for applicants who pay more have been condemned by architects, planners and consultants
Trump's £1 billion golf course passes legal testSubscription
A legal challenge from a pensioner whose home is under threat from a luxury golf resort designed by Gareth Hoskins for US business tycoon Donald Trump has failed
Attempts by Russian energy giant Gazprom to build a 394m-tall UK-designed skyscraper in St Petersburg are being fought every inch of the way by protesters in the city
Blue Sun contemporary art group featured in two new exhibitions last week. Hearing of their plans to establish an artists colony an hour from the capital, and knowing of their interest in showing the work of Ana Rewakowicz, I went to Xanadu Gallery on Thursday evening to meet Dalkhaa (Yondonjunain Dalkh-Ochir).
Prince Charles blasts contemporary architectureSubscription
Prince Charles has launched an attack on contemporary architecture at a Prince’s Foundation conference at St James’ Palace.
A Friday - 5 January 2008Subscription
Yesterday seemed a relatively effective workday, two out of four planned meetings eventuated.
New Year - Shin JilSubscription
I finally understood what all the palaver had been about, with teachers reportedly rehearsing routines until 11pm at night etc., when I attended the college New Years party, which featured speeches, several performances, four or five costume changes and elaborate evening dress.
Housing design awardsSubscription
Housing Design Awards are the world's most enduring programme of rewarding excellence in new homes. They have been a chronicle of housing innovation and excellence over six decades, recording the UK's first residential tower, its new towns, the resurgence of vernacular, the birth of urban regeneration and sustainable design. They are genuinely cross industry with the support of the key professional institutes, government and its design, regeneration, funding and regulatory bodies. The ...
Beyond the CodeSubscription
RuralZED takes zero-carbon housing to new levels, writes Hattie Hartman
Ecobuild set to raise the living roofSubscription
London’s widespread adoption of living roofs will come a step closer at this year’s Ecobuild.Design for London (DfL) will launch a document at the conference, which runs from 26-28 February at Earls Court, which could lead to the ‘expectation’ that all major developments in the capital will include living roofs or living walls ‘where feasible’.DfL’s Living Roofs: Technical Report in Support of the Further Alterations to the London Plan underlines the proposals outlined above, ...