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Architects Journal
January 2008

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  • _space

    During 2007 Waring and Netts celebrated its 5oth anniversary. As well as an opportunity for a celebration, it was also a change to reflect and look forward to the next 50 years - the future and business aspirations.As of the beginning of this month Waring and Netts changed its name to _space. Their new website is www.creating-space.co.ukThis change reflects the diverse orgainisatio
  • A Challenge

    Regarding Jonathan Hendry’s apparent concern for the work being undertaken by architectural consultants (Big Fish Little Fish, AJ 20.12.07), are we really to believe that only architects trained to RIBA Part 3 are qualified to design buildings? I have no doubt that Hendry is a very able designer, but I (as an architectural designer) question his attitude towards healthy competition.If he believes he has a right to win projects over other firms simply because he has qualified as an archit
  • A Friday - 5 January 2008

    Yesterday seemed a relatively effective workday, two out of four planned meetings eventuated.
  • A higher state of confusion

    Astragal is always keen to meet new friends so he was thrilled to receive an voicemail from someone representing 'Above & Beyond'.
  • Above & Beyond

    Huddersfield-based architecture and interior design firm Above & Beyond has appointed an international architect.James Bosley joins the firm's architecture team from the Adelaide office of award-winning Australian firm Hames Sharley. His extensive retail, commercial office and residential experience includes work on new television studios for Network 7 and £27 million retail development.
  • Academic CJ Lim eyes up Mersey Observatory

    Bartlett professor CJ Lim could be in line to build his first project in the UK after being shortlisted in the RIBA’s Mersey Observatory competition.
  • Acrypol

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  • Adam Bench Architects: Fredericks, 1 Bridge Street

    Adam Bench Architects: Fredericks, 1 Bridge Street
  • Adam Bench Architects: Fredericks, 1 Bridge Street, Derbyshire

    Adam Bench Architects: Fredericks, 1 Bridge Street, Derbyshire
  • AET - Underfloor air-conditioning system

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  • AJ Education Design

    Delivering stimulating spaces for schools
  • AJ Housing Design 2008

    Discovering, designing and delivering high quality homes
  • AJ Low Carbon Office Design

    Providing high-quality, low-carbon working environments for the workforce of today
  • AJ Understanding Energy Performance Certificates

    Preparing for the impact of EPCs and DECs on design
  • AJ/Ramboll Whitbybird small projects

  • Alan Camp wins planning for south London affordable homes

    Alan Camp Architects (ACA) has secured planning for this £13 million housing development in Southwark, south London, to provide 75 new affordable homes.
  • Alex Oliver Associates

    Architects, master planners and project managers, Alex Oliver and Associates, have moved. Their new address is:1 - 3 Patford Street, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0EFTheir new contact details are as follows:T: 01249 810 610F: 01249 811 185E: admin@aoassociates.co.ukW: www.aoassociates.co.uk
  • Allan Murray quashes Caltongate rumours

    Allan Murray Architects has rubbished reports that an integral part of its £300 million Caltongate masterplan in Edinburgh has been scrapped.
  • Allies and Morrison unveils proposals for Hampton Court Station

    Allies and Morrison has revealed its plans for the long-neglected area around Hampton Court Station on the banks of the River Thames.
  • Altro

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  • Ambirad - Vision heaters

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  • Amenity Space: Jabberwocky, Leeds Metropolitan University

    Amenity Space: Jabberwocky, Leeds Metropolitan University
  • American Hardwood - American White Oak

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  • American Hardwood - American White Oak

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  • Andrew Brown and Claire White Sharman: Allt an Dun

    Andrew Brown and Claire White Sharman: Allt an Dun
  • Andy Burnham becomes Culture Secretary

    Andy Burnham has replaced James Purnell as Culture Secretary in the reshuffle following Peter Hain’s resignation yesterday (24 January).
  • Ansell Lighting - Volta moulded PBT floodlight

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  • AP with Aude Franjou: Dining Pavilion, Malta

    AP with Aude Franjou: Dining Pavilion, Malta
  • AP with Aude Franjou: Dining Pavilion, Malta

    AP with Aude Franjou: Dining Pavilion, Malta
  • Arcade Architects: The Causey, Edinburgh

    Arcade Architects: The Causey, Edinburgh£16,000
  • Arcelor Construction UK - Roofing system

    A secret-fix roofing system provides an elegant profile for a Birmingham sports centreFor further information please click here
  • Architect for Phase 1b, Grahame Park Regeneration Project

    The RIBA has launched the selection process on behalf of Choices for Grahame Park Ltd. Architects, or teams of architects, are invited to submit Expressions of Interest for a mixed tenure housing development with community facilities, retail and public realm.
  • Architects in Residence: Hedy's Way, Hampshire

    Architects in Residence: Hedy's Way, Hampshire
  • Architects named for Kent Building Schools for the Future programme

    A host of architects make up a consortium named as preferred bidder for the first phase of Kent County Council’s £1.8 billion Buildings Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.
  • Architects vent dismay at planned British Council cuts

    A host of the industry’s top names have signed an open letter to register their dismay at plans to disband the British Council’s design and architecture departments.
  • Architecture plb and Perkins Ogden bag £43.5 million BSF deal

    Architecture plb and Hampshire-based Perkins Ogden Architects have been appointed to design two city academies for Luton Borough Council (LBC).
  • Armstrong

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  • Armstrong

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  • Art

    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).
  • Artigo - rubber floors

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  • ASD Projects: Kingsmead Primary School, Hackney, London

    ASD Projects: Kingsmead Primary School, Hackney, London
  • Ash and Lacy - Ashfix fasteners

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  • Assemblage

    Assemblage have moved to:46 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4LRT: 020 7280 4380
  • astragalfoodprogresss

    after sitting through yet another wearyingly santicmoniuos food program, astragal was wieghing up whther it would be better to gouge his own eyes out wuith a chicken twizzler or smash up his telly, his mind trurbned to how architects would fair on this format...gillian mckeith, alsop, rogers etcx
  • Ateliers - Luminaries by Claris Dutraive

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  • Atkins reveals plans for Bristol cable-car network

    Atkins has released designs for a cable-car transit system for Bristol, which would give passengers views of Brunel’s Temple Meads station and the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
  • Aukett Fitzroy Robinson profits jump by 200 per cent

    Newly released figures show that Aukett Fitzroy Robinson's profits soared up by 200 per cent in 2007, up from £1.6 million in 2006 to £2.4 million before tax.
  • Azhar and Smith to design for Formula Zero

    London-based Azhar and Smith Architects is to design all the grandstands, pavilions and racetracks for the new Formula Zero – the soon-to-be-launched zero-emissions motor-racing class.
  • Back Issues - Case Study House Program

    Back Issues - What happens when the architectural press is your client? Steve Parnell revisits The Case Study House Program.
  • Baggeridge - Autumn fern colour-blend facinc brick

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  • Bauman Lyons to illuminate Leeds' Dark Arches

    Bauman Lyons has revealed its £4.5 million proposals to revamp the notorious Dark Arches under Leeds’ railway station.
  • BDP wins Libyan universities contract

    BDP’s Manchester office has won a commission to design seven new universities in Libya.
  • Benoy unveils plans for Liverpool shopping centre

    Benoy Architects has revealed its plans for the redevelopment and extension to Liverpool’s St John’s shopping centre.
  • Best Laid Plans

    I wonder whether Johnny Rodger was familiar with Eden Court Theatre in Inverness prior to its latest extension, which he reviews in AJ 20.12.07. It was very much ‘of its time’ and not without its problems, but it was nonetheless a strong, characterful and clearly organised piece of architecture. My impression, on a recent visit following its reopening, was that Page\Park has failed to live up to or respect this in its alterations, particularly in its treatment of the ground floor and entrance ar
  • Best practice

    I got this Andrew Berman practice website from that eminent and persistent discoverer of architectural sites, Eric Morehouse.
  • Betsky appointed at Venice Biennale

    Aaron Betsky, former director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI), is to be appointed curator of the 11th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition.
  • Beyond the Code

    RuralZED takes zero-carbon housing to new levels, writes Hattie Hartman
  • Big Fish - 10 January 2008

    John Prevc of Make Architects is fired up by the thought of collaborating in a foreign city.
  • Big Fish - 13 December 2007

    Are the right people judging architectural awards? wonders big fish John Prevc of Make.I’ve recently attended a number of design award ceremonies. This got me wondering, how are awards decided? And should it be professionals or the people using the buildings who have the casting vote?
  • Big Fish - 31 January 2008

    Make’s John Prevc wonders if some of the stress could be taken out of the government’s Building Schools for the Future programme
  • Big Foot Systems

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  • Big Foot Systems - Support

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  • Birmingham does want 'architect of international renown' for £193m library

    The long-running Birmingham Library saga has taken yet another twist with news that the Birmingham City Council (BCC) is now to press ahead with an international design competition for the £193 million facility.
  • Blauel Architects: Holts Jewellers, Hatton Garden, London

    Blauel Architects: Holts Jewellers, Hatton Garden, London
  • B-Line/book installation

    AktivaB-Line/book installation at HM Treasury. Lengths from 700mm to 1600mm and up to 80 Watts. May be joined in series and cut to special lengths. Integral ballast, ceiling and wall mounted, bookshelf, workstation and reading desk versions available in a wide range of finishes.Click here to request more information
  • Blood on our hands

    Oh dear, it really doesn't do to upset a living national treasure.
  • Bollards International - Bespoke bollards

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  • Boyes Rees

    Boyes Rees Architects has created three new director's posts as part of its expansion plan.Chris Owen has been brought in as project director, heading up a team of eight people at the practice and will work closely with company director Gary Loo. Clive Webb has been appointed director in charge of business development and Christopher Jones joins the practice as director of the healthcare team.
  • Briffa Philips: K-pod, Pinner, Middlesex

    Briffa Philips: K-pod, Pinner, Middlesex
  • British Council arts boss baffled by cuts claims

    The British Council’s director of arts has said she is ‘mystified’ by a letter published in the Guardian attacking plans to disband the organisation's design and architecture departments.
  • Bruni points

    Astragal is swiftly developing an obsession with France's unofficial first lady, 40-year-old model-turned-folk singer Carla Bruni.
  • Burd Haward Architects: Green Room, Ealing, London

    Burd Haward Architects: Green Room, Ealing, London
  • Burmatex

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  • Burns + Nice reveals plans for Leicester Square

    Urban designer Burns + Nice has unveiled its proposals for the revamp of central London’s world-famous Leicester Square.
  • Burns Museum may miss Scotland's Homecoming celebrations

    A new £6 million Robert Burns museum in Alloway, Scotland, will not be ready in time for the country’s Year of the Homecoming in 2009.
  • Buro Happold

    International multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Buro Happold has appointed new Associate Director Simon Curtis to its Structures team in Belfast.His addition to the team shows Buro Happold's commitment to providing a multi-disciplinary office in the region. The Belfast team is currently contributing to the design of the new library at Queens University and Craigavon Hospital Mental Health Unit.
  • Buyer's Guide - CAD Workstations

    Greg Corke looks at some of the most appropriate CAD workstations.
  • Buyer's Guide - Large-format Printers

    Greg Corke looks at some of the most appropriate Large-format Printers.
  • Cabe Crusader

    I write in response to the article ‘Stock Woolstencroft wins green light for tower despite CABEreservations’, which appeared on your website on 21.01.08. I did not feel it appropriate to comment before now, while the planning application was still being considered.It is important to stress that we have successfully negotiated and obtained planning consent for150 High Street, Stratford (pictured above), from three authorities: the London Borough of Newham, the London Thames Gate
  • CABE 'disappointed' by Make's Old Bailey scheme

    CABE has been left 'unconvinced' by Make's plans for an office block on the Old Bailey, London.
  • Call for 'urgent' Grade-I listing of Lloyd's Building

    The Twentieth Century Society (C20) has asked English Heritage to ‘urgently’ Grade-I spot-list Richard Rogers’ Lloyd’s Building in the City of London.
  • Calls for more architectural ambition in the South West

    The South West lacks architectural ambition and needs to increase its commitment to design quality, according to the South West Design Review Panel (SWDRP).
  • Cameron Peters - Leaf light by Herman Miller

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  • Capita Architecture and Evans Vettori bag Nottingham BSF scheme

    Capita Architecture and Evans Vettori Architects have been named as part of the ‘inspiredspaces’ consortium that has been announced as preferred bidder for Nottingham City Council’s BSF programme.
  • Case Study House Photo

    The most replicated photograph in architectural history and its impact on a Case Study House, by Steve Parnell
  • Centre of the Creative Universe

    With a little help from Ringo Starr, Liverpool operned its doors as European Capital of Culture on Friday night. Christine Murray, editor of The Critics, was there.
  • Change to call-in procedure could lessen Blears' workload

    The current ‘call-in’ system could be significantly overhauled to reduce the workload of Communities Secretary Hazel Blears, the government has announced.
  • Channel 4 to show Grand Designs Home of the Year competition

    The third annual Grand Designs Home of the Year contest, which was launched yesterday, is to be televised by Channel 4 this summer.
  • Chetwoods' Boom finally approved

    Chetwood Architects has at last been given the green light for the first phase of its redesigned mixed-use Boom development on the east bank of the River Hull.
  • Claxton Blinds

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  • Clay Roof Awards deadline extended

    Architects, designers and contractors considering entering this year’s Clay Roofing Awards have a little extra time to get their submissions in following the announcement that the entry deadline has been extended to the end of March.
  • Clembrit Blunn - Ventillation

    Ventilation range from roofing specialist keeps things coolFor further information please click here
  • CMS Acoustics

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  • CMS Acoustics - SuperPhon acoustic panels

    School street space enhanced with SuperPhon acoustic panelsFor further information please click here
  • Comment - Liverpool's Nerve

    Liverpool’s museum will prove the city is holding its nerve and thinking big.
  • Concept Designer, Birmingham New Street

    The RIBA has launched the selection process for a Concept Designer to develop the overarching building vision for the project to redevelop Birmingham’s New Street Station and surrounding area.
  • Conservatory design competition

    The Glassex 2008 Conservatory Design Competition, run in conjunction with ConservatoriesOnline aims to showcase the best in glass design and incorporates a wide range of categories including conservatories, orangeries and glass extensions in both domestic and commercial sectors.
  • Corus

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  • Corus - colourcoat

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  • Critic's Choice - Hidden Utopias

    A new book unearths hidden utopias in the strangest of places, finds Andrew Mead
  • Crosswater

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  • Crosswater - Freestanding bath fillers

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  • Crosswater - Glass Shower

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  • Cullinan could make Stonehenge comeback

    Ted Cullinan could make a dramatic return to the Stonehenge visitor-centre project – 15 years after he was first selected to design a facility there.
  • Date set for Doon Street public inquiry

    The date for the public inquiry into Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands’ Doon Street development on London's South Bank has been set for Tuesday 12 February.
  • David Ross - Erosion Paving

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  • Deadline for RIBA Awards entries draws near

    There is less than a month remaining for UK practices to submit projects of 'architectural excellence' for the 2008 RIBA Awards.
  • DEGW

    DEGW have moved to new London offices having recently taken advantage of a similar opportunity for their New York office last year as well as opening a Bristol office and new offices scheduled to open in San Francisco and Singapore this month.Their new address is:The Merchant Centre, 1 New Street Square, London EC4A 3BFAll other contact details remain the same:T: 020 7239 7777F: 020 278 3613
  • Deltalight - B-Side

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  • Demolition of 'Landmark' Plymouth silo begins

    Demolition work on the 'landmark' Millbay grain silo building in Plymouth Harbour has begun.
  • Designer Ettore Sottsass dies aged 90

    Ettore Sottsass – founder of the avant-garde Memphis Group – has died at the age of 90.
  • Designer sought for new-look Birmingham New Street Station

    A competition has been launched to find concept designs for a new external facade and atrium space for Birmingham New Street Station.
  • Designers sought to conserve Da Vinci Code church

    Rosslyn Chapel, the Scottish church made famous by Hollywood blockbuster The Da Vinci Code , is seeking architects to improve visitor access and provide 'comprehensive conservation of the chapel'.
  • Digital Knowledge

    Architecture schools aim to give their students experience of the important programs, while avoiding fads andkeeping a close eye on costs, writes Kaye Alexander.
  • Dimplex

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  • Diversionary tactics

    Last week's AJ reported that practising architects are more than likely to have to deal with Design Review Panels. Sadly there has been a paucity of advice on how to conduct oneself when getting a grilling.
  • DRDH Architects: Gallery, London Metropolitan School of Architecture

    DRDH Architects: Gallery, London Metropolitan School of Architecture
  • Duggan Morris secures planning for south London scheme

    Duggan Morris Architects has won the green light for this mixed-use scheme in Catford, south London.
  • Durisol - Sustainable wall-forming system

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  • DWB and Appleyards

    Dobson White Boulcott (DWB) have become part of the Appleyards Group of Companies.The move was made with a view to strengthening resources and support systems as well as widening the scope of services and expertise on offer.The Appleyard group currently offers:Project ManagementProgramme ManagementProject Team FacilitationRisk and Value ManagementBuilding SurveyingEducation Consultancy
  • Ecobuild set to raise the living roof

    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, which are
  • Ecohouse Student Design Competition

    Architectural and design students from around the world are invited to enter the Ecohouse Student Design Competition 2008.
  • Economic slowdown threatens PM's housing target

    Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s goal of building two million new homes by 2016 is under threat as UK housebuilders brace themselves for a predicted slump in the housing market.
  • Ecophon - Acoustic wall panels

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  • EDAW

    Shelagh McNerney has been appointed Director of Planning and Regeneration at EDAW's Manchester Office.Previously, McNerney led professional teams involved in the regeneration of severely deprived neighbourhoods whilst working at Manchester City Council and also focused on development strategies and masterplanning whilst at the leading urban regeneration company, New East Manchester.A move into the private sector in 2004 came with a position at
  • EDAW

    EDAW has announced new directors. they are:Michelle Saywood whose work for the company includes the masterplan for Kings Waterfront which will play a key part in Liverpool's Capital of Culture 2008 celebrations.Heather Topel joined EDAW in 2003 and is currently managing the masterplanning of new development in North west Cambridge and formulating policy on cultural infrastructure provision.Ashley Scott has worked for EDAW
  • EDAW to bring European-style living to Manchester

    A £1 billion plan to transform the east end of Manchester from ‘Coronation Street to Copenhagen’ has been approved by Manchester City Council.
  • Edinburgh trio among final four in Saltcoats housing contest

    A trio of Edinburgh-based practices has been named on the four-strong shortlist battling it out in the RIAS’ Saltcoats competition.
  • Edwards Cheshire - English Wych Elm

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  • English Heritage slams Foster's Ealing scheme

    English Heritage has ‘strongly objected’ to the proposed Foster + Partners-led redevelopment of Ealing Town in west London.
  • ENIA Tecsom UK

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  • Euroclad

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  • Europan judges fail to find a winner

    This year’s Europan 9 judges have failed to find a scheme good enough for one of the three British competition sites.
  • Evans Vettori Architects: Funeral Directors Premises, Matlock, Derbyshire

    Evans Vettori Architects: Funeral Directors Premises, Matlock, Derbyshire
  • Everton FC submits stadium designs for planning

    Everton Football Club submitted its proposals for a new stadium in Kirkby, north Liverpool, to Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council yesterday.
  • Exemplary dexign

    Every week I get a news feed from Dexigner [ http://www.dexigner.com ].Naturally there's quite a lot about design but there is sufficient architecture-related stuff to make it a a good read. It claims 1.2 million unique visitors monthly so obviously a lot of designers read it too.
  • Exemplary dexign

    Every week I get a news feed from Dexigner [ http://www.dexigner.com ].Naturally there's quite a lot about design but there is sufficient architecture-related stuff to make it a a good read. It claims 1.2 million unique visitors monthly so obviously a lot of designers read it too.
  • Exhibition - Madelon Vriesendorp

    Madelon Vriesendorp’s world is a rewarding place to visit, writes Shumi BoseThe World of Madelon Vriesendorp: Paintings/ Postcards/Objects/Games, until 8 February at the Architectural Association, London WC1
  • Exhibition - Something to Prouvé

    ‘Put down that mouse and be inspired, or at least curious,’ says Alex de Rijke, co-founder of dRMM Architects, of the Jean Prouvé exhibition at the Design Museum in London.Until 13 April at the Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1. www.designmuseum.org
  • FAAC - Automatic barriers

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  • Fallowfield - Stormproof Timber Casement Window

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  • Farrell may be forced out of design tsar role

    Terry Farrell’s role as Edinburgh’s design tsar may not be continued when city councillors meet to decide on his future in April.
  • Feel the force

    The government’s announcement last week, which gave the goahead for a series of new-buildnuclear power plants in the UK, is set to provide the industry with one of the most challenging projects of the decade.The nuclear power stations that currently adorn the UK landscape are utilitarian in design at best and lack every sense of aesthetics when it comes to design. What the industry has been given is achance to change perceptions and create power stations that the nation can be
  • Feilden+Mawson

    Feilden+Mawson, a leading architectural practice with a reputation in the heritage field and in new build across the commercial and public sectors, announces the promotion of Erin Davidson.Davidson trained in Canada and has worked in the UK since 2000. She joined Feilden+Mawson in 2005 as a Project Architect and has just been promoted to Associate. Over the past tow years Davidson has worked with clients including The Portman Estate, Northacre, PLC, Li
  • Fellowship created in memory of critic Worsley

    The RIBA and the British School at Rome (BSR) have announced the creation of a new travel fellowship in memory of architectural historian and critic Giles Worsley.
  • Fife ploughs on with housing plans despite local uproar

    Fife Council is refusing to abandon plans to build more than 30,000 new houses in the region, despite outrage from local residents, national heritage watchdogs and environmental bodies.
  • Fifteen-year-old design prodigy secures sponsorship

    A 15-year-old GCSE student is working with Salford-based regeneration company Urban Vision, after showing an ‘amazing’ natural talent during a week-long work placement.
  • Film - I Am Legend

    Want to make a hit film? Just wreak havoc on your nearest city, says Richard Vaughan.
  • Finding Bruce Martin

    When Catherine Croft, director of the Twentieth Century Society, began the campaign to save the K8 telephone box, she never dreamed of meeting its designer, 90-year-old architect Bruce Martin
  • Firm sunk by credit crunch

    Manchester-based practice Downs Variava Architects has become the first architectural casualty of the turbulent financial climate.
  • FOA wins green light for huge City of London scheme

    Foreign Office Architects (FOA) has won the go-ahead from planners for its mixed-use Trinity.EC3 scheme in the heart of the City of London.
  • Fordingbridge

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  • Foreign Office wins Toulouse aerodrome scheme

    Foreign Office Architects has won a competition to transform the former Montaudran Aerodrome in Toulouse into the 600 million euro (£445 million) centrepiece of France’s Aerospace Valley.
  • Formica

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  • Foster and RIBA to fund second student scholarship

    Norman Foster and the RIBA have announced that they are to fund a second travelling scholarship for student architects, following the success of last year's award.
  • French bread

    French celebrity chef Raymond Blanc has said the vast £1 billion Liverpool One scheme ‘eez not posh enough’ for one of his restaurants.
  • Fullflow Group

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  • Game on

    In one of the least surprising stories this week, the London Development Agency (LDA) announced the EDAW-led consortium as the winning team to masterplan the legacy of the Olympic Park after the 2012 Games.
  • Gehry to design Serpentine Pavilion

    This summer’s Serpentine Pavilion is to be designed by Frank Gehry.
  • Getting it right

    I got this Andrew Berman practice website from that eminent and persistent discoverer of architectural sites, Eric Morehouse.
  • Gibb

    Gibb Architects Ltd has relocated to new premises in the heart of the west end of Glasgow. Their new contact details are:23 Hamilton Park Avenue, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow G12 8DST: 0141 334 3044F: 0141 339 1119E: info@gibbarchitects.co.uk
  • Giving is good

    At the glittering launch of Madelon Vriesendorp’s exhibition at the AA last week, it seemed like a Class of ’68 reunion.
  • Glas Facades

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  • Glasgow's Squinty Bridge closes as cable snaps

    Glasgow's £20 million Clyde Arc – the first road bridge to be built over the River Clyde for more than 30 years – has closed after a support cable snapped.
  • Glenn Howells submits new Liverpool station designs

    Glenn Howells Architects has revealed its revised plans for Liverpool’s Lime Street Station Gateway project – without the original tower, which was scrapped over costs earlier this year.
  • Glenn Murcutt Monograph

    The new Murcutt monograph is a priceless record of his faultless projects, says Patrick Lynch.Glenn Murcutt, Architect. 01 Editions NSW Australia. 184pp. AUD $1,650 (£758).
  • Global brand realignment

    InvistaINVISTA is pursuing a global brand strategy and has realigned its carpet fibre brands accordingly. With immediate affect in all European and MEA countries the hollow fibres known as “Antron® Excel” carpet fibre and “Antron® Excel SC” carpet fibre will be renamed “Antron® LegacyTM carpet fibre” and “Antron® LumenaTM carpet fibre” respectively, while the name “Antron® carpet fibre” will remain unchanged for the trilobal fibres. These brands will be linked via the logo and a tailor
  • Government 'fails to meet its own environmental standards'

    Only 9 per cent of all new government buildings meet the government's own environmental standards, the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee has found.
  • Gradus

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  • Gradus

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  • Gradus - Bespoke lighting schemes

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  • Grand Designs Awards 2008

    The Grand Designs Awards 2008 have issued a call for entries.
  • Green Building Store - Ifo Sign WC

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  • Greg Blee: Hillside Guesthouse, Languedoc, France

    Greg Blee: Hillside Guesthouse, Languedoc, France
  • Gustafson Porter's Diana Memorial 'is sinking'

    The spectre of the Princess Diana memorial fountain in west London's Hyde Park is back to haunt landscape architect Gustafson Porter, with reports of it being an ‘engineering disaster’.
  • Hawkins\Brown battles cream of British art world for Trafalgar Fourth Plinth

    An architect at Hawkins\Brown is working with one of the six contenders vying for Trafalgar Square’s empty Fourth Plinth.
  • HCP launches Energy Efficient Radiant Heating Brochure

    HCP, a division of SAS InternationalHCP have launched a new radiant heating brochure. Energy efficient radiant heating panels can be integrated within a suspended ceiling or freely suspended in rafts. Manufactured from aluminium, radiant heating panels offer a space saving, low maintenance and fully recyclable heating solution.Click here to request more information
  • Healthy eating and ventilation

    There's no way of getting away from architecture's social responsibilities. All right there is. You exclusively design office towers and supermarkets.
  • Heart of Slough masterplan revealed

    Slough’s uninspiring town centre, made famous in BBC2’s sitcom The Office, is to be overhauled under new £400 million plans revealed yesterday.
  • Heneghan Peng faces big-hitting firms in Co-op HQ competition

    Irish practice Heneghan Peng has been named on the shortlist alongside three commercial big-hitters in the competition to masterplan the Co-Operative Group’s existing headquarters site in Manchester.
  • HEO Studio: Cranks Castle, Bacton, Norfolk

    HEO Studio: Cranks Castle, Bacton, Norfolk
  • Heritage groups claim threat to Lutyens' Delhi

    Conservation groups in Delhi, India, are fighting to preserve Edwin Lutyens’ New Delhi after the city released its draft for a new urban plan.
  • HH Celcon

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  • HKR

    HKR Architects, the international architecture and design practice has announced the appointment of Simon Flint to head the firm's interior architecture division in London.HKR Interior now has dedicated interior architecture services in HKR's offices in Dublin, London and Manchester. All these offices provide design solutions to the office, hotel and retail markets.
  • HKS to be reselected for Liverpool stadium

    Liverpool Football Club is again expected to announce HKS as architect for its new 70,000-seat stadium.
  • Hoare Lea

    Hoare Lea Fire Engineering has announced the appointment of Craig English as Fire Safety Engineer who will be based in the company's Leeds office.
  • Hoare Lea

    Hoare Lea Fire Engineering has appointed Craig English as Fires Safety Engineer. English will be based in Hoare Lea's Leeds office.English (BSc PhD SFPE) gained is PhD, 'Risk assessment and the design of steel framed buildings for structural fire safety', from the University of Sheffield in 2002. He now has six years experience as a fire engineering consultant, providing advice to architects, consultants and statutory authorities on
  • Holmes Partnership wins RIAS' Saltcoats competition

    Glasgow-based The Holmes Partnership has won the RIAS competition to design a 'landmark' residential scheme overlooking the seafront at Ardrossan in Saltcoats, North Ayrshire.
  • Holophane

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  • Holophane

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  • Home Studio

    In the first part of this year’s Small Projects selection (AJ 10.01.08), the Sanei Hopkins Mobile Eco Second Home is nice, but I am not convinced that it is comparable with the other projects, which are mainly buildings.However, I have often been wrong about things like this and am willing to learn from my mistakes. Last week I built a small street of cardboard houses in the living room for my kids. The project was built using recycled materials to produce a gritty but susta
  • Hopkins reveals Indian cricket stadium

    Hopkins Architects has unveiled its design for a 55,000-seat cricket stadium in Pune, India, for the Maharashtra Cricket Association.
  • House of card

    Astragal came over 'a bit Bill Dunster' last Saturday night.
  • Housing design awards

    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 develop
  • Housing provision clash looms in West Midlands

    The West Midlands Regional Assembly is likely to cross swords with the government over housing provision in the area.
  • Hull Fruit Market winner announced

    A team including Surface, Sarah Wigglesworth and Bauman Lyons has won the high-profile competition to transform Hull’s historic Fruit Market site.
  • Ian Simpson's Manchester scheme presses on amid financial turbulence

    The threat of recession has failed to deter West Properties from pressing ahead with its huge Ian Simpson-designed, five-tower Owen Street development in Manchester.
  • Iconoclasm

    The Guardian has waded into the icon debate in the latest edition of its style guide.
  • Ifo Sign WC

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  • In the dark

    Norman Foster's archive – the collection of all his drawings, plans, early models and salmon-coloured suits – must be worth a fortune. So where exactly is it?
  • In the papers today: 02.01.08

    Death may seem a rather grim way to start the year’s news, but the death of Memphis Group founder Ettore Sottsass is the dominating story on the first day back at work.
  • In the papers today: 03.01.08

    Although almost 80 patients had to be evacuated, some carried out on mattresses, two undergoing surgery, no-one was injured and very little of John Young's 1862 building was damaged in the fire which hit the Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea, west London, say the Guardian and Bloomberg.
  • In the papers today: 04.01.08

    Foster’s giant Moscow tepee is causing more polemic in the Guardian.
  • In the papers today: 07.01.08

    Defence Secretary Des Browne is set to announce the closure and redevelopment of the Deepcut Army barracks in Surrey, according to the Mail on Sunday . The site, with space for 5,000 homes, was made infamous by shootings, rape allegations and convictions for indecent assault, and is now set to house an 'eco-home' development.
  • In the papers today: 08.01.08

    Richard Branson’s Virgin Earth Prize is offering $25 million (£12 million) for a commercially viable idea that can reverse global warming.
  • In the papers today: 09.01.08

    In architecture and the built environment, the hedonism/worthiness debate rages on.
  • In the papers today: 10.01.08

    The papers haven't really found evidence of a property slump yet, but they're doing their best. Meanwhile the seaside is transformed in London and Devon.
  • In the papers today: 11.01.08

    The Telegraph reports that a 14-year-old 'genius' from Poland has derailed four trams by hacking into the tram system in Lodz.
  • In the papers today: 14.01.08

    You've heard of Sketchup's Warehouse, which sells 3D building elements – now Ebay is getting in on the act with the sale of a wall, and bidding so far has reached £207,099 – or at least that was the latest figure when the Independent went to press. Get your bids in before 7.06pm this evening.
  • In the papers today: 15.01.08

    Post-holiday penny pinching and the looming recession have left the papers rife with stories on, concerned with, and in panic over, money. The Times headlines one lead story: ‘Turner winner will be paid to give art lovers the runaround’, as we learn that hyperminimalist (parody-maker?) Martin Creed has been commissioned by Nick Serota to deliver a work for the Tate over three y
  • In the papers today: 16.01.08

    As the man saying his prayers in his pyjamas says: ‘Houses Prices are falling and floods are rising. Kindly reverse the situation’. Cartoonist Roger Beale sets today’s agenda in the Financial Times.
  • In the papers today: 17.01.08

    Tumbling house prices, rising floodwaters – it may all feel rather apocalyptic, but at least the Telegraph offers some levity.
  • In the papers today: 18.01.08

    First off, the human interest story. The Independent reports on the remarkable tale of architectural technician John Deeks, from south London, who was resuscitated after his pulse stopped for nearly an hour.
  • In the papers today: 21.01.08

    Welcome to Blue Monday, officially the most depressing day of the year, says the Daily Mail, when Christmas debts, failed New Year's resolutions and the dreary weather result in the highest number of suicides all year.
  • In the papers today: 22.01.08

    Well, it seems 'Blue Monday' was a little optimistic – the Guardian today dubs it as black, with most other papers also giving prominent column inches to the predicted recession.
  • In the papers today: 23.01.08

    This may be your only chance to find out what is going on in the papers, if a survey reported in the Financial Times is correct. Newspaper readership is in sharp decline, with only 42 per cent of 18 to 27 year olds reading a national newspaper three times a week.
  • In the papers today: 24.01.08

    Conflicting news about the environment today, with all the papers going large on the new EU targets for renewable energy generation but, a few pages later, reporting on Richard Branson's plans to burn tonnes of rocket fuel so that Princess Beatrice and Stephen Hawking can become two of the world's first space tourists.
  • In the papers today: 25.01.08

    Today’s big news is the post-Hain Cabinet reshuffle, with Andy Burnham replacing James Purnell as Culture Secretary, but more intriguing reports concern a castle in Surrey.
  • In the papers today: 28.01.07

    If, after one of the best years for architecture, you are still feeling a bit hard pressed for money, the answer is simple – you aren't earning enough. The Independent reports that in Britain in 2008 you need an annual pay packet of at least £150,000 to feel 'comfortably off'. And you need a third, or at least a second, home. Not too unusual, as the
  • In the papers today: 29.01.08

    Beijing has unveiled the first of its showpiece Olympic venues, reports the Telegraph, and mighty impressive it is too.
  • In the papers today: 30.01.08

    Before we get to the architecture, time for a bit of class warfare.
  • In the papers today: 31.01.08

    Traffic gridlock is threatening to put Mexico's economic boom in the slow lane according to The Times, as planners struggle to create the infrastructure required to support the influx of cars and skyscrapers in Mexico City.
  • Ingersoll Rand - Sliding door system

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  • Inglis Badrashi Loddo Architects: Renfrew Road, London

    Inglis Badrashi Loddo Architects: Renfrew Road, London
  • Insurance deal clears the way for Grimshaw's Minerva replacement

    Work is finally set to start to on Grimshaw’s St Botolphs development in the City of London – to be built instead of the abandoned 53-storey Minerva Tower.
  • Interfaceflor

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  • IO Agency - Sensitive Floor

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  • Isos Housing Group

    Isos Housing Group has appointed Susan Douglass as business development manager.Douglass will be responsible for driving Isos' growth by securing new development opportunities, establishing a strong land bank and building on existing strong partnerships with key developers across the North of England, all this in partnership with local authorities, the Housing Corporation and other key stakeholders. She will be working closely with th
  • Jake Ireland Architects: Thornhill Road, London

    Jake Ireland Architects: Thornhill Road, London
  • James & Taylor - Expanded Aluminium Veil

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  • Jeremy King: 11 Burns Green, Hertfordshire

    Jeremy King: 11 Burns Green, Hertfordshire
  • Junckers

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  • Kaldewei

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  • Kawneer - AA3610 Vertical sliding window

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  • Kawneer helps Plymouth promote the Arts

    KawneerPlymouth has a new icon - the arts faculty building for the city's university - where its striking copper cladding integrates with curtain walling, rooflights, windows and doors by architectural aluminium systems supplier Kawneer.The Kawneer systems have helped the £36million Roland Levinsky building achieve a 'Very good' BREEAM rating alongside the university's objective of a 'badge' building for the campus that is easily accessible to the public.
  • KCAP to shake up 2012 legacy

    Dutch firm Kees Christiaanse Architects (KCAP) has been drafted in to join Allies and Morrison and partner EDAW on the Olympic Park Legacy masterplan in order to ‘ask questions’ of its co-designers.
  • KCAP, EDAW and Allies and Morrison among Olympic legacy masterplan team

    The London Development Agency (LDA) has selected a consortium including KCAP, EDAW and Allies and Morrison to design the Olympic legacy masterplan.
  • Kent students asked to design torture device

    A student at the University of Kent’s School of Architecture has been excused from a masters module for which students are required to build a ‘full-scale operable torture device’.
  • Kevin McCloud – Grand Designs supremo

    Grand Designs' Home of The Year competition is going to be televised for the very first time later this year. Richard Waite caught up with Grand Designs presenter and Stirling Prize frontman Kevin McCloud after a hard day’s filming.
  • Knauf AMF - Thermatex ceiling tiles

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  • Komfort

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  • Koolhaas to design latest Maggie's Centre

    Rem Koolhaas will be the latest internationally-renowned architect to design a Maggie’s Centre.
  • Lafarge - Column-and-beam system

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  • Landscaping and public realm competition in City of Gloucester

    The RIBA Competitions Office is pleased to announce the launch of a new Invited Design Competition on behalf of Gloucester Heritage Urban Regeneration Company Ltd.
  • LDA funding under investigation

    The London Development Agency (LDA) is being investigated over its funding of six high-profile projects, including Herzog & de Meuron’s 2003 Stirling Prize-winning Laban Centre.
  • Leader - Cultural Project Funding

    Auditors will never be able to measure the cultural impact of buildings. And unfortunately architectural quality means too little.
  • Leader - Design Review Panels

    You will almost certainly face a design review panel soon, writes Kieran Long. This is a good thing, as long as their panellists are diverse and the scope is specific.
  • Leader - Development Models

    Ireland has ignored the UK and followed the European model of development. Now maybe it’s time for us to follow the Irish model…
  • Leader - Foreign Education

    Foreign schools are monopolising the best of British architectural teaching talent, writes Kieran Long. We need to keep our brightest educators closer to home.
  • Leaderflush Shapland - Hygienic-coated doorsets

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  • Leaving Cape Town - 25 January 2008

    25 January 2008Cape Town, South AfricaSunny, +35 to 38 deg CFor the past three and a half years we have been working continuously on the Halley VI Antarctic Research Station for the British Antarctic Survey. It has certainly been a tough project from the start and we have had some really difficult hurdles to cross to help ensure the project reached this stage.
  • Levantina - Techlam

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  • Levolux - Energy screens for shade

    Gateshead secondary school specifies Levolux’s Energy Screens for shadeFor further information please click here
  • Lime Technology - Sumatec earth blocks

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  • Listing challenge for Keppie's Glasgow plans

    Keppie Design is facing an even bigger battle in its bid to overhaul the ‘nationally important’ Arnold Clark garage in Glasgow after Historic Scotland (HS) upgraded its listing status.
  • Little Fish - 17 January 2008

    Jonathan Hendry of Jonathan Hendry Architects gets an unwanted Christmas present from the planning officer.
  • Little Fish - 20 December 2007

    Competition in the industry from non-architects is bad for business, worries little fish Jonathan Hendry of Jonathan Hendry Architects
  • Little Fish - 6 December 2007

    In our rotating column comparing life in a small and a large practice, little fish Jonathan Hendry ofJonathan Hendry Architects has an attack of nerves.
  • Liverpool skyscraper boom over

    The head of Liverpool’s new economic development company has admitted the recent boom in skyscrapers across the city is over.
  • 'Liverpool's high-rise boom is over', warns development boss

    The head of Liverpool’s new economic development company says the recent boom in skyscrapers across the city is over.
  • Living Steel International Architecture Competition for Sustainable Housing

    Ten firms will be selected to create innovative housing for a location that will be disclosed in the competition brief, and for which they will be given two days to design a sustainable, steel solution.
  • Livingstone pledges funds for East London Green Grid

    The East London Green Grids (ELGG) programme has taken a major step forward with Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, pledging £600,000 to the initiative as part of his ‘green’ budget.
  • Lottery cash keeps Cutty Sark and Mary Rose afloat

    The future of two of the nation’s most famous ships – the Cutty Sark and the Mary Rose - have been assured after receiving hefty Lottery grants.
  • Love and marriage

    Over a glass of wine at the Europan 9 bash last week, a beaming Ken Shuttleworth revealed that he is to tie the knot with HOK comms wizard Claire Dexter.
  • Mark Fisher Architects: Higher Faughan, Cornwall

    Mark Fisher Architects: Higher Faughan, Cornwall
  • Marley Eternit materials are craft units' crowning glory

    Marley EternitFibre cement roofing and cladding materials from Marley Eternit were specified by Smiths Gore architects for a Crown Estates' business/craft unit complex for a trio of reasons - their durability, low-maintenance and ability to blend into the landscape.The Farmscape roofing and Weatherboard cladding have been used on the three units which occupy a half-hectare site that used to be a livestock auction, on the Crown Estates' Glenlivet Estate at Tomintoul, Morayshire,
  • Megaman

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  • Merger to create Edinburgh School of Architecture

    Two of Scotland’s most respected architectural schools are to merge to form the Edinburgh School of Architecture.
  • Missing in action

    Manchester-based AEW has admitted that the Museum of Liverpool job, which it took over from ousted Danes 3XN at the end of last year, will be ‘a challenge’.
  • Mobilane - Green Screen

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  • Modece Architects

    Modece Architects have moved to:Fosters, Harvest, Bury St. Edmunds, IP29 4ETT: 01284 830 085F: 01284 830 425
  • Model Progression

    Rapid prototyping turns CAD designs into physical models in just hours, writes Cathy Strongman, and could soon allow architects to create 1:1 models of building components.
  • Modernism inquest verdict: death by auto-erotic asphyxiation

    MONDAY. Leisurely morning in the recliner. Remind self that urbanism is not a style at all. It’s actually just a series of timeless place-making options. Then remember I’m in the wrong place at the wrong time.
  • Mole Architects: Ramblers, Pulborough, Sussex

    Mole Architects: Ramblers, Pulborough, Sussex
  • Mole Architects: Wabi Tea House, Prickwillow

    Mole Architects: Wabi Tea House, Prickwillow£7,000
  • 'Monster' planning form to hit system, says expert

    The new standard planning application form, due to come into force on 6 April, will turn architects into ‘filing consultants’ and slow the planning process, an expert has warned.
  • NBS Shortcuts: cranes

    Austin Williams’ NBS Shortcut looks at the stresses and strains put on cranes
  • Neighbourhood watch

    Astragal's local rag the Camden New Journal appears to have made a dangerous enemy.
  • Neil Baxter - newly appointed secretary of RIAS

    Neil Baxter, who became secretary of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) last month, talks to Jaffer Kolb about the London-centric media, competitions, and why he has to stop writing about destroying buildings.
  • New Revised Pevsner

    A lack of reverence makes this revised Pevsner one of the best in the series, writes Robert Harbison The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, by Alan Brooks and Nikolaus Pevsner. Yale. 846pp. £29.95
  • New RIAS chief revealed

    The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has finally appointed Neil Baxter as the long-awaited successor to former chief executive Mary Wrenn, who stepped down last summer.
  • New Year - Shin Jil

    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.
  • Nordair/Niche

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  • Notorious army base to become eco-town

    The infamous army barracks, Deepcut in Surrey, could be sold and redeveloped as an eco-town.
  • Notts Sports - Synthetic surfacing

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  • Nu-Lok - Solar roof

    A slate and solar-tile combination responds to the consumer drive towards sustainabilityFor further information please click here
  • Obituary - Ettore Sottsass

    Discussions of Dylan and eating cats are amoung Deyan Sudjic's memories of Ettore Sottsass.
  • Observer Ethical Awards

    The annual Observer Ethical Awards in association with Ecover have just launched for 2008.
  • Olympics site could host school after the Games have finished

    The government has revealed it is looking into plans to establish a school on the Olympic Stadium site after the 2012 Games.
  • On Beauty (letter) and Patrick Lynch's Response

    The Letter:In preparing to review Norman Foster Works 3 in another journal, I discovered the recent appraisal by Patrick Lynch in the Critics section of AJ 15.11.07. Having studied the previous volumes, I had begun to form the view that not only was this perhaps the best of the Foster Works series published so far, but the one which contained both the most assertive and innovative projects, such as the Millennium Tower in Tokyo (pictured left) or the nautical architecture of the yac
  • Opinion - Financial meltdown? Don't panic

    Don't panic, writes Ewan Jones, the economic situation for architecture isn't as bad as you think
  • Opinion - Healthcare buildings

    We can’t design healthcare buildings just to knock them down, writes Chris Potter, so flexibility must be key.
  • Opinion - Leicester Square

    Leicester Square is drab, tacky and a bizarre and inappropriate home to Hollywood superficiality. That’s what makes it so great, says Marko Jobst.
  • Opinion - Listing the Lloyds Building

    I helped design the Lloyds building to be flexible, says Marcus Lee, ans we musn't allow listing to suffocate it.
  • Opinion - Low-carbon Economy

    This three-step guide will help designers keep up with the low-carbon economy, says Colin Campbell.
  • Opinion - Meaningful Decoration

    Meaningful decoration is more than just complicated wallpaper, says Patrick Lynch.
  • Opinion - Small Buildings

    The smaller the building, the greater its impact, says 2007 Small Projects winner Paul Archer.
  • OSA to build installation at Leeds International Pool

    German maverick Office for Subversive Architecture (OSA) has been chosen to build this temporary art installation inside Leeds’ soon-to-be-demolished International Pool.
  • P+HS

    P+HS Architects, a national design practice with offices in North Yorkshire and Central Leeds, has appointed James Palmer and Adrian Taylor to its board of directors.
  • Pagan poetry

    This week saw Channel 4 wade into the scandal surrounding Mayor of London Ken Livingstone.
  • Parritt Leng wins green light in North London

    This mixed-use scheme by Parritt Leng Architects in Edmonton, North London, has won the go-ahead from planners.
  • Patrick Lynch on Education

    Only by understanding what is worth conserving can new architecture enrich the old, says Patrick Lynch.
  • Paul Archer Design: Jinadal Pavilion, Barnes, London

    Paul Archer Design: Jinadal Pavilion, Barnes, London
  • Paul Davis + Partners

    Architects and Urban Designers Paul Davis + Partners has announced the appointment of four associates: Simon Gazzard, Marion Baeli, Helen Smith and Alex Cochrane. The practice now has 10 associates and is expanding its workload in Hong Kong and Japan and completing residential projects in Europe in addition to several cultural projects in London, including the new Saatchi Gallery.
  • Philips - Retrofit MasterClassic lamp

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  • Pilkington - Activ Blue

    London Borough specifies Pilkington Activ Blue for school entrancesFor further information please click here
  • Pilkington - Frameless structural glazing

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  • Plans unveiled for 'Britain's busiest station'

    London-based firm Collado Collins has unveiled plans for 17,000m2 of new shops and 500 homes around south London's Clapham Junction railway station – claimed to be the busiest in Britain.
  • Police and protesters clash over RMJM's Gazprom tower

    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
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  • Prince Charles blasts contemporary architecture

    Prince Charles has launched an attack on contemporary architecture at a Prince’s Foundation conference at St James’ Palace.
  • Profession pans 'EasyCouncil' two-speed planning proposals

    Plans by Barnet Council to introduce a faster planning process for applicants who pay more have been condemned by architects, planners and consultants
  • Profits treble at Aukett Fitzroy Robinson

    Newly released figures show that Aukett Fitzroy Robinson's profits soared by 200 per cent in 2007, rising £1.6 million to £2.4 million before tax.
  • Purcell Miller Tritton

    Architects and historic building consultants, Purcell Miller Tritton, have appointed James Montgomery as Managing Principal of its Norwich operation to expand their operation in the East of England.
  • Q: Why is China like a compulsive gambler? A: It has Tibet

    MONDAY. My friend Danny Hackshaft rings. He’s an international press fluffer at Downing Street, and he’s ‘constructing a forward narrative’. I wouldn’t mind, but Sarah Beeny’s on the telly, bollocking some idiot for trying to do the plasterwork herself. It’s hilarious, I think she might stab her with the trowel in a minute.
  • Reginox

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  • Replacement of Birmingham City Library

    The Project seeks to replace Birmingham's Central Library, the largest and busiest public library in Britain, with an internationally unique centre for knowledge, learning and culture combining a new-build Library of Birmingham with the existing Birmingham Repertory Theatre. The new centre will form the northern side of Centenary Square sitting alongside Symphony Hall in the heart of the city, with foyers, catering, bars, conference rooms and a new 350 seat auditorium shared between the Reper
  • Review - Book - Extensions

    Not exactly an innovative book, says Barrie Evans, but it still contains a few surprises.Extensions by Adam Mornement. Laurence King, 2007. 256pp. £25
  • Review - Book - I Think Therefore I Am

    Sergison Bates is a rare breed in Architectural practice, says Daniel Rosbottom. For one thing, the practice actually thinks, as well as acts.‘Papers 2’ by Jonathan Sergison and Stephen Bates. Distributed by GG. 163pp. £23.99
  • Review - Book - The Shape of a City

    Julien Gracq's study of Nantes evokes memories of home for Andrew Mead.
  • Review - Exhibition - Carol Rhodes

    Neil Manson Cameron reviews a show by Carol Rhodes, a painter with a bird's eye view.Carol Rhodes at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, until 24 February.
  • Review - Exhibition - In a Sensitive Light

    Jaffer Kolb takes a look at the Serpentine Gallery's retrospective of the work of Anthony McCall.Anthony McCall, at the Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2, wwwserpentinegallery.org
  • RHWL sees steady rise in profits

    RHWL Architects has reported a steady growth in business, with a £1.4 million pre-tax profit, £400,000 up on last year.
  • RIBA board game to liven up planning meetings

    The RIBA has launched a new board game to help architects, property owners, communities and local authorities hammer out agreements over development issues.
  • RIBA Competion Finsbury Park, London

    The ‘City North Site’ is located on the north eastern edge of Islington, and adjacent to Finsbury Park Station, one of the busiest transport interchanges in London outside of Zone 1.
  • RIBA presents 'gift' of free public access to its library

    The British Architectural Library, co-located at the RIBA’s Portland Place HQ and the V&A Museum, is to allow free public access for the first time.
  • Richard Hywel Evans to design super-villas for the Seychelles

    Richard Hywel Evans has been commissioned to design 25 'James Bond-style' villas on the island of Felicité in the Seychelles.
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  • RMJM unveils Moscow City Palace Tower

    Tony Kettle of RMJM and artist Karen Forbes have revealed designs for the Moscow City Palace Tower.
  • RMJM's St Petersburg tower receives boost from UNESCO

    RMJM's 394m-tall Okhta Tower in St Petersburg has received a significant boost after an informal meeting with the director of UNESCO.
  • Robert Adam Architects

    Winchester and London based Robert Adam Architects have announced two new appointments.Jane Glazier has been appointed as HR Manager and Sue Beaumont has been appointed as PR & Marketing Manager.The two roles have been created to cater for the growing needs of the practice as it continues to develop and expand.
  • Robert Adam Architects

    Winchester and London based Robert Adam Architects have announced two appointments.Jane Glazier is the new HR Manager and Sue Beaumont has been made PR & Marketing Manager
  • Robseal Roofing - Weatherproofing

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  • Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners submits White City plans

    Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSH+P) has submitted plans for this £30 million Collaborative Care Centre in White City, West London.
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  • Rosslyn Chapel, London, UK

    Rosslyn Chapel Trust requires a multi-disciplinary design team to develop and implement a scheme of conservation and access improvements to Rosslyn Chapel.
  • Rushmatters - English rush floor matting

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  • Safe as houses

    You may think that being an architect is a pretty cool, edgy kind of profession.
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  • Sandtoft is to form a part of unique sustainability showcase

    SandtoftAny company can claim a commitment to delivering greener products and employing greener working practices. Few companies on the other hand actually demonstrate a green commitment so strong and so evident that they have subsequently been chosen to take part in a unique project to showcase a more sustainable way of lifeThis however is the case for Sandtoft Roof Tiles. The roof tile manufacturer has a long track record of pushing the boundaries for its industry, pioneeri
  • Sandtoft to form part of unique sustainability showcase

    SandtoftAny company can claim a commitment to delivering greener products and employing greener working practices. Few companies on the other hand actually demonstrate a green commitment so strong and so evident that they have subsequently been chosen to take part in a unique project to showcase a more sustainable way of lifeThis however is the case for Sandtoft Roof Tiles. The roof tile manufacturer has a long track record of pushing the boundaries for its industry, pioneeri
  • Sanei Hopkins Architects: Mobile Eco Homes

    Sanei Hopkins Architects: Mobile Eco Homes
  • SAS acoustic design for Everest Community College

    SASSAS International’s acoustic baffles and wall panels have been installed throughout Everest Community College. Located in Popley, North Basingstoke, the college features vertically mounted acoustic panels situated at high level, in order to maximise the usable space in each classroom. The panels also help to meet the strict acoustic requirements in today’s educational environment.Cl
  • School Days

    I was delighted to see you take up cudgels for Evans and Shalev’s Newport High School (AJ 10.01.08), which I visited when it was first completed, and which I think is one of the best buildings (of any category) the UK has to show from that period.To call it ‘Brutalist’ merely because the walls are in exposed concrete seems to miss the point: the concrete is precast and highly finished. Brutalist has the implication that the building seeks to affront, grating on the viewer by displaying i
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  • Sea Sickness I - 26 January 2008

    Saturday 26 January 2008Quay 6V&A Waterfront MarinaCape TownHotWe are on board the RRS Ernest Shackleton. It’s 11.05 South African time. All crew are to be back on the ship by 12 noon and the ship leaves at 1pm! I’m in the ship’s cabin with Andy Cheatle (the M&E services contractor for the Halley VI build) and we are both waiting with anticipation and expectation to set sail. It’s been a bit of a wait. We expected the ship to leave on Tuesday 22 January, but missing
  • Search launched for Birmingham Library architect

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  • Seasick II - 27 January 2008

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  • Separated at birth

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  • Sheffield School of Architecture: Space of Waste

    Sheffield School of Architecture: Space of Waste£900
  • Sheppard Robson mega-church rejected as police called to council meeting

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  • Simpson's Castlefield scheme rejected

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  • Sorrell knighted in 2008 New Year's honours list

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  • SpeedRoof

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  • Spiluttini's Photographs.

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  • STATS

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  • Stephen Turvill Architects: Stradella Road, London

    Stephen Turvill Architects: Stradella Road, London
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  • Stock Woolstencroft wins green light for tower despite CABE reservations

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  • Stone Cold

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  • Studio E set to build Hackney Academy

    Studio E Architects has won planning for this Academy in Hackney, east London.
  • Studio Egret West takes on base of Tower 42

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  • Studio Egret West unveils sailing school

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  • Studio Egret West wins massive south London regeneration project

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  • Studio KAP: Leisjer House, Balfron House

    Studio KAP: Leisjer House, Balfron House
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  • Tata to architecture

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  • Teaching Abroad

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  • Technical and practice - Madrid Memorial

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  • Technical and practice - Practices compare energy use anonymously

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  • Ten Arquitectos

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  • The Architects' Journal Ramboll WhitbyBird Small Projects Awards

  • The Architects' Journal Ramboll WhitbyBird Small Projects Awards

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  • The Games Briefing

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  • The Highland Housing Fair

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  • The Prasad Manifesto

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  • The rise and rise of design review panels

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  • The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland

    The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has announced the appointment of Neil Baxter as its new Secretary. Baxter is Principal of Neil Baxter Associates (NBA), a specialist architectural and interpretation consultancy with extensive experience in exhibitions, publications, architectural competitions and promotion.
  • The Structural Awards 2008 is now open for entries.

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  • Trump's £1 billion golf course passes legal test

    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
  • Two arrested in protest against RMJM's Gazprom tower

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  • Union North Architects: Greenland Street, Liverpool

    Union North Architects: Greenland Street, Liverpool
  • Urban Splash and Hammerson to regenerate Swansea

    Developers Urban Splash and Hammerson have won the £1 billion project to regenerate Swansea city centre.
  • Urban Splash faces down Tutti Frutti fears

    Urban Splash has played down fears of waning interest in its innovative Tutti Frutti contest, after it emerged that only six of the 20 competition-winning schemes are to go ahead.
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  • U-turn for Birmingham Library as council seeks international architect

    The long-running Birmingham Library saga has taken yet another twist, with news that Birmingham City Council (BCC) is now to press ahead with an international design competition for the £193 million facility.
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  • Virgin lines up sponsorship bid for London Eye

    Airline company Virgin Atlantic has put itself forward as a potential sponsor for Marks Barfield's London Eye after British Airways announced it was withdrawing its financial backing.
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  • Waghorne Gwynne Architects: Calabria Road, London

    Waghorne Gwynne Architects: Calabria Road, London
  • Walsall Library shortlist unveiled

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  • Ward Insulation Panels - Ward Topdek

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  • West Architecture: Pembridge House, Notting Hill, London

    West Architecture: Pembridge House, Notting Hill, London
  • When I hear the word 'culture' I reach for my TV Times

    MONDAY. To a secret Whitehall location for a meeting of the Rebadging Task Force. There's only one item on the agenda. What do we do with 'The Big C'? At the moment we've got a Department for Culture, Lottery and Sky Sports but nobody knows what the first one means.
  • Wild things

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  • Wilkinson Eyre takes on Foster in St Petersburg

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  • Wilkinson Eyre wins green light for twin Southwark skyscrapers

    Wilkinson Eyre has finally been given planning permission for this twin tower scheme at 20 Blackfriars Road, Southwark – next to Ian Simpson’s proposed Beetham Tower.
  • Wind turbines to reappear on Palestra

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  • Woods Bagot wins green light in Cayman Islands

    Woods Bagot Architects has secured planning for the new headquarters of global offshore law firm Walkers in the Cayman Islands.
  • World Architecture Festival call for entries

    The World Architecture Festival (WAF) will celebrate the work, concerns and aspirations of the international architectural community, during a three-day event taking place in Barcelona, Spain from 22 to 24 October 2008.
  • Wrecking ball looms over 'Welsh Pimlico'

    The Twentieth Century Society (C20) has made a last-gasp attempt to save Wales’ answer to Pimlico School, the Evans and Shalev Architects-designed Newport High School.
  • Writing on the floor

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  • WRTL - i-Mas T Division bespoke floodlights

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  • York Design Awards

    These Awards are open to all developments within the City of York Council boundary, which were completed between 1st January 2005 and 31st December 2007.
  • Zaha reveals Aquatics Centre legacy mode

    Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled this image of the 2012 Olympics Aquatics Centre in legacy mode.
  • Zaha wins US museum competition

    Zaha Hadid Architects has won a competition to design a new museum for Michigan State University.
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