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Kenneth Powell

  • Newcastle's West End, masterplanned by Terry Farrell

    29-Jun-2008

    Terry Farrell has gone back to his Tyneside roots to breathe a new lease of life into Newcastle’s west end district with a project which continues the city’s remarkable regeneration
  • BOOK

    12-Jul-2007

    REVIEW
  • ARCHITECTURE ROOM WITH A VIEW

    14-Jun-2007

    RA SUMMER EXHIBITION
  • THE BUILDING STILL BEARS THE SCARS OF THE BLAZE AND THESE HAVE BECOME PART OF ITS HISTORY

    7-Jun-2007

    BUILDING STUDY
  • EXHIBITION

    22-Feb-2007

    REVIEW
  • BOOK

    15-Feb-2007

    REVIEW
  • LARCH BOARDS ARE PAINTED IN COLOURS REMINISCENT OF BIRD PLUMAGE OR ARMY CAMOUFLAGE

    21-Dec-2006

    BUILDING STUDY
  • EXHIBITION

    14-Dec-2006

    REVIEW
  • EXHIBITION

    2-Nov-2006

    REVIEW
  • BOOK

    5-Oct-2006

    REVIEW
  • WE DON'T WEAR GREY SUITS EVERY DAY - WHY SHOULD WE BE STUCK WITH GREY BUILDINGS?

    5-Oct-2006

    BUILDING STUDY
  • SOLID AND ESSENTIALLY RATIONAL, REFLECTING PUGIN'S BUILDERLY APPROACH TO DESIGN

    13-Jul-2006

    BUILDING STUDY
  • BOOK

    6-Jul-2006

    REVIEW
  • BOOK

    29-Jun-2006

    REVIEW
  • PREFABRICATION HAS ALWAYS BEEN A CHALLENGE TO CONVENTIONAL NOTIONS OF THE ARCHITECT'S ROLE

    25-May-2006

    BUILDING STUDY
  • The steam trains had only recently gone when Richard Rogers and Norman Foster discovered Murray Mews

    18-May-2006

    Murray Mews will be familiar to readers of Bryan Appleyard’s racy 1986 biography of Richard Rogers.
  • IT INTRODUCES AN ELEMENT OF LEVITY INTO THE SERIOUS BUSINESS OF AIR TRAVEL

    27-Apr-2006

    BUILDING STUDY
  • EXHIBITION

    20-Apr-2006

    REVIEW
  • 'POOR DETAILING, AND DEFINITELY NOT A WITTY PO-MO REFERENCE' IS THE REACTION OF THE ARCHITECT

    23-Mar-2006

    BUILDING STUDY
  • GILES WORSLEY 1961 - 2006

    26-Jan-2006

    OBITUARY
  • BOOK

    12-Jan-2006

    REVIEW
  • CIVIC IN AN ENTIRELY MODERN MANNER, BUT RESPECTFUL OF HARRIS' MONUMENTAL CLASSICISM

    12-Jan-2006

    BUILDING STUDY
  • EXHIBITION

    15-Dec-2005

    REVIEW
  • BOOK

    13-Oct-2005

    REVIEW
  • BOOK

    21-Jul-2005

    REVIEW - Modern: The Modern Movement in Britain By Alan Powers and Morley von Sternberg.Merrell, 2005. £35 1.
  • SHOW TIME AT THE RA

    2-Jun-2005

    The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition opens next week. The AJ/Bovis award for the best exhibit in the architecture room was won by Smout Allen, with high commendations going to Stanton Williams and Stephenson Bell, while CJ Lim won the award for the best submission by a first-time exhibitor Given that the recently elected president of the Royal Academy (RA) is one of Britain's leading architects (Nicholas Grimshaw), it is surprising that the architecture room in the Summer Exhibition ...
  • A casebook history

    14-Apr-2005

    reviews - The Presence of the Case Study Houses by Ethel Buisson and Thomas Billard. Birkhäuser, 2004. 336pp. £45
  • HOME OFFICE COMFORTS

    10-Mar-2005

    Addressing the urban environment and working closely with an artist were key to Terry Farrell's development for the Home Office
  • Style and substance

    3-Feb-2005

    Philip Johnson died last week at the age of 98. Kenneth Powell explores the history of a unique and often controversial figure
  • Basic instinct

    13-Jan-2005

    building study - The Brindley, a much-needed performing arts building for Runcorn by John Miller + Partners, is also a symbol of its urban renewal, achieved not through blob or shard but by a more traditional, rational Modernism
  • Breaking the mould

    2-Dec-2004

    review - Place: A Story of Modelmaking, Menageries and Paper Rounds By Terry Farrell. Laurence King, 2004. 288pp. £29.95
  • Past and present

    2-Dec-2004

    ajenda - As Sir John Soane's Museum looks forward to expansion, in both residence and outlook, Kenneth Powell considers its achievements under curator Margaret Richardson, who retires next year after a decade in charge
  • High and mighty

    25-Nov-2004

    STIRLING PRIZE 04
  • GAMBLING WITH THE FUTURE

    4-Nov-2004

    ajenda - This month sees the tenth anniversary of the first National Lottery draw.Kenneth Powell assesses the impact it has had on architecture
  • Strength in diversity

    7-Oct-2004

    review - Christopher Dresser 1834-1904: A Design Revolution At the Victoria and Albert Museum, London SW7, until 5 December
  • Prize guy

    26-Aug-2004

    people - As the only architect practising in the UK on this year's Stirling jury, Edward Cullinan will represent the profession with an open mind and a love of democracy
  • RIVERSIDE REVIVAL

    29-Jul-2004

    building study - Patel Taylor has transformed a 1960s eyesore in Putney into Thames-side housing and made major additions to the public realm
  • Art house

    10-Jun-2004

    building study
  • Room with a view

    3-Jun-2004

    Next week sees the opening of the Royal Academy's annual Summer Exhibition. Gordon Benson's model of Benson & Forsyth's Battersea Power Station housing project picked up the £10,000 AJ/Bovis Award for the best piece of work in the architecture room, while a pair of models by Brisac Gonzalez Architects was awarded the £5,000 prize for best piece by a first-time exhibitor.
  • Patrick Nuttgens (1930-2004)

    25-Mar-2004

    Arriving in York in 1962, Patrick Nuttgens found a city 'already scarred by modern intrusions, displaying a remarkable lack of scholarship and an equally remarkable vulgarity'. Nuttgens, who has died at the age of 74, was an architect and educator with a passionate commitment to the Modernist cause in architecture and design, who was equally keen to conserve the best of the past - and frequently depressed by the failure of Modernism to contribute positively to the fabric of historic ...
  • Divine decoration

    18-Mar-2004

    review
  • Workers' paradise

    11-Mar-2004

    building study
  • History revision

    26-Feb-2004

    Building study
  • Power Macs

    12-Feb-2004

    building study
  • Glorious Goodwood

    5-Feb-2004

    people
  • Collected works

    27-Nov-2003

    review
  • A Modern man

    20-Nov-2003

    Paul Rudolph: The Late Work By Roberto de Alba. Princeton Architectural Press, 2003. 224pp. £30
  • At our Whit's end

    30-Oct-2003

    people
  • Squaring up

    30-Oct-2003

    building study
  • Comfort zone

    25-Sep-2003

    building study
  • Complementary health

    25-Sep-2003

    people
  • Shed aesthetics

    14-Aug-2003

    building study
  • Roman Briton

    17-Jul-2003

    'Bob the Roman': Heroic Antiquity & the Architecture of Robert Adam At Sir John Soane's Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2, until 27 September
  • Golden age?

    26-Jun-2003

    review
  • Flight attendant

    29-May-2003

    people
  • FLIGHT FANTASTIC (2 of 2)

    29-May-2003

    aj construction study
  • Sir Philip Powell (1921-2003)

    15-May-2003

    In partnership with Jacko Moya, the late Sir Philip Powell was responsible for some of the most popular and humane post-war Modern buildings, and was a distinguished member of the Royal Fine Art Commission, writes Kenneth Powell
  • EVOLUTION NOT REVOLUTION

    24-Apr-2003

    aj building study
  • The old school

    24-Apr-2003

    review
  • Allure of the exotic

    17-Apr-2003

    review
  • Healing hand

    10-Apr-2003

    aj building study
  • Radicals revisited

    10-Apr-2003

    review
  • Boxing clever

    27-Mar-2003

    aj building study
  • Enter stage right

    6-Mar-2003

    aj building study
  • ADIA

    20-Feb-2003

    Kohn Pedersen Fox continues to rethink the office in terms of workplace design, environmental strategy and urban response.Here we look at some of its significant projects
  • Opening our eyes

    9-Jan-2003

    review
  • Work of art

    18-Jul-2002

    review
  • Fruits of the forest

    4-Jul-2002

    Edward Cullinan Architects' RIBA Award-winning Downland Gridshell triumphs by combining the use of modern timber technology with energy efficiency and sustainability
  • Swiss Expo shames Dome failings

    4-Jul-2002

    The Three Lakes region (around the lakes of Neuchatel, Biel and Morat, roughly equidistant from Basel and Geneva) is prosaically described as 'Switzerland's biggest vegetable patch'. Though not a prime tourist destination it is, in fact, visually stunning - a terrain of water, fields and vineyards, set against mountainous backdrops and dotted with small and prosperous historic towns of alternately French and Germanic character.
  • Over the top

    27-Jun-2002

    review
  • Academic exercise

    20-Jun-2002

    The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, complete with architecture models and drawings, is now open. But what is it trying to say? Kenneth Powell takes a look The same question is asked every year: what function does the architecture room at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition actually serve?
  • Ancient and modern

    25-Apr-2002

    aj building study Stanton Williams' visitor centre, commissioned by English Heritage, is one of Yorkshire's best contemporary buildings, and part of a major reworking of the Whitby Abbey site
  • ABK in Ireland

    28-Mar-2002

    Over the past 40 years, the practice of Ahrends, Burton and Koralek has developed a special affinity with the Emerald Isle, forging an enduring success that looks set to continue
  • Devonshire cream

    28-Mar-2002

    BUILDING STUDY: Bennetts Associates' redevelopment of a former BT site in Devonshire Square in the City of London offers an alternative to the standard masonry-clad and glazed office facades
  • Squire's London pride

    28-Feb-2002

    Squire and Partners is ringing the changes as it belatedly celebrates its silver jubilee. Proud of its 'London architecture', the practice is now looking to build on its successes further afield Squire and Partners' actual 25th birthday was last year - Michael Squire founded the practice in 1976 - but the celebrations have sensibly been held over until now. Towards the end of 2001, the office underwent a dramatic change of address, from a stucco terrace in South Kensington to a back ...
  • The right move

    28-Feb-2002

    aj building study
  • Art of living

    14-Feb-2002

    BUILDING STUDY: Following on the success of its gallery at Roche Court, near Salisbury, Munkenbeck + Marshall has added an artist's house to display art in a domestic context
  • Bank statement

    24-Jan-2002

    BUILDING STUDY: Swanke Hayden Connell Architects has taken an inaccessible backland in Newgate and created a 'simple', 'undemonstrative' HQ for financial powerhouse Merrill Lynch that complements, rather than competes with, the City of London's historic p
  • The Wright spirit

    22-Nov-2001

    building study
  • An independent mind

    18-Oct-2001

    review
  • Faith in the city

    27-Sep-2001

    BUILDING STUDY: Halliday Clark's Immanuel College in Thackley, on the outskirts of Bradford, is the first Church of England secondary school in the city. Built around a quadrangle, it is collegiate in feel and has a lightness far removed from conventional
  • Spirit of adventure

    13-Sep-2001

    BUILDING STUDY: Birds Portchmouth Russum's innovative footbridge across a busy road in London's East Ham joins together two halves of an existing girls' school, bringing a much-needed presence to this down-at-heel part of London
  • Wedded to tradition

    26-Jul-2001

    review
  • California still dreaming

    7-Jun-2001

    Public transport and conservation are all the rage in Los Angeles, archetypal city of the car, writes Kenneth Powell
  • High principles

    24-May-2001

    London can't turn its back on tall buildings, but will the support of Mayor Ken Livingstone be enough to ensure that the capital maintains its status as a city of contrast and counterpoise? Kenneth Powell reports on the debate from the AJ's 'Tall Storeys'
  • home and away

    10-May-2001

    David Chipperfield sees his work as 'essentially European' - lucky, as most of his jobs are on the continent rather than in the UK. But that could be set to change with his practice's shortlisting for the BBC headquarters in Glasgow by kenneth powell. pho
  • realistic regeneration

    26-Apr-2001

    Sheffield is aiming to become the north's biggest cultural and commercial mecca. At the centre of this drive is Sir Hugh Sykes, previously chair of Sheffield Development Corporation, who is aiming to put the heart back into the city by kenneth powell. pho
  • Industrial revolution

    5-Apr-2001

    Wilkinson Eyre has used innovative engineering and design techniques at a new tourist attraction in the manufacturing wastelands of South Yorkshire to forge inspiration where once there was dereliction
  • Inspiring enigma

    5-Apr-2001

    Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Architect, Artist, Icon By John McKean. Lomond Books, 2000. 160pp. £10
  • the heat is on

    5-Apr-2001

    Stephen Feber has a tough mission - to mastermind a successful National Lottery-backed tourist attraction in the North. But he is not daunted: he believes the Magna project's mix of fun and education will prove a winner by kenneth powell. photograph by sh
  • 'Kilted crusader' dies, aged 71

    11-Jan-2001

    As a founder member of the Victorian Society, Roderick Gradidge used his striking personality to fight for the work he admired
  • Holding court

    7-Dec-2000

    Despite the furore over the British Museum's south portico, Foster and Partners'Great Court, with its newly restored Reading Room, provides a triumphant public forum at the museum's heart
  • Much larger than life

    23-Nov-2000

    London: The Biography By Peter Ackroyd. Chatto & Windus, 2000. 820pp. £25
  • Bridging the divide

    16-Nov-2000

    In the first of a two-part examination of innovative social housing we look at two urban projects in north London: Shepheard Epstein Hunter's redevelopment of Stonebridge Estate; and a hostel and flats for the Peabody Trust by Fraser Brown MacKenna
  • Bangor University Campus by Nicholas Hare

    26-Oct-2000

    Nicholas Hare has brought a proper sense of style to his namesake’s creation with two appropriately fitting new university buildings at Bangor in Wales
  • Haileybury and Imperial Service College by Studio E

    21-Sep-2000

    The grown-up architecture of Studio E’s accommodation for 120 of Haileybury and Imperial Service College’s female pupils should equip them well for life beyond the school
  • From opposite poles

    31-Aug-2000

    review
  • Core values

    3-Aug-2000

    With its CASPAR city-centre apartments in Leeds for the Peabody Trust, Levitt Bernstein has attempted to bring young people into to the city centre with a simple, inexpensive modular construction
  • Expressive engineering

    13-Jul-2000

    building study Sir Owen Williams’ 1930s Daily Express building on Fleet Street has regained its dramatic street elevation with Hurley, Robertson and Associates’ bold mixture of preservation and innovation
  • Affairs of the art

    6-Jul-2000

    The Lowry, Michael Wilford’s £105 million centre in Salford Quays, has become a cultural landmark as well as a fitting home for the matchstick men, cats and dogs depicted in L S Lowry’s works
  • The spirit of surrealism

    29-Jun-2000

    The former Dean Orphanage, now the Dean Gallery, is one of a remarkable series of 'paupers' palaces' located around the Water of Leith, on the green western fringe of Edinburgh's New Town.
  • Country boys

    18-May-2000

    Richard Burton, Peter Ahrends and Paul Koralek have been partners in ABK for 40 years and have stuck together for better and for worse, from the Prince's carbuncle speech to the new British Embassy in Moscow by kenneth powell. photograph by guy jordan
  • Beautiful and damned Art Nouveau 1890-1914 At The Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7 until 30 July Art Nouveau By Stephen Escritt. Phaidon, 2000. 448pp. £14.95

    27-Apr-2000

    Back in 1936, Nikolaus Pevsner included - apparently with some misgivings - a chapter on Art Nouveau in his vastly influential Pioneers of the Modern Movement. While conceding the significance of the movement as a protest against the strict historicism and moral certainties of the nineteenth century, Pevsner warned his readers that 'for a revolution, it is suspiciously sophisticated and refined, and ... entirely lacking in a social conscience.' How could people live in a Gaudi apartment, ...
  • Powerhouse In transforming Bankside power station into the Tate Modern, Herzog & de Meuron has created a flexible gallery which retains the monumentality of the original building . Photographs by Rich

    27-Apr-2000

    aj; building study
  • Wild at heart

    24-Feb-2000

    aj building study: At the Wetlands Conservation Centre at Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, ECD Architects combined existing facilities and new build to create an environmentally friendly building which sits happily in its context
  • Ceaseless explorations

    3-Feb-2000

    Renzo Piano: Un Regard Construit At Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, until 27 March
  • Glasgow Lighthouse AJ 12/19.8.99

    27-Jan-2000

    Page & Park's imaginative transformation of Mackintosh's Herald building has given Glasgow a rich and vibrant centre for architecture and design
  • Great but not Modern H H Richardson: The Architect, His Peers, and Their Era Edited by Maureen Meister. MIT Press, 1999. 153pp. £13.95

    27-Jan-2000

    review
  • A catholic modernism

    20-Jan-2000

    review
  • Business class

    21-Oct-1999

    aj - building study; Proctor Matthews' building for Oxford Business Park represents a radical departure from the bland universalism of science park architecture.. Photographs by Charlotte Wood
  • Wake up to reality

    1-Jul-1999

    Zaha Hadid's radicalism is undimmed, but as her increasing workload allows her vision to be realised, she is evolving and redefining her approach
  • Immense imagination

    24-Jun-1999

    review
  • Were the 1970s really the decade that style forgot?

    15-Apr-1999

    On Saturday, the conference moved beyond purely architectural matters to address issues of style, fashion and, indeed, 'lifestyle' - not to forget 'heritage'.
  • 'Foster's thinks grey is a colour'

    18-Feb-1999

    'Foster's thinks grey is a colour' - an old jibe, but one which, perhaps, contained a grain of truth at a time when the work of the Foster office was heading towards refinement and attenuation at the expense of expressive drama. The results can be seen in a projects of the late 1980s and early 90s. By its nature, High-Tech architecture - the category in which Norman Foster's work used to be bracketed (to his irritation) - celebrated fine materials: steel and other metals, concrete and ...
  • A city for new labour Following its days as 'the socialist republic of South Yorkshire' with associated heroic architecture, Sheffield suffered a Thatcherite slump. Now it is being recreated in the sp

    22-Oct-1998

    SHEFFIELD
  • The Piper Building

    24-Sep-1998

    The Piper Building in West London, converted into apartments by Lifschutz Davidson, offers the sort of spaces architects dream of fitting out. We feature the building and see how different architects have seized the opportunity
  • Architecture as a social art Feilden Clegg celebrates 20 years of balancing modernism with tradition and romanticism with technological rationalism

    10-Sep-1998

    FEILDEN CLEGG ARCHITECTS
  • Mainstream history has a critical wit

    16-Jul-1998

    review
  • A pool of ideas

    21-May-1998

    BUILDING STUDY; HAILEYBURY POOL
  • Cross-section of the Portuguese scene

    7-May-1998

    review
  • Handsome tribute to an American master

    16-Apr-1998

    review
  • Second generation

    9-Apr-1998

    BUILDING STUDY
  • Building on success

    5-Feb-1998

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