Issue : March 2008
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Building regulations: foreign affairsSubscription
UK architects working abroad find that building regulations vary wildly between countries
Contemporary Housing TypesSubscription
As part of its series of patternbooks, the AJ has published a set of one- and two- bedroom apartment plans by contemporary UK architects. A selection of plans and site plans are published below and the full pdf is available for download here.
Stephen Taylor Architects’ latest completion on Charlotte St in Shoreditch, east London, is a mixed-use building that he originally was going to live in with his family and for which he has acted as the developer. Above the ground floor and basement gallery/commercial unit is a family house, fitted into two floors and with a roof terrace looking across the rooftops of this former warehouse district.Photography by David Grandorge
Chipperfield wins Spanish city masterplan compSubscription
David Chipperfield Architects has won an international design competition for the masterplan of a new art and technology quarter in Segovia, central Spain.
Chapman Taylor shopping centre hit by vandalsSubscription
Vandals have targeted Chapman Taylor's recently completed Grand Arcade shopping centre in Cambridge.
Last week's Japanese godfather sites were examples of the Famous Architect Website.
French architect Jean Nouvel has won the 2008 Pritzker Prize.
Sense of directionSubscription
Mimoa has been going for a bit more than a year. It's a tad chaotic but you sense that it's the consequence of its promoters, two young Amsterdam architects, Mieke and Naomi, having new ideas for the site and bolting them on.
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