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External insulation causing ‘irreversible’ damage to housing stock, experts warn

1-Sep-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Architects and conservationists have warned of the risk of ‘largely irreversible’ visual damage to Victorian and Edwardian homes from the government’s huge programme of external insulation

New College Oxford. Image by Olaf Davis

Mikhail Riches and Jamie Fobert in mix for New College jobs

1-Sep-2014 | By

Mikhail Riches and Jamie Fobert are among 10 practices shortlisted for two separate projects at New College in Oxford

Revised images of Stephen Holl\'s Maggie\'s Centre at St Bartholomew\'s Hospital

Holl’s controversial Maggie’s plans face legal challenge

29-Aug-2014 | By

The leader of the group campaigning against Steven Holl’s planned Maggie’s Centre at St Bart’s has launched judicial review proceedings to block the contentious scheme

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Exploring the AJ Buildings Library: Coffey on Robinson College

29-Aug-2014 | By Phil Coffey

Phil Coffey, founder of Coffey Architects, tells us about Gillespie, Kidd & Coia’s ‘richest work’: Robinson College at the University of Cambridge

Thomas Heatherwick, aged 7, playing with a German ‘Fischertechnik’ toy and showing an early interest in mechanical art

Profile: Who is the real Heatherwick?

29-Aug-2014

Despite his modest and soft-spoken manner, the designer is a tireless networker ‘obsessed’ with his work and chasing ever-greater challenges

The crumbling ruins of Gillespie, Kidd & Coia’s St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross

Avanti tipped to win St Peter’s Seminary rescue project - again

28-Aug-2014 | By

Avanti has emerged as favourite to win the long-awaited job to ‘rescue’ Gillespie Kidd & Coia’s St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross

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Asbestos legal advice website launched by RMJM families

28-Aug-2014 | By

Site backed by RIBA and RIAS will provide help and information on compensation claims

Shelter and PRP\'s shortlisted proposal

Wolfson Prize: 40 Garden Cities needed to solve housing crisis

28-Aug-2014 | By Tim Clark

Plans by the three of the five finalists vying for this year’s Wolfson Economics Prize propose building up to 40 new garden cities to solve the housing crisis

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Grimshaw team picked for £1bn Northern Line job

28-Aug-2014 | By

Grimshaw has won the race to design the huge £1billion Northern Line extension, including new underground stations at Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms

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Number of women architects on the up

27-Aug-2014 | By

The number of women architects joining the profession is rising, according to the latest figures released by the Architects Registration Board (ARB)

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Sector split over where 'chief architect' should sit in government

27-Aug-2014 | By Jim Dunton

The RIBA and the Design Council have expressed differing views on where a ‘chief architect’ should sit in government if ministers adopt Terry Farrell’s proposals to create the post

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Survey: How would Scottish independence impact architects?

27-Aug-2014 | By

Take the AJ’s survey and tell us what independence would mean for Scottish architects

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Mayor says Thames Airport would 'support more jobs'

26-Aug-2014 | By Tim Clark

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has claimed that a new Estuary Airport would support a third more jobs than Heathrow and more than five times as many jobs as an expanded Gatwick

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US critic apologises after Zaha sues over Qatar deaths article

26-Aug-2014 | By

American architecture critic who wrote allegedly defamatory article issues statement voicing regret over an ‘error’

The heat sensitive cells spelling out I O U,

US engineers design 'octopus' camouflage material

22-Aug-2014 | By Tim Clark

The University of Illinois has developed a new colour changing material which it predicts could have architectural uses

Old Court at Clare College

Witherford Watson Mann lands £20m Cambridge college refurb

21-Aug-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Clare College in Cambridge has appointed Stirling Prize-winning architect Witherford Watson Mann to lead on the £20million refurbishment of its grade I-listed Old Court building

Andy MacMillan at Our Lady of Good Counsel

Platt on MacMillan: 'He never left the Mac and the Mac never left him'

21-Aug-2014 | By Chris Platt

Head of the Mackintosh School of Architecture Chris Platt remembers the Scottish architect and academic Andy MacMillan who died earlier this week

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Scottish architects launch yes campaign

20-Aug-2014 | By

A new campaign group of pro-independence architects is set to launch tomorrow (21 August)

Under threat - Richard Seifert\'s Berners Street scheme

C20 Society warns against demolition of early Seifert building

1-Sep-2014 | By

The Twentieth Century Society has raised concerns over plans by developer Derwent to demolish the Seifert and Partners’ designed former Copyright House building in central London.

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Architects battle for staff as workloads and wages rise

1-Sep-2014 | By

Practices are facing increasing competition for staff as workloads continue to increase, according to both recruitment specialists and the RIBA

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Hawksmoor-inspired beach hut unwrapped in Folkestone

1-Sep-2014 | By Tim Clark

Artist Pablo Bronstein has created this beach hut in the style of Nicholas Hawksmoor for the Folkestone Triennial 2014

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TateHindle completes City refurb

29-Aug-2014 | By

TateHindle has unwrapped this renovation of a seven storey office block in the City of London

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Studio Myerscough reveals Swing it! installation

29-Aug-2014 | By

Studio Myerscough has installed a series of swings at the grade II*-listed Orangery in Wakefield, West Yorkshire

RMJM\'s competition-winning tower scheme in Doumen, China

RMJM wins ‘fish-shaped’ tower project in China

29-Aug-2014 | By

RMJM has won an international design competition for a new skyscraper in China, shaped like a fish

Invisible Studio\'s competition-winning design for a new ‘mess’ facility for workers at the National Arboretum in Westonbirt

Double victory for Invisible Studio in West of England

29-Aug-2014 | By

Invisible Studio has won two major design contests in the West of England

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Scottish architects join other business leaders to declare yes vote

29-Aug-2014 | By

More than 200 business leaders, including a number of Scottish Architects, have signed a letter declaring they will vote yes in the Scottish referendum next month

Andy MacMillan with Isi Metzstein at Gillespie Kidd and Coia

Ellis Woodman on the legacy of Andy MacMillan

28-Aug-2014 | By Ellis Woodman

AJ critic-at-large Ellis Woodman assesses the legacy of Andy MacMillan, a driving force at post-war legends Gillespie Kidd & Coia

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Obituary: Philip Dowson (1924 – 2014) Video

28-Aug-2014 | By

A founding partner of Arup Associates, Philip Dowson, has died, aged 90

PRP Chobham Manor

PRP sees revenue and profit jump

28-Aug-2014 | By Tim Clark

PRP Architects’ profits haved jumped by 18 per cent to £5.1million from £4.3million on the back of an increasing workload.

Yasmeen Lari at her headquarters in Moak Sharif village where they also experiment with organic farming. Image: Al Jazeera

Rebel Architect #2: Yasmeen Lari and traditional architecture Video

28-Aug-2014 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

The second in a series on radical architects shows how a return to traditional building techniques has helped those affected by natural disasters in Pakistan

Wolfson Garden Cities: Barton WIllmore

Wolfson Prize Garden Cities: Barton Willmore calls for 40 new towns

28-Aug-2014 | By Tim Clark

Barton Willmore has called for an ambitious plan to build 40 new towns and up to two million new homes across England and Wales in its final submission to the 2014 Wolfson Economics Prize

Can Lis by Jorn Utzon. Photo: Anthony Coleman

Mary Duggan visits Utzon's Majorcan summer house

28-Aug-2014 | By Mary Duggan

Last days of summer: Mary Duggan immerses herself in Jørn Utzon’s legendary Can Lis summer home in Majorca and looks at the effects a house can have on lifestyle

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ARB's legal fees balloon again

27-Aug-2014 | By

The amount the Architects Registration Board (ARB) spends on legal fees each year has mushroomed again - increasing from £853,648 to a huge £938,557 

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Video: Building Jeffry's House Video

26-Aug-2014 | By

See a time-lapse video of the construction of the competition-winning thatched folly at the Ards Forest Park in Donegal, Ireland

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

External wall insulation

External insulation causing ‘irreversible’ damage to housing stock, experts warn

1-Sep-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Architects and conservationists have warned of the risk of ‘largely irreversible’ visual damage to Victorian and Edwardian homes from the government’s huge programme of external insulation

Shelter and PRP\'s shortlisted proposal

Wolfson Prize: 40 Garden Cities needed to solve housing crisis

28-Aug-2014 | By Tim Clark

Plans by the three of the five finalists vying for this year’s Wolfson Economics Prize propose building up to 40 new garden cities to solve the housing crisis

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