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RIBA: election prompts jitters over public sector work

26-Mar-2015 | By Jim Dunton

Uncertainty over the outcome of next months’ general election is driving down forecasts for public-sector work among architects, according to the latest RIBA Future Trends survey

Nicholas Hare\'s Stratford School Academy scheme in east London

Priority School programme 'goes against best practice'

26-Mar-2015 | By Keith Cooper

Ministers’ bid to slash the cost of school building projects with formulaic designs has delivered little more than ‘functional’ boxes with sub-standard features that may in some cases increase bullying and vandalism

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Alpine fantasy? Morphosis reveals Europe's tallest skyscraper in Switzerland

25-Mar-2015 | By

Super-tall tower by Thom Mayne’s practice proposed next to Peter Zumthor’s legendary Therme Vals spa

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Boris refuses independent audit of Garden Bridge procurement

25-Mar-2015 | By

London mayor likens Heatherwick to Michelangelo as he is forced to respond to AJ’s FOI revelations

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Q&A with Small Projects winners Carmody Groarke

25-Mar-2015 | By

Carmody Groarke founders Andy Groarke and Kevin Carmody talk to the AJ about what it means to win the Small Projects Prize 2015

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Lords report: case for HS2 ‘not proven’

25-Mar-2015 | By Jim Dunton

The government has failed to demonstrate a ‘convincing case’ for the investment of £50bn in a new high-speed rail network, according to a House of Lords report

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RIBA moves to scrap Part 3 Video

25-Mar-2015 | By

RIBA councillors have voted through a suite of proposals to reform architectural education and potentially end the current Parts 1, 2 and 3 system

Canada Water scheme for Sellar Developments - designed by David Chipperfield Architects and Maccreanor Lavington

OMA and Chipperfield lined up for Canada Water housing

25-Mar-2015 | By

OMA, David Chipperfield Architects and Maccreanor Lavington Architects have been appointed to a framework covering 1,030 new homes in Canada Water

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Unexploded bomb causes Bermondsey architects to leave office

24-Mar-2015 | By

Michael Trentham Architects (MTA) evacuated from its office after huge Second World War bomb is found next door

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End of an era: Catherine Slessor leaves the AR

24-Mar-2015 | By

Catherine Slessor has left The Architectural Review (AR) after 23 years on the world’s leading monthly architecture magazine

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Council rejects Grafton's contest-winning Kingston University scheme Video

24-Mar-2015 | By

Kingston Upon Thames council has thrown out Grafton Architects’ competition-winning scheme for a new ‘flagship building’ at Kingston University

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Q&A with Small Projects-winning client Maggie's

24-Mar-2015 | By

Maggie’s chief executive Laura Lee talks to the AJ about the Small Projects Award-winning temporary cancer care centre at Clatterbridge

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New London School of Architecture opens for applications

23-Mar-2015 | By

The long-awaited, campus-less London School of Architecture (LSA) has opened for applications

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Sadie Morgan heads up new HS2 design review panel

23-Mar-2015 | By

The co-founder of dRMM, Sadie Morgan, has been appointed to lead a panel overseeing all the design on the HS2 rail link

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Revealed: cost of replacing Cheesegrater bolts

23-Mar-2015 | By , Tom Fitzpatrick

Steel manufacturer Severfield has revealed it has spent almost £1m on the programme of bolt replacement works at Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners’ (RSHP) Cheesegrater building

Avanti Architects\' competition-winning project to rebuild the Old Walworth Town Hall and Newington Library

Avanti wins Old Walworth Town Hall rebuild contest

23-Mar-2015 | By

Avanti Architects has won the contest to rebuild the Old Walworth Town Hall and Newington Library buildings which were struck by fire two years ago

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SOM reveals plans for new Egyptian capital

20-Mar-2015 | By

The London office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has revealed plans for a massive new urban extension to Cairo which will become Egypt’s ‘new governmental and business capital city’

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Aecom and Arup to draw up plans for Cardiff cable car

20-Mar-2015 | By

Cardiff is working up plans for a £100 million ‘transformational’ cable car linking Cardiff Bay with the city centre

Hush House offices to residential conversion in Chester by Ian Simpson Architects. Image by Ian Lawson

Ministers baulk at extending office-to-resi relaxation

26-Mar-2015 | By Jim Dunton

Proposals to extend a rule-relaxation allowing offices to be converted into homes without planning permission are absent from a new raft of reforms unveiled by ministers this week

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Revealed: 2015 RIBA South West Awards shortlist

26-Mar-2015 | By

Projects by Feilden Fowles, AHR, Glenn Howells and S333 have been shortlisted in the RIBA South West Awards

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Classicist to paint live at AJ/Dulux Trade event Video

26-Mar-2015 | By

Leading Classical architect George Saumarez Smith will be painting a work of art live at a free event on colour organised by the AJ and Dulux Trade next month

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Work starts on Henry Moore Foundation archive

26-Mar-2015 | By Keith Cooper

The second phase of Hugh Broughton Architects’ redevelopment of the Henry Moore Foundation’s complex has started on site

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Theis + Khan wins planning for church-led housing scheme in Watford

26-Mar-2015 | By

Theis + Khan has been given the go-ahead for a church and housing scheme in Watford

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Solar could provide 4% of UK power by 2020

26-Mar-2015 | By

Solar power could be responsible for providing four per cent of the UK’s electricity by 2020 thanks to the plunging costs of solar panels

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Second phase of Farrell's eco-town gets go-ahead

26-Mar-2015 | By

Planning permission has been granted for the second phase of the Farrell-masterplanned eco-town at North West Bicester

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Local authority architects society set for merger

25-Mar-2015 | By Jim Dunton

A membership body which promotes good architecture and shares knowledge about property services in councils is set to merge with its engineering counterpart

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Revealed: first images of 2015 Serpentine Pavilion

25-Mar-2015 | By

Madrid-based SelgasCano has revealed its designs for this year’s Serpentine Pavilion

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CoupDeVille designs semi-submerged London eco-house

25-Mar-2015 | By Tim Clark

CoupDeVille Architects has won planning for this partially submerged eco-house in south London

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WATCH: Animation of Zaha Hadid's Bee’ah HQ Video

25-Mar-2015 | By Michaila Hancock

Middle East waste management company Bee’ah has released this animation of its proposed Zaha Hadid-designed HQ in the United Arab Emirates

Canada Water scheme for Sellar Developments - designed by David Chipperfield Architects and Maccreanor Lavington

OMA and Chipperfield lined up for Canada Water housing

25-Mar-2015 | By

OMA, David Chipperfield Architects and Maccreanor Lavington Architects have been appointed to a framework covering 1,030 new homes in Canada Water

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Protesters gather outside RIBA over controversial Adonis report

25-Mar-2015 | By

Protesters campaigning against a new report by Labour minister Andrew Adonis rallied outside the RIBA last night (24 March)

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Adonis: Hundreds of 'city villages' could be created from council estates

24-Mar-2015 | By Keith Cooper

Council estates could make way for hundreds of new ‘city villages’ across London, according to a controverial new think-tank report

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RIBA contest opens for world’s remotest inhabited island

24-Mar-2015 | By

The RIBA has launched an international competition to overhaul government buildings on the remote island of Tristan in the South Atlantic Ocean

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WATCH: Animation of Zaha Hadid's Bee’ah HQ Video

25-Mar-2015 | By Michaila Hancock

Middle East waste management company Bee’ah has released this animation of its proposed Zaha Hadid-designed HQ in the United Arab Emirates

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Solar could provide 4% of UK power by 2020

26-Mar-2015 | By

Solar power could be responsible for providing four per cent of the UK’s electricity by 2020 thanks to the plunging costs of solar panels

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CoupDeVille designs semi-submerged London eco-house

25-Mar-2015 | By Tim Clark

CoupDeVille Architects has won planning for this partially submerged eco-house in south London

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