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Boris Johnson

Boris: London 'needs 600 new schools and 1.75million more homes'

1-Aug-2014 | By Jim Dunton

To meet London’s growing population over the next 35 years, the capital will need new river crossings and public transport in addition to schools and housing according to a report by the mayor

Jane Duncan

Jane Duncan: The nine per cent president

1-Aug-2014

In the first of a regular series, the AJ profiles Jane Duncan, the RIBA’s president elect who was voted in by a tiny proportion of the profession

Peter Hall

Obituary: Peter Hall (1932 – 2014)

31-Jul-2014 | By

Planner, urbanist, geographer and ‘intellectual giant’ Peter Hall has died aged 82

Wakefield Market Hall by David Adjaye. Photography by Dominik Gigler

Adjaye voices ‘regret’ over Wakefield Market Hall demolition plans

31-Jul-2014 | By , Jim Dunton

Architect David Adjaye has spoken of his ‘huge regret’ over Wakefield Council’s decision to allow the demolition of the six-year-old market hall he designed for the city

Richard MacCormac

Yentob claims reconciliation for MacCormac over BBC snub

31-Jul-2014 | By

Richard MacCormac visited BBC Broadcasting House three times in his final months and had reached ‘some reconciliation’ over the project, according to the corporation’s creative director, Alan Yentob

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Backlash begins over Farrell’s Bishopsgate scheme

30-Jul-2014 | By , Tim Clark

A campaign group is attempting to halt Terry Farrell’s Bishopsgate Goods Yard scheme amid a chorus of concern over the project’s height and impact

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Ministers set for talks on chief architect role

30-Jul-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Culture minister Ed Vaizey is to meet new housing and planning minister Brandon Lewis over proposals to appoint a new national chief architect

Heneghan Peng’s competition-winning Palestinian Museum scheme near Ramallah in the West Bank

Heneghan Peng's Palestinian Museum goes ahead despite Gaza conflict

30-Jul-2014 | By

The Irish practice’s competition-winning Palestinian Museum is on schedule to open in 2016 – despite escalating conflict in the region

Sainsbury’s Building, Worcester College, Oxford (1980 – 1983). Image: Richard Bryant

Richard Murphy on MacCormac's architectural legacy

30-Jul-2014 | By Richard Murphy

Richard Murphy chooses the top five buildings by his ‘architectural dad’, Richard MacCormac

Fears over latest fall in building-conservation officers

30-Jul-2014 | By Jim Dunton

The number of historic buildings conservation officers employed by councils has dropped by 35 per cent over the past eight years, prompting fears the nation’s built heritage is being jeopardised

Tower 42 by Richard Seifert (NatWest Tower)

Raft of late 20th-century offices eyed up for listing

29-Jul-2014 | By , Tim Clark

English Heritage is looking at 14 post-war offices for possible protection under its 30-year listing rule

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Tributes pour in for Richard MacCormac Video

29-Jul-2014 | By

Tributes have poured in for the former RIBA President and founder of MJP Architects Richard MacCormac, who died aged 75 at the weekend

Obituary: Richard MacCormac (1938-2014)

28-Jul-2014 | By

Richard MacCormac, the former RIBA President and founder of MJP Architects, has died aged 75 following a long illness

1st Thomas Heatherwick

Heatherwick named for Yorkshire Maggie’s Centre

28-Jul-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Thomas Heatherwick is to design a new cancer care centre for Maggie’s in the grounds of St James’s University Hospital in Leeds

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Ex-construction minister 'shocked' by Hadid's Qatar stance

28-Jul-2014 | By

Former construction minister Nick Raynsford has demanded Zaha Hadid use her influence to improve site conditions in Qatar following revelations that hundreds of workers have died building World Cup projects in the Gulf state

North-south section

Renzo Piano reveals plans for 'prehistoric' attraction

28-Jul-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Shard architect Renzo Piano’s practice is working up plans for a prehistoric-themed visitor attraction in a Dorset quarry

Royal Albert Docks

Architects named for second phase of £1bn Asian Business Port

25-Jul-2014 | By

A raft of prominent architects has been appointed to provide detailed design work for the second phase of London’s newest business district in the Royal Albert Docks.

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Students demand shorter courses as higher university fees take toll

25-Jul-2014 | By

Nearly two thirds of students believe architectural education lasts too long

Stormy Castle, Gower by Loyn and Co

Loyn & Co's Stormy Castle scoops Welsh Gold Medal

2-Aug-2014 | By

Loyn & Co has picked up the Welsh Gold Medal for Architecture for its Stormy Castle house in South Wales

Middleton Hall

Hull planners back controversial changes to Leslie Martin building

1-Aug-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Controversial plans to extend a Hull University auditorium designed by architect Leslie Martin have been approved despite concerns the work would ‘irrevocably compromise’ the structure.

Peter Hall

Rogers pays tribute to ‘most important planner in post-war Britain’

1-Aug-2014 | By

Richard Rogers has paid tribute to the urbanist and planner Peter Hall, who died earlier this week, aged 82

Colville Estate in east London - Phase 3 approved July 2014

Hackney approves towers by Karakusevic Carson and Chipperfield

1-Aug-2014 | By

Karakusevic Carson Architects and David Chipperfield Architects have won planning for two apartment towers on the Colville Estate in Hackney, east London

Je Ahn and Maria Smith of the east London-based practice Studio Weave

Studio Weave bags £10,000 RIBA research money

1-Aug-2014 | By

Studio Weave has been awarded £10,000 in the RIBA Research Trust Awards

Old Post Office - RIBA Enterprises\' HQ in Newcastle

JDDK wins contest to overhaul RIBA Enterprises HQ

1-Aug-2014 | By

JDDK has picked up the job to overhaul the headquarters of RIBA Enterprises in Newcastle

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BIG reveals Danish super zoo

1-Aug-2014 | By

Danish practice BIG has revealed plans for a 1.2million m² zoo in central Denmark

Farrell Review

Lords voice support for ‘greater architecture training’

1-Aug-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Terry Farrell’s proposals to boost the appreciation of architecture among planners, highways engineers and councillors – as well as boosting education for children and adults – have won cross-party support in the House of Lords

Large Spindle Piece (1974) by Henry Moore. Image: The Henry Moore Foundation Archive

Henry Moore sculpture to be installed at King's Cross Square

31-Jul-2014 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

A sculpture by Henry Moore is being permanently installed at Stanton Williams’ redeveloped King’s Cross Square later this month

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Writing Prize 2014: Deadline extended

31-Jul-2014 | By Ann-Marie Corvin

The deadline for the AJ’s Writing Prize, worth £1,000 to the winner, has been extended until 2 September

Studio Octopi\'s Bradfield College Greek Theatre

Studio Octopi completes revamp of Greek-style amphitheatre

31-Jul-2014 | By

Studio Octopi has recently completed this overhaul of a 150-year-old Greek-style amphitheatre built in a former quarry at Bradfield College, Berkshire

North Wharf

Assael towers win planning in Paddington

31-Jul-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Westminster City Council has approved plans by Assael Architecture for a mixed-use tower scheme on a former school site in Paddington, London

Foster + Partners\' proposed mixed-use towers scheme in San Francisco

Foster submits San Francisco towers scheme

31-Jul-2014 | By

[First look] Foster + Partners has submitted a planning application for this 186,000m² mixed-use, double tower scheme in San Francisco

Eastbourne Pier on fire (30 July 2014)

Eastbourne pier fire guts arcade building Video

31-Jul-2014 | By

A fire has ripped through Eastbourne pier, leaving only a metal skeleton

Soane\'s design for a Grand National Entrance into the Metropolis to be situated at Kensington Gore. Image: Sir John Soane\'s Museum

Soane curator on Napoleon’s impact on British architecture

31-Jul-2014 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

The Soane Museum’s curator Jerzy Kierkuc-Bielinski talks about how Napoleon and Anglo-French relations influenced John Soane and 19th century British architecture

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TDO unveils Peckham car park pavilion Video

14-Jul-2014 | By

TDO Architecture has completed a temporary pavilion at Frank’s Cafe on the rooftop of a car park in Peckham, London

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Forticrete roundtable

Forticrete roundtable: specifying green

28-Jul-2014 | By

The experts at this AJ/Forticrete roundtable give their top tips on how to get contractors to take your green specifications seriously

AJ/Forticrete roundtable

Forticrete roundtable: full transcript

28-Jul-2014 | By

The full transcript of the AJ/Forticrete roundtable on specifying green design

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