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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

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Applications to study architecture from overseas students rise

25-Jul-2014 | By

The number of applications from overseas students looking to study architecture in the UK has continued to rise now accounting for a third of the total


RIBA ‘losing touch with architects' following low election turnout

24-Jul-2014 | By

Profession responds to low turnout in RIBA elections as John Assael and Ben Derbyshire are elected to council on shake-up ticket

Jane Duncan, RIBA president 2015 candidate

Jane Duncan elected as next RIBA president Video

24-Jul-2014 | By

Jane Duncan will become the third female president of the RIBA after narrowly beating rival Oliver Richards

Thomas Heatherwick\'s Olympic Cauldron

Row over Olympic Cauldron design settled

24-Jul-2014 | By

London 2012 Games organisers have reached a settlement over claims Thomas Heatherwick’s designs for the Olympic Cauldron had originally been thought up by Amercian practice Atopia

Housing minister hits back at RIBA demand to build on green belt

24-Jul-2014 | By

The government’s new housing and planning minister, Brandon Lewis, has dismissed the RIBA’s call to build more new homes ‘on the unloved parts of the green belt’

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Farrell's huge Bishopsgate scheme submitted for planning

23-Jul-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Terry Farrell-masterplanned proposals to build 1,500 homes on east London’s former Bishopsgate goodsyard has been submitted for planning

NBBJ\'s rejected proposal for a new Children’s Hospital of Ireland in Dublin

BDP wins contest for Irish mega-hospital

23-Jul-2014 | By

BDP has seen off five other teams, including a bid led by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, to win the competition to design Dublin’s €650 million New Children’s Hospital (NCH)

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Richard Rogers renews Crossrail criticism

23-Jul-2014 | By

Richard Rogers has renewed his criticism of the £15 billion Crossrail project following the news that an architect designing more than a dozen Crossrail stations is to be replaced with another firm


Herzog & de Meuron high-rise approved as part of Canary Wharf extension

22-Jul-2014 | By

A huge new development in Canary Wharf, which includes a huge residential tower by Herzog & de Meuron, has won outline permission from Tower Hamlets

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London Assembly seeks homes boost from small firms

22-Jul-2014 | By Jim Dunton

London Mayor Boris Johnson has been urged to parcel up more of the capital’s surplus public land into smaller-sized plots to boost housebuilding by smaller developers

The Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, Wales

AOC wins Chapter Arts Centre expansion

22-Jul-2014 | By

AOC has triumphed in the competition to enlarge Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre

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International contest announced for new east London ‘Olympicopolis’

21-Jul-2014 | By

A major international design competition is to be launched for a ‘landmark’ cultural and educational campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London


Skyline: AJ delivers five key recommendations to Boris Johnson

18-Jul-2014 | By

The AJ this week submitted five detailed recommendations to London mayor Boris Johnson as the Skyline campaign moved into a new phase

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Skyline: five demands for London


Three months after the launch of our Skyline campaign, we examine its impact and set out five recommendations for Boris Johnson

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

Victory for Holl as Barts Maggie’s Centre approved

17-Jul-2014 | By

Steven Holl’s controversial Maggie’s Centre at London’s St Bartholomew’s Hospital has been narrowly approved

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Brooks: house builders ignoring lessons of award-winning schemes

17-Jul-2014 | By

Builders still struggle to ‘combine density, adaptability, and generosity’, says Stirling Prize-winning Alison Brooks

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Canary Wharf rethinks Pelli office scheme as part of resi drive

25-Jul-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Canary Wharf Group is considering a change of plan on a yet-to-be-built high-rise office scheme by Pelli Clarke Pelli, it has emerged.

Arena Island site in Bristol

Allies and Morrison appointed to Bristol's Arena Island

25-Jul-2014 | By Sean Kitchen

Allies and Morrison is to lead the ‘design vision’ for Bristol’s Arena Island - the future home for a £91million, 12,000-capacity horseshoe-shaped arena

Erno Goldfinger\'s Trellick Tower

Haworth Tompkins to design housing beneath Trellick Tower

25-Jul-2014 | By

Haworth Tompkins has been appointed to design a new housing scheme at the foot of Erno Goldfinger’s Trellick Tower

Powell Dobson Architects\' visions for Cardiff Central Station

Powell Dobson reveals vision for Cardiff Station

25-Jul-2014 | By

Powell Dobson Architects has revealed plans for the transformation of Cardiff’s Central Station

Invisible Skylines by vPPR Architects

Place: Light First – Invisible Skylines by vPPR Architects


The fifth of the AJ/iGuzzini Place: Light First proposals imagines a radical answer to the current concerns about the impact tall buildings are having on London’s skyline

WINNER: Matthew Webb\'s Kennermerland Visitor Centre & Conservation Laboratory in the Netherlands

De Montfort student wins 2014 3DReid prize

24-Jul-2014 | By

A student from Leicester School of Architecture has won the 2014 3DReid Student Prize


Fletcher Priest’s £3.5bn Silvertown Quays goes in for planning

24-Jul-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Proposals to create an ‘innovation quarter’ with 3,000 new homes and a purpose-built showcase space for leading brands at east London’s Royal Docks have been submitted to Newham Council.

Hopkins\' designs for a new research centre at London\'s Royal Free Hospital

Hopkins designs £42m research building for Royal Free Hospital

24-Jul-2014 | By

Hopkins Architects has revealed designs for a new research building at the Royal Free Hospital in north London

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Contest opens for Christchurch earthquake memorial

24-Jul-2014 | By

An international design competition has been launched for a £3.5 million memorial to the 185 victims of the Christchurch earthquake

Alison Brooks Architects\' proposal for Peabody\'s Archway site

Revealed: Peabody names new major projects panel

24-Jul-2014 | By

Architects including 2014 Stirling Prize-shortlisted practices Haworth Tompkins and Mecanoo among nine named to deliver 5,000 new homes

Eric Parry Architects\' scheme for Birmingham\'s Paradise Circus

Parry wins contest for major building at Birmingham’s Paradise Circus

24-Jul-2014 | By

Eric Parry Architects has won the competition to design a key building in the first phase of Birmingham’s Paradise Circus redevelopment

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New housing minister: ‘We must maintain momentum on housebuilding’

24-Jul-2014 | By

In his first interview since becoming the new joint planning and housing minister, Brandon Lewis talks about his role, council housebuilding and what can be learned from Stirling Prize-winning schemes

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Collective Architecture designs Glasgow slave trade exhibition

23-Jul-2014 | By

Collective Architecture has designed a new installation at Glasgow’s Briggait exploring Scotland’s relationship with the slave trade

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Archivate completes pop-up installation in Kensington

23-Jul-2014 | By

Archivate – a collective of architectural designers, musicians and film-makers – has completed this pop-up installation in the grade II-listed Kensington Central Library

Emirates Arena including the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. Photography by Alan McAteer

Venue guide: Glasgow Commonwealth Games

23-Jul-2014 | By

As the 2014 Commonwealth Games gets under way in Glasgow tonight (23 July), the AJ takes a tour of the venues



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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Archivate completes pop-up installation in Kensington

23-Jul-2014 | By

Archivate – a collective of architectural designers, musicians and film-makers – has completed this pop-up installation in the grade II-listed Kensington Central Library


Archivate reveals plans for pop-up installation

17-Jul-2014 | By

Archivate – a collective of architectural designers, musicians and film-makers – has revealed plans for a pop-up installation in west London made from recycled newspapers

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