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Is architecture really LGBT friendly?

27-Aug-2015 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

Our industry-wide survey revealed architecture fared better than engineering and contracting for LGBT equality. But what does this really mean for sexual minorities in the profession? Rakesh Ramchurn reports

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Grams steps down as Scottish architecture festival director

27-Aug-2015 | By

Gerry Grams has resigned from his role as co-director of the RIAS Festival of Architecture 2016

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AJ Survey: Who should be the next Labour leader?

26-Aug-2015 | By

We want to hear your views on the candidates in line to be the next Labour leader

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Salaries cut and fees plunge 4% amid China slowdown

26-Aug-2015 | By

China’s plummeting stock exchange and recent currency devaluation has seen the value of architecture fees fall four per cent and salaries cut

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Win a trip to Istanbul to study the work of Mimar Sinan

26-Aug-2015 | By

The AJ and Turkishceramics will publish a book about Mimar Sinan and want you to join their exclusive project team

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Manser Medal rebrands as RIBA House of the Year

26-Aug-2015 | By

The RIBA is relaunching its Manser Medal as the House of the Year Award - complete with its own four part television series

Future Home: Barratt\'s Derwenthorpe scheme

Finalists revealed in Barratt and AJ Future Homes competition

26-Aug-2015 | By

Ten architects and designers vying to win the prestigious home of the future contest

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Malcolm Fraser Architects goes into liquidation Video

25-Aug-2015 | By

Award-winning, Edinburgh-based practice Malcolm Fraser Architects has ceased trading

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Benoy among Iran trailblazers as UK embassy in Tehran reopens

25-Aug-2015 | By

Benoy among a handful of UK companies at the reopening of the British embassy in Tehran

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Sluggish pay growth for US architects - but wages still higher than UK

24-Aug-2015 | By Jim Dunton

Pay packets for architects working in America are not growing as fast salaries in the UK, new research has revealed

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Survey results: Homophobia remains rife in construction industry

24-Aug-2015 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

Exclusive: A new pan-industry survey of the experiences of lesbian, gay and bisexual employees reveals an ‘outdated’ approach to diversity. Rakesh Ramchurn reports

Blossom Street/North Folgate scheme for British Land by AHMM et al - rejected July 2015

Tower Hamlets planners: 'Norton Folgate decision will be difficult to defend'

24-Aug-2015 | By

Tower Hamlets’ own planners have said it would be ‘challenging’ to defend the council’s decision to reject plans for Norton Folgate

Haworth Tompkins\' proposed home for The London Theatre Company at One Tower Bridge

Stirling Prize winners to design home for new London theatre company

21-Aug-2015 | By

Haworth Tompkins is working on plans to house the new London Theatre Company in the emerging One Tower Bridge development

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Tread softly for you tread on my dreams

21-Aug-2015 | By

Much has been made about the death of the high street, but are those who urge regeneration ignoring the very real economic success of ethnically diverse micro-traders? Will Hurst reports

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Drop in housing starts - but completions edge up

20-Aug-2015 | By , Charlie Schouten

Housing starts fell 14 per cent between April and June, plunging by more than 5,000 compared to the first three months of 2015

Zaha Hadid Architects\' reworked designs for the Tokyo National Stadium

Fresh contest planned for Tokyo Olympic Stadium Video

20-Aug-2015 | By

Japan is planning to launch a second international competition for its centrepiece 2020 Olympic Games stadium

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Herzog & de Meuron wins 2015 RIBA Jencks Award

19-Aug-2015 | By

Herzog & de Meuron, hailed as a champion in ‘the global search for an architecture of pluralism’, has won the 2015 RIBA Jencks Award

Arup Associates\' proposed sky pool at Nine Elms, London for developer Ballymore

First images emerge of 'swimming pool in sky' at Nine Elms

19-Aug-2015 | By

The first visuals have emerged of long-awaited plans to build an ‘entirely transparent’ swimming pool between the roofs of two housing blocks in London’s Nine Elms

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Design advisory services sought for Parliament revamp

27-Aug-2015 | By Gavriel Hollander

The first contracts for the restoration of the Palace of Westminster, a job that could cost up to £7 billion, will be awarded next summer

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Sean Griffiths reveals Distant Drumbeat installation Video

27-Aug-2015 | By Flora Neville

Sean Griffiths, ex director of FAT, has created an architectural art piece for the National Trust’s Lyme Park on the edge of the Peak District

Zaha: ‘Our Tokyo stadium designs cannot be improved’ Video

27-Aug-2015 | By

Zaha Hadid Architects has released a new video explaining why the Japanese government was wrong to scrap its proposed £1.3 billion Olympic Stadium in Tokyo

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Plans revealed for Scottish mountain pass visitor centre Video

27-Aug-2015 | By Michaila Hancock

Scotland and London-based practice KennedyTwaddle has revealed plans to create a visitor attraction overlooking the old Military Road at the Rest and Be Thankful

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Is architecture really LGBT friendly?

27-Aug-2015 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

Our industry-wide survey revealed architecture fared better than engineering and contracting for LGBT equality. But what does this really mean for sexual minorities in the profession? Rakesh Ramchurn reports

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Architect fined over eco-home costs wrangle

27-Aug-2015 | By Jim Dunton

An architect who failed to tell his clients the conversion of a 1970s bungalow into an eco-home was not achievable on their budget has been found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and fined £4,000

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Studio Spicer completes £675k Stratford villas

27-Aug-2015 | By

Studio Spicer has completed this pair of ‘strikingly bold and contemporary’ homes in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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Conran to turn Barbican youth hostel into luxury flats

27-Aug-2015 | By

Conran and Partners has revealed plans to turn a tower at the Barbican, which was used as a youth hostel, into luxury apartments

Terry Farrell\'s masterplan for Bicester eco-town

Shelter fears Starter Homes will only help high earners

27-Aug-2015 | By Colin Marrs

The Government’s Starter Homes initiative will narrow housing options for the lowest paid while helping mainly higher earners, according to homelessness charity Shelter

David Hutchison (1937-2015) - co-founder of HLM

HLM co-founder Hutchison dies

26-Aug-2015 | By Colin Marrs

David Hutchison, one of the founders of Hutchison Locke and Monk (HLM) has died aged 78.

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Gillespie Yunnie transforms naval base into studios

26-Aug-2015 | By

Gillespie Yunnie has transformed a former naval base in Plymouth into a series of artist’s studios

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Serie lands major Singapore scheme

26-Aug-2015 | By

London’s Serie Architects has revealed its competition-winning design for a new neighbourhood centre and clinic in Singapore

Designer crowdfunds to build pods for homeless Video

25-Aug-2015 | By

Architectural designer James Furzer has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a modular homeless shelter which would hang off the sides of buildings

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Grimshaw completes £180m energy-from-waste facility Video

25-Aug-2015 | By

Grimshaw Architects has completed this £180 million power plant in Great Blakenham, Suffolk

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Myerscough builds pop-up viewing platform on Swedish bridge

25-Aug-2015 | By

Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan have released these pictures of a colourful, temporary installation on Stockholm’s Norrbro Bridge

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Zaha: ‘Our Tokyo stadium designs cannot be improved’ Video

27-Aug-2015 | By

Zaha Hadid Architects has released a new video explaining why the Japanese government was wrong to scrap its proposed £1.3 billion Olympic Stadium in Tokyo

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Bjarke Ingels launches crowdfunding campaign for steam ring generator Video

17-Aug-2015 | By

BIG founder Bjarke Ingels has begun to crowdfund to realise his steam ring system for the practice’s €470 million waste-to-energy ski slope in Copenhagen

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Video: Original competition judges visit Bystrup's T-pylon Video

31-Jul-2015 | By Michaila Hancock

The judges, who selected the Bystrup-designed T-pylon as the winner of the 2011 RIBA-backed contest, have visited the new design in Nottinghamshire

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