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Drawings and plans

Survey highlights ‘timescale crisis’ in London planning departments

13-Oct-2015 | By Jim Dunton

Councils in London are taking up to six weeks longer to determine major planning applications than last year - despite a 26 per cent drop in the number of permissions being sought

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

Fears over move to make office-to-resi rights permanent

13-Oct-2015 | By

The government’s decision to make office–to-residential permitted development rights permanent has come under fire from the industry


Poll: AJ readers back Whitworth to win RIBA Stirling Prize

13-Oct-2015 | By

MUMA’s Whitworth has come out as the favourite to win this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize in a poll of AJ readers


Revealed: 10 winning solutions to London's housing crisis

12-Oct-2015 | By

dRMM, HTA, Baca, and Pitman Tozer are among the winners in New London Architecture’s (NLA) international competition to find solutions to the capital’s housing crisis

Sergison Bates\' PegasusLife retirement housing in Hampstead

GLA planning chief plays down housing guidance fears

9-Oct-2015 | By

Ed Lister, London deputy mayor for policy and planning, has said that architects are wrong to be concerned about proposals to make homes in the capital more accessible

Mikhail Riches\' winning scheme

Mikhail Riches wins deal for BBC Television Centre homes

9-Oct-2015 | By

Mikhail Riches has won the competition to design 20 new townhouses as part of the huge redevelopment of the former BBC Television Centre in White City, west London

RIBA Stirling Prize 2015

Bookies: RIBA Stirling Prize too close to call

9-Oct-2015 | By

Bookmaker William Hill has described this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize as one of the closest contests in recent years

‘lived-in’ Beveridge Mews, a Peter Barber-designed housing project in Stepney Green, London

Experts concerned over ‘disastrous’ London housing guidance

8-Oct-2015 | By

Leading housing architects have said new proposals to make homes in the capital more accessible could ‘cause chaos’


HS2 looking to employ smaller practices

7-Oct-2015 | By

Railway’s head of architecture tells AJ120 lunch event in Glasgow that design is a key priority for the £40billion infrastructure project

Bright Green Homes by Matthew Lloyd Architects in Sheffield

Cameron set to scrap affordable homes quotas

7-Oct-2015 | By

Prime minister David Cameron is set to renew his party’s pledge to build 200,000 starter homes by scrapping developers’ requirements to build affordable, rented homes

Lauren Laverne

Lauren Laverne: 'People argue about London’s skyline but I like it'

6-Oct-2015 | By

This year’s RIBA Stirling Prize host Lauren Laverne tells the AJ about her favourite buildings, her love of Ian Martin, and why she is interested in architecture

The Jungle camp in Calais

Article 25: ‘Buildings must be part of the short-term refugee relief effort’

6-Oct-2015 | By

Humanitarian architecture charity Article 25 has said efforts to relieve the refugee crisis have overlooked buildings, planning and infrastructure


Lord Adonis to head up infrastructure body

5-Oct-2015 | By

Former Labour transport secretary Lord Adonis is set to head up chancellor George Osborne’s new infrastructure body

Triumphal arch Cardo Maximus Palmyra

More destruction at Palmyra as ISIS blows up Triumphal Arch Video

5-Oct-2015 | By

ISIS militants have destroyed another structure within the ancient city of Palmyra - this time a 2,000-year-old Roman arch

Gareth Hoskins Architects\' revised proposals for the Royal High School site on Calton Hill in Edinburgh - submitted for planning in September 2015

SAVE calls on city to throw out Hoskins' Calton Hill plans

2-Oct-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Campaign group SAVE Britain’s Heritage has called on Edinburgh City Council to reject Hoskins Architects’ plans to convert Edinburgh’s Royal High School into a hotel

John McAslan

McAslan’s ten point plan to solve the housing crisis Video

2-Oct-2015 | By

John McAslan has called for homes to be built around transport hubs and urged for more use of alternative models of housing including micro-homes, co-housing, and mid-rise development to solve the housing crisis

Basil Spence’s Hyde Park Barracks in west London. Image credit RCAHMS

Listing refused: Minister ignores HE on Spence’s Hyde Park Barracks

1-Oct-2015 | By Jim Dunton

Culture minister Tracey Crouch has rejected proposals to list Basil Spence’s Hyde Park Barracks in central London, despite the bid’s endorsement by Historic England

Manchester shortlist

No architects on Manchester’s Factory competition jury

1-Oct-2015 | By Colin Marrs

The jury choosing a design team for Manchester’s £110 million art space, The Factory, does not include a single architect

Caruso St John\'s Newport Street Gallery

Caruso St John unveils two new London Galleries

13-Oct-2015 | By Owen Pritchard

Caruso St John has completed two new London galleries that have opened ahead of this weekend’s Frieze Art Fair


Groves Natcheva wins planning for Forest Hill homes

13-Oct-2015 | By

Groves Natcheva won planning for a development of nine homes in Forest Hill, south east London

RIAS launches hunt for Scotland’s top 100 buildings

13-Oct-2015 | By

As part of its centenary celebrations the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) is on the hunt for the country’s favourite buildings

Street view, the Zog House, Queen’s Park, north London

More than half architects' wages in London spent on rent

13-Oct-2015 | By Colin Marrs

High housing costs in London are costing the economy more than £1 billion a year and stymieing jobs growth, according to new research


Eva Jiricna designs ‘dazzling’ glass gallery for New York museum

13-Oct-2015 | By

Eva Jiricna has revealed plans to transform the Henry Luce III Centre for the Study of American Culture in New York


RIBA Stirling Prize video: Maggie's Lanarkshire by Reiach and Hall Video

13-Oct-2015 | By

Carol MacBain, Laura Kinnaird and Neil Gillespie of Reiach and Hall tell the AJ about the practice’s ideas behind the Stirling Prize-shortlisted Maggie’s Lanarkshire


Graeme Massie team makes shortlist in Antwerp contest

13-Oct-2015 | By

A team headed by Scottish practices Sutherland Hussey Harris and Graeme Massie Architects has been shortlisted in an international competition to redevelop Antwerp’s southern docks


SEW's huge Docklands scheme scrapes through

13-Oct-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Councillors have approved plans by Studio Egret West and Hawkins\Brown for a 1,500-home scheme in London’s Docklands, three months after announcing their intention to refuse it


RIBA Stirling Prize 2015: meet the judges


Meet the judges who will pick this years RIBA Stirling Prize 2015 winning building


Last chance: Book your place on the AJ’s live webinar

12-Oct-2015 | By

Last chance to reserve your spot on the AJ and Union Square’s live webinar on how to manage the finances of your practice


Haworth Tompkins' new Royal College of Art building opens

12-Oct-2015 | By

Haworth Tompkins has completed this new 2,752m² building for the Royal College of Art in Battersea

Launch event at Everton Park. The Glow in the dark skateboard park was officially opened by Mayor Joe Anderson as children and adults flocked down to skate,bike and join in the fun. Artist Koo Jeong A was on hand

South Korean artist creates glowing skatepark in Liverpool

12-Oct-2015 | By Colin Marrs

The UK’s first glow-in-the-dark skateboard park has opened in Liverpool, as part of the city’s Biennial arts festival

Finalist: Scott Brownrigg - Cardiff, UK

Revealed: finalists in RIBA contest on world’s remotest inhabited island

12-Oct-2015 | By

Brock Carmichael Architects and Scott Brownrigg are among five teams vying to overhaul government buildings on the remote islands of Tristan da Cunha


AHR submits plans for Birmingham co-working space

12-Oct-2015 | By Colin Marrs

AHR has lodged plans for a new innovation space to allow small and medium sized tech firms to access academic research in Birmingham

Winner: Germano Di Chello Architects with artist David Rickard

Rickard and Di Chello win £50k Snape Maltings contest

12-Oct-2015 | By

Artist David Rickard and architect Germano Di Chello’s ‘Myriad’ has won the competition for a £50,000 outdoor sculpture for children at Snape Maltings in Suffolk



RIBA Stirling Prize video: Maggie's Lanarkshire by Reiach and Hall Video

13-Oct-2015 | By

Carol MacBain, Laura Kinnaird and Neil Gillespie of Reiach and Hall tell the AJ about the practice’s ideas behind the Stirling Prize-shortlisted Maggie’s Lanarkshire

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Jason McLennan

Jason McLennan to make UK debut at 'net-positive' design debate

24-Sep-2015 | By

In his first UK appearance, architect and author Jason McLennan, CEO and founder of the Pacific northwest’s International Living Future Institute, will speak on net-positive and restorative environmental design

CREDIT Vereniging De Stroomversnelling_Energiespring Melick Parallelweg 9

Can Dutch deal succeed where the Green Deal failed?

17-Sep-2015 | By Daniel Kemp

The Green Deal may have failed, but a new mass retrofit initiative is making its way to the UK from the Netherlands where it has already seen success.

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