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Hodder: Conservatives uninterested in housing design

1-Oct-2014 | By

The Conservative Party is neglecting design in its drive to build thousands of new homes, RIBA president Stephen Hodder has claimed

Tower 42 by Richard Seifert (NatWest Tower)

Rejected: Seifert's Tower 42 refused listing

1-Oct-2014 | By

Richard Seifert’s landmark Tower 42 in London has been turned down for listing

ADP\'s vision for Daxing Airport in China

Foster loses out in race for huge new Beijing airport

30-Sep-2014 | By

ADP Ingénierie (ADPI) has beaten Foster + Partners in the competition to design Beijing’s enormous new Daxing Airport

Marlborough College, laboratory building from 1933 - designed by Newton

Revealed: shortlist for £10m Marlborough College project

30-Sep-2014 | By

Tim Ronalds and Sarah Wigglesworth have been named among the finalists for a prize £10 million project at Marlborough College - the former school of Kate Middleton and William Morris

The proposed new development at Oxley Woods by Cymk

Planning inspector rejects latest plans to complete Rogers' Oxley Woods

29-Sep-2014 | By

The planning inspector has thrown out an appeal by Taylor Wimpey for a more traditional add-on to Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners’ [RSHP] ground-breaking Oxley Woods housing scheme

Wapping Pierhead by Chris Dyson Architects

AJ launches 2015 Small Projects Awards Video

29-Sep-2014 | By

Enter now: The AJ has begun its annual search for the best architecture built for less than £250,000

HAB John Pardey

McCloud’s HAB goes upmarket with high-end Pardey homes

26-Sep-2014 | By

Kevin McCloud’s HAB Housing has revealed plans for its first luxury housing scheme - a six-home development in Oxford designed by John Pardey Architects

East Wick

Big name housing architects line up for latest Olympic plots

26-Sep-2014 | By

A who’s who of leading architects, including a trio of Stirling Prize winners, has been shortlisted to design 1,500 new homes on London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Amanda Levete

Amanda Levete: the social networker


As several of Amanda Levete’s projects approach completion, will her solo design credentials match her impeccable business skills?


AOC loses co-founders Froud and Lacovara

25-Sep-2014 | By

London-based design collective AOC has parted company with practice co-founders Daisy Froud and Vincent Lacovara

The Southbank Concert Halls opened in 1968 as part of a London County Council-backed masterplan for the post-industrial area’s transformation. The complex\'s redevelopment has been masterplanned by Rick Mather since 1999

Southbank lands lottery cash for FCBS-led repairs programme

25-Sep-2014 | By Jim Dunton

The Southbank Centre’s bid for lottery funding towards the cost of a Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) repair and maintenance programme has taken an important jump forward

Farrell Beetham Tower

Labour calls for more competitions and a UK-wide festival of architecture

24-Sep-2014 | By

The UK should hold more design competitions and establish a new annual architecture festival outside London, Labour’s shadow culture minister has said

James Phillips of Make

Shuttleworth pays tribute to Make partner

24-Sep-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Make Architects founder Ken Shuttleworth has paid a deeply personal tribute to one of the practice’s up-and-coming partners, who died at the weekend.

Hellman O\'Donnell + Tuomey - Royal Gold Medal

Why O'Donnell and Tuomey won the Royal Gold Medal

24-Sep-2014 | By

Joseph Rykwert and Niall McLaughlin, who both nominated Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey for the Gold Medal, discuss why they are worthy winners of the prestigious accolade

O\'Donnell + Tuomey

O'Donnell and Tuomey: 'Can we now be labelled as having emerged?'

24-Sep-2014 | By

Richard Waite interviews RIBA Gold Medal winners Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey

Blackburn Urban Room

First Farrell Review-inspired 'urban room' set to open

23-Sep-2014 | By

The first urban room – a recommendation of the Farrell Review – is set to open in Blackburn next month

NWCD Lot 4 Ridgeway view

Latest homes win planning for north-west Cambridge extension

23-Sep-2014 | By Jim Dunton

A 70-home development by Cottrell and Vermeulen, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, and AOC that will form part of the huge north west Cambridge extension has been approved

Lusail Iconic Stadium by Foster + Partners

New concerns over Qatar's ability to host 2022 World Cup

22-Sep-2014 | By Jim Dunton

A Fifa chief has raised fresh doubts about the likelihood of the 2022 World Cup taking place in Qatar as planned - calling into question the need for tournament stadia designed by British architects

Francis Terry\'s alternative Mount Pleasant proposals

Mayor to rule on Mount Pleasant

1-Oct-2014 | By

Mayor of London Boris Johnson will this week rule on the future of the Royal Mail’s controversial Mount Pleasant housing scheme

Chobham Academy by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

WAF day one: award winners announced

1-Oct-2014 | By

AHMM’s Chobham Academy has picked up a major gong at this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF) as the winners of 16 categories are announced


Arup Associates unwraps new Singapore National Stadium

1-Oct-2014 | By

Arup Associates has completed this 55,000-seater stadium near Marina Bay in Singapore

Fletcher Priest\'s Buckingham Green development

Fletcher Priest wins green light for Rolls Royce revamp

1-Oct-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Fletcher Priest Architects has won planning permission to redevelop a 1970s tower block in the heart of Westminster, which is the current headquarters of Rolls-Royce

Fire rages at the Majestic Cinema in Leeds

Blaze hits part-redeveloped landmark in Leeds city centre

1-Oct-2014 | By Jim Dunton

A huge fire has caused extensive damage to a grade-II listed former cinema and nightclub in Leeds which being redeveloped by DLG Architects

BDP’s earlier (February 2014) plans to overhaul Glasgow’s Queen Street station

BDP reveals third attempt at Queen Street makeover

1-Oct-2014 | By

BDP has revealed yet another vision for its £104 million overhaul of Glasgow Queen Street station

AWP\'s competition-winning Malmo Quay scheme

First images of contest-winning Malmo Quay scheme revealed

1-Oct-2014 | By

The first images of Paris-based AWP’s scheme for Igloo’s mixed-use regeneration of Malmo Quay in Newcastle have been revealed

Wilkinson Eyre\'s competition-winning Bay Street skyscrapers scheme in Toronto

Wilkinson Eyre scoops Toronto skyscraper development

30-Sep-2014 | By

[First look + plans] Wilkinson Eyre has won an international contest for a major mixed-use development in Toronto including two skyscrapers

Alex Chinneck melting house

Artist creates 'melting' house Video

30-Sep-2014 | By

Artist Alex Chinneck has created a house from wax which will gradually melt

The old Andersontown Police fortress in West Belfast

Second Andersonstown Barracks contest to launch next month

30-Sep-2014 | By

A second contest to redevelop West Belfast’s Andersonstown Police Barracks is set to launch – three years after plans for a £12 million landmark project were derailed

TP Bennett\'s 7 Limeharbour tower - approved scheme September 2014

TP Bennett's Docklands tower loses floors but wins approval

30-Sep-2014 | By

A proposed residential tower in London’s Docklands by TP Bennett has been given the green-light after it was shrunk from 27 to 23 storeys


Knights' Japanese fan-inspired Paddington footbridge opens

30-Sep-2014 | By

Knight Architects has completed this 20m-long bridge across the Grand Union Canal in Paddington, London which opens up like a fan

FaulknerBrowns\' South Shields library and media centre

Green light for FaulknerBrowns' South Shields regeneration

30-Sep-2014 | By

Newcastle-based FaulknerBrowns’ £100 million redevelopment of South Shields town centre has been given the go ahead

FCH City Road London

Falconer Chester Hall scoops planning for £2m Islington penthouses

29-Sep-2014 | By Tim Clark

Falconer Chester Hall Architects (FCH) has won planning for a £2million penthouse extension on the roof of 190–196 City Road, London


Future trends survey: practices set for recruitment drive

29-Sep-2014 | By

Almost every practice taking part in the RIBA Future Trends Survey said they expected staff levels to increase or remain the same over the next three months


Alex Chinneck melting house

Artist creates 'melting' house Video

30-Sep-2014 | By

Artist Alex Chinneck has created a house from wax which will gradually melt

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects


Tory plans for 'less green' starter homes panned

29-Sep-2014 | By

The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has slammed the Conservative’s plans to exempt proposed starter homes from zero carbon regs

footprint live

Book now: AJ Footprint Live 2014

25-Sep-2014 | By

Book your tickets now to hear from James Timberlake of KieranTimberlake and others on what makes a sustainable city