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The playground at Sheffield's Park Hill estate

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Zaha Hadid Architects' reworked designs for the Tokyo National Stadium

Japan gives final go-ahead for Zaha's £1.3bn Olympic stadium

Zaha Hadid Architects’ Tokyo Olympic stadium will start on site in October and cost £1.3 billion to complete, the Japanese government has confirmed

Hawkins Brown Newcastle Science Building

Hawkins\Brown wins planning for £58m Newcastle Uni science building

Hawkins\Brown has won planning for a new £58 million Urban Sciences building at Newcastle University

Unexpected Hill by So? Architecture

SO? Architecture unveils ceramic installation at the RA

So? Architecture has completed this installation at the Royal Academy


Whitworth named Museum of the Year

MUMA’s £15 million revamp of the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester has been named Museum of the Year


Assemble to ‘inject joy’ into Seven Sisters station

Assemble has been appointed to work on a new public art piece at Seven Sisters as part of TfL’s Art on the Underground programme

Herzog & de Meuron’s Triangle Tower scheme in Paris

Paris u-turns on Herzog & de Meuron 'triangle tower'

Herzog & de Meuron’s £430 million ‘triangle tower’ has been approved by the Council of Paris in a surprise u-turn

Winner: Isabel Garriga and Clara Garriga

Garriga sisters win Royston Spire contest

Isabel Garriga and Clara Garriga of Holmes Miller Architects have won the Glasgow Institute of Architects’ competition for a £40,000 overhaul of Royston Spire

RCKa London College of Fashion

RCKa to create ‘rooftop folly’ for London College of Fashion

RCKa has won a contest for a new roof garden at the London College of Fashion

Spinners garden new house by PAD Studio

PAD Studio completes £550,000 New Forest house

Hampshire-based PAD Studio has completed this two-storey home set within a woodland garden

Video: Construction of RSHP's Jean Prouvé demountable house

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) has modernised the iconic design for the ‘6 metre x 6 metre’ demountable house for use as a holiday home

Winner: Art in the City by Moreau Kusunoki Architectes

Helsinki poll casts doubts over Guggenheim approval

Only half a dozen City of Helsinki councillors have confirmed they will support the high-profile Guggenheim museum project

Green Deal

Poor design puts occupants at risk of overheating

Nine out of 10 hospitals and a fifth of homes suffer from design that puts occupants at risk of overheating, according to Lord Krebs, a member of the government’s climate change watchdog committee

Levitt Bernstein’s design to convert the main 1950s Granada Studio building into a 200-bedroom hotel

Plans submitted for Granada Studios redevelopment schemes

Three detailed planning permissions within the masterplan area for the former Granada Studios in Manchester have been submitted – with a fourth set to follow within weeks

Video: Howard Davies on the Airports Commission's final report

In this video Howard Davies discusses the Airports Commission’s decision to reccomend a third runway at Heathrow to increase the UK’s aviation capacity

Heneghan Peng's competition-winning Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, Egypt

In pictures: Heneghan Peng completes Giza Museum shell

Heneghan Peng has completed the concrete shell on its competition-winning Grand Egyptian Museum project which is now due to complete in 2018

Consultation on the Karakusevic Carson's Kings Crescent Estate in Stoke Newington

Just because you're a council tenant, it doesn't mean you can't have a say


An estate resident and members of Hackney Council’s regeneration team on their experiences of the regeneration of London’s housing estates

Safdie Architects’ Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore, currently on site

Green roofs are slowly gaining ground


Green roof experts gathered in Istanbul recently to share best practice, Peter Sheard reports

Colm Lacey,  Director of Development at Croydon Council

To meet housing needs we need simple, deliverable schemes


To be genuinely effective in meeting dire housing need, we must create simple, deliverable schemes, says Croydon Council’s Colm Lacey

John McRae

Housing crisis: 'Architects should challenge the issues of supply and demand'


John McRae of ORMS poses some of his own questions about the housing crisis - and offers some possible solutions

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