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House sales

Triple boost for housing market

A slew of housing reports have shown that prices, lending and sales volumes are all on the up

Heatherwick Studio's Al Fayah Park project in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Heatherwick reveals plans for sunken oasis below Abu Dhabi desert

[FIRST LOOK] Thomas Heatherwick has revealed his latest plans for a 125,000m² park in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

The new Birmingham Conservatoire will be built next to Grimshaw's Millenium Point in the city's Eastside regeneration district

Fielden Clegg Bradley scoops Birmingham Conservatoire contest

Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) has seen off BDP and Ian Simpson Architects to land the competition to design a new £40 million home for the Birmingham Conservatoire


Green shoots spread: Architects workloads up across the regions

Scotland and the North of England are predicting the strongest growth in architects’ workloads

Fosters South Quay

Foster submits Isle of Dogs super-tall tower

Foster + Partners has submitted plans for a super-tall tower as part of the redevelopment of South Quay Plaza on London’s Isle of Dogs

Phase 3: Stitch Studio proposed South Acton redevelopment, west London - courtyard

Third phase of huge South Acton regen wins planning

Maccreanor Lavington and Stitch Studio has scooped planning for the third phase of the huge, 2,600-home regeneration of South Acton

Richard Wilson and Slipstream

First look inside Luis Vidal's new Heathrow T2

The unveiling of a huge new sculpture by artist Richard Wilson has allowed the first glimpses of Luis Vidal + Architects’ Terminal 2 building at Heathrow Airport

Heydar Aliyev Centre, Baku by Zaha Hadid Architectsd

Hadid triumphs in Design of the Year Awards

Zaha Hadid Architects’ Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku has been crowned the winner of the architectural category for the Design Museum’s 2014 Design of the Year Award

William Matthews

New practices: William Matthews Associates

The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone

Niall McLaughlin with Kim Wilkie: winner in the Natural History Museum grounds contest (February 2014)

Niall McLaughlin wins Natural History Museum contest

Niall McLaughlin Architects has won the high-profile competition to ‘re-imagine’ the grounds around London’s Natural History Museum

The Olympics headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. Image by Rama

Brits lose out to 3XN in Olympic HQ race

Denmark’s 3XN has defeated a raft of high-profile practices in the international contest to redevelop the Olympics headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland


Architect & client: Maggie’s by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Client, Charles Jencks and architect, Ivan Harbour discuss Maggie’s West London, designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Maccreanor Lavington's key worker housing

Maccreanor Lavington and Witherford Watson Mann win planning for Cambridge homes

Stirling Prize winners Witherford Watson Mann and Maccreanor Lavington have scooped planning for housing within the huge £1 billion North West Cambridge masterplan

The Swansea Docks regeneration project. Image by Nigel Davies

Masterplanner sought for jumbo Wales University campus overhaul

The University of Wales, Trinity St David is on the hunt for a masterplanner for a major overhaul of its property portfolio


Simon Thurley on England’s cathedrals

England’s cathedrals are booming writes Simon Thurley. Photography by Anthony Coleman

Everyman Theatre by Haworth Tompkins

Revealed: Winners of RIBA North West Regional Awards

Haworth Tompkins, BDP, and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios are among the architects who have picked up RIBA North West Regional Awards


The diaries of L’Obscurier


The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

Carbon emissions

Using more renewable energy won't lead to a drop in living standards


Listen to the experts, says Rory Olcayto. We don’t have to sacrifice living standards to mitigate climate change

Chris Yunker

Attacking the Israeli architects' association is wrong


The attack on the Israeli architects’ association implies it is behaving uniquely badly. This is unfair and unwarranted, writes Paul Finch


Not a single section of the Farrell Review comprehensively addresses sustainability


Farrell Review fails to give sustainability top billing, yet a close read reveals valuable guidance, says Hattie Hartman

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