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Ex-construction minister 'shocked' by Hadid's Qatar stance

Former construction minister Nick Raynsford has demanded Zaha Hadid use her influence to improve site conditions in Qatar following revelations that hundreds of workers have died building World Cup projects in the Gulf state

Assemble's winning proposal for Goldsmiths

Assemble wins contest for new Goldsmiths College art gallery

Assemble has defeated five rival practices in the competition to design a new £1.8 million art gallery for Goldsmiths College in south-east London

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Heatherwick named for Leeds Maggie’s Centre

Cancer charity Maggie’s has revealed that Thomas Heatherwick is to design a centre for it in the grounds of St James’s University Hospital in Leeds.

Oxford train station. Image by Ron Strutt

Design contest announced for Oxford station overhaul

An international design competition has been promised for the regeneration of Oxford train station

Brunswick restaurant

Richard Rogers speaks out against Brunswick scheme

Richard Rogers has spoken out against Levitt Bernstein’s Brunswick project, saying it would do ‘great harm’ to the building

Erno Goldfinger's Trellick Tower

Haworth Tompkins to design housing beneath Trellick Tower

Haworth Tompkins has been appointed to design a new housing scheme at the foot of Erno Goldfinger’s Trellick Tower

Arena Island site in Bristol

Allies and Morrison appointed to Bristol's Arena Island

Allies and Morrison is to lead the ‘design vision’ for Bristol’s Arena Island - the future home for a £91million, 12,000-capacity horseshoe-shaped arena

Invisible Skylines by vPPR Architects

Place: Light First – Invisible Skylines by vPPR Architects

The fifth of the AJ/iGuzzini Place: Light First proposals imagines a radical answer to the current concerns about the impact tall buildings are having on London’s skyline

North Quay

Canary Wharf rethinks Pelli office scheme as part of resi drive

Canary Wharf Group is considering a change of plan on a yet-to-be-built high-rise office scheme by Pelli Clarke Pelli, it has emerged.

Powell Dobson Architects' visions for Cardiff Central Station

Powell Dobson reveals vision for Cardiff Station

Powell Dobson Architects has revealed plans for the transformation of Cardiff’s Central Station

Brandon Lewis

New housing minister: ‘We must maintain momentum on housebuilding’

In his first interview since becoming the new joint planning and housing minister, Brandon Lewis talks about his role, council housebuilding and what can be learned from Stirling Prize-winning schemes

Eric Parry Architects' scheme for Birmingham's Paradise Circus

Parry wins contest for major building at Birmingham’s Paradise Circus

Eric Parry Architects has won the competition to design a key building in the first phase of Birmingham’s Paradise Circus redevelopment

Alison Brooks Architects' proposal for Peabody's Archway site

Revealed: Peabody names new major projects panel

Architects including 2014 Stirling Prize-shortlisted practices Haworth Tompkins and Mecanoo among nine named to deliver 5,000 new homes

The cathedral in Christchurch following the earthquake

Contest opens for Christchurch earthquake memorial

An international design competition has been launched for a £3.5 million memorial to the 185 victims of the Christchurch earthquake

Hopkins' designs for a new research centre at London's Royal Free Hospital

Hopkins designs £42m research building for Royal Free Hospital

Hopkins Architects has revealed designs for a new research building at the Royal Free Hospital in north London

Silvertown

Fletcher Priest’s £3.5bn Silvertown Quays goes in for planning

Proposals to create an ‘innovation quarter’ with 3,000 new homes and a purpose-built showcase space for leading brands at east London’s Royal Docks have been submitted to Newham Council.

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There's a long way to go to get sustainable design integrated in architects' training

28-Jul-2014

The loci of student activity which suggest promising ways forward, writes Hattie Hartman

Bio-bean – introduced me to the idea of creating circular, closed-loop systems within buildings

Architecture school turned me into a green entrepreneur

28-Jul-2014

Architects are good at connecting dots. They are rarely specialists, instead they cross-pollinate ideas from the arts and sciences, writes Arthur Kay

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Absently mindful of the past

25-Jul-2014

Ian Martin builds up his psychogeographically-retrieved sustainable heritage consultancy

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What does it mean to be an architect today (and tomorrow)?

25-Jul-2014

Opposing views about what education is for go to the core of what it means to be an architect, says Rory Olcayto

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