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Whiteleys, Queensway, Bayswater, London: the central winding staircase

Foster beats Zaha to land overhaul of Bayswater's 'Harrods'

Foster & Partners has seen off three others practices, including Zaha Hadid Architects, to land the multimillion project to overhaul the grade II-listed Whiteleys shopping centre in Bayswater, west London

3D printed buildings in China. Image courtesy

Chinese firm 3D prints villa and apartment block

A Shanghai-based company has used a giant 3D printer to create a six-storey apartment block and mansion

Royal Arsenal Square

Berkeley drops plans to demolish listed building for Crossrail development

Berkeley Group has withdrawn plans to knock down a grade II-listed building in Woolwich to make way for a taxi rank and cycle parking for a new Crossrail station

Carmody Groarke scoop UK pavilion for Mexico arts festival

Carmody Groarke scoops UK pavilion for Mexico arts festival

Carmody Groarke has been picked to design the UK Pavilion at the 2015 Feria Internacional del Libro (FIL) in Guadalajara Mexico.

Ginger Architects, David Pogson, Simon Baker and Mai Omi

New practice: Group Ginger

Founded in September 2014, Leeds-based Group Ginger is finding its feet with diverse projects from community gardens to music hubs

Mecanoo HOME

Mecanoo’s HOME in Manchester nears completion

New construction shots have been released of Mecanoo’s soon-to-complete art and culture house, the HOME, in Manchester

Video: Adjaye picks his top emerging architects

[PART 1] In the first part of this documentary David Adjaye tours his recently completed Sugar Hill housing scheme before picking his top two up-and-coming architects

Conrwall Terrace Regent's Park

£200m Qatari mega-mansion pulled from planning

Plans by Qatar’s Royal family to create a £200million mega-mansion have been dealt a blow after it was recommended for refusal by Westminster Council

Hawkins Brown Newcastle Science Building

Hawkins\Brown reveals £58m Newcastle Uni Science scheme

Hawkins\Brown has submitted plans for a new £58 million Urban Sciences Building at Newcastle University

Helensburgh in Scotland. Image by Clydecoast

Gareth Hoskins and Gillespies win Helensburgh park overhaul job

Gareth Hoskins Architects and Gillespies have won a publicly tendered design contract for a £2 million revamp of Hermitage Park in Helensburgh

AJ WIA Lunch

Your chance to win a ticket for sold-out AJ Women in Architecture Luncheon

The AJ, in association with awards sponsor Griffiths and Armour, is giving away a free ticket to the already sold-out Women in Architecture Luncheon next month

David Hunter

Employees take ownership of Stride Treglown

The UK’s 10th biggest practice Stride Treglown has handed the ownership of the company to its 280 staff

Sir Michael Bear chairman RIO

Government agency in talks with foreign funders on £5bn of projects

The government’s Regeneration and Investment Organisation (RIO) is in discussions with overseas investors on more than £5billion-worth of UK projects, its chairman has revealed

The Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park in Toronto. Image by Neal Jennings

Alsop vying for Toronto ferry terminal overhaul

Will Alsop’s practice ALL Design has been shortlisted to regenerate Toronto’s Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park

Stanton Williams' Cambridge key-worker housing

Stanton Williams gets go-ahead for Cambridge key-worker housing

Stanton Williams has won planning for key-worker homes as part of the North West Cambridge extension

Soar Island in the River Soar, Leicester

RIBA launches Soar Island ideas contest

The RIBA has launched an ideas competition to regenerate Soar Island in Leicester

Paul Finch

The political parties are at sea on how to solve the housing crisis


Housing policy needs integrated thinking, not ersatz silver bullets, writes Paul Finch


The UK’s snub to Europan is symptomatic of our risk-averse housing sector


As we visit the most important house in a generation Richard Waite asks why only one Europan-winning scheme has been built in the UK

David Tittle of MADE

David Tittle: 'We need to work with what we've got to improve housing'


The profession needs to stop continually bashing the housebuilders and use smarter ways to improve housing quality, says the chair of the Design Network David Tittle

Simon Allford

Allford: 'What legacy are we leaving with today's offices?'


The listing of 14 post war offices confirms an important cultural shift in our view of both post-WW2 and contemporary architecture, says AHMM’s Simon Allford

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