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Paul Finch remembers the 'masterly' Richard MacCormac

‘Masterly’ MacCormac was a man of ideas and principles, says Paul Finch

Studio Octopi's Bradfield College Greek Theatre

Studio Octopi completes revamp of Greek-style ampitheatre

Studio Octopi has recently completed this overhaul of a 150-year-old Greek-style amphitheatre built in a former quarry at Bradfield College, Berkshire

Eastbourne Pier on fire (30 July 2014)

Eastbourne pier fire guts arcade building

A fire has ripped through Eastbourne pier, leaving only a metal skeleton

Foster + Partners' proposed mixed-use towers scheme in San Francisco

Foster submits San Francisco towers scheme

[First look] Foster + Partners has submitted a planning application for this 186,000m² mixed-use, double tower scheme in San Francisco

North Wharf

Assael towers win planning in Paddington

Westminster City Council has approved plans by Assael Architecture for a mixed-use tower scheme on a former school site in Paddington, London


Writing Prize 2014: Deadline extended

The deadline for the AJ’s Writing Prize, worth £1,000 to the winner, has been extended until 2 September

Sheffield School of Architecture

Student shows 2014 - the reviews

Read reviews of every end of year show at each of the UK’s RIBA-accredited schools of architecture

London School of Economics – Saw Swee Hock Student Centre by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects

Stirling Prize odds shake-up in favour of O'Donnell & Tuomey

The bookmakers have completely shaken-up their odds on this year’s Stirling Prize after a large amount of money was wagered on O’Donnell + Tuomey’s Saw Swee Hock student centre

Riches Hawley Mikhail's competition-winning Malmo Quay scheme

Winners of Newcastle regeneration contest revealed

Riches Hawley Mikhail, AWP, Feix Merlin and Featherstone Young have been chosen to work on developer Igloo’s mixed-use regeneration of Malmo Quay in Newcastle

Doone Silver Architects' 63 Compton

Doone Silver Architects completes Clerkenwell apartments

Newly-formed east London-based Doone Silver Architects has completed this 600m² apartment building in Clerkenwell, London

Folli Follie by Denizen Works

In pictures: Regent Street windows proposals revealed

The RIBA has unveiled proposals by the 15 up-and-coming practices commissioned to transform shop fronts on Regent Street this September

Fears over latest fall in building-conservation officers

The number of historic buildings conservation officers employed by councils has dropped by 35 per cent over the past eight years, prompting fears the nation’s built heritage is being jeopardised

For sale: Stirling Prize-winning Gherkin

The Stirling Prize-winning Gherkin skyscraper in the City of London has gone up for sale


TP Bennett pre-tax profit rises 42%

Architect TP Bennett has reported pre-tax profit of £4.73million for the year to March, up from £3.33million the previous year.

Manchester Museum. Image by Pit-yacker

Manchester Museum seeks architect for £5m gallery

The Manchester Museum is on the hunt for an architect for a new temporary exhibition gallery

dRMM's Fenchurch Street scheme (approved 30 July 2014)

dRMM wins go-ahead for first City office scheme

The City of London’s planning committee has approved this ten-storey office block in Fenchurch Street by dRMM


Richard MacCormac was one of Britain’s best post-war architects


Richard MacCormac made architecture seem like an art, a science and a craft all at once, says Rory Olcayto

Don't blame Tesco for the state of our high streets


Councils attacking Tesco over high streets should try looking in the mirror, writes Paul Finch


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


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


Absently mindful of the past


Ian Martin builds up his psychogeographically-retrieved sustainable heritage consultancy

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