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Billowing,glowing: a concept for the public space around the Royal Academy designed by Weston Williamson + Partners with (uncommon) landscape and Yinka Shonibare

Reimagining Mayfair: quiz the finalists in Royal Academy contest

The four finalists in the ideas competition to redesign the public realm surrounding London’s Royal Academy of Arts (RA) will present their ideas to a public audience and an expert panel this Friday (19 September)

Ewan Cameron

Ewan Cameron reveals £295,000 Scottish home

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] Ewan Cameron Architects has completed this £295,000 coastal home in Lochaber, Scotland

AHMM's University of Amsterdam scheme - the winner of the AJ's Retrofit Awards 2014

AHMM’s University of Amsterdam crowned AJ Retrofit of the Year

Adam Richards, Barbara Weiss and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios also triumphed in this year’s AJ Retrofit Awards

Alpha Square

Pilbrow showcases Isle of Dogs high-rise development

Pilbrow & Partners has revealed new images of a mixed-use tower scheme it has designed for a 0.32ha site on east London’s Isle of Dogs.


University of Amsterdam by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Why Allford Hall Monaghan Morris’ University of Amsterdam was chosen as the winner of the 2014 AJ Retrofit Awards

Scott Brownrigg's design for the Wales International Convention Centre

Funding boost for Scott Brownrigg's Welsh convention centre plans

AJ100 practice Scott Brownrigg has been commissioned to carry out detailed design work for the Wales International Convention Centre at the Celtic Manor resort near Newport

H-Edge installation by Cecil Balmond. Image: Andrew Meredith

Installation by Cecil Balmond opens in Spitalfields

An installation by designer Cecil Balmond has opened in London’s Spitalfields Market after returning from a tour of the USA, Japan and Italy

Assael's Pontoon Dock

Assael and John Thompson win GLA housing schemes

The Greater London Authority’s (GLA) has chosen teams led by Assael Architecture and John Thompson & Partners to deliver hundreds of fast-track, privately rented homes in east London

The Pinnacle

New Pinnacle designs in pipeline - but Helter Skelter not dead yet

Developers are reviewing plans for KPF’s 288m-tall Helter Skelter skyscraper and a new design could be submitted before the end of the year


London housing-space standards set to go nationwide

Ministers have floated proposals to allow local planning authorities across England to adopt the minimum housing-space standards that already apply in London

Manse: Shortlisted proposal for Tampere’s new transport interchange

Revealed: Brit among Tampere station finalists

Competing proposals for Tampere’s new transport interchange by four architects including London-based AZPML have been revealed

Amo Kalsi at work at RSHP

Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners pays tribute to Amo Kalsi

Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners (RSHP) has paid tribute to Amo Kalsi, a long-standing director at the practice who played an influential role in Lloyd’s of London, the Millennium Dome and Heathrow Terminal 5.

Arthur Kay bio bean

Architecture graduate wins €500,000 prize for biofuel start-up

Architecture graduate Arthur Kay has scooped the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge for his start-up company Bio Bean


Scott Batty secures planning for ‘black timber box’ home

Scott Batty Architect has been granted planning permission for a £450,000 house in Storrington, West Sussex

Liverpool Street Crossrail station June 13

Daniel Moylan appointed to oversee Crossrail 2

The Mayor of London’s aviation advisor Daniel Moylan has been appointed by Boris Johnson to oversee the second Crossrail scheme in London.


Sandy Rendel wins planning for Peckham terrace

Emerging practice Sandy Rendel Architects has secured planning consent for a mixed-use scheme in Peckham, south London


Architects must resist client pressure to certify beyond the scope of their involvement


Legalese: Mark Klimt writes on liability for architects’ certificates


Scotland’s Got Talent


Ian Martin helps to shape a nation

Scottish parliament

Britain isn't working - the Scottish referendum is a wake-up call


What the referendum shows is that we are waking up to the fact that Britain isn’t working, says Rory Olcayto


All architecture is political


Politics are not necessarily architectural, writes Paul Finch

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