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Haven Point Leisure Centre by LA Architects

Revealed: RIBA North East Awards shortlist

Regional practices dominate the list of those shortlisted for the RIBA North East Regional Awards

Green Deal

Small sites exempt from zero carbon standards

The government’s plans to ‘water down’ its commitment to making all homes zero carbon by 2016 have been given the go-ahead

Gareth Hoskins National Theatre of Scotland

Gareth Hoskins designs £5.8m National Theatre of Scotland HQ

Gareth Hoskins Architects has drawn up plans for a new headquarters for the National Theatre of Scotland

Guy Hollaway Sittingbourne

Guy Hollaway wins planning for £46m Kent regeneration

Guy Hollaway Architects has won planning for the £46 million regeneration of Sittingbourne in Kent

Approvals up but construction starts stall

The construction sector has failed to post overall year-on-year growth during the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest data from analyst Glenigan

Ollier Smurthwaite Droylsden

Ollier Smurthwaite submits mill-to-homes plans

Ollier Smurthwaite Architects has submitted plans for the transformation of a mill site in Droylsden, near Manchester

Buttress' proposals for Salford Crescent

Buttress wins planning for Salford homes

AJ100 practice Buttress has won approval for this 36-home scheme within Salford’s Chapel Street regeneration area

FaulknerBrowns Architects' 'Beacon of Light' scheme in Sunderland

FaulknerBrowns wins £15m ‘Beacon of Light’ contest

FaulknerBrowns Architects has won a £15 million education and sports centre next to Sunderland’s Stadium of Light

Sheffield retail quarter

Revealed: Sheffield’s long-awaited new retail quarter

Sheffield City Council has revealed new plans for its stalled retail quarter scheme

David Cameron

Design Council welcomes architecture portfolio switch

The Design Council has welcomed the ‘promotion’ of ministerial responsibility for architecture from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)

Croydon College Green - and Fairfield Halls - by Rick Mather Architects

Rick Mather takes on Fairfield Halls revamp

Rick Mather Architects has become the latest practice to have been given the task of revamping Croydon’s Fairfield Halls

Phil Holden [Pascall + Watson]

Change at the top as Pascall + Watson chief retires

Transport specialist Pascall + Watson has appointed Steve West to replace outgoing managing director Phil Holden

Nicholas Grimshaw

Grimshaw: 'Demolition of The Ship would be a great loss to me'

Nicholas Grimshaw talks to the AJ about proposals to demolish his award-winning former Western Morning News headquarters in Plymouth

Carmody Groarke, Glyndebourne Art Pavilion

Carmody Groarke designs Glyndebourne art pavilion

The winners of this year’s AJ Small Projects Award Carmody Groarke has revealed plans for this temporary art gallery at Glyndebourne in East Sussex

Carl Turner Brixton pop up

Call for entries: RIBA London summer show

RIBA London has launched a call for entries for its summer showcase

Wimbish Passivhaus by Parsons + Whittley

It’s official: goodbye Code for Sustainable Homes

The government has officially put an end to eco-housing yardstick, the Code for Sustainable Homes


Architecture Tomorrow showcases real projects that will get built


Architecture Tomorrow (ATOM) doesn’t predict the future of the built environment, it is the future of the built environment, says Rory Olcayto

Sheppard Robson

Scaling back DECs will cost more in the long term


Scaling back on the way we monitor the performance of buildings is short-sighted, says Alan Shingler


The North, still born-again


MONDAY Wow. All the architectural wisdom ever generated in the entire history of the world, distilled into a single tweet. I’m about to post it, then realise how dangerous that would actually be. Imagine. It would completely blow too many minds. The consequences would be - are - incalculable. I delete the tweet and squint into middle distance. A piano plays something elegiac.

Paul Finch

DCMS gave up caring for architecture years ago


Last week Culture kissed goodbye to the mother of the arts, writes Paul Finch

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