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Simon Thurley on England’s cathedrals

England’s cathedrals are booming writes Simon Thurley. Photography by Anthony Coleman

Everyman Theatre by Haworth Tompkins

Revealed: Winners of RIBA North West Regional Awards

Haworth Tompkins, BDP, and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios are among the architects who have picked up RIBA North West Regional Awards

London City Airport 2023

Close London City Airport, says think-tank

The New Economics Foundation has suggested that London City Airport should be closed to make use of the valuable land

Police Service of Northern Ireland - Memorial Garden by Hall McKnight

Revealed: Winners of RIBA Northern Ireland Awards

Four schemes in Northern Ireland have picked up RIBA Regional Awards


Previously reprimanded architect suspended from register

An architect identified by the ARB in 2007 as being ‘reckless’ with client money has been suspended from the professional register after paying cash from a client into his own account


Ground Control: Ellis Woodman looks at how London's towers meet the street

Can any of London’s recent towers claim to be models of how to introduce a tall building onto a street? asks Ellis Woodman. Photography by David Butler

SPARK's 18-storey residential tower project in Lagos, Nigeria

SPARK reveals Lagos skyscraper

[FIRST LOOK] SPARK has unveiled its first project in Africa – an 18-storey residential tower in Lagos, Nigeria


Government launches consultation on need for ARB

The Department for Communities and Local Government has asked architects for their views on the Architects Registration Board (ARB) as part of a three-yearly review

Collective Architecture Cumbernauld

Collective Architecture submits £8m Cumbernauld Enterprise Centre

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Glasgow-based Collective Architecture has submitted plans for an £8million community enterprise centre in Cumbernauld, Lanarkshire


Scotland's huge Kelpies sculpture completes

[FIRST LOOK] Scotland’s £5million horse’s head sculpture is set to open to the public this weekend


Squire lands planning for £3m sixth form centre in west London

Squire and Partners has won planning for a new £3 million sixth form centre at St James Senior Girls’ School in west London

Joanna van Heyningen

Stellar list of architects join new CABE review panel

Keith Bradley and Joanna van Heyningen are to head up a stellar CABE design panel that will oversee all planning applications in Oxford city centre

Pam Alexander: 'I’m often the only woman’

Last week Pam Alexander was appointed the new chairwoman of CABE. She reveals her goals for the design watchdog and inspirations


Carl Turner wins Brixton pop-up comp

Carl Turner Architects has won a competition to design a 4,000m² temporary community space in Brixton, south London

American Folk Art Museum

American Folk Art Museum architects ‘devastated’ by demolition

Demolition has begun on the building which once housed New York’s American Folk Art Museum despite protests from architects, critics and a petition which had amassed more than 6,800 signatures

Griffin Vase, outside the Sir John Soane Museum. Image: Alicia Guirao for Factum Arte.

Chipperfield becomes trustee of Soane's Museum

David Chipperfield has become a trustee of the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London’s Lincoln’s Inn Fields


The diaries of L’Obscurier


The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

Carbon emissions

Using more renewable energy won't lead to a drop in living standards


Listen to the experts, says Rory Olcayto. We don’t have to sacrifice living standards to mitigate climate change

Chris Yunker

Attacking the Israeli architects' association is wrong


The attack on the Israeli architects’ association implies it is behaving uniquely badly. This is unfair and unwarranted, writes Paul Finch


Not a single section of the Farrell Review comprehensively addresses sustainability


Farrell Review fails to give sustainability top billing, yet a close read reveals valuable guidance, says Hattie Hartman

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