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Kelpies

Scotland's huge Kelpies sculpture completes

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Winner: David Chipperfield Architects' 'Nobelhuset' contest entry for Stockholm’s new Nobel Centre

Heritage row erupts over Chipperfield’s Nobel Centre

Heritage campaigners have branded David Chipperfield Architects’ Nobel Centre proposal in Stockholm a ‘monument to themselves, at our expense’

Stallan-Brand's masterplan for a new University of Oil and Gas in Basra, Iraq

Stallan-Brand floats Basra University vision

Stallan-Brand has revealed plans for a new University of Oil and Gas in Basra, Iraq

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Retrofit Awards call for entry

The AJ has launched its annual Retrofit Awards, championing the best in the creative re-use of buildings and construction

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Rafi Segal backs RIBA's controversial motion

Israeli architect Rafi Segal has backed RIBA’s decision to call for the suspension of Israeli architects from the International Union of Architects (UIA)

BDP's international business school project for Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University in Suzhou, China

BDP lands Suzhou business school job

[FIRST LOOK] BDP has been appointed to design a 30,000m² international business school for Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University in Suzhou, China

Inga Saffron

US architecture critic bags Pulitzer

An American architecture critic has won one of journalism’s most prestigious prizes - the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for criticism

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Hawkins\Brown completes 'playful' children's theatre

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Hawkins\Brown has completed this £350,000 children’s theatre in an annexe of a Victorian Grade II-listed primary school in Tooting, London

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BBC Wales HQ misses out on listing

The Welsh Government has decided not to list the 1966 Broadcasting House site in Cardiff against the recommendations of heritage advisors Cadw

Fulmodeston housing development by Mole Architects

Private housing work to increase by a fifth

The number of private houses beginning construction will soar by a fifth this year, according to the Construction Products Association

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Not a single section of the Farrell Review comprehensively addresses sustainability

14-Apr-2014

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

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The diaries of L’Obscurier

11-Apr-2014

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

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Dynamiting homes as a TV stunt sends the wrong message

11-Apr-2014

Demolishing homes for a TV stunt is the wrong way to promote Glasgow’s regeneration, writes Rory Olcayto

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Skyline: Planning policy on tall buildings is a mess

10-Apr-2014

Skyline gives us a chance to create height policies that are about judgement as well as location, says Paul Finch

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