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FaulknerBrowns' South Shields library and media centre

Green light for FaulknerBrowns' South Shields regeneration

Newcastle-based FaulknerBrowns’ £100 million redevelopment of South Shields town centre has been given the go ahead

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Knights' Japanese fan-inspired Paddington footbridge opens

Knight Architects has completed this 20m-long bridge across the Grand Union Canal in Paddington, London which opens up like a fan

TP Bennett's 7 Limeharbour tower - approved scheme September 2014

TP Bennett's Docklands tower loses floors but wins approval

A proposed residential tower in London’s Docklands by TP Bennett has been given the green-light after it was shrunk from 27 to 23 storeys

The old Andersontown Police fortress in West Belfast

Second Andersonstown Barracks contest to launch next month

A second contest to redevelop West Belfast’s Andersonstown Police Barracks is set to launch – three years after plans for a £12 million landmark project were derailed

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Artist creates 'melting' house

Artist Alex Chinneck has created a house from wax which will gradually melt

Wilkinson Eyre's competition-winning Bay Street skyscrapers scheme in Toronto

Wilkinson Eyre scoops Toronto skyscraper development

[First look + plans] Wilkinson Eyre has won an international contest for a major mixed-use development in Toronto including two skyscrapers

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Arquitecturia completes £27,000 timber-clad artist’s studio

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] AJ Emerging Woman Architect 2013 Olga Felip’s practice has completed this artist’s studio in Girona, Spain

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Future trends survey: practices set for recruitment drive

Almost every practice taking part in the RIBA Future Trends Survey said they expected staff levels to increase or remain the same over the next three months

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Last chance to visit NLA’s More Homes, Better Homes show

An exhibition demonstrating the scope to create more quality homes for Londoners comes to a close next week.

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Emmett Russell reveals 'hidden' home

Emmett Russell Architects has completed this house screened from the street by a high wall, in Bristol

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Tory plans for 'less green' starter homes panned

The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has slammed the Conservative’s plans to exempt proposed starter homes from zero carbon regs

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Falconer Chester Hall scoops planning for £2m Islington penthouses

Falconer Chester Hall Architects (FCH) has won planning for a £2million penthouse extension on the roof of 190–196 City Road, London

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Gov’t launches £400m ‘housing bank’ for new homes

A £400million government loan scheme aimed at bringing forward affordable housing by offering low-cost loans to social landlords and other developers has gone live

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Douglas and King starts work on Hackney penthouses

Douglas and King has started construction on this five-home, roof extension in Hackney, London

Hemingway Design's transformation of Flat 130

In pictures: Hemingway transforms Balfron Tower flat

A flat in Erno Goldfinger’s grade II-listed Balfron Tower has been transformed by Hemingway Design as part of a two-week-long, pop-up event

Sheppard Robson's proposals for Aldwych House (exterior) - approved September 2014

Sheppard Robson wins go-ahead for 'bold' £15m rooftop pavilion

AJ100 practice Sheppard Robson has won planning approval for this £15million, zinc-clad rooftop pavilion on Aldwych House, London

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The edge of reason

26-Sep-2014

Ian Martin is fed up with constant sniping by intellectual pygmies of the gutter press

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The UK-GBC’s new report argues the business case for better offices

26-Sep-2014

Every architect intuitively knows that better offices make for happier, more productive workers, writes Hattie Hartman

Awards presentations need to be as good as the architecture

25-Sep-2014

The skill required to produce a design of any sort can very easily disappear when it comes to the design of presentation boards, writes Paul Finch

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O’Donnell and Tuomey deserve the Royal Gold Medal

24-Sep-2014

O’Donnell and Tuomey are deserving recipients of this year’s Royal Gold Medal, says Richard Waite

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