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Design advisory services sought for Parliament revamp

The first contracts for the restoration of the Palace of Westminster, a job that could cost up to £7 billion, will be awarded next summer

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Is architecture really LGBT friendly?

Our industry-wide survey revealed architecture fared better than engineering and contracting for LGBT equality. But what does this really mean for sexual minorities in the profession? Rakesh Ramchurn reports

Zaha: ‘Our Tokyo stadium designs cannot be improved’

Zaha Hadid Architects has released a new video explaining why the Japanese government was wrong to scrap its proposed £1.3 billion Olympic Stadium in Tokyo

Rest and Be Thankful visitor centre - proposed - August 2015 by KennedyTwaddle

Plans revealed for Scottish mountain pass visitor centre

Scotland and London-based practice KennedyTwaddle has revealed plans to create a visitor attraction overlooking the old Military Road at the Rest and Be Thankful

Terry Farrell's masterplan for Bicester eco-town

Shelter fears Starter Homes will only help high earners

The Government’s Starter Homes initiative will narrow housing options for the lowest paid while helping mainly higher earners, according to homelessness charity Shelter


Conran to turn Barbican youth hostel into luxury flats

Conran and Partners has revealed plans to turn a tower at the Barbican, which was used as a youth hostel, into luxury apartments


Studio Spicer completes £675k Stratford villas

Studio Spicer has completed this pair of ‘strikingly bold and contemporary’ homes in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire


Architect fined over eco-home costs wrangle

An architect who failed to tell his clients the conversion of a 1970s bungalow into an eco-home was not achievable on their budget has been found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and fined £4,000


Sean Griffiths reveals Distant Drumbeat installation

Sean Griffiths, ex director of FAT, has created an architectural art piece for the National Trust’s Lyme Park on the edge of the Peak District


Serie lands major Singapore scheme

London’s Serie Architects has revealed its competition-winning design for a new neighbourhood centre and clinic in Singapore


Gillespie Yunnie transforms naval base into studios

Gillespie Yunnie has transformed a former naval base in Plymouth into a series of artist’s studios

David Hutchison (1937-2015) - co-founder of HLM

HLM co-founder Hutchison dies

David Hutchison, one of the founders of Hutchison Locke and Monk (HLM) has died aged 78.

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Grimshaw completes £180m energy-from-waste facility

Grimshaw Architects has completed this £180 million power plant in Great Blakenham, Suffolk

Sheppard Robson's Equine Diagnostic, Surgical and Critical Care Unit

Sheppard Robson racehorse hospital wins planning

A £3.7m medical centre for racehorses designed by Sheppard Robson for the University of Edinburgh has won planning permission from Midlothian Council.


ARB punishes Oban architect for 'serious and widespread' failings

An architect based in Oban, Argyll, has been suspended by the ARB following a series of ‘serious and widespread’ failings on a heavily delayed house extension scheme


Myerscough builds pop-up viewing platform on Swedish bridge

Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan have released these pictures of a colourful, temporary installation on Stockholm’s Norrbro Bridge

Oliver Leigh-Wood

Spitalfields Trust: 'There's a fundamental failure of understanding'


Oliver Leigh-Wood of The Spitalfields Trust hits back at claims the campaigning conservation group had pedalled ‘mistruths’ about British Land’s rejected proposals for Norton Folgate

Will Jennings, organiser of Garden Bridge protest campaign A Folly For London

Jennings: 'People are tired of being duped by developers'


Will Jennings, the organiser of the contest seeking rival ideas to Heatherwick Studios’ contentious Garden Bridge, on why people are ‘tired of being marketed to, rather than talked to’


Finch lunches with FAT


Lunch should be part of the working day, not just a break from it, says Paul Finch


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Ian Martin designs an austere deathpod

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