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Christopher Wren 382nd birthday (20.10.14)

Wren's birthday honoured with Google Doodle

20-Oct-2014 | By

Google has wished Christopher Wren a ‘Happy 382nd birthday’ with an animation depicting St Paul’s Cathedral

AKTII football wins 2014

The winner of the architects' football league... an engineer

6-Oct-2014

Pity the profession - why is it that architects can’t even win their own football league?

RIBA Shanghai windows cyborg

RIBA's window dressing

3-Apr-2014 | By Astragal

The RIBA attempts to promote British practices in Shanghai

Zaha Hadid\'s swimming costumes

Zaha in the deep end

3-Apr-2014 | By Astragal

Zaha Hadid has designed a range of swimwear

Deyan Sudjic. Image by Strelka Institute for Media Architecture and Design

Disappointing Deyan

3-Apr-2014 | By Astragal

Deyan Sudjic’s latest book has come under heavy fire

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners\' designs for the world’s largest airport in Beijing

Spot the difference: an airport by Rogers and another by Atkins

8-Mar-2014 | By Astragal

Images emerged last week of two separate, yet vaguely familiar, airport proposals in China

Wilkinson Eyre brought back onto Carslberg brewery job

7-Mar-2014 | By Astragal

Despite coming runner-up in the contest to revamp the Danish brewery Wilkinson Eyre has been brought back onto the job

'Forth' time lucky for UNESCO World Heritage Site bid?

6-Mar-2014 | By Astragal

Those behind the bid to bag UNESCO World Heritage Site status for the Forth Bridge appear to be supremely confident in the structure’s cultural merits

David Adjaye, of Adjaye Associates

Adjaye's burrower renovations

26-Feb-2014 | By Astragal

David Adjaye is set to revamp the Hackney house which once belonged to ‘Mole Man’

Julie Leonard Crossrail Bond Street Station

Crossrail’s picture rail

26-Feb-2014 | By Astragal

Crossrail has employed artist Julie Leonard to document the infrastructure project’s construction

Fox Hill back in motion

26-Feb-2014 | By Astragal

Almost a decade since Dutch firm Mecanoo started its first project in the UK at Fox Hill in Sheffield, the stalled scheme looks set to start again on site

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End of the road for RIBANet

26-Feb-2014 | By Astragal

This Friday (28 February) marks the end of the road for RIBANet, when the self-help, closed-door internet forum for members is officially shut down

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Viollet-le-Duc's birthday honoured with Google Doodle

27-Jan-2014 | By

Google celebrated the 200th anniversary of Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc’s birthday today (27 Janaury) with a gothic revival adaptation of their logo

Garden Bridge

Lords brand Heatherwick's garden bridge 'BoJo vanity project'

10-Jan-2014

The government’s pledge to stump up £30m towards the cost of Thomas Heatherwick’s proposed Garden Bridge across the Thames has, it seems, not been well received in the other ‘House’.

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Bang on the money: Populous' Sochi Olympic stadium appears on 100 rouble note

1-Nov-2013 | By Astragal

The Bank of Russia has unveiled a commemorative 100 rouble note that features Populous’ 2014 Winter Olympic main stadium

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Who’s got the BIGest…

31-Oct-2013 | By Astragal

In his latest review for the Observer Rowan Moore draws attention to the amusing name one of the world’s most well-known young architects has chosen for his website

Park Hill

Profession backs Park Hill to win 2013 Stirling Prize

26-Sep-2013 | By

A third of AJ reader’s want Hawkins\Brown’s Brutalist housing project to win the Stirling Prize

Richard Rogers\' AA report

Rogers the no-hoper

25-Jul-2013 | By Astragal

Among the artefacts at the Royal Academy’s exhibition focusing on the work of Richard Rogers is the starchitect’s scathing 1958 school report from the Architectural Association

Hodder Grange over Sands

Council belly-flop

23-Jun-2013 | By Astragal

Miserable news from the North West. Hodder Associates’ award-winning Berners Pool in Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, will finally be demolished this year

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Dizzying heights

20-Jun-2013

Multiply-bespectacled architect Rafael Viñoly has been swanning about in New York claiming that his slender 432 Park Avenue apartment skyscraper will be the tallest in Manhattan.

Frank Gehry gives Spanish reporter the middle finger

Gehry gives middle finger to reporter Video

24-Oct-2014 | By

Frank Gehry has given a Spanish reporter the middle finger salute at a press conference after being asked if his own architecture was just about spectacle.

vHH Oundle School

vHH wins planning for school extension

24-Oct-2014 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] van Heyningen and Haward Architects has won planning for this new mathematics, science and technology building at Oundle School in Northamptonshire

Maya Lin

Maya Lin wins $300,000 arts prize

24-Oct-2014 | By

American architect and artist Maya Lin has won the $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize

Hawkins Brown Bartlett Hampstead Road

Bartlett opens temporary studio space

24-Oct-2014 | By

[FIRST LOOK] Hawkins\Brown’s temporary studio space for the Bartlett School of Architecture has opened its doors

Forest Hill house

Architect: Dramatic house extension ‘owes existence’ to planning reforms

24-Oct-2014 | By Jim Dunton

The coalition government’s planning reforms have opened up new opportunities for innovation, according to one London-based architect

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US architect creates 'Back to the Future'-style hoverboard

24-Oct-2014 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

A California-based architect who spent the last 20 years trying to develop ‘levitating’ buildings, has created a ‘Back to the Future’-style hoverboard instead

Our Lady Help of Christians church, Tile Cross, Birmingham, by Richard Gilbert Scott, 1966. Image: Gavin Stamp.

C20 Society selects a building for every year to mark centenary

24-Oct-2014 | By Catherine Croft

The Twentieth Century Society has compiled a list of 100 buildings – one for each of the past 100 years – to create a timeline that combines familiar classics with obscure gems, writes Catherine Croft

Mark Preston Grosvenor

Mark Preston: 'the industry is in an enlightened period'

23-Oct-2014

Grosvenor group chief executive Mark Preston says despite challenges, today’s developers have a better understanding of placemaking

Everyman Theatre by Haworth Tompkins

Economist claims architecture industry suffering 'rapid structural change’

23-Oct-2014 | By

The Economist has claimed that the architectural industry is suffering from ‘shrinking demand and rapid structural change’

Kathryn Findlay

Friends recall Kathryn Findlay

23-Oct-2014 | By

Friends and colleagues of architect Kathryn Findlay celebrated her life and work at an event at the Architectural Association last week

Levitt Bernstein Granada Studios

Levitt Bernstein to convert Tubbs' Granada Studios

23-Oct-2014 | By

Levitt Bernstein has been appointed to convert Manchester’s 1950s Granada Studios into a hotel

Glenn Howells

Glenn Howells wins planning for 'Third Age' housing towers

23-Oct-2014 | By

Glenn Howells Architects has won planning approval for this five-tower scheme, housing 240 retirement homes, in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

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Public sector pipeline increases architects' confidence

23-Oct-2014 | By Tim Clark

Increased optimism in the public sector has helped push architects’ confidence in future workloads higher in August new figures have revealed.

Canada Water scheme for Sellar Developments - designed by David Chipperfield Architects and Maccreanor Lavington

Brady demands rethink on ‘unfair’ Canada Water framework

23-Oct-2014 | By

Past RIBA president Angela Brady has called on Notting Hill Housing and Sellar Design to rethink a £15 million Canada Water framework criticised for excluding small practices

Rem Koolhaas’ CCTV Headquarters in Beijing

Chinese President demands end to 'weird architecture'

22-Oct-2014 | By

The Chinese president Xi Jinping has condemned his nation’s fascination with ‘weird architecture’

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New practices: MBED Architects

22-Oct-2014 | By

The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone

The Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney. Image by Siegfried Nugent

Chipperfield and Piano vie for £250m Sydney gallery expansion

22-Oct-2014 | By

David Chipperfield, Renzo Piano and Herzog & de Meuron are among twelve outfits competing to extend the Art Gallery of New South Wales

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Raising the roof: Olympic stadium costs soar to over £600m

22-Oct-2014 | By Tim Clark

The cost of the Populous-designed Olympic Stadium in east London is set to rise to more than £600m due to complications in the roof

Kyson\'s Waterloo Road scheme

Kyson showcases Lambeth mixed-use development

22-Oct-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Architect Kyson has released new images of its mixed-use scheme for a prominent corner site in south London.

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New practices: Märraum

22-Oct-2014 | By

The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone

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