For many years public perceptions of spy architecture have been dominated by the work of GCHQ ‘doughnut’ designer Gensler and Terry Farrell – the architect of James Bond’s towering MI6 HQ.
Students at the Glasgow School of Art have hit back at orders to not affix anything to the walls of Steven Holl’s Reid Building
The £3 billion Chelsea Barracks redevelopment is on the move again. The scheme’s original architect, Richard Rogers, was famously thrown off the overhaul of the redundant barracks site in 2009 following a headline-grabbing intervention by Prince Charles.
Carsten Höller’s giant slides, which were erected at Tate Modern in 2006, are set to make a return
Gareth Hoskins takes the prize for most unusual comment made by an architect about themselves after saying he was ‘not tall enough to be Godzilla’.
Grimshaw’s threatened Ship building in Plymouth could be handed a last-minute lifeline by rare birds.
The charity behind plans for London’s controversial Garden Bridge launched a new PR offensive last week.
As the wraps come off Zaha Hadid Architects’ long-awaited Middle East Centre at the University of Oxford it appears the curved, funnel-like addition to St Antony’s College has received a harsh verdict from the local wildlife.
The French government passed a law this week requiring rooftops on new buildings in commercial zones to be partially covered in plants or solar panels.
It’s been a rollercoaster month for the Battersea Arts Centre, which – during the final phases of a £13.3 million restoration led by Haworth Tompkins – saw its Grade II*-listed Grand Hall wrecked by fire.
Conductor Simon Rattle’s comment that London lacks a truly world-class music venue will have irked the capital’s leading concert auditoriums, not least the Royal Festival Hall.
An interesting new theory has emerged about Stonehenge and how it could have supported a circular, wooden platform on top of the monolithic stones
The Chilean president has given the go-ahead for the construction of a chapel designed by Antoni Gaudí in 1922
The producers of the new James Bond film have been refused permission to film in the Welsh Senedd building, designed by Richard Rogers.
Frank Gehry’s 1987 Winton Guest House is set to go up for auction in Chicago, and could fetch up to $1.5 million, but the successful bidder will have to transport it to a new location.
One of the Grimshaw-designed Hi-Tech flats in Camden has gone up for sale with a price tag of £650,000
Last week the winners of the 2015 Civic Trust Awards were revealed at a glitzy ceremony at Shakespeare’s Globe in London
TfL may have only given Wilkinson Eyre three out of five for bridge-design experience, but Thomas Heatherwick has yet to have one of his creations featured on a stamp.
With today’s top dogs facing poisoning attempts, they need a bit of comfort, and one lucky pampered pooch will soon be settling into its very own ‘small project’, courtesy of Samsung
Jonathan Meades to feature on more walls
Ben Adams Architects has won planning for the transformation of a 1980s office building at the edge of the City of London
Piers Taylor’s practice Invisible Studio has won planning for a new Passivhaus home in Croydon after an 18 month-long planning battle
UK-based architecture charity Article 25 has launched an urgent appeal for donations to rebuild schools in Nepal following the recent earthquake which killed more than 3,700
ADP has won an international contest to overhaul and expand the University of Cyprus (UCY) in Nicosia
Critics claim Labour party’s promise to bring in new rent caps could stifle the emerging private rented sector (PRS)
Designer of the UK pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo, Wolfgang Buttress, tells the AJ about the challenges of the project ahead of the world fair’s official opening on Friday (1 May)
Foster Wilson Architects has completed the £1.5 million restoration of the grade II*-listed Hoxton Hall in East London
Bryn Riches, revered teacher and respected architect, has died aged 71
Studio Octopi has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its proposed Thames Baths project
A Cartwright Pickard Architects-designed office block has been granted planning permission by Leeds City Council
Holmes Miller has submitted plans for a new 2,500m² sports complex and swimming pool pavilion at Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh
Proposals to convert Camden Council’s Brutalist Town Hall Annex into a 270-room hotel have been approved by the authority’s own planning committee
A commemoration to mark the centenary of the First World War’s disastrous Gallipoli campaign this week included one of the country’s most famous conservation architects
Grimshaw has been handed the New York branch of the American Institute of Architects’ 2015 Medal of Honour
The National Wildflower Centre in Knowsley has chosen Maggie Mullan Architects to design its new masterplan
Schemes by Populous, Prue Chiles, Halliday Clark and HLM are among the winners of the 2015 RIBA Yorkshire Regional Awards
Local practices and one-off houses dominate the 2015 RIBA Northern Ireland Regional Awards
Seven practices have made the shortlist for the new AJ120 Architectural Collaboration of the Year
A trio of classically-inspired residential towers proposed for a site in Reading have been recommended for refusal by borough planners
Competition organisers have revealed the fifteen schemes which narrowly missed out on the shortlist for the Helsinki Guggenheim contest