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
Double celebration at the BT Tower as its marks half century
Has Jonathan Meades becomes a muse for street artists?
Crowd funded legal challenge for the garden bridge
A disused Christopher Wren church tower gets second life
The Finsbury Health Centre is 76-years young and, it seems, is as much loved today as it was when it opened in 1938
Speaking at the AJ Small Projects Awards launch last week, Niall McLaughlin recalled his early contest-winning designs for a radical houseboat
Where is Jean Nouvel’s 2010 Serpentine Pavilion?
At a recent talk held in aid of the Maggie’s Cancer Care centres, designer Thomas Heatherwick shed some light on what happened to his Lubetkin Prize-winning Seed Pavilion after the 2010 Shanghai Expo closed
Schemes by Steven Holl, Malcolm Fraser, Dualchas, Reiach and Hall, and Page\Park are among those shortlisted for the 2015 RIAS Awards
The Twentieth Century Society has told the AJ it will not call for Powell & Moya’s 1976 Museum of Building at the Barbican to be listed
The buildings in the running for the RIBA/RSAW Wales Awards have been revealed
Edinburgh-based Sutherland Hussey Architects has changed its name to recognise the contribution of long-term equity partner Colin Harris
Newly rebranded practice Sutherland Hussey Harris has submitted plans for its competition-winning community hub and sports pavilion in Sessay, North Yorkshire
The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone
Proposals to extend a rule-relaxation allowing offices to be converted into homes without planning permission are absent from a new raft of reforms unveiled by ministers this week
Projects by Feilden Fowles, AHR, Glenn Howells and S333 have been shortlisted in the RIBA South West Awards
The three finalists in the RIBA competition to design the train carriage of the future have been announced
The second phase of Hugh Broughton Architects’ redevelopment of the Henry Moore Foundation’s complex has started on site
Theis + Khan has been given the go-ahead for a church and housing scheme in Watford
Solar power could be responsible for providing four per cent of the UK’s electricity by 2020 thanks to the plunging costs of solar panels
Planning permission has been granted for the second phase of the Farrell-masterplanned eco-town at North West Bicester
A membership body which promotes good architecture and shares knowledge about property services in councils is set to merge with its engineering counterpart
Madrid-based SelgasCano has revealed its designs for this year’s Serpentine Pavilion
CoupDeVille Architects has won planning for this partially submerged eco-house in south London
Middle East waste management company Bee’ah has released this animation of its proposed Zaha Hadid-designed HQ in the United Arab Emirates
OMA, David Chipperfield Architects and Maccreanor Lavington Architects have been appointed to a framework covering 1,030 new homes in Canada Water
Protesters campaigning against a new report by Labour minister Andrew Adonis rallied outside the RIBA last night (24 March)
Council estates could make way for hundreds of new ‘city villages’ across London, according to a controverial new think-tank report