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International Spy Museum, Washington

I spy Richard Rogers in Washington

23-Apr-2015 | By Astragal

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.

Holl Mack poster

Glasgow School Of Art draws a blank

23-Apr-2015 | By Astragal

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

Everyone wants a piece of the barracks

23-Apr-2015 | By Astragal

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

Hayward slide show

17-Apr-2015 | By Astragal

Carsten Höller’s giant slides, which were erected at Tate Modern in 2006, are set to make a return

Godzilla

I’m not a monster, protests Glasgow-based architect Hoskins

17-Apr-2015 | By Astragal

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 Western News HQ

Peregrines fly in to save Grimshaw ship

17-Apr-2015 | By Astragal

Grimshaw’s threatened Ship building in Plymouth could be handed a last-minute lifeline by rare birds.

Heatherwick Garden Bridge

No Kew to praise the garden bridge

2-Apr-2015 | By Astragal

The charity behind plans for London’s controversial Garden Bridge launched a new PR offensive last week.

Zaha Hadid Middle East Centre, University of Oxford

Birds take a shine to Zaha’s Oxford building

2-Apr-2015 | By Astragal

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.

Photovoltaic panels

Vive the green revolution!

26-Mar-2015 | By Astragal

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.

Battersea Arts Centre fire

Things we haven’t lost in the Battersea fire

26-Mar-2015 | By Astragal

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.

Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall stands its ground

26-Mar-2015 | By Astragal

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.

Religious platform

19-Mar-2015 | By Astragal

An interesting new theory has emerged about Stonehenge and how it could have supported a circular, wooden platform on top of the monolithic stones

Corporacion de Gaudi Triana

That looks familia - Gaudi chapel to be built in Chile

19-Mar-2015 | By Astragal

The Chilean president has given the go-ahead for the construction of a chapel designed by Antoni Gaudí in 1922

Siambr, Welsh Senate Building

Live and let dai - James Bond denied entry to Welsh Assembly

19-Mar-2015 | By Astragal

The producers of the new James Bond film have been refused permission to film in the Welsh Senedd building, designed by Richard Rogers.

Gehry\'s Winton Guest House

Gehry’s mobile home is on the move again

19-Mar-2015 | By Astragal

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.

Grimshaw-designed hi-tech flat

Let’s go shopping for a high-tech home

19-Mar-2015 | By Astragal

One of the Grimshaw-designed Hi-Tech flats in Camden has gone up for sale with a price tag of £650,000

Studio Weave at Civic Trust Awards

Elegantly weaved award winners

12-Mar-2015 | By Astragal

Last week the winners of the 2015 Civic Trust Awards were revealed at a glitzy ceremony at Shakespeare’s Globe in London

Wilkinson Eyre stamp

A first‑class endorsement for Wilkinson Eyre

12-Mar-2015 | By Astragal

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.

Samsung kennel

Pooch palace has tails wagging

12-Mar-2015 | By Astragal

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

Whitstable

Meades flattered by Stewy's stencils

12-Mar-2015 | By Astragal

Jonathan Meades to feature on more walls

Ben Adams Architects\' 24 King William Street

Ben Adams wins planning for £23m City office revamp

27-Apr-2015 | By

Ben Adams Architects has won planning for the transformation of a 1980s office building at the edge of the City of London

Piers Taylor Passivhaus

Piers Taylor wins planning for Croydon Passivhaus

27-Apr-2015 | By

Piers Taylor’s practice Invisible Studio has won planning for a new Passivhaus home in Croydon after an 18 month-long planning battle

Destruction following the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Image by Krish Dulal

Nepal earthquake: Article 25 launches urgent rebuild appeal

27-Apr-2015 | By

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 

The University of Cyprus. Image by UniversityofCypruspics

ADP scoops Cyprus university expansion job

27-Apr-2015 | By

ADP has won an international contest to overhaul and expand the University of Cyprus (UCY) in Nicosia

Ed Miliband

Labour's rent cap pledge could 'deter investment in housing'

27-Apr-2015 | By

Critics claim Labour party’s promise to bring in new rent caps could stifle the emerging private rented sector (PRS)

UK Pavilion Milan Expo

Wolfgang Buttress: 'From afar the Hive looks chaotic'

27-Apr-2015 | By

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 Hoxton Hall

Foster Wilson unveils Hoxton Hall restoration

27-Apr-2015 | Updated: 27-Apr-2015 | By

Foster Wilson Architects has completed the £1.5 million restoration of the grade II*-listed Hoxton Hall in East London

Bryn Riches

Obituary: Bryn Riches

27-Apr-2015 | By Trevor Garnham

Bryn Riches, revered teacher and respected architect, has died aged 71

Studio Octopi\'s proposals for reintroducing swimming to the Thames

Studio Octopi starts crowdfunding for Thames Baths

24-Apr-2015 | By

Studio Octopi has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its proposed Thames Baths project

Wellington Road in Leeds

Green light for Cartwright Pickard Leeds scheme

24-Apr-2015 | By Jim Dunton

A Cartwright Pickard Architects-designed office block has been granted planning permission by Leeds City Council

Holmes Miller\'s proposed Merchiston Castle school (April 2015)

Holmes Miller plans new sports complex for Merchiston Castle School

24-Apr-2015 | By Lijia Sun

Holmes Miller has submitted plans for a new 2,500m² sports complex and swimming pool pavilion at Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh

Town Hall Annex

Go-ahead for Orms’ Camden Town Hall Annex redevelopment

24-Apr-2015 | By Jim Dunton

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

Lieutenant-Commander Martin Nasmith on his submarine E11 in 1915

Architect joins veterans' relations in Gallipolli centenary tribute

24-Apr-2015 | By

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

Fulton Centre, New York City by Grimshaw

Grimshaw awarded AIA New York Medal of Honour

24-Apr-2015 | By

Grimshaw has been handed the New York branch of the American Institute of Architects’ 2015 Medal of Honour

Maggie Mullan

Maggie Mullan wins second National Wildflower Centre contest

24-Apr-2015 | By Colin Marrs

The National Wildflower Centre in Knowsley has chosen Maggie Mullan Architects to design its new masterplan

Gateway Project, Sheffield Cathedral by Thomas Ford and Partners

Revealed: Winners of RIBA Yorkshire Regional Awards

23-Apr-2015 | By

Schemes by Populous, Prue Chiles, Halliday Clark and HLM are among the winners of the 2015 RIBA Yorkshire Regional Awards

Grillagh Water House, Londonderry by Patrick Bradley Architects

Revealed: Winners of RIBA Northern Ireland Regional Awards

23-Apr-2015 | By

Local practices and one-off houses dominate the 2015 RIBA Northern Ireland Regional Awards

Aylesbury Estate (planning submitted October 2014) - View from Westmoreland Square: Design team HTA, mae and Hawkins/Brown

AJ120 Awards: practices vie for Architectural Collaboration prize

23-Apr-2015 | By

Seven practices have made the shortlist for the new AJ120 Architectural Collaboration of the Year

Swan Heights in Reading

Planning officers savage Robert Adam’s Reading towers

23-Apr-2015 | By Jim Dunton

A trio of classically-inspired residential towers proposed for a site in Reading have been recommended for refusal by borough planners

Helsinki Guggenheim honourable mention

Helsinki Guggenheim: the schemes that just missed out

23-Apr-2015 | By

Competition organisers have revealed the fifteen schemes which narrowly missed out on the shortlist for the Helsinki Guggenheim contest

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