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Niall McLaughlin houseboat

Floating an idea

13-Nov-2014 | By Astragal

Speaking at the AJ Small Projects Awards launch last week, Niall McLaughlin recalled his early contest-winning designs for a radical houseboat

Red not dead

7-Nov-2014 | By Astragal

Where is Jean Nouvel’s 2010 Serpentine Pavilion?

Shanghai pavilion’s fate is a seedy affair

6-Nov-2014 | By Astragal

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

Photo via Twitter: @gamblingecon

Fire Brigade called to blaze inside Olympic Stadium

29-Oct-2014 | By

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) was called to the Queen Elizabeth Park this morning (29 October) after a fire was reported at Populous’ Olympic Stadium

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

RIBA

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

Glengall Bridge tower (Millwall Inner Dock) in London\'s Docklands by O\'Mahony Pike Architects and Metropolitan Workshop

New plans emerge for 45-storey Docklands tower

21-Nov-2014 | By

New concept proposals for a tower-led housing scheme at Glengall Bridge south of Canary Wharf have emerged

Bridgewater Tower wind mitigation proposals (Chetwoods/TP Bennett/Buro Happold)

Chetwood's proposed ‘fix’ for Bridgewater Place wind danger approved

21-Nov-2014 | By

Chetwood Architects has won permission to install baffles and canopies to solve ongoing problems with dangerous winds at the base of the troubled Bridgewater Place Tower in Leeds

McDowell Benedetti

McDowell+Benedetti gets go-ahead for Surrey school

21-Nov-2014 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] McDowell+Benedetti has been given the green light for the redevelopment of a school in Surrey designed by John Vanbrugh

David Chipperfield’s ‘City of Culture’ museum complex in Ansaldo, Milan. Photo © Oskar Da Riz

Chipperfield’s Milan art museum nears completion

21-Nov-2014 | By

David Chipperfield’s ‘City of Culture’ museum complex in Ansaldo, Milan is nearing completion

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Architects' confidence surging, says poll

21-Nov-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Architects’ optimism over their work pipelines increased significantly between September and the end of last month, according to a RIBA survey

ABP/Royal Docks - November 2014 - designed by Farrells

Probe launched into deal behind Farrells’ Royal Docks business park

20-Nov-2014 | By

The London Assembly has launched an investigation into a £1 billion deal for a business park in the Royal Docks masterplanned and designed by Terry Farrell

T-Pylon

Construction of Bystrup’s next-generation pylons set to start

20-Nov-2014 | By Jim Dunton

National Grid is to construct a test-run of the next-generation T-Pylons for use across the British countryside over the coming months, it has announced.

Supreme Award  Winner: Seona Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art by Steven Holl Architects with JM Architects

Holl and JM Architects' GSA scheme wins top Glasgow award

20-Nov-2014 | By

The new Reid building by Steven Holl Architects and JM Architects has been handed the Glasgow Institute of Architects’ (GIA) Supreme Award for 2014

Glenigan: Construction starts to rise 7.3% in 2015

20-Nov-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Building industry analyst Glenigan has forecast a 7.3 per cent increase in the number of construction starts for the coming year - a boom driven by a burgeoning commercial sector

Re-Format

Re-Format wins planning for ‘contemporary’ Surrey home

20-Nov-2014 | By

Hampshire-based Re-Format has won planning for this £1.5million house near Farnham, Surrey

Kyle Henderson

Architects auction artworks for Maggie’s

20-Nov-2014 | By

Architects including Ted Cullinan, Piers Gough, Alison Brooks and Chris Wilkinson have donated artworks for an auction in aid of cancer care charity Maggie’s

RSHP Geneva Airport

Rogers' £227m Geneva airport wins planning

19-Nov-2014 | By

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners’ [RSHP] proposed new £227 million terminal at Geneva airport has been given the green light

Zaha\'s Paddington

Architects join Paddington Trail

19-Nov-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Zaha Hadid and Robin Partington & Partners have designed customised statues for a charity promotion connected with the upcoming Paddington film.

Tour Triangle

Paris rejects Herzog & de Meuron’s 'triangle tower'

19-Nov-2014 | By

Herzog & de Meuron’s £430 million ‘triangle tower’ proposal for Paris has been turned down

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Architects found guilty of unprofessional conduct

19-Nov-2014 | By Jim Dunton

The Architects Registration Board (ARB) has found two architects guilty of unprofessional conduct in separate cases involving domestic work

PTE Kings Cross

PTE wins planning for £30m King’s Cross mixed-use scheme

19-Nov-2014 | By

Pollard Thomas Edwards (PTE) has won planning for a £30 million mixed-use, housing-led scheme in London’s King’s Cross

DRDH\'s Stormen library and concert hall in Bodo, Norway

DRDH’s Norwegian library and concert hall opens

19-Nov-2014 | By

DRDH Architects’ competition-winning £126million concert hall and library in Bodø, Norway have been officially opened

Twelve Architects\' competition-winning scheme for a new airport at Rostov on Don in southern Russia

Twelve unveils Rostov on Don airport scheme

18-Nov-2014 | By

Twelve Architects has revealed its competition-winning scheme for a new airport at Rostov on Don in southern Russia

TFP Farrells\' Vattanac Capital Tower in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Farrell completes Cambodia’s tallest tower

18-Nov-2014 | By

TFP Farrells has taken the wraps off this 38-storey banking headquarters in Phnom Penh – Cambodia’s first skyscraper

BIG Smithsonian

BIG reveals plans for Washington’s Smithsonian

18-Nov-2014 | By

Danish practice BIG, the architect behind the proposed new square at Battersea Power Station, has revealed its plans to overhaul Washington’s Smithsonian campus

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