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Finsbury Health Centre

Your very good health

15-Dec-2014 | By Astragal

The Finsbury Health Centre is 76-years young and, it seems, is as much loved today as it was when it opened in 1938

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

Garden Bridge

Questions remain over Garden Bridge funding

19-Dec-2014 | By

Questions still hang over who will fund the upkeep of Thomas Heatherwick’s contentious Garden Bridge across the River Thames

Elder Street

AHMM's Shoreditch Estate scheme goes in for planning

19-Dec-2014 | By Jim Dunton

A team led by AHMM has submitted proposals to revamp and extend a cluster of buildings in London’s booming Shoreditch area

BDP\'s competition-winning scheme for a new 13,000m² cruise terminal at Port Zayed in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

BDP wins Port Zayed cruise terminal contest

19-Dec-2014 | By

BDP has won an international contest for a new 13,000m² cruise terminal at Port Zayed in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Deli, India

RIBA to open new India chapter

19-Dec-2014 | By Tom Cox

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is to open a new branch in India - its fourth International Chapter

Zaha Bee\'ah

Zaha designs super-green UAE headquarters

19-Dec-2014 | By

Zaha Hadid Architects has designed this new headquarters building for Middle Eastern environmental and waste management company Bee’ah

Nicolas Tye Architects\' North Bedfordshire House

Nicolas Tye reveals ultra-modern addition to rustic cottage

18-Dec-2014 | By Jim Dunton

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] A scheme by Nicolas Tye Architects to redevelop a north Bedfordshire cottage by adding a strikingly futuristic extension to its original core is set to start on site in spring

Astudio - Waldegrave sixth form

Astudio completes £7m sixth form centre

18-Dec-2014 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] Waterloo-based Astudio has completed this sixth form centre in Twickenham, Middlesex

Bennetts Associates\' revamp of the Hampstead Theatre Foyer [summer 2014]

Bennetts revisits Hampstead Theatre for foyer makeover

18-Dec-2014 | By Tom Cox

Bennetts Associates has released new photographs of the revamp of its 11-year-old Hampstead Theatre in north-west London

Marc Benjamin Drewes – Celebration of death

Bompas & Parr name winner of modern mausoleum contest

18-Dec-2014 | By

London-based industrial designer Sebastian Bergne has been announced as the winner of the competition to design a contemporary mausoleum

PRP\'s Chobham Manor housing - second phase [December 2014]

Approval for second phase of Olympic legacy housing

17-Dec-2014 | By

PRP and Make have bagged ‘unanimous approval’ for the 207-home second phase of the new Chobham Manor neighbourhood on London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Studio Weave - Nine Elms

Studio Weave in team working on Thames path at Nine Elms

17-Dec-2014 | By

Churchman Landscape Architects and Studio Weave are to work on the extension of the Thames pathway at Nine Elms

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Almost 75% of councils cancel or delay construction projects

17-Dec-2014 | By Lucy Mair

Seventy-three per cent of local authorities have cancelled or postponed planned built environment projects in the past two years, research by Scape Group has revealed

Darling Associates\' College Road Tower

Darling’s £55m Croydon tower set to start on site

17-Dec-2014 | By Jim Dunton

A 37-storey tower in central Croydon designed by AJ100 practice Darling Associates is set to start on-site in next year.

Oldham Coliseum by Mecanoo

Mecanoo submits Oldham Coliseum revamp for planning

17-Dec-2014 | By

Dutch firm Mecanoo, led by Woman Architect of the Year 2014 Francine Houben, is set to submit plans for the revamp of Oldham Coliseum Theatre

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Winners revealed in South Kensington Tunnel competition

16-Dec-2014 | By

Three winners have been named winners in the contest to overhaul an historic foot tunnel in South Kensington, London

Waterford Medieval Museum by Waterford City Architects. Image by Philip Lauterbach

European showstoppers line up for Mies van der Rohe prize

16-Dec-2014 | By

Haworth Tompkins’ Stirling Prize-winning Everyman Theatre and Zaha Hadid’s Stirling-shortlisted Aquatics Centre are among 20 UK schemes nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015

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John Robertson wins City office job

16-Dec-2014 | By

John Robertson Architects (JRA) has been appointed to work on a 21,200m2 office redevelopment in the City of London

Jestico + Whiles\' competition-winning scheme to overhaul the British School Muscat in Oman

Jestico + Whiles bags Muscat school job

16-Dec-2014 | By

Jestico + Whiles has won an international competition to overhaul the British School Muscat in Oman

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Islington signals plans for basements crackdown

15-Dec-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Islington council has become the latest planning authority in the capital to float the prospect of restrictions on the booming business of basement construction

Project Meganom\'s competition-winning scheme to regenerate the Moscow River in Russia

UK firms behind winning team in Moscow riverfront contest

15-Dec-2014 | By

Gillespies and John Thompson & Partners are part of a Russian-led team chosen to regenerate 10,400 hectares of riverfront plots and embankments in Moscow

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