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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

BT

Ear-popping treat for open house

4-Mar-2015 | By Astragal

Double celebration at the BT Tower as its marks half century

Whitstable

An outbreak of Meades

4-Mar-2015 | By Astragal

Has Jonathan Meades becomes a muse for street artists?

Boris Garden Bridge selfie

Crowding out the garden bridge

4-Mar-2015 | By Astragal

Crowd funded legal challenge for the garden bridge

Wren conversion

No ding-dong over Wren conversion

4-Mar-2015 | By Astragal

A disused Christopher Wren church tower gets second life

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

Beach House by Dualchas Architects

RIAS/RIBA 2015 Awards shortlist revealed

27-Mar-2015

Schemes by Steven Holl, Malcolm Fraser, Dualchas, Reiach and Hall, and Page\Park are among those shortlisted for the 2015 RIAS Awards

Museum of London

C20 Society: 'We won't call for Museum of London listing'

27-Mar-2015 | By

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

Cefn Castell, Criccieth by Stephenson: ISA Studio

Revealed: RSAW Awards shortlist

27-Mar-2015 | By

The buildings in the running for the RIBA/RSAW Wales Awards have been revealed

Sutherland Hussey Harris

Sutherland Hussey rebrands

27-Mar-2015 | By

Edinburgh-based Sutherland Hussey Architects has changed its name to recognise the contribution of long-term equity partner Colin Harris

Sutherland Hussey Harris Sessay Pavilion [March 2015]

Sutherland Hussey Harris submits Sessay Pavilion

27-Mar-2015 | By

Newly rebranded practice Sutherland Hussey Harris has submitted plans for its competition-winning community hub and sports pavilion in Sessay, North Yorkshire

Jeremy Foster

New practice: J Foster Architects

27-Mar-2015 | By

The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone

Hush House offices to residential conversion in Chester by Ian Simpson Architects. Image by Ian Lawson

Ministers baulk at extending office-to-resi relaxation

26-Mar-2015 | By Jim Dunton

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

Fitzjames Teaching and Learning Centre by Feilden Fowles

Revealed: 2015 RIBA South West Awards shortlist

26-Mar-2015 | By

Projects by Feilden Fowles, AHR, Glenn Howells and S333 have been shortlisted in the RIBA South West Awards

Horizon – Priestman Goode

Revealed: finalists' designs in RIBA’s Tomorrow’s Train contest

26-Mar-2015 | By

The three finalists in the RIBA competition to design the train carriage of the future have been announced

Hugh Broughton Architects\' Henry Moore Foundation scheme [March 2015]

Work starts on Henry Moore Foundation archive

26-Mar-2015 | By Keith Cooper

The second phase of Hugh Broughton Architects’ redevelopment of the Henry Moore Foundation’s complex has started on site

Theis + Khan church

Theis + Khan wins planning for church-led housing scheme in Watford

26-Mar-2015 | By

Theis + Khan has been given the go-ahead for a church and housing scheme in Watford

PV panels

Solar could provide 4% of UK power by 2020

26-Mar-2015 | By

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

Farrell Bicester

Second phase of Farrell's eco-town gets go-ahead

26-Mar-2015 | By

Planning permission has been granted for the second phase of the Farrell-masterplanned eco-town at North West Bicester

SCALA logo

Local authority architects society set for merger

25-Mar-2015 | By Jim Dunton

A membership body which promotes good architecture and shares knowledge about property services in councils is set to merge with its engineering counterpart

Serpentine pavilion 2015 - SelgasCano

Revealed: first images of 2015 Serpentine Pavilion

25-Mar-2015 | By

Madrid-based SelgasCano has revealed its designs for this year’s Serpentine Pavilion

CoupDeVille Architects\' Home Park Road

CoupDeVille designs semi-submerged London eco-house

25-Mar-2015 | By Tim Clark

CoupDeVille Architects has won planning for this partially submerged eco-house in south London

VIDEO: Animation of Zaha Hadid's Bee’ah HQ Video

25-Mar-2015 | By Michaila Hancock

Middle East waste management company Bee’ah has released this animation of its proposed Zaha Hadid-designed HQ in the United Arab Emirates

Canada Water scheme for Sellar Developments - designed by David Chipperfield Architects and Maccreanor Lavington

OMA and Chipperfield lined up for Canada Water housing

25-Mar-2015 | By

OMA, David Chipperfield Architects and Maccreanor Lavington Architects have been appointed to a framework covering 1,030 new homes in Canada Water

Adonis protesters

Protesters gather outside RIBA over controversial Adonis report

25-Mar-2015 | By

Protesters campaigning against a new report by Labour minister Andrew Adonis rallied outside the RIBA last night (24 March)

Alexandra Estate

Adonis: Hundreds of 'city villages' could be created from council estates

24-Mar-2015 | By Keith Cooper

Council estates could make way for hundreds of new ‘city villages’ across London, according to a controverial new think-tank report

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