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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


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


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


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'


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’.


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

Coppin Dockray

Coppin Dockray completes £2million bathroom showroom

23-Jan-2015 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] London-based Coppin Dockray has completed this ‘futuristic’ bathroom showroom in south east London

Threatened: Paolozzi murals at Tottenham Court Road

Architects agree to meet campaigners over threatened Paolozzi murals

23-Jan-2015 | By

Hawkins\Brown agrees to talk with campaigners over threatened Eduardo Paolozzi murals on Tube

Edward Bennett

Tributes paid to architect killed in scooter accident

23-Jan-2015 | By

Family and friends have paid tributes to architect Edward Bennett, who died earlier this month after his scooter collided with a car in south London


Nearly half of 1,824 architects kicked off ARB register rejoin

22-Jan-2015 | By

Almost half of the 1,824 architects kicked off the ARB register earlier this month for failing to pay the £107 annual retention fee have rejoined

Carl Turner Architects - floating house

Free to download: Carl Turner puts plans for floating home on website

22-Jan-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Brixton-based practice Carl Turner Architects has made blueprints for a floating home available for free via an open-source architecture website

RIBA. 66 Portland Place, London

Fees stagnant despite growing workloads

22-Jan-2015 | By

The recovery in fee levels remains ‘somewhat elusive’ despite a growing market for architects’ services, according to the RIBA

Groves Natcheva Franklyn Road

Groves Natcheva completes £205k London home

22-Jan-2015 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] London-based Groves Natcheva has completed this 146m² home in Walton-on-Thames, south-west London

Urbed Uxcester expansion

Wolfson winner already 'in talks' over urban extensions

22-Jan-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Masterplanner URBED is working with councils and landowners on a number of projects based on the principles of its Wolfson prize-winning entry

Stage One, UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015, test section of hive

Under construction: first pictures emerge of UK's Milan Expo pavilion Video

21-Jan-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Manufacturer Stage One has released the first images of the hive-like structure designed by Wolfgang Buttress which will form the centrepiece of the UK Pavilion at this year’s Milan Expo

Unemployment figures - January 2015

Unemployment levels fall to lowest levels since mid-2008

21-Jan-2015 | By

The number of unemployed architects has fallen to the lowest level since the middle of 2008

Formation\'s proposals for former Cambridge City stadium

Formation nets planning for homes on Cambridge City FC ground

21-Jan-2015 | By Colin Marrs

New images have been released of a recently-approved housing development on the former ground of Cambridge City FC

Alison Brooks Architects\' Severn Place

Alison Brooks submits Cambridge mixed-use scheme

21-Jan-2015 | By

Alison Brooks Architects has submitted plans for this mixed-use scheme in Cambridge

Threatened: Paolozzi murals at Tottenham Court Road

Paolozzi murals at Tottenham Court Road tube face demolition

20-Jan-2015 | By

Twentieth Century Society seeks urgent meeting with architect over fate of two ‘key’ 1980s mosaics

Crispin Kelly

New Open City chair Kelly aims to 'triple income'

20-Jan-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Crispin Kelly wants to ‘double or triple’ contributions to the charity which organises Open House London, following his appointment to chair its board of trustees

Featherstone Young Habitat housing

Featherstone Young reveals Cotswolds eco-housing

20-Jan-2015 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA + PLANS] Work has started on the first home to by Featherstone Young to be built on the Lower Mill Estate

Dominic McKenzie Architects\' Dalston House proposals

Dominic McKenzie wins go-ahead for one-bed Dalston house

20-Jan-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Hackney Council has granted permission for this ‘small but beautiful’ one-bedroom home in a Dalston, east London by Dominic McKenzie Architects.

Himley Village_Illustrative Masterplan_PenoyrePrasad_large.jpg

Penoyre & Prasad submits plans for new eco-town

19-Jan-2015 | By Colin Marrs

A masterplan by Penoyre & Prasad covering more than a quarter of a planned new eco-town in Bicester has been submitted for planning.

The Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney. Image by Siegfried Nugent

Chipperfield out of race for £250m Sydney gallery expansion

19-Jan-2015 | By

David Chipperfield Architects has failed to make the shortlist in a high-profile contest to extend the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney

Studio Weave\'s Paleys upon Pilers timber installation in Aldgate, London

Studio Weave’s Paleys upon Pilers dismantled

19-Jan-2015 | By

Studio Weave’s timber structure in Aldgate has been dismantled in preparation for its move to the nearby Minories redevelopment

Jean Nouvel\'s Philharmonie de Paris

Nouvel boycotts opening of own Philharmonie de Paris

19-Jan-2015 | By Colin Marrs

French architect Jean Nouvel last week boycotted the opening of the new Philharmonie de Paris building, claiming that it was opened prematurely


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