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Astragal: Adjaye's on the buses

25-Nov-2015 | By Astragal

David Adjaye’s latest exhibition of his work is being advertised on buses across Chicago. The retrospective of the architect’s buildings, which is taking place at the Art Institute of Chicago, has received the full star treatment, with the city’s buses fully wrapped in ads for the show.


Astragal: Fancy a night down the Northern Powerhouse?

18-Nov-2015 | By Astragal

A high-profile government bid to redress the north/south divide and attract investment to the North is news to most people who live there, it has emerged.


Astragal: Nothing's too big for BIG to handle

11-Nov-2015 | By Astragal

Architect impresses with show of strength, George Ferguson’s trousers up for auction, and guerilla tactics for dressing to impress


Astragal: 30 October '15

30-Oct-2015 | By Astragal

Joanna Lumley’s incisive argument in favour of the Garden Bridge, and Ai Weiwei feels the crush of a Lego boot


Angels’ delight

21-Oct-2015 | By Astragal

Magnanimous Man Utd duo Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville are putting their hotel plans for Manchester’s Grade II-listed Stock exchange building on hold for the winter months.


Boris has form on landmark projects

21-Oct-2015 | By Astragal

As the debate rages over using taxpayers’ millions to underwrite Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge, London mayor Boris Johnson’s track record on producing landmark architecture from the public purse is coming under increasing scrutiny.


Get on board

21-Oct-2015 | By Astragal

Bogle Architects arrived in style – on an old Routemaster bus – to the opening of its ELI Beamlines laser research building in Prague.


ASH protesters lack staying power

21-Oct-2015 | By Astragal

Having protested outside the AJ120 event earlier this year, Architects for Social Housing (ASH) campaigners were at it again last week – targeting the RIBA Stirling Prize awards at 66 Portland Place.

Garden Bridge planting visuals

Pooh-poohing those poohstick rumours...


Garden Bridge supporters have had a troubling time of late: a public probe over designer Thomas Heatherwick’s appointment; Lambeth Council walking away from lease negotiations for the bridge’s southern landing; and Labour’s mayoral candidate pledging to scrap the whole scheme.

Boris Garden Bridge selfie

Squeak piggy squeak

30-Sep-2015 | By Astragal

London mayor Boris Johnson was perhaps unwise to take to Twitter immediately after last week’s #piggate episode.

Kate Moss house

Model housing

30-Sep-2015 | By Astragal

Kate Moss has unveiled her first foray into interior design with The Barnhouse at a luxury second-homes development by Yoo

ZHA Aquatics Centre

Zaha ducks the glare of publicity

30-Sep-2015 | By Astragal

With all the attention focused on ‘that’ Zaha Hadid interview, news that her Aquatics Centre is facing a £1 million programme of remedial works somewhat slipped under the radar.

Cereal Cafe attack

AJ120 activist is cereal protester

28-Sep-2015 | By Astragal

One of the protesters involved in last weekend’s much-reported attack on a breakfast cereal café in London’s Shoreditch is not unknown to the AJ’s readers.


Did Bloomberg doctor foster’s designs?

24-Sep-2015 | By Astragal

Michael Bloomberg has said that Norman Foster was the only architect he considered for Bloomberg’s new European HQ in the City ofLondon.

Two people in bed

An intimate solution to the housing crisis

24-Sep-2015 | By Astragal

Solving London’s housing crisis has perhaps been over-complicated, ventures engineer Alan Baxter, who has ‘a somewhat draconian’ proposal: no bed in the capital should contain fewer than two people.


Cheesegrater and toast on Rogers’ plate

24-Sep-2015 | By Astragal

City livery company the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects enjoyed a shindig last week the RIBA would have struggled to match.

Rathbone Square

Facebook friends Make and Gehry

17-Sep-2015 | By Astragal

Those with an eye on London’s West End property market may have noticed that Facebook had finally settled on a new home in Make’s £350 million Rathbone Place scheme.

SAVE Britain\'s Heritage and Burrell Foley Fischer\'s rival Smithfield plans (November 2012)

Museum of London plan inches forward

17-Sep-2015 | By Astragal

Back in March the Museum of London announced it intended to move out of its Powell & Moya-designed home at the Barbican and into buildings at Smithfield Market

Hilde Schramm

Speer’s daughter gives refugees a home

17-Sep-2015 | By Astragal

Hilde Schramm, the daughter of Hitler’s architect Albert Speer is helping Syrian refugees fleeing the country’s civil war, it has emerged.


Design slant revealed to Corbyn’s cabinet

17-Sep-2015 | By Astragal

Jeremy Corbyn’s new shadow cabinet, unveiled this week, may have come under fire from the media, but his choices do reinforce the idea that Labour’s new leader is interested in design and place.


Takero Shimazaki turns former warehouse into printmakers

27-Nov-2015 | By

London-based Takero Shimazaki Architects has completed this printmaking studios and workshop in Leicester

Carl Turner to convert Peckham car park into workspace

27-Nov-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Carl Turner Architects has been appointed by Southwark Council to create 1,860m2 of creative workspace in a well-loved former public car park in Peckham


British team proposes world's tallest building – in Iraq

27-Nov-2015 | By

London office of AMBS Architects reveals plans for 1,152m structure in Basra, which would outstrip the 1km-high Kingdom Tower


Tectonics completes zinc-clad Passivhaus in east London

27-Nov-2015 | By

East London-based Techtonics Architects has completed this Passivhaus in a conservation area in Hackney, east London

Greg Clark communities secretary

Greg Clark: 'We don't just want more homes, we want better homes'

26-Nov-2015 | Updated: 27-Nov-2015 | By

Communities secretary echoes the AJ’s More Homes, Better Homes campaign with call to promote quality as well as quantity in housebuilding


Knibb overhauls and extends 1950s Hampshire semi

26-Nov-2015 | By

Winchester-based Adam Knibb Architects has completed this £225,000 revamp and extension of a 1951 semi-detached farm worker’s cottage in Hampshire

Daniel Libeskind\'s \'Modern Art Center\' in Vilnius

Libeskind reveals Vilnius art museum

26-Nov-2015 | By

Daniel Libeskind has unveiled plans for a new 3,100m² gallery for modern Lithuanian art in Vilnius


Alsop reveals plans for £6.6m tower in Vauxhall 'art district'

26-Nov-2015 | By

Will Alsop’s practice aLL Design has submitted plans for a £6.6 million residential tower in Vauxhall, south London

WIA Masterclass

Duncan: 'Where's the focus on design in Osborne's housing drive?'

25-Nov-2015 | By

RIBA president Jane Duncan has urged the chancellor to take ‘urgent action’ to ensure the 400,000 affordable homes he pledged by 2020 are not ‘rabbit hutch’ houses

Urban Splash\'s modular \'hoUSe\' scheme in New Islington, Manchester

Autumn statement 2015: The industry reacts Video

25-Nov-2015 | By

The industry has reacted to the chancellor’s autumn statement which included plans to double the house-building budget

OMA\'s competition-winning scheme for The Factory in Manchester

OMA wins contest for Manchester’s £110m ‘Factory’ arts venue

25-Nov-2015 | By

Rem Koolhaas’ OMA has defeated a high-profile shortlist, which included Zaha Hadid and Rafael Viñoly, to win the contest for Manchester’s new £110 million flexible art space – named The Factory

Sir Howard Bernstein chief executive Manchester City Council.

Manchester council chief: Housing policy is failing

25-Nov-2015 | By Robyn Wilson

Sir Howard Bernstein has criticised the government’s housing policy for being too London-centric


High Court forces Lambeth to rethink demolition of Ted Hollamby estate

25-Nov-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Lambeth Council has been forced by the High Court to rerun a consultation on its decision to demolish a 300-home estate designed by Ted Hollamby, hailed as ‘unique’ by the Twentieth Century Society

10 Cal Tower by Supermachine Studio

AR announces winner of global Emerging Architecture Award

25-Nov-2015 | By

The Architectural Review’s (AR) Emerging Architecture Award has been handed to Supermachine Studio’s ‘whimsical, fun and radical’ vertical playground in Thailand


Moxon gets green-light for Cairngorms home

25-Nov-2015 | By

Moxon Architects has received planning for this 209m2 home in Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park


Study makes case for £88m east London crossing Video

25-Nov-2015 | By

A new, feasibility study has made the case for an £88 million bridge across the Thames connecting Rotherhithe with Canary Wharf

Populous\'s vision to regenerate the Tavern and Allen Stands at Lord’s cricket ground in west London

Mayor backs Populous's £80m second phase of Lord’s overhaul Video

24-Nov-2015 | By

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has rubberstamped Populous’s plans to regenerate the Tavern and Allen Stands at Lord’s cricket ground in west London


ADP opens second Scotland studio

24-Nov-2015 | By James McLachlan

AJ120 practice ADP has opened an office in Edinburgh after winning jobs at two of the city’s main universities


UN Studio’s £27.6m Arnhem station opens

24-Nov-2015 | By

UN Studio’s new terminal at Arnhem Central Station in the Netherlands has finally opened to the public

Contest site in Riga, Latvia

Invited contest for £21m Riga art museum opens

24-Nov-2015 | By

The Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation has launched an invited international competition for a new £21 million museum in Riga


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