Richard Rogers may be nearly 82 years old but he’s still up for a game of sport. The architect turned up at Regent’s Park recently when it was the Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners team’s turn to compete against RCKa in the London architectural softball league.
Campaign queen Barbara Weiss – the mastermind behind both Skyline and Women in Architecture – must have been conflicted by news that a female architect was behind London’s newest skyscraper, PLP’s 20 Bishopsgate
Those seeking a novelty dining experience closer to home will be excited to learn that the BT Tower’s revolving restaurant is set to open to the public again for the first time in 35 years. The opening will mark the building’s 50th anniversary.
At the opening of the Serpentine Pavilion the assembled press were treated to the sight of culture minister Ed Vaizey taking to the stage to express his admiration for the project.
The University of Cambridge is on the hunt for a professor of Lego. But architects hoping for a career move that will let them build from the plastic blocks all day long may be disappointed.
The design world once again descended on Sheffield’s Park Hill last weekend when the housing estate played host to a party kicking off the city’s design week.
Last Tuesday saw one of the RIBA’s busiest events when more than 900 people showed up to the launch of Turner Prize-shortlisted Assemble’s Brutalist Playground.
It is safe to say Joanna Lumley’s proposed Garden Bridge across the Thames has split opinion – not least because of the large amounts of money needed for what some regard as a ‘vanity project’.
A top secret scheme for King’s Cross was given a cheeky airing at Mossessian Architecture’s 10 year anniversary celebrations last week.
Film director Wes Anderson, best known for his lavishly eyecatching production design, has turned his hand to interiors, designing a café inside OMA’s recently completed Fondazione Prada in Milan.
Is Thomas Heatherwick about to take a leaf from Zaha Hadid’s book by appointing a chief executive?
Cold weather, wind and rain didn’t stop architects turning out in force for the launch of the London Festival of Architecture last week.
London and planet Earth-based practice Space Group Architects has taken the search for the next emerging market to a new, extra-terrestrial level
Nearly 10 years after first opening its doors the Stirling Prize-shortlisted Evelina Children’s Hospital is poised for a major expansion.
Security was tight at the press opening of the much-photographed, two-bedroom holiday home designed by the now-dissolved FAT together with artist Grayson Perry.
Ever fancied a helicopter ride over London? Well one lucky winner could be in with the chance for a ride in Norman Foster’s private helicopter.
No longer able to attack politicians on Newsnight, Jeremy Paxman has turned his attention to a much bigger, less animate target: the construction of High Speed 2.
As his new $422 million Whitney Museum in New York opens to the public, Renzo Piano has joined the ever-growing list of architects trying their hand at fashion design.
Such sentiments certainly won’t have been appreciated by most architects, who, according to the AJ’s pre-election poll, were hoping for a Labour victory.
As a rule, press releases should not enrage, so perhaps the authors of a post-election media bulletin issued this week should have considered the fact that 75 per cent of the electorate did not vote Conservative.
Architype has completed this £11.6 million enterprise centre at the University of East Anglia
Allies and Morrison has won planning for a biomedical engineering building at Imperial College’s White City campus
The eight schemes in the running for the Welsh Gold Medal for Architecture have been revealed
Manchester City Council has launched a £300m housing fund to unlock stalled sites in the city for development and build up to 220,000 homes over the next two decades
The UK construction sector is still feeling the effects of the activity drop prior to the general election in May, according to industry analysts Glenigan
The Architects Registration Board (ARB) has appointed Karen Holmes as the new registrar and chief executive
So? Architecture has completed this installation at the Royal Academy
Zaha Hadid Architects’ Tokyo Olympic stadium will start on site in October and cost £1.3 billion to complete, the Japanese government has confirmed
Hawkins\Brown has won planning for a new £58 million Urban Sciences building at Newcastle University
Hampshire-based PAD Studio has completed this two-storey home set within a woodland garden
RCKa has won a contest for a new roof garden at the London College of Fashion
Isabel Garriga and Clara Garriga of Holmes Miller Architects have won the Glasgow Institute of Architects’ competition for a £40,000 overhaul of Royston Spire
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) has modernised the iconic design for the ‘6 metre x 6 metre’ demountable house for use as a holiday home
Herzog & de Meuron’s £430 million ‘triangle tower’ has been approved by the Council of Paris in a surprise u-turn
MUMA’s £15 million revamp of the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester has been named Museum of the Year
Assemble has been appointed to work on a new public art piece at Seven Sisters as part of TfL’s Art on the Underground programme
Heneghan Peng has completed the concrete shell on its competition-winning Grand Egyptian Museum project which is now due to complete in 2018
In this video Howard Davies discusses the Airports Commission’s decision to reccomend a third runway at Heathrow to increase the UK’s aviation capacity
Three detailed planning permissions within the masterplan area for the former Granada Studios in Manchester have been submitted – with a fourth set to follow within weeks
Only half a dozen City of Helsinki councillors have confirmed they will support the high-profile Guggenheim museum project