The iconic Postmodern house that Robert Venturi designed for his mother has gone up for sale. The Vanna Venturi house in Philadelphia has a hefty price tag of $1.75 million.
The architect of London’s Shard, Renzo Piano recently put his architectural career down to an early training building sandcastles near his childhood home of Genoa. In an article in The Guardian, he said ‘making sandcastles was my training in fantasy’.
The contestants on BBC2’s Hair, a competition to find Britain’s best amateur hairstylist, were asked to create a new style inspired by iconic architecture as part of the freestyle round.
The Brits are coming for Barcelona FC’s Camp Nou.
The gossipmongers are having a (clandestine) field day over the future of the 1970s Tower Hotel – once voted the capital’s second ugliest building.
A house that was extended and remodelled by Patty Hopkins when she worked for Norman Foster in the late 60s has gone on the market for £2.25 million.
Manchester practice Simpson Haugh & Partners is designing the redevelopment of two major tram stops in the city centre.
The Gherkin has topped a poll of the best building nicknames. Foster + Partners’ Stirling Prize-winning tower saw off competition from the Walkie Talkie and the Cheesegrater in the YouGov poll.
French architect Odile Decq has launched an ‘international emergency petition’ addressed to French president Francois Hollande and culture minister Fleur Pellerin to save her 1990 BPO Building in Rennes from being razed to the ground.
SelgasCano’s multicoloured Serpentine Pavilion has been struggling with the English weather. Visitors to the ‘lumpy rainbow of ETFE and ribbons’ have told of overheating and feeling as if they are sitting in a greenhouse.
A sandcastle contest organised by the RIBA as part of a local Love Architecture Festival in Grimsby lost its competitive edge, with all entrants declared winners, after encroaching tides threatened to wash away the architectural creations.
Studio Weave’s sprawling Lego city took home the trophy at last week’s London Architecture Festival’s Lego Challenge … despite blatantly breaking the contest’s rules.
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’.
Colin St John Wilson’s ‘immense and extraordinary’ British Library building has been handed a grade I listing by heritage minister Tracey Crouch
De Rosee Sa Architects has won planning for a new community pavilion at Brook Green in Hammersmith
The City of London has put back a decision on whether to approve modifications to Sky Garden at Rafel Viñoly-designed building at 20 Fenchurch Street to allow councillors time to visit the tower
The judges, who selected the Bystrup-designed T-pylon as the winner of the 2011 RIBA-backed contest, have visited the new design in Nottinghamshire
Ben Adams Architects has won planning for a 34-home scheme in Paddington, London
UNESCO has called for a moratorium on new building work across the central Liverpool waterfront due to the potential damage it could cause the World Heritage Site
London’s Atomik Architecture has unveiled its first completed project in Kazakhstan
The number of new homes registered in London has fallen by 16.2 per cent in the first half of the year, according to new figures
The chief executive of steel specialist Severfield has warned the cost of replacing steel bolts on the Cheesegrater may rise above the £6m figure flagged with the City
An East End conservation group says a proposal by artist Tracey Emin to demolish a locally listed building in Spitalfields would cause ‘substantial harm’ to the conservation area in which it sits.
The number of women in the profession is on the up, according to the latest figures released by the Architects Registration Board (ARB)
A new House of Lords report has called for a moratorium on any new ‘frightening and intimidating’ shared space schemes
Students from the Bartlett School of Architecture have created a new urban garden in the centre of Argent’s King’s Cross redevelopment in London
Growing AJ120 practice Sheppard Robson has become the latest firm to pick up work on Newcastle University’s Science Central campus
Planning permission for new homes in England has passed the 200,000 mark in the past year – the first time since early 2008
John McAslan & Partners has revealed its plans to convert the grade II-listed Millbank Tower - once London’s tallest building - into 200 flats
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) has revealed its latest designs for a new home for the International Spy Museum in Washington
Jonathan Connerney, a student at Queen’s University in Belfast has picked up the 2015 RIBA AHR Stephen Williams Scholarship
Sheppard Robson has unveiled designs for a new 12,000m2 office building for construction firm Interserve
The RIBA has revealed the results of this year’s council elections