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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.

AI Robot

Architects’ jobs safe from robots ... for now

17-Sep-2015 | By Astragal

More than two thirds of existing jobs in the UK are at ‘high risk’ of computerisation and robotic automation over the next 20 years, according to a study by researchers at Deloitte and Oxford University.

New Zealand new flag

Let's run this idea up the flagpole...

10-Sep-2015 | By Astragal

A New Zealand architect has two of his designs among the final proposals competing to be his country’s new flag. 

Hugh Broughton

Brakes are off Thames floating cycle path

10-Sep-2015 | By Astragal

The prospect of cycling along the Thames on an eight-mile-long floating path could be a step closer. Next month the team behind the scheme is set to launch a crowdfunding campaign to fund the Thames Deckway’s feasibility stage.


Critics get the hump over hotel design

10-Sep-2015 | By Astragal

A building that forms the focal point of the Ruhrtriennale arts festival in Bochum, Germany has been ridiculed for resembling a couple having sex.

Tristan Bassingthwaighte

Architecture student samples life on Mars

10-Sep-2015 | By Astragal

A trainee architect is one of six Nasa recruits who have just begun the longest isolation experience ever attempted, in an attempt to simulate what life would be like on Mars.

David Adjaye

Adjaye rumoured to be Obama’s top choice

10-Sep-2015 | By Astragal

David Adjaye is tipped to be among the ‘frontrunners’ for the new Obama Presidential Centre in Chicago, which will include a museum and presidential library.

Jeremy Corbyn

Corbyn and Corb: the coincidences pile up

4-Sep-2015 | By Astragal

In the heat of Labour’s leadership battle and the startling rise of Jeremy Corbyn, one vital question goes unanswered: ‘what does the Corb have in common with Le Corb?’


UK Trade & Investment fails to get the memo

3-Sep-2015 | By Astragal

The headlong rush to do business with Iran in the wake of President Obama’s nuclear deal has left parts of the British establishment struggling to keep up, it seems.

Caruso St John\'s Newport Street Gallery

Caruso St John unveils two new London Galleries

13-Oct-2015 | By Owen Pritchard

Caruso St John has completed two new London galleries that have opened ahead of this weekend’s Frieze Art Fair


Groves Natcheva wins planning for Forest Hill homes

13-Oct-2015 | By

Groves Natcheva won planning for a development of nine homes in Forest Hill, south east London

RIAS launches hunt for Scotland’s top 100 buildings

13-Oct-2015 | By

As part of its centenary celebrations the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) is on the hunt for the country’s favourite buildings

Street view, the Zog House, Queen’s Park, north London

More than half architects' wages in London spent on rent

13-Oct-2015 | By Colin Marrs

High housing costs in London are costing the economy more than £1 billion a year and stymieing jobs growth, according to new research


Eva Jiricna designs ‘dazzling’ glass gallery for New York museum

13-Oct-2015 | By

Eva Jiricna has revealed plans to transform the Henry Luce III Centre for the Study of American Culture in New York


RIBA Stirling Prize video: Maggie's Lanarkshire by Reiach and Hall Video

13-Oct-2015 | By

Carol MacBain, Laura Kinnaird and Neil Gillespie of Reiach and Hall tell the AJ about the practice’s ideas behind the Stirling Prize-shortlisted Maggie’s Lanarkshire


Graeme Massie team makes shortlist in Antwerp contest

13-Oct-2015 | By

A team headed by Scottish practices Sutherland Hussey Harris and Graeme Massie Architects has been shortlisted in an international competition to redevelop Antwerp’s southern docks


SEW's huge Docklands scheme scrapes through

13-Oct-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Councillors have approved plans by Studio Egret West and Hawkins\Brown for a 1,500-home scheme in London’s Docklands, three months after announcing their intention to refuse it


RIBA Stirling Prize 2015: meet the judges


Meet the judges who will pick this years RIBA Stirling Prize 2015 winning building


Last chance: Book your place on the AJ’s live webinar

12-Oct-2015 | By

Last chance to reserve your spot on the AJ and Union Square’s live webinar on how to manage the finances of your practice


Haworth Tompkins' new Royal College of Art building opens

12-Oct-2015 | By

Haworth Tompkins has completed this new 2,752m² building for the Royal College of Art in Battersea

Launch event at Everton Park. The Glow in the dark skateboard park was officially opened by Mayor Joe Anderson as children and adults flocked down to skate,bike and join in the fun. Artist Koo Jeong A was on hand

South Korean artist creates glowing skatepark in Liverpool

12-Oct-2015 | By Colin Marrs

The UK’s first glow-in-the-dark skateboard park has opened in Liverpool, as part of the city’s Biennial arts festival

Finalist: Scott Brownrigg - Cardiff, UK

Revealed: finalists in RIBA contest on world’s remotest inhabited island

12-Oct-2015 | By

Brock Carmichael Architects and Scott Brownrigg are among five teams vying to overhaul government buildings on the remote islands of Tristan da Cunha


AHR submits plans for Birmingham co-working space

12-Oct-2015 | By Colin Marrs

AHR has lodged plans for a new innovation space to allow small and medium sized tech firms to access academic research in Birmingham

Winner: Germano Di Chello Architects with artist David Rickard

Rickard and Di Chello win £50k Snape Maltings contest

12-Oct-2015 | By

Artist David Rickard and architect Germano Di Chello’s ‘Myriad’ has won the competition for a £50,000 outdoor sculpture for children at Snape Maltings in Suffolk

Levitt Bernstein LFA

City Hall cuts London Festival of Architecture grant by one-fifth

12-Oct-2015 | By Jim Dunton

The Greater London Authority (GLA) cut its contribution to the London Festival of Architecture by 20 per cent, newly released official documents have revealed


ADP takes wraps off £16m University of Leeds library

12-Oct-2015 | By

ADP has released the first photographs of its recently completed £16million library for the University of Leeds


RIBA Stirling Prize video: The Whitworth by MUMA Video

12-Oct-2015 | By

Stuart McKnight of MUMA talks about how the practice approached its Stirling Prize-shortlisted Whitworth gallery project

Aid Box Convoy en route to France

Banksy's Dismaland heads for French refugee camp

9-Oct-2015 | By

A group of volunteers from Bristol have set off for a refugee camp in France with the fixtures and fittings from Banksy’s Dismaland ‘bemusement park’

Fears grow over new round of planning-department funding cuts

9-Oct-2015 | By Jim Dunton

Architects have voiced concern after new research warned that funding cuts to local planning authorities are hampering economic growth and that the situation is likely to get worse.


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