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Sheppard Robson's proposals for Aldwych House (exterior) - approved September 2014

Sheppard Robson wins go-ahead for 'bold' £15m rooftop pavilion


AJ100 practice Sheppard Robson has won planning approval for this £15million, zinc-clad rooftop pavilion on Aldwych House, London

Hemingway Design's transformation of Flat 130

In pictures: Hemingway transforms Balfron Tower flat


A flat in Erno Goldfinger’s grade II-listed Balfron Tower has been transformed by Hemingway Design as part of a two-week-long, pop-up event


Birdwatcher Pickles sidelined from decision over PRP masterplan


Communities secretary Eric Pickles will not make a key decision over a planned 5,000-home scheme, which could threaten the habitat of nightingales, because he is a keen bird-watcher

Winner: Camera House by NEON Studio

Giant camera by NEON wins St Petersburg cabins contest


London-based NEON is one of five winners in the international competition to design new summer cabins at the Yarky art hostel in St Petersburg

MW Architects

MW Architects completes £200k extension


[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] MW Architects has completed this £200,000 extension and refurbishment of a house in Golders Green, London


RIBA-owned NBS wins £1million contract to develop BIM toolkit


NBS, which is part of RIBA Enterprises, has been awarded the contract to develop a new toolkit for Building Information Modelling (BIM)


PCKO wins planning for 120-home London scheme


PCKO Architects has won planning for a 120-home scheme on the former site of Anmer Lodge care home in Stanmore, north-west London

Centenary Square in Birmingham. Image by GMan

RIBA announces Birmingham Centenary Square contest


The RIBA will launch an international design competition to overhaul Birmingham’s iconic Centenary Square


Douglas and King starts work on Hackney penthouses


Douglas and King has started construction on this five-home, roof extension in Hackney, London

Snohetta Calgary

Snøhetta reveals contest-winning Calgary library


Snøhetta has revealed its competition winning designs for a new 21,925m2 public library in Calgary, Canada

footprint live

Book now: AJ Footprint Live 2014


Book your tickets now to hear from James Timberlake of KieranTimberlake and others on what makes a sustainable city

Ed Miliband

Miliband launches attack on developers


Labour party leader Ed Miliband has launched a fresh attack on housebuilders sitting on land

Alan 'Mick' Matheson

Obituary: Allen ‘Mick’ Matheson (1926-2014)


Former president of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Mick Matheson has died at the age of 88, the organisation has announced

St James Quarter in Edinburgh by Allan Murray, BDP and Purcell (September 2014)

Scottish £850m scheme moves forward following 'No' vote


The developer behind Allan Murray Architects and BDP’s £850million St James project in Edinburgh has started looking for contractors following the ‘No’ vote in the Scottish referendum

Vicky Richardson, director of architecture, design and fashion at the British Council

British Council's Richardson among new RIBA Honorary fellows


Vicky Richardson, who commissioned this year’s British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, has been named as one of the RIBA’s 13 new Honorary fellows

The Southbank Concert Halls opened in 1968 as part of a London County Council-backed masterplan for the post-industrial area’s transformation. The complex's redevelopment has been masterplanned by Rick Mather since 1999

Southbank lands lottery cash for FCBS-led repairs programme


The Southbank Centre’s bid for lottery funding towards the cost of a Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) repair and maintenance programme has taken an important jump forward

Wang Shu

RIBA names 2015 international fellows


The RIBA has revealed the names of 11 architects who will be the next recipients of highly-coveted international fellowships.


Grimshaw's Melbourne health institute officially opens


Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has officially opened Grimshaw’s £135 million Doherty Institute in Melbourne


GMA unwraps 'walled garden' house


Graham Mitchell Architects has completed this curved house within an historic walled garden near Aberdeen, Scotland

Alex Chinneck Covent Garden

In pictures: work starts on hovering Covent Garden 'illusion'


Construction has begun on a ‘hovering building’ in London’s Covent Garden, London designed by artist Alex Chinneck


Bang on the money: Populous' Sochi Olympic stadium appears on 100 rouble note


The Bank of Russia has unveiled a commemorative 100 rouble note that features Populous’ 2014 Winter Olympic main stadium


Who’s got the BIGest…


In his latest review for the Observer Rowan Moore draws attention to the amusing name one of the world’s most well-known young architects has chosen for his website

Park Hill

Profession backs Park Hill to win 2013 Stirling Prize


A third of AJ reader’s want Hawkins\Brown’s Brutalist housing project to win the Stirling Prize

Richard Rogers' AA report

Rogers the no-hoper


Among the artefacts at the Royal Academy’s exhibition focusing on the work of Richard Rogers is the starchitect’s scathing 1958 school report from the Architectural Association

Hodder Grange over Sands

Council belly-flop


Miserable news from the North West. Hodder Associates’ award-winning Berners Pool in Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, will finally be demolished this year


Dizzying heights


Multiply-bespectacled architect Rafael Viñoly has been swanning about in New York claiming that his slender 432 Park Avenue apartment skyscraper will be the tallest in Manhattan.

UCL's proposed new campus in east London

UCL looks east


Last month University College London walked away from controversial plans to build a £1 billion campus on the 9-hectare Carpenters Estate site, overlooking the former Olympic Park in Stratford


All rise for the Stirling Prize


The ‘old-style seated dinner’ at the annual Stirling Prize shindig has bitten the dust

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners' 1986 Lloyd's Building in London. Image by Martin Charles

Rogers' Lloyd’s building set for £260m sale


Richard Rogers’ Lloyd’s building in London is reportedly in line to be sold for nearly £260 million


Bye bye Helter Skelter - Pinnacle to be redesigned


Sad news - the Helter Skelter as we once knew it is officially no more

Draw your own Festival Wing

Design your own Festival Wing


The AJ invites architects to sketch their own extension to the Southbank centre

The Hepworth Gallery by David Chipperfield Architects received the Special Award

Pritzker for Chipperfield?


AJ readers believe it is time David Chipperfield won the Pritzker Prize, according to an online survey

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