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Snohetta cable car

Snøhetta wins contest for Italian cable car


Norwegian firm Snøhetta has won a competition to design a new cable car in Bolzano, Italy


Enter the AJ/Curtins Inspiring Graduate Prize


The AJ and Curtins has launched a new prize for architecture graduates

RCKa Arklow Road Pocket Homes

RCKa wins planning for Lewisham Pocket homes conversion


RCKa has won planning for an affordable housing scheme for micro-housing specialist Pocket Living

OMA Brighton College

OMA reveals Brighton College scheme


Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has revealed designs for a new sports and science building at Brighton College

Roz Barr Architects' runner-up scheme for Porsgrunn Church in Norway

So close again for Barr in latest Norwegian church contest


Roz Barr Architects has been beaten in a competition to design a Norweigan church – losing out to the same practice in a similar competition in 2012

Autonomouscar 1956

Government pledges £20m to driverless car studies


The government has launched a £20 million fund aimed at putting the UK at the forefront of the driverless vehicle market


HS2 chairman Higgins hits back over design criticism


High Speed 2 chairman David Higgins has hit back at criticisms regarding his planned use of standardisation as a means to boost efficiency

Nuffield Hospital Cambridge

P+HS showcases new Cambridge hospital


A £30 million hospital designed by P+HS Architects for private provider Nuffield Health has opened in Cambridge

Housing near rural land green belt

Housing associations feel the heat over delivery levels


An investigation has questioned housing associations’ ability to get value for money in providing new affordable homes and indicated they will be increasingly blamed by ministers for low delivery levels

Zaha Hadid's Helix

Zaha creates sculpture for new London art trail


Zaha Hadid has contributed an artwork for a new London sculpture trail, designed to raise money for HOK and PLP’s Francis Crick Institute

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios remodel of Brighton Corn Exchange

FCBS picked for Brighton Dome refurb


 Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) has been appointed to remodel Brighton’s famous 19th century Dome Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre

Notre Dame college Liverpool

Video: Sheppard Robson on its super-flexible, low-cost Notre Dame college


Sheppard Robson explain their innovative design for the 950-pupil Notre Dame Catholic College in Everton, Liverpool

National Panel Special Award - Peace Bridge in Derry City, Northern Ireland by Wilkinson Eyre Architects - selected by National Panel members as their favourite scheme from this year’s Award winning projects.

TfL funds development work for new Thames cycle bridge


A sustainable transport charity has been awarded £170,000 by Transport for London (TfL) to develop plans for a new Thames crossing for cyclists

Grimshaw Western News HQ

Grimshaw’s Plymouth Ship given listing status


Grimshaw’s Ship building in Plymouth has been granted listing status just weeks after it was saved from the wrecking ball

Ian Simpson's competition-winning masterplan to redevelop the Granada Studios site in Manchester

Architect sought for Manchester’s new £110m arts venue


Manchester City Council (MCC) is seeking an architect for its new £110 million flexible art space named The Factory

Alastair Reid's proposal for Tempelhof - 3DReid Student Prize winner 2015

3DReid announces 2015 student-prize winner


A reimagining of Berlin’s Templehof Airport by a Mack architecture graduate has won this year’s 3DReid Student Prize

Kigali Hospital Adjaye Associates

Adjaye reveals plans for Rwandan hospital


Adjaye Associates has revealed designs for a paediatric cancer centre in Kigali, Rwanda.

vPPR brick house Queens Park

vPPR reveals proposals for 'barrel-vaulted' house


Award-winning practice vPPR has submitted plans for a new four-bedroom house in the Queens Park conservation area of North London

Mackenzie Wheeler's completed 3-7 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E2 7DJ

Shoreditch terrace revamp illuminates 850-year site history


Architect Mackenzie Wheeler has included a steel screen detailing all the known occupants of a site in east London as part of the refurbishment and expansion of a 19th Century terrace

Bricks materials wall house housing

Departments to outline land sell off plans


Government departments will submit details by the autumn of how they will dispose of public sector to allow for the building of 150,000 new homes by 2020.

Richard Rogers, Graham Stirk and Ivan Harbour

Soft option as Rogers takes to the field


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.

Barbara Weiss

Feminism’s triumph is a blow for skyline


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

BT Tower revolving restautant

Take a turn in the BT Tower restaurant


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.

Serpentine Pavilion by SelgasCano - completed, June 2015

Silva lining undermines pavilion’s hipness


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.


Lego’s block grant


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.

Park Hill parties all weekend long


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.

Assemble's Brutalist Playground

Brutal let-down for playground visitors


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.

Heatherwick Garden Bridge

Garden Bridge struck by satirical blow


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’.

Mossessian Architecture - Kings Cross

Sneak preview of King's Cross project at Mossessian party


A top secret scheme for King’s Cross was given a cheeky airing at Mossessian Architecture’s 10 year anniversary celebrations last week.

Wes Anderson pinball

Wes Anderson’s latest creation is Prada bar


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.

1st Thomas Heatherwick

Heatherwick takes inspiration from Zaha


Is Thomas Heatherwick about to take a leaf from Zaha Hadid’s book by appointing a chief executive?

Hall McKnight's 'yellow pavilion'

Festival shivers for Gold Medal winners


Cold weather, wind and rain didn’t stop architects turning out in force for the launch of the London Festival of Architecture last week.

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