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ADP to open new Edinburgh office


AJ120 big hitter ADP has announced it is opening a new Edinburgh office, just days after celebrating its 50th birthday


Matthew Lloyd and Mae win planning for HS2 'decant' homes


Matthew Lloyd Architects and Mae have won planning for 116 homes across Camden which will replace those lost due to the new HS2 line


Scotland launches hunt for 2016 Venice Biennale team


The search has begun for a team to deliver Scotland’s showpiece at next year’s Venice Biennale – the first time since 2008 that the country will have been represented formally


On film: all six of the RIBA Stirling Prize 2015 finalists


Over the next six days the AJ will reveal videos of each of the schemes shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2015


Coffey Architects unwraps first scheme in China


Coffey Architects has completed this 40,000m2 office in Qingdao, China


dRMM submits plans for Oldham Maggie’s


Timber experts dRMM has submitted plans for a new Maggie’s Centre in Oldham

Zaha Hadid

Hadid to judge Lebanese architects-only museum contest


Zaha Hadid is to judge an international competition for a new 12,000m² modern art gallery in Beirut – open to architects of Lebanese origin only

Peabody Avenue

Housing associations back Right to Buy extension


Housing associations have overwhelmingly voted for a proposal that could see them voluntarily introduce the Right to Buy for their tenants

FaulknerBrowns' Hebburn Hub

FaulknerBrowns completes £12.8m cor-ten sports centre


FaulknerBrowns has completed this cor-ten clad library and sports centre in Hebburn, south Tyneside

Rory Olcayto picking up the IBP magazine of the year (weekly) - November 2

AJ shortlisted for six media awards


The AJ has been shortlisted for half a dozen top honours in this year’s International Building Press (IBP) awards


Reading's £5.9m Design Engine bridge opens to the public


Design Engine Architects’ new bridge over the River Thames has opened to the public

Aerial shot of the new 6,000t, 45,000m2 roof on the former olympic stadium

Row ignites over retractable seating at Olympic Stadium


A subcontractor which helped install retractable seating at the Olympic Stadium has threatened to sabotage equipment to disrupt the Rugby World Cup in a dispute over an upaid bill

Squire and Partners' Perfume Factory proposals

Squires unveils Old Oak Common twin towers plans


Squire and Partners has submitted plans for Old Oak Common’s first residential tower blocks as part of a wider scheme for up to 534 new homes


Shortlist for £40k self-build contest revealed


Schemes by architects from Rural Office for Architecture, MSA,  and More Architecture are among those shortlisted in the 2015 National Custom and Self Build Association-run (NaCSBA)‘Self Build on a Shoestring’ competition


Council set to refuse 'alien' rocket-shaped flats


Planners have panned a rocket-shaped tower proposed for a site in Southwark by Russian practice Studio 44, saying it would be a ‘wilfully insensitive insertion on the skyline’


Amanda Levete’s translucent MPavilion opens


Amanda Levete’s ‘Serpentine Pavilion-inspired’ MPavilion has opening in Melbourne, Australia


Cooper Cromar wins planning for Leeds regeneration scheme


Plans by Cooper Cromar for a seven storey office building – the first phase of the long-awaited redevelopment of Kirstall Forge in Leeds – have been approved

Alec Gillies

Obituary: Alec Gillies (1957-2015)


Bob Wallbridge pays tribute to the ‘truly great’ Hampshire County Council architect Alec Gillies who has died, aged 58, after a short and sudden illness

Gareth Hoskins Architects' revised proposals for the Royal High School site on Calton Hill in Edinburgh - submitted for planning in September 2015

SAVE calls on city to throw out Hoskins' Calton Hill plans


Campaign group SAVE Britain’s Heritage has called on Edinburgh City Council to reject Hoskins Architects’ plans to convert Edinburgh’s Royal High School into a hotel

Redrow Sandringham Gardens

MPs launch inquiry into quality of England's new homes


A group of MPs and Lords has launched an inquiry into the quality of new build housing in England

AI Robot

Architects’ jobs safe from robots ... for now


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...


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


Locals squeamish over penthouse work


Plans to improve Norman Foster’s former London penthouse are causing a stink among local residents.

Belfast beauties obscured by alcohol


Given that Brits are among the world’s most prolific drinkers (we drink an average of 11.6 litres of pure alcohol a year says the World Health Organisation) the media attention around the listing of 21 inter-war pubs was unsurprising.

Ocakli Ada Castle

Turkish castle has a spongedown


Work has recently completed on the renovation of the Ocakli Ada castle at Sile in Turkey, thought to date back to the Byzantine era.


Architecture is exploded alcohol


Jelly-maker Bompas & Parr has revealed its latest creation: an installation-cum-bar entitled Alcoholic Architecture.

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