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Cartwright Pickard lodges large-scale Brixton plans


Proposals for a multi-building redevelopment of Brixton’s civic quarter, designed by Cartwright Pickard Architects, have been submitted for planning

Scotland studio

Keppie film studio scheme goes in for planning


Proposals for a £135 million studio complex and visitor attraction on the outskirts of Edinburgh by Keppie Design,have been submitted for in-principle planning approval.

Studio Octopi's Thames Baths near City Hall

Studio Octopi exceeds Thames Baths' crowdfunding target


Studio Octopi has exceeded its £125,000 crowdfunding target for its proposed Thames Baths floating lido

Ruairidh C Moir of BARD

New practice: BARD


The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at those who have recently decided to go it alone

Glaze by Cousins & Cousins

Ben Cousins: 'It's been a challenge to make it look elegant'


Cousins & Cousins founder Ben Cousins speaks to the AJ about the practice’s glazed pavilion for Clerkenwell Design Week

Burrell Collection

HLF agrees £15m towards Burrell Collection refurb


The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has handed £15million towards the proposed revamp of Glasgow’s cultural showpiece - Barry Gasson Architects’ Burrell Collection

Charlie Palmer

Sheffield student bags Foster travelling fund


Sheffield School of Architecture student Charles Palmer has been handed the 2015 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship

Allies and Morrison's Olympicopolis proposals - contest win (May 2015)

Revealed: winner in Olympicopolis competition


A team led by Allies and Morrison, with O’Donnell & Tuomey and AJ’s 2013 Emerging Woman Architect of the Year Olga Felip’s studio, has been chosen to design the new Olympicopolis

Wright & Wright's Geffrye Museum proposals

Geffrye revamp gets funding green-light


The Heritage Lottery Fund has handed the Geffyre Museum £11 million, meaning Wright & Wright’s proposed revamp can now go-ahead


In pictures: what to see at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015


The AJ picks out the architectural highlights of the three-day-long creative festival


Fraenkel and Parnaby keep grip on ARB board


Beatrice Fraenkel and Richard Parnaby have been re-elected unopposed to their positions at the helm of the Architects Registration Board (ARB).

Architecture Students

Hoare Lea and AJ launch £2k student bursary


Get support for your ideas with the AJ Hoare Lea Part 2 research bursary

FAT and Grayson Perry's House for Essex

Holland on Julie's house: 'It is the ultimate decorated shed'


FAT’s final project – a collaboration with artist Grayson Perry for Living Architecture – has finally completed

Paul Morrell, chief construction adviser

Paul Morrell warns RIBA could become 'irrelevant'


Paul Morrell, the former government chief construction adviser, has warned that professional bodies in the sector are in danger of becoming ‘irrelevant within five to 10 years’

Senate House Masterplan

BDP bags masterplan to ‘revitalise’ Holden’s Senate House


The University of London has hired BDP to create a blueprint to revitalise its estate, centred around its landmark Senate House building in the capital’s Bloomsbury district


RIBA launches call for President's Awards entries


The RIBA has opened a three-week window for submissions to its 2015 President’s Awards for Research, designed to recognise academic and professional achievement across the industry

Haringey Brick House

Satish Jassal completes 51m² house in Haringey


Satish Jassal Architects has completed this small brick house in Haringey, North London

Duggan Morris Architects' Wildernesse scheme [model]

Duggan Morris wins go-ahead for 'new concept for retirement living'


Duggan Morris Architects has scooped permission for this ground-breaking retirement development in the grounds of a grade II-listed house in Sevenoaks, Kent

Soane Museum

John Soane’s private apartments and model room open to the public


The John Soane Museum in London has opened the architect’s private apartments and model room to the public for the first time in more than 160 years

Ellis Woodman - February 2015

AF seeks entries for 'best new talent' book


The Architecture Foundation (AF) is on the hunt for the next wave of emerging architectural talent for the third volume of its New Architects book series

International Spy Museum, Washington

I spy Richard Rogers in Washington


For many years public perceptions of spy architecture have been dominated by the work of GCHQ ‘doughnut’ designer Gensler and Terry Farrell – the architect of James Bond’s towering MI6 HQ.

Holl Mack poster

Glasgow School Of Art draws a blank


Students at the Glasgow School of Art have hit back at orders to not affix anything to the walls of Steven Holl’s Reid Building


Everyone wants a piece of the barracks


The £3 billion Chelsea Barracks redevelopment is on the move again. The scheme’s original architect, Richard Rogers, was famously thrown off the overhaul of the redundant barracks site in 2009 following a headline-grabbing intervention by Prince Charles.

Carsten Höller’s giant slides

Hayward slide show


Carsten Höller’s giant slides, which were erected at Tate Modern in 2006, are set to make a return


I’m not a monster, protests Glasgow-based architect Hoskins


Gareth Hoskins takes the prize for most unusual comment made by an architect about themselves after saying he was ‘not tall enough to be Godzilla’.

Grimshaw Western News HQ

Peregrines fly in to save Grimshaw ship


Grimshaw’s threatened Ship building in Plymouth could be handed a last-minute lifeline by rare birds.

Heatherwick Garden Bridge

No Kew to praise the garden bridge


The charity behind plans for London’s controversial Garden Bridge launched a new PR offensive last week.

Zaha Hadid Middle East Centre, University of Oxford

Birds take a shine to Zaha’s Oxford building


As the wraps come off Zaha Hadid Architects’ long-awaited Middle East Centre at the University of Oxford it appears the curved, funnel-like addition to St Antony’s College has received a harsh verdict from the local wildlife.

Photovoltaic panels

Vive the green revolution!


The French government passed a law this week requiring rooftops on new buildings in commercial zones to be partially covered in plants or solar panels.

Battersea Arts Centre fire

Things we haven’t lost in the Battersea fire


It’s been a rollercoaster month for the Battersea Arts Centre, which – during the final phases of a £13.3 million restoration led by Haworth Tompkins – saw its Grade II*-listed Grand Hall wrecked by fire.

Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall stands its ground


Conductor Simon Rattle’s comment that London lacks a truly world-class music venue will have irked the capital’s leading concert auditoriums, not least the Royal Festival Hall.


Religious platform


An interesting new theory has emerged about Stonehenge and how it could have supported a circular, wooden platform on top of the monolithic stones

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