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Green Deal

Poor design puts occupants at risk of overheating


Nine out of 10 hospitals and a fifth of homes suffer from design that puts occupants at risk of overheating, according to Lord Krebs, a member of the government’s climate change watchdog committee

Heathrow Airport 1

Airlines back Heathrow expansion


The airline industry has backed Heathrow on the eve of the Airports Commission’s recommendation on how to expand London’s aviation capacity

Competition site for the extension to the Alvar Aalto Museum and the Museum of Central Finland. Image by Alvar Aalto Museum

Design contest launched for Alvar Aalto Museum extension


The Alvar Aalto Foundation has launched an open international competition for a new extension connecting the Alvar Aalto Museum and Museum of Central Finland

Stebon Primary School by Rivington Street Studios

Rivington Street Studio completes Passivhaus School


Rivington Street Studio has completed London’s first Passivhaus school

Peter Barber Architects' Coldbath Town scheme

Barber to discuss RA Architecture Prize-winning scheme

30-Jun-2015 | Updated: 2-Jul-2015

Peter Barber is to give a talk on his alternative vision for low-cost housing on London’s Mount Pleasant at the Royal Academy on Friday

Green Deal

Government must implement zero carbon homes standard, says Climate Change Committee


The government must implement the zero carbon homes standard without further weakening in order to help the UK meet its climate change obligations, according to a new report by the Climate Change Committee

Aecom Selgascano 3d

How we built the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion


Tom Webster, UK Associate Director, at AECOM describes the challenges behind realising SelgasCano’s colourful design

Farrell Gatwick

Farrells reveals new images of Gatwick expansion plans


Farrells has revealed new images of its proposals for Gatwick as the airport ramps up its expansion campaign

Video: Foster + Partner’s scheme for Cardiff transport interchange


This video reveals Foster + Partners competition-winning plans for a ‘breath-taking’ new transport interchange in Cardiff city centre

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015

Capita and Gerry Judah reveal Goodwood sculpture


Artist Gerry Judah has unveiled the centrepiece for the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed Festival which was held last weekend (25 - 28 June)

Theis + Khan's revamp of 76 Portland Place

Theis + Khan reveals £2.9m RIBA HQ overhaul


Theis + Khan has revealed its recently completed revamp of RIBA’s new administrative centre at 76 Portland Place

SimpsonHaugh and Partners' Buckingham Gate housing scheme - approved June 2015

SimpsonHaugh scoops go-ahead for Westminster Homes


SimpsonHaugh and Partners has won planning for a 14-home scheme in Westminster

Snape Maltings in Suffolk

Contest launched for Snape Maltings sculptural installation

29-Jun-2015 | Updated: 29-Jun-2015

Aldeburgh Music has launched an open design competition for an outdoor sculpture for children at Snape Maltings in Suffolk

Ravensbourne College team

WAF London Student charrette: the future of London’s squares


Architecture students from London Southbank, University of Westminster and Ravensbourne College proposed ideas for the future of London’s squares at a charrette this weekend

AHR Altrincham

AHR completes Altrincham transport interchange


AHR has completed this £19 million transport interchange in Altrincham, Greater Manchester

The Whitworth, Manchester by MUMA

Revealed: finalists for 2015 Retrofit Awards


The 89 schemes vying for the annual retrofit Oscars have been announced

Abode, Great Kneighton by Proctor & Matthews Architects

RIBA Awards: ‘Housing no longer needs to be different to get recognised’


Why have housing schemes taken so many RIBA National Awards and what does it mean? The profession reacts.

Mack Page Park

Prince Charles: 'The Mack should be rebuilt exactly as was'


Prince Charles has voiced his support for an exact, historical rebuild of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s fire-damaged library at the Glasgow School of Art

new houses

Planning reform 'key' to spurring housebuilding in Scotland, survey finds


The planning system is to blame for the shortage of homes in Scotland, according to new research

Populus WAF

Populous unveils WAF London installation


Taking inspiration from the Eames’ House of Cards, architect Populous has created this exhbition for the inaugural World Architecture Festival (WAF) London

Space Group hotel

Space Group stakes a claim in the final frontier


London and planet Earth-based practice Space Group Architects has taken the search for the next emerging market to a new, extra-terrestrial level 


Evelina learns from glazing mistakes


Nearly 10 years after first opening its doors the Stirling Prize-shortlisted Evelina Children’s Hospital is poised for a major expansion.

FAT and Grayson Perry's House for Essex

Skewed concerns at Grayson Perry house


Security was tight at the press opening of the much-photographed, two-bedroom holiday home designed by the now-dissolved FAT together with artist Grayson Perry.

RIBA Gold Medal

Close encounters with the stars


Ever fancied a helicopter ride over London? Well one lucky winner could be in with the chance for a ride in Norman Foster’s private helicopter.

Jeremy Paxman in 2009

HS2 fails to capture Paxman’s heart


No longer able to attack politicians on Newsnight, Jeremy Paxman has turned his attention to a much bigger, less animate target: the construction of High Speed 2.

Piano’s Whitney Museum is in the bag


As his new $422 million Whitney Museum in New York opens to the public, Renzo Piano has joined the ever-growing list of architects trying their hand at fashion design.

Owen Luder, former president of RIBA who has been re-elected to the RIBA council

Luder proves a shrewd political gambler


Such sentiments certainly won’t have been appreciated by most architects, who, according to the AJ’s pre-election poll, were hoping for a Labour victory. 

An unseemly display of post-election glee


As a rule, press releases should not enrage, so perhaps the authors of a post-election media bulletin issued this week should have considered the fact that 75 per cent of the electorate did not vote Conservative.

Lego Flatiron Building

Flatiron receives the Lego treatment


Lego has just released the latest model in its Landmark Architecture series – an interpretation of New York’s 1902 Flatiron Building.

Channel 4 HQ

Rogers protests his channel 4 innocence


Last week Richard Rogers gave a talk exclusively for Channel 4’s staff about his life and loves.

Heygate Estate Elephant and Castle

A dark site for regeneration dirt


Just when we’d almost forgotten about the (non) trials and tribulations of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, tantalising news emerges about a secret-sharing project specifically for architects and planners.

Damien Murtagh

Straight approach for 3D modelling system


An architect has designed a modular kit which he hopes will be ‘the next Lego’. Arckit, is the brainchild of Irish architect Damien Murtagh who designed it as a reaction to 3D computer models.

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