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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, London School of Economics by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects

More than 150 architects 'on site' for Open House London 2014

Architects from more than 150 practices will be showing the public around their buildings as part of this year’s Open House London (OHL) programme

Billowing,glowing: a concept for the public space around the Royal Academy designed by Weston Williamson + Partners with (uncommon) landscape and Yinka Shonibare

Reimagining Mayfair: quiz the finalists in Royal Academy contest

The four finalists in the ideas competition to redesign the public realm surrounding London’s Royal Academy of Arts (RA) will present their ideas to a public audience and an expert panel this Friday (19 September)

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ revised plans for the £120 million 'Festival Wing' overhaul of London's 1967 Southbank Centre

Southbank agrees to drop skate-park relocation plans

The Southbank Centre has agreed to drop controversial proposals to move a renowned skateboarder hangout as part of any future redevelopment plans for the Brutalist arts centre

Thames Tideway Tunnel Shafts at Beckton

Southwark leader slams super sewer approval as 'ludicrous and evil'

The leader of Southwark Council has slammed a decision to grant planning approval for the £4.2bn Thames Tideway Tunnel as “ludicrous and evil”.

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International contest opens for east London ‘Olympicopolis’

The mayor of London has launched a major design competition for a new £400 million educational and cultural quarter on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Buildings

Plot D by Duggan Morris - view from Hammersmith Park (September 2014)

First images of reworked plans for BBC television centre unveiled

New images of the proposed overhaul of the Grade II-listed, 1950s BBC Television Centre in Shepherd’s Bush, west London have been released

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Maccreanor Lavington unveils new Blackfriars Road tower plans

Maccreanor Lavington has revealed its latest designs for this 336-home scheme on Blackfriars Road, south London.

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First peek inside Haworth Tompkins National Theatre refurb

Haworth Tompkins has released the first images inside its recently completed overhaul of the former Cottesloe Theatre at the National Theatre in London

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Sandy Rendel wins planning for Peckham terrace

Emerging practice Sandy Rendel Architects has secured planning consent for a mixed-use scheme in Peckham, south London

PRP Architects

PRP wins planning for Croydon towers

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] PRP has won planning for a pair of residential towers in Croydon

Altham Lewis

New practices: Altham Lewis Architects

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

Archivate

New practices: Archivate Collective

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

Mark Smith

New practices: MARK Architecture, Landscape & Urban Design

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

Variant Office

New practices: Variant Office

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

LEEP

New practices: LEEP Architects

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

The Shed by Haworth Tompkins

Revealed: Winners of RIBA London Regional Awards

A whopping 33 projects in the capital have won RIBA London Regional Awards

Hawkins\Brown's Oily Cart

Hawkins\Brown completes 'playful' children's theatre

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Hawkins\Brown has completed this £350,000 children’s theatre in an annexe of a Victorian Grade II-listed primary school in Tooting, London

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LSE by O'Donnell + Tuomey

At the LSE, O’Donnell + Tuomey has created imaginative, inviting and memorable architecture on an impossible site, writes Joseph Rykwert. Photography by Dennis Gilbert

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Community framework: JW3 by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

With some exquisite finishes, the frame of Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands’ JW3 is elegant as well as tough, writes Felix Mara. Photography by Hufton + Crow

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The Tree House by 6a architects

5 houses by 5 practices: The Tree House by 6a architects

Competitions

Billowing,glowing: a concept for the public space around the Royal Academy designed by Weston Williamson + Partners with (uncommon) landscape and Yinka Shonibare

Reimagining Mayfair: quiz the finalists in Royal Academy contest

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The four finalists in the ideas competition to redesign the public realm surrounding London’s Royal Academy of Arts (RA) will present their ideas to a public audience and an expert panel this Friday (19 September)

Students

Video: First look inside Heneghan Peng's Greenwich School of Architecture

Work is nearing completion on Heneghan Peng’s new School of Architecture building for the University of Greenwich

Heneghan Peng's University of Greenwich School of Architecture

Heneghan Peng's Greenwich School of Architecture nears completion

Heneghan Peng’s long-awaited new School of Architecture building for the University of Greenwich is nearing completion

Architectural education

New campus-less architecture school promises to slash fees

Plans for a new school of architecture with a mantra to provide ‘lower cost, better value architectural education’ have been unveiled

Mel Dodd

Mel Dodd to head Central St Martins' new postgrad architecture course

Mel Dodd of muf_aus has been appointed as programme leader for a new architecture course at Central St Martins

Bartlett Pavilion Comp

Bartlett student to build contest-winning Cornish pavilion

A student from UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture has won a competition to design a pavilion for a Cornwall sculpture garden

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