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FCBS's Southbank revamp wins £4.9m funding

The Southbank Centre in London has scooped a £4.9 million grant, paving the way for the refurbishment of the Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room


Design advisory services sought for Parliament revamp

The first contracts for the restoration of the Palace of Westminster, a job that could cost up to £7 billion, will be awarded next summer


Jan Kattein completes ‘hypnotic’ pavilion

Islington-based Jan Kattein Architects has completed this pavilion in Potters Fields near London Bridge

Houses of Parliament London

MPs back relocation during Houses of Parliament revamp

A large majority of MPs believe that they should relocate for the duration of a mooted refurbishment of the Houses of Parliament, according to a new poll

The Bishopsgate Goodsyard - as amended and resubmitted in June 2015

Hackney mayor slams Bishopsgate Goodsyard proposals

Hackney mayor Jules Pipe has slammed amended proposals for Bishopsgate Goodsyard as ‘superficial tinkering’ and has urged residents to resist them



Arup Associates transforms Broadgate Circle

Arup Associates has released the first photographs of its recently completed revamp of the central arena within London’s 1980s Broadgate office complex

Stitch's proposed Marlowe Road Estate scheme in E17 - submitted July 2015 [model]

Stitch submits plans for Walthamstow estate overhaul

The competition-winning scheme by Stitch to redevelop the Marlowe Road Estate, in Walthamstow, east London has been submitted for planning


Giles Pike completes £130,000 Putney extension

Battersea-based Giles Pike Architects has completed this rear extension to a house in Putney


Bureau de Change completes 'folded' North London house extension

Bureau de Change has completed this extension to a terraced home in Crouch End, North London

AAVA's Woodlands housing scheme, Bromley

Planning victory for AAVA in Bromley

AAVA has won planning permission for this four home, £2.4million scheme in Bromley, south London


Carlton Tavern

Council backs plan to make developer rebuild demolished pub


Westminster City Council has agreed to back an enforcement order which calls for a property firm to rebuild an exact replica of a pub it demolished without permission

John Proctor

New practice: Proctor & Co Architecture

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

Satish Jassal

New practice: Satish Jassal Architects

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

MRG Studio

New practice: MRG Studio

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

Marko and Placemakers

New practice: Marko and Placemakers

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

Architecture With

New practice: Architecture With

The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at those 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

ODonnell Tuomey LSE

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


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


The Tree House by 6a architects

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



Architecture student reveals vision for ‘Mayfair New Town’

Guy Rochez, a student at the Royal College of Art, has produced a speculative proposal for the Grosvenor Estate’s reinvestment in Mayfair


Bartlett students create King’s Cross urban garden

Students from the Bartlett School of Architecture have created a new urban garden in the centre of Argent’s King’s Cross redevelopment in London

Alex de Rijke

RCA reshuffle continues as Alex de Rijke steps down

The co-founder of dRMM Alex de Rijke has resigned as the dean and acting head of architecture at the Royal College of Art (RCA) after almost four years in the role

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

ScanLAB reveals Bartlett video ahead of plans to scan student show

ScanLAB has revealed a video showing the transformation of the Bartlett’s temporary home in Hampstead Road, London

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