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Royal Academy, external shots

Shortlist named in Royal Academy public realm contest

DK-CM, Weston Williamson, EPR and Andrew Phillips have been shortlisted in the ideas competition to overhaul the public realm surrounding London’s Royal Academy of Arts (RA)

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Skyline: what the experts said

The AJ/Observer Skyline Campaign has prompted a chorus of voices to call for reform of London’s high-rise policies. Here is a selection

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

Assemble's shortlisted proposal for Goldsmiths

In pictures: Goldsmiths art gallery shortlist revealed

The AJ can reveal the six schemes shortlisted in the competition to design a new 400m² art gallery for Goldsmiths College in south-east London

The Admiralty in London. Image by Diliff

Gove's department picks firm for HQ it previously sued

Education secretary Michael Gove has provoked a barrage of criticism after his department selected BDP to refurbish its historic new headquarters building which it sued three years ago for alleged negligence

Buildings

Peter Barber Architects' Kiln Place

Peter Barber reveals plans for Gospel Oak housing scheme

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Peter Barber Architects has revealed plans for a mixed-tenure housing scheme in Gospel Oak, north London

Studio Myerscough Agape

In pictures: Supergroup London completes Southbank installation

Supergroup London has completed this colourful pop-up installation on the Southbank as part of the Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love

Archivate

Archivate reveals plans for pop-up installation

Archivate – a collective of architectural designers, musicians and film-makers – has revealed plans for a pop-up installation in west London made from recycled newspapers

Battersea Power Station phase 2 show flat

Battersea Power Station show home revealed

[FIRST LOOK] The show flat for the second phase of Battersea Power Station designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects has been revealed

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Foster unwraps Imperial War Museum refurb

The £40 million first phase of Foster + Partners’ overhaul of the Imperial War Museum in central London opens to the public this Friday (19 July 2014)

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

Ordinary Architecture

New practices: Ordinary Architecture

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

Gustav Ader

New practices: ADER Architecture/Design

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

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

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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

Lomdon 2012 Olympic Park

International contest announced for new east London ‘Olympicopolis’

21-Jul-2014

A major international design competition is to be launched for a ‘landmark’ cultural and educational campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London

Students

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

Peggy Le Cren: Tea Factory

Student Shows 2012: South Bank University

India Wright sees a new emphasis on craft and processas South Bank redefines itself

William Gowland, AA Diploma Unit 6

Student Shows 2012: Architectural Association, School of Architecture

Merlin Fulcher explores the creative, speculative thinking on display at the Architectural Association

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