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Squire and Partners' Perfume Factory proposals

Squires unveils Old Oak Common twin towers plans

Squire and Partners has submitted plans for Old Oak Common’s first residential tower blocks as part of a wider scheme for up to 534 new homes

KPF's proposed Appold Street tower in London [May 2015]

Green light for KPF's 45-storey tower next to Broadgate

Councillors have approved a 45 storey office and hotel building by Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF) next to the Broadgate development in London

Ivydale Primary School by Hawkins\Brown

Report reveals 1,600 new primary schools needed by 2024

Councils will have to build up to 1,600 new primary schools in the next nine years to cope with the UK’s growing population, according to new research from Scape Group

The Bishopsgate Goodsyard - as amended and resubmitted in June 2015

Boris steps in again: London mayor calls in second major scheme

London mayor Boris Johnson has used his special planning powers to call in the high-rise proposals for Bishopsgate Goodsyard, claiming the plans had not been assessed quickly enough

Blossom Street/North Folgate scheme for British Land by AHMM et al - rejected July 2015

London Mayor calls in controversial Norton Folgate plans

London Mayor Boris Johnson has stepped in to decide the future of contentious proposals drawn up by an AHMM-led team for the historic Norton Folgate neighbourhood on the City fringe



Haworth Tompkins' new Royal College of Art building opens

Haworth Tompkins has completed this new 2,752m² building for the Royal College of Art in Battersea


Stitch wins Dagenham estate regeneration contest

Stitch has won a competition to redevelop Becontree Heath in Dagenham, east London

Duggan Morris Architects' energy centre, café and nursery at  Elephant & Castle, Southwark

Duggan Morris' Elephant & Castle energy centre wins planning

A Duggan Morris Architects-designed community energy centre, featuring a café and nursery, has won planning approval from Southwark Council


Buckley Gray Yeoman completes £5.5m Highgate school extension

Buckley Gray Yeoman has unwrapped this extension to Channing School in Highgate, north London


First look at record-breaking cross-laminated timber building

Hawkins\Brown has released these shots of what its claims is ‘Europe’s tallest cross-laminated timber building’


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


New practice: Phase 3

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

George King

New practice: George King Architects

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

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

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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