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London

Covering news, projects and practices from London

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Steel chief warns Cheesegrater bolt costs may top £6m

The chief executive of steel specialist Severfield has warned the cost of replacing steel bolts on the Cheesegrater may rise above the £6m figure flagged with the City

Close up view of the proposed new amphitheatre - part of John McAslan & Partners' wider redevelopment of the grade II-listed Millbank complex

John McAslan releases new images of Millbank Tower plans

John McAslan & Partners has revealed its plans to convert the grade II-listed Millbank Tower - once London’s tallest building - into 200 flats

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TfL releases striking 3D maps of tube stations after FOI bid

Transport for London (TfL) has released a fascinating set of plans showing 124 of London’s underground stations in glorious 3D format

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Hawkins\Brown wins Harrow estate masterplan job

Hawkins\Brown has won the contest to masterplan the regeneration of the Grange Farm estate in Harrow

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Palumbo attacks 'shallow' No 1 Poultry plans

Peter Palumbo has penned a scathing attack on new plans by Buckley Gray Yeoman to revamp No 1 Poultry in central London, calling them a ‘shallow, empty and of no account’

Buildings

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Ben Adams wins go-ahead for ‘micro garden city’

Ben Adams Architects has won planning for a 34-home scheme in Paddington, London

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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

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RCKa wins planning for Lewisham Pocket homes conversion

RCKa has won planning for an affordable housing scheme for micro-housing specialist Pocket Living

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vPPR reveals proposals for 'barrel-vaulted' house

Award-winning practice vPPR has submitted plans for a new four-bedroom house in the Queens Park conservation area of North London

Mackenzie Wheeler's completed 3-7 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E2 7DJ

Shoreditch terrace revamp illuminates 850-year site history

Architect Mackenzie Wheeler has included a steel screen detailing all the known occupants of a site in east London as part of the refurbishment and expansion of a 19th Century terrace

Planning

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Council backs plan to make developer rebuild demolished pub

6-May-2015

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

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

Alexander Owen Architecture

New practice: Alexander Owen Architecture

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

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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

Final design: Marks Barfield Architects with Buro Happold, J&L Gibbons Landscape Architects, and Gardiner and Theobald

Revealed: Nine Elms bridge finalists’ latest designs

21-Jul-2015

Hopkins, AL_A, Marks Barfield, and Bystrup with Robin Snell & Partners have revealed their final designs for a contentious new £40 million bridge in Nine Elms, south west London

Students

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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

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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

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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

Architecture Students

Bartlett ranked second best place in world to study architecture

The Bartlett School of Architecture has come second in new league table of the world’s 100 best places to study architecture

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