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London

Covering news, projects and practices from London

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Rafael Vinoly's revised proposals to overhaul Marble Arch Tower [with Lee Simmons sculpture] - approved  February 2015

Viñoly wins approval for revised Marble Arch Tower scheme

Developer Almacantar has won the go-ahead for revised plans by Rafael Viñoly for a £450 million redevelopment of Marble Arch Tower in London’s West End

Basil Spence’s Hyde Park Barracks in west London. Image credit RCAHMS

Jenkins slams Hyde Park Barracks listing bid

Twentieth Century (C20) Society founder Simon Jenkins has criticised the group’s bid to save Basil Spence’s Hyde Park Barracks from demolition and described Francis Terry’s Classical alternative as ‘lovely’

Blossom Street

Campaigners begin battle against AHMM's Shoreditch Estate scheme

Spitalfields Historic Buildings Trust has launched a new campaign to stop British Land ‘obliterating’ a conservation area in Shoreditch, east London

Basil Spence’s Hyde Park Barracks in west London. Image credit RCAHMS

C20 Society makes Hyde Park Barracks listing bid

The Twentieth Century (C20) Society has applied for listing in a bid to protect Basil Spence’s ‘major and extremely thoroughly considered’ Hyde Park Barracks from demolition

Conrwall Terrace Regent's Park

£200m Qatari mega-mansion pulled from planning

Plans by Qatar’s Royal family to create a £200million mega-mansion have been dealt a blow after it was recommended for refusal by Westminster Council

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31/44 wins planning for £400k infill house

London-based 31/44 Architects has won planning for this new-build, infill house in south east London

Allies and morrison's Leamouth South proposals

Allies and Morrison reveals new east London tower plans

Allies and Morrison has submitted plans for a new high-rise development on the southern part of Leamouth Peninsula, east London

Farshid Moussavi's Fenchurch Street scheme - approved February 2015

Farshid Moussavi wins planning for Fenchurch Street office block

Farshid Moussavi Architecture has won planning for a new office block at 130 Fenchurch Street in central London

Wilkinson Eyre Wellcome Collection stair

Wilkinson Eyre reveals ‘dramatic’ new Wellcome Collection stair

Wilkinson Eyre has completed a new stairway as part of the Wellcome Collection’s £17.5 million revamp of its Euston Road headquarters

William Matthews proposed new footbridge between the Portland Hospital and 215 Great Portland Street.

William Matthews wins go-ahead for London hospital link bridge

Westminster City Council has approved this new footbridge designed by William Matthews Architects which will link London’s Portland Hospital and its 1970s neighbour

Initial concept of a tree house for spa retreat

New practice: Holt Architecture

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

James Thomson and Simon North at work

New practice: Cal Architects

Founded last year, London and Leed based Cal Architects want to build on their sucess delivering low cost, sustainable housing

Dominic McKenzie Architects' Dalston House proposals

Dominic McKenzie wins go-ahead for one-bed Dalston house

Hackney Council has granted permission for this ‘small but beautiful’ one-bedroom home in a Dalston, east London by Dominic McKenzie Architects.

Lyndon Goode

New practices: Lyndon Goode Architects

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

Creative SPARC Architects

New practices: Creative SPARC 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

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

Students

Heneghan Peng's University of Greenwich

Exclusive new images released of Heneghan Peng's Greenwich Uni scheme

The AJ can reveal exclusive new images of Heneghan Peng’s recently completed Greenwich School of Architecture

Hawkins Brown Bartlett Hampstead Road

Bartlett opens temporary studio space

[FIRST LOOK] Hawkins\Brown’s temporary studio space for the Bartlett School of Architecture has opened its doors

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

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