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South West

Covering news, projects and practices from Bristol, Plymouth, Cornwall, Swindon, Dorset, and Bath

In the news

Artists impression of the proposed Arena Island development. Image courtesy Bristol City Council

Shortlist announced in £90m Bristol Arena design contest

A team led by the architect behind London’s 2012 Olympic Stadium has been named among the five finalists in the RIBA Competition for a 12,000-capacity venue in central Bristol

Original designs by Frank Lloyd Wright, drawn up in 1947 for Dr and Mrs Arthur O’Keeffe

Video: Frank Lloyd Wright

The team behind plans to build an unrealised Frank Lloyd Wright house near Bristol have released this video of their proposals

Stonehenge Exhibition and Visitor Centre, Shrewton by Denton Corker Marshall

RIBA Awards 2014: South West + Wessex shortlist revealed

Denton Corker Marshall’s Stonehenge Visitor Centre is among the buildings shortlisted for RIBA Awards in the South West + Wessex regions

Emmett Russell Architects

New practices: Emmett Russell Architects

The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone either through choice or redundancy

The Nudge Group - architect Shankari Raj Edgar, known as Shanks (pictured right)

New practices: Nudge Group

The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone either through choice or redundancy

Buildings

AR Design Studio

AR Design Studio wins planning for £450k house

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Winchester-based AR Design Studio has won planning for a £450,000 house in Lyme Regis

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Sheppard Robson's Bristol Uni sciences building opens

David Attenborough has officially opened the University of Bristol’s £56.5million Life Sciences Building

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Emmett Russell reveals 'hidden' home

Emmett Russell Architects has completed this house screened from the street by a high wall, in Bristol

Invisible Studio's competition-winning design for a new ‘mess’ facility for workers at the National Arboretum in Westonbirt

Double victory for Invisible Studio in West of England

Invisible Studio has won two major design contests in the West of England

Proctor & Matthews

Proctor and Matthews wins go-ahead for Cotswold retirement homes

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] Proctor and Matthews has won planning for a 114-home retirement village in Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Emmett Russell Architects

New practices: Emmett Russell Architects

The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone either through choice or redundancy

The Nudge Group - architect Shankari Raj Edgar, known as Shanks (pictured right)

New practices: Nudge Group

The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone either through choice or redundancy

Chris Donoghue

New practices: Chris Donoghue Architects

The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone either through choice or redundancy

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New practices: Smith Maloney Architects

The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone either through choice or redundancy

Tobias Feilding-Crawley and Nicholas Tomlinson

New practices: Tonic Architecture

The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone either through choice or redundancy

Royal William Yard Staircase by Gillespie Yunnie Architects

Revealed: Winners of RIBA South West Regional Awards

An eclectic mix of projects, from a scissor-like bridge to a ‘muscular, yet poetic’ metal staircase, have picked up regional awards in the South West region

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Shatwell Farm Architecture Archive by Hugh Strange

The design of this architectural archive and studio on a Somerset farm is achieved with economy, but still provides generous interiors, writes Hugh Strange of Hugh Strange Architects. Photography by David Grandorge.

Students

Jennifer Hunt: Salisbury Bath House

Student Shows 2012: University of Bath Department of Architecture

Sahiba Chadha is surprised by the maturity of Bath’s output

Kevin Woodward: Buildings archive

Student Shows 2012: University of the West of England Architecture School

Rob Gregory sees incredibly creative and convincing work at the UWE show

Isla Melville: (Comm)Union Street

Student Shows 2012: University of Plymouth School of Architecture

Mark Pearson is engaged by post-industrial Plymouth

ARB

Former Plymouth head slapped with £1,000 ARB fine

The former head of architecture at Plymouth University has been fined £1,000 by the ARB’s Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) after being found guilty of ‘unacceptable professional conduct’

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