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UK trade mission to Israel and Palestine ‘insensitive’, says Brady

20-Nov-2014 | By

Former RIBA president Angela Brady has criticised a United Kingdom Trade & Investment (UKTI)-organised trade mission to Palestine and Israel as ‘insensitive and out of kilter

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AJ poll: 40% of architects working more than 10 hours overtime a week

20-Nov-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Nearly two-fifths (38.4 per cent) of architects work at least 10 hours of overtime every week, most of it unpaid, according to the results of a major new survey

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Architects’ willingness to work long hours blamed for overtime culture

20-Nov-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Architects’ willingness to work long hours for ‘their art’ – and the expectation they will continue to do so – are the main factors behind the profession’s overtime predicament, according to commentators

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Heatherwick's Garden Bridge faces new backlash

19-Nov-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Thomas Heatherwick’s proposed £175million bridge across the River Thames is facing a new round of criticism after details of entry restrictions for the planned ‘public’ structure emerged.

Former Fosters' chief joins Zaha Hadid Architects

19-Nov-2014 | By

Former Foster + Partners’ chief executive Mouzhan Majidi is to join Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

The Mackintosh Library as forensic archaeology begins

Archaeologists begin to sift through Mac Library ruins Video

19-Nov-2014 | By

Forensic archaeologists have started the ‘painstaking work’ of excavating the remains of the Mackintosh Library at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA)

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Andrew Burges and Grimshaw win Sydney aquatics centre contest Video

18-Nov-2014 | By

Grimshaw and Australia’s Andrew Burges Architects have won an international contest for a new park and leisure centre in Sydney’s Green Square district

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Manchester approves another high-rise resi-tower

18-Nov-2014 | By

Manchester City Council has approved plans for another city centre residential tower - a 28-storey, 174 home block in Deansgate Locks by 5plus Architects

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Devolution to cities 'should go much further', say MPs

17-Nov-2014 | By

The UK’s cities and regions need to even more powers to close the north-south divide, a cross-party group of MPs and peers has demanded

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ARB review: government backs continued 'light-touch' regulation

14-Nov-2014 | By

The government has said there ‘remained a case’ for the ‘light-touch’ regulation of the architectural profession based on protection of title

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Row over RIBA's Israel trip escalates

14-Nov-2014 | By

Institute’s Palestinian counterpart threatens to cease co-operation in protest at its recent delegation to the region

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Architects welcome devolution to city regions as opportunity for work  

14-Nov-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Plans to devolve more power to England’s cities represent a huge opportunity for architects and the wider development community, leading figures including Bristol’s mayor George Ferguson said this week.

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KPF's Bondway skyscraper clears new planning hurdle

14-Nov-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Communities secretary Eric Pickles has decided not to ‘call in’ a 51-storey KPF-designed skyscraper, it has emerged

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Leading architects pay tribute to David Mackay

14-Nov-2014 | By

Richard Rogers, John McAslan and Roger Zogolovitch have paid tribute to the ‘inspirational’ David Mackay who died earlier this week aged 80

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'Pre-eminent' architect and city planner David Mackay dies

13-Nov-2014 | By

Architect and urban designer David Mackay, best known for his influential work in Barcelona and for masterminding the city’s 1992 Olympic Village, has died aged 80

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RIBA councillor slams delegation to Israel

13-Nov-2014 | By

The RIBA’s delegation to Israel and the West Bank has been branded a ‘disgrace’ by the council member who seconded the resolution to suspend the institute’s Israeli counterpart from the International Union of Architects (UIA)

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BIG to make UK debut with new square at Battersea

12-Nov-2014 | By

World-famous Danish practice BIG is finally set to make its UK debut after winning a contest to design a key new square at Battersea Power Station

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Grimshaw's Battersea tube extension approved

12-Nov-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has approved the £1billion extension of London Underground’s Northern Line, which includes two new Grimshaw-designed stations.

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Probe launched into deal behind Farrells’ Royal Docks business park

20-Nov-2014 | By

The London Assembly has launched an investigation into a £1 billion deal for a business park in the Royal Docks masterplanned and designed by Terry Farrell

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Construction of Bystrup’s next-generation pylons set to start

20-Nov-2014 | By Jim Dunton

National Grid is to construct a test-run of the next-generation T-Pylons for use across the British countryside over the coming months, it has announced.

Supreme Award  Winner: Seona Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art by Steven Holl Architects with JM Architects

Holl and JM Architects' GSA scheme wins top Glasgow award

20-Nov-2014 | By

The new Reid building by Steven Holl Architects and JM Architects has been handed the Glasgow Institute of Architects’ (GIA) Supreme Award for 2014

Glenigan: Construction starts to rise 7.3% in 2015

20-Nov-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Building industry analyst Glenigan has forecast a 7.3 per cent increase in the number of construction starts for the coming year - a boom driven by a burgeoning commercial sector

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Re-Format wins planning for ‘contemporary’ Surrey home

20-Nov-2014 | By

Hampshire-based Re-Format has won planning for this £1.5million house near Farnham, Surrey

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Architects auction artworks for Maggie’s

20-Nov-2014 | By

Architects including Ted Cullinan, Piers Gough, Alison Brooks and Chris Wilkinson have donated artworks for an auction in aid of cancer care charity Maggie’s

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Rogers' £227m Geneva airport wins planning

19-Nov-2014 | By

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners’ [RSHP] proposed new £227 million terminal at Geneva airport has been given the green light

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Architects join Paddington Trail

19-Nov-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Zaha Hadid and Robin Partington & Partners have designed customised statues for a charity promotion connected with the upcoming Paddington film.

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Paris rejects Herzog & de Meuron’s 'triangle tower'

19-Nov-2014 | By

Herzog & de Meuron’s £430 million ‘triangle tower’ proposal for Paris has been turned down

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Architects found guilty of unprofessional conduct

19-Nov-2014 | By Jim Dunton

The Architects Registration Board (ARB) has found two architects guilty of unprofessional conduct in separate cases involving domestic work

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PTE wins planning for £30m King’s Cross mixed-use scheme

19-Nov-2014 | By

Pollard Thomas Edwards (PTE) has won planning for a £30 million mixed-use, housing-led scheme in London’s King’s Cross

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DRDH’s Norwegian library and concert hall opens

19-Nov-2014 | By

DRDH Architects’ competition-winning £126million concert hall and library in Bodø, Norway have been officially opened

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Twelve unveils Rostov on Don airport scheme

18-Nov-2014 | By

Twelve Architects has revealed its competition-winning scheme for a new airport at Rostov on Don in southern Russia

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Farrell completes Cambodia’s tallest tower

18-Nov-2014 | By

TFP Farrells has taken the wraps off this 38-storey banking headquarters in Phnom Penh – Cambodia’s first skyscraper

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BIG reveals plans for Washington’s Smithsonian

18-Nov-2014 | By

Danish practice BIG, the architect behind the proposed new square at Battersea Power Station, has revealed its plans to overhaul Washington’s Smithsonian campus

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Neon creates ‘House of Mirrors’ on Australian beach Video

17-Nov-2014 | By

[VIDEO] Emerging, London-based practice Neon has revealed this competition-winning structure on a beach in Australia

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Construction of Bystrup’s next-generation pylons set to start

20-Nov-2014 | By Jim Dunton

National Grid is to construct a test-run of the next-generation T-Pylons for use across the British countryside over the coming months, it has announced.

Garden Bridge

Heatherwick's Garden Bridge faces new backlash

19-Nov-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Thomas Heatherwick’s proposed £175million bridge across the River Thames is facing a new round of criticism after details of entry restrictions for the planned ‘public’ structure emerged.

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