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COP21: The lowdown

30-Nov-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Five key questions on the Paris climate summit answered


Pitman Tozer wins go-ahead for Olympic legacy housing

30-Nov-2015 | By

Pitman Tozer has won planning for a mixed-use scheme at Peabody’s Fish Island site opposite the Olympic Park

Norman Foster speaking at the LSE\'s Urban Age Global Debate. Image by Catarina Heeckt

Foster: ‘UK could learn from China about civic pride’

27-Nov-2015 | By

China has picked up on a ‘tremendous sense of civic pride’ which the UK appears to have lost, Norman Foster has warned

Alejandro Aravena. Image by Cristobal Palma

AJ interviews Venice Biennale director Alejandro Aravena

27-Nov-2015 | By

The curator of the 2016 Venice Biennale and founder of Elemental, talks to Richard Waite about ethics, housing and the problem-solving role that architecture increasingly plays

John Gummer

New homes will need retrofitting, UK climate change advisor warns

26-Nov-2015 | Updated: 27-Nov-2015 | By

Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change says new houses may have to be expensively retrofitted in future to meet national carbon-reduction targets


New Bristol contest expected to attract global interest

26-Nov-2015 | Updated: 26-Nov-2015 | By

Major competition launches to design a £12-15 million visitor and community centre next to a landmark 15th-century Bristol church

[Rejected - November 2013: Approved on appeal - November 2015] Fleet Street Hill by Peter Barber Architects - for Londonewcastle

Appeal victory for Partington and Barber in Shoreditch

25-Nov-2015 | By

Planning Inspectorate overrules Tower Hamlets Council and decides to approve contentious split-site, housing-led schemes by Robin Partington and Peter Barber in Shoreditch, east London

George Osborne budget

Autumn statement 2015: At a glance

25-Nov-2015 | By

The AJ’s guide to the key points for architects in today’s autumn statement and spending review

OMA\'s competition-winning scheme for The Factory in Manchester

OMA wins contest for Manchester’s £110m ‘Factory’ arts venue

25-Nov-2015 | By

Rem Koolhaas’ OMA has defeated a high-profile shortlist, which included Zaha Hadid and Rafael Viñoly, to win the contest for Manchester’s new £110 million flexible art space – named The Factory

Revised plans for the warehouses at 12-13 Blossom Street [redesigned by AHMM - November 2015]

Campaigners unconvinced by Norton Folgate u-turn

25-Nov-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Conservation campaigners have dismissed AHMM’s amendments to its controversial proposals for Norton Folgate in London


Autumn statement: Osborne expected to pledge billions for housebuilding

25-Nov-2015 | By

Chancellor George Osborne is expected to announce a boost of £7 billion to build homes

Heatherwick Garden Bridge

London Assembly members slam Garden Bridge 'secrecy'

24-Nov-2015 | By

GLA and Transport for London say they have no record of top-level 2013 meeting between Boris Johnson and TfL commissioner

Thames Wharf by Jim Linwood

Jobs set to go at RSHP ahead of Cheesegrater move

24-Nov-2015 | By

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) is understood to be consulting on a round of redundancies ahead of its relocation from Hammersmith to the Leadenhall Building next month

Cass students protest outside Central House

Rogers and Chipperfield join protests against Cass move

23-Nov-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Richard Rogers and David Chipperfield have lent their support to a campaign against proposals to move the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art from its current home in east London


Tim Ronalds to design new opera house in Surrey woods

23-Nov-2015 | By

Tim Ronalds Architects has revealed plans for a new opera house in the grounds of West Horsley Place, Surrey – the country mansion unexpectedly inherited by Bamber Gascoigne

Niall McLaughlin to represent Ireland at Venice Biennale

23-Nov-2015 | By

Niall McLaughlin Architects has been chosen to represent Ireland at next year’s Venice Biennale (2016)

PROPOSED: Balfron Tower, west facade

Contentious Balfron plans set for approval

20-Nov-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Controversial changes to the internal layout of Erno Goldfinger’s 1960s Balfron Tower in east London have been recommended for approval by planners

James Macleod and Will Hurst collecting the AJ\'s award for best weekly magazine [IBP 2015]

AJ retains Magazine of the Year title

20-Nov-2015 | Updated: 20-Nov-2015

The AJ has become the first publication in 22 years to retain the title of International Building Press weekly Magazine of the Year


How much carbon does a BREEAM building save?

30-Nov-2015 | By

As the climate change summit begins in Paris, the AJ takes a look at how BREEAM is tackling CO2 emissions

Cosmos by Semiconductor at Alice Holt Forest. Image by Laura Hodgson

Jerwood opens contest for £30k forest installation

30-Nov-2015 | By

The Jerwood Foundation has launched a competition for a ‘bold and broad-thinking’ installation in an English wooded setting


Michael Stacey leaves Nottingham University

30-Nov-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Professor Michael Stacey has stepped down from his role as chair of architecture at Nottingham University


Pozzoni reveals plans for new Manchester hospital

30-Nov-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Pozzoni Architecture has submitted plans for a new Manchester hospital for not-for-profit health organisation Nuffield Health

Stanton Williams Cambridge Judge Business School

Work starts on Stanton Williams’ Cambridge business school

30-Nov-2015 | By

Work has begun on the first phase of Stanton Williams’ £34 million masterplan of Cambridge’s Judge Business School


Sergison Bates unwraps £2.45m suburban housing scheme

30-Nov-2015 | By

Sergison Bates has completed this 14 home scheme on a former car park and driving test centre in suburban Aldershot, Hampshire


Takero Shimazaki turns former warehouse into printmakers

27-Nov-2015 | By

London-based Takero Shimazaki Architects has completed this printmaking studios and workshop in Leicester

Section of Peckham car park - Carl Turner Architects

Carl Turner to convert Peckham car park into workspace

27-Nov-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Carl Turner Architects has been appointed by Southwark Council to create 1,860m2 of creative workspace in a well-loved former public car park in Peckham


British team proposes world's tallest building – in Iraq

27-Nov-2015 | By

London office of AMBS Architects reveals plans for 1,152m structure in Basra, which would outstrip the 1km-high Kingdom Tower


Tectonics completes zinc-clad Passivhaus in east London

27-Nov-2015 | By

East London-based Techtonics Architects has completed this Passivhaus in a conservation area in Hackney, east London

Greg Clark communities secretary

Greg Clark: 'We don't just want more homes, we want better homes'

26-Nov-2015 | Updated: 27-Nov-2015 | By

Communities secretary echoes the AJ’s More Homes, Better Homes campaign with call to promote quality as well as quantity in housebuilding


Knibb overhauls and extends 1950s Hampshire semi

26-Nov-2015 | By

Winchester-based Adam Knibb Architects has completed this £225,000 revamp and extension of a 1951 semi-detached farm worker’s cottage in Hampshire

Daniel Libeskind\'s \'Modern Art Center\' in Vilnius

Libeskind reveals Vilnius art museum

26-Nov-2015 | By

Daniel Libeskind has unveiled plans for a new 3,100m² gallery for modern Lithuanian art in Vilnius


Alsop reveals plans for £6.6m tower in Vauxhall 'art district'

26-Nov-2015 | By

Will Alsop’s practice aLL Design has submitted plans for a £6.6 million residential tower in Vauxhall, south London

WIA Masterclass

Duncan: 'Where's the focus on design in Osborne's housing drive?'

25-Nov-2015 | By

RIBA president Jane Duncan has urged the chancellor to take ‘urgent action’ to ensure the 400,000 affordable homes he pledged by 2020 are not ‘rabbit hutch’ houses



Study makes case for £88m east London crossing Video

25-Nov-2015 | By

A new, feasibility study has made the case for an £88 million bridge across the Thames connecting Rotherhithe with Canary Wharf

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How much carbon does a BREEAM building save?

30-Nov-2015 | By

As the climate change summit begins in Paris, the AJ takes a look at how BREEAM is tackling CO2 emissions

Wind farm

COP21: The lowdown

30-Nov-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Five key questions on the Paris climate summit answered

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