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Abbey Wood Housing Zone Boundary

Peabody selects teams for 1,000s of new homes at Thamesmead

27-Mar-2015 | By

Leading housing association Peabody has appointed Proctor and Matthews Architects to spearhead the massive regeneration of South Thamesmead in south-east London

Museum of London

Museum of London commits to Smithfield move

27-Mar-2015 | By

The Museum of London has confirmed it intends to move out of its Powell & Moya-designed home at the Barbican and into empty buildings at Smithfield Market

Polling Station

RIBA: election prompts jitters over public sector work

26-Mar-2015 | By Jim Dunton

Uncertainty over the outcome of next months’ general election is driving down forecasts for public-sector work among architects, according to the latest RIBA Future Trends survey

Nicholas Hare\'s Stratford School Academy scheme in east London

Priority School programme 'goes against best practice'

26-Mar-2015 | By Keith Cooper

Ministers’ bid to slash the cost of school building projects with formulaic designs has delivered little more than ‘functional’ boxes with sub-standard features that may in some cases increase bullying and vandalism

Morphosis\' proposed 7132 Tower in Vals, Switzerland

Alpine fantasy? Morphosis reveals Europe's tallest skyscraper in Switzerland

25-Mar-2015 | By

Super-tall tower by Thom Mayne’s practice proposed next to Peter Zumthor’s legendary Therme Vals spa

Boris Johnson and Joanna Lumley

Boris refuses independent audit of Garden Bridge procurement

25-Mar-2015 | By

London mayor likens Heatherwick to Michelangelo as he is forced to respond to AJ’s FOI revelations


Q&A with Small Projects winners Carmody Groarke

25-Mar-2015 | By

Carmody Groarke founders Andy Groarke and Kevin Carmody talk to the AJ about what it means to win the Small Projects Prize 2015

Crewe HS2 Superhub by Farrells

Lords report: case for HS2 ‘not proven’

25-Mar-2015 | By Jim Dunton

The government has failed to demonstrate a ‘convincing case’ for the investment of £50bn in a new high-speed rail network, according to a House of Lords report

RIBA Education Debate

RIBA moves to scrap Part 3 Video

25-Mar-2015 | By

RIBA councillors have voted through a suite of proposals to reform architectural education and potentially end the current Parts 1, 2 and 3 system

Canada Water scheme for Sellar Developments - designed by David Chipperfield Architects and Maccreanor Lavington

OMA and Chipperfield lined up for Canada Water housing

25-Mar-2015 | By

OMA, David Chipperfield Architects and Maccreanor Lavington Architects have been appointed to a framework covering 1,030 new homes in Canada Water

The World War 2 era SC 250kg German Bomb  Photo: Sgt Rupert Frere RLC/Crown Copyright

Unexploded bomb causes Bermondsey architects to leave office

24-Mar-2015 | By

Michael Trentham Architects (MTA) evacuated from its office after huge Second World War bomb is found next door

Cathy Slessor

End of an era: Catherine Slessor leaves the AR

24-Mar-2015 | By

Catherine Slessor has left The Architectural Review (AR) after 23 years on the world’s leading monthly architecture magazine

Grafton Architects’ competition-winning scheme for a new ‘flagship building’ at Kingston University - auditiorium

Council rejects Grafton's contest-winning Kingston University scheme Video

24-Mar-2015 | By

Kingston Upon Thames council has thrown out Grafton Architects’ competition-winning scheme for a new ‘flagship building’ at Kingston University

Laura Lee

Q&A with Small Projects-winning client Maggie's

24-Mar-2015 | By

Maggie’s chief executive Laura Lee talks to the AJ about the Small Projects Award-winning temporary cancer care centre at Clatterbridge


New London School of Architecture opens for applications

23-Mar-2015 | By

The long-awaited, campus-less London School of Architecture (LSA) has opened for applications


Sadie Morgan heads up new HS2 design review panel

23-Mar-2015 | By

The co-founder of dRMM, Sadie Morgan, has been appointed to lead a panel overseeing all the design on the HS2 rail link

Leadenhall Building Cheesegrater 8

Revealed: cost of replacing Cheesegrater bolts

23-Mar-2015 | By , Tom Fitzpatrick

Steel manufacturer Severfield has revealed it has spent almost £1m on the programme of bolt replacement works at Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners’ (RSHP) Cheesegrater building

Avanti Architects\' competition-winning project to rebuild the Old Walworth Town Hall and Newington Library

Avanti wins Old Walworth Town Hall rebuild contest

23-Mar-2015 | By

Avanti Architects has won the contest to rebuild the Old Walworth Town Hall and Newington Library buildings which were struck by fire two years ago

Beach House by Dualchas Architects

RIAS/RIBA 2015 Awards shortlist revealed


Schemes by Steven Holl, Malcolm Fraser, Dualchas, Reiach and Hall, and Page\Park are among those shortlisted for the 2015 RIAS Awards

Museum of London

C20 Society: 'We won't call for Museum of London listing'

27-Mar-2015 | By

The Twentieth Century Society has told the AJ it will not call for Powell & Moya’s 1976 Museum of Building at the Barbican to be listed

Cefn Castell, Criccieth by Stephenson: ISA Studio

Revealed: RSAW Awards shortlist

27-Mar-2015 | By

The buildings in the running for the RIBA/RSAW Wales Awards have been revealed

Sutherland Hussey Harris

Sutherland Hussey rebrands

27-Mar-2015 | By

Edinburgh-based Sutherland Hussey Architects has changed its name to recognise the contribution of long-term equity partner Colin Harris

Sutherland Hussey Harris Sessay Pavilion [March 2015]

Sutherland Hussey Harris submits Sessay Pavilion

27-Mar-2015 | By

Newly rebranded practice Sutherland Hussey Harris has submitted plans for its competition-winning community hub and sports pavilion in Sessay, North Yorkshire

Jeremy Foster

New practice: J Foster Architects

27-Mar-2015 | By

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

Hush House offices to residential conversion in Chester by Ian Simpson Architects. Image by Ian Lawson

Ministers baulk at extending office-to-resi relaxation

26-Mar-2015 | By Jim Dunton

Proposals to extend a rule-relaxation allowing offices to be converted into homes without planning permission are absent from a new raft of reforms unveiled by ministers this week

Fitzjames Teaching and Learning Centre by Feilden Fowles

Revealed: 2015 RIBA South West Awards shortlist

26-Mar-2015 | By

Projects by Feilden Fowles, AHR, Glenn Howells and S333 have been shortlisted in the RIBA South West Awards

Horizon – Priestman Goode

Revealed: finalists' designs in RIBA’s Tomorrow’s Train contest

26-Mar-2015 | By

The three finalists in the RIBA competition to design the train carriage of the future have been announced

Hugh Broughton Architects\' Henry Moore Foundation scheme [March 2015]

Work starts on Henry Moore Foundation archive

26-Mar-2015 | By Keith Cooper

The second phase of Hugh Broughton Architects’ redevelopment of the Henry Moore Foundation’s complex has started on site

Theis + Khan church

Theis + Khan wins planning for church-led housing scheme in Watford

26-Mar-2015 | By

Theis + Khan has been given the go-ahead for a church and housing scheme in Watford

PV panels

Solar could provide 4% of UK power by 2020

26-Mar-2015 | By

Solar power could be responsible for providing four per cent of the UK’s electricity by 2020 thanks to the plunging costs of solar panels

Farrell Bicester

Second phase of Farrell's eco-town gets go-ahead

26-Mar-2015 | By

Planning permission has been granted for the second phase of the Farrell-masterplanned eco-town at North West Bicester

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Local authority architects society set for merger

25-Mar-2015 | By Jim Dunton

A membership body which promotes good architecture and shares knowledge about property services in councils is set to merge with its engineering counterpart

Serpentine pavilion 2015 - SelgasCano

Revealed: first images of 2015 Serpentine Pavilion

25-Mar-2015 | By

Madrid-based SelgasCano has revealed its designs for this year’s Serpentine Pavilion


VIDEO: Adam Richards Architects' Ditchling Museum Video

26-Mar-2015 | By Michaila Hancock

The Timber Research and Development Association has released this video of Ditchling Museum of Art by Adam Richards Architects

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PV panels

Solar could provide 4% of UK power by 2020

26-Mar-2015 | By

Solar power could be responsible for providing four per cent of the UK’s electricity by 2020 thanks to the plunging costs of solar panels

CoupDeVille Architects\' Home Park Road

CoupDeVille designs semi-submerged London eco-house

25-Mar-2015 | By Tim Clark

CoupDeVille Architects has won planning for this partially submerged eco-house in south London

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