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Norman Foster

Foster tipped to win huge Jeddah Metro job

2-Oct-2014 | By

Foster + Partners is being tipped to land the prize project to design and head up the consultancy team for all 46 stations on the proposed new Jeddah Metro project

Whitmore Park Primary School

Teacher blows whistle on school spaces

2-Oct-2014 | By Jim Dunton

The government’s Priority School Building Programme (PSBP) is creating such small spaces for certain subjects that they are ‘unfit for purpose’, a teacher has claimed


Hodder: Conservatives uninterested in housing design

1-Oct-2014 | By

The Conservative Party is neglecting design in its drive to build thousands of new homes, RIBA president Stephen Hodder has claimed

Tower 42 by Richard Seifert (NatWest Tower)

Rejected: Seifert's Tower 42 refused listing

1-Oct-2014 | By

Richard Seifert’s landmark Tower 42 in London has been turned down for listing

ADP\'s vision for Daxing Airport in China

Foster loses out in race for huge new Beijing airport

30-Sep-2014 | By

ADP Ingénierie (ADPI) has beaten Foster + Partners in the competition to design Beijing’s enormous new Daxing Airport

Marlborough College, laboratory building from 1933 - designed by Newton

Revealed: shortlist for £10m Marlborough College project

30-Sep-2014 | By

Tim Ronalds and Sarah Wigglesworth have been named among the finalists for a prize £10 million project at Marlborough College - the former school of Kate Middleton and William Morris

The proposed new development at Oxley Woods by Cymk

Planning inspector rejects latest plans to complete Rogers' Oxley Woods

29-Sep-2014 | By

The planning inspector has thrown out an appeal by Taylor Wimpey for a more traditional add-on to Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners’ [RSHP] ground-breaking Oxley Woods housing scheme

Wapping Pierhead by Chris Dyson Architects

AJ launches 2015 Small Projects Awards Video

29-Sep-2014 | By

Enter now: The AJ has begun its annual search for the best architecture built for less than £250,000

HAB John Pardey

McCloud’s HAB goes upmarket with high-end Pardey homes

26-Sep-2014 | By

Kevin McCloud’s HAB Housing has revealed plans for its first luxury housing scheme - a six-home development in Oxford designed by John Pardey Architects

East Wick

Big name housing architects line up for latest Olympic plots

26-Sep-2014 | By

A who’s who of leading architects, including a trio of Stirling Prize winners, has been shortlisted to design 1,500 new homes on London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Amanda Levete

Amanda Levete: the social networker


As several of Amanda Levete’s projects approach completion, will her solo design credentials match her impeccable business skills?


AOC loses co-founders Froud and Lacovara

25-Sep-2014 | By

London-based design collective AOC has parted company with practice co-founders Daisy Froud and Vincent Lacovara

The Southbank Concert Halls opened in 1968 as part of a London County Council-backed masterplan for the post-industrial area’s transformation. The complex\'s redevelopment has been masterplanned by Rick Mather since 1999

Southbank lands lottery cash for FCBS-led repairs programme

25-Sep-2014 | By Jim Dunton

The Southbank Centre’s bid for lottery funding towards the cost of a Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) repair and maintenance programme has taken an important jump forward

Farrell Beetham Tower

Labour calls for more competitions and a UK-wide festival of architecture

24-Sep-2014 | By

The UK should hold more design competitions and establish a new annual architecture festival outside London, Labour’s shadow culture minister has said

James Phillips of Make

Shuttleworth pays tribute to Make partner

24-Sep-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Make Architects founder Ken Shuttleworth has paid a deeply personal tribute to one of the practice’s up-and-coming partners, who died at the weekend.

Hellman O\'Donnell + Tuomey - Royal Gold Medal

Why O'Donnell and Tuomey won the Royal Gold Medal

24-Sep-2014 | By

Joseph Rykwert and Niall McLaughlin, who both nominated Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey for the Gold Medal, discuss why they are worthy winners of the prestigious accolade

O\'Donnell + Tuomey

O'Donnell and Tuomey: 'Can we now be labelled as having emerged?'

24-Sep-2014 | By

Richard Waite interviews RIBA Gold Medal winners Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey

Blackburn Urban Room

First Farrell Review-inspired 'urban room' set to open

23-Sep-2014 | By

The first urban room – a recommendation of the Farrell Review – is set to open in Blackburn next month

John Pawson\'s and Herzog & de Meuron\'s skyscraper proposal in New York

Pawson and Herzog & de Meuron join forces on New York tower

2-Oct-2014 | By

John Pawson and Herzog & de Meuron have revealed plans for a new 28-storey mixed-use skyscraper in the Bowery, New York

Maggie Mullan

Lawyers brought in as ASL head exits

2-Oct-2014 | By

Long-standing Austin:Smith-Lord chief Maggie Mullan has instructed lawyers following her sudden departure from the troubled practice

AHR\'s Expo village scheme in Kazakhstan - approved September 2014

AHR's profits rise but revenues drop again

2-Oct-2014 | By

AHR has seen a profit spike following its ‘conscious uncoupling’ with Aedas this summer

Mairi Johnson

Expert warns small standardised schools 'are set to stay'

2-Oct-2014 | By Jim Dunton

A former government advisor on school design has warned architects to expect the current standardised approach to new education buildings to last for ‘several years’


LAVA reveals Y-shaped youth hostel

2-Oct-2014 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Berlin-based Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) has revealed this competition-winning design for a new youth hostel in Bayreuth, Germany

Francis Terry\'s alternative Mount Pleasant proposals

Mayor to rule on Mount Pleasant

1-Oct-2014 | By

Mayor of London Boris Johnson will this week rule on the future of the Royal Mail’s controversial Mount Pleasant housing scheme

Chobham Academy by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

WAF day one: award winners announced

1-Oct-2014 | By

AHMM’s Chobham Academy has picked up a major gong at this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF) as the winners of 16 categories are announced


Arup Associates unwraps new Singapore National Stadium

1-Oct-2014 | By

Arup Associates has completed this 55,000-seater stadium near Marina Bay in Singapore

Fletcher Priest\'s Buckingham Green development

Fletcher Priest wins green light for Rolls Royce revamp

1-Oct-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Fletcher Priest Architects has won planning permission to redevelop a 1970s tower block in the heart of Westminster, which is the current headquarters of Rolls-Royce

Fire rages at the Majestic Cinema in Leeds

Blaze hits part-redeveloped landmark in Leeds city centre

1-Oct-2014 | By Jim Dunton

A huge fire has caused extensive damage to a grade-II listed former cinema and nightclub in Leeds which being redeveloped by DLG Architects

Ryder NBBJ

Ryder and NBBJ bag £200m Dumfries and Galloway hospital

1-Oct-2014 | By

AJ100 practices Ryder and NBBJ have been appointed to design the new £200 million Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary in southern Scotland

BDP’s earlier (February 2014) plans to overhaul Glasgow’s Queen Street station

BDP reveals third attempt at Queen Street makeover

1-Oct-2014 | By

BDP has revealed yet another vision for its £104 million overhaul of Glasgow Queen Street station

AWP\'s competition-winning Malmo Quay scheme

First images of contest-winning Malmo Quay scheme revealed

1-Oct-2014 | By

The first images of Paris-based AWP’s scheme for Igloo’s mixed-use regeneration of Malmo Quay in Newcastle have been revealed

Wilkinson Eyre\'s competition-winning Bay Street skyscrapers scheme in Toronto

Wilkinson Eyre scoops Toronto skyscraper development

30-Sep-2014 | By

[First look + plans] Wilkinson Eyre has won an international contest for a major mixed-use development in Toronto including two skyscrapers

Alex Chinneck melting house

Artist creates 'melting' house Video

30-Sep-2014 | By

Artist Alex Chinneck has created a house from wax which will gradually melt


Alex Chinneck melting house

Artist creates 'melting' house Video

30-Sep-2014 | By

Artist Alex Chinneck has created a house from wax which will gradually melt

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects


Tory plans for 'less green' starter homes panned

29-Sep-2014 | By

The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has slammed the Conservative’s plans to exempt proposed starter homes from zero carbon regs

footprint live

Book now: AJ Footprint Live 2014

25-Sep-2014 | By

Book your tickets now to hear from James Timberlake of KieranTimberlake and others on what makes a sustainable city