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One of Studio Egret West\'s Bath Riverside apartment blocks

Green light for Studio Egret West’s Bath Riverside scheme

17-Dec-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Studio Egret West-designed plans for two ‘residential pavilions’ at Bath Riverside have won planning permission

Mikhail Riches\' victorious New Chapel, Longwall contest

Mikhail Riches wins latest New College contest

17-Dec-2014 | By

Mikhail Riches has beaten ADP, Adrian James Architects and Richard Griffiths Architects to win New College Oxford’s Longwall project

Garden Bridge

Boris: TfL won't underwrite Garden Bridge upkeep

17-Dec-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has insisted he has no intention of agreeing to underwrite the expected £3.5million annual maintenance costs of Thomas Heatherwick’s proposed Garden Bridge.

RIBA Portland Place

RIBA: MPs right to flag up ‘unsustainable development’ fears

16-Dec-2014 | By Jim Dunton

The RIBA has said the MP were right to raise concerns that the government’s planning reforms were driving unsustainable and inappropriate development

Houses of Parliament London

NPPF loopholes causing ‘inappropriate and unwanted housing development’

16-Dec-2014 | By Jim Dunton

The coalition government’s flagship planning reforms are failing to prevent unsustainable development and are forcing ‘inappropriate and unwanted housing’ on some communities, watchdog MPs have warned.

The current layout of the Scottish parliament\'s main hall and visitor services desk as at 13 June 2014. Image by Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

Architects slam latest Scottish Parliament alteration bid

15-Dec-2014 | By

Architects have hit out at plans to overhaul the lighting scheme inside the main public entrance hall of Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue’s (EMBT) Scottish Parliament at Holyrood

Farrell Review

Government sets up design panel to 'ensure quality of new homes'

15-Dec-2014 | By

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that Terry Farrell and Quinlan Terry will sit on a new government-backed design panel to ‘set the bar on housing design across the country’

Garden Bridge

Boris to announce Garden Bridge decision on Friday

15-Dec-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Boris Johnson is set to issue his decision on Thomas Heatherwick’s controversial Garden Bridge later this week, but not before he is grilled on the project by London Assembly members

Archway Campus

Peabody picks Haworth Tompkins for £150m Islington scheme  

15-Dec-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Stirling Prize-winner Haworth Tompkins has been appointed to design a 400-home housing scheme on the site of a former medical campus in north London

Bruce McLean with members of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service handing over the aw

AJ honours city firefighters for saving the Glasgow School of Art

15-Dec-2014 | By

The Architects’ Journal has presented a special award to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service for saving Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s masterpiece, the Glasgow School of Art

The International Quarter (TIQ), a new £1.3 billion commercial district in Stratford City, London E20.

Revealed: top talents named on Olympicopolis shortlist

12-Dec-2014 | By Tim Clark

Six teams featuring a raft of exciting names including David Chipperfield, Asif Khan, O’Donnell and Tuomey and 6a Architects have been shortlisted for the new Olympicopolis cultural and education quarter

Garden Bridge

Politicians to probe Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge appointment

12-Dec-2014 | By

Questions raised about ‘sketchy’ process that led to design studio landing Thames crossing commission – with £60 million of public funding

Winchester, Silver Hill [revised scheme] by Allies and Morrison [December 2014]

Anger as Allies and Morrison's revised Winchester scheme approved

12-Dec-2014 | By

The decision to approve Allies and Morrison’s reworked proposals for Silver Hill in Winchester has been branded ‘a victory for barbarity and bureaucratic expediency’

Witherford Watson Mann

£20,000 for Stirling Prize winner in doubt again as sponsor deal collapses

11-Dec-2014 | By

The £20,000 prize for the winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize is in jeopardy again after the collapse of a sponsorship deal


Boris gives green light to Canary Wharf expansion

10-Dec-2014 | By Jim Dunton

London Mayor Boris Johnson has rubberstamped proposals for the eastward expansion of Canary Wharf with a development that will include a landmark 57-storey Herzog & de Meuron skyscraper

Birmingham Central Library

Demolition of Madin’s Birmingham Central Library set to start

10-Dec-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Birmingham City Council has confirmed that preparations for the demolition of John Madin’s brutalist Central Library in Birmingham will begin next month.

St Albans Old Town Hall

McAslan wins £6.75m St Albans museum project

10-Dec-2014 | By

John McAslan + Partners has been chosen to transform St Albans’ Grade II*-listed Old Town Hall into a new museum and art gallery

Festival of Architecture

Scottish architects split over £1,000 festival payment

10-Dec-2014 | By

Scottish architects are split over a request by the RIAS for funding to support its Architecture Festival in 2016

Nicolas Tye Architects\' Turvey House

Nicolas Tye reveals ultra-modern addition to rustic cottage

18-Dec-2014 | By Jim Dunton

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] A scheme by Nicolas Tye Architects to redevelop a north Bedfordshire cottage by adding a strikingly futuristic extension to its original core is set to start on site in spring

Astudio - Waldegrave sixth form

Astudio completes £7m sixth form centre

18-Dec-2014 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] Waterloo-based Astudio has completed this sixth form centre in Twickenham, Middlesex

Bennetts Associates\' revamp of the Hampstead Theatre Foyer [summer 2014]

Bennetts revisits Hampstead Theatre for foyer makeover

18-Dec-2014 | By Tom Cox

Bennetts Associates has released new photographs of the revamp of its 11-year-old Hampstead Theatre in north-west London

Marc Benjamin Drewes – Celebration of death

Bompas & Parr name winner of modern mausoleum contest

18-Dec-2014 | By

London-based architect Sebastian Bergne has been announced as the winner of the competition to design a contemporary mausoleum

PRP\'s Chobham Manor housing - second phase [December 2014]

Approval for second phase of Olympic legacy housing

17-Dec-2014 | By

PRP and Make have bagged ‘unanimous approval’ for the 207-home second phase of the new Chobham Manor neighbourhood on London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Studio Weave - Nine Elms

Studio Weave in team working on Thames path at Nine Elms

17-Dec-2014 | By

Churchman Landscape Architects and Studio Weave are to work on the extension of the Thames pathway at Nine Elms

Generic health Goldthorpe NHS health centre

Almost 75% of councils cancel or delay construction projects

17-Dec-2014 | By Lucy Mair

Seventy-three per cent of local authorities have cancelled or postponed planned built environment projects in the past two years, research by Scape Group has revealed

Darling Associates\' College Road Tower

Darling’s £55m Croydon tower set to start on site

17-Dec-2014 | By Jim Dunton

A 37-storey tower in central Croydon designed by AJ100 practice Darling Associates is set to start on-site in next year.

Oldham Coliseum by Mecanoo

Mecanoo submits Oldham Coliseum revamp for planning

17-Dec-2014 | By

Dutch firm Mecanoo, led by Woman Architect of the Year 2014 Francine Houben, is set to submit plans for the revamp of Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Winner: The Complete History of the Universe

Winners revealed in South Kensington Tunnel competition

16-Dec-2014 | By

Three winners have been named winners in the contest to overhaul an historic foot tunnel in South Kensington, London

Waterford Medieval Museum by Waterford City Architects. Image by Philip Lauterbach

European showstoppers line up for Mies van der Rohe prize

16-Dec-2014 | By

Haworth Tompkins’ Stirling Prize-winning Everyman Theatre and Zaha Hadid’s Stirling-shortlisted Aquatics Centre are among 20 UK schemes nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015

JRA - 33 Central - Dec 2014

John Robertson wins City office job

16-Dec-2014 | By

John Robertson Architects (JRA) has been appointed to work on a 21,200m2 office redevelopment in the City of London

Jestico + Whiles\' competition-winning scheme to overhaul the British School Muscat in Oman

Jestico + Whiles bags Muscat school job

16-Dec-2014 | By

Jestico + Whiles has won an international competition to overhaul the British School Muscat in Oman


Islington signals plans for basements crackdown

15-Dec-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Islington council has become the latest planning authority in the capital to float the prospect of restrictions on the booming business of basement construction

Project Meganom\'s competition-winning scheme to regenerate the Moscow River in Russia

UK firms behind winning team in Moscow riverfront contest

15-Dec-2014 | By

Gillespies and John Thompson & Partners are part of a Russian-led team chosen to regenerate 10,400 hectares of riverfront plots and embankments in Moscow


Advent Calendar 2014

Advent Calendar Dec 18

Day 18: AJ advent calendar - guess the building

Can you be the first to guess the hidden building which will be gradually uncovered in the run up to Christmas?

Video: drone footage inside FaulknerBrowns' Number One Riverside Video

8-Dec-2014 | By Tim Clark

FaulknerBrowns has released this footage, filmed by a drone, inside its award-winning £42.5million council offices for Rochdale Council

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PRP\'s Chobham Manor housing - second phase [December 2014]

Approval for second phase of Olympic legacy housing

17-Dec-2014 | By

PRP and Make have bagged ‘unanimous approval’ for the 207-home second phase of the new Chobham Manor neighbourhood on London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Garden Bridge

Westminster gives green-light to Garden Bridge Video

2-Dec-2014 | By

Westminster City Council has followed in Lambeth’s footsteps by giving planning to Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge across the river Thames

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