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Pickles: 'I want low-rise overhaul of London's inner-city estates'

24-Apr-2014 | By

Communities secretary Eric Pickles has said he wants to pull down London’s inner city housing estates and replace them with high-density, low-rise homes


Hodder: lower wages for female architects 'deplorable'

22-Apr-2014 | By

RIBA president Stephen Hodder has slammed practices which pay female architects less than men, after figures revealed women in architecture were earning 25 per cent less than their male counterparts


Women architects paid a quarter less than men

22-Apr-2014 | By

Women architects earn 25 per cent less than their male counterparts, new figures have revealed

The changing London skyline

Skyline campaign set to be debated at City Hall

18-Apr-2014 | By Max Thompson

The London Assembly’s planning committee has agreed to debate the concerns over high-rise building raised in the AJ/Observer Skyline campaign

Milan Expo 2015: Team 1

Milan Expo UK pavilion designs revealed

17-Apr-2014 | By

The AJ can reveal the images of the eight shortlisted designs for the UK pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo

Daniel Libeskind

Libeskind and AIA join RIBA Israel row

17-Apr-2014 | By Max Thompson

Daniel Libeskind has accused RIBA of being ‘short-sighted’ over its motion to suspend Israeli architects from the International Architects Union (UIA)

Jean Nouvel

Nouvel: 'Strategy required for tall buildings'

15-Apr-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

French architect Jean Nouvel has spoken about the need for a strategy when approving tall buildings

The Geffrye Museum

Wright & Wright wins Geffrye Museum job

15-Apr-2014 | By

Wright & Wright has been chosen to replace David Chipperfield Architects on the controversial Geffrye Museum revamp job in Hackney, east London

Winner: David Chipperfield Architects\' \'Nobelhuset\' contest entry for Stockholm’s new Nobel Centre

Heritage row erupts over Chipperfield’s Nobel Centre Video

15-Apr-2014 | By

Heritage campaigners have branded David Chipperfield Architects’ Nobel Centre proposal in Stockholm a ‘monument to themselves, at our expense’

Revised images of Stephen Holl\'s Maggie\'s Centre at St Bartholomew\'s Hospital

Hopkins tables rival to Steven Holl's Maggie's Centre

14-Apr-2014 | By

A group of campaigners fighting to save a historic part of St Bart’s Hospital in London has tabled plans by Hopkins in the hope of scuppering Stephen Holl’s existing proposal for a new Maggie’s Centre on the site

The Red Road towers in North Glasgow. Image © John Young

Red Road flats demolition 'spectacle' scrapped

13-Apr-2014 | By

Controversial plans to flatten the remaining Red Road tower blocks as part of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony have been scrapped


Shortlisted practices for the AJ100 2014 awards named

12-Apr-2014 | By Ann-Marie Corvin

The finalists for this year’s AJ100 awards have been announced

City Planning Officer Peter Rees

London skyline ‘trashed’ by wave  of speculative towers, says Rees

11-Apr-2014 | By ,

London is being ‘trashed’ by a multitude of inferior towers which are disfiguring its skyline, the driving force behind the Square Mile’s high-rise development has said

Keppie\'s proposed sports village in Medini, Malaysia

Keppie reveals £40m Malaysian sports village

24-Apr-2014 | By

[First look + plans + project data] AJ100 practice Keppie has unveiled plans for a 13,000m² sports complex in Medini, Malaysia

Heydar Aliyev Centre, Baku by Zaha Hadid Architectsd

Hadid triumphs in Design of the Year Awards

23-Apr-2014 | By

Zaha Hadid Architects’ Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku has been crowned the winner of the architectural category for the Design Museum’s 2014 Design of the Year Award

Richard Wilson and Slipstream

First look inside Luis Vidal's new Heathrow T2

23-Apr-2014 | By Max Thompson

The unveiling of a huge new sculpture by artist Richard Wilson has allowed the first glimpses of Luis Vidal + Architects’ Terminal 2 building at Heathrow Airport

Phase 3: Stitch Studio proposed South Acton redevelopment, west London - courtyard

Third phase of huge South Acton regen wins planning

23-Apr-2014 | By

Maccreanor Lavington and Stitch Studio has scooped planning for the third phase of the huge, 2,600-home regeneration of South Acton

Fosters South Quay

Foster submits Isle of Dogs super-tall tower

23-Apr-2014 | By

Foster + Partners has submitted plans for a super-tall tower as part of the redevelopment of South Quay Plaza on London’s Isle of Dogs


Green shoots spread: Architects workloads up across the regions

23-Apr-2014 | By

Scotland and the North of England are predicting the strongest growth in architects’ workloads

The new Birmingham Conservatoire will be built next to Grimshaw\'s Millenium Point in the city\'s Eastside regeneration district

Fielden Clegg Bradley scoops Birmingham Conservatoire contest

23-Apr-2014 | By

Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) has seen off BDP and Ian Simpson Architects to land the competition to design a new £40 million home for the Birmingham Conservatoire

House sales

Triple boost for housing market

23-Apr-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

A slew of housing reports have shown that prices, lending and sales volumes are all on the up

Heatherwick Studio\'s Al Fayah Park project in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Heatherwick reveals plans for sunken oasis below Abu Dhabi desert

23-Apr-2014 | By

[FIRST LOOK] Thomas Heatherwick has revealed his latest plans for a 125,000m² park in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Maccreanor Lavington\'s key worker housing

Maccreanor Lavington and Witherford Watson Mann win planning for Cambridge homes

22-Apr-2014 | By

Stirling Prize winners Witherford Watson Mann and Maccreanor Lavington have scooped planning for housing within the huge £1 billion North West Cambridge masterplan

Niall McLaughlin with Kim Wilkie: winner in the Natural History Museum grounds contest (February 2014)

Niall McLaughlin wins Natural History Museum contest

22-Apr-2014 | By

Niall McLaughlin Architects has won the high-profile competition to ‘re-imagine’ the grounds around London’s Natural History Museum

William Matthews

New practices: William Matthews Associates

22-Apr-2014 | By

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

The Swansea Docks regeneration project. Image by Nigel Davies

Masterplanner sought for jumbo Wales University campus overhaul

22-Apr-2014 | By

The University of Wales, Trinity St David is on the hunt for a masterplanner for a major overhaul of its property portfolio


Architect & client: Maggie’s by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners


Client, Charles Jencks and architect, Ivan Harbour discuss Maggie’s West London, designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

The Olympics headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. Image by Rama

Brits lose out to 3XN in Olympic HQ race

22-Apr-2014 | By

Denmark’s 3XN has defeated a raft of high-profile practices in the international contest to redevelop the Olympics headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland

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

Green Sky Thinking launch 2014

Open City’s Green Sky Thinking week launches

23-Apr-2014 | By

Open City’s Green Sky Thinking, a London-wide programme of more than 50 seminars on sustainable design, launched today (23 April) at City Hall

ODonnell Tuomey LSE

Book your place now: Delivering green design

23-Apr-2014 | By

Sarah Wigglesworth, Sheppard Robson’s Alan Shingler, and Yeoryia Manolopoulou of AY Architects will debate what it takes to deliver a sustainable building as part of the AJ’s Green Sky Thinking event

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