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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners in talks to make the Cheesegrater its new HQ

19-Sep-2014 | By

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) is in negotiations to relocate its studios into the Cheesegrater – the recently completed London landmark designed by the practice

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Profession reacts to Scottish referendum no vote

19-Sep-2014 | By

‘Disappointment’ and ‘relief’ from architects as Scotland rejects independence

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John McAslan to revise Smithfield proposals

19-Sep-2014 | By

John McAslan is working on revised proposals to overhaul Smithfield Market ‘as a mainly retail offer’ after Eric Pickles threw out the practice’s controversial office-led scheme for the site earlier this year

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ revised plans for the £120 million \'Festival Wing\' overhaul of London\'s 1967 Southbank Centre

Southbank agrees to drop skate-park relocation plans

18-Sep-2014 | By Jim Dunton

The Southbank Centre has agreed to drop controversial proposals to move a renowned skateboarder hangout as part of any future redevelopment plans for the Brutalist arts centre

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Exclusive AJ interview: Hadid & Schumacher

18-Sep-2014 | By Tim Clark

Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher speak candidly about the libel action against the New York critic, why King’s Cross is ‘totally dull’ and why a debate is needed about the working conditions in the Middle East

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Hadid defends libel action against US publication over Qatar article

18-Sep-2014 | By Tim Clark

Zaha Hadid has defended her decision to sue for libel over an article accusing her of showing ‘no concern’ for the deaths of construction workers in Qatar

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TfL urged to look again at plans for its Holden-designed HQ

17-Sep-2014 | By Jim Dunton

London’s transport bosses have been urged to rethink plans to convert a grade I-listed office block in Westminster into flats because of the level of affordable housing on offer

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Browsing the AJ Buildings Library: Julia King on the Downland Gridshell

17-Sep-2014 | By Julia King

Julia King, the AJ’s Emerging Woman Architect of the Year 2014, tells us about Edward Cullinan’s ‘radically simple yet technically perfect’ Downland Gridshell

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David Adjaye: ‘I wouldn’t have had a chance without competitions’

17-Sep-2014 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

David Adjaye has spoken of how architectural competitions were crucial in helping his practice gain prominence as well as landing him bigger commissions.

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Finnish Guggenheim - officially most popular architectural contest ever

17-Sep-2014 | By

The international competition to design the new Guggenheim museum in Helsinki has attracted more entries than any other architectural contest in history

Fire destroys Nottingham University\'s Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry

Uni fire rekindles debate on timber-framed buildings

17-Sep-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Concerns about safety standards for timber-framed buildings have been renewed following a blaze that destroyed a £20m science block by Fairhursts Design Group that was under construction at Nottingham University.

Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners\' Maryah Plaza project in Abu Dhabi

Rogers Stirk Harbour lands first Middle East job

16-Sep-2014 | By

[First look + project data] Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners (RSH+P) has revealed this £478 million mixed-use development in Abu Dhabi – its first ever project in Middle East

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Yes vote 'would jeopardise' £7.8bn of Scottish schemes

16-Sep-2014 | By

More than £7.8 billion of proposed schemes could be canned if Scotland votes to leave the United Kingdom later this week (18 September)

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SAVE demands goverment steps in to rescue Smithfield

15-Sep-2014 | By

SAVE Britain’s Heritage has demanded Eric Pickles begin compulsory purchase of Smithfield Market to save it from ‘deliberate neglect’

Foster + Partners\' proposal for the Gloriana boathouse

Fosters' contentious plans for Queen's rowbarge centre scrapped

15-Sep-2014 | By

Richmond Council has shelved plans by Foster + Partners for a controversial visitor centre to house the barge at the centre of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations

Semi complete Nottingham University timber frame laboratory project

Fire destroys Fairhursts-designed university lab Video

13-Sep-2014 | By , Paul Thompson

A fire has destroyed a nearly completed £20million, timber-framed laboratory building designed by the Fairhursts Design Group at the University of Nottingham

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RMJM bosses face three years in prison over unpaid wages

12-Sep-2014 | By Tim Clark

RMJM directors Peter Morrison and Declan Thompson could face up to three years in prison after Hong Kong’s Labour Department launched proceedings against them

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Scottish architects favour independence in 60–40 split

11-Sep-2014 | By

A week before the referendum, Scottish architects plan to vote yes, as culture secretary Fiona Hyslop calls for an end to the brain-drain to London

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, London School of Economics by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects

More than 150 architects 'on site' for Open House London 2014

19-Sep-2014 | By

Architects from more than 150 practices will be showing the public around their buildings as part of this year’s Open House London (OHL) programme

Field of Towers Chess Set by Zaha Hadid Design

Zaha Hadid launches first homeware collection

19-Sep-2014 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

Zaha Hadid has launched a collection of homeware products including candle holders, plates and a chess set to coincide with London Design Festival

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Bennetts' Chester Odeon proposals given green light

19-Sep-2014 | By

Bennetts Associates’ has won planning permission for a £37million redevelopment of Chester’s Art Deco Odeon cinema

Plot D by Duggan Morris - view from Hammersmith Park (September 2014)

First images of reworked plans for BBC television centre unveiled

19-Sep-2014 | By

New images of the proposed overhaul of the Grade II-listed, 1950s BBC Television Centre in Shepherd’s Bush, west London have been released

Billowing,glowing: a concept for the public space around the Royal Academy designed by Weston Williamson + Partners with (uncommon) landscape and Yinka Shonibare

Reimagining Mayfair: quiz the finalists in Royal Academy contest

18-Sep-2014 | By

The four finalists in the ideas competition to redesign the public realm surrounding London’s Royal Academy of Arts (RA) will present their ideas to a public audience and an expert panel this Friday (19 September)

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ revised plans for the £120 million \'Festival Wing\' overhaul of London\'s 1967 Southbank Centre

Southbank agrees to drop skate-park relocation plans

18-Sep-2014 | By Jim Dunton

The Southbank Centre has agreed to drop controversial proposals to move a renowned skateboarder hangout as part of any future redevelopment plans for the Brutalist arts centre

LDA Design\'s and UHA London\'s vision to redevelop the former Hammer and Sickle factory site in Moscow

Row erupts as LDA nabs MVRDV's Moscow prize

18-Sep-2014 | By

Dutch star MVRDV has reacted angrily after being replaced by British practice LDA on a project to overhaul Moscow’s Hammer and Sickle factory

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Scotland Referendum 2014: reaction as it happens on twitter

18-Sep-2014 | By

What the profession is saying on Twitter about the Scottish independence referendum

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

Latest planning reforms prompt new office-to-resi fears

18-Sep-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Proposed planning reforms will see vital employment space lost through conversion into housing, the government has been warned

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The Wish List: Foster, Rogers and Hadid team up with new designers

18-Sep-2014 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Zaha Hadid are among the architects to have teamed up with emerging designers to create new products for this year’s London Design Festival (LDF)

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Foster + Partners releases new images of Principal Tower

18-Sep-2014 | By Tim Clark

Foster + Partners has unveiled new images of its proposed Principal Tower development in Shoreditch at the project launch

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ShedKM gets go-ahead for £100m Brighton scheme

18-Sep-2014 | By

Brighton Council has approved a £100million project by Shedkm to overhaul the municipal market on Brighton’s Circus Street.

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Hadid defends libel action against US publication over Qatar article

18-Sep-2014 | By Tim Clark

Zaha Hadid has defended her decision to sue for libel over an article accusing her of showing ‘no concern’ for the deaths of construction workers in Qatar

Paul Davis + Partners’ Hong Kong office has been chosen for a 120,000m² masterplan in Ningbo, China

Paul Davis scoops Ningbo masterplanning job

18-Sep-2014 | By

Paul Davis + Partners’ Hong Kong office has been chosen for a 120,000m² masterplan in Ningbo, China

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AHMM’s University of Amsterdam crowned AJ Retrofit of the Year

17-Sep-2014 | By

Adam Richards, Barbara Weiss and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios also triumphed in this year’s AJ Retrofit Awards

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Heatherwick's Bombay Sapphire distillery set to open doors Video

18-Sep-2014 | By

Video: Thomas Heatherwick discusses his recently completed Bombay Sapphire distillery ahead of its public opening next month

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