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The Orbit slide

Kapoor's Orbit to be turned into £1m wonder-slide

29-Jul-2015 | By Tim Clark

Artist Anish Kapoor’s ArcelorMittal Orbit - the opinion-splitting observation tower on the London 2012 park - is to be converted into the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide

Marks Barfield\'s i360 observation pod opposite West Pier

Wind turbine for top of Marks Barfield’s i360 scrapped

29-Jul-2015 | By

A proposed wind turbine on top of Marks Barfield’s £40 million i360 tower in Brighton looks set to be dtiched

Threatened: Paolozzi murals at Tottenham Court Road

Demolished Paolozzi Tube mosaics to be rebuilt in Edinburgh

28-Jul-2015 | By Colin Marrs

The University of Edinburgh is in talks about rebuilding the famous Eduardo Paolozzi murals - demolished as part of the redevelopment of Tottenham Court Road tube station - on its estate in Scotland

Zaha Hadid Architects\' reworked designs for the Tokyo National Stadium

Zaha says her warnings over Tokyo stadium costs were 'not heeded' Video

28-Jul-2015 | By

Zaha Hadid has robustly defended her practice’s role in the scrapped £1.3 billion Tokyo Olympic stadium, saying her warnings over the ballooning costs were ignored

Walkie Talkie\'s Sky Garden

More woes for Walkie Talkie - Sky Garden not built to plans

28-Jul-2015 | By Colin Marrs

The owners of London’s Walkie Talkie have been asked to reconfigure the controversial tower’s Sky Garden after complaints the built scheme didn’t match consented plans

Wilkinson Eyre\'s Prussian Blue tower at 150 Leadenhall

Wilkinson Eyre's 40-storey City tower scheme set for go-ahead

27-Jul-2015 | By Colin Marrs

A group of three linked office blocks of up to 40 storeys designed by Wilkinson Eyre is set to be approved by the City of London later this week

Michael Wilford

Wilford: 'Claims Stirling was unhappy with Poultry are wrong'

27-Jul-2015 | By

Michael Wilford has hit back at claims that designs for No.1 Poultry were incomplete and that James Stirling was unhappy with parts of the plans at the time of his death

Rory Olcayto

AJ editor joins Stirling Prize jury

27-Jul-2015 | By

AJ editor Rory Olcayto has been named as a judge for this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize

Bartlett Summer show 2015

Student shows 2015 - the reviews

24-Jul-2015 | By

Read reviews of every end of year show at each of the UK’s RIBA-accredited schools of architecture

Green Deal

Government axes Green Deal 'to protect taxpayers'

23-Jul-2015 | By Gavriel Hollander

The government has axed the Green Deal amid concerns about low take-up and ‘industry standards’

Student graph AJ July 2015 trim

Revealed: The AJ student survey results 2015

23-Jul-2015 | By

Debt among architecture students is eye-watering and set to rise - and many question whether the education they are paying for is worth the cost

Architecture Students

Mack forced to turn away 'too many' Scottish students

23-Jul-2015 | By Tim Clark

Scottish universities are turning away an unacceptable number of homegrown architecture students because of government caps limiting the number of places on offer, the head of the Mack has warned

Blossom Street/North Folgate scheme for British Land by AHMM et al - rejected July 2015

Campaigners halt British Land's Norton Folgate plans

22-Jul-2015 | By

Controversial plans by AHMM, Duggan Morris, DSDHA and Stanton Williams to overhaul the historic Norton Folgate area in east London have been thrown out by councillors

HS2 chairman David Higgins

HS2 chairman's 'depressing' view of design slammed

22-Jul-2015 | By

Malcolm Reading and Deborah Saunt have attacked David Higgins’ comments on £40billion rail link

The Mackintosh Building before the fire. Image by Finlay McWalter

Mack bosses mull return of architecture students

21-Jul-2015 | By Jim Dunton

Architecture students could get greater access to Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building when work to restore the damage from last year’s devastating fire is complete


Architects' confidence hits ‘record’ level

20-Jul-2015 | By Jim Dunton

Architects taking part in the RIBA’s monthly barometer of industry confidence have reported the highest level of positivity about workloads in the survey’s six-year history

Shigeru Ban

Shigeru Ban to make UK debut with timber scheme

20-Jul-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has been appointed to design an office and residential scheme on an ‘eyesore’ site next to London’s City Hall - his first project in the UK

Julie Humphryes

Humphryes: ‘Gender stereotyping is endemic in architecture’

18-Jul-2015 | By

Architect Julie Humphryes, who recently won a £250,000 payout after a court ruled she had been the target of sexist bullying, talks exclusively to the AJ about her experience

RSHP International Spy Museum

RSHP reveals latest designs for International Spy Museum

29-Jul-2015 | By

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) has revealed its latest designs for a new home for the International Spy Museum in Washington

Kevin McCloud’s HAB Housing won planning for a five-home development in Oxford designed by John Pardey Architects in March 2015

Permissions for new homes back to 2008 levels

29-Jul-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Planning permission for new homes in England has passed the 200,000 mark in the past year – the first time since early 2008

Jonathan Connerney - RIBA AHR Stephen Williams scholarship winner

Belfast student picks up RIBA AHR scholarship

29-Jul-2015 | By

Jonathan Connerney, a student at Queen’s University in Belfast has picked up the 2015 RIBA AHR Stephen Williams Scholarship

Sheppard Robson Interserve

Sheppard Robson reveals new Birmingham office for Interserve

29-Jul-2015 | By

Sheppard Robson has unveiled designs for a new 12,000m2 office building for construction firm Interserve

Lisa Raynes

Revealed: RIBA Council election results

28-Jul-2015 | By

The RIBA has revealed the results of this year’s council elections

Sam Jacob Milton Keynes

Sam Jacob wins planning for menhir in Milton Keynes

28-Jul-2015 | By

Former FAT director Sam Jacob has won the go-ahead to install a 1:1 replica of a standing stone at the top of Milton Keynes’ Midsummer Boulevard

Hoare Lea - Joanne Preston

AJ/Hoare Lea Bursary winner revealed

28-Jul-2015 | By

Bartlett student Joanne Preston has picked up the inaugural Hoare Lea Part 2 student bursary

Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle bridge contest attracts big numbers

28-Jul-2015 | By

The two-stage contest to design a £4 million bridge at Tintagel Castle in north Cornwall has received 137 submissions from 27 countries

Reinhold Messner’s 6th and last MMM-Museum designed by Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid's mountain-top museum opens

27-Jul-2015 | By

A new museum designed by Zaha Hadid for famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner has opened on the top of the Kronplatz peak, in the South Tyrol, Italy

Snohetta cable car

Snøhetta wins contest for Italian cable car

27-Jul-2015 | By

Norwegian firm Snøhetta has won a competition to design a new cable car in Bolzano, Italy


Enter the AJ/Curtins Inspiring Graduate Prize


The AJ and Curtins has launched a new prize for architecture graduates

RCKa Arklow Road Pocket Homes

RCKa wins planning for Lewisham Pocket homes conversion

27-Jul-2015 | By

RCKa has won planning for an affordable housing scheme for micro-housing specialist Pocket Living

OMA Brighton College

OMA reveals Brighton College scheme

27-Jul-2015 | By

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has revealed designs for a new sports and science building at Brighton College

Roz Barr Architects\' runner-up scheme for Porsgrunn Church in Norway

So close again for Barr in latest Norwegian church contest

27-Jul-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Roz Barr Architects has been beaten in a competition to design a Norweigan church – losing out to the same practice in a similar competition in 2012

Autonomouscar 1956

Government pledges £20m to driverless car studies

27-Jul-2015 | By Colin Marrs

The government has launched a £20 million fund aimed at putting the UK at the forefront of the driverless vehicle market


Notre Dame college Liverpool

Video: Sheppard Robson on its super-flexible, low-cost Notre Dame college Video

23-Jul-2015 | By Michaila Hancock

Sheppard Robson explain their innovative design for the 950-pupil Notre Dame Catholic College in Everton, Liverpool

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Green Deal

Government axes Green Deal 'to protect taxpayers'

23-Jul-2015 | By Gavriel Hollander

The government has axed the Green Deal amid concerns about low take-up and ‘industry standards’

Jonathan Porritt

Porritt: 'architects are failing to tackle climate change'

2-Jul-2015 | By

Architects are failing to live up to their professional responsibility to tackle climate change, leading environmentalist Jonathan Porritt has said

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