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Sainsbury\'s Greenwich by Chetwoods Architects

Threatened eco-store makes C20 list of Buildings at Risk

24-Oct-2014 | By

The Stirling Prize-shortlisted eco-supermarket in Greenwich has been named on the Twentieth Century Society’s most threatened list

Serie Architects\' proposed 11-storey tower at Royal Wharf which was approved in October 2014

Howells, mae and Serie celebrate huge East London approval

24-Oct-2014 | By

Newham Council has approved the second phase of the massive Royal Wharf development in east London featuring schemes by Glenn Howells Architects, mae, Serie Architects and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Architects welcome return of Stonehenge tunnel plans

24-Oct-2014 | By

Leading architects have welcomed the news the Government is again considering a road tunnel underneath Stonehenge

Tom Bloxham of Urban Splash

Bloxham: ‘Problems at Oxley Woods must not stop innovation’

23-Oct-2014 | By

Urban Splash director Tom Bloxham has said that problems with the Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners-designed Oxley Woods kit-of-part homes  ‘must not stop innovation’ in the housing industry


Helsinki Guggenheim contest: 100 snapshots of the 1,715 entries

23-Oct-2014 | By

The AJ can reveal 100 of the 1,715 designs submitted for the new Guggenheim museum in Helsinki

Haworth Tompkins picks up the Stirling Prize for the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool

Stirling interview: 'The Everyman Theatre is quite gobby'

23-Oct-2014 | By

Practice founders Graham Haworth and Steve Tompkins talk with Everyman executive director Deborah Aydon, artistic director Gemma Bodinetz and the AJ’s Richard Waite about the Stirling Prize victory

Alton Estate

Architects condemn collapse in social housing

23-Oct-2014 | By Tim Clark

Architects have voiced alarm after new figures revealed the full extent of the ‘devastating’ collapse in social housing provision brought about by the coalition government

Canada Water scheme for Sellar Developments - designed by David Chipperfield Architects and Maccreanor Lavington

Brady demands rethink on ‘unfair’ Canada Water framework

23-Oct-2014 | By

Past RIBA president Angela Brady has called on Notting Hill Housing and Sellar Design to rethink a £15 million Canada Water framework criticised for excluding small practices

Wright & Wright\'s Geffrye Museum proposals

Wright & Wright reveals new plans for Geffrye Museum revamp

21-Oct-2014 | By

New images have been revealed of Wright & Wright’s £15 million proposals for the Geffrye Museum in Hackney, East London

Former Fosters' chief given £2.2million pay-off

21-Oct-2014 | By

Foster + Partners handed its ex-chief executive Mouzhan Majidi a £2.2 million pay-off following his departure from the AJ100 top-ranked practice earlier this year.

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Public inquiry launches into Simpson's 'stunted black glass stub'

21-Oct-2014 | By

A public inquiry begins later today (21 October) into the future of a controversial, half-built glass and metal walkway by Ian Simpson Architects behind Manchester town hall

Lima airport Peru

Grimshaw lands $950m Lima airport expansion

21-Oct-2014 | By

Grimshaw has been appointed to work on the massive expansion of Peru’s main international airport in Lima

Somers Town in Camden, London. Image by Stephen McKay

Adam Khan, DSDHA and Duggan Morris scoop £40m Somers Town overhaul

20-Oct-2014 | By

Adam Khan, Duggan Morris and DSDHA are among a raft of teams chosen for the £40 million overhaul of Somers Town near St Pancras, London

Ellis Miller Winter House

Ellis Miller to refurb grade II*-listed John Winter house

20-Oct-2014 | By

Ellis Miller Architects has been appointed to refurbish and upgrade a Grade II*-listed modernist house by John Winter in Highgate, north London


Fosters' turnover and profits back in growth

17-Oct-2014 | By

The AJ100’s leading practice Foster + Partners has seen both its turnover and profits return to growth

Foster + Partners\' and Gehry\'s Electric Boulevarde at Battersea

Gehry and Foster’s Battersea 'high street' approved

17-Oct-2014 | By

Frank Gehry and Norman Foster’s new ‘high street’ at Battersea Power Station has won planning


Haworth Tompkins’ ‘theatre for the people’ wins 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize

16-Oct-2014 | By

Haworth Tompkins’ ‘daring and bold’ Everyman Theatre in Liverpool has won the this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize

Stormy Castle, Wales by Loyn & Co Architects

Loyn & Co’s 'brave' Stormy Castle bags 2014 Manser Medal

16-Oct-2014 | By

Loyn & Co’s ‘brave and contemporary’ house on the Gower Peninsula has been named ‘Britain’s best new home’

Frank Gehry gives Spanish reporter the middle finger

Gehry gives middle finger to reporter Video

24-Oct-2014 | By

Frank Gehry has given a Spanish reporter the middle finger salute at a press conference after being asked if his own architecture was just about spectacle.

vHH Oundle School

vHH wins planning for school extension

24-Oct-2014 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] van Heyningen and Haward Architects has won planning for this new mathematics, science and technology building at Oundle School in Northamptonshire

Maya Lin

Maya Lin wins $300,000 arts prize

24-Oct-2014 | By

American architect and artist Maya Lin has won the $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize

Hawkins Brown Bartlett Hampstead Road

Bartlett opens temporary studio space

24-Oct-2014 | By

[FIRST LOOK] Hawkins\Brown’s temporary studio space for the Bartlett School of Architecture has opened its doors

Forest Hill house

Architect: Dramatic house extension ‘owes existence’ to planning reforms

24-Oct-2014 | By Jim Dunton

The coalition government’s planning reforms have opened up new opportunities for innovation, according to one London-based architect


US architect creates 'Back to the Future'-style hoverboard

24-Oct-2014 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

A California-based architect who spent the last 20 years trying to develop ‘levitating’ buildings, has created a ‘Back to the Future’-style hoverboard instead

Our Lady Help of Christians church, Tile Cross, Birmingham, by Richard Gilbert Scott, 1966. Image: Gavin Stamp.

C20 Society selects a building for every year to mark centenary

24-Oct-2014 | By Catherine Croft

The Twentieth Century Society has compiled a list of 100 buildings – one for each of the past 100 years – to create a timeline that combines familiar classics with obscure gems, writes Catherine Croft

Mark Preston Grosvenor

Mark Preston: 'the industry is in an enlightened period'


Grosvenor group chief executive Mark Preston says despite challenges, today’s developers have a better understanding of placemaking

Everyman Theatre by Haworth Tompkins

Economist claims architecture industry suffering 'rapid structural change’

23-Oct-2014 | By

The Economist has claimed that the architectural industry is suffering from ‘shrinking demand and rapid structural change’

Kathryn Findlay

Friends recall Kathryn Findlay

23-Oct-2014 | By

Friends and colleagues of architect Kathryn Findlay celebrated her life and work at an event at the Architectural Association last week

Levitt Bernstein Granada Studios

Levitt Bernstein to convert Tubbs' Granada Studios

23-Oct-2014 | By

Levitt Bernstein has been appointed to convert Manchester’s 1950s Granada Studios into a hotel

Glenn Howells

Glenn Howells wins planning for 'Third Age' housing towers

23-Oct-2014 | By

Glenn Howells Architects has won planning approval for this five-tower scheme, housing 240 retirement homes, in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham


Public sector pipeline increases architects' confidence

23-Oct-2014 | By Tim Clark

Increased optimism in the public sector has helped push architects’ confidence in future workloads higher in August new figures have revealed.

Canada Water scheme for Sellar Developments - designed by David Chipperfield Architects and Maccreanor Lavington

Brady demands rethink on ‘unfair’ Canada Water framework

23-Oct-2014 | By

Past RIBA president Angela Brady has called on Notting Hill Housing and Sellar Design to rethink a £15 million Canada Water framework criticised for excluding small practices

Rem Koolhaas’ CCTV Headquarters in Beijing

Chinese President demands end to 'weird architecture'

22-Oct-2014 | By

The Chinese president Xi Jinping has condemned his nation’s fascination with ‘weird architecture’


LSE by O’Donnell + Tuomey Video

9-Oct-2014 | By

Stirling Prize video: The AJ and the Concrete Centre present a video study of O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects’ Stirling Prize-shortlisted Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

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What makes a sustainable city? Find out at AJ Footprint Live

21-Oct-2014 | By

Book your tickets for AJ Footprint Live to hear from green leaders including Green Party leader Natalie Bennett and architects James Timberlake, Greg Penoyre, and Monica von Schmalensee

Garden Bridge

Garden Bridge attempts to appease concerns with updated imagery

15-Oct-2014 | By

The backers of the Thomas Heatherwick-designed Garden Bridge across the Thames have revealed updated visuals of the proposed link to allay fears it could block protected views

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