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Herzog & de Meuron high-rise approved as part of Canary Wharf extension

22-Jul-2014 | By

A huge new development in Canary Wharf, which includes a huge residential tower by Herzog & de Meuron, has won outline permission from Tower Hamlets

Boris Johnson

London Assembly seeks homes boost from small firms

22-Jul-2014 | By Jim Dunton

London Mayor Boris Johnson has been urged to parcel up more of the capital’s surplus public land into smaller-sized plots to boost housebuilding by smaller developers

The Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, Wales

AOC wins Chapter Arts Centre expansion

22-Jul-2014 | By

AOC has triumphed in the competition to enlarge Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre

Lomdon 2012 Olympic Park

International contest announced for new east London ‘Olympicopolis’

21-Jul-2014 | By

A major international design competition is to be launched for a ‘landmark’ cultural and educational campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London


Skyline: AJ delivers five key recommendations to Boris Johnson

18-Jul-2014 | By

The AJ this week submitted five detailed recommendations to London mayor Boris Johnson as the Skyline campaign moved into a new phase

Skyline proposed

Skyline: five demands for London


Three months after the launch of our Skyline campaign, we examine its impact and set out five recommendations for Boris Johnson

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

Victory for Holl as Barts Maggie’s Centre approved

17-Jul-2014 | By

Steven Holl’s controversial Maggie’s Centre at London’s St Bartholomew’s Hospital has been narrowly approved

Alison Brooks’ Newhall Be

Brooks: house builders ignoring lessons of award-winning schemes

17-Jul-2014 | By

Builders still struggle to ‘combine density, adaptability, and generosity’, says Stirling Prize-winning Alison Brooks

More Homes Better Homes Live

Mayor of London throws weight behind wave of new council housing

17-Jul-2014 | By

The Deputy Mayor has spoken of a push for new London council housing, with authorities encouraged to build their own development programmes

Joseph Rykwert

Stirling Prize shortlist: the critics react


Four of the UK’s top architecture critics give their views on this year’s Stirling Prize shortlist

Steven Holl. Image by Mark Heitoff

Steven Holl wins Praemium Imperiale

16-Jul-2014 | By

Steven Holl has won the prestigious Praemium Imperiale award for architecture - an accolade worth £86,000

Hawkins\Brown – Romance of the skies

Architects reveal proposals for Heathrow new town

16-Jul-2014 | By

The designs by a trio of architects for a new town on the site of Heathrow Airport have been released

Witherford Watson Mann

Judges announced for 2014 Stirling Prize

16-Jul-2014 | By

Cindy Walters, the AJ’s Woman Architect of the Year in 2012, has been named among the judges for this year’s Stirling Prize

Architects welcome Gove's departure

16-Jul-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Architects have applauded Michael Gove’s removal from the post of education secretary in David Cameron’s ministerial reshuffle

Gove out: controversial minister loses Department for Education brief

15-Jul-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Michael Gove has been moved from his role as education secretary in David Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle

Greg Barker DECC Green Deal

Green Deal minister out as Cameron starts reshuffle Video

15-Jul-2014 | By Tom Fitzpatrick

Energy minister Greg Barker, who has led the Green Deal for the government, is among the government ministers to exit their roles in prime minister David Cameron’s reshuffle

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

Protesters still unhappy with Zaha’s Tokyo Stadium

15-Jul-2014 | By

Objectors to Zaha Hadid Architects’ (ZHA) plans for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium are still unhappy with the practice’s proposals, despite a number of changes to the designs


City chief slams Pickles over 'ridiculous' Smithfield decision


A City of London chief has blasted Eric Pickles for his decision to throw out the John McAslan-designed plans to redevelop Smithfield Market

Leigh Dimelow

TP Bennett opens Manchester office

22-Jul-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Architecture and design practice TP Bennett has opened a regional office in Manchester to target business-growth in the north

Jerusalem, Israel. Image by Acroll

Growing pressure on RIBA over 'dismissed' Israel motion

22-Jul-2014 | By

The RIBA is facing renewed pressure ‘to resurrect’ its motion against the Israeli Association of United Architects amid escalating tension in the region

Peter Barber Architects\' Kiln Place

Peter Barber reveals plans for Gospel Oak housing scheme

22-Jul-2014 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Peter Barber Architects has revealed plans for a mixed-tenure housing scheme in Gospel Oak, north London

Shell centre

Campaigner launches Shell Centre legal challenge

22-Jul-2014 | By

An opponent of the Squire and Partners’ £1.3billion Shell Centre redevelopment has launched a high court claim against the decision to give the project the green-light


Mont Saint-Michel causeway opens to pedestrians

22-Jul-2014 | By

Dietmar Feichtinger Architects has completed this 760m-long link connecting the historic Mont Saint-Michel to the French mainland opened to the public today (22.July)

AStudio\'s Spotlight Youth Centre

Astudio's £7million East London youth space opens

22-Jul-2014 | By

Astudio has completed this £7million youth space in Poplar, East London

Haworth Tompkins\' Chichester Theatre revamp

Haworth Tompkins completes Chichester Theatre revamp

22-Jul-2014 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Haworth Tompkins has completed the £13million restoration of the Brutalist grade II-listed Chichester Festival Theatre

Maggie\'s Culture Crawl

Starchitect-designed buildings to open for Maggie’s Culture Crawl

21-Jul-2014 | By

Buildings by Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Zaha Hadid are all set to open their doors as part of Maggie’s annual Culture Crawl

Dan Safarik

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat: ‘There's a lack of metro-wide guideline consistency’


Daniel Safarik, from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, explains why the London skyline is similar to New York’s and the lessons from Singapore

Hilary Benn

Hilary Benn: ‘We want more housebuilders coming into the market’

21-Jul-2014 | By Tim Clark

Shadow communities and local government secretary Hilary Benn MP on the role of architects in housebuilding and on protecting the green belt

Marks Barfield\'s competition-winning primary school scheme in Cambridge

Marks Barfield’s contest-winning school lands planning

21-Jul-2014 | By

[First look] Marks Barfield has won planning permission for this primary school scheme in Cambridge

Ollier Smurthwaite\'s 167-home Churchgate in Manchester

Ollier Smurthwaite to lodge Churchgate Manchester plans

21-Jul-2014 | By Jim Dunton

The first phase of Ollier Smurthwaite Architects’ housing-led Churchgate scheme is set to be submitted to Manchester City Council for planning permission

Studio Myerscough Agape

In pictures: Supergroup London completes Southbank installation

21-Jul-2014 | By

Supergroup London has completed this colourful pop-up installation on the Southbank as part of the Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love

Hopkins Brighton College

Hopkins reveals images of Brighton College scheme

21-Jul-2014 | By

Hopkins Architects has revealed designs for a new building at Brighton College, becoming the latest in a team of high profile architects to work at the private school

Boris Johnson

Capital’s high streets ‘could host 155,000 new homes’

21-Jul-2014 | By Jim Dunton

London’s high streets are capable of delivering tens of thousands of new homes over the next decade, according to data in a report co-authored by architect Maccreanor Lavington.



TDO unveils Peckham car park pavilion Video

14-Jul-2014 | By

TDO Architecture has completed a temporary pavilion at Frank’s Cafe on the rooftop of a car park in Peckham, London

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Archivate reveals plans for pop-up installation

17-Jul-2014 | By

Archivate – a collective of architectural designers, musicians and film-makers – has revealed plans for a pop-up installation in west London made from recycled newspapers

Greg Barker DECC Green Deal

Green Deal minister out as Cameron starts reshuffle Video

15-Jul-2014 | By Tom Fitzpatrick

Energy minister Greg Barker, who has led the Green Deal for the government, is among the government ministers to exit their roles in prime minister David Cameron’s reshuffle