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Bicester Garden City by Farrells

Row hits 'templated' first-time buyer homes drive

3-Mar-2015 | By Keith Cooper

The prime minister’s pre-election pledge to fast-track 100,000 first-time buyer homes with the use of ‘exemplar’ designs has revealed deep divisions among its architectural advisers

Grimshaw Western News HQ

Nicholas Grimshaw backs ‘Ship’ listing bid

2-Mar-2015 | By

Architect Nicholas Grimshaw has said he will ‘wholeheartedly’ back any campaign to list the practice’s award-winning Western Morning News HQ and printworks in Plymouth

East Wick and Sweetwater - 1,500 home scheme on the Olympic Park

First look at Studio Egret West's 1,500-home Olympic Park plans

2-Mar-2015 | By

The first images have been released of the proposed new 1,500 home East Wick and Sweetwater neighbourhood on London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Hamilton\'s Glasgow Hotel proposals on George Sqaure

'Crude' Glasgow hotel plans attacked

2-Mar-2015 | By Keith Cooper

Plans for a huge extension above an historic hotel in Glasgow’s main civic space have alarmed some of the city’s leading architects, with one branding the proposals a ‘crass piece of urban thuggery’

Charleston South Exterior - proposed new Google HQ at Mountain View by Heatherwick and BIG

Revealed: Heatherwick and BIG's proposed new Google HQ Video

27-Feb-2015 | By

The first images of Thomas Heatherwick and BIG’s proposed new headquarters for Google in California have been released

Teresa Borsuk picking up her award after being crowned Women Architect of the Year 2015

Teresa Borsuk crowned Woman Architect of the Year 2015

27-Feb-2015 | By

Pollard Thomas Edward partner Teresa Borsuk has won this year’s Woman Architect of the Year Award

Tatiana von Preussen of vPPR picking up the Emerging Women Architect of the Year award

vPPR trio named Emerging Woman Architect of the Year 2015

27-Feb-2015 | By

The co-founders of blossoming London-based practice vPPR have picked up the 2015 Emerging Woman Architect of the Year Award

Jane Priestman

Jane Priestman: 'I could deliver HS2 with my eyes shut'

27-Feb-2015 | By

The winner of the inaugural Ada Louise Huxtable Prize tells Laura Mark how she found Norman Foster a job on Stansted Airport and got Nicholas Grimshaw for Waterloo Station’s international terminal


Scrapped: Crystal Palace rebuild proposals ditched

26-Feb-2015 | By

Bromley Council has confirmed it has ripped up its deal with Chinese developer ZhongRong Group for the proposed redevelopment of Crystal Palace

Grimshaw Western News HQ

C20 Society in last ditch listing bid to save Grimshaw’s Ship

26-Feb-2015 | By

The Twentieth Century (C20) Society warns demolishing Grimshaw’s award-winning The Ship in Plymouth would be a ‘significant loss to the region’


International competition launched for Preston bus station

25-Feb-2015 | By

The RIBA’s competition office has begun an international search for a team to create a new youth centre in Preston’s grade II-listed Brutalist bus station


Doubts cast over Nine Elms bridge contest as Westminster objects

25-Feb-2015 | By

Westminster councillors have said they don’t want a new bridge between Nine Elms and Pimlico, just hours after all 74 entries in the high-profile design contest were revealed

Brent Cross Cricklewood South

Argent team named preferred bidder on Brent Cross Cricklewood South

25-Feb-2015 | By

Argent, working with Allies & Morrison, Liftschutz Davison Sandilands and Glenn Howell Architects, has been chosen to deliver the 7,500-home Brent Cross Cricklewood South scheme for Barnet Council

Grimshaw Western News HQ

Grimshaw’s Plymouth ‘Ship’ threatened with demolition

25-Feb-2015 | By

Grimshaw’s award-winning Western Morning News headquarters and printworks in Plymouth is threatened with demolition

Cardiff University. Image by Stan Zurek

Cardiff to restart student union contest

24-Feb-2015 | By

Cardiff University is to re-launch its design contest for a new £80 million student union amid criticism of its procurement process

Ken Shuttleworth talking at CIBSE event

Shuttleworth attacks 'arrogant' and 'egotistical' architects

24-Feb-2015 | By ,

A controversial speech given by Ken Shuttleworth to an audience of engineers has been criticised by FCBS boss Keith Bradley

Royal High School - Interior Debating Chamber View [Gareth Hoskins Architects]

Edinburgh's World Heritage status 'threatened' by Hoskins' scheme

24-Feb-2015 | By

Gareth Hoskins Architects plans to convert an empty Edinburgh landmark into a hotel have come under fire from Unesco

Winner: Carols Nahuel Recabarren, Martinez Catalan, Manuelk Alberto and Franco Morero - UNESON Bamiyan winner

Protest over Unesco Buddha contest decision Video

23-Feb-2015 | By

A petition has been launched against Unesco’s ‘unfair and unprofessional’ choice of winner in the competition for a new cultural centre in Bamiyan, Afghanistan


Brindley leaves RIBA in 'member focused' shake-up

3-Mar-2015 | By

RIBA director Richard Brindley is set to leave the institute as part of a shake-up to renew its focus on members

Richard Murphy

Richard Murphy reveals £110m Glasgow mixed-use scheme

3-Mar-2015 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] Richard Murphy Architects has submitted plans this £110 million mixed-use scheme in Glasgow

Mecanoo Delft station

Mecanoo’s Delft train station opens Video

3-Mar-2015 | By

[FIRST LOOK] Mecanoo’s new train station in Delft has opened to the public

Niall Jacobson Architect\'s proposal for Milber, Newton Abbot, Devon

Niall Jacobson submits plans for live-work scheme in rural Devon

2-Mar-2015 | By

Dorset-based Niall Jacobson Architect has revealed plans for this 2,500m² live-work scheme on the site of an abattoir in the Devon countryside

Video: Women in Architecture Luncheon 2015 Video

2-Mar-2015 | By

Guests at the annual AJ Women in Architecture Luncheon tell us why the event is one of the most important for women in the profession

WIA 2015

In pictures: AJ Women in Architecture Luncheon 2015

2-Mar-2015 | By

More than 250 architects, engineers, developers and clients gathered at Claridge’s on Friday (27 February) to celebrate the winners of this year’s Women in Architecture Awards

The Bauhaus Dessau. Image by Dr Volkmar Rudolf Tilman2007

Second Bauhaus Museum contest launches

2-Mar-2015 | By

An international competition for a new Bauhaus Museum in Dessau has been launched – three years after a previous competition for a separate museum in Weimar concluded

Video: Why we gave the Woman Architect of the Year Award to Teresa Borsuk Video

27-Feb-2015 | By

Moira Gemmill, Peter Rees, Daisy Froud and Christine Murray on why the Women in Architecture jury awarded Teresa Borsuk the 2015 Woman Architect of the Year Award

Video: Why we gave the Emerging Woman Architect of the Year Award to vPPR Video

27-Feb-2015 | By

Women in Architecture jury members Eva Jiricna, John McAslan, Martha Thorne and Anna Keay on why they gave the 2015 Emerging Woman Architect of the Year Award to the co-founders of vPPR

Video: Why we gave Jane Priestman the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize Video

27-Feb-2015 | By

In this video the AJ Women in Architecture judges discuss why Jane Priestman was recognised with the inaugural Ada Louise Huxtable Prize

Shell Centre scheme - June 2014

Shell Centre legal challenge thrown out

27-Feb-2015 | By Keith Cooper

The redevelopment of the landmark Shell Centre on the London’s South Bank has cleared a major hurdle after the High Court dismissed a legal challenge which had delayed the controversial project.

Initial concept of a tree house for spa retreat

New practice: Holt Architecture

27-Feb-2015 | By

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


31/44 wins planning for £400k infill house

26-Feb-2015 | By

London-based 31/44 Architects has won planning for this new-build, infill house in south east London

Video: BIG tests smoke ring blower for €470 million waste-to-energy ski slope Video

26-Feb-2015 | By

This new video reveals how a new system will blow out ‘reminder’ smoke rings from BIG’s €470 million waste-to-energy ski slope in Copenhagen


RIBA report: Practices struggling to find experienced staff

26-Feb-2015 | By

Practices are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit experienced staff, according to the latest RIBA Future Trends survey


Video: Why we gave the Jane Drew Prize to Grafton Architects Video

2-Mar-2015 | By

Women in Architecture jury members on why they gave the 2015 Jane Drew Prize to Grafton Architects’ co-founders Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell

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Video: BIG tests smoke ring blower for €470 million waste-to-energy ski slope Video

26-Feb-2015 | By

This new video reveals how a new system will blow out ‘reminder’ smoke rings from BIG’s €470 million waste-to-energy ski slope in Copenhagen

Green Sky Thinking launch 2014

Architects’ role is bigger than ever in green sky thinking

26-Feb-2015 | By

Architects will host almost a third of the events at this year’s Green Sky Thinking Week (20-24 April)

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