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Foster’s estuary airport ruled out by Airports Commission

2-Sep-2014 | By

Foster + Partners’ vision for an airport in the Thames Estuary has been ruled out of the running in the battle of the airport expansion options

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Piano submits plans for Shard’s little sister

2-Sep-2014 | By

Renzo Piano Building Workshop has submitted plans for a 27-storey residential tower next to The Shard

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External insulation causing ‘irreversible’ damage to housing stock, experts warn

1-Sep-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Architects and conservationists have warned of the risk of ‘largely irreversible’ visual damage to Victorian and Edwardian homes from the government’s huge programme of external insulation

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Mikhail Riches and Jamie Fobert in mix for New College jobs

1-Sep-2014 | By

Mikhail Riches and Jamie Fobert are among 10 practices shortlisted for two separate projects at New College in Oxford

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

Holl’s controversial Maggie’s plans face legal challenge

29-Aug-2014 | By

The leader of the group campaigning against Steven Holl’s planned Maggie’s Centre at St Bart’s has launched judicial review proceedings to block the contentious scheme

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Exploring the AJ Buildings Library: Coffey on Robinson College

29-Aug-2014 | By Phil Coffey

Phil Coffey, founder of Coffey Architects, tells us about Gillespie, Kidd & Coia’s ‘richest work’: Robinson College at the University of Cambridge

Thomas Heatherwick, aged 7, playing with a German ‘Fischertechnik’ toy and showing an early interest in mechanical art

Profile: Who is the real Heatherwick?

29-Aug-2014

Despite his modest and soft-spoken manner, the designer is a tireless networker ‘obsessed’ with his work and chasing ever-greater challenges

The crumbling ruins of Gillespie, Kidd & Coia’s St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross

Avanti tipped to win St Peter’s Seminary rescue project - again

28-Aug-2014 | By

Avanti has emerged as favourite to win the long-awaited job to ‘rescue’ Gillespie Kidd & Coia’s St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross

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Asbestos legal advice website launched by RMJM families

28-Aug-2014 | By

Site backed by RIBA and RIAS will provide help and information on compensation claims

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Wolfson Prize: 40 Garden Cities needed to solve housing crisis

28-Aug-2014 | By Tim Clark

Plans by the three of the five finalists vying for this year’s Wolfson Economics Prize propose building up to 40 new garden cities to solve the housing crisis

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Grimshaw team picked for £1bn Northern Line job

28-Aug-2014 | By

Grimshaw has won the race to design the huge £1billion Northern Line extension, including new underground stations at Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms

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Number of women architects on the up

27-Aug-2014 | By

The number of women architects joining the profession is rising, according to the latest figures released by the Architects Registration Board (ARB)

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Sector split over where 'chief architect' should sit in government

27-Aug-2014 | By Jim Dunton

The RIBA and the Design Council have expressed differing views on where a ‘chief architect’ should sit in government if ministers adopt Terry Farrell’s proposals to create the post

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Survey: How would Scottish independence impact architects?

27-Aug-2014 | By

Take the AJ’s survey and tell us what independence would mean for Scottish architects

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Mayor says Thames Airport would 'support more jobs'

26-Aug-2014 | By Tim Clark

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has claimed that a new Estuary Airport would support a third more jobs than Heathrow and more than five times as many jobs as an expanded Gatwick

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US critic apologises after Zaha sues over Qatar deaths article

26-Aug-2014 | By

American architecture critic who wrote allegedly defamatory article issues statement voicing regret over an ‘error’

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US engineers design 'octopus' camouflage material

22-Aug-2014 | By Tim Clark

The University of Illinois has developed a new colour changing material which it predicts could have architectural uses

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Witherford Watson Mann lands £20m Cambridge college refurb

21-Aug-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Clare College in Cambridge has appointed Stirling Prize-winning architect Witherford Watson Mann to lead on the £20million refurbishment of its grade I-listed Old Court building

Video: Drone reveals construction of Foster's Apple HQ Video

2-Sep-2014 | By

A video shot from a drone has revealed the scale of Foster + Partners’ Californian HQ for technology giant Apple

Muf\'s competition-winning interactive gallery scheme for the Science Museum in London

Muf scoops Science Museum interactive gallery job

2-Sep-2014 | By

Muf has been chosen to design the Science Museum’s new £4 million interactive gallery

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RSHP gets go-ahead for pre-fab YMCA housing

2-Sep-2014 | By

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) has won planning for a 36-unit modular housing scheme for the YMCA in Mitcham, south west London

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Building Study: Robinson College by Gillespie, Kidd and Coia

1-Sep-2014 | By Roderick Ham

Read Roderick Ham’s appraisal of Robinson College by Gillespie, Kidd and Coia, which was first published in the AJ on the 5th August 1981

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Last chance to book for AJ Specification Live green products special

1-Sep-2014 | By

Architects from Arup Associates, Architype, Jerry Tate Architects, Barr Gazetas and BBM Sustainable Design will give their tips on green specification at the next AJ Specification Live

Renato Rizzi\'s Shakespearean theatre project in Gdansk old town. Image copyright Matteo Piazza

Curtain up on Gdansk’s Shakespearean theatre

1-Sep-2014 | By

Italian architect Renato Rizzi has completed this Shakespearean theatre in Gdansk old town – featuring a unique retractable roof

Performance of Casting Traces. Image: New Movement Collective.

Dance troupe creates paper maze to explore space and surveillance

1-Sep-2014 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

A 2,000 sq m labyrinth made from newspapers has been created for a new production which explored space, surveillance and detective novels

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Boris hits out at Heathrow as Estuary Airport plans face rejection

1-Sep-2014 | By Tim Clark

Boris Johnson is to continue the fight against the expansion of Heathrow airport after it emerged his plans for an Estuary Airport are to be rejected by the Airports Commission

Idler (2014) by Clare Woods (detail). Art on the Underground. Image: TfL

New artworks for TfL focus on River Thames

1-Sep-2014 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

Transport for London (TfL) has unveiled two new artworks of the River Thames which will be displayed at London’s piers and across the Underground network

The RAF Museum in Hendon, north London. Image by Roger Davies

Hunt begins for RAF Museum upgrade team

1-Sep-2014 | By

The Royal Air Force Museum in Hendon is on the lookout for a landscape architect and multi-disciplinary team for a £23 million overhaul

Under threat - Richard Seifert\'s Berners Street scheme

C20 Society warns against demolition of early Seifert building

1-Sep-2014 | By

The Twentieth Century Society has raised concerns over plans by developer Derwent to demolish the Seifert and Partners’ designed former Copyright House building in central London.

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Architects battle for staff as workloads and wages rise

1-Sep-2014 | By , Tim Clark

Practices are facing increasing competition for staff as workloads continue to increase, according to both recruitment specialists and the RIBA

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Hawksmoor-inspired beach hut unwrapped in Folkestone

1-Sep-2014 | By Tim Clark

Artist Pablo Bronstein has created this beach hut in the style of Nicholas Hawksmoor for the Folkestone Triennial 2014

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TateHindle completes City refurb

29-Aug-2014 | By

TateHindle has unwrapped this renovation of a seven storey office block in the City of London

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Studio Myerscough reveals Swing it! installation

29-Aug-2014 | By

Studio Myerscough has installed a series of swings at the grade II*-listed Orangery in Wakefield, West Yorkshire

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Video: Drone reveals construction of Foster's Apple HQ Video

2-Sep-2014 | By

A video shot from a drone has revealed the scale of Foster + Partners’ Californian HQ for technology giant Apple

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Architype\'s UEA Enterprise Centre

Last chance to book for AJ Specification Live green products special

1-Sep-2014 | By

Architects from Arup Associates, Architype, Jerry Tate Architects, Barr Gazetas and BBM Sustainable Design will give their tips on green specification at the next AJ Specification Live

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External insulation causing ‘irreversible’ damage to housing stock, experts warn

1-Sep-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Architects and conservationists have warned of the risk of ‘largely irreversible’ visual damage to Victorian and Edwardian homes from the government’s huge programme of external insulation

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