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Backlash begins over Farrell’s Bishopsgate scheme

30-Jul-2014 | By , Tim Clark

A campaign group is attempting to halt Terry Farrell’s Bishopsgate Goods Yard scheme amid a chorus of concern over the project’s height and impact

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Ministers set for talks on chief architect role

30-Jul-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Culture minister Ed Vaizey is to meet new housing and planning minister Brandon Lewis over proposals to appoint a new national chief architect

Heneghan Peng’s competition-winning Palestinian Museum scheme near Ramallah in the West Bank

Heneghan Peng's Palestinian Museum goes ahead despite Gaza conflict

30-Jul-2014 | By

The Irish practice’s competition-winning Palestinian Museum is on schedule to open in 2016 – despite escalating conflict in the region

Sainsbury’s Building, Worcester College, Oxford (1980 – 1983). Image: Richard Bryant

Richard Murphy on MacCormac's architectural legacy

30-Jul-2014 | By Richard Murphy

Richard Murphy chooses the top five buildings by his ‘architectural dad’, Richard MacCormac

Fears over latest fall in building-conservation officers

30-Jul-2014 | By Jim Dunton

The number of historic buildings conservation officers employed by councils has dropped by 35 per cent over the past eight years, prompting fears the nation’s built heritage is being jeopardised

Tower 42 by Richard Seifert (NatWest Tower)

Raft of late 20th-century offices eyed up for listing

29-Jul-2014 | By , Tim Clark

English Heritage is looking at 14 post-war offices for possible protection under its 30-year listing rule


Tributes pour in for Richard MacCormac Video

29-Jul-2014 | By

Tributes have poured in for the former RIBA President and founder of MJP Architects Richard MacCormac, who died aged 75 at the weekend

Obituary: Richard MacCormac (1938-2014)

28-Jul-2014 | By

Richard MacCormac, the former RIBA President and founder of MJP Architects, has died aged 75 following a long illness

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Heatherwick named for Yorkshire Maggie’s Centre

28-Jul-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Thomas Heatherwick is to design a new cancer care centre for Maggie’s in the grounds of St James’s University Hospital in Leeds

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Ex-construction minister 'shocked' by Hadid's Qatar stance

28-Jul-2014 | By

Former construction minister Nick Raynsford has demanded Zaha Hadid use her influence to improve site conditions in Qatar following revelations that hundreds of workers have died building World Cup projects in the Gulf state

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Renzo Piano reveals plans for 'prehistoric' attraction

28-Jul-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Shard architect Renzo Piano’s practice is working up plans for a prehistoric-themed visitor attraction in a Dorset quarry

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Architects named for second phase of £1bn Asian Business Port

25-Jul-2014 | By

A raft of prominent architects has been appointed to provide detailed design work for the second phase of London’s newest business district in the Royal Albert Docks.

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Students demand shorter courses as higher university fees take toll

25-Jul-2014 | By

Nearly two thirds of students believe architectural education lasts too long

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Applications to study architecture from overseas students rise

25-Jul-2014 | By

The number of applications from overseas students looking to study architecture in the UK has continued to rise now accounting for a third of the total


RIBA ‘losing touch with architects' following low election turnout

24-Jul-2014 | By

Profession responds to low turnout in RIBA elections as John Assael and Ben Derbyshire are elected to council on shake-up ticket

Jane Duncan, RIBA president 2015 candidate

Jane Duncan elected as next RIBA president Video

24-Jul-2014 | By

Jane Duncan will become the third female president of the RIBA after narrowly beating rival Oliver Richards

Thomas Heatherwick\'s Olympic Cauldron

Row over Olympic Cauldron design settled

24-Jul-2014 | By

London 2012 Games organisers have reached a settlement over claims Thomas Heatherwick’s designs for the Olympic Cauldron had originally been thought up by Amercian practice Atopia

Housing minister hits back at RIBA demand to build on green belt

24-Jul-2014 | By

The government’s new housing and planning minister, Brandon Lewis, has dismissed the RIBA’s call to build more new homes ‘on the unloved parts of the green belt’

The Norman Shaw Buildings in Whitehall. Image by Anthony O\'Neil

Architect sought for £200m Whitehall overhaul

30-Jul-2014 | By

The House of Commons is seeking a conservation architect to refurbish a swathe of Whitehall properties over the next eight years

dRMM\'s Fenchurch Street scheme (approved 30 July 2014)

dRMM wins go-ahead for first City office scheme

30-Jul-2014 | By

The City of London’s planning committee has approved this ten-storey office block in Fenchurch Street by dRMM

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Doone Silver Architects completes Clerkenwell apartments

30-Jul-2014 | By

Newly-formed east London-based Doone Silver Architects has completed this 600m² apartment building in Clerkenwell, London

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Manchester Museum seeks architect for £5m gallery

30-Jul-2014 | By

The Manchester Museum is on the hunt for an architect for a new temporary exhibition gallery


TP Bennett pre-tax profit rises 42%

30-Jul-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Architect TP Bennett has reported pre-tax profit of £4.73million for the year to March, up from £3.33million the previous year.

For sale: Stirling Prize-winning Gherkin

30-Jul-2014 | By

The Stirling Prize-winning Gherkin skyscraper in the City of London has gone up for sale

Riches Hawley Mikhail\'s competition-winning Malmo Quay scheme

Winners of Newcastle regeneration contest revealed

30-Jul-2014 | By

Riches Hawley Mikhail, AWP, Feix Merlin and Featherstone Young have been chosen to work on developer Igloo’s mixed-use regeneration of Malmo Quay in Newcastle

Fears over latest fall in building-conservation officers

30-Jul-2014 | By Jim Dunton

The number of historic buildings conservation officers employed by councils has dropped by 35 per cent over the past eight years, prompting fears the nation’s built heritage is being jeopardised

Folli Follie by Denizen Works

In pictures: Regent Street windows proposals revealed

30-Jul-2014 | By

The RIBA has unveiled proposals by the 15 up-and-coming practices commissioned to transform shop fronts on Regent Street this September

London School of Economics – Saw Swee Hock Student Centre by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects

Stirling Prize odds shake-up in favour of O'Donnell & Tuomey

30-Jul-2014 | By

The bookmakers have completely shaken-up their odds on this year’s Stirling Prize after a large amount of money was wagered on O’Donnell + Tuomey’s Saw Swee Hock student centre

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Student shows 2014 - the reviews

30-Jul-2014 | By

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

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Take part in Place: Light First Twitterview

29-Jul-2014 | By Sarah Townsend

Designers will tomorrow discuss how to integrate light with architecture during an interactive interview on Twitter.

6 Bevis Marks, London by Fletcher Priest

Fletcher Priest's City office scheme completes


Fletcher Priest has taken the wraps off its new 6 Bevis Marks office scheme in the City of London.

Highgate Newtown Community Centre

RCKA to overhaul Highgate community centre

29-Jul-2014 | By

RCKA has been appointed to work on the redevelopment of the Highgate Newtown Community Centre in Camden


Funding victory paves way for repairs to 'best modern church'

29-Jul-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Preparatory work has begun for repairs to the east London church recently voted Britain’s best of the postwar years, after it was awarded Heritage Lottery funding



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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Forticrete roundtable: specifying green

28-Jul-2014 | By

The experts at this AJ/Forticrete roundtable give their top tips on how to get contractors to take your green specifications seriously

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Forticrete roundtable: full transcript

28-Jul-2014 | By

The full transcript of the AJ/Forticrete roundtable on specifying green design