Issue : 13 November 2003
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Howarth joins country house fightSubscription
Labour's former architecture minister Alan Howarth has taken up the cause of the AJ's country house campaign.
David Chipperfield Architects has won a RIBA competition to design a £10 million home for the works of sculptor Barbara Hepworth. The design, for the Gallery and Centre for Creative Arts on Wakefield waterfront, beat submissions from Adjaye Associates, Zaha Hadid Architects, Kengo Kuma and Associates, Snøhetta and Spence Associates, and Walters and Cohen. The building will house a range of sculptures by the Wakefield-born artist.
The latest big-name fashion designer to switch from catwalk creations to housing design has been greeted with catcalls from annoyed architects.
RITCHIE TOWER GETS APPEALSubscription
Ian Ritchie Architects' tower cluster planned for a sensitive site near London's Tower Bridge is heading for a public inquiry.Developer behind the residential project Berkeley Homes has secured an appeal after Southwark council refused permission in April (AJ 4.9.03).Objectors to the scheme - which consists of a group of towers between 12 and 19 storeys on the Potters'Fields site neighbouring City Hall - included the City of London, English Heritage, the Historic Royal Palaces and local ...
KPF FLYING HIGH IN THE CITYSubscription
KPF has won the commission to design a skyscraper in the City of London for German client Deutsche Immobilien Fonds AG (DIFA). The practice beat Foster and Partners, Grimshaw, Wilkinson Eyre Architects and Bennetts Associates to the job.
HOLIDAY VILLAGE HALTEDSubscription
John Prescott has called a halt to a vast new holiday village planned for Cornwall's Carlyon Bay while he decides whether to call in the controversial project.The deputy prime minister has issued an article 14 holding directive against the ORMS-designed leisure element of the scheme.
Seven up for East End high risesSubscription
Seven design teams have been shortlisted in an anonymous international competition to design two tower blocks as part of a major regeneration scheme in east London.
The ARB aims to put an end to the row over whether it has overstepped its legal powers and duties by publishing a QC's findings that it works within the law.
Marks Barfield ArchitectsSubscription
Marks Barfield Architects has won planning permission for its £4 million Woking Galleries, to be clad in gold and silver-coloured tiles.The multi-use 'community cultural centre'will be the most distinctive design in a town swamped by 1970s, '80s and '90s buildings. The titanium tiles will be used for the first time in the UK, displaying a pattern developed with the art group Greyworld. The practice won the job through a RIBA competition and building is due to start on the Westgate ...
Nomadsoho was produced by Ainhoa Abreu Diaz, a Part 2 student at the University of Portsmouth. Her project addresses the fact that the rise of invisible information networks means that urban space loses its physical limits and becomes a field of flows and pulses in a state of perpetual change. It acts as a physical centre for virtual activity in the heart of London, providing rentable accommodation, technical equipment and assistance to facilitate the creation and editing of information. ...