Issue : 20 November 2003
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Developers flee the London PlanSubscription
Many of the UK's biggest residential developers are deserting the capital, citing Ken Livingstone's London Plan as the cause, the AJ has learnt.
Michael Hopkins and Partners has won the top prize in the Concrete Society Awards for its work at Manchester Art Gallery.The architect has created a seamless whole by linking two existing buildings by Charles Barry with a structure that has an exposed precast concrete frame on an in-situ concrete box.
The last house designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh has opened to the public following a 10-year fight to restore it. The Art Deco structure,78 Derngate, is part of an early 19thcentury terrace in Northampton.
The RIBA has ditched plans to erect two temporary wind turbines on the roof of its Portland Place headquarters, designed to serve as an ecological exemplar.
Rem Koolhaas/OMA's new Dutch Embassy has opened on the bank of the Spree in central Berlin, coinciding with an exhibition of 10 years of OMA's projects at Mies'Neue Staatsgalerie.
Shed KM's 'Lego' plans slammedSubscription
Birmingham planners have thrown cold water on plans by Shed KM for a radical overhaul of the famous Fort Dunlop warehouse.
Foreign Office Architects is music to BBC's earsSubscription
Foreign Office Architects (FOA) has won the commission for the BBC's new music centre at White City, west London.
Chris Wilkinson has unveiled his plans for a 150m-long glass palace in the sky in south London, the first new building on the site of Joseph Paxton's visionary Crystal Palace since it burnt down in 1936.
ON THE HOME STRAIGHTSubscription
Entries are invited for the Mail on Sunday National HomeBuilder Design Awards 2004. The jury will be looking for new housing that shows imagination, innovation and attention to detail.
Cornish Poundbury set to reopen the style debateSubscription
Plans by the Prince of Wales for another Poundburystyle development in Cornwall could meet with opposition from planners determined to avoid 'Victorian pastiche'.