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Architects Journal
2002

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  • . . . are mad rather than merely draconian

    letters
  • ... as institute pledges its drawings collection to V&A ...

    The RIBA has restated its commitment to house its drawings collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Council voted unanimously to press ahead with the plans, which had been brought into doubt following calls from a group of eminent architects to consider an alternative home at the Royal Academy (AJ 31.1.02).
  • ....and appreciate how he raises standards

    letters
  • ...amid calls for kitemark to be awarded for village design

    Prince Charles has called for a kitemark for welldesigned urban villages to be awarded by his foundation. The reward for best practice in urban village design would replace the 'urban village' label promoted by the Urban Villages Forum during the 1980s. Jon Bootland, director of regeneration and policy at the foundation, said the Prince was keen to see the idea implemented - an sign that HRH is stepping up his involvement in architecture.
  • ...and how did architect get around the regs?

    Letters
  • ...as Dunnett wins battle for MBM's Hastings overhaul

    The seaside town of Hastings is to receive a massive injection of money and a root-and-branch regeneration scheme, thanks to a far-reaching SEEDA initiative.
  • ...Princes Dock photo focused on small 'snag'

    Letters
  • ...while 'Scots-only' category snag threatens RIAS joint deal

    A joint RIBA/RIAS agreement could run into difficulties after council refused to accept one of two last-minute amendments to the document.
  • £10,000 Overall Awards Winner Sponsored by Akzo Nobel Nippon Paint and BASF Coatings

    £2,000 Innovation Award Sponsored by The Architects' Journal
  • £100 billion London Plan puts focus on intensifying land use

    Mayor Ken Livingstone has outlined his comprehensive plan for development of the entire capital in the London Plan, published this week. It promotes a massive programme of investment, estimated at £100 billion, in transport infrastructure, office space and housing.
  • £1M INVESTMENT FOR CENTRES

    The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment has announced an additional £1 million investment for architecture centres across England and the funding of the post of coordinator for the Architecture Centre Network. The network was launched by Baroness Tessa Blackstone, minister of state for the arts at the Value of Architecture Centres conference on Tuesday.
  • £2,000 Colour Award Sponsored by Akzo Nobel Nippon Paint

    Wilson Architecture for Plot 1, Blarney Business Park, County Cork, Republic of Ireland
  • £2,000 Detailing Award Sponsored by Roofing, Cladding & Insulation magazine

    Wellwood Roofing Services for the Versalift crane mounting factory and offices, Burton Latimer
  • £2,000 Profiled Metal Award Sponsored by BASF Coatings

    O'Riordan Staehli Architects (ORSA) for the Merchants Group Call Centre, Cork
  • £2,000 Sustainable development award

    Sponsored by RIBA Journal
  • £200M SWANSEA VISION

    The Welsh Development Agency has unveiled a new £200 million masterplan for the Swansea waterfront, by RPS Planning, Transport and Environment. It sets out designs to change the area into an 'innovation village'.
  • £20M FOR SOLAR POWER

    The government is making £20 million available for the installation of solar power in homes and offices across the UK.While on a visit to Bill Dunster's BedZed scheme in Sutton, trade and industry secretary Patricia Hewitt said the cash would be available in grants to the private and public sector to install solar systems. Hewitt expects the number of domestic users of solar power to increase tenfold by 2005.
  • £30 million Juxon House project

    Sidell Gibson Partnership has begun construction of the £30 million Juxon House project on the controversial Paternoster Square site next to St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London. The scheme, originally designed by Sir WilliamWhitfield with Sidell Gibson taking over the detailing, fits within Whitfield's £150 million masterplan for the square. The speculative building for developer Standard Life Investments will include 13,000m 2ofoffice space,2,000m 2of retail space and a large
  • £5K SITE ACCESS PRIZE

    Janet Street-Porter has launched a new Arts Council initiative to reward the best public access to a construction site. The Building Sights Award, worth £5,000, is open to any building, private or public, which was completed or under construction in 2002. Application forms can be downloaded from www. buildingsights. org. uk
  • £7 million centre for biomolecular research at the University of Nottingham

    Benoy has submitted a planning application for this £7 million centre for biomolecular research at the University of Nottingham.
  • 1 Millharbour, E14

    The mixed-use, high-rise project for Millharbour, just south of Canary Wharf, occupies a tight site, contained by the Millwall Docks and the line of the Docklands Light Railway. In its first incarnation, as a 37-storey tower, the scheme was a key catalyst for the Millennium Quarter masterplan on which Squire and Partners collaborated with EDAW. The tower, now reduced to 25 storeys, is seen as a landmark for the area and a generator of new activity there.The new public square proposed at groun
  • 100% giveaway

    aj interiors
  • 13 WEEKS TO GO

    A highlight of this year's Interbuild will be 50/50, an exhibition which presents the best buildings and products of the last 50 years and makes predictions for the next 50, based on interviews with experts. This week, on page 6, RIBA past president David Rock sings the praises of ETFE.
  • 150 CHURCHES LISTED

    The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has given Grade I-listed status to more than 150 churches and cathedrals. The move is designed to make it easier for the buildings to attract grants from the National Heritage Lottery Fund for upkeep and restoration.
  • 195-199 Knightsbridge, SW1

    Promoted, not inaccurately, as the most prestigious new residential development in London,195-199 Knightsbridge occupies a site opposite Knightsbridge Barracks, formerly occupied by a massive and mediocre 1950s office block.To the east are substantial late-Victorian commercial buildings, up to 12 storeys tall, while to the west the scale is that of Georgian London.
  • 20th Century Society in fight to save Young Vic auditorium

    The 20th Century Society is trying to block Haworth Tompkins' £6 million plans for the redevelopment of the Young Vic Theatre in London.
  • 25 Savile Row, W1

    Designed for developer Derwent Valley, a regular client of the practice, Squire and Partners' refurbishment scheme (completed in 2000) for this 1950s office building (opposite the headquarters of English Heritage) transformed an unremarkable structure into a stylish new landmark. So attractive was the project, that Derwent Valley and its associate, Pilcher Hershman, decided to take space there at feasibility-study stage and commissioned Squire and Partners to fit out their own offices on the
  • 4 Bouverie Street, EC4

    This 2,200m 2, seven-storey office building, completed in 1999, replaces an undistinguished 19th-century block in this quarter of London formerly dominated by the newspaper industry - the building can be glimpsed from Fleet Street. The constricted site was a sensitive one, given the need to address three street frontages (Bouverie Street, which is a main thoroughfare, the secondary Pleydell Street and the narrow Lombard Lane) and to respond to the variegated context.
  • 4 WEEKS TO GO

    Richard MacCormac will be the keynote speaker at this year's RIBA Conference, to be held on 11-12 June during Interbuild at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.
  • 5 WEEKS TO GO

    A highlight of this year's Interbuild will be 50/50, an exhibition which presents the best buildings and products of the past 50 years and makes predictions for the next 50, based on interviews with a range of experts. This week, on page 14, architect John Outram (pictured) sings the praises of computercontrolled four-colour acrylic paint-spraying and throughcolour designer concrete with inlaid, scripted surfaces.
  • 50 / 50

    NEWS
  • 50 / 50 ANTHONY HUNT Structural engineer

    What is the best building of the past 50 years?
  • 50 / 50 EVA JIRICNA Architect

    These interviews by Sutherland Lyall will form the basis of the 50/50 exhibition at Interbuild 2002.
  • 50 50

    JOHN OUTRAM Architect
  • 50 50

    MAX FORDHAM Services engineer
  • 50 50

    LOUIS HELLMAN Cartoonist and architect
  • 50 50

    MATTHEW WELLS Structural engineer, Techniker
  • 50 50 CHRIS WILKINSON Architect

    These interviews by Sutherland Lyall will form the basis of the 50/50 exhibition at Interbuild 2002.
  • 50 50 DEREK SUGDEN Acoustician

    What is the best building of the past 50 years?
  • 50 50 IAN LIDDLE Engineer, Buro Happold

    What is the best building of the past 50 years?
  • 50 50 PAUL FINCH Deputy chairman, CABE

    What is the best building of the past 50 years?
  • 6 WEEKS TO GO

    A highlight of this year's Interbuild will be 50/50, an exhibition which presents the best buildings and products of the past 50 years and makes predictions for the next 50, based on interviews with a range of experts. This week, on page 18, CABE deputy chairman and AJ editorial director Paul Finch explains why Mies Van der Rohe's Modernist Farnsworth House on the banks of the Fox River in Plano, Illinois, designed and built between 1946 and 1951, is his favourite building.
  • 7 WEEKS TO GO

    A highlight of this year's Interbuild will be 50/50, an exhibition which presents the best buildings and products of the past 50 years and makes predictions for the next 50, based on interviews with a range of experts. This week, on page 12, Techniker structural engineer Matthew Wells explains why Jørn Utzon's Sydney Opera House, which 'changed the way that architects and engineers work together', gets his vote.
  • 8 WEEKS TO GO

    Bookings are now being taken for this year's RIBA conference, Facing the Future. The two-day event will take place on 11-12 June at the NEC in Birmingham during Interbuild, and is supported by Knauf Alcopor, the leading name in insulation, and Atlantic Canada, a trade body promoting the use of Canadian building products.
  • A biblical response can save the inner city

    Letters
  • A bizarre substitution that needs specifics

    letters
  • A Blob on the literary landscape

    computing
  • A breath of fresh air

    The new library in March is the first in Cambridgeshire to be naturally ventilated. Bernard Stilwell Architects has used the financial savings to create a contemporary design that uses timber with deceptive simplicity My first thought when looking at images of the new library in March, Cambridgeshire, was how refreshing it was to see such uncompromisingly contemporary design executed in timber. But for the architect, Bernard Stilwell, the material also acts as something of a Trojan horse. 'If
  • A canopy/shutter door to a steel-framed pod - working details

    MPV nightclub, Leeds Union North
  • A case of being board out of our techie minds

    aj. column
  • A confident profession

    review: landscape books Making Spaces Edited by the Federation of German Landscape Architects. Birkhäuser, 2002. 181pp. £30.
  • A distortion of the truth that fails to see vision

    letters
  • A facade with an exposed structural steel frame

    Working Details
  • A family affair

    astragal
  • a family affair

    People Amir Sanei and Abigail Hopkins want to 'bring a little bit of California to London'. With their immaculate architectural pedigrees and their own practice, Sanei Hopkins Studio, it seems only building regulations stand in their way
  • a firm foundation

    people
  • A future for the past

    The Poetic Museum: Reviving Historic Collections By Julian Spalding. Prestel. 2002. 184pp. £24.95
  • A glass bridge and a precast concrete staircase

    working details Office, Wicklow Street, King's Cross Squire and Partners
  • A global celebration of the best of 20th-century design

    An international mouthpiece for monuments is drawing up a list of the best 20th-century designs as part of its initiative for an International Sites and Monuments Day later this month.
  • A glulam column and beam structure

    working details
  • A grateful, soon-to-be owner of four new chairs

    letters
  • A guide to getting a grip on those contribution claim confusions

    legal matters
  • A Guide to Keeping out of Trouble: An introduction to architectural practice

    By Owen Luder. RIBA Publications, 2001. 81pp. £12 The phrase 'avoiding the trip wires'crops up very occasionally throughout this book, meaning that particularities of the text are not meant to be generalised across all experiences that the reader might encounter, writes Austin Williams . Instead, the booklet gives pointers in the direction of 'right practice', which, with a fair wind, ought to keep the reader out of trouble in his/her architectural practice.
  • A handy guide for clients

    A handy guide for clients, describing how to enhance the performance of the building procurement and construction processes. Written in short, easy-to-read chapters by a range of leading experts in the field of law, finance and management, it deals with 'maximising project value' or 'avoiding contractors'claims', and giving details of reducing the clients' tax burden, among other things. The architect would be doing him/herself a few favours by recommending this book to clients early on in th
  • A healthy incentive

    The Channel Tunnel Rail Link involves constructing 109km of new highspeed railway (26km of which is in a tunnel) at a cost of £4.2 billion.
  • A helping hand for dealing with extensions of time and payment

    LEGAL MATTERS
  • A hope in L

    understanding part L - If your design simply complies with the current regulations, here are some clues about adapting it to suit the new regs
  • A hymn to a planet imperilled by man

    letters
  • A life in architecture

    Jim Forrester
  • a life in architecture

    claire rayner
  • a life in architecture

    nick ross
  • a life in architecture

    janie dee
  • a life in architecture

    jeremy lee
  • a life in architecture - alan bennett

    The work of writer Alan Bennett conveys a very English sense of tradition. So, while his love for churches is hardly surprising, his passion for modern architecture is.
  • a life in architecture - andrew shore

    Olivier Award-winning baritone Andrew Shore is a freelance opera singer.His roles range from the comedy of Verdi's Falstaff to the drama of Tippett's King Priam and Berg's Wozzeck.He is also a railway enthusiast.
  • a life in architecture - ann widdecombe

    'I'm not a great connoisseur of buildings. I tend to say either 'ugh'or 'yes, that's quite nice'' declares Ann Widdecombe MP.
  • a life in architecture - antonia byatt

    Normally, Antonia Byatt, daughter of novelist A S Byatt, says she would choose a building that was 'less brash' than Will Alsop's Peckham Library - something more discreet, like the new home of the Women's Library in London's East End, of which she is director.
  • a life in architecture - derek fowlds

    'There are lots of buildings I like, but there are two which make my heart beat faster every time I see them.'Heartbeat actor Derek Fowlds is talking about the Statue of Liberty and the Sydney Opera House (pictured).
  • a life in architecture - jonathan dove

    As a 10 year old in the late 1960s, composer Jonathan Dove moved into the house which his architect parents, Myles and Deirdre Dove, had designed and built.
  • a life in architecture - julia neuberger

    Rabbi Julia Neuberger regularly walks through London's Regent's Park on her way to work. She relishes its mixture of formality and naturalness: 'Those almost over-the-top plant arrangements, but the birds and ducks all over the place because they can't really be kept under control.'
  • a life in architecture - lisa jardine

    Her fingers are still tingling from contact with Sir Christopher Wren's original drawings a few hours earlier - 'Not black and white as you usually see them reproduced, they're brown pen on cream paper, with colour washes.'
  • a life in architecture - nick broomfield

    A number of the favourite buildings of documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield are ones that he has built himself. 'I like to try to build something every year in between each film, ' he says. 'I find it really therapeutic. It uses a different part of my brain to doing films. . It's much more immediately creatively satisfying.'
  • a life in architecture - nigel mcculloch

    The Right Rev Nigel McCulloch is the Queen's Lord High Almoner.
  • a life in architecture - paul foot

    The award-winning investigative journalist Paul Foot admits to a total lack of knowledge of architecture, and can only cite Foster's Millennium Bridge (pictured) as a structure which he likes. He is far more interested in the social aspects of building construction.
  • A life in architecture - Peter Conradi

    Writer Peter Conradi started to notice architecture when he went up to the University of East Anglia in 1964 and was exposed to the vernacular architecture of Norwich on the one hand, and the Brutalism of Lasdun's campus on the other. 'I lived in the Ziggurat which I thought was the worst designed building I'd ever been in.There were no external windows on the corridors which meant that it was dark during daylight - infuriating.
  • a life in architecture - sandi toksvig

    Comedian, broadcaster, writer and traveller Sandi Toksvig names the Watts Chapel at Compton near Guildford, Surrey, as her favourite building. She says: 'It is a wonderful, personal expression of art by one woman and her builder.'
  • a life in architecture - sheila kitzinger

    A pioneer of choice for mothers when giving birth, and the freedom to be in control during delivery, has made Sheila Kitzinger MBE synonymous with the National Childbirth Trust. It comes as no surprise, then, to learn that her favourite building 'somewhere in Spain'- she thinks it may be Barcelona 'though the design has a Moorish feel to it'- is a birth room (pictured) 'designed by midwives, based on their understanding of how women act spontaneously in childbirth'.
  • a life in architecture - tristram mylius

    Furniture designer Tristram Mylius of Hitch Mylius is fascinated by mixtures of styles, 'the old and the new'. He enjoys observing the way buildings and cities have developed and being able to detect the history of a building in its fabric. 'I like trying to spot the effect of changing uses and influences, ' he says.
  • a life in architecture - wayne hemingway

    Wayne Hemingway, founder of fashion label Red or Dead, is excited by the giant steps being made in low- and mid-priced domestic housing. Last year, he designed a scheme of 688 homes for Wimpey in Gateshead after publicly criticising the UK mass housing market. Here he picks his three favourite European schemes.
  • a life in architecture david austin

    'Roses are so untidy, all over the shop. It's part of their charm but it means that they need a very severe framework to grow in, 'says rose grower David Austin, whose own garden in Wolverhampton is loosely modelled on the garden created by Vita Sackville-West at Sissinghurst in Kent.
  • a life in architecture dickie bird

    The world's most famous cricket umpire, with honorary doctorates from the universities of SheffieldHallam and Leeds, Harold 'Dickie' Bird MBE says firmly: 'I am a royalist.'And his favourite building? One of the most familiar landmarks in the world - Buckingham Palace (pictured).
  • a life in architecture dr thomas cocke

    Dr Thomas Cocke is chief executive of the National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS), a post he has held for only a few months. Part of his manifesto is 'to open NADFAS much more to the outside world', to try and attract younger new members to NADFAS while retaining existing older ones, and to expand the organisation's educational role. A NADFAS website is due to be launched this year.
  • a life in architecture gavin hewitt

    BBC news reporter Gavin Hewitt says his favourite building is Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (pictured). 'It is bold, confident and dramatic, and has transformed a city. It uses a new material - titanium - to stunning effect. It is one of those buildings where you discover new perspectives every time you walk around it.'
  • a life in architecture george melly

    Jazz singer, art connoisseur, author, fisherman - George Melly is an all-round showman who has very clear views on architecture.
  • a life in architecture jack charlton

    Former football player and manager Jack Charlton OBE, now a pundit on TV and radio, says his favourite building is the Tower of London. 'I spent a lot of time there when I worked for ITV and had some good friends among the Yeomen of the Guard, who told me all about its history.'
  • a life in architecture Joanne Harris

    Joanne Chocolat Harris, as her American publishers introduce the best-selling author, confesses to 'an addiction to churches and cemeteries'. She recalls watching a funeral at Montparnasse some years ago, then discovering that the playwright Samuel Beckett was being buried secretly.
  • a life in architecture lars nittve

    On a recent trip to California, Lars Nittve, formerly director of Tate Modern and now director of the Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, visited Herzog & de Meuron's Dominus Winery in Napa Valley, California.'The innovative aesthetic solution, using gabion walls, creates a natural climate - like a deep cellar.The building's almost paradoxical character, stern and uninviting yet filled with sublime light, reflects the content - the superb but uncompromising Dominus wine.'
  • a life in architecture libby raper

    As executive director of the North West Cultural Consortium, Libby Raper believes in culture as a regenerating force.She was just back from a trip to Barcelona where the Year of Gaudí was being celebrated with typically Spanish gusto. 'Thirty years ago, the idea of a Gaudí tour bus would have been unheard of, 'she says.'Now he's a priceless cultural export.'
  • a life in architecture margaret forster

    Margaret Forster, author of Georgy Girl, Private Papers, The Memory Box and, most recently, Good Wives? (the question mark is important), nominates Kenwood House in Hampstead, not far from her home in London NW5, as her favourite building. She says: 'I walk across the heath to it most days and am always struck by how perfectly the lines of the house complement the landscape.
  • a life in architecture norman adams

    To the question 'Do you have a favourite building?', Royal Academician Norman Adams has several answers. His first is the Arena Chapel at Padua, as he particularly admires the frescoes by Giotto. His second choice would be the Unter den Linden Museum at Colmar, Alsace - 'because of Grünewald's Isenheim Altarpiece, and it is a beautiful cloister'.
  • a life in architecture peter greenaway

    Given the formal precision of his sumptuous cinematic tableaux, it is hardly surprising that Peter Greenaway is less interested in individual buildings than in the whole environment.
  • a life in architecture peter tatchell

    With his tireless energy and ferocious intelligence, Peter Tatchell has never shrunk from controversy when fighting for human rights, but his views on architecture are hardly less provocative.
  • a life in architecture ricky gervais

    'This is easy for me because I love 1930s architecture, 'says comedian and Bafta award winner Ricky Gervais. 'I live in Bloomsbury and I can see my favourite building from my kitchen window, at least in winter when the trees are bare.'
  • a life in architecture sue macgregor

    To Radio 4 listeners, Sue MacGregor is the voice of the Today programme, although she recently retired from the early morning slot. She says: 'I love to visit the 11th-century cathedral in Ravello, on a piazza high above Italy's Amalfi coast. It still has its magnificent 12th-century bronze door, with more than 40 illustrative panels, one of them showing a tiny St George and the Dragon. Inside, the pulpit has a wonderful mosaic of Jonah being swallowed by the whale, and then escaping.There is
  • a life in architecture tony wilson

    'I've looked everywhere for the essay on the Manchester Town Hall extension by A J P Taylor, where he says it's the finest piece of Modern architecture in Britain, ' says former Factory Records boss and Manchester's pop culture mogul Tony Wilson.
  • A life less ordinary

    Review
  • A mountain to climb: John Prescott's Urban Summit

    editorial
  • A 'non-risky' business

    technical & practice
  • A 'no'to Farrell's timely idea - viva la Republic!

    LETTERS
  • A passion for design

    review
  • A place where architecture can be itself without feeling guilty

    The Venice Biennale is healthy.There is a definite air of excitement, anticipation and temporary reconciliation as you move through an excess of parties, galleries and openings.
  • A precautionary tale we should all take seriously

    letters
  • A question of sport

    Arup Associates' new City of Manchester Stadium - backdrop to the XVII Commonwealth Games and future home to Manchester City FC - has been designed as a stadium for the people, with spectator comfort and enjoyment as key priorities Arup Associates' new City of Manchester Stadium - the home for the Commonwealth Games in 70 days' time and Manchester City Football Club after that - aims to lift stadium design to new heights.
  • A quiet pioneer

    Review
  • A quiet world

    Ruth Vollmer: Drawings and Sculptures At Inverleith House, the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh until 5 May
  • A radical outsider

    review
  • A red-letter day for the UK's vanishing pillar box population

    A few years ago the AJ published a revealing conversation between Berthold Lubetkin and Gavin Stamp in which these unlikely bedfellows united in deploring the disappearance of the red telephone box.
  • A roaring success but don't deny the public

    Letters
  • A sense of community is not all that it's cracked up to be

    will alsop people
  • A shining light

    review
  • A simple menu on offer for a small donation

    letters
  • A THREAT TO WILDLIFE?

    The London Wildlife Trust has published a report questioning the ecological benefits of brownfield development.
  • A touch of the flue

    technical & practice: Revisions to Approved Documents Parts H and J - combustion appliances and drainage - come into effect this month
  • A useful consultation process - but little time for reflection

    I am sitting in a hall in Barnsley with 200 people. It is Saturday afternoon and the townsfolk, with a liberal dose of consultants, are reporting back to each other about their workshops, which explored the future of the town. The weekend was kicked off with the world premier of the Alsop movie, by Squint Opera, concerning the future and the 'possibilities of clearer definition, town living, increased density and mixed use'.
  • A Vision On Emulsion

    Etienne Clément's 'BALTIC: A Vision On Emulsion' photography exhibition launches this week. It witnesses the transformation of a derelict 1950s grain warehouse in Gateshead into the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. The building, designed by Ellis Williams Architects, will open this summer.
  • A worrying sign?

    The Strategic Rail Authority has finally reported its vision for the next 10 years. Among its many recommendations is £370 million for improving stations, specifically for the upgrade of WCs and waiting rooms. Could this be a clue that commuters will be hanging around a lot longer in the next decade?
  • a.j hotels offer

    The AJ's summer hotels promotion continues this week with an offer saving more than 50 per cent on stays at the historic Imperial Hotel in the South West - the ideal touring centre for visiting Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners'world-famous Eden Project.
  • AA GOES TO MANCHESTER

    The Architectural Association is planning a trip to see some of the most recent projects in Manchester, and take in some of the more historic and idiosyncratic parts of the city. The excursion leaves London on Thursday 17 October at 10.55am and returns on 19 October at 7pm. For tickets contact Micki Hawkes on 020 7887 4103.
  • AA revisited

    Book launches can be gloomy or jolly. ABK's, held at the AA last week, was jolly, with plenty of familiar faces. I chatted to Richard Paxton and Heidi Locher, John Worthington, Rab Bennetts and many others too numerous to mention.
  • AA ROAD TRIP

    NEWS
  • ABK in Ireland

    Over the past 40 years, the practice of Ahrends, Burton and Koralek has developed a special affinity with the Emerald Isle, forging an enduring success that looks set to continue
  • Absolutely pre-fabulous

    technical & practice
  • Abundance of quality in this year's RA awards

    The judges for this year's AJ/Bovis Royal Academy Architecture Awards were very impressed by the general standard of exhibits in this year's summer show. The room was nicely hung and the height at which the many models were shown worked well. As usual, we followed a simple procedure: the judges walked the room individually, then collectively to establish a list of potential winners, and then once more to agree on winners and commendations.
  • Academic exercise

    The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, complete with architecture models and drawings, is now open. But what is it trying to say? Kenneth Powell takes a look The same question is asked every year: what function does the architecture room at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition actually serve?
  • Academic points

    astragal
  • Academic rumpus

    ASTRAGAL
  • Academy award

    astragal
  • Academy awards - 20 years young

    The 20th AJ/Bovis Lend Lease Awards for Architecture, given for the best work in the architecture room of the Royal Academy Summer Show, were presented at the RA last week, where 220 guests from architecture, construction and development attended the awards dinner.
  • access all areas

    Michael Lynch's latest challenge - as the new chief executive of the unloved South Bank Centre - will seem like a cakewalk compared to coaxing the reclusive
  • Access for all

    technical & practice
  • ACE FOLIO AJ ENQUIRY NO: 203

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  • Acoustics

    BUILDING STUDY
  • Acting on analysis

    Review
  • ACTION ON BARNSLEY VISION

    Yorkshire Forward has made the first step towards implementing Will Alsop's vision for Barnsley (AJ 18.4.02) by buying the leasehold for the town's Metropolitan Shopping Centre. The decision will enable the regeneration agency to go ahead with several redevelopments in the town - one of the original six in its Renaissance Towns programme.
  • Addition

    Letters
  • adjaye in the aj

    David Adjaye is young, gifted and making a name for himself. And as presenter of a new architectural series on BBC3, screening in the autumn, he is set to become the new face of British architecture
  • ADJAYE LANDS NOBEL PRIZE

    David Adjaye has won a commission to prepare a feasibility study for the new Nobel Centre in Oslo.
  • Administration of justice can at times be a meaningless palaver

    legal matters
  • Adrian Forty's discussion on concrete's role in film

    Fellini's film La Dolce Vita is a story of a soulless journalist (played by Marcello Mastroianni) in search of meaning. But at his talk 'Concrete and Cinema' at the RIBA, Adrian Forty - architectural theorist and professor at the Bartlett - described it as 'all about concrete'. It was as if all the glamour and pathos of this great masterpiece of Italian cinema was being reduced to a homage to a constructional material.
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  • Advertisement has no place in quality journal

    LETTERS
  • Aedas plans to double London office after Brummie merger

    Aedas AHR has continued its drive to become bigger and better by sealing a merger deal with Midlands-based practice TCN Architects. But it is not stopping there - revealing this week an ambitious programme to also double its 50-strong London office and create a high-design 'bureau' to help change its image.
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  • AF COMPETITION CALL

    The Architecture Foundation has announced its European Prize for Public Space. The AF has joined forces with the award's originators, the Barcelona Centre of Contemporary Culture and the Institut Francais de L'Architecture, to support the competition, which awards architects who demonstrate a significant improvement to open public spaces. The deadline for entries is 31 March. Entries should be sent to CCCB, Montalegre 5, 08001 Barcelona, Spain. For details call 020 7253 3334.
  • AF goes on the warpath in crunch talks about its future

    The Architecture Foundation faces a series of crunch meetings this week with housing minister Lord Falconer, London mayor Ken Livingstone and the EU, in an attempt to secure vital funding.
  • AF JOINS EURO NETWORK

    The Architecture Foundation has announced its membership of an EU-funded initiative which unites eight architecture centres across Europe. GAUDI (Governance, Architecture, Urbanism as Democratic Interaction) is a network of organisations committed to implementing an architectural planning culture which respects diversity.
  • AF launches Kings Cross workshop programme

    The Architecture Foundation has launched a series of one-day seminars in London's Camden to find out more about how local people feel about the built environment. The seminars aim to encourage residents to visualise and understand their area, and to promote a wider sense of ownership, understanding and pride in their locality.
  • AF PLANS VISIONARY DEBATE

    The Architecture Foundation is planning two new major events.
  • Africa bound

    I bumped into David Harper and Ken MacKay enjoying a pre-prandial pastis, no doubt celebrating Harper's recent design for Suffolk's largest barn conversion. MacKay has more pressing issues in mind. The practice has won a job in Algeria, part-funded by Colonel Gadaffi, and he is due to make a site visit next week. Having taken advice from Whitehall, MacKay will be accompanied by security men.
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  • AF'S FASHION HOUSES

    The Architecture Foundation is to host a seminar by Wayne Hemingway - founder of fashion label Red or Dead - on his involvement in Wimpey's Staithes South Bank housing scheme in Gateshead. 'A blueprint for new generation estates' will be held on 25 March and will explore the designer's challenge to traditional housebuilding strategies. The seminar is free and starts at 6.30pm. It will be held at the Architecture Foundation gallery, 30 Bury St, London SW1. To register, e-mail talks@ architectu
  • Again and again

    Next week sees the opening of 'Collection Point', an exhibition on architecture 'as a mass repetition of normality', according to its curator, architect Jason Griffiths. It comprises six competition proposals as variations on this theme, involving 40,000 plastic cups, 55 laughs, 400 trailer homes, 240m 3of personal belongings, six multiple layers of corrosion and 550 casual conversations. The exhibition is held in the 'Bridge Gallery' at the University of Westminster and runs from 10 May to 3
  • AHMM hits out over Monsoon

    Allford Hall Monaghan Morris has made an official complaint to the RIBA over what the practice partners feel is an attempt by an institute awards judge to jeopardise the practice's relationship with its client.
  • AHMM LANDS NHS CARE PRIZE

    Allford Hall Monaghan Morris has won a competition to design the NHS flagship Integrated Care Centre in London's Kentish Town. The practice saw off competition from Penoyre & Prasad, van Heyningen & Haward and Edward Cullinan Architects.
  • AIA CALL FOR ENTRIES

    The American Institute of Architects London Chapter has made a call for entries for its Excellence in Design Awards.
  • AIA CHARRETTE

    The American Institute's London chapter will hold an architectural charrette on 2 November at 27 Spital Square, London.Teams of students will each design alternatives for the Bishopsgate site.Contact aia. uk@usa. net
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  • Airborne fun

    My old friend Tyler Brûlé, founder of Wallpaper, is having fun in pastures new. Swissair, the erstwhile national carrier, is using his services as part of its phoenix-like attempt to emerge from bankruptcy to became a player again, offering advice on things like avoiding navy blue for livery, and avoiding leather folders for the wine lists. His qualifications, according to an amusing feature in the Independent on Sunday , include the fact that he bought a Rolex watch at a very early
  • AJ 100

    How is the market changing? Which are the best ones to be in? Which, exactly, do you think are going to be the sectors to focus on?
  • AJ 100 - WHICH LIVING ARCHITECT DO YOU ADMIRE THE MOST? (AJ SURVEY 2002)

    1 Lord Norman Foster 19% Foster's popularity has waned - last year he got half the vote - but he's still joint top. Another storming year, yet lost respect over the wobbly bridge saga, and brickbats over Spitalfields. But the GLA and Swiss Re come next..
  • AJ 100 - World view

    Here we have the truly global players. But HOK, at the top of the tree, thought that at this time last year it would be adding three per cent to its 875 qualified architects.
  • AJ ADDS COLOUR ON THE WEB

    The AJ has launched a microsite with the support of Corus, entitled 'Colour in the Built Environment', to help increase understanding and awareness of colour. Issues covered include pigment technology and the tradition of using colours in buildings in the UK. There is an examination of trends in automotive colour, and of the potential of colour in metal cladding, plus case studies of some of the best and most colourful buildings. Go to www. ajplus. co. uk/colour
  • AJ backs new football league for architects and engineers

    The AJ is supporting a five-a-side football league competition for architects which kicks off in London next month.
  • AJ COMPETITION DEADLINE

    The deadline for expressions of interest in the AJ/ippr's Designs on Democracy competition is fast approaching. The search is on for architect-led teams with ideas on how to reinvent Stockport, Bradford and Letchworth town halls so that they better reflect the values of modern local government. The closing date is 21 October. Visit www. designsondemocracy. org. uk
  • aj football focus: acl league

    As World Cup football fever continues to grip the nation, RHWL Architects has emerged triumphant in the AJ-backed Architects and Construction London five-aside league. RHWL pipped its nearest rival, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, to win the championship and a series of engraved trophies, which will be awarded on 6 July when a further cup competition will take place. The practice is also taking part in the Gold Cup competition, which is open to the top four teams. Free-scoring RHWL put 16 p
  • AJ gives it 100%

    The AJ gave away designer prizes worth more than £1,700 at last week's 100% Design in London's Earls Court 2, and staged a seminar on fashion's relationship with architecture and retail design.'Fashioning Space' featured a Wayne Hemingway on spiky form, alongside Softroom's Christopher Bagot
  • aj hotels offer

    The AJ has teamed up with Rocco Forte Hotels to bring you the chance to stay in top UK hotels for a fraction of the normal cost. Take advantage of the comforts of the five-star Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh or Lowry Hotel in Manchester in the second of the AJ's summer hotel offers.
  • aj hotels offer

    The Architects' Journal has teamed up with Rocco Forte Hotels to bring you the chance to stay in top-notch hotels across Britain as part of a summer celebration - for a fraction of the normal price. Simply quote The Architects' Journal when you book at any of the four participating five-star hotels.
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  • AJ joins search for Manser Medal-winning new house

    The search is on to find the winner of this year's Manser Medal for a new house, this year run in association with The Architects' Journal.The award, which is sponsored by Planahome magazine and the RIBA, was won last year by Cezary Bednarski for a house in London. The award is intended to encourage excellence in house design.
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  • AJ/BRUFMA UPDATE

    Insulation standards and the revised Part L will be discussed at a conference organised by BRUFMA, the urethane foam association, in association with the AJ. Keynote speaker will be Ted King of the DTLR Building Regulations division. Topics will include new EU standards for insulation products; new EU fire classifications; and the sustainability of different insulation materials. The conference takes place on 23 April at the Ramada hotel, Sutton Coldfield.
  • AJ100 SURVEY TIME AGAIN

    The Architects' Journal will again be publishing the AJ100, the biggest and best survey of practices, in March. If you were one of the practices featured in the top 100 firms last year, watch out for your form to fill out if you want to be featured in the listing this year. It should arrive early this month. If you have not featured before and think you might make it onto one of the tables this time out - there are also regional listings, tables on fee income, data on female representation et
  • AJ'S PART L CONFERENCE

    It is not too late to book your place at the AJ-organised 'Part L - Getting it Right Conference', at the RIBA on 17 October. The oneday event will focus on how architects, engineers, and manufacturers are meeting the challenge of the new regulations.
  • ALBION SCHEME TOPPED OUT

    Foster and Partners is set to top out its mixed-use Albion Riverside scheme between Battersea Bridge and Albert Bridge in London on 10 October. The mayor of Wandsworth will perform the ceremony, together with Lord Foster and the chief executive of developer Hutchison Whampoa, Dr Edmond Ho.
  • Alcan has solution for surface variations

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  • All bar none

    Buckley Gray has created a vibrant bar on Bristol's harbourside that injects colour, light and movement into an industrial shell using different stand-alone design 'installations' to create impact within the space.
  • All bets are on as SMC wins £30m Windsor racing job

    The SMC Group has pipped HOK at the post to win a £30 million redevelopment project at Royal Windsor Racecourse which may also bring gambling halls and casinos to the Royal Borough, the AJ can reveal.
  • All down to timing and luck at end of the day

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  • All operating systems go, but then again...

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  • All the fun of the fair

    The 2002 Milan Furniture Fair opened with the usual panache.For the five days of the fair, Milan is transformed with an influx of international visitors and a stream of events, exhibitions and parties. There are now 250 satellite events happening outside the main fair. Among the 'Salone Fuori', as the alternative events are titled is Designers'Block which has been transported, in a reduced size, from London's 100% Design Week and is on display at the Spazio Consoslo, a large industrial wareho
  • Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

    Allford Hall Monaghan Morris has designed this £12.5 million scheme to modernise and refit the entrances and foyers of the Grade II-listed Barbican Arts Centre in London. The project will rework the interiors, with significant structural work producing a new bridge across the foyer (right) designed to improve navigation routes. The project will also renovate the entry points, including the pedestrianisation of the main Silk Street entrance (left) and the creation of a new route from the
  • Allies and Morrison reveals £1.5bn Cricklewood revamp

    Allies and Morrison is masterplanning a £1.5 billion 'piece of city' for a major north London site that could include a cluster of tall buildings.
  • Alsop - try and stay to the end next time!

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  • Alsop Architects

    Alsop Architects has produced this £200 million plan for New Islington - the east Manchester Millennium Village being developed by Urban Splash.The plan links the Rochdale and Ashton canals with a new waterway. Six new inlets spread like fingers, creating 3,000m of canalside along with 1,400 new homes, offices, shops, restaurants, a school and health centre.The scheme aims to facilitate more sustainable ways of living and working. Alsop said: 'It will not be just a place to live but also
  • Alsop Architects

    Alsop Architects has released the first images of its mixed-use refurbishment of the Grade II-listed Victoria House in London's Bloomsbury Square.
  • Alsop Architects

    Alsop Architects has completed the Calorium, an £11 million,18-storey tower on Dusseldorf Harbour.The offices are designed to play a part in the regeneration of the area into a 'media harbour', despite being commissioned by private client, Ibing Immobilien Handel GmbH & Co. Authorities were keen to encourage an 'extraordinary building'as part of the regeneration process, so allowed the practice a great deal of freedom.They did, however, insist upon a height restriction, demanding a reduc
  • Alsop dismisses presidential candidates and quits RIBA

    Will Alsop has condemned the lack of quality candidates for the RIBA presidency and called for members to quit the institute and support the Architecture Foundation instead.
  • ALSOP GOES TO SCHOOL

    Will Alsop is to head a three-day summer school at the Orangery in Wakefield from 2-4 August. Leedsbased architect Irena Bauman and the Finnish practice Rosegarden will join him in an event aimed at architects and urban design professionals. It is part of 'People Making Places', a new regional art and architecture programme managed by Public Arts and funded by CABE, Yorkshire Forward and Yorkshire Arts. The fee is £180.
  • ALSOP TO TALK AT SPECTRUM

    Will Alsop will be giving this year's AJ/Spectrum Lecture on Wednesday 15 May at 6pm in the lecture theatre at the Commonwealth Institute, Kensington High Street, London. The event is part of the interior products fair Spectrum.
  • Alsop's Barnsley vision: well done for dreaming!

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  • Alsop's doodles show the joy of mindlessness

    Kenton Wilson refers to Will Alsop's 'mindless doodles' (AJ 25.4.02) because this is exactly what they are.
  • ALSOP'S SPECTRUM ADDRESS

    Will Alsop will be giving the AJ/Spectrum lecture on Wednesday 15 May at 6pm in the lecture theatre at the Commonwealth Institute, Kensington High Street, London. The event is part of the interior products fair, Spectrum. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For free admission to the Spectrum lecture, pre-register at spectrum exhibition. co. uk or call 0870 4294420.
  • 'Ambiguous' Bishopsgate ruling supports demolition

    The latest chapter in the legal battle over the future of London's historic Bishopsgate Goods Yard viaduct has ended, with both London Underground (LUL) and the London Railway Heritage Society (LRHS) claiming victory.
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  • Americans set to desert UIA due to 'organisation flaws'

    The International Union of Architects (UIA) could face financial ruin if the American Institute of Architects (AIA) acts on its threat to pull out of the international forum.
  • Amoral attitude of the money men despoils our countryside

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  • An appeal from out of Africa, but strictly by e-mail

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  • An Eames Primer

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  • An emergency case

    TECHNICAL & PRACTICE: Rather than specialising in impersonal, utilitarian modern health buildings, perhaps architects should leave well alone
  • An epic ruin

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  • an eye for excellence

    people - Publisher Torsten Bløndal has a passion for quality in producing his books.
  • An eye-opening opportunity that is not merely pie in the sky

    Forty years ago, when Marshall MacLuhan published his classic Understanding Media, he coined the phrase, 'The medium is the message'. A terse formula which, although it was parroted by intellectuals for years, was seldom truly understood.
  • An image problem

    With the report due soon on the Heron Tower planning inquiry, we examine a landmark in digital presentation
  • An inclined facade of triple-glazed and insulated panels

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  • An invitation to wedded bliss

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  • An open and shut case for Manchester law

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  • An urban message

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  • Ancient and modern

    aj building study Stanton Williams' visitor centre, commissioned by English Heritage, is one of Yorkshire's best contemporary buildings, and part of a major reworking of the Whitby Abbey site
  • And the band played on: McLaughlin in Bexhill

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  • And you are...?

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  • Anger as DCMS fails to end Wembley Stadium uncertainty

    The future of Wembley Stadium remains uncertain as an announcement from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport failed to materialise before today's local government elections.
  • Anglia Polytechnic University

    A new campus is on the cards for Anglia Polytechnic University as Wilkinson Eyre Architects gears up for a detailed application later this month.
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  • Any old iron

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  • Any questions?

    The RIBA has gone Dimbleby mad. Not content with president Paul Hyett's appearance on Jonathan Dimbleby's Any Questions? radio programme last week, the institute is hoping to stage an edition of the show (Astragal suggested doing this only last week), probably in the Jarvis hall (less than half a mile from the BBC's Broadcasting House). The institute is busy filling out the forms required. Of course, J Dimbleby is giving the inaugural annual lecture on 1 May. A small party from the RIBA visit
  • Apartments and church, Short Street, SE1

    Designed for the Parish of Waterloo in association with Manhattan Loft Corporation, this scheme replaces the undistinguished 1950s St Andrew's church (maintenance of which is beyond the means of its congregation) with a new building, which forms a focal point for the local community, attached to a residential development. The project places the church, faced in white render and translucent glazing - a beacon to the surrounding area - at the most prominent position on the site. A multi-purpose
  • APETHORPE HALL SAVED

    The government has stepped in to save the Grade I-listed manor house Apethorpe Hall in Northamptonshire. Arts minister Baroness Blackstone has served a compulsory purchase order on the present owner, who has allowed the building to fall into disrepair.
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  • 'APPALLING' DESIGN FEARS

    An obsession with safety, fears of litigation and a tick-box design culture are conspiring to produce 'appalling' buildings, houses and urban environments, according to a new document published last week by the Town and Country Planning Association. 'Understand Urbanism and Get Off its Back' is the latest in the TCPA's Tomorrow Series aimed at stimulating debate on better planning and development.
  • Appealing to the middle ground

    Is mediation the best way forward for planning disputes, and can architects avoid conflicts of interest in novated works?
  • Appliances feel the strain in our technologically advancing world

    There is an odd pattern to technological evolution.
  • Apply the rules of natural justice if you want adjudication to count

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  • AR FUTURE PROJECTS AWARDS

    A new awards scheme organised by The Architects' Journal sister magazine The Architectural Review, entitled the Future Projects Preview, will make its first appearance during MIPIM 2003 next March. The event will showcase the best international developments still at the design or planning stage. There are five categories - commercial, residential, hotels and leisure, mixed-use regeneration, and retail - and entries are welcome from developers, architects, funders or other design professionals
  • AR UNBUILT PROJECT AWARDS

    The AJ's sister title, The Architectural Review, is staging an awards programme for unbuilt projects at next March's MIPIM property conference in Cannes, France. The awards, to mark the 12th anniversary of the show, will be given to work that both responds to the client's development brief and is fine architecture. All entries will be exhibited at the MIPIM Palais, and the entry fee for each project is 500 euros. The deadline for receipt of entries is 6 December, with judging set to take plac
  • ARB accused of election stitch-up

    The ARB has been accused of a stitch-up in its forthcoming election of a new chairman.
  • ARB blocks new education deal

    Attempts by the RIBA and the ARB to reach an agreement over schools validation have been scuppered as the education crisis rumbles on.
  • ARB board votes to reject reform of PII regulations

    The ARB board has voted overwhelmingly to dismiss a potential reform of the controversial public indemnity insurance (PII) regulations that would have seen the minimum cover slashed for those on very low earnings.
  • ARB calls for greater powers to police 'architectural' titles

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  • ARB committee suspends architect in landmark case

    The ARB found Welsh architect Llywd Edwards guilty of serious professional incompetence and unacceptable professional conduct at a Professional Conduct Committee last week. The case marks the first finding of serious professional incompetence by the ARB and means Edwards is suspended from practice for six months.
  • ARB COURT TITLE SUCCESS

    The ARB has successfully prosecuted John Morgan of Stoke on Trent for misuse of the title architect. He was fined £750 and ordered to pay £1,000 towards the ARB's costs.
  • ARB DEFENDS ACTIONS

    The ARB has defended its decision to remove prescription from the University of Central England's School of Architecture.There is no easy time, the board stressed, for this action to be taken. The students currently at the UCE were also reminded that there is nothing to stop them remaining on a non-prescribed course and presenting themselves to ARB for individual assessment.
  • ARB EDUCATION SAFETY PUSH

    The ARB is set to increase the health and safety aspect of architectural education as a way of intensifying awareness of the issue.The move comes in the light of threats from the Health and Safety Executive that the profession could be forced to take the issue more seriously (AJ 4.7.02).
  • ARB faces flak over 18% fee hike

    Architects have condemned ARB for upping its fees by 18 per cent, with some blaming the rise on the board's expanding role on policing issues such as indemnity insurance. The £10 increase to £65 was made last week. ARB said it was due to inflation and the costs of its statutory duties.
  • ARB must be aware of student discrimination

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  • ARB reveals candidates and defends election procedure

    The ARB has released the names of candidates for chairmanship of its board. As revealed in the AJ (AJ 9.5.02), Owen Luder has made a bid for the chair with Judge Humphrey Lloyd running for deputy chair. Construction chief Alan Crane has also put himself forward for chairman in a challenge to Luder. Ian Davidson, director of Lifschutz Davidson, is running against Lloyd for deputy.
  • ARB TACKLES EDUCATION

    The ARB hosted a symposium at the Royal Society of Arts last Tuesday.Educating for Practice?
  • ARB welcomes trade union chief Bill Morris to its ranks

    Bill Morris, one of the biggest hitters in the trade union movement, is one of three new appointments to the board of the Architects Registration Board.
  • Arbritators need to adopt a more flexible approach to resolution

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  • ARB's hardline stance on PII is too draconian

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    Champagne goes to Stuart Baxter of the Homes Partnership, Edinburgh, who correctly identified Sir Basil Spence from the clues in our 'archicharades' competition last week. Can you identify the famous architect from this week's clues? Send your answers on a postcard please, by first thing Monday morning, to: AJ Astragal, 151 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4GB, or fax your entry on 020 7505 6701. The first correct entry pulled out of the hat wins a bottle of bubbly.
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    Champagne goes to Jane Hanna from Hanna Siedle Architects in London who correctly identified Guiseppe Terragni from the clues in our 'archicharades' competition last week. Can you identify the famous architect from this week's clues? Send your answers on a postcard please, by first thing Tuesday morning, to: AJ Astragal, 151 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4GB, or fax your entry on 020 7505 6701. The first correct entry pulled out of the hat wins a bottle of bubbly.
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    Champagne goes to Craig Bennett of CODA Architects in Bristol who correctly identified Peter Cook from the clues in our 'archicharades' competition last week. Can you identify the famous architect from this week's clues? Send your answers on a postcard please, by first thing Monday morning, to: AJ Astragal, 151 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4GB, or fax your entry on 020 7505 6701. The first correct entry pulled out of the hat wins a bottle of bubbly.
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    Champagne goes to Gerald Cowham of Heppenstalls in Huddersfield who correctly identified Carlo Scarpa from the clues in our 'archicharades' competition last week. Can you identify the famous architect from this week's clues? Send your answers on a postcard please, by first thing Monday morning, to: AJ Astragal, 151 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4GB, or fax your entry on 020 7505 6701. The first correct entry pulled out of the hat wins a bottle of bubbly.
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    Congratulations to recent graduate Tim Hatton of Newcastle upon Tyne ('I'm seeking employement for next year, ' says Tim). He identified Hugh Baillie Scott from the clues in our 'archicharades' competition last week. Can you identify the famous architect from this week's clues? Send your answer on a postcard, by first thing Monday morning, to: AJ Astragal, 151 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4GB, or fax your entry on 020 7505 6701. The first correct entry out of the hat wins a bottle of bubbly.
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    Champagne goes to J Geraint Jones of Caerphilly County Borough Council who correctly identified Henri Ciriani from the clues in our 'archicharades' competition last week. Can you identify the famous architect from this week's clues? Send your answers on a postcard please, by first thing Monday morning, to: AJ Astragal, 151 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4GB, or fax your entry on 020 7505 6701. The first correct entry pulled out of the hat wins a bottle of bubbly.
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    Champagne goes to Phil Siddall of Guy St John Taylor Associates in Newark, Nottinghamshire, who identified Pierre Chareau from the clues in our 'archicharades' competition last week.
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    Champagne goes to Tristam Spicer, Geoff Buckley and Kevin McHale of Kevin Doonan Architect who jointly identified David Chipperfield from the clues in our 'archicharades' competition last week. Can you identify the famous architect from this week's clues?
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    Champagne goes to Reg Ellis & Associates from Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire who correctly identified Auguste Perret from the clues in our 'archicharades' competition last week.
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    Champagne goes to Ben Battye of the Harris Partnership who correctly identified Buckminster Fuller from the clues in our first 'archicharades' competition last week. Can you identify the famous architect from this week's clues? Send your answers on a postcard please, by first thing Monday morning, to: AJ Astragal, 151 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4GB, or fax your entry on 020 7505 6701. The first correct entry pulled out of the hat wins a bottle of bubbly.
  • ARCHIGRAM DUO WIN SPINK

    Two members of the Royal Gold Medal winning team Archigram have won the RIBA's second Annie Spink Award for excellence in architectural education. Professors Peter Cook and David Greene have been jointly awarded £10,000. They will receive the award at the RIBA on Tuesday 3 December.
  • Archigram honour is timely reminder of today's shortcomings

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  • Archigram wins Royal Gold Medal

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  • Archigram World Rally to celebrate Gold Medal award

    The surviving members of Archigram are holding a World Rally to coincide with their acceptance of the Royal Gold Medal.
  • Archigram: necessary irritants

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  • Architect Martin Richardson

    Architect Martin Richardson has died, aged 72. He specialised in housing projects and gave numerous AA and RCA lectures on housing and industrialisation. He was also a member of the RIBA's Housing Group. He won a RIBA European Award in 2000 for his Trootsplein housing scheme in The Hague. The judges described the project as 'well considered and all of a piece'. He was educated at Cambridge University School of Architecture, Bartlett School of Architecture and the Regent Street Polytechnic Sch
  • Architect Peter Hunter

    Architect Peter Hunter has produced this concept design for a Fourth Grace to sit next to the existing iconic Edwardian Three Graces in Liverpool. The city launches an international competition next month to find an architect for a new landmark building (AJ 14.2.02). Hunter's concept, inspired by Canary Wharf, connects the underground tunnels below the site with a six storey-height structure to act as a podium for 'interesting, sculptural'buildings above.
  • Architect Timpson Manley

    Architect Timpson Manley has unveiled this masterplan concept design for the £500 million redevelopment of the Fairfield Halls site in Croydon. The scheme includes a 64-storey office block, flanked by two 40-storey mixed-use towers.
  • Architect ttsp

    Architect ttsp has completed a £45 million refurbishment job on the government's Admiralty Building in London's Whitehall - but only after discovering asbestos in the concrete, which set the scheme back and added to the cost. The practice, noted for its work on fit-outs in the City of London, undertook a widescale reworking of the Grade II-listed building by Leeming and Leeming for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Project architect Pauline Fowler said that midway through the job, the
  • Architects - still nigh on invisible to the public

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  • Architects called on to bolster BBC's Big Arts Week initiative

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  • Architects gearing up for AJ's 100% Design fashion seminar

    The Architects' Journal is staging a seminar at 100% Design next week featuring fashion designerturned housing aficionado Wayne Hemingway and Softroom's Christopher Bagot. The subject will be 'designing for designer labels' - loosely a look at the world of fashion through architecture. The onehour event will take place at 6pm on 26 September in the Whitehall Room, Earls Court 2. It is supported by leading office furniture company Teknion.
  • Architects look to fireproof lifts following WTC attacks

    Designers of tall buildings in the post-11 September era will concentrate on concrete cores, reducing evacuation times and even looking to dramatic means of leaving a building, such as escape pods, parachutes or aeroplane-style chutes.
  • Architects must not fear new technology

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  • ARCHITECTS ON DISPLAY

    'Neighbourhoods by Design', an exhibition of recent work by London architects, from Alan Power Architects' Kentish Town Library to Timpson Manley's Cutty Sark Gardens, is to go on show at the RIBA from 10 May to 30 June.
  • Architects on the brain

    A recent conference examined the relationships between architecture, aesthetics and fields of scientific knowledge
  • Architects scoop £8.8bn rail design work bonanza

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  • 'Architects should be shot' MP goes on walkabout with Hyett

    RIBA president Paul Hyett has taken an MP who said architects 'should be shot' on a tour of London's highest-calibre buildings to make him see sense.
  • Architectural clean sweep

    technical & practice The Commonwealth Institute's 40-year-old leaking roof has been refurbished to something like its former glory
  • Architectural dialogue

    Review
  • ARCHITECTURAL FUTURE

    Allen Tod Architecture and the Yorkshire and Leeds sections of the RIBA are running a series of seminars on the transformation of Yorkshire's towns and cities. '4x4 2002 making our cities'will run for four weeks beginning on 28 February at Leeds Metropolitan University school of architecture.
  • Architectural salvage appears to be answer for desperate NASA

    News that NASA has been trawling the Internet in search of old computer parts to keep its ageing fleet of space shuttles operational must come as a bit of a shock to the generation that grew up thinking they were the be all and end all of advanced technology.
  • ARCHITECTURAL VISIONARY

    Marks Barfield Architects has been named as one of the UK's most visionary companies in the BT Vision 100 research and awards programme 2002. The overall winner was the Eden project.
  • Architecture and Computers: Action and Reaction in the Digital Design Revolution

    review
  • Architecture and urbanism are soft targets for any politician

    I am not usually paranoid, but I am beginning to think that whenever I spend time in other places, the politics swing to the right. My first brush with groups that make Mrs Thatcher look like the sister of Karl Marx was in Marseilles.
  • ARCHITECTURE ARTS CASH

    Architects and artists have won funding to promote closer ties between the two disciplines. A Royal Society of Arts art for architecture grant of £26,000 went to Alex de Rijke, who is working with artists on an auditorium pod at Kingsdale School in Dulwich.
  • Architecture centres: perfect for display of magician's art

    What is an architecture centre? And, if this question can be answered, what is their future?
  • ARCHITECTURE FOR ART

    The National Portrait Gallery is hosting an evening of talks on 12 September in which architects discuss their success in design competitions for museums. Sir Richard MacCormac, Jeremy Dixon and Edward Jones, and Gordon Benson of Benson & Forsyth Architects will all make presentations at 'Making Space for Art'.
  • architecture in the house

    people
  • ARCHITECTURE WEEK 2003

    The Arts Council is calling for suggestions for a theme for Architecture Week 2003. The event, which aims to get people involved with architecture and their built environment, will take place from Friday 20 June to Sunday 29 June.
  • ARCHITECTURE WEEK REVIEW

    Rumours that this year's Architecture Week could be the last have been dismissed as 'nonsense' by those holding the purse strings.
  • ARCHITECTURE WEEK STARTS

    The Arts Council and the RIBA are gearing up for Architecture Week (21-30 June), this year themed on The Way We Work, an effort to assess the relationship between architecture and people's daily lives. Events include Architecture in the Store, where the general public can go to a high-street shop and buy, with charity donations, a half-hour architecture 'surgery session' to get advice on their homes. The Open Practice Trail is also taking place, where hundreds of architects' studios nationwid
  • Architecture: like buying stationery

    NEWS
  • Architecture's 'Big Issue' sets its sights on the homeless

    An initiative set up as part of Architecture Week 2002 will help the architects and public of Leeds learn more about their environment - from an unlikely source. 'Site by Many Sights' will encourage the city's homeless to work in collaboration with local architects in a bid to reveal how they see and experience their environment.
  • Are our children no more than accessories?

    letters
  • Are our tall buildings simply going to become uninsurable?

    Long ago, at a City Forum meeting last autumn, chastened by the recent destruction of the World Trade Centre, a gathering of the great and the good met to decide what effect the event would have on the future of tall buildings. After some learned presentations and a discussion, the participants decided that no conclusion could be reached beyond the fact that two diametrically opposed opinions held sway. Half the participants were inclined to support the prediction of former City planning chai
  • Arise Sir Nicholas: Grimshaw leads New Year's honours list

    Architects were thin on the ground in the New Year's honours list, although Nicholas Grimshaw joined the ranks of knighted architects and AJ publishing director Paul Finch bagged an OBE.
  • ARNE JACOBSEN ON SHOW

    An exhibition of the architectural work of Arne Jacobsen - 'Evergreens and Nevergreens' - will be shown at the Lighthouse, Scotland's centre for architecture in Glasgow, from 7 September to 3 November. For information contact 0141 649 9621.
  • ARSENAL SEAL VICTORY

    Embattled transport secretary Stephen Byers has cleared proposals for Arsenal's 60,000-seat stadium, designed by HOK Sport, at Ashburton Grove, north London. The decision leaves Islington Council free to rubber stamp the £400 million three-part development by CZWG, Sheppard Robson and Allies and Morrison.
  • ARSENAL STADIUM CHALLENGE

    HOK Sport's Arsenal scheme is facing a possible judicial review after local opposition group the Islington Stadium Community Alliance won the right to an 'oral hearing' at the High Court in late July.
  • Arsenal stadium defends against fresh legal attack

    NEWS
  • ARSENAL STADIUM KICK-OFF

    HOK Sport+Event+Venue can begin work on its £250 million stadium for Arsenal FC following a victory in the High Court. A last ditch effort by residents group the Islington Stadium Communities Alliance to halt the scheme by forcing a judicial review was dismissed by three senior judges on 1 August.
  • ART AND WORK AWARDS

    Closing date for entries to the Art and Work Awards 2002 is 28 March. Projects must have been completed and installed by 31 December 2001. Sir Richard MacCormac will be on the panel of judges and categories include award for a site-specific commission, award for a corporate art collection and special award for an outstanding contribution to art in the working environment.
  • Art in the time of unrest

    Over to you
  • Art of living

    BUILDING STUDY: Following on the success of its gallery at Roche Court, near Salisbury, Munkenbeck + Marshall has added an artist's house to display art in a domestic context
  • Art of masterplanning must be allowed unfettered growth

    What is a masterplan? At its simplest it remains an abstract pattern of movement, land use and a list of limitations. This is usually not understood by anyone. The world is full of such plans, some implemented, some forgotten and most simply bastardised so as to make the initial exercise pointless.
  • Arthur Road house, Wimbledon Terry Pawson Architects

    working details
  • Artisans and artists

    review
  • Artist Thomas Heatherwick

    Artist Thomas Heatherwick unveiled his £1.4 million artwork 'Blue Carpet' (AJ 8.2.01) last week in Newcastle upon Tyne. The bluecoloured tiled surface will enliven the space around the Laing Art Gallery at the edge of the city centre. Heatherwick won the competition five years ago. The square is made up of 22,000 blueresin tiles and inlaid broken blue bottles. Trees were imported from Holland and Germany and replanted in the square.
  • Artistic link

    ASTRAGAL
  • Art's sake

    astragal
  • ARTWORKS ON A LEASE

    Britart, the online gallery for emerging artists, has set up a new scheme which will allow developers to lease pieces of art for use in their projects. It aims to allow new artists to showcase their work to potential buyers. For further details of the initiative, call 020 7392 7200.
  • Arty facts

    On 1 May the Hyman Kreitman Research Centre at Tate Britain will open.
  • Arup Associates

    Arup Associates'12-storey Urban Resort Hotel in Battersea was unveiled on Monday. The scheme - which will include a 'significant conference facility'- will form part of Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners'£500 million masterplan to transform the 15ha Battersea Power Station site into a leisure complex. Other developments include a shopping centre and 2,500-seat theatre.
  • Arup Associates

    Arup Associates has released this new image of its mixed-use Shell Centre on London's South Bank, following minor revisions to the scheme suggested by CABE. Revised drawings will shortly be submitted to planning. The scheme comprises 30,000m 2of office space, shops, restaurants and cafes. It is due to complete by 2005.
  • ARUP OFFERS CAD TO PUBLIC

    Arup's software house, Oasys, has made its custom-designed CAD tools commercially available to the public. It has put together a cooperative scheme to provide access to CADrebar, CADbatch and CADplot through a series of seminars.Contact 020 7755 3301.
  • ARUP REVVING UP

    Engineer Arup - the firm behind London's Millennium Bridge - has been appointed to develop the chassis of the new Ford GT40 supercar. The firm - which will work with Mayflower Vehicle Systems on the project - will also be responsible for turning the current concept designs for the car's exterior into reality.
  • ARUP WINS OLYMPIC DEAL

    Turin's 2006 Winter Olympics Committee has appointed Arup to carry out the engineering for the city's £26 million Olympic Ice Hockey Stadium.The design element will be by Tokyo-based practice Arato Isozaki Associates together with local firm ArchA.
  • as best practice scheme lands government windfall

    A RIBA-led project looking at best practice in small firms has won a government grant of £66,000, construction minister Brian Wilson said this week.
  • As safe as houses

    Review
  • ASH SAKULA IN HOME WIN

    Ash Sakula Architects has scooped the £6,000 top prize in a RIBA competition to produce a blueprint for a private study space in a typical Dagenham home.
  • ASH SAKULA WINS MFI

    Ash Sakula Architects has won the MFI and RIBA competition 'A Child's Space in the 21st Century'.
  • Assael Architecture

    Assael Architecture has won planning approval from Lambeth council for this £2.5 million mixed-use scheme. It is located opposite Clapham North Underground Station on a historic site - the first horse and carriage 'taxi stand' in England was located there. An original 19th century brick wall will be retained at street level as the front facade of the scheme. The rest of the building will be constructed from brick except a glass and steel penthouse pavilion. The project will include 200m
  • ASSAEL'S LEICESTER HOMES

    Assael Architecture has won planning permission for a £5 million residential scheme on a brownfield site in Leicester. The 4,000m 2development - designed for Cadenza - will see the conversion of an existing warehouse into 53 apartments.
  • Assessing the dioxins risk

    Chatroom
  • ASSOCIATED INTERCHANGE OK

    Associated Architects has won planning permission for its Interchange Place development in Birmingham. The 6,109m 2mixeduse building will include retail, restaurant and office space. The seven-storey building will replace the Livery House building, currently being demolished.Work on site is due to start in February.
  • astragal

    astragal
  • Asylum seekers with a difference

    With mental health care high on the NHS agenda, the approaches not just of the old asylums but of much more recent care programmes are being rethought.
  • At last! Welsh Millennium Centre is set to proceed

    NEWS
  • ATKINS SEES PROFITS FALL

    WS Atkins' results for the year to March 2002 show profits before tax were down by six per cent from £36.5 million to £34.3 million after fully written off PFI bid costs. The engineering giant's bid costs are on the up, rising from £6.1 million in 2001 to £8.9 million in 2002.
  • Atrium triumph

    Timber cladding has been used extensively for the atrium of a large telecommunications company's office in Dublin. The atrium has viewing windows made with fire-resistant Pyrobel glass - an indication if one were needed that timber can be used successfully environments with rigorous requirements fo fire performance.
  • Austin-Smith

    Lord's £13.2 million Theatre and Arts Centre in Newport, South Wales, incorporates an unusual element - a medieval ship discovered during excavation of the site.After archaeologists discovered the timbers of the 15th-century ship, the design for the centre on the banks of the River Usk was radically altered to work around it.A glass floor above the ground floor gallery will allow visitors to view it from above as well as examine it from below. Construction is due to be completed by sprin
  • Australian rift-healing over Sydney Opera House 'a sham'

    NEWS
  • Autocad 2002 has us puzzled and frustrated

    Letters
  • Autodesk Architectural Studio

    UPDATA
  • Avant gardens

    review
  • Avery battles with Rolfe Judd over £20m Victoria project

    The future of a prime site in central London is in the balance, with local residents and Westminster council in a stand-off.
  • AWARD FOR SOUTHWARK

    The London Borough of Southwark has won the RIBA and CABE Local Authority of the Year Award for progress it has made improving the capital's built environment.
  • Award group

    astragal
  • Awards high

    Agood crop of RIBA Award entries should ensure the success of the first National Awards dinner, taking place in Birmingham on 11 June. Some 60 schemes have been earmarked by regional panels and the RIBA Awards Group, chaired by Ian Davidson.This year promises to be a good one in which to bow out from the chairmanship, with the Stirling Prize to come in October (the dinner and party will be held at the Baltic Arts Centre in Gateshead). From October, the new chairman of the group will be Eric P
  • Baby subterfuge in the office

    recruitment
  • Back from the grave

    LANDSCAPE EXTRA: Sympathetic restoration of a long-neglected cemetery has created a new green resource for an inner city borough
  • BACK TO BASICS

    As part of a temporary installation at Cambridge University Department of Architecture, artist Daniel Edwards will strip later accretions from Colin St John Wilson's extension and show it as it was in 1959.
  • Back to basics

    MetalWorks Little gems
  • Back to his roots

    review
  • Back to the future

    interbuild 50:50
  • Balancing act

    review
  • BALTIC SET FOR NEIGHBOUR

    Ryder is seeking planning permission for this £20 million mixed-use project at Gateshead Quays. South Shore One, for developer Yuill Group, includes office space on the first two floors, 76 apartments over six and a half floors, with 76 apartments and five penthouse apartments.The scheme also includes plans to create new public space along the quayside.
  • Band on the run: standing room only

    letters
  • Bank statement

    BUILDING STUDY: Swanke Hayden Connell Architects has taken an inaccessible backland in Newgate and created a 'simple', 'undemonstrative' HQ for financial powerhouse Merrill Lynch that complements, rather than competes with, the City of London's historic p
  • Bankstock Buildings, N1

    This project, developed for Dorrington Properties, illustrates the growing range of Squire and Partners'portfolio and the practice's particular interest in conversion and regeneration. The site is on the Regent's Canal, behind Kingsland Road in Hoxton, an area of former industrial and warehouse buildings with scope for reuse and the generation of new activity. At present, the canal is largely inaccessible from nearby residential areas.
  • BARLETT ON STUDENT HUNT

    The Bartlett School of Architecture - with publishers August and Birkhäuser - is compiling a book of work by the school's graduates.
  • Barnsley chap

    Will Alsop was on good form at last week's AJ/Spectrum lecture at the Commonwealth Institute, where he showed a film made by the practice, first screened for Barnsley locals a few days earlier.
  • Battle principles

    The RIBA presidential election battle is more interesting now that Annette Fisher has joined the fray - because, as we will be told ad infinitum over the course of the campaign, she is (a) female and (b) black. This is supposed to make her more 'relevant' than the other candidates, no-hoper David Thorp and George Ferguson, who can nevertheless be said to represent the 'regions' and perhaps may also be 'relevant'. This is pathetic stuff.
  • Battleships hold the key to the future of tall buildings it seems

    Frank Lloyd Wright once said that inferior minds work by comparison while superior minds work by analogy. As an aphorism this matches Buckminster Fuller's better known one about the task of design being to do more with less, so that even if resources dwindle, there can still be more for everyone, but in either case, the use of analogy to tease out technology is a gift from the gods because it really works.
  • Bauhaus Architecture 1919-1933

    Review
  • BBB PLANS FOR WTC SITE

    New York firm Beyer Blinder Belle is to draw up proposals for land uses for the blitzed site of Manhattan's World Trade Centre. It will draw up a plan for the 6.4ha site in December. The contract is worth just over £2 million for the architect, which restored Grand Central Terminal. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation chose BBB.
  • BBC looks to youth for new faces of architectural TV

    The BBC is seeking a team of new young presenters for its latest architecture series. The 'stylish, intelligent' six-parter about modern architecture and contemporary design for digital channel BBC3 is aimed at the 'hip-hotels generation' - fashion-conscious 20- and 30-somethings.
  • BBC makes broadcasting news

    The BBC has revealed new images of four key architectural projects. They are:
  • BBC TUNES INTO DESIGN

    The BBC has announced a new lineup of architecture programmes.
  • BBC TWO SHOWS US THE BEST

    A new four-part series - Britain's Best Buildings - starts on 5 November on BBC Two. Presented by Dan Cruikshank, each programme will be devoted to the exploration of an individual building. Tower Bridge, Blenheim Palace, Durham Cathedral and Windsor Castle will be covered.
  • BBP STARTS ON YORK CAMPUS

    The Sheffield-based Bond Bryan Partnership has started on site with its redevelopment of the St John Campus in York (pictured).The project includes a new learning centre, sports science centre and a building devoted to health and psychology studies. The practice was appointed in January 2001.
  • BCIA CALLS FOR ENTRIES

    Entries are invited for the 2002 British Construction Industry Awards. Awards are made in seven categories, including the highly prestigious Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award.The categories are: Small Project (up to £3 million) sponsored by Thomas Telford; Building (£3 million to £50 million) sponsored by BSI; Civil Engineering (£3 million to £50 million) sponsored by Civils 2002; Major Project (more than £50 million); Best Practice, sponsored by Cons
  • BCIA shortlist revealed for 2002

    The shortlist for the AJ-backed British Construction Industry Awards 2002 was revealed this week, including a diverse range of publicly funded projects.
  • BDP and BCSC chart the future of urban retail design

    BDP and the British Council of Shopping Centres have unveiled their Urban Design for Retail Environments document, which aims to set design standards for shopping centres for the next decade.
  • BDP Dublin

    BDP Dublin has designed the National Maritime College of Ireland at Ringaskiddy, Co Cork.
  • BDP grows with acquisition of Whicheloe Macfarlane

    The UK's largest architecture practice, Building Design Partnership (BDP), is set to grow even larger following a merger agreement with Whicheloe Macfarlane MDP.
  • BDP has won approval for a £13 million business school

    BDP has won approval for a £13 million business school at Napier University's Craiglockhart campus in Edinburgh. The site is dominated by the listed former hydropathic hospital building, dating from 1880, which accommodated First World War poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. The covered space between the existing building and a new flexible teaching block will contain learning resource and computing facilities and a titanium-clad 200-seat lecture theatre which 'floats over the new
  • BDP Landscape

    BDP Landscape, in conjunction with BDP's French associate practice Groupe6, has completed this 'sculptural moulding' scheme for the Savoie Technolac, a business and education park in Chambery, France. The brief was to tackle the problem of gypsy invasion. The opportunity was taken to go beyond the usual solution and provide something more 'sculptural'. Situated in a glacial valley, on the edge of the Lac du Bourget, the design combines a complex gridded symmetry in plan, reflecting the ration
  • BDP RETAIL CENTRE OPENS

    BDP's £75 million Tres Aguas retail and leisure centre in Alceron, near Madrid, is set to open in September. The 65,000m 2'edge-of-town' project, for Lend Lease Europe, provides two levels of retail space for commercial hire. The scheme also includes a supermarket, 15screen multiplex cinema, 10-lane bowling alley, a health club and 3,200 parking spaces.
  • BDP reveals plans for English football success

    Football’s coming home- to Burton upon Trent, where a new dedicated National Football Centre for England’s elite professionals is being designed by BDP.
  • BDP WINS CROSSRAIL JOBS

    BDP has been selected to design 25 Crossrail stations on the northwest routes from central London on Crossrail line 1. The initial design work will investigate stations on two line options that connect the counties east and west of London with the city centre.
  • BDP'S WIMBLEDON ACE

    BDP has submitted a planning application for the next phase of its work at Wimbledon, including a new Court Two at the All England Club. The project, located on the south side of the club, will seat 5,000 people, and it will be sunk into the ground to preserve views for local residents. The club also revealed plans for an indoor minitennis centre and clay court in the grounds.
  • Be alert to the e-mail address harvesters' trick

    aj. column
  • Be audacious - taking a risk is the essence of life itself

    'Nothing is lost, 'says Mel Gooding, the writer and critic. By this he means that everything you do seems to have value at the time of doing it. I subscribe to the view that most people have developed their main ideas and concepts by the age of 25, and that thereafter they spend their time trying to understand them.
  • Be aware of contract exclusions when it comes to adjudication

    LEGAL MATTERS
  • Be on your guard for the curse of the infamous slide projector

    In America you can make a career out of lecturing on presentation. I remember listening enthralled to one man who explained that it was almost impossible to trust any arrangement of slides in a carousel.
  • Beam me up

    astragal
  • 'Beauty Joy and the Real'

    An exhibition of the work of Will Alsop, entitled 'Beauty Joy and the Real', has opened at the Sir John Soane Museum. The show features sketchbooks, video installations and models that include Peckham Library, Queen Mary and Westfield College, c/Plex, and the Oosterdock Eiland library in Amsterdam. Alsop has designed an inscribed sculpture that hangs in the museum's monument court. The exhibition, the third in a series linking the work of contemporary star architects to the museum and its col
  • BedZED

    It is left to the CPA's Michael Ankers, who picks Bill Dunster's BedZED project for the Peabody Trust, to wave the flag for sustainability. 'It seems odd to select such a recent development as an example of the industry's finest achievements of the last 50 years. But I am convinced that the achievements on this project will prove to be as significant as any, as we increasingly focus on sustainable development. This project shows how new homes and workspaces can be built that are carbon-neutra
  • Being Erno

    astragal
  • Being there: collaboration is gateway to creative success

    Places in which to make and be seen could be the essence of a more stimulated populace.
  • BENCHMARK INVITATION

    BENCHMARK INVITATION Architects are invited to sign up to the largest benchmark survey for the profession in the UK. Bench Mark 2002, a collaboration between architectural management consultancy Colander and the AJ, will address all aspects of practice management.
  • BENNETTS' CENTRE OPENS

    Bennetts Associates' £1.5 million National Park Gateway and Orientation Centre in Loch Lomond (AJ 4.10.01) will open to the public on 25 July.The scheme will introduce the public to the area's natural and cultural heritage.
  • Bennetts challenges KSS's designs for Brighton pier

    Bennetts Associates is spearheading a campaign to halt KSS Sport and Leisure Design's proposed £34 million revamp of Brighton's historic West Pier.
  • Benoy cashes in, home and abroad

    NEWS
  • BENOY WINS HOTEL OK

    Benoy has won approval for its £17 million mixed-use Regent Hotel scheme in Leamington Spa.
  • Berlin bound

    astragal
  • Besieged Livingstone to take fresh look at City Academy

    London mayor Ken Livingstone has reconsidered his rejection of the £22 million City Academy in Bermondsey, following a sit-in at his Romney House offices by Southwark children and behindthe-scenes negotiations with Southwark council.
  • BEST IN HOTEL DESIGN

    The European Hotel Design Awards will take place in conjunction with the AJ/Tim Battle & Associates' hotel design conference on 29 and 30 October at The Savoy in London.
  • Best in show

    Two excellent contributions to the conference stand out: one was a tour d'horizon by David Dunster, of Vienna, the state of education, the possible way forward, the whole damn thing. He reminded us that the professional bodies cannot help the schools in a direct way since they are owned by the university system. The relationship between them is a 'neurotic romance'.
  • Bethnal goes green

    understanding part L - A housing project with walls, floors and roofs constructed of insulated aircrete exceeds the requirements of Part L
  • Beware - your 'exes' may come back to haunt you

    Letters
  • Beware geeks bearing domain name 'gifts'

    The excellent Register (www. the register. co. uk) reports that Cabinet Secretary Sir Richard Wilson earns a Privacy International nomination as worst civil servant 'for his long-standing commitment to opposing freedom of information, data protection and ministerial accountability'. He's also up for a 'lifetime menace award'.
  • Beware of Big Brother and the super snoopers

    aj+. column
  • Beware the great tide of waste that is coming to engulf us all

    This month's RIBA Journal contains a more than usually interesting article. The magazine has questioned 127 architects on their use of innovative materials, and more than half of them have denied using any new materials at all. Without going too deeply into the reasons given - high cost, insurance problems, failures, lack of technical back-up - all of which are undoubtedly sound, it is nonetheless an astonishing result.
  • Beware the settlement - it may be easier to stand up and fight

    legal matters
  • Beyond Shelter: Anatolian Indigenous Buildings

    REVIEW
  • Beyond the fringe

    aj landscape study 2
  • BIAT'S ANNUAL SUMMIT

    The British Institute of Architectural Technologists will hold its annual summit at the British Museum on 29 January.
  • Bidding farewell to the old school of costly construction arbitration

    legal matters
  • BIENNALE BLOW OUT

    The British Council will showcase the work of only one UK architectural practice at the 8th Venice Biennale (7 September to 24 November). However, the winner will be selected from a shortlist of five chosen by the British jury, comprising Will Alsop, critic Rowan Moore and director of the Design Museum Alice Rawsthorn.
  • Biennale to put emphasis on 'the real and the physical'

    This year's Venice Architecture Biennale, entitled 'Next', will focus on 'the real, the physical, and the material', according to director Deyan Sudjic. Featured projects will be under construction rather than speculative, and they will be shown primarily in large-scale models, not virtual images or architects' renderings.
  • Big guns plot RIBA drawings move

    NEWS
  • 'BIG JIM'S' MEMORIAL DINNER

    A dinner is to be held in memory of Sir James Stirling on 22 June at St John's Restaurant in London to mark the 10th anniversary of his death. For information e-mail stirlingdinner@hotmail. com
  • BIG NAMES FOR THE RIBA

    David Chipperfield, Zaha Hadid and Kjetil Thorsen are kicking off a series of RIBA talks on architecture and relevant contemporary issues. The three will discuss their recent museum projects with Chipperfield speaking at the V&A on 19 May, Hadid on 26 May and Thorsen on 16 June. For more details contact Architecture and Museums on 020 7942 2211.
  • Big names slam Fisher campaign

    RIBA president Paul Hyett has called for strict guidelines over the raising of sponsorship as architecture's heavyweights speak out against the practice. Hyett is demanding that presidential candidates reveal accounts of any cash raised through sponsorship, following news that Annette Fisher has been approaching firms within the construction industry for cash.
  • Big names to battle it out for plum Edinburgh revamp

    Twelve high-profile practices are competing for the chance to redesign a section of Edinburgh's historic Princes Street.
  • Big night

    archicharades
  • Bilbao calling

    While The Architectural Review embraced European Modernism at a well-attended conference at the RIBA in London, an international event with a rather different flavour took place in the Bilbao Guggenheim. Arata Isozaki, Jean Nouvel and Wolf Prix discussed the place of the Guggenheim and its architect, Frank Gehry, in the context of international architecture and indeed their own work. A full house of Spanish architects heard simultaneous translations as French, Spanish, German and English were
  • Birmingham hits out over extra time for Wembley

    Birmingham's team to rival Wembley National Stadium Ltd has condemned the government for giving another extension to the latter to finalise funding for the £715 million national stadium by Foster and Partners and HOK Sport.
  • Birmingham library: an open and shut case

    Letters
  • Birmingham reveals HOK Eastside masterplan

    Birmingham City Council has unveiled its HOK-designed Eastside masterplan. It will take 10 years to complete and result in a staggering £6 billion of investment pouring into the city.
  • BISHOPSGATE BATTLE RAGES

    The City of London has stepped up its opposition to the listing of the Bishopsgate Goods Yard as the DCMS continues to consider the matter.The Lord Mayor of London has written to culture secretary Tessa Jowell suggesting a compromise: that a section of the Braithwaite Viaduct be listed and preserved as an example of Victorian railway architecture, with development on the rest of the site. A spokesperson for the Corporation suggested that English Heritage was seeking listing of the entire good
  • Bishopsgate Goods Yard legal decision due within days

    The battle over London's Bishopsgate Goods Yard will reach another milestone this week, with the result of a judicial review expected within days.
  • Bishopsgate listing crisis threatens East London line

    NEWS
  • BISHOPSGATE VERDICT DUE

    The ruling of the judicial review into future of the Bishopsgate Goods Yard is expected on Friday.
  • Bite-sized fit-out

    As a PR agency, Bite briefed its designer, Brinkworth, in much the same way it would be briefed itself when pitching for work. Bite 'wanted to avoid being prescriptive', to give the designers a sense of 'our brand, our people and the way we work', and for Brinkworth to 'come back with four or five possible design solutions that we can present to the group'.
  • BLACK BOOK WINNERS

    A proposal called 'Missing presumed found', involving black books left across Glasgow for residents to fill in, has won The Lighthouse/GLAS student architecture competition, Pigeon Hole City. The project - from backers who wanted to remain anonymous - clinched a £250 prize and support for further development.
  • BLACK SEA RESORT UPGRADE

    Aukett Europe has been appointed by Moscow-based developer GVA Sawyer to masterplan a mixed-use scheme in the Black Sea resort of Novorossiysk. The 25,000m 2project will include a four-star hotel, an office business park, a public park, restaurants, and cafes.
  • BLACKPOOL REGENERATION

    Blackpool Borough Council and the North West Development Agency have appointed EDAW and the Jerde Partnership to masterplan the regeneration of the city. The plan coincides with a government initiative to reverse the recent decline in UK tourism and the proposed relaxation of England's gambling laws.
  • BLACKPOOL WIND SHELTERS

    Open competition for the design of three swivelling wind shelters on Blackpool seafront.
  • BLACKWELL AJ ENQUIRY NO: 203

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  • Bloc

    London-based practice Bloc has won a competition to design the street furniture for O'Connell Street in Dublin. The structures, repeated along the 550m length of the historic city-centre route, will include two cafes, a ticket and information office, five retail units (pictured), two news-stands, two self-cleaning WCs,12 public telephone boxes and nine bus or taxi shelters.
  • Blonski's retrospective on architect Peter Moro

    Clare Melhuish reviews.....
  • Blowing bubbles and scratching the veneer

    AJ+. column
  • Blowup: inflatable art, architecture and design

    By Sean Topham. Prestel, 2002. 160pp. £19.95
  • BM scoops competitions for Lisbon Expo '98 legacy site Rouse and Cossons hail the 'best' office schemes

    Broadway Malyan has won a series of competitions in Lisbon, Portugal, including one to build a new hotel and two new office buildings on the city's Expo '98 site.
  • Booked out

    astragal
  • Boost for GLA's urban unit as Lord Rogers waives fee

    The GLA's Architecture and Urbanism Unit is to expand with two new appointments, a move made possible by the decision of the unit's chairman Lord Rogers to waive his fee for the current financial year.
  • BOOST FOR OPEN SPACE

    Hampshire landscape architect and urban designer Hyland Edgar Diver has won planning permission for its contribution to the £600 million development of the Spinningfields area of Manchester.
  • BOROUGHS WARN MAYOR

    London's boroughs have urged mayor Ken Livingstone to give more attention and thought to the outer areas of the capital in his draft London Plan. The Association of London Government warned Livingstone on Tuesday that a concentration of development in the east and central parts of the capital could turn the rest of London into a dormitory town.
  • Botschi Vargas flexes its modular muscle

    Botschi Vargas Architects has collaborated with Arup to design this flexible modular building as a temporary venue for community activities and entertainment. Simple repetitive components are used to create a versatile building that can be easily erected and demounted using a prefabricated kit of parts. The basic structural unit is a triangular module that can be arranged in tandem, parallel to each other or in a cruciform to create different configurations.
  • Bournemouth Central Library

    BDP's £10 million Bournemouth Central Library (above) has opened to the public. This fourstorey scheme - part of the Triangle regeneration - was one of the Treasury's Private Finance Initiative pathfinder projects. It provides retail accommodation on the first two floors while the library is housed in two open plan floors above.
  • Boxing clever

    Having decided to demolish the previous owner's conservatory to this mid-Victorian villa in Wandsworth, London, the brief to the Pike Practice was in essence to create a glass wall to the back of the house. The work involved was more radical than that implies.
  • BPTW Architects

    BPTW Architects has won detailed planning consent for its £9 million mixed-use scheme in Peckham, south London (pictured) - which will replace a disused bingo hall.
  • Bradford council faces boycott following dispute with URBED

    Masterplanner URBED has threatened to organise a boycott of Bradford City Council after it shelved the practice's plans for the regeneration of the city centre, developed together with Penoyre and Prasad.
  • BRAZILIAN FEEL TO ABS BALL

    The Architects Benevolent Society Carnival Ball takes place at London's Dorchester Hotel on 5 December.
  • Breaking the logjam

    The recent Planning Green Paper may begin to challenge applicant clients taking their architects' time for granted
  • Brewer Street, W1

    This development of offices, apartments (30 per cent ‘affordable’) and shops at the heart of Soho replaces an NCP car-park occupying a long, narrow, landlocked site north of Brewer Street.
  • Bridge: The Architecture of Connection

    By Lucy Blakstad. August/ Birkhauser, 2002. 192pp. £22
  • Bridgework

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  • Bridging a gap

    A splendid new book by engineer/architect Matthew Wells, 30 Bridges (Laurence King), provides a considered guide to this fashionable-again design subject.
  • Bridging the gap

    A new development in west London shows how it is possible to make usable space from the most unlikely of sites
  • Bridging the past: Tyneside lives on

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  • BRIDGING THE THAMES

    Lifschutz Davidson's second Hungerford pedestrian footbridge over the Thames opened to the public last Friday. The bridge - expected to carry seven million pedestrians a year - is designed to contribute to the regeneration of the South Bank.
  • BRIEF RECOVERY

    NHS Estates has published a new guide for health trusts on the main components of the design brief for new healthcare buildings. The document, 'Advice', has been put together by Richard Burton with help from others, including Sunand Prasad and Rory Coonan, and is intended to help the integration of good design at all levels of the building process - strategic, project and operational. The document was published this week and is available by contacting Jane Crossley at NHS Estates on 0113 254
  • Brimelow McSweeney Architects

    Brimelow McSweeney Architects has won the competition to design the final building to complete MacCormac Jamieson Prichard's £60 million masterplan for Coventry city centre (pictured). The £10 million, sevenstorey Millennium View will include 62 apartments and 3,000m 2of leisure and retail space. It will be clad in patinated copper shingles, curved glass panels and blue render.Work will begin on site in late spring.
  • Brimful of ash...

    Austin Williams challenges the latest dioxin fears caused by a 'mountain' of incinerator ash in Essex, plus a round-up of some of the latest technical developments
  • Brindleyplace team in £1bn King's Cross vision

    The team behind the highly praised Brindleyplace in Birmingham has reformed to produce a billion-pound-plus,20-year plan for the development of London's King's Cross. Allies and Morrison and Porphyrios Associates have jointly produced this vision for 23.8ha of blighted land north of King's Cross and St Pancras stations.
  • Bringing the past to life

    working details
  • Bristol City Learning Centre wins PM's prize

    The Alec French Partnership has won the Prime Minister's Award for Better Public Buildings for its City Learning Centre at Brislington School, near Bristol.
  • BRISTOL DOCKS INQUIRY

    Barlow Henley Architects will face a public inquiry on 22 January over its mixed-use scheme on the south side of Bristol Docks.
  • Bristol fashion

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  • Bristol's new twist on bridge design

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  • BRIT SUCCESS IN MUNICH

    Zaha Hadid Architects and Sauerbruch Hutton Architects are both through to the next stage of an international competition for the Brandhurst Museum in Munich.
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  • British Library fails to meet the challenge of the Internet age

    Of all the great English architectural tragedies of the last century, the greatest by far must be the British Library. It may be in use, but it is far from being the established British institution it was intended to be. Designed by Colin St John Wilson, the library stands on and dives beneath what was a Victorian goods yard adjoining London's St Pancras Station. It was, when completed in 1867, the largest clear-spanning structure in the world. Wilson's library is an equally massive structure
  • Brits receive call-up for £40m Barcelona stadium shortlist

    Two British practices are in the final stages of a competition for a new 40,000-capacity football stadium in Barcelona. HOK Sport+Venue+Event is on the four-strong invited shortlist along with fellow Brit Arup Associates, US-based Architectonica and French architect Jean Nouvel.
  • Broaden Part 2 funding and redefine our role

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  • Broadgate

    Broadgate, for Peter Rogers of Stanhope, who was involved in the project, made an urban design contribution as well as helping reshape the construction process. 'It was a seminal project both in terms of the urban infrastructure and the creation of spaces for people - and in the way it was procured and built. It represented a fundamental change in attitude to the whole construction process. Collaboration works better than confrontation. More people are negotiating and making a better effort t
  • Broadway Malyan to rethink disputed Vauxhall skyscraper

    Broadway Malyan is preparing for a major rethink of its controversial 49-storey Vauxhall skyscraper following widespread criticism of the scheme (pictured).
  • BROADWAY THEATRE GETS OK

    The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has granted full planning permission to Tim Foster Architects' £4.4 million scheme to modernise and extend the Broadway Theatre. The project will create a 340-seat performance space and will also provide a new home for the Barking College's performing arts department.
  • Brooke Coombes House scoops Manser Medal

    This year's winner of the Manser Medal for the best one-off house in Britain is Burd Haward Marston Architects for its Brooke Coombes House in Ealing, west London.
  • Brought to light

    review
  • Brown in boost for housebuilding

    Chancellor Gordon Brown has pledged his commitment to a radical new programme of housebuilding in the UK and wide-sweeping planning reforms.
  • Brownfield breaks

    What are the benefits to building the majority of future UK households on previously used sites?
  • Bruce McLean mural

    Arts minister Baroness Blackstone has unveiled this Bruce McLean mural in Birmingham. It is on the side of Auchinleck House, a 1960s tower block in the city centre. McLean, professor of graduate painting at the Slade School of Art, was commissioned by LaSalle Investment to produce the 30m high mural.
  • BRUFMA conference hits the right note

    BRUFMA CONFERENCE 2002
  • BRUM'S EASTERN PROMISE

    NEWS
  • BRUNSWICK ON THE LIST

    NEWS
  • Bryan Avery proposed a walled vision in Finland

    Letters
  • Bryant Priest Newman

    Bryant Priest Newman has won planning permission for this £150,000 house in Witherley, Leicestershire.
  • Buckley Gray

    Architect Buckley Gray has completed this refurbishment of television station five's head office in London. The £120,000 scheme for the building, in Covent Garden's Long Acre, included the redesign of the reception area and front elevation as part of the channel's rebranding exercise. It creates an open plan reception area, with the glass reception desk backed by a black glass wall containing plasma screens.
  • BUDGET NEWS ONLINE

    For analysis of Gordon Brown's Budget log on to AJPlus.
  • Building Design Partnership

    Building Design Partnership's 150 million euro (£94 million) TresAguas retail and leisure development has opened in Madrid. The 'edge of town'scheme for Lend Lease España was developed with BDP's Spanish associate practice, Arquitectura Langdon. The project creates 65,000m 2space over three levels and includes a 15-screen multiplex cinema, supermarket and entertainment centre with 32-lane bowling alley and health club. It is inspired by the town of Avila, north west of Madrid, produ
  • BUILDING FOR LIFE ACCOLADE

    Proctor Matthews Architects has won CABE's first 'Building for Life Award', for the best development by a volume house builder. The practice won the prize for the 6-25 Mile End Road development in east London, which comprises six houses, 49 flats and 10 maisonettes.
  • BUILDING GLOOM CONTINUES

    A survey from the RICS published this week has confirmed that construction industry activity and profit expectations have slumped across the sector and throughout the UK. The survey, for the fourth quarter 2001, showed that chartered surveyors reported the first decline in construction workloads since the beginning of 1996.
  • Building Regulations 2000 amendments to Part L - simple insulation solutions

    BRUFMA CONFERENCE 2002
  • BUILDING SIGHTS WINNER

    Caruso St John Architects'New Art Gallery in Walsall has won CABE's first £5,000 Buildings Sights award.The competition, launched in July this year with the Arts Council, aims to inspire clients and contractors to improve public access to their building sites.
  • Building solutions

    Hanson TiS' Wonderwall system is at the forefront of innovation. Its complete design service means it can be an integral player from day one, without turning its back on traditional values
  • Built-up aria

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  • BUNGALOWS 'TOP CHOICE'

    A new MORI poll, commissioned by CABE, has revealed that bungalows are the most sought-after homes in England. The two most desirable housing types were the bungalow at 30 per cent and the village house at 29 per cent.
  • BURA SEEKS ENTRIES

    The British Urban Regeneration Association is inviting nominations for the 2002 Awards for Best Practice in Regeneration. The awards identify and promote examples of outstanding regeneration. The closing date for nominations is 5 April. For further information call 020 7821 9552 or visit www. bura. org. uk
  • BurlandTM housing grounded by Al Fayed heliport turbulence

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  • BURO HAPPOLD'S GLOBAL IIP

    Buro Happold has won global 'Investors in People' accreditation.
  • Buschow Henley Architects

    Buschow Henley Architects has won a competition to design a performing-arts hall with an outside quadrangle for a prep school near Slough. The London practice expects detailed planning consent this month for the theatre space, seminar rooms and copper-clad tower. Budgets for the Caldicott School building could total about £4 million and completion is due for 2004. The firm beat off competition from five firms including Penoyre & Prasad and dsdha.
  • Buschow Henley homes in on radical rethink for prisons

    Buschow Henley Architects has produced this architectural vision for the prison of the 21st century.
  • BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT

    Crown Estates has appointed Purcell Miller Tritton as architectural conservation advisor for a swathe of its London portfolio. It will advise the royal landowners on Regent's Park, Kensington Palace Gardens and Bedford Square.
  • CABE

    CABE has commended Michael Hopkins and Partners'masterplan for the 4ha Cattle Market site in the centre of Bury St Edmunds. The design review committee said it 'enthusiastically supports the intelligent approach to town planning embodied in the project'. It also praised the strong collaborations on the project and the consideration given to the views of local people. The plan creates a new square, two new streets, provides 23,000m 2ofretail accomodation, 8,000m 2of residential, and 2,500m 2of
  • CABE accused of coming up short in tall buildings debate

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  • CABE AND EH IN PRINT

    Arts minister Baroness Blackstone will launch the joint CABE and EH publication, Building in Context: New developments in Historic Areas, next Thursday. The volume, by Francis Golding, examines 15 case studies where new buildings have responded positively to their historic surroundings.
  • CABE and EH unveil 'positive' report on historic new-builds

    Arts minister Baroness Blackstone was set to launch the joint CABE and EH publication Building in Context: New development in Historic Areas today.
  • CABE and Yentob fume at Westminster planners

    The BBC has denied it is threatening to quit Westminster after a row over its plans to revamp Broadcasting House.
  • CABE attacks plan to demolish Kidderminster Piano building

    CABE has condemned Lyons + Sleeman + Hoare's plan to demolish Kidderminster's much-loved Piano building and replace it with a new cinema designed by the practice.
  • CABE awards £90k grant for Cambridge centre launch

    Design chiefs in East Anglia are launching a new architecture centre after CABE awarded it a £90,000 start-up grant. The funding will last for two years. Cambridge Architecture Centre is due to open in the summer following the appointment of a director.
  • CABE BACKS ACADEMY

    Aedas AHR's £16.5 million Evelyn Community Academy has won the support of CABE.The project, adjacent to Stockley Park in the Yiewsley and West Drayton area of London, is part of the government's City Academy programme and will specialise in science and technology.The building is organised around a central, flexible space, which is flanked by teaching areas.The project, which is awaiting planning approval from Hillingdon council, should begin on site in March 2003 for completion in August
  • CABE calls for more changes to Foster's Spitalfields..

    Foster and Partners latest revisions to its £250 million Spitalfields scheme in London's East End have failed to appease its critics. CABE's design review committee said it was still worried about crucial elements of the design and called for yet more changes.
  • CABE calls on Brighton to reject KSS's West Pier plan

    CABE has called on Brighton's planners to deny permission for KSS Sport and Leisure Design's £34 million revamp of the Grade I-listed West Pier, unless the design changes significantly.
  • CABE Design Review assessed

    We gave some key commentators preview copies of the new CABE Design Review - a guide on how to evaluate quality in architecture and urban design (AJ 28.3.02). Here are their considered opinions and constructive criticism to take the debate forward This is a lively and sharply focused set of guidelines.
  • CABE DESIGN TALKS

    CABE is to hold a series of seminars to promote quality design in sensitive and historic areas, following on from the report Building in Context, published last spring, in collaboration with English Heritage. Each seminar will begin with a presentation on the issues covered in the document by its author, Francis Golding, followed with a discussion. Call 0117 975 0459 for information.
  • CABE DRESSES DOWN

    CABE has applauded Wayne Hemingway's aspirations for his Gateshead housing scheme but said they will not be achieved with the current design. CABE's design review committee said the scheme did not create a strong enough sense of place. And it warned that the repetition of the housing blocks and the spaces between them could lead to 'blandness'. The £70 million project by Red or Dead designer Hemingway for Wimpey will create 688 homes on the banks of the River Tyne. But CABE said it was c
  • CABE GETS NEW DIRECTOR

    CABE has appointed Chris Murray as its new director of partnerships. Murray currently heads up the local authority cultural planning division at Milton Keynes council and is author of Making Sense of Place: new approaches to place marketing.
  • CABE GOES IRELAND HOPPING

    CABE's Jon Rouse is travelling to Belfast this week to advise on the creation of a commission-style organisation for the city. Rouse and regional coordinator Annie Hollobone will meet with city councillors inspired by the recent creation of a design commission for Wales. CABE is holding a seminar with representatives from Dublin and Rotterdam to discuss their experiences. The session will be chaired by John Worthington of DEGW and attended by CABE deputy chairman Paul Finch and chair of the d
  • CABE in New Year spending spree

    CABE chief executive Jon Rouse has set out an aggressive agenda for the New Year as the commission looks for ways of spending its increased budget, set to double to £4.2 million in April. Rouse told the AJ that first on his shopping list is a significant increase in staffing levels. Specialists in housing, education and research will be a priority.
  • CABE is wrong about Bradford-uponAvon

    We find CABE's blessing for the Kingston Mills scheme (above) indicative of a narrow approach to architecture and urban design in historic settings. Bradfordupon-Avon is a highly sensitive, unspoilt historic town, with a strong character - something recognised by Sir Alec Clifton Taylor when he rated it among England's best towns. Even Pevsner's pulse quickens.
  • CABE listing role is a logical progression

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  • CABE queries EPR Architects' civic quarter in Maidenhead

    CABE has urged EPR Architects to clarify the key aims behind its plan for a new civic quarter in Maidenhead.
  • CABE set for new role as champion for urban space

    CABE is set to take on a new role as the nation's champion for urban space as the commission continues to expand its activities.
  • CABE set to play peacemaker in education discussions

    Heads of schools have asked CABE to help broker peace in the ongoing education saga.
  • CABE slates lack of ambition in Bracknell and Leicester

    CABE has urged bolder designs for a major mixed-use scheme for Bracknell and criticised a Leicester housing scheme for lacking character.
  • CABE tells Stockwell Street scheme to be more 'quirky'

    A CABE design review criticising a £25 million mixed-use scheme as 'wallpaper' rather than distinct and modern has been welcomed by the designer, BWCP Architects.
  • CABE turns to press and TV to spread word on good design

    CABE has joined forces with The Mirror in its latest bid to take good design to a new and wider audience.
  • CABE urges Plymouth to recreate itself as 'iconic city'

    CABE has challenged a major southern city to build or improve 50 public spaces to turn it from dereliction into an 'iconic city'. Chief executive Jon Rouse said Plymouth should prioritise the public realm as a 'premium legacy to the Queen's Golden Jubilee'. He told last week's Urban Plymouth conference to improve or build 50 public spaces such as parks and piazzas in the next five years.
  • CABE: be clearer on the outline - and the detail

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  • CABE: getting the best - from PFI or otherwise

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  • CABE: NO INQUIRY STAND

    CABE says it is 'extremely unlikely' it will give evidence at the public inquiry into Renzo Piano's £350 million London Bridge Tower, citing the architect's failure to respond to recommendations in its design review of the 306m skyscraper. A spokesman said: 'We are still concerned about aspects of the project's design.' CABE also said the cost of appearing at public hearings made giving evidence almost prohibitively expensive.
  • CABE's Rouse: 'Our PFI report is on the way'

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  • Cadogan Pier, SW3

    By any standards an unusual commission, the brief at Cadogan Pier was to adapt an existing boat hull, moored on the Thames, for use as offices.Planning consent was obtained successfully for a scheme providing a board-room, open-plan office and cellular offices for directors. The vocabulary of the scheme was necessarily nautical, since lightweight materials - metal and fibreglass - were used, with sliding panels to screen water reflections from the otherwise transparent facade.
  • CALATRAVA GETS GONG

    Dr Santiago Calatrava has received the Sir Misha Black Memorial Medal 2002 for distinguished services to design education. The awards ceremony will take place on 7 March at the RCA.
  • CALL FOR STEEL DESIGNS

    The Corus Group, The British Constructional Steelwork Association and the Steel Construction Institute have called for entries for the Structural Steel Design Awards 2003. To obtain entry forms call Gillian Mitchell on 020 7747 8121.
  • Call to clear up education minefield

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  • Cambridge University plans set to spark Green Belt row

    Cambridge University is planning a major expansion into the city's Green Belt with a development which will almost certainly lead to a full-scale public inquiry.
  • Camden battles for return of Farrell at Swiss Cottage

    Camden council is talking tough to try and bring Terry Farrell & Partners back on board for the controversial Swiss Cottage project.
  • Camden practice RTKL

    Camden practice RTKL has won a competition to design the British Embassy in Rabat, Morocco. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office selected the practice due to its use of local styles. There was also praise for an effective response to the local climate and culture combined with the necessary security measures for such a building. A traditional North African courtyard design was used, combined with local crafts - including wood screens, brises-soleil, stonework and mosaic artistry.Ken Christian,
  • Camden set to reject 'Modernism'

    The London Borough of Camden has thrown out a planning application for Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners' £20 million cancer research centre at University College London, with the planning committee citing 'poor design standards'. And in a warning to other architects, the committee's chair has given notice that the council is gearing up to 'break the unthinking Modernist fan club'.
  • CAMPAIGN TO SAVE TANNERY

    SAVE Britain's Heritage has launched a campaign to protect the St Mildred's Tannery in Canterbury, Kent. Campaigners want the local council to throw out architects Clague's planning application to build a set of apartments on the site for developer Bellway Homes.
  • CAMPUS PLAN FOR LEICESTER

    Shepheard Epstein Hunter has revealed its £300 million plans to create a new campus for the University of Leicester. The plan will accommodate a 25 per cent rise in staff to more than 4,000, and create an extra 150,000m 2ofteaching space. Consultation has already started, with work due to start by 2004.
  • Can lightening strike the same site twice?

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  • Can partnering work in practice or is it merely a pipe dream?

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  • Can we have ramp credit where it's due?

    Letters
  • Candid Campus

    Arup's new base in Solihull draws on the practice's history of radical traditionalism. Its clarity of structure and environmental credentials set a new standard for office and business park architecture in the UK
  • Cannes do

    The property world and its satellites were en fête at the MIPIM exhibition last week, an event that began in extraordinary fashion for a party travelling to Cannes by train. It included City Corporation stalwarts, planner Peter Rees and deputy city surveyor Peter Bennett. As the train pulled into Lille to meet its connection, it became apparent that the departing train would not wait for the Brits, who were a few minutes late. Rees and Bennett spotted what was about to happen, which woul
  • CANNING TOWN PROPOSALS

    Shillam + Smith has presented its proposals for the regeneration of east London's Canning Town and Custom House to local community groups. The London Borough of Newham commissioned the practice earlier this year to carry out an investigation into the local housing, transport, employment, facilities and amenities.
  • Car-ban tax

    The article 'Emission Accomplished' by Lloyd Williams (AJ 4.4.02) was very useful in helping to understand the changing tax rates when using a business car or a vehicle used in the course of a business.
  • CAREY JONES RICS DOUBLE

    Carey Jones Architects has won a double at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors' awards. Its scheme for Central Square in Newcastle won both the regeneration and energy efficiency categories.
  • Cartwright Pickard

    Cartwright Pickard has completed this £5 million headquarters building for Phoenix Natural Gas in Belfast.The 5,000m 2project, on a 0.9ha brownfield site, is an operations and control centre for Northern Ireland's first natural gas supplier.The four-storey building faces Belfast Lough and the city's harbour on the opposite shore, and the large glazed front entrance is designed to be seen from across the water.The building integrates the different branches of the company and includes a ce
  • Cartwright Pickard

    Cartwright Pickard, in association with the Peabody Trust and developer Urban Space Management, has put forward a novel way of solving London's housing crisis - a return to the inhabited bridges of the middle ages. The plan is for a 92-home,10-storey bridge over the River Lea in east London and, following Cartwright Pickard and Peabody Trust's award winning Murray Grove project in 1999, this would use prefabricated flats craned into place. If the idea is a success, the developer suggests that
  • CAS should press ahead and target building users

    editorial
  • CASE STUDY 1 Solutia HQ, St Louis, Missouri

    One of the most obvious places to provide a showcase of the new material is Solutia's own HQ in St Louis, and the building does not disappoint. A dramatic, two-storey glass structure comprises 10 glass panels that make up the installation range in size from 60.6cm x 242.5cm to 163.7 x 243.7cm. Their tranquil blue hue was achieved by mixing no less than four coloured interlayers.
  • CASE STUDY 2 Hudson Hotel

    Renowned for the playful nature of his designs, Philippe Starck has worked successfully with Ian Schrager Hotels to create hotels of distinctive character. One of the more recent is the Hudson Hotel in New York, which opened in October 2000.
  • CASE STUDY 3 Adobe Systems Inc offices

    Architect Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel (GKV) incorporated Vanceva Design laminated glass into the New York offices of software giant Adobe Systems in a way that was particularly suited to the client. Taking full advantage of the immense palette of colours and patterns which Vanceva Design offers, the architect created a glass wall comprising more than 450 panels which represent individual hues within Adobe's Illustrator software. Visitors entering the lobby of the 50-year-old, 25-storey buildin
  • CASE STUDY 4 Peckham Library

    Peckham Library and Media Centre is one of the most successful libraries to be built in recent years, not least because it turns on its head the traditional notion of what a library building is or should be and how it should serve the local community. It is also one of the first buildings in the UK to make extensive use of the Vanceva Design laminated glass system. The building's bold, colourful, eye-catching design - which injects much-needed vibrancy and fun into a particularly unremarkable
  • CASE STUDY 5 Lincoln Cinema, South Beach

    The South Beach area of Miami in Florida attracts sun and fun seekers from all over the world. The historic beachfront neighbourhood has more colourful Art Deco buildings than anywhere else in the world. It centres round five streets, one of them Lincoln Road.At the western entrance to the Lincoln Road Mall is the Lincoln Cinema.
  • CASH FOR HISTORIC FLOOR

    Europa Nostra, the pan-European federation for heritage, has announced its Restoration Fund Grant Scheme for 2002 and 2003.
  • CASTLES IN THE SAND

    RIBA Northern Region has invited architects and construction professionals to take part - with local children - in a sandcastle building competition. The event, held to raise money for a local children's charity, is on 12 July at Druridge Bay. For further details call 0191 232 3741.
  • Catherine Croft: new director of Twentieth Century Society

    Journalist and campaigner Catherine Croft is to take over as director of the Twentieth Century Society.
  • CDA CATCHES THE BUS

    Comprehensive Design Architects has won a competition to design Eldon Square bus station in Newcastle upon Tyne's city centre.
  • CELTIC PARK TOPS VOTE

    PJMP Architects' Celtic Park has been voted the 'most loved sports venue in Britain' in a competition organised by BBC Radio Five Live and CABE.With 59.9 per cent of the vote, the stadium saw off competition from HOK Sport's Millennium Stadium in Cardiff with 28.4 per cent and Lord's Cricket Ground with 11.7 per cent. See page 5.
  • Central courtyard is now a thriving urban space!

    Letters
  • CENTRE BOWLS 'EM OVER

    The indoor cricket centre at Edgbaston, Birmingham, designed by David Morley Architects with Bryant Priest Newman, has won the top prize in the 12th Colorcoat Building Awards. The judges praised the building for its oversailing roof. For full details of the awards, see our eight-page supplement in this issue.
  • CHAIRMAN ROLE FOR STONES

    Architect and planner Alan Stones has been appointed chairman of the Urban Design Group. Stones is best known as the editor of the 1997 Essex Design Guide for Residential and Mixed Use Areas.
  • Chancellor Brown's spending hike slammed as 'too small'

    Critics have attacked Gordon Brown's plans to boost housebuilding, as set out in his Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR), for not going far enough, writes Ed Dorrell.
  • CHANGE FOR THE BETTER

    Construction minister Brian Wilson has welcomed this week's launch of Accelerating Change, a consultation looking at how to break down barriers to speed up the rate of improvement across construction.
  • Change in RIBA rules on funds could be Hyett's breathalyser

    I am sitting high above the North Atlantic looking down on clouds of distinction hovering over a watery desert, wondering if Paul Hyett is the youngest RIBA president ever. I cannot check this here, but I suspect he is one of the youngest.
  • Channel 4

    Channel 4 has revealed details of the design of the new Big Brother house.
  • Channel 4 on hunt for house makeovers and redesigns

    Channel 4 has launched a nationwide search for homes and properties to feature in the second series of its acclaimed programme Other People's Houses.
  • Channel faulty

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  • CHARCON AJ ENQUIRY NO: 205

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  • CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME

    The Architecture in the House events during last week's Architecture Week raised more than £108,000 for the charity Shelter.
  • CHARLES IN FULL BLOOM

    Prince Charles and landscape architect Jinny Blom have created a garden with wild flowers and a mounded shelter roofed with thyme for the Chelsea Flower Show. A light-tube frame by structural engineer Elliott Wood Partnership forms the shelter on the plot, called the LaurentPerrier Harpers & Queen Healing Garden. The show runs from 21 to 24 May.
  • Check the terms of the contract in cases of contractual breach

    legal matters
  • CHECKING ON STANDARDS

    CABE will be working with NHS Estates on 13 building projects to ensure they are designed and built to the highest possible standards. This will comprise five acute hospitals, five primary care schemes, and three one-stop primary care centres. The initiative was announced by the Department of Health's ministerial design champion, Lord Hunt, at the Primary Care Design conference last week.
  • CHELSEA COMPUTER EVENT

    The AEC Design Computing 2002 Conference and Exhibition will be held on 29-30 October at London's Chelsea Football Club. The twoday event will have specialist architecture CPD-certified seminars.Tel 01689 616000 for details.
  • Cheshire architect struck off for financial imprudence

    The ARB's professional conduct committee (PCC) has erased a Cheshire-based architect from its register after he was found guilty of unprofessional conduct this week.
  • Chetwood Associates

    Chetwood Associates has submitted this redevelopment of a 0.8ha brownfield site in Camberwell, south London for planning permission.The project - on a derelict bus depot - will transform the land into a mixed-use development which will include retail, leisure and residential units.
  • CHILD'S PLAY

    Kent Architecture Centre is inviting children from a local primary school to design, make and model architectural costumes as part of Architecture Week in June. The children from Medway Primary School will design their costumes along the theme 'the way we live now', with the help of local artists and architects. The project is being funded by CABE and the Arts Council of England.
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  • Chipperfield frustrates Wilford with German literary success

    Michael Wilford's German practice Schupp Wilford is to issue a complaint to the Museum of Modern Literature competition organisers in Marbach, Germany, after the practice's winning scheme was dumped and the fourth place entry from David Chipperfield (pictured) was selected for the £5 million project.
  • Chipperfield slams 'secretive' Stirling Prize judging

    David Chipperfield has called for a review of the voting system for the Stirling Prize and an end to the use of a secret ballot.
  • Choleric column

    My good friend Piloti, over in the 'Nooks and Corners' column of the ever-entertaining Private Eye , has got his knickers in a twist over Michael Hopkins' new Forum building in Norwich. He has given it the Hugh Casson Medal for the worst building of 2001, in 'a bad year for architecture as for everything else'. All is not well with the building, he thinks, which features one of the 'unbroken repetitive, boring' perimeter walls beloved of the architect, here of red brick, and an atrium which h
  • Church times

    The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is rarely backward in coming forward. One of its latest press releases is headed 'C of E urged to put faith in chartered surveyors'.
  • CIC chief calls bank's online bidding process 'disgraceful'

    RIAS secretary Sebastian Tombs has met with Construction Industry Council chief executive Graham Watts to discuss the 'thin end of the wedge' problem he fears over the Royal Bank of Scotland's new online bidding process (AJ 28.3.02). And Watts has declared the bank's behaviour 'absolutely disgraceful', with the potential to put client relationships back '10 years at least'.
  • CIC reveals new design 'language'

    The Construction Industry Council has revealed its Design Quality Indicators - a measurement system to assess good design - hailing it a new 'language' for the construction industry to talk about design.
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  • City calls for Heron to sue over London Bridge Tower

    The City's chief planner, Peter Rees, has called on developers behind the Heron Tower to sue the government if Renzo Piano's London Bridge Tower (pictured) gets the green light from secretary of state Stephen Byers.
  • City competition

    Foggo Associates' office building on Queen Victoria Street in the City of London won the prize for best City building from the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects this year - and was presented at the annual dinner of the Company at the Mansion House on Tuesday evening. The Merrill Lynch office complex by Swanke Hayden Connell was highly commended - in previous years there was only a winner. Let's hope this award continues to flourish, and that perhaps more commendations might be consid
  • City habits

    The whole business of livery company dinners is redolent with history, even for those which are of recent origin - architects were given livery status in 1988. The dinner included the 'loving cup', and the people involved have the usual arcane titles, ranging from the Dennis Wheatley-esque 'Master', present incumbent Michael West, to various wardens, chief of which is the Upper Warden, currently the AJ planning correspondent Brian Waters, who will be the next Master. A nice innovation this ye
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  • CITY OF CULTURE SHORTLIST

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  • CITY OF CULTURE WINDFALL

    Research carried out by the Cardiff Business School has found that the winner of the competition to find the European City of Culture 2008 could benefit to the tune of £1 billion. The findings also concluded that up to 5,000 jobs would be created.
  • City of Manchester Stadium Arup Associates

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  • City set to 'invade' Tower Hamlets

    London's Tower Hamlets is readying itself for the widespread 'invasion' of the City of London through its eastern border. With as many as four skyscrapers already in the pipeline, the council's planners are set to publish a new tall buildings policy that will open the floodgates for developers.
  • CIVIC TRUST AWARDS CALL

    The Civic Trust is inviting entries for its 2003 awards for architecture and environmental design.
  • Clare Melhuish reviews Gehl's thinking on the quality of life in the city

    Jan Gehl's lecture for the Urban Design Alliance provided an appropriate prelude to London's 'NoCar Day', showing how the city of Copenhagen has, since 1962, been successfully pushing back the car, so that by now 'the city is totally dominated by people having a good time'. The planners' policy of removing two per cent of parking each year was based on the premise that 'if you do it slowly, noone will notice'. Today there is 'seven times more space for people than in the early '60s'.
  • Clare Melhuish reviews Versace's parallels between fashion and architecture

    After the disappointment of Australian architect Gabriel Poole's non-appearance for a scheduled lecture at the V&A, the museum's Versace retrospective offered a diverting alternative.Architecture is always flirting with fashion - both are driven by the human body as their central concern - but the work of Gianni and Donatella Versace might be thought unlikely to attract the interest of architects.
  • Clare Melhuish reviews. . .Ian Buruma's thoughts on anti-urban thinking

    In view of Ian Buruma's extensive experience and knowledge of the Far East, it was disappointing that his lecture on anti-urbanism did not offer more detail and insight into the remarkable urban growth phenomenon of that part of the world. In fact, his disquisition on 'the city' offered only a very general overview of anti-urban sentiment through the ages, triggered by Buruma's personal reading of the world-wide response to the events of 11 September.
  • Clare Melhuish reviews... the timeless quality and subtle poetry of Eric Parry

    Responding to Eric Parry's AA lecture, Patrick Hodgkinson drew a parallel between Parry's work and that of Lethaby and Voysey - in which 'the smallest details are poetic', generating a timeless quality in the buildings.
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  • CLASH HUB FOR GRAVESEND

    The Gravesend Town Centre Initiative has appointed Clash Associates to design a transport interchange for the town.The scheme - which will provide a hub for road, bus, rail and taxi - is backed by Gravesham Borough Council, Gravesham Chamber of Commerce and Kent County Council.
  • CLASP building architect, Henry Swain dies, aged 77

    Henry Swain, who died on 7 January, was one of the key architects responsible for the success of the postSecond World War school building programme, writes Steven Palmer. He was also a RIBA vice-president in 1966-67 and was awarded a CBE in 1971.
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  • Clean up your safety act, HSE warns architects

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned that architects must radically reform their attitudes to construction safety or face legislative action.
  • Clerkenwell Biennale set to emulate Venice festival

    London's Clerkenwell could become the venue of a second architecture biennale to rival that of Venice.
  • CLEVELAND DESIGN PRIZES

    Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has launched its Design Awards scheme. The awards will cover developments in architecture, planning, public art, urban design and landscape.Deadline for entries is 15 April. Winners will be announced in July and will receive plaques and certificates. A touring exhibition will follow, which will include the best and winning entries. Entry forms are available from Roger Higgins on 01642 444000 (x3899) or e-mail roger_ higgins@redcar-cleveland. gov. uk
  • Club class

    MPV, the latest nightclub project from Liverpool practice Union North, is a creative fusion tucked away under four Victorian railway arches in Leeds
  • Club tie

    The Architecture Club is not exactly secret, but its meetings are conducted under Chatham House rules, so some memorable occasions, frequently involving Julyan Wickham, do not always find their way into print. However, Astragal would like to pay tribute to the club's honorary secretary, Peter Murray, who celebrates his 25th anniversary in the role tomorrow evening with a reception in a splendid old pile in Kensington Palace Gardens. I do hope this is populist enough for the club, which once d
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  • COLLEGE PHASE TWO TO MJP

    Oxford's Balliol College has appointed MacCormac Jamieson Prichard to develop phase two of its masterplan for the Jowett Walk Buildings. The original masterplan conceived nine interlocking halls of residence and the first phase was completed in 1996. Since then the college has further expanded and needs more accommodation.
  • COLORCOAT BUILDING AWARDS - LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES

    There is still time to enter the Colorcoat Building Awards, organised in conjunction with the AJ. Entries must be submitted by 29 March. Buildings completed since 29 March 1999 which use Colorcoat or other Corus steel cladding material are eligible. Entries can be made online at www. cb-awards. com or by calling 01633 222211. Judges are Rab Bennetts of Bennetts Associates, former chairman of the RIBA competitions group;
  • Colour in glass

    Laminated glass is an excellent way of extending the use of glass to cover security, safety and structural requirements. But its use as an aesthetic element in its own right has not received the attention that perhaps it might. Now the range of possibilities has expanded with a new manufacturing technique, thanks to developments from Solutia, a major worldwide producer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers under the name Saflex.
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  • Coming 'Next': Venice's window on the future

    This year's Venice Biennale of Architecture, set to open its doors to the public on 8 September, provides a unique preview of key buildings on the way over the next few years. The exhibition, entitled 'Next', will feature only schemes that will actually be constructed - a deliberate move by curator Deyan Sudjic to move away from 'paper architecture'.
  • COMING UP ROSES

    Warrington-based Austin-Smith: Lord has been shortlisted in the Best Regeneration Scheme category of the Roses Design Awards, the initiative designed to reward design professionals from outside the M25.
  • Command performance

    Careful refurbishment of the Royal Albert Hall by Building Design Partnership will provide the Victorian monument with facilities fit for the 21st century
  • COMMENT

    An air of inspiration and innovation surrounds this issue, our third supplement in The Architects'Journal, in which we illustrate our response to your requirements for change within our industry.
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  • COMMUNITY DESIGN DISPLAY

    A RIBA London-organised exhibition, Neighbourhoods by Design, showing a range of top quality community buildings is currently showing at the University of Luton.The exhibition will run until 29 October.Call 020 7307 3659.
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  • 'Confusion' prompts rejection of Cambridge airport plans

    Plans for a new terminal at Cambridge Airport are on hold after South Cambridgeshire District Council rejected an outline planning application.
  • CONSENSUS OVER COURSES

    The ARB and the RIBA have come to an agreement over procedures for the validation of architecture courses. The RIBA will run a new visiting board system that will validate courses without the input of the ARB.
  • Conservation lobby warns Eire heritage at crisis point

    The listing of historical buildings in Northern Ireland is in crisis due to a lack of funding and political interest, two major architectural heritage organisations have claimed.
  • Conservation? Start by looking at the bottom of a frozen lake

    Sometimes one stumbles on a parallel universe.
  • Conservative attitudes that halt the acceptance of change

    Train tracks are indiscriminate in the places that they link. The connections are often surprising. Although a short distance, the track between Liverpool and Euston has some unlikely bedfellows and some extraordinary likeliness. The overpriced day return ticket permits views of places old and new, famous and inconsequential, ugly and beautiful.
  • Conservatives launch fresh attack on planning reforms

    The Conservative Party has launched a savage attack on deputy prime minister John Prescott's proposed changes to planning and housing policy.
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    The Construction Information Forum - a seminar for professionals involved with the dissemination of information to the construction industry - will take place at the Building Centre, London, on 3 July.
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    technical & practice: In our quarterly feature on trends in construction, E C Harris examines the changes in workload and prices
  • Construction futures

    TECHNICAL & PRACTICE: In the first of a new quarterly series, E C Harris examines the trends in construction industry workloads
  • Construction minister praises British-designed skyscrapers

    Construction minister Brian Wilson has spoken out in favour of tall buildings. His comments come in the run up to two crucial decisions from secretary of state Stephen Byers - on KPF's Heron Tower and Renzo Piano's London Bridge Tower.
  • Contemporary Rugs: Art & Design

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  • Contradictory Lord Rogers is a candidate for a new third way

    Just as his 1992 book A New London (co-authored by Mark Fisher) led to the Reith Lectures of 1995, and just as the Reith Lectures of 1995 led to his second book on cities, the 1997 Cities for a Small Planet, so did Cities for a Small Planet lead Lord Rogers inexorably to leadership of the Urban Task Force. This in turn led to responsibility for its 1999 bible, Towa rds an Urban Renaissance, the volume that can now be seen to have marked his own confrontation with the fate of all those who mak
  • Controversial case proves to be straight fight between insurers

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  • Controversial Murphy fails to tame Circus Lane lions

    Local residents have blocked plans for a controversial Richard Murphy-designed mews house in Edinburgh. City councillors voted narrowly to reject the scheme against the recommendation of planning officers.
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  • Coppergate II inquiry begins amid anger over alternative

    Developer Land Securities has created a fallback position in the controversial Coppergate II inquiry beginning this week, the AJ has learnt. It has commissioned Sir Colin Stansfield Smith and John Pardey Architect to work with the original scheme's designer, Chapman Taylor, in developing an alternative scheme.
  • Corporation of London savages EH

    The Corporation of London has called for English Heritage's powers to be drastically curbed and suggested the quango could be merged with CABE. In a savage attack, the corporation claimed that EH interferes in the work of other organisations.
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    Penoyre and Prasad's school for autistic children, pictured in last week's issue (AJ 29.8.02), was fully funded by the Treehouse Trust and not by Camden council as stated.
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    The architect of the City Learning Centre (pictured), shortlisted for The Prime Minister's Better Buildings Award (AJ 11.7.02), was Alec French Partnership, and not Whicheloe Macfarlane MDP, which was the structural and M&E consultant.
  • Corrections

    Niels Torp was the masterplan architect on the Tjuvholmen project in Oslo (AJ 26.09.02), with landscape design by Derek Lovejoy Partnership.
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  • Could the Japanese economy be saved by the intelligent toilet?

    Every day in every way Japan is becoming more and more important. The world's second biggest economy may be stuck on the rocks of deflation but even the newspaper articles that try to convince us that we are not heading in the same direction make riveting reading.
  • Council's renovation plans threaten exemplary estate

    One of the best examples of post-war housing, the Brandon Estate in Kennington, south London, is to lose its 'unique character' as the result of insensitive renovations planned by the local council.
  • COUNTRY HOUSE OK

    Planning officers at Chester City Council have recommended that Ushida Findlay Architects'Grafton Hall - winner of the RIBA's Modern Country House competition - gets the green light.The planning committee was due to make a final decision as the AJ went to press.
  • Country houses or hospitals? It is simply a question of priorities

    It was the Czech artist Karel Teige who coined the aphorism 'Buildings should be instruments, not monuments'. But that was in the 1920s when at least some people must have believed it. Were Teige to rise from the grave today, he would be appalled at the supremacy of monuments in the contemporary scheme of things.
  • Country living is destined to stay within the pages of Country Life

    It is always riveting to leaf through the pages of Country Life in a doctor's waiting room, so much so that one often dreads the summons to see the doctor will come before one has finished the pages of houses for sale, let alone read the leader or rifled through the features.
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  • Cowshed timbers up for Pilates

    It took television presenter John Revell (formerly Virgin Radio's Johnny Boy) only six days to turn an unsightly cowshed into a Pilat studio for his wife and a carpentry workshop for himself. Revell, appropriately considering the use to which he was putting the building, clad it inside and out with softwood.He said: '
  • CRAFT SKILLS ON THE AGENDA

    The Construction History Society is hosting a conference on the future of building craft skills in the UK. The event, on 25 September, marks the 125th anniversary of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. For further details call 020 7377 1644.
  • CRASH RESEARCH UPDATE

    Housing minister Lord Falconer attended the CRASH council meeting in London to support an update to the CRASH/Joseph Rowntree Foundation report, A Review of Single Homelessness Research. CRASH is the construction and property industry charity for the single homeless. CRASH director Tom Biddlecombe said that despite the update, there was still a significant amount of research necessary. Details from CRASH on 020 8747 0717 or e-mail crash@crash. org. uk
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  • Crisis in housing means it's time to break the green belt taboo

    It's no surprise that some people fear the chancellor might not after all remove VAT from refurbishment contracts in the Budget, and might not even juggle with the percentages - despite the bluster of the urban renaissance lobby.
  • Critic watch

    Incidentally, is Stephen Bayley the kiss of death? No sooner does he pen a huge paean of praise for Gio Ponti and all his works in a Sunday newspaper, than some idiot crashes a plane into the Pirelli Tower. What's he writing about this week?
  • Critical moments

    My old sparring partner Rowan Moore (whom God preserve) does not seem very happy about my modest criticism of his hatchet job on Lord Foster in a recent issue of Prospect . His article in this issue of AJ is a robust response, as one would expect. But Astragal thinks he protests too much.
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  • Crowning glory for Stirling bridge

    Wilkinson Eyre may have won its second Stirling Prize, but there was still a good deal of discussion - and partying - to be done at the Baltic bash. . .
  • Croydon reaches for the sky with £500m towers vision

    Croydon councillors have launched an ambitious £500 million scheme to redevelop the town's Fairfield Halls site. It includes plans for a 64-storey skyscraper flanked by two 40-storey towers.
  • CRYSTAL PALACE GETS SET

    A redeveloped Crystal Palace athletics track could form the centrepiece for a London bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games.
  • CULLINAN BIRMINGHAM OK

    Edward Cullinan Architects has won permission from Birmingham City Council for its masterplans of Masshouse sites 3 and 7. The Masshouse scheme is a phased regeneration, aiming to develop the land between the town centre and the Eastside quarter of the city.
  • CULLINAN IN LIVERPOOL

    Edward Cullinan Architects has been chosen to masterplan a £15 million campus redevelopment for the University of Liverpool. The project aims to create more pedestrian and landscaped areas and refurbish the Grade II-listed Victoria Building, designed in 1887 by Sir Alfred Waterhouse.
  • CULLINAN TAKES MASSHOUSE

    Edward Cullinan Architects has been picked as masterplanner to work alongside Aedas AHR Architects on the £220 million redevelopment of the Masshouse site in Eastside, Birmingham, for David McLean Developments.
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  • CUMBERNAULD LAUDED

    Icomos - the UN's architectural heritage advisory body - has chosen Geoffrey Copcutt's muchmaligned Scottish town, Cumbernauld, as one of the best examples of 20th century British architecture. Inspired by Le Corbusier, the town, constructed in the 1960s, was part of the new town building programme of the 1950s and '60s. Icomos argues that the town is 'an exemplar of high-quality design worthy of respect and preservation'.
  • Curl La Tourelle Architects

    Curl La Tourelle Architects has won planning permission for its £13 million City Academy in Hornsey, north London. The scheme, the first City Academy to win planning permission in the UK, will result in the transformation of St David and St Katharine School into the Greig City Academy.
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  • CZECH ARCHIVE APPEAL

    The Czech Republic's Architectural Archive is appealing for help to save its priceless collection of drawings and designs, following the widespread destruction in this summer's floods (AJ 29.8.02).
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    My old friend Lord St John of Fawsley shows no sign of tiring in respect of his Building of the Year Award, run by the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust (which he chairs) and BSkyB. As ever, the award ceremony will be held at the Savoy, followed by a 'buffet luncheon', which always reminds me of one of his Lordship's catchphrases when the commission held its receptions in St James's Square. 'I believe some light refreshments are available downstairs, ' he would intone.
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  • Danes call for 'new Statue of Liberty' memorial in New York

    The Danish city of Copenhagen wants fellow EU capitals to help fund the erection of 'a new Statue of Liberty' in New York to mark the 11 September terror attacks. Deputy mayor Soeren Pind, who is in charge of Copenhagen's buildings, streets, parks and monuments, said the monument should reflect 'the evil and its destruction and the good that always wins. It should be a memorial for those who were killed.'
  • Danger! Workshops must put ideas before mere function

    A workshop, particularly when it is held in the summer, should be dangerous. Not dangerous in the form of risk to life and limb, but in the sense that there should be no guarantee of success.
  • Daniel Libeskind's first building in the UK

    Daniel Libeskind's first building in the UK, the £30 million Imperial War Museum North in Manchester, opens this week.
  • DANUBE COMPETITION CALL

    The Union Internationale des Architectes has launched an international ideas competition for the design of the Graphisoft Park Conference Centre in Budapest, Hungary. The brief is for a 350m 2conference centre to be built over the River Danube. The centre will be dedicated to the architectural profession and used to host architectural design exhibitions and conferences. The first prize is $30,000 (£21,000). The deadline for enquiries is 28 February, with entries due by 15 May. The result
  • DARESBURY PARK OK

    Halton Borough Council has granted planning permission for Phase 2 of Aukett Europe's Daresbury Park project in Cheshire. The 40ha scheme - located north of Red Brow Lane - will be largely commercial office space, with limited small-scale retail units.
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  • David Chipperfield Architects

    David Chipperfield Architects has won a competition to design this housing scheme for the Empresa Municipal de la Vivienda in Madrid. The eight-storey building contains 176 apartments. The structure is composed of smaller panels of varying earthy/pink coloured concrete which relate to the individual dwellings. The solid mass of the building is carved with deep openings in an irregular pattern. The courtyard to the centre of the U-shaped block forms the entrance to the scheme. An open portico
  • David Chipperfield Architects

    David Chipperfield Architects has won the commission to design a £5 million Museum of Modern Literature in Germany. The scheme includes environmentally controlled galleries to exhibit manuscripts.
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  • David Morley Architects

    David Morley Architects has won the job to design the England and Wales Cricket Board's National Cricket Academy at Loughborough University. Plans include extensive coaching facilities and a department for technical and sports science.
  • David Richmond + Partners

    David Richmond + Partners has won a RIBAapproved competition to build a 10-storey hotel, houses and a grass-roofed car park near Portsmouth Dockyard. The London firm beat McDowell + Benedetti, Niall McLaughlin Architects and Snell Associates with its design for the 1.7ha Historic Ships car park on Queen Street.
  • David Richmond loses Tate galleries job to Grimshaw

    David Richmond & Partners has lost the commission to extend its storage building for the Tate galleries after it suggesting expanding the scheme.
  • DCM wins over jury for Manchester law centre

    Denton Corker Marshall has won the prestigious competition to design Manchester's new £50 million-plus Civil Justice Centre (above).The Australian practice beat off competition from Richard Rogers Partnership and Pringle Richards Sharratt (pictured opposite) in the final stages of a process being hailed as a new model for Public Private Partnerships (AJ 8.11.01). In the first arrangement of its kind, the Lord Chancellor's Department chose the three shortlisted practices independently of
  • De Metz Architects

    De Metz Architects has submitted a planning application for this design for a house in Oakham Road in Totteridge, north London.
  • De Stefano's Birmingham skyscraper 'gets the chop'

    Chicago-based De Stefano + Partners' £400 million plans to build Europe's tallest skyscraper in Birmingham have been drastically cut back by the developer. The original landmark scheme at Arena Central was designed to reach 50 storeys, overtaking Cesar Pelli's One Canada Square. But new plans are likely to go no higher than 25 floors.
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  • Deborah Mulhearn reviews the design philosophy of van Heyningen and Haward

    The RIBA competitions office has been putting its space at Manchester's CUBE Gallery to good use with a series of exhibitions and accompanying lectures, 'Winning Designs'.
  • Deceptive simplicity

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  • Decking firm makes its mark

    Decking can be used far more extensively than simply to make a small garden look almost trendy. One instance of this more widespread use is at Roberts Primary School in Dudley, where the extensive surrounding timber decking was designed and installed by HLD. The company is currently celebrating the fact that it has achieved DeckMark accreditation from the Timber Decking Association for the design and installation of timber decks.
  • Deep throat

    RIBA president Paul Hyett programme last week, which was more than its chairman could manage, confusing Hyett with Nick Clough and getting their names muddled up. Architecture scarcely featured on the programme, but given the problems of the Middle East, that is hardly surprising. Perhaps the programme should be invited to Portland Place.
  • Defective Premises Act: testing architects' quality thresholds

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  • Defending Kaplicky: his ideas are all around you

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  • Defining moment

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  • Defining moments

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  • DELEGATES GOING GREEN

    The RICS-backed Global Alliance for Building Sustainability attracted 1,000 delegates to its Oslo conference, Building Sustainability 2002. Representatives from the Dutch Institute of Social Housing and the Spanish government signed up to the alliance's Charter for Action, promoting environmentally sound construction.
  • Deprived towns team in place for more Yorkshire visions

    Yorkshire Forward has reassembled a high-profile team to produce the next tranche of strategic visions for the region's most deprived towns.
  • Deregulation is not the answer over MBIAT

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  • Derek Lovejoy Partnership

    The Derek Lovejoy Partnership has produced this £20 million proposal for Tjuvholmen in Oslo. The landscape masterplan, prepared in collaboration with Niels Torp, creates three new urban waterfront parks, a museum island, sculpture park and the Extreme North visitor attraction and exhibition gallery, which commemorates Norway's history of exploration and discovery. The practice said the proposals 'celebrate the exceptional waterfront location and environmental qualities of the site'.
  • DESIGN CHAMPIONS FOR NHS

    All NHS trusts will be appointing a design champion to ensure all hospital projects achieve the highest architectural standards.
  • DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS

    The RIBA Yorkshire is currently accepting entrants to the White Rose Awards for Design Excellence.The competition recognises recent building projects in the Yorkshire and Humber area, by RIBA members based anywhere in the country. The competition is being run in conjunction with Ibstock Building Products. The deadline for entries is 31 May.
  • Design fundamental to success of PFI projects

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  • DESIGN RISK WARNING

    The National Audit Office has warned of the risks of using innovative design after finding Portcullis House ran over budget by £28 million. Michael Hopkins and Partners' design cost £234 million, 18 per cent more than forecast, its report found. The watchdog made 10 recommendations including the need to recognise the importance of risk management in ambitious buildings.
  • Design tokenism

    understanding part L - Does Part L exaggerate the effect that changes to architects' designs will have on carbon dioxide emissions and global warming?
  • Design, detailing and disability

    A new consultation strategy document on Approved Document Part M will have major implications for design and detailing
  • Designer facing ruin after ARB misuse of title fines

    A designer fined for misuse of the title 'architect' has claimed his practice could be ruined by the penalty and is appealing against the decision.
  • Designer Thomas Heatherwick

    Designer Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled these two 11m-high sculptures in Paternoster Square.
  • Designers beware of the duty of care

    The revised Approved Code of Practice and guidance on the CDM regulations, Managing Health and Safety in Construction , comes into force in two weeks.
  • DESIGNS ON BARRACKS

    GVA Grimley and Oxford Architects - together with the consultancy firm Gillespies - are set to undertake an urban design and masterplanning exercise on the former Ministry of Defence Preston Barracks site in Brighton.
  • Designs on best practice: opening doors in government

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  • designs on the presidency

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  • DESIGNS ON TRANSPORT

    Scott Brownrigg + Turner is undertaking a year-long study into new urban design approaches to transport interchanges. The research, in collaboration with the Royal College of Art, will address ways to remove barriers to change and maximise commercial and social opportunities on key sites.
  • DESIGNS ON WALTHAMSTOW

    BDP has submitted plans for the regeneration of Walthamstow town centre to the London Borough of Waltham Forest for planning permission, following an international competition.As well as the existing town centre, the design includes plans for a new park and public space.
  • Designs on...

    Edward Albee's latest play, wowing them in New York, is called The Goat.It concerns a 50-ish architect who falls in love with, and has carnal knowledge of, the said goat.
  • destiny's child

    PEOPLE - Nicky Gavron, London mayor Ken Livingstone's second in command, is a deputy with a mission. As the driving force behind the London Plan, one of her key priorities is to make London a safer, more friendly place for children
  • Detailed objection

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  • Developer alleges 'collusion' over quashed Bristol scheme

    The developer of a scheme rejected by John Prescott last month after a public inquiry, has accused Bristol Civic Society (BCS) and the city's Government Office of collusion in killing off the project, writes Ed Dorrell.
  • Developer claims Battersea project is full steam ahead

    The developer behind Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners' £500 million plans for Battersea Power Station has denied reports that the project has stalled.
  • Devereux Architects

    Devereux Architects has won the Putney Entry Feature Competition with this design using recycled yacht masts.The competition brief was to develop a piece of public art that would become an entry feature for Putney at the southern end of the high street.The design reflects the imagery of Putney Embankment, with the boathouses and flagpoles.The masts contain fibre optics to allow the variation of lighting effects .
  • Devil in the details

    understanding part L - A new collection of detail drawings offers guidance on Part L compliance. But are they sufficiently robust to be relied upon?
  • Devil in the details

    understanding part L
  • Devonshire cream

    BUILDING STUDY: Bennetts Associates' redevelopment of a former BT site in Devonshire Square in the City of London offers an alternative to the standard masonry-clad and glazed office facades
  • DIANA DECISION IMMINENT

    The Department for Culture, Media and Sport was set to announce the winner of a design competition for the £3 million Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park (AJ 30.7.02) as the AJ went to press. Arts minister Tessa Jowell will decide between the two shortlisted designs - by Future Systems with Anish Kapoor and by Kathryn Gustafson - because the judging committee is deadlocked on the issue.
  • DIANA MEMORIAL STALEMATE

    Plans for a £3 million Princess Diana memorial fountain in Hyde Park have been stalled yet again after the judging committee - choosing between the two favourites, Future Systems with Anish Kapoor, and landscape designer Kathryn Gustafson - failed to agree at a meeting on Monday. The AJ understands the committee has put forward a proposal to overcome the impasse, but that the Department for Culture, Media and Sport will make its own recommendation to chancellor Gordon Brown for the winni
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    London Practice Structure, Management and Growth Thursday 14 March. A Colander course at the Building Centre. Details 020 8771 6445.
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    London Paris: New Open Spaces Wednesday 15 May, 18.00. A UDG event at The Gallery, 77 Cowcross St, EC1.Details 020 7250 0872.
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    London Will Alsop: Beauty, Joy and the Real Until 8 June. An exhibition at Sir John Soane's Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2.Details 020 7405 2107.
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    London Charles Jencks: The New Paradigm in Architecture Tuesday 11 June, 18.30.
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    Will Alsop will be giving the AJ lecture at the 'Spectrum' exhibition next month, held once again at the wonderful Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington.The lecture takes place on the evening of 15 May, and will be followed by the AR awards for the best products in this year's show. Alsop is pondering the title for the lecture.
  • DIARY: BRONZE MEDALLIST

    Simon Beeson, architect and teacher at Edinburgh College of Art, lives near the ruins of Linlithgow Palace - a building that reflects his interest in the inhabited walls of Scottish castles, and informs the design of his new bronze medal for the British Art Medal Society. Details 01892 613370.
  • DIARY: COME DANCING

    Yu-Cheng Chuan's writhing construction of copper pipes has colonised the Georgian interior of the Minories Art Gallery at 74 High Street, Colchester. The installation - for some reason entitled The Ballroom Garden - continues until Saturday 2 February. Details 01206 577067.
  • DIARY: East Midlands

    Michael Rush (Erick van Egeraat) Thursday 31 January, 19.00. A lecture at the Angela Marmont Lecture Theatre, University of Nottingham. Details 0115 978 9680.
  • DIARY: East Midlands

    Paul Hinkin (Chetwood Associates) Thursday 7 February, 19.00. A lecture at the Angela Marmont Lecture Theatre, University of Nottingham.
  • DIARY: East Midlands

    Patrick Bellew (Atelier Ten) Thursday 21 February, 19.00. A lecture at the Angela Marmont Theatre, University of Nottingham (0115 978 9680).
  • DIARY: East Midlands

    Third National Regeneration Convention 8-10 April. At Nottingham.
  • DIARY: Eastern

    David Morley Wednesday 10 April, 19.30. A lecture at the Chapter House, St Albans Abbey. Details 01438 712301.
  • DIARY: Eastern

    Listed Building & Conservation Show 2-3 March. At the Riding Stables, Hatfield House, Hatfield. Details 01992 504331.
  • DIARY: Eastern

    Repair & Conservation of Historic Joinery 14-15 February. A practical course at Cressing Temple, Essex.
  • DIARY: Eastern

    Repair & Conservation of Historic Joinery 14-15 February. A practical course at Cressing Temple, Essex. Details Pauline Hudspith 01245 437672.
  • DIARY: IN SIGHT OF LAND

    Landscape is the theme of a new exhibition at Southampton City Art Gallery from 8 February to 14 April. Paintings from the gallery's permanent collection, by artists such as Ruisdael, Corot and Paul Nash, will be on display alongside new works by Paul Morrison (pictured), which - claims the press release - 'reconsider the traditional genre of landscape painting'.
  • DIARY: International

    UDG Study Tour to Paris19-21 April.
  • DIARY: International

    The Big Projects: Dutch Architecture Policy in Perspective Until 5 May.
  • DIARY: London

    Will Alsop: Beauty, Joy and the Real 28 March-8 June. An exhibition at Sir John Soane's Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2. Details 020 7405 2107.
  • DIARY: London

    Barbican: This was Tomorrow 14 February-14 April. An exhibition at the Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2.
  • DIARY: London

    Celebrating Perret Monday 4 February, 18.30. A talk at Book Art, 12 Woburn Walk, WC1.Details 020 7833 3451.
  • DIARY: London

    Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch: Synagogue in Dresden 25 January-22 February. An exhibition at the Architectural Association, 36 Bedford Sq, WC1 (020 7887 4000).
  • DIARY: MASTERS AND PUPILS

    The Twentieth Century Society's spring lecture series begins this evening with Michael Grice talking about Erik Gunnar Asplund - Grice worked with him in the 1930s. Later speakers include Brian Henderson on FRS Yorke (Yorke's Torilla at Hatfield is pictured above), Anthony Blee on Basil Spence, and Richard Burton on Powell & Moya. All lectures start at 18.30 at The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1. Details 020 7250 3857.
  • DIARY: North West

    Roger Stephenson Thursday 28 February, 19.30. A lecture at the Foster Building, University of Central Lancashire, Preston. Details Peter Trebilcock 0161 973 1505.
  • DIARY: North West

    Managing Electronic Information Thursday 7 February. A half-day RICS seminar at a Manchester venue.
  • DIARY: North West

    Managing Electronic Information Thursday 7 February. A half-day RICS seminar at a Manchester venue.Details 020 7695 1600.
  • DIARY: North West

    Kevin Drayton (One Seventeen AD) Thursday 28 March, 19.30. A lecture at the Foster Building, University of Central Lancashire, Preston. Details Peter Trebilcock 0161 973 1505.
  • DIARY: Northern

    Slow Glass: Naoya Hatakeyama 25 January-23 March. Photographs made on a residency at Milton Keynes. At the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland. Details 0191 514 1235.
  • DIARY: Northern

    Slow Glass: Naoya Hatakeyama Until 23 March. Photographs made on a residency at Milton Keynes. At the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland (0191 514 1235).
  • DIARY: Northern

    Slow Glass: Naoya Hatakeyama Until 23 March. An exhibition at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland (0191 514 1235).
  • DIARY: Scotland

    Andrew Clegg Thursday 21 February, 17.30. A lecture on bricks at the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies, Edinburgh College of Art.
  • DIARY: Scotland

    Mark Bambrough Thursday 7 February, 17.30. A lecture on stained glass conservation at the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies, Edinburgh College of Art.Tickets 0131 221 6072.
  • DIARY: Scotland

    Sustainability and Procurement Wednesday 30 January, 16.00. A CIEF workshop in Edinburgh. Details 020 7222 8891.
  • DIARY: Scotland

    RIAS Convention 2002 Friday 3 May.
  • DIARY: South Eastern

    Cultural Centre, Sittingbourne Wednesday 10 April. An open day to see competition entries for the centre. At Phoenix House, Central Ave, Sittingbourne. Details Ruth Gage 01634 401166.
  • DIARY: South Eastern

    Building For A Better Future Tuesday 29 January. A conference at the Guildford Civic, London Rd, Guildford. Details 020 8541 9415.
  • DIARY: South Eastern

    RIBA CPD Event: Contracts Update Thursday 21 February, 16.00. At Le Meridien Hotel, Gatwick. Details 01892 515878.
  • DIARY: South Eastern

    RIBA CPD Event: Contracts Update Thursday 21 February, 16.00. At Le Meridien Hotel, Gatwick. Details 01892 515878.
  • DIARY: South West

    RIBA CPD Event: Access Consultancy 29-30 January. A course at the Building Display Centre, Exeter. Details 01752 265921.
  • DIARY: South West

    Urban Plymouth: Regeneration with Inspiration Thursday 2 May. A conference at Plymouth with speakers including Lord Rogers.
  • DIARY: Southern

    Kathryn Findlay Thursday 11 April, 18.00. A lecture at the Portland Building, Portsmouth School of Architecture. Details 02392 842086.
  • DIARY: Southern

    Kathryn Findlay Thursday 31 January, 18.00. A lecture at the Lloyd Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University. Details Inga Taylor 01865 483200.
  • DIARY: Southern

    Delivering Health and Safety Performance Improvement Wednesday 20 February. A Construction Productivity Network workshop at Southampton. Details 020 7222 8891.
  • DIARY: Southern

    Jonathan Sergison Thursday 7 February, 18.00. A lecture at the Lloyd Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University. Details Inga Taylor 01865 483200.
  • DIARY: Wales

    Whole Life Costing in Social Housing Wednesday 20 February. A CPN workshop at Cardiff. Details 020 7222 8891.
  • DIARY: Wales

    Neil Taylor (FaulknerBrowns) Thursday 21 February, 18.30. A lecture at the WSA, Bute Building, Cardiff. Details 029 2087 4753.
  • DIARY: Wales

    RSAW Course: Access Auditing and Inclusive Design 31 January-1 February. A two-day course at Cardiff Bay. Details 029 2087 4753.
  • DIARY: Wales

    Reiko Ayagi Through the spring. A new light work at Bleddfa Centre for the Arts, Knighton (01547 550 377).
  • DIARY: Wessex

    Peter Frie/Gary Breeze Until 12 May.
  • DIARY: Wessex

    Market Complex 26 January-28 February. A photo-text installation on Gloucester Cattle Market (1955) by Robin Wilson and Nigel Green.
  • DIARY: Wessex

    Barbara Hepworth / Josephine Pryde Until 24 February. Two exhibitions at the New Art Centre, Roche Court, East Winterslow, near Salisbury.
  • DIARY: Wessex

    Barbara Hepworth / Josephine Pryde Until 24 February. Two exhibitions at the New Art Centre, Roche Court, East Winterslow, near Salisbury.
  • DIARY: West Midlands

    RIBA CPD Event: Access Consultancy 26-27 February. At Birmingham.
  • DIARY: West Midlands

    RIBA CPD Event: Access Consultancy 26-27 February. At Birmingham.
  • DIARY: West Midlands

    Brian Vermeulen Tuesday 2 April, 19.30. A lecture at the Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. Details Chris Hesketh 01538 373497.
  • DIARY: Yorkshire

    Richard Wilson Until 7 April. Works by the installation artist at the Mappin Gallery, Sheffield (0114 272 6281).
  • DIARY: Yorkshire

    Adrian Leaman Wednesday 27 February, 17.00. A lecture on postoccupancy evaluation at Leeds Metropolitan University (Brunswick Building). Details 0113 283 1724.
  • DIARY: Yorkshire

    Nigel Henderson: Parallel of Life and Art Until 2 February. An exhibition at the Graves Art Gallery, Surrey St, Sheffield. Details 0114 278 2600.
  • DIARY: Yorkshire

    Richard Wilson 24 January-7 April.Works by the installation artist at the Mappin Gallery, Sheffield. Details 0114 272 6281.
  • DID THE EARTH MOVE FOR YOU?

    The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors has urged anyone worried their property was damaged in Monday's earthquake to contact a chartered surveyor.The organisation is also advising that building insurance policies should be checked to ensure they cover damage by earth tremors.
  • Diller + Scofidio

    Diller + Scofidio has unveiled its plans for Boston's new 6,200m 2Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).The scheme - located on the city's Fan Pier waterfront - will provide 1,800m 2of exhibition space, education facilities and a centre for public performances.
  • DIMBLEBY'S RIBA ADDRESS

    Jonathan Dimbleby was set to give the RIBA's first annual lecture last night in London on the subject of sustainable development.
  • Director Lucy Musgrave to leave Architecture Foundation

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  • Disabled people failed by BSI basin guidance

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  • 'Discrimination still rife in architecture' says SOBA

    A leading member of the Society of Black Architects, Wilfred Achille, has hit out at the government, claiming it does not take the issue of equal opportunities in architecture seriously.
  • Dispute resolution - when to litigate and when to arbitrate

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  • Ditch the rules and look to what people want

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  • Dixon Jones opening doors at National Gallery

    Jeremy Dixon.Edward Jones has unveiled plans to revamp the National Gallery's East Wing.
  • DIY installation is just not worth the time and money

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  • DLA TARGETS ARTS SCHEME

    DLA Architecture has submitted a planning application for this 5,4000m 2arts complex at Hull College. The £10 million Centre of Excellence is designed to trigger the £1 billion River Hull Learning Corridor regeneration programme.
  • DLG SETS SIGHTS ON SURREY

    DLG Architects has won a competition to develop a 2.4ha site in Camberley, Surrey. The £45 million leisure scheme includes a cinema, fitness centre, bowling alley and a wide range of restaurants.
  • Do bullies make the best community architects?

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  • 'Do it Differently'

    'Do it Differently' is a touring exhibition premiering at Interbuild, which showcases projects that exemplify innovative methods, new ideas, and collaborative processes for solving problems that typically arise from traditional procurement and construction procedures.The exhibition examines 12 projects in detail including the University of East London Campus by Edward Cullinan Architects (pictured).
  • Do the Strand

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  • Dock brief

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  • Docks developer accuses Bristol charity of dirty tricks

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  • DOCOMOMO ADDRESS

    Historian Judi Loach will give a Docomomo lecture on 'Le Corbusier and the Art Sacré movement'at St Andrew's Church, Thornhill Square, London N1 on 13 November at 7pm. For more details call 020 7253 6624.
  • Docomomo joins fight to save 'significant' Greenspan

    The campaign to save Connell, Ward and Lucas' Grade II-listed Greenspan at Virginia Water in Surrey has stepped up, with Docomomo UK pitching in to help fight the planned demolition.
  • Documenting destruction

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  • Does that heavy cornice look familiar?

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  • Does the world really aspire to the West?

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  • Dog-obsessed Alsop is clearly overheating

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  • Doing the funky kitchen

    This kitchen, by young multi-disciplinary MG Marga Design, has the hallmarks of an extravagant budget yet cost about the same as a standard top-end fitted kitchen. 'Many hours of our own time was spent on the project, researching and sourcing manufacturers and materials until we found the very best deals we possibly could, ' explains the practice's Matteo Margaroli. 'The budget simply wasn't there, so we ended up putting the hours in rather than compromise our ideas.'
  • Doing what comes naturally

    Far from being a soulless cavern, the Nuova Fiera di Rimini uses warmth and natural materials to make the exhibition centre a welcoming place both to visit and to do business in
  • Dome alone

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  • DOME IS BIGGEST 'EYESORE'

    A survey of American architects by Forbes magazine has concluded that Richard Rogers Partnership's £750 million Millennium Dome in Greenwich is 'the biggest eyesore in the world'. The survey - in which 15 architects were interviewed - suggested the building 'rests in the architectural graveyard'. The only other British building nominated was the Barbican Centre.
  • Dome truths: RRP spells out the facts

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  • DONS SET FOR CONVERSION

    Wimbledon Football Club has won planning permission to convert Milton Keynes' National Bowl into a temporary stadium. The scheme - following the Football Association's decision to allow the club's move to the Buckinghamshire town - is scheduled for completion by the end of this year.
  • Don't forget acoustic consultant's 'Swiss role'

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  • Don't forget Outram's 'architectural telegram'

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  • Don't forget SBT's role in Portishead scheme

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  • Don't forget the past in plans for the future

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  • Don't forget us - we're also on track

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  • Don't get it

    Now Annette Fisher and her RIBA-presidency supporters are going round saying she is the victim of a dirty tricks strategy because attention has been drawn to her 'fund me for president' campaign. This has included seeking support from a developer who she assumed (wrongly) would back her because her big rival had dared to criticise the said developer over the quality of one of its schemes. Fisher's supporters are doing her no favours with this sort of campaign, which is fundamentally misconcei
  • Don't have nightmares

    The HSE's new brochure on risk aims to outline the balance between healthy and hazardous risk-taking
  • Don't let backroom boys take charge of campaign

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  • Don't let the RIBA watchdogs destroy our students' future

    What are students thinking about? Students represent a barometer which predicts, admittedly somewhat erratically, possible concerns that may become more central to practice in the future. Students in the past have concerned themselves with environmental issues as well as a community action, long before practising architects began to take these issues seriously.
  • Don't ramp up your part, Mr Blackman

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  • Don't rely on specialist input to help you out of a design quandary

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  • Don't swallow the asbestos industry line

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  • Don't take the state of our cricket lying down!

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  • Don't tar all architecture schools with same brush

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  • Don't tar us all with the same housing brush

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  • Don't underestimate the power of healthy debate

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  • Dot, spot and blob

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  • Double cool

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  • Down sizing

    Despite the paperless office, desktops can still suffer from clutter - often large PCs. Perhaps it is time to think small
  • Down to Rio

    If there is to be another Guggenheim Museum anywhere in the world, you could choose worse places than Rio de Janeiro. The Brazil exhibition currently at the Frank Lloyd Wright museum of modern art, whose interior is painted black for the occasion, might give us a clue as to a potential architect down Rio way: M Jean Nouvel.
  • DQIs: Architects must stand and be counted

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  • DR LIBESKIND, I PRESUME

    The University of Edinburgh has awarded Daniel Libeskind an honorary doctorate in social sciences.
  • Draft EU directive could kill UK protection of title

    A new directive proposed by the European Union poses a threat to British architects' protection of title. The RIBA fears that changes to EU law - currently under debate in the European Parliament - could see technologists and engineers flooding into architecture. Eventually the move could lead to an end to registration and the demise of the ARB, it has warned.
  • Dramatised demolition is the only answer for the Grimshaw ice rink

    A dozen years ago, I advanced the theory that dramatised demolition was a better fate than blanket conservation for superannuated modern buildings - citing Memento Mori , Peter Mitchell's poignant record of the demolition of Quarry Hill flats as proof.
  • Drawing comparisons

    technical & practice: First impressions are important so how do you chose between various styles of architectural illustration?
  • DREAM JOB FOR ADJAYE

    The AJ understands that David Adjaye, of Adjaye Associates, has agreed to be one of the six presenters of the BBC3 architecture programme, Dream Space.
  • Drunken graphics with a sense of humour

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  • DSDHA IN PARADISE

    dsdha has won a competition to design a new park building and children's centre in Islington's Paradise Park. The scheme is part of the regeneration of the park and surrounding area.Shortlisted practices for the building were Haverstock Associates, Potter and Holmes, Avanti Architects and East Architects.
  • d-squared design

    d-squared design has unveiled its 'Programmable House' in Primrose Hill, London. It is designed to deal with the challenges of multi-purpose spaces, enabling the areas to be programmed to meet the needs of the moment.Storage, stereo speakers, walls and beds can be moved or folded away so that a bedroom (pictured) can become a study when the bed is folded into the wall.The £130,000 scheme includes a cinema/library and kitchenette/study. Director Paul Saltmarsh said:
  • DULWICH LOTTERY WINDFALL

    Dulwich Picture Gallery has won a £48,600 National Lottery grant to help develop its education work to break down social exclusion around the built environment. The money will enable it to organise workshops and projects for schools and families, and lifelong learning programmes to raise understanding of architecture.
  • Dutch ahead of game with glued brickwork

    With its Kartendrecht housing designs in Rotterdam, architect Maccreanor Lavington wanted to create a simple, strong monolithic effect - this desire made an extremely strong case for the use of glued brickwork
  • DYNA SEAL AJ ENQUIRY NO: 208

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  • EARTH SUMMIT CONFERENCE

    The Guardian and Observer are hosting another conference on sustainable development at the Church House Conference Centre on 3 December. 'Corporate Social Responsibility - Policy into Practice' will assess the consequences of the Durban Earth Summit for industry, government and pressure groups. To book a place, call 020 7713 4429.
  • Eastern eye

    My Beijing sources were interested to see a live May Day broadcast involving Arata Isozaki in China talking to Cedric Price in London.
  • Eastern promise

    review: Ten Years, Ten Cities: The Work of Terry Farrell & Partners 1991-2001 Laurence King, 2002. 320pp. £60
  • EATON KILLED IN ROAD CRASH

    Barratt Homes' chairman and chief executive Frank Eaton was killed last week when the Jaguar he was driving was involved in a head-on crash on the A69 in Northumberland.
  • ECD Architects

    ECD Architects has won the competition to design the National Trust's £80 million Cliveden Estate housing scheme in Buckinghamshire. The sustainable mixed-use project is on a 5.7ha site, formerly the Canadian Red Cross Hospital. The practice beat off competition from PRP Architects, Sidell Gibson Partnership and John Thompson and Partners.The outline proposal is for 198 homes.The scheme will include waterrecycling systems, triple glazing and wood chip-fuelled combined heat and power syst
  • ECD HOUSING GREEN LIGHT

    ECD Architects has won permission for its £11 million Coopers Road housing scheme in Southwark, an energy efficient project designed to be 'carbon neutral' by 2020. The development of 156 homes will result in the scheme's developers, the Peabody Trust and Southwark Housing, demolishing six 1960s blocks and replacing them with a mix of houses and flats.
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  • EDEN LICENSED TO THRILL

    Nicholas Grimshaw's Eden Project looks likely to be one of the stars of the next James Bond movie. Location scouts for Eon Productions, the company behind the Bond films, visited the Millennium project last month and shooting may begin within the next two weeks. Eden will be the second Millennium project to star with 007 - the first being the Millennium Dome, included in The World is Not Enough.
  • Eden the tops, St George's the pits, says AJ100 poll

    The cream of the UK's architecture profession has voted Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners' Eden Project as its joint favourite building and Broadway Malyan's St George's housing scheme as its worst, as part of the AJ100, published in full this week.
  • Editorial

    House rules: the challenge of easing the pricing crisis
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    AJ's celebration of the biggest names in UK architecture
  • editorial

    In this week's Architech, Sutherland Lyall offers an insight into the tortuous process of producing the visualisations required as evidence in the Heron Tower planning enquiry. In addition to the endless computer images showing the building in a variety of different lighting conditions and from every conceivable angle, visualisation company Hayes Davidson produced a video depicting the view of the proposed tower as experienced by a pedestrian crossing Waterloo Bridge.
  • editorial

    Time for guidance through the maze of revisions to the regs
  • editorial

    In 1847 a train driver crossing Robert Stephenson's bridge over the River Dee noticed a 'sinking'sensation before five carriages and the girders crashed into the river below. The Royal Commission which was established to investigate the failure was dubbed - by no less a figure than Isambard Kingdom Brunel - 'the Commission for Stopping Further Improvements in Bridge Building'.
  • Editorial

    At last! RIBA finally commits to national conference
  • editorial

    When Sir John Egan produced the report Rethinking Construction in 1998, it was widely criticised for marginalising the role of design. Four years on, Egan's Strategic Forum for Construction has published Accelerating Change , a consultation document which reiterates the central conclusions of the original document, looks at the factors which are inhibiting change, and identifies additional areas of importance for the industry. Like all follow-up documents, there is much well-worn ground, and
  • editorial

    Government's reforms for planning are a double-edged sword
  • editorial

    You can be sure that where there's brass, there's muck
  • editorial

    As part of the 50:50 exhibition previewed in this issue and on show at next week's Interbuild, leading lights of the construction industry were asked to offer their hopes and predictions as to changes which will affect the industry over the next 50 years. Many of those interviewed expressed a desire to see more diversity in a sector which is still disproportionately male and white.
  • EDUCATING CHELTENHAM

    Atkins Walters Webster has completed this £12million further education college in Cheltenham.
  • EDUCATION PROJECT LAUNCH

    Minister of state for school standards David Millibrand last week launched a new education project intended to address the importance of buildings - including their history, their construction, how they function and the people who design, plan, build and maintain them. The INTEGER Education pack was unveiled on the opening day of National Construction Week at the Baltic in Gateshead.
  • Edwin Smith

    The RIBA has acquired the archive of British photographer Edwin Smith (1912-71), which includes this image taken at the Villa Farnese in Caprarola, Italy in 1960. Smith originally trained as an architect before turning his attention to photography. Before his death in 1971, he had earned a considerable reputation, and provided photographs for numerous books by Thames and Hudson such as English Parish Churches (1952) and English Cottages and Farmhouses (1954). The archive donated to the RIBA c
  • EEA Architects

    Erick van Egeraat's EEA Architects has beaten 100 architects to design Middlesborough's £11 million modern-art gallery and £4 million civic square (pictured). The gallery with shop, cafe and teaching areas is forecast to be the most significant modern building in the Tees conurbation. It will bring art from two galleries under one roof and host international touring exhibitions.
  • EGYPT'S DAM DEVELOPMENT

    A collection of images and drawings illustrating the development over the last 100 years of the Aswan Dam in Egypt will be shown at the Institute of Civil Engineers for six months from 7 November. For more details of the Aswan Dam Centenary Exhibition visit www. ice. org. uk
  • EH and CABE come out fighting as tall buildings debate rumbles on

    Visiting the Houses of Parliament is rather like boarding an airliner for a long flight. Strict security at every turn and a seven-mile trudge down a long passageway before you get to the departure lounge - or rather the committee room, as was the case in last week's winding up of the urban affairs subcommittee inquiry into tall buildings.
  • EH CRITICAL OF LONDON PLAN

    English Heritage has published its document 'Changing London - An historic city for a modern world', which is highly critical of the draft London Plan.
  • EH forces Geordie towers into planning 'purgatory'

    Three practices have accused English Heritage of 'negative' tactics after it persuaded Newcastle City Council to launch an environmental investigation into the effect of skyscrapers on the Tyne gorge.
  • EH holds out a helping hand to preserve Liverpool's heritage

    English Heritage has launched a 'pioneering' project to protect Liverpool's historic environment and involve the public in planning the city's future.
  • EH MAKES SWINDON PLEDGE

    English Heritage has pledged £200,000 to Swindon Borough Council to help it rescue the Grade II*-listed Mechanics' Institution. The building, by Edward Roberts (185355), is on the English Heritage Buildings at Risk Register because of its 'perilous'condition.
  • EH staff set to walk out over pay

    English Heritage staff are to strike over pay - a move that will delay planning decisions and provide a tough baptism for incoming boss Simon Thurley.
  • EHTF'S PUBLIC REALM FOCUS

    The English Historic Towns Forum is to focus on the public realm in the forthcoming year, it told its annual conference. Members expressed the need for more advice and practical guidance on the management of the public realm.
  • EISENMAN STADIUM BID

    HOK Sport has joined forces with Peter Eisenman, architect of the national holocaust memorial in Germany, to design a £250 million stadium for Deportivo La Coruña in Spain. Plans for the 36,000capacity venue will be presented to the club and local metropolitan council in September and construction could start next August.
  • Election hype

    Suggestions that RIBA president-elect George Ferguson has won an unconvincing proportion of members to his cause seem wide of the mark. The fact is that only about a quarter of members voted, suggesting they would be happy to leave it to the RIBA Council.This year's pool was one per cent lower than last time, which is scarcely too worrying. The real question is:
  • ELECTION SUGGESTIONS

    President-elect George Ferguson has appealed for suggestions for the reform of the institute's electoral process. He is looking for ideas on how elections might achieve more enthusiasm among the membership, a bigger voter turnout and cleaner campaigns.
  • Electricité de France

    Electricité de France, the French electricity provider, has erected the first 'fougère'pylons - designed by Ian Ritchie Architects, French-based Rice Francis Ritchie and Kathryn Gustafson. The structures are either side of the Rhone as part of the new TricastinTavel high-voltage line. The pylons were painted in contrasting blue and yellow as they lie within a military flight path along the Rhone Valley.
  • Elite lining up to redesign World Trade Center site

    The cream of the world's architectural community - including Daniel Libeskind, Tadao Ando, Massimiliano Fuksas, Mario Botta and Brits Lord Foster, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw and Zaha Hadid - have entered the competition to redesign the site of the World Trade Center towers in New York.
  • Emission accomplished

    A new car tax coming into force on 6 April will affect those using a car for work purposes
  • Empowering 'democratic' design in Wales and beyond

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  • Empty nesting: Baltic banished its birdlife

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  • END FOR ERIC LYONS

    Surrey-based practice Eric Lyons Cunningham Metcalfe will be wound up on 30 November following the retirement of Ivor Cunningham and the death of Geoffrey Townsend (AJ 29.08.02).
  • End VAT confusion and give our historic fabric a boost

    editorial
  • England's Lost Houses: From the Archives of Country Life

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  • English Heritage

    English Heritage will unveil this £35 million 'exhibition centre' for Stonehenge, by Denton Corker Marshall, this week after the scheme received about £50 million in funding.The 5000m 2'Gateway to Stonehenge' is a series of 'steel blades stabbed into the ground and will be the handmaid and not the master'of the site, EH chief executive Dr Simon Thurley told the AJ. The Heritage Lottery Fund gave £26 million, the government £10 million and English Heritage £12 million.
  • English Heritage

    English Heritage is to open the doors on 'Sitting Pretty' - an 'interactive seating exhibition' at its 19th-century Greek revival pile in rural Northumberland, Belsay Hall. The show, which opens on 30 May and runs until 28 August, features works from innovative designers such as Karim Rashid, Eley Kishimoto, Claudio Silvestrin and David Linley, and blurs furniture with sculpture. Rashid's 'Pleasurscape' (above left), a fibreglass multi-seating block that looks like a futuristic landscape, wil
  • English Heritage 'obstructs' new anti-facadism report

    Planning consultant Richard Coleman has accused English Heritage of being 'obstructive' in research he was conducting for a new report advocating a rewrite of PPG15, the planning guidance dealing with the historic environment.
  • Enough of this digital 'starchitects' thinking

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  • Ensure your couriers handle with extra care

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  • Environmental Science in Building

    By Randall McMullan. Palgrave, 2002. Fifth edition.
  • EP APPOINTS RICK MATHER

    English Partnerships has appointed Rick Mather Architects to design a new residential quarter in Milton Keynes. The 12.5ha site is the only remaining undeveloped site in the town centre and will accommodate 1,900 homes and 4,000 residents.
  • EP BROWNFIELD STUDY

    English Partnerships, the government's regeneration and development agency, has commissioned a team of researchers to review current practices and policies towards the use of brownfield land. Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Nottingham and Parkman Consultants will examine the policies and legislation in all European countries and how they work in practice. Contact Professor Paul Syms at Sheffield Hallam University at p. m. syms@shu. ac. uk or Peter Hill at English Partnerships a
  • EPREVIEW ANNOUNCEMENT

    The first stage of the five-yearly review of English Partnerships is coming to an end, with the planning minister Lord Falconer expected to announce the findings within the next week. The government has been considering whether EP should hand over its responsibilities to the regional development agencies and local authorities. Head of policy Trevor Beattie said he was 'completely confident' that EP would remain the national body for regeneration.
  • Eric de Mare 1910-2002

    NEWS: The former AJ editor, who died last week, was the last survivor of a generation which helped shape the work of architects in Britain after the Second World War, writes Andrew Higgott
  • Erratum

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  • Erratum

    Apologies to Stephen Greenberg and Christine Chang Hanway of Metaphor, who prepared the masterplan for the V&A museum (AJ 25.4.02).
  • Erratum

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  • Erudite observer

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  • Escape chutes would add Archigram element

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  • Essence of Modernity

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  • Essence of Space

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  • Essex snubs AHMM over Great Notley extension

    Essex County Council has snubbed Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects by ignoring the practice's bid to extend its own government exemplar and multi-award-winning Great Notley School project and giving it to another architect.
  • EUROPAN 6 EXHIBITION

    The winners and shortlisted schemes for the Peckham site from the Europan 6 competition will be exhibited at Peckham Library on 18 January (12pm-8pm) and 19 January (12pm-5pm). The competition aims to encourage young architects to come up with innovative solutions for housing design.
  • Europe expects

    To Finland, to take part in a European Forum meeting on design quality.This group, comprising interested parties from government departments, architecture schools and professional institutions across the EU, meets annually to discuss matters of common interest. A lively occasion, helped by splendid hospitality, had one big shadow hanging over it:
  • European Parliament gets tough on energy efficiency

    The European Parliament is to force through a sharp increase in the number of new and rennovated buildings that will have to comply with EU rules on energy efficiency. It has decided to lower the size threshold from a minimum of 1,000m 2.MEP's stressed that the previous limit would exclude the bulk of residential buildings, dramatically weakening the directive's effect on saving energy and cutting pollution. Labour MEP Eryl McNally even claimed that 'this directive is insufficiently ambitious
  • Everything but the girls at Arup Associates

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  • EXCHANGE TOPPED OUT

    Sheppard Robson's new London Stock Exchange building, King Edward Court in Paternoster Square, was topped out last week.
  • Exhibitors use BRUFMA conference to showcase products

    BRUFMA CONFERENCE 2002
  • Ex-pat criticises 'self-centred' northern hemisphere designs

    British architect Tom Heneghan claims Australia is leading the way in innovative design but the northern hemisphere is too 'self-centred' to recognise it.
  • exploring buildings

    PEOPLE: It is a time of transition at the Hackney Building Exploratory, and director Nicole Crockett is spearheading developments. With funding already agreed, there are plans afoot to expand the centre's educational role
  • Extending the faith

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  • EXTRA CASH FOR EASTSIDE

    Regeneration minister Tony McNulty has announced a further £30 million European funding for redevelopment of Birmingham's Eastside.The grant will fund a range of projects including the demolition of Masshouse Circus.
  • EXTRA SITES FOR EP SCHEME

    English Partnerships has added 10 new sites to its National Coalfields Programme, a scheme that attempts to bring regeneration to former coal-mining communities.
  • EXTRA STAFF FOR CABE

    CABE is continuing to expand with the appointment of 13 additional staff members. The new posts include the first national coordinator of the UK Architecture Centre Network, a head of education and a policy and research advisor for the CABE/RIBA Building Futures Programme.
  • EXTRA TIME FOR AJ QUIZ

    A festive spirit - and the fact that nobody has correctly answered more than a quarter of the questions - has led the AJ to extend the deadline of our Christmas quiz (AJ 20/27.12.01) to 14 January. The winner will receive a Canon digital camera, an Alessi kettle and a Hidesign leather hold-all. Questions are at www. ajplus. co. uk and answers should be faxed to 020 7505 6701, or e-mailed to angela.
  • EXTRA VAT RELIEF RULING

    Owners of listed properties who want to convert their outbuildings to domestic use can expect additional VAT relief on the work following a Court of Appeal ruling that outbuildings do not qualify as part of a listed residence.
  • Eye contact

    Paul Hyett has a novel way of ensuring he gets through to his fellow architectural education reformer at the ARB, chief executive Robin Vaughan. When he has a communication to impart (which is presumably a lot at the moment), the RIBA president takes his mobile phone to the balcony at Portland Place - outside the ace caff - and visually stalks Vaughan by peering down to see him at his desk. No 'away from his desk' brush-offs work. A truly expert witness.
  • EYESTORM AJ ENQUIRY NO: 203

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  • 'Face up to an Egan future' UK architects are warned

    Architects must become more involved in the Rethinking Construction process, a conference on the future role of architecture has heard.
  • Facing the future

    With a packed programme of star speakers and CPD seminars, RIBA Conference 2002 offers a combination of inspiration and practical advice There is still time to sign up for this year's RIBA Conference, which takes place on 11-12 June at Interbuild in Birmingham, and promises to be the high point of the architectural year.
  • FAGERHULT LIGHTING AJ ENQUIRY NO: 207

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  • Failing to see the true picture in Dunbar

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  • Fair city

    Amid all the fuss over Roy Keane, a group of planning, design and engineering staff from Dublin City Council met in County Monaghan to discuss the future of the fair city. Providing a critique of presentations was Stuart Gulliver, ex-head of the Glasgow Development Agency, and the AJ's Paul Finch, whose claim to expertise appeared to rest on the fact that his father's grandmother was from Connemara. A splendid time was had by all. UK practices working in the Republic include ABK and MacCormac
  • Falconer exit causes unease over Planning Green Paper

    Lord Falconer's departure from his role as planning minister has raised concerns about the future for the Planning Green Paper.
  • FALL IN DEATHS ON SITE

    The Health and Safety Executive has unveiled provisional statistics for work-based fatal injuries in the 12 months to the end of March 2002. The construction industry saw a drop in fatalities, down by 25 per cent from 105 deaths in 2000/01 to 79 in 2001/02.
  • FANCY 5-A-SIDE?

    The Elms London Professions' 5-aside football competition is asking for entries from the construction and design sectors. The one-day event, to be held on 4 August, costs £464 to enter and is open to teams from all over London.
  • FARRELL GRIMSHAW FIRST

    Terry Farrell and Nicholas Grimshaw's building at 125 Park Road in London's Marylebone has been awarded a Grade II listing - marking it as the first of the Farrell Grimshaw Partnership buildings to achieve the accolade.
  • FARRELL IN NEWCASTLE

    Newcastle University's Hatton Gallery will play host to a major viewing of the work of Sir Terry Farrell.The exhibition - which will include plans, models, and photographs of finished projects - will run from 28 September to 9 November. For further details call 0191 222 6059.
  • FARRELL LANDS AWARD

    The first European Hotel Design Awards took place last Tuesday.
  • Farrell returns to Camden project despite concerns

    Camden council has persuaded Terry Farrell & Partners to return as masterplanner to the £75 million Swiss Cottage scheme. He walked out on the project in February.
  • Farrell severs Swiss Cottage ties

    Terry Farrell & Partners has pulled out of its £75 million Swiss Cottage scheme, claiming it has been sidelined by developers. The practice said it would have 'no further association' with the north London project, after negotiations with developers Barratt and Dawney Day broke down irrevocably. The moves to reduce its role within the project were against the initial agreement, it said.
  • Farrell was first in High Tech, before Archigram

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  • Farrell wins green light for Macintosh Mill

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  • Farrell wins Home Office cost fight

    Terry Farrell and Partners' Home Office scheme is finally going ahead - but only after a 'protracted' battle over costs.
  • Farrell's belief in the value of the urban masterplan

    Brian Edwards reviews...
  • Farrell's Lots Road scheme falls into planning 'disarray'

    Terry Farrell & Partners' long-awaited £350 million Lots Road Power Station redevelopment in Chelsea (pictured) has fallen into further disarray, following a second refusal by Hammersmith and Fulham council's planning committee.
  • Fashion statement

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  • FASIGNS WEMBLEY DEAL

    The Football Association has finally signed a £400 million loan deal for the Wembley project with the German bank, Westdeutsche Landesbank. The FA says the Foster and Partners/HOK Sport project will start within 10 weeks.
  • Fast and furious

    round-up
  • Faster downloads and searching for the perfect host

    AJ+.COLUMN
  • Fear not, Spitalfields complies with regulation

    Letters
  • Fears for education as EU bids to silence architecture's voice

    Euro chiefs want to ride roughshod over professional education by abolishing the EU's dedicated architectural committee. The European Commission proposes to merge its five existing education committees, which also include those for medicine and vets, into one super group.
  • FEILDEN + MAWSON WIN

    Feilden+Mawson's £2 million Max Perutz Lecture Theatre has won a RIBA East 'Spirit of Ingenuity' award.The theatre forms part of a new entrance to the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. The award is designed to reward the key role an enlightened client plays in the production of good architecture.
  • Feilden+Mawson

    Feilden+Mawson's four-storey cancer research centre with a 'ski-slope roof ' topped with stainless-steel flues for gas and foul air emissions opened last week at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.The 3,400m 2Hutchison/Medical Research Council research centre cost £9 million to build.
  • Fellow traveller

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  • Ferguson and Thorp all set for presidential campaign

    Another candidate has stepped forward in the race for the RIBA presidency. Bristol-based George Ferguson has put an end to speculation with confirmation that he is standing for the post.
  • FERGUSON ELECTION REFORM

    RIBA president-elect George Ferguson is to lead a review of the presidential election process and has spelt out that commercial sponsorship of candidates will not be allowed. The 'rule of engagement' - to be heard at RIBA council on 17 July - is a direct reference to Ferguson's chief rival in the election, Annette Fisher, who attempted to campaign using funds from companies. Suggested reforms include nominations coming from at least half of the regions and no more than half from any one regio
  • Ferguson pledges fresh start after heat of election battle

    Triumphant George Ferguson has pledged to put aside grudges after an election campaign that saw him crowned RIBA president-elect last week.
  • FERRETS EYE URBAN SITES

    A new architect-led regeneration service is being launched this week.Urban Ferrets will target 'Cinderella'buildings and sites ignored because they are difficult to develop.The network of design and construction specialists, set up by Harrow architect Nick Waterhouse, aims to persuade developers to look again at empty and underused buildings.
  • Fertile invention

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  • FIELDWORK TRIP

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  • Fifty at fifty

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  • FINANCIAL RAYS OF SUNSHINE

    Eighteen projects are to receive government grants totalling £4 million to harness the power of the sun. The projects include an education centre on the Scottish island of Islay, a civic centre in Barnstaple, Devon, and the headquarters of the Insolvency Service in Bloomsbury, central London. It forms part of a trial to bring solar power to public buildings.
  • Finns to launch competition for major timber housing

    Finland is to launch an international competition to design low-rise, high-density timber housing in Helsinki. The competition, for between 50,000 and 70,000m 2of housing on a 15ha site, will be launched formally at the end of the year.
  • FIRE AND CONCRETE

    The Concrete Society will host a seminar, 'Fire and Concrete', on 12 March. It will cover topics including the effect of high temperatures on concrete and will be held at the Institution of Structural Engineers, 11 Upper Belgrave Street, London SW1. For further details call 020 8997 3215.
  • Fire and water

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  • Fired RIBA director awarded honorary fellowship

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  • FIRMS URGED ON DISABILITY

    The Disability Rights Commission has urged businesses to start preparing for Part III of the Disability Discrimination Act, which comes into force in October 2004. Research carried out by the organisation has found that most companies have not yet even assessed whether they need changes to the fabric of their buildings.
  • First chance to see mayor's new home during Open House

    Lord Foster's GLA building is to open its doors to the public for the first time as part of the London Open House weekend this autumn.
  • FIRST FOR ON-SITE HOUSING

    The Horizon Housing Group and Denne Construction have launched the first UK housing scheme to use 'on-site' fabrication with light steel frames.The Winton House scheme, Old Lodge Lane in Croydon consists of 17 homes for rent constructed in three blocks.
  • 'FLAGSHIP' PFI ON SHOW

    The government is to show off its Foster and Partners-designed Treasury building as an example of a successful 'flagship' government PFI refurbishment project completed on budget and ahead of time. The scheme will allow staff to be able to work together in the same building for the first time in more than 50 years. It has been built by Exchequer Partnership, a consortium of Stanhope, Bovis Lend Lease and Chestertons.
  • Flat-pack kicks off with Wynyard debut

    The Wynyard Estate development, originated by ex-Newcastle United chairman Sir John Hall and boasting the previous resident mansions of messrs Keegan and Shearer, is five miles from Tony Blair's constituency in Teesside. It is filled with exclusive developments, gated homes and many examples of self-build tastelessness.
  • FLATS ON THE CLYDE

    Gordon Murray + Alan Dunlop Architects has applied for detailed planning consent for a 14-floor block of flats by Glasgow's River Clyde. The design, for 102 flats on Lancefield Quay, will include shops, offices and roof gardens. Construction is due to start this autumn and will take two years.
  • Flattening out the office

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  • FLEXCRETE AJ ENQUIRY NO: 205

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  • Flexible arbitration can pay dividends

    I read with some optimism Kim Franklin's column about flexibility in arbitration (AJ 2.5.02).
  • Flint and Neill

    A Flint and Neill Partnership-led team has beaten five other entries to win an international competition to design a new £8 million bridge for the inner harbour in the Finnish capital, Helsinki.Spanning 140m, the cable-stayed bridge will incorporate a dual carriageway, tramlines, a footway and a cycle path.The development team includes architect Studio Bednarski and local engineering firm Innostructura Oy.
  • Floored genius

    Tests on the acoustic performance of composite deck floors show many easily outperform current standards
  • Floors slim down

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  • Flour power

    aj building study: Ellis Williams' Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts in Gateshead maximises the views over the Tyne while continuing the area's regeneration
  • Flying Dutchman

    Landscape design can sometimes seem a worthy afterthought to the main event, but not in the mind of Adriaan Geuze of Dutch firm West 8, who gave a scintillating lecture at the Royal Society of Arts last week. A series of beautifully considered projects delighted a lively audience who asked good questions about, for example, his attitude to cars ('I love them'). Best project of all was a shortlisted proposal being judged by Frank Gehry for downtown Pasadena, to give it more civic presence. Geu
  • Following function

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  • Fonder heart

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  • Football crazy

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  • Footbridge fails on all engineering counts ...

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  • For the greater good?

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  • For the unconverted

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  • FORBES & LOMAX AJ ENQUIRY NO: 201

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  • FORD FIRST WITH WIND FARM

    The Ford Motor Company and the environmental energy firm Ecotricity are set to lodge a planning application for London's first wind farm. If approved, the scheme will place three wind turbines at Ford's Dagenham estate.
  • Foreign exchange

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  • Forget bankruptcy - save the planet!

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  • Forget Po-Mo, the worthless fashion fad

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  • Forget thin or fat lions, concentrate on policy

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  • Forget WTC - keep building tall, Arup urges architects

    Arup's tall buildings experts have urged architects and developers to keep building tall and not be deterred by safety fears. Extensive research by the engineers following the collapse of the World Trade Center has concluded that skyscrapers, however high, can be made safe against terrorist attacks.
  • Forget your prejudices and rediscover Foster

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  • Forging closer links with Irish architecture

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  • Foster and Chipperfield fight it out for £210m LA museum

    Five of the world's finest architects are fighting the final stages of a competition for a museum design costing up to £210 million. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has shortlisted David Chipperfield Architects, Foster and Partners, Swiss practice Herzog & de Meuron, Steven Holl Architects from New York and Boston's Machado and Silvetti Associates.
  • Foster and Libeskind make final six to rebuild WTC

    The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) has shortlisted Foster and Partners, Studio Daniel Libeskind, New York-based Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, together with three collaborative teams to design the replacement for the World Trade Center.
  • Foster and Partners

    Foster and Partners, with Arup, has won a competition for a £160 million station in Florence to service Italy's new high-speed rail network.The firm saw off Foreign Office Architects, Santiago Calatrava, Zaha Hadid Architects and German practice von Gerkan Marg und Partner.
  • Foster and Partners

    Foster and Partners has unveiled its new £10 million city academy in Bexley. The project, organised around three courtyard spaces devoted to business, art and technology, avoids the use of corridors. It is designed to be highly flexible with partition walls adding to the adaptability of the classrooms. The secondary school will make its facilities available to others in the area. The City Academy Programme is a scheme by which 20 per cent of a new school's cost is covered by a private en
  • Foster and Partners

    Foster and Partners has won the competition to design a £2.18 billion arts, cultural and entertainment district on 1.5km of reclaimed waterfront in west Kowloon, Hong Kong. The 40ha scheme includes a major performance venue, theatres, concert halls, a Modern Art museum, cinemas, shops and restaurants. Seventy per cent of the space will be used for parkland. The facilities sit under a flowing canopy inspired by the local landscape and traditional Chinese art forms and calligraphy.
  • Foster and Partners

    Foster and Partners has applied for detailed planning consent for a £400 million masterplan to turn the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh into a 220-room hotel as part of a new urban quarter. The project on the 7.5ha complex will also include 600 homes,60,000m 2of offices and 7,300m 2 of shops and leisure facilities. Foster and Partners is working with Richard Murphy Architects, Page & Park Architects and Hurd Rolland Partnership.Work is due to begin next year, for completion by 2010.
  • Foster completes full set with 'Nobel for the arts' prize win

    Lord Foster (left) has scooped the last major honour left for him to collect - the Praemium Imperiale.
  • FOSTER GETS DE-WOBBLED

    Repairs to Foster and Partners' 'wobbly bridge'are on target after 2,000 volunteers helped with crowd testing last week. A passive damping system, which has been installed along the length of the bridge, appeared to be effective, with no sign of any wobbling.
  • FOSTER IN HOUSING COUP

    Foster and Partners has teamed up with Urban Splash to design a 255-home scheme, called Budenberg, in Altrincham, Cheshire. The project - submitted to Trafford Metropolitan Council for planning permission - will spread over three adjacent brownfield and vacant sites. If permission is granted work will start next January.
  • Foster reveals 'crystal jewel box' for Boston

    Foster and Partners has unveiled its £297 million design for the Boston Museum of Fine Art. The plan will result in a 'crystal spine'running the full east/west axis of the building. The architect has also designed a further wing on the western edge of the museum and a study centre. Conservation studios and scientific research labs will be expanded and relocated to the study centre, as well as the museum's library and curatorial offices.
  • Foster snubs RIBA Stirling Prize despite record entries

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  • Foster's critics should target real villains...

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  • Foster's expertise - it's there in black and white

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  • Foster's legacy: upping the ante for the run of the mill

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  • Foster's 'St Mary Axe' swings into view

    The Swiss Re building - now rebranded as 30 St Mary Axe to emphasise its 'historic' site in the City of London - is already approaching its halfway stage, as other towers proposed for the capital languish in planning's no-man's-land. The core of the 'gherkin'scheme, hailed by Lord Foster as London's first 'environmentally progressive' tower, is already up to level 16, while the 40-storey project's steel diagrid defining its curvilinear form is not far behind, having reached level 14. And, whe
  • Four compete to grace Liverpool waterfront

    Designing an icon is difficult enough. But the task facing the shortlisted architects in filling the 'Fourth Grace'site in Liverpool is even more onerous: the design of an icon which is, at least partly, self-funding.
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  • Four top teams vie to design £12m Poole Harbour bridge

    Four teams of leading architects are vying for the chance to design a new bridge across Poole Harbour. Ian Ritchie Architects and Schlaich Bergermann, McDowell + Benedetti with Arup, Wilkinson Eyre Architects with engineer Gifford and Dutch practice Posford Haskoning are on the shortlist for the £12 million project following an international call for entries.
  • Frank Gehry

    Frank Gehry's Peter B Lewis Building for Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland opens next month.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright 'greatest influence' on UK profession

    Frank Lloyd Wright has influenced more members of the profession than any other architect. In a survey of UK practices, Wright received more than twice the votes of runners-up Sir Michael Hopkins and Lord Foster.
  • Freewheeling Homes

    David Pearson, Gaia Books, 2002, hardback, 112pp, £10.99 (£8.99 on www. amazon. co. uk)
  • From the Earth Summit down: green action to the grass roots

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  • Fruits of the forest

    Edward Cullinan Architects' RIBA Award-winning Downland Gridshell triumphs by combining the use of modern timber technology with energy efficiency and sustainability
  • Fulham's £70 million stadium plans on the 'brink of collapse'

    Fulham Football Club has admitted the Miller Partnership's plans for a £70 million redevelopment of its Craven Cottage stadium may be shelved.
  • FULL STEAM AHEAD

    Austin-Smith: Lord has won planning permission for its new National Railway Museum building at the Shildon Railway Village in County Durham. The 6,000m 2centre will house nearly 60 exhibits, vehicles and trains from the national collection and will include a shop and cafe.
  • Fun at York

    Conspiracy or cock-up? That was a question in the minds of some observers of the Yo rk Coppergate II inquiry last week, when a very curious event took place.Much had been made by counsel cross-examining Peter Stewart, giving evidence for CABE, about its role when it does not have statutory duties and obligations in the same way as English Heritage. EH, it will be recalled, is supporting the Land Securities/Chapman Taylor proposal, while CABE is opposing.
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  • Fury at Edinburgh Castle neighbour

    The Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland has called on Edinburgh City Council to throw out Reiach and Hall Architects' £45 million plans for one of the city's most sensitive sites. A letter sent by the commission to the city's planning chiefs - highlighting what it sees as significant problems with the Haymarket scheme - has prompted a furious response from the architects.
  • Fusion

    London-based architecture practice Fusion has designed the interior for Genevieve, a new bar in the capital's Notting Hill area.The bar, on Lonsdale Road, opens later this autumn with a capacity of 280. Fusion, which designed both the ground and first floor bars, drew its inspiration from the work of Michael Czysz, designer of Lenny Kravitz's Miami home.
  • Future Systems' designs in a class of their own

    Future Systems has produced these prototype designs for the classrooms of the future. The 'World Classrooms'will be constructed in three schools in London's Richmond - Meadlands primary school, Grey Court secondary school and Strathmore special needs school.
  • Fuzzy logic

    Design Quality Indicators have been launched as a new 'language' in the construction industry. Comprendez?
  • GALLERY SET FOR NELSON PAD

    Broadway Malyan is to convert a 1,000m 2Georgian house in London's Mayfair into an art gallery, to be called the Haunch of Venison.
  • Garden of England

    In its design of an office building at the Kings Hill business park in Kent, Richard Partington Architects has created a workplace that reflects the local vernacular without becoming a pastiche Richard Partington Architects was formed three years ago. Its first major project to be completed is 17 Kings Hill Avenue. At the outset, Richard Partington hoped that, despite the rigid preconditions of office planning, he and his team would produce a civilised workplace and a well-crafted building wi
  • Garden of memories

    LANDSCAPE STUDY: In commemorating officers of the Metropolitan Police who have died on duty, Churchman Landscape Architects has combined subtle planning with a rigorous attention to detail
  • GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE

    Culture secretary Tessa Jowell - in consultation with the Royal Parks Agency - has appointed Land Use Consultants to design a £1 million memorial garden to those Britons who lost their lives in the 11 September terrorist strike. The practice was already contracted to put together designs for the Grosvenor Square site opposite the American Embassy prior to the attack. The verdict follows Jowell's decision to declare Kathryn Gustafson the winner of the drawn-out design competition for the
  • Gateshead before the Baltic - a memoir

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  • Gateshead Millennium Bridge clinches Building of the Year

    Wilkinson Eyre Architects' £17.7 million Millennium Bridge in Gateshead has won the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust (RFACT) and BSkyB Building of the Year.
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  • Gateways

    Gateways, the first UK exhibition by the distinguished sculptor Marta Pan, will take place from Wednesday 22 May - Friday 14 June at The Galleries, Dock Street, London. As well as original works and photographs, the exhibition will include maquettes produced as proposals for integrating sculpture with architecture, and as stages in her own research.
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  • Gavron puts best foot forward with 'walking maps' for London

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  • Gehry on song with LA orchestral manoeuvres

    Frank Gehry's US$274 million (£180 million) Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles is entering the final stage of construction.
  • Gensler and SOM axe staff in industry slowdown

    Commercial practices Gensler and Skidmore Owings & Merrill have both shed staff, another sign of the continuing economic downturn.
  • Gensler's Westminster rethink wins over critics

    Gensler has convinced its critics with this revised scheme for a prominent London site. One Westminster Bridge, a speculative office scheme for Frogmore Developments, earned notoriety after London mayor Ken Livingstone exercised his power of refusal for the first time to block the plans.
  • gentle green giant

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  • GET BENCH MARKING

    There is still time to sign up to Bench Mark 2002, the largest bench mark survey for the architectural profession in the UK. This collaboration between architectural management consultancy Colander and the AJ will address all aspects of practice management.
  • Get rid of it

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  • Get your facts straight and your dates right

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  • GET YOUR TEETH INTO BLUETOOTH

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  • Getting a grip on alpha-values

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  • Getting down to earth

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  • Getting otter

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  • Getting some therapy: building healthy hospitals

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  • Getting there: phasing the new 'Venice of London'

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  • Ginzan bath house

    This public bathhouse is at a historic hot spring. Because of limitations on the site, the bathhouses are very narrow, and three to four storeys high. Wooden louvres create transparent barriers, with openings, rather than solid walls which could create a sense of claustrophobia, and are in conflict with Japanese tradition.Kuma has written: 'Surrounded by heavy walls, I have difficulty breathing, while in an environment created by opening devices, I feel heightened and enhanced.'
  • GLA CRITICISES MAYOR ROLE

    The GLA's Planning and Spatial Development Committee has accused Ken Livingstone of failing to take an active role in the debate on airport expansion in the South East. Members of the committee, including chair Bob Neil, argued that Livingstone is far too accepting of technical information supplied by the government.
  • GLA HOME GETS ROYAL VISIT

    The Queen will officially open Foster and Partners' new building for the GLA, City Hall, on 23 July. The building opens to the public on 15 July.
  • GLASGOW'S VIRTUAL CENTRE

    The Lighthouse, Scotland's architecture centre in Glasgow, has unveiled its Virtual Architecture Centre, the largest of its kind in the world. Further details can be found online at www. scottish architecture. com
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  • GLASS INNOVATION CALL

    The Bombay Sapphire Foundation has called for entries to its new £20,000 annual glass design awards for innovation in contemporary glass design. The closing date is 30 June. For entry forms call 020 7224 0994 or e-mail foundation@bombaysapphire. org
  • Glazed expressions

    The growing number of art commissions in commercial premises has provoked glass designers to innovate
  • Glittering shortlist competes for Liverpool's fourth Grace

    Regeneration agency Liverpool Vision has unveiled a stellar shortlist for its competition to build a fourth Grace on the city's high-profile Mersey waterfront.
  • Global Alliance for sustainable building

    With world leaders gathered in Johannesburg for the Earth Summit, construction industry heads are holding their own conference on sustainability. Zoë Blackler reports
  • GO FOR FESTIVAL HALL?

    Allies and Morrison's £50 million plans for the Royal Festival Hall could finally get the go-ahead this week. Planning officers are recommending Lambeth approves the plans at a special planning meeting next Tuesday. Project architect Victoria Thornton said she was optimistic the committee would approve the two applications - one for the new Liner Building and the other to refurbish the original building.
  • GO-AHEAD FOR SPITALFIELDS

    London mayor Ken Livingstone has given the go-ahead to Foster and Partners'£250 million Spitalfields market redevelopment. The mayor has allowed Tower Hamlets council to grant planning permission for the plans for Bishop's Square that will include 70,000m 2of office space and 4,000m 2of retail, public space and amenities. Livingstone said the scheme was a 'significant improvement'on earlier plans and would bring considerable benefits to the local community.
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  • GOING DUTCH

    British landscape architect Cracknell Ferns Associates is in one of the teams battling to win a competition for a new 60,000m2 campus for the University of Amsterdam.
  • going solo

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  • Golden moment

    One of the architectural highlights of the Queen's Jubilee year will be the opening of the new Greater London Authority headquarters building by Foster and Partners in July. The building will then be occupied by some 400 GLA staff, and mayor Livingstone will be ensconced in his top-floor-butone office, the top floor being planned for various public uses.
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  • GOLDFINGER HONOUR

    The RIBA has launched a £20,000 Goldfinger Scholarship, to honour Hungarian architect Ernö Goldfinger.
  • GOLDFINGER WINNER NAMED

    The UK and Hungarian judging committees have awarded the first £15,000 Goldfinger Chevening Scholarship 2002 to Akoz Juhasz of the Budapest University of technology, who will spend a year at Bath's School of Architecture and Civil Engineering. The scholarship - launched in memory of the late Ernö Goldfinger - is organised by the Foreign Office and the British Council in Hungary.
  • Golding frustrated by lack of 'good' historic new-builds

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  • Gone to ground

    Duncan Lewis and Hervé Potin's new projects for the Loire, responding both to historic patterns of settlement and more recent industrial use, are deeply embedded in the landscape
  • GONG FOR MOGGRIDGE

    Hal Moggridge OBE, a past president of the Landscape Institute, has won the Landscape Institute Medal. It was presented to him by current president David Jarvis at the Institute's annual dinner on 14 June.Moggridge was also chair of the institute's International Committee from 1981-1992.
  • Good bet

    Brighton's West Pier is not the only old structure about to undergo substantial renovation. I hear plans are afoot for a major upgrade of Brighton Marina, the project by Louis de Soissons Partnership on which Eva Jiricna and Jan Kaplicky worked after they came to England in 1968 following the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. Now landscape architect Derek Lovejoy Partnership is masterplanning the rethink, and following interviews with a host of architects it looks as though Piers Gough and M
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  • GOODBYE TO CHILLIDA

    Eduardo Chillida, the Basque sculptor, has died following a stroke at the age of 78. Educated in architecture at Madrid University, Chillida was known for large-scale public works as well as intimate iron sculptures. He won the international grand prize for sculpture at the Venice Biennale in 1958, and was elected an honorary academician by the Royal Academy in 1983.
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  • Gorst unveils £2m 'New Country House'

    James Gorst Architects has submitted a planning application to build a major new house in the country which promises to test planning guidance and its commitment to truly 'outstanding design' in rural areas.
  • Gosford Park - the meaning and purpose of life in a country house

    When ordinary folk troll round the visitor circuit at stately homes such as Blenheim or Longleat, they usually purchase a guidebook or pick up a leaflet that tells them what they are there to see. These guides are generally swallowed whole (as it were), even though the information they contain is useless in the context of everyday life.
  • Gosling recalled

    David Gosling, whose life is recorded elsewhere in this issue, was a great raconteur. His stories, often episodes from his own career, brought humour to the frequently serious world of architecture. A favourite was about his time as leader of the design section of the Manchester practice Leach Rhodes and Walker in 1962. It was here that in addition to his design duties, he was asked to coordinate a programme of visiting guest speakers for the younger members of staff. On one occasion, a senio
  • Goulding: when we're all cleaning windows

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  • Government backs radical revamp for English Heritage

    The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has called on English Heritage to undergo a 'radical' process of modernisation, but left its statutory powers untouched.
  • Government demands yet more skyscraper guidance

    The government has called for further guidance on tall buildings, saying CABE and English Heritage's recently published Guidance on Tall Buildings does not go far enough.
  • Government gets 'wake-up call' over PFI design issues

    The RIBA has welcomed the pressure put on the government at this week's Labour Party conference over the Private Finance Initiative (PFI), believing it could result in improved design standards on the scheme. PFI experts believe the wrangling could represent a turning point in the government's attitude, forcing it to focus on the scheme's problems.
  • Grace and favour

    Not to be outdone in the promotion stakes, Liverpool launched the conference for the 'fourth Grace' site on the seafront, with speakers including Sir Joe Dwyer and Sir Bob Scott. As an open competition, it is bound to attract a big entry. Architects were lining up for the presentation, fascinated as ever by the opportunity to spend time on a 100-1 gamble. Rumours began that what is wanted is a Beatles Centre. If so, why don't they run a competition for just that?
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  • GRANTS TO THE RESCUE

    English Heritage is giving £9 million in grants to rescue and transform 53 decaying rural, seaside and urban areas, in the fourth round of EH's Heritage Economic Regeneration Schemes.
  • Grappling with thoughts of Oz and BMW's moral dilemma

    On my desk are a bottle of wine, a glass and an assortment of papers including a 'to do' list.
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  • GREEK TRAGEDY

    Builders on the site of Bernard Tschumi's new museum at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens have been accused of destroying another great archaelogical site.
  • GREEN LIGHT FOR REGENT ST

    Sheppard Robson has won the go-ahead from Westminster City Council for its £200 million mixeduse development at 229-247 Regent Street.The scheme includes 5,800m 2of retail space,11,500m 2ofoffice space and 1,100m 2ofresidential space constructed behind the existing facade.
  • Green RIBA chief savages 'shortsighted' energy targets

    RIBA vice-president for sustainable development Professor Peter Smith has slammed the government's latest energy review - for not being ambitious enough.
  • Green saviour or eco-maniac?

    US architect William McDonough is touring the world with a message of how top business leaders can go green
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  • Greening the offices of the future

    The British Council for Offices grappled with controversy over its selection of speakers and issues of sustainability at its annual conference in Edinburgh, writes Peter Murray
  • GREENWICH GREEN LIGHT

    The government has given the goahead for the regeneration of the Greenwich Peninsular, the land around the Millennium Dome, masterplanned by Terry Farrell & Partners. It also agreed to the development of a 20,000 capacity stadium within the Dome, to be designed by HOK Sport.
  • GRIMSHAW MAKES EXCHANGE

    Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners has applied for planning permission for Exchange Tower on London's Old Broad Street (pictured), currently occupied by the London Stock Exchange.The scheme includes the recladding of the existing 1970s tower and the creation of two new buildings of five and eight storeys.
  • Grimshaw's Eden Project voted the 'best in 50 years'

    Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners' £75million Eden Project is the best building of the past 50 years, according to research commissioned to mark the 50/50 - Crowning Achievements/Future Products exhibition at London's Building Centre.
  • Group pledges to promote innovation in product design

    A group with the aim of bringing architects and product designers closer together was launched at the RIBA in London on Monday.
  • Grow Your Own House: Simón Vélez and Bamboo Architecture

    By Simón Vélez et al. Vitra Design Museum, 2002. 259pp. £19.95.
  • GROWTH IN THE CAPITAL

    London's mayor Ken Livingstone has launched a report assessing the growth of creative industries in the capital. The investigation - carried out by the Greater London Authority Economics Unit - found, for example, that the architecture sector employs 40,936 workers in the capital, an increase of 0.3 per cent since 2000.
  • GUIDE TO URBAN DESIGN

    The Urban Design Group is set to launch a new document, the Urban Design Guidance, on 18 September. The guide - aimed at advising the government and its agencies on the topic of masterplanning and regeneration - is available by calling 020 7665 2464.
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  • HADID FINDS UTOPIAS

    Zaha Hadid is curating an exhibition of architectural utopias to be held in Graz, Austria, from 26 October. The exhibition, at the Landesmuseum Joanneum Graz, will bring together experimental projects by both established and emerging, architects. Visit www. latentutopias. at for details.
  • HADID ON TOP IN CINCINNATI

    Zaha Hadid Architects' $34.6 million (£22.6 million) new home for Cincinnati's Contemporary Arts Centre will be topped out on 9 September. The project - scheduled for completion next year - will be the centre's first freestanding home. The 8,500m 2centre is the practice's first commission in the US and the first art museum in the country designed by a woman.
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  • HANIKA EXHIBITION AT RIBA

    Friends, family and colleagues of the late Nick de Paula Hanika, partner in Price & Myers Consulting Engineers, have organised a exhibition of his work to be held at the RIBA on 5 and 6 July.
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  • Hanson Brick - products and services

    Over the next three pages we look at some of the ways Hanson Brick is improving the products and services it offers customers
  • HAPPY MEDIUM

    During Architecture Week, which runs from 21-30 June, a new website will be launched - www. mediumtown. com - which focuses on 'everyday environments' and hopes to attract 'the attention and participation of people who live in towns rather than big cities'. The images it includes will be organised by such categories as car park, high street, and bus station, and the organisers invite additional submissions (mail@mediumism. com)
  • Harbour delights

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  • HARBOUR TO LEAVE GENSLER

    Gensler boss Tony Harbour is retiring. The new managing director is to be Chris Johnson.
  • HARDWICK PARK SHORTLIST

    Durham County Council has shortlisted Hoger Hare Architects, Design engine architects and designers, London Bloc, McDowell + Benedetti, the Reid Jubb Brown Parnership and Bennetts Associates in the RIBA-organised competition to design a Heritage Resource Centre for Hardwick Park.
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  • HARVARD DROPS PIANO

    Harvard University in the US has been forced to cancel Renzo Piano's plans for a new museum of modern art. According to a report in the Boston Globe, the decision was due to a funding crisis triggered by the American stock market's recent downturn.
  • Has the battle against high-rise developments already started?

    Despite Mr West's contention that it is 'bizarre, not to say mad' (AJ Letters 26.9.02), I still believe that the analogy between the current controversy about the future of tall buildings and the 20th century debate about the usefulness of battleships can be fruitful and predictive - even without bringing the Pax Britannica or Pax Americana into it.
  • Hastings vision is out of kilter with the town

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  • Have stove, will travel

    A great new range of space-saving units has been launched, ideal for those having to live the cramped lifestyle of Piercy Conner's micro-flats (AJ 30.8.01).Actually, these compact kitchen units are quite innovative. Built in a variety of materials and finishes, the Quantum 2K range includes freestanding kitchen units built to maximise space efficiency while retaining a unique and stylish appearance.
  • Have your revenge, Will, by recycling your critics

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  • HAVING A SAY ON SPEEDING

    RIBA president Paul Hyett and the Institute of Civil Engineers' president Mark Whitby have called on the government to listen to design professionals over the issue of speeding on Britain's roads. In an open letter sent to Tony Blair, the two men demanded greater involvement for their members in developing a solution to the problem.
  • Hawkins/Brown

    Hawkins/Brown has won planning permission for its new £650,000 Maggie's Cancer Care Centre in Sheffield. The scheme will transform an early 20thcentury villa with the addition of a new two-storey extension. It is one of a number of centres being developed for the Maggie Jencks Trust by high-profile architects including Richard Rogers, Daniel Libeskind, Zaha Hadid and Frank Gehry (AJ 18.10.01).
  • Hawkins/Brown Architects

    Hawkins/Brown Architects has won permission for its £8 million business school for the University of Portsmouth. The seven-storey building will include teaching space, student administration offices and a lecture theatre. The scheme will also see the creation of a public square in front of the building including integrated planting, lighting and seating.
  • Hawkins/Brown mixes it in Dalston

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  • Hawksmoor's Christ Church will be restored

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  • HAWORTH TOMPKINS WIN

    The Young Vic Theatre in Waterloo, London, has appointed architect Haworth Tompkins for its redesign and rebuild.
  • Head and feet

    technical & practice
  • Heads above water in the crime tidal wave

    As the crime rate soars architectural practices have found themselves in the firing line. Steven Palmer asks how firms in 'up and coming areas' can avoid becoming victims
  • Health kick

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  • Healthy practice

    TECHNICAL & PRACTICE: Does specialisation have a place in architectural education and could it be a help or a hindrance in the job market?
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  • HEATHROW RUNWAY CLEARED

    There are strong indications that the transport secretary Alistair Darling will this week approve a third runway at Heathrow - in a document called Regional Air Studies. Campaigners fear the decision will also lead to a sixth terminal at the airport, just eight months after Terminal 5 finally won permission following a five year inquiry that cost £80 million.
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  • Help yourself...

    A project being built in rural Somerset shows that self-build schemes can be imaginative and still work effectively Self-builders come in all shapes and sizes. From unemployed 20-somethings building their Barrett-style semis, to hippy 40-somethings and their dog-eared copies of Walter Segal.
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  • HEMINGWAY STARTS HOMES

    Work has started on the Staiths South Bank development in Gateshead, the project jointly undertaken by architects Ian Darby Partnership, George Wimpey City and fashion designer Wayne Hemingway and his wife Gerardine. The development will comprise 688 homes.
  • Heralding Heron: the beginning of the end for heritage culture?

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  • Here is the news: now pick and choose what you want to believe

    Sometimes news items appear in the media that seem to have no connection with reality. Indeed, so unprepared are we for the way they drastically cut across conventional wisdom that we have to leave them alone, in the hope that they will go away as mysteriously as they arrived.
  • HERITAGE OPEN DAYS

    The Civic Trust and English Heritage expect 800,000 visitors to their Heritage Open Days event between 13 and 16 September.
  • HERITAGE PLEA FROM NT

    The National Trust has questioned the government's commitment to heritage following what it describes as 'its virtual absence from the government's Comprehensive Spending Review'.
  • Heritage still has a part to play in the quest for the final frontier

    Man with clipboard: 'Excuse me sir, can you spare a moment? The lives of people yet unborn will be affected. Please take a deep breath and think hard about the future, then tell me what you think would be the best line of business for today's graduate to be in for the next 50 years. What will it be? Aerospace? Electronics? Computers? Energy?'
  • HERON DECISION IMMINENT

    A decision about KPF's 222m-high Heron Tower in London is expected within days. The project was called in for public inquiry last autumn.A statement from Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott is believed to be imminent.
  • Heron is the latest to neglect urban space

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  • Heron 'paves way' for tall buildings

    The Corporation of London has hailed this week's victory for Kohn Pedersen Fox's 222m Heron Tower as a triumph for tall buildings. Deputy prime minister John Prescott ruled on Monday in favour of the controversial skyscraper planned for Bishopsgate in the City of London. His decision follows a costly legal battle fought out at a public inquiry last autumn.
  • Heron Tower decision is to be welcomed

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  • HERON TOWER JUDGEMENT

    The inspector for the Heron Tower Inquiry will submit his report at the end of April. Secretary of state Stephen Byers is expected to reach his decision by the summer. The inquiry was called after English Heritage opposed plans for Kohn Pederson Fox's 222m tower at Bishopsgate in the City of London.
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  • HEWITT NAMES RDA CHAIRS

    Trade and industry secretary Patricia Hewitt has named the new chairs for three Regional Development Agencies (RDAs).
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  • High ambition

    Oliver Hill's 1930s house on a hilltop site in Hampstead gets a new lease of life with careful surgery, restoration and additions by Avanti Architects
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  • HIGH NOTE FOR CHURCH

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  • historical know-how

    people - Purcell Miller Tritton's Jane Kennedy is a force to be reckoned with in the world of building conservation. Working within a historic context, Kennedy is not afraid to 'stick her neck out' in order to follow a project through
  • HISTORY IN THE MAKING

    The English Historic Towns Forum will hold its annual conference at the Guildhall in Winchester on 26 and 27 September. The event - which will include a keynote address by the new director of the government's Urban Policy Unit, David Lunts - will assess how planning, housing density, tourism and IT impacts on historic settlements. For more details call 0117 975 0460.
  • Hitting a boundary

    Maber Associates was batting on a sticky wicket when it designed its new stand at Trent Bridge cricket ground
  • Hitting the right timbre

    With the plentiful use of timber, Pringle Richards Sharratt, architect of the new music school and auditorium at Shrewsbury School, has been able to overcome the problem of acoustics, and at the same time design a building appropriate to its country surroundings Acoustics is a tricky subject. Look at most well-designed buildings and you can immediately grasp the main points of the architect's thinking and, unless any tricks have been played deliberately, of the structure. Glance at a section,
  • Hodder Associates

    Hodder Associates has won a competition to redevelop the University of Central England's Baker Building in Birmingham. The practice fought off John McAslan & Partners, Hawkins/Brown and Associated Architects. The £5 million project (above) will result in a new gateway for the campus, plus a cafe, dining facilities and a business centre.
  • Hodder Associates facing court over unpaid cleaning bill

    Stephen Hodder is facing an appearance in the small claims court after failing to settle a window cleaning bill for just £150. Hannah Clancy of Barringtons window cleaners told the AJ she had been pursuing Hodder since February 2001 for payment.
  • Hodder drives off with £23 million Mercedes prize

    Hodder Associates has scooped a commission to design a brand centre for car giant DaimlerChrysler. The £23 million building will be for the manufacturer's Mercedes-Benz brand and is one of only five that will be built around the world. So far, only UK and US centres have been confirmed.
  • Hodder's contentious Oxford extension receives go-ahead

    A controversial extension to one of Britain's few Grade I-listed post-war buildings has been given the green light at a public inquiry.
  • Hoey hits out at South Bank Centre's 'sluggish' approach

    Yet another war of words has broken out over the proposed regeneration and redesign of the Jubilee Gardens site at London's South Bank Centre (SBC), writes Ed Dorrell.
  • HOK Sport

    HOK Sport has won a job to design the £176 million Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre in Jiangsu Province, China. The scheme includes a 60,000-seat stadium, an 11,000-seat indoor arena, an Olympic-standard aquatic centre, a 20-court tennis centre and facilities for hockey, baseball and basketball. The complex forms the centrepiece of a new masterplan for Nanjing, the historic capital of China. It is due to be completed in time for the 2005 China National Games.
  • HOK Sport bets on £180m revamp for Ascot

    HOK Sport has applied for planning permission for its proposed £180 million revamp of Ascot racecourse in Berkshire. Central to the scheme is the creation of a new grandstand, curved in plan to maximise views. The building sits between the edge of the Royal racecourse and Ascot High Street, with an arched parasol roof in the centre and a series of stepped terraces at each end. A naturally lit internal galleria runs through the centre of the stand to form the main public concourse. The ga
  • HOK's £150 million stadium plans on verge of collapse

    HOK Sport+Event+Venue's plans for its £150 million stadium for Everton Football Club are in jeopardy as a result of both the club and its backers failing to raise funding for the scheme.
  • HOK's Dome arena set to open by Christmas- 2004

    The Dome's HOK-designed arena will open by Christmas 2004, a Meridian Delta consortium spokesperson has confirmed, while dismissing speculation over delays to the project as 'irrelevant'.
  • HOLL MAKES HISTORY IN LA

    Steven Holl Architects has won the job to be the design architect for the -100--300 million (£65-£195 million) Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County new museum project.The practice beat a shortlist including David Chipperfield Architects, Foster and Partners, and Herzog & de Meuron.
  • HOLLICK TAKES SOUTH BANK

    Lord Hollick has taken over as chair of the South Bank. The appointment by culture secretary Tessa Jowell has been met with accusations of cronyism and complaints from London mayor Ken Livingstone that he was not consulted. Hollick, media executive and former government advisor, takes over responsibility for the implementation of Rick Mather's masterplan for the South Bank.He will begin by appointing a new chief executive for the centre.
  • HOME DEVELOPER PRIZES

    O'Mahoney Pike Architects (with MKN Property Group) has won the Best Development of the Year award in the Britannia National HomeBuilder Design Awards for an 81 apartment project in Clontarf, Dublin. Proctor Matthews Architects won Best Project at Design Stage for a scheme in Harlow, Essex; and Des Ewing won Best New House of the Year for a project in County Down, Northern Ireland.
  • Home grown

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  • HOME LEARNING

    The RIBA and London Borough of Barking and Dagenham is to launch a 'Homes for Learning' competition. The open ideas competition will explore the provision of learning and home working space. It will focus on a home on the Beacontree Estate in Fanshawe.The submission deadline is 16 April. Call the RIBA competitions office, tel 0113 234 1335.
  • Home turf

    aj building study With its latest contribution to Manor Farm in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, architect Proctor Matthews has designed a 'modern' family house that integrates itself with the variety of other building styles already on site
  • HONG KONG HOSTING RIBA

    The RIBA is to host an architectural exhibition on the buildings of Hong Kong. Lord Foster - who designed the Hong Kong International Airport and the HSBC Hong Kong headquarters - will open the exhibition, which is set to run from 10 July to 15 August.
  • Hong Kong: A City on the Move

    Schlaich Bergermann and Partners and W S Atkins' Ting Kau Bridge is featured in the RIBA's current exhibition 'Hong Kong: A City on the Move'. The structure, completed in May 1998, links the New Territories with Kowloon across the Rambler Channel. The exhibition of the buildings and architecture of the former British colony runs until 15 August. For more details call 0906 302 0400.
  • HONOUR FOR AJ'S HELLMAN

    The AJ's Louis Hellman has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Oxford Brookes University for his work as a cartoonist. As well as a cartoonist, architect Hellman has been a visiting lecturer at many schools.
  • Honouring our unsung heroes in a dumbed-down age

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  • Honours for Zaha Hadid and RIBA receptionist Bill Jacob

    Zaha Hadid CBE leads the roll-call of those in the architecture field named in the Queen's Birthday Honours, a list which also includes Bill Jacob, the receptionist at RIBA's Portland Place headquarters.
  • HOPKINS TO EXPERIMENT

    Michael Hopkins and Partners is to host an experimental drawing class that will attempt to marry contemporary architectural styles with those of artist Antoni Malinowski. For details on the event, planned for 16-17 October, call 020 7604 4504.
  • Horden Cherry Lee Architects

    Princess Anne last week opened a new factory for furniture company Ercol in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire. Designed by Horden Cherry Lee Architects, the new incarnation for Richard Horden, it is a forward-looking factory that will act as a worthy key occupant on a site previously occupied by the Building Research Establishment. Conceived as a 'pavilion in the park' in a landscape of mature trees, the simple steel-framed building puts manufacturing, administration and showroom under one
  • HORNIMAN TO REOPEN

    London's Horniman Museum, redesigned by Allies & Morrison, will reopen on 14 June. The £13 million project has added a 2,250m 2extension to the Harrison Townsend original Arts and Crafts design including a new entrance, cafe and shop. The museum covers ethnography, natural history and musical instruments.
  • Hot stuff

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  • HOUSE BOOM SLOWING

    The housing boom appears to be finally slowing to match the realities of the economy, according to a new poll of 900 estate agents by residential property analyst Hometrack. House prices have risen by only 0.7 per cent since mid-July, compared with an all time high of 2.6 per cent for May. In the three months since mid-May, price rises have slowed steadily.
  • House music

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  • House of horrors

    We all know that one should be prepared to make certain sacrifices for the privilege of living in a magnificent house. But, reports the Los Angeles Times , 70-year-old Catherine Gallagher is putting up with more than is reasonable as the proud new owner of 'a New Age landmark'. Gallagher, who suffers back problems and the after-effects of a mild stroke, is not even strong enough to open the front door of the 280m 2allglass pyramid in Sierra Madre that she bought for $450,000, let alone negoti
  • House saga that won't going, going, go away

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  • House style

    The first episode of Channel 4's Other People's Houses , starring Naomi Cleaver, opened this week with coverage of a 1930s semi in Chester. The owners converted it into what the programme's publicists described as a 'breathtaking Pandora's box of style', with an instant 'wow factor'. Treats to come include a home turned into a shrine to the Royal family, and another 30s semi where (wait for it) all the first-floor walls have been demolished to create an 'openplan entertaining zone'. Bring bac
  • Housing associations must allow architects freedom

    Last night I met with 10 people from St Paul's Church in Rotterdam. I am designing a new series of buildings within the city which includes the demolition and rebuilding of the church. The meeting was my first with them, and therefore laced with a little nervousness on my part and scepticism on theirs. Both these conditions were partially eased by the presence of red wine.
  • HOUSING CALL IN HARINGEY

    London mayor Ken Livingstone has called on the London Borough of Haringey to make more provision for affordable housing in its Unitary Development Plan. Livingstone, responding to a draft of the borough's plan, backed many of Haringey's aims and objectives but called for it to do more to meet the area's growing housing needs.
  • HOUSING DESIGN WINNERS

    The RIBA has named the six winners of its Housing Design Awards as part of Architecture Week 2002. Haworth Tompkins Architects, Burrell Foley Fischer, Proctor Matthews Architects and Shed KM each took an award, while Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects scored twice.
  • HOUSING LAND AVAILABLE

    The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has published data showing that there is still 66,000ha of brownfield land available for new housing. The statistics show, it says, that the government's target of 60 per cent of new developments to be built on this type of land is 'highly achievable'.
  • HOUSING TIME BOMB

    The Popular Housing Group is holding its annual conference, entitled 'At home in the third age:
  • How could CPB have got it so terribly wrong?

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  • How green is my valley?

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  • How much do U-value glazing?

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  • How to build your own Garden of Eden

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  • How to dispose of your CDs - microwave them!

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  • HOW TO LIVE IN SAFETY

    The British Urban Regeneration Association has organised a seminar, 'Living in Safety', to discuss how property improvements and regeneration can reduce crime and antisocial behaviour.The event will take place at The Lowry in Salford on 14 November.For more information, call 0800 0181 260.
  • HTA WINS THEATRE REDESIGN

    The V&A has chosen Haworth Tompkins Architects to redesign the interior of the Theatre Museum in London's Covent Garden.
  • Hubbub factor

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  • Huddersfield school hits out at ARB de-validation delay

    Huddersfield school of architecture has spoken out against the ARB as it waits for the outcome of its appeal against de-validation.
  • Huf 'n' Puf: Swedish construction packages come to London

    Although used in mainland Europe for around 30 years, the Huf Haus construction package has not made great inroads into the UK market.Now, however, an exclusive development of 330m 2houses is being built in Dulwich Village, south London, by Wates Homes.
  • HULL ARTS CENTRE DESIGN

    Hull College has appointed David Lyons Associates to design its new arts centre, the £10million Centre for Excellence.The 54,000m centre forms part of a proposed regeneration scheme, the £1 billion River Hull Corridor, planned by the city's Urban Regeneration Company.
  • Human Resources: an Ushida Findlay guide

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  • Humanist ambition

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  • HUMANITARIAN DESIGNS

    Charity Architecture for Humanity is asking entrants to design a fully equipped mobile medical unit and HIV/AIDS treatment centre for use in Africa in its 2002 international architecture competition. A full brief will be available from 1 May at www. architecture forhumanity. org
  • Humility is as hard to come by as historic experience

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  • Hungary for information

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  • Hungerford Millennium Footbridge

    The wheel of fortune has turned for Lifschutz Davidson's £40 million Hungerford Millennium Footbridge.
  • HUNT FOR BEST AND WORST

    CABE and BBC Radio 4 have joined forces to find the best loved and most hated streets in the UK.
  • HUNTER DOUGLAS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 205

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  • Hurd Rolland completes PFI law courts first in Belfast

    The Hurd Rolland Partnership has completed its £23 million Laganside Courts Complex in Belfast, which it claims are the first law courts to be completed under the Private Finance Initiative.
  • HVCA HEALTH WARNING

    The Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association has urged building owners and facilities managers to focus on the maintenance of air conditioning in the light of the Legionnaires Disease outbreak in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. Proper maintenance rules out the danger of the bacteria developing in air conditioning, the organisation stressed.
  • Hyde Park - set to boldly go where no-one 's gone before

    A model of the spaceship from Star Trek is set to appear in Hyde Park after Westminster council gave the plans the go-ahead.
  • Hyett attacks ARB over additional insurance demands

    RIBA president Paul Hyett has hit out at the ARB, accusing it of demanding additional details of members' Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII).
  • HYETT CHAMPION TALKS

    RIBA president Paul Hyett will be meeting with the ministerial design champions for education and the health service to discuss how to involve more small practices in the Private Finance Initiative process. Following the government's commitment to public services in the recent budget, Hyett has approached health minister Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and education minister Baroness Ashton to discuss how the design quality of public buildings can be improved.
  • Hyett fires 'end to ARB' broadside

    RIBA president Paul Hyett has demanded the end of the Architects Registration Board (ARB), citing 'ever-increasing bureaucracy' and recent hikes in minimum Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) cover.
  • HYETT IN THE FIRING LINE

    RIBA president Paul Hyett will meet Barry Sheerman MP on Thursday 18 April. Sheerman launched a scathing attack on the profession last December, when he claimed some architects deserved to be shot. They will discuss improving the design quality of new school buildings. Sheerman is chair of the Education Select Committee. In addition to an informal lunch, Hyett will show him examples of good British architecture in the City of London on an hour's walkabout of the City.
  • Hyett slams ARB in conduct case

    An architect struck off the register for two years last week has received one of the most bruising verbal attacks ever from a RIBA president after Paul Hyett said he should have been banned for life.
  • HYETT'S BOSSOM

    The RIBA president Paul Hyett will deliver this year's annual Faculty of Building Lord Bossom Lecture in the Houses of Parliament tomorrow. He will propose the establishment of a body to encourage architects to take political roles as MPs.Hyett will also call for a strengthening of Ministerial Design Champion roles and for planning and regeneration to become part of the Department of the Environment's remit.
  • I do not like being dismissed as another failed Modernist

    Conventional wisdom suggests that anyone being criticised publicly via the media is best served by not responding. I usually observe this rule but on this occasion I will break it.
  • I don't want to be denied my 15 minutes of fame

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  • I fear that we've allowed Foster free rein again

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  • I pity Cardiff students if this review is any guide

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  • I saw a m-house

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  • Ian Simpson Architects

    Ian Simpson Architects has won planning permission for its £26m Holloway Circus hotel development in the centre of Birmingham. The structure, which will be the UK's largest residential and hotel development, will comprise a 40-storey residential tower block with 150 apartments, complete with residents' swimming pool and health club, next to a 220-bedroom, four-star hotel for Radisson SAS. Ian Simpson Architects worked with multidisciplinary engineering consultancy Buro Happold and struct
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  • Icon definition

    Police presence would have been useful on the London stand. Somebody had the nerve to steal the Foster Swiss Re tower model from the giant London model installed by Pipers under the genial eye of director Barry McKeogh. No-one quite knows when it happened, but it has given a new definition of an icon building: one where the model gets pinched. Perhaps they should produce a limited edition.
  • IDOM UK

    IDOM UK has won an international competition to masterplan Waterford North Quays in Ireland. The London-based arm of international practice IDOM beat off competition from Benson and Forsyth Architects, BDP Dublin and Danish practice PLH Arkitekter.The project for the Office of Public Works in Ireland includes a masterplan for the 70,000m 2waterfront regeneration as well as the design of a multifunctional 'venue building' to host cultural, trade and sports activities.
  • IiP AWARD FOR INSTITUTE

    The institute has achieved Investors in People (IiP) accreditation. IiP is the national quality standard scheme which sets a level of good practice for improving an organisation's performance through its people.
  • Illuminating

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  • Illumination in the spotlight

    technical & practice A recent seminar on external lighting was a testing, but rewarding, time for all concerned
  • Imke Woelk

    Imke Woelk, formerly at Alsop Architects, and her partner Martin Cors have completed the refurbishment of the foyer of Le Corbusier's Unité in Berlin (pictured). The pair, who live in the building, have also converted their duplex apartment into a live/work unit.
  • Imperial War Museum

    Daniel Libeskind's £30 million Imperial War Museum North in Manchester is now complete. It represents three shards of a shattered globe symbolising conflict on land, air and water. The earth shard contains exhibition galleries, an administration block and main entrance area; the water shard houses a restaurant; while the 55m high air shard offers panoramic views across the city. It will open to the public on 5 July.
  • IMPROVING STANDARDS

    The Design Museum in London is to host a year-long series of installations to explore innovative ways of improving living standards in compact homes. 'Living in a Tank' will begin on 20 September with 'Playing' by designer Jerszy Seymour.
  • Improving your performance

    Many users are not aware that the speed and capability of their computers could be down to their choice of graphics card
  • IN A LEAGUE OF ITS OWN

    Carpenter Farrer has won planning permission for a £1.5 million extension to the Grade I-listed Royal Over-Seas League in London's Westminster. Consent was granted for a further eight new bedrooms and bathrooms and the installation of air conditioning on the site.
  • IN BRIEF: Alan Power Architects

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  • In evidence

    Architects were out in force, as ever. On the London stand I noticed Sir Nicholas Grimshaw with his client Minerva, Ken Shuttleworth, Lee Polisano, Richard Saxon, Alex Lifschutz, David Barfield, David Marks, Tim Evans, Michael Foster, Chris Wilkinson, Jim Eyre, Roger Stephenson, Ian Simpson and many others too numerous to mention. Several were there to hear mayor Livingstone give one of his rousing performances. This included a demand that planning decisions be made in 14 days. He might have
  • In her element

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  • In his true colours

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  • In memoriam

    Just what will be commissioned to mark the life of the Queen Mother?
  • In the country

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  • In the mind's eye

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  • In the money

    Needless to say there were no architects listed in the Sunday Times Rich List 2002 of Britain's 1,000 richest people and families, but construction and property performed very well. Of the construction millionaires, most were part of strong family groups.
  • In the money

    Some folks prefer anonymity rather than being included in those 'rich-list' tables that the papers are constantly publishing. That does not apply to Tony Pidgley, head of housing developer the Berkeley Group, who I note is speaking at the RIBA conference at Interbuild in June.
  • In the neck

    In this month's Architectural Record , William Curtis - author of searching monographs on Le Corbusier and Denys Lasdun - reviews recent books on Corb by Charles Jencks and Kenneth Frampton.The latter gets off relatively lightly, although 'one gets no idea what it is like to experience the buildings, or what effect they may have had on Frampton's sensibility', says Curtis. But Jencks gets it in the neck. 'There is a difference between a deep historical insight based upon the industry of thoro
  • In the wind

    The RHWL refurbishment and creation of new performance spaces meant The Dome in Brighton has had to undergo some unusual post-occupancy snagging. Just three weeks after it opened, the entire building was given over to a concert by local hero Fat Boy Slim. Unfortunately the organisers, in an attempt to prevent overcrowding, decreed that nobody leaving the main space would be re-admitted until there was room. The result was that revellers chose not to risk leaving for any reason - including vis
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY

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  • Inflated importance

    Design and Crime (And Other Diatribes) By Hal Foster. Verso, 2002. 176pp. £14
  • 'Influence to a generation' David Gosling dies aged 67

    Architect and urban designer David Gosling, who has died aged 67 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, was one of the most influential teachers and urban commentators of his generation. Born in 1934, he studied architecture and town planning at Manchester University, and on being awarded a Harkness Fellowship in 1957, continued his studies at MIT, gaining his Masters degree in architecture in 1958 and a Masters degree in city planning from Yale the following year.
  • Inside Germany's space capsule

    MetalWorks Major Structures - The world's largest free-standing aircraft hangar has been built near Berlin using five steel arches that span 225m
  • Inside out

    The relationship between architecture and fit-out architecture is always fascinating. For example, research consultant cityoffices. net has produced statistics showing that Gensler, the world's biggest architect, has achieved significant leadership in the fit-out market in central London, achieving 17 per cent market share over the past three years. Interestingly, it emerges that 19 per cent of the work undertaken was on buildings designed by the practice itself. There must be hope for all he
  • 'INSPIRING'GALLERY AWARD

    The Museum Trust has launched a new £100,000 award called the Gulbenkian Prize. The DCMSbacked scheme will annually reward the most inspiring gallery or museum project. Visit www. the gulbenkianprize. org. uk
  • Instincts could lead you astray in the jungle of adjudication

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  • Institutional racism in schools is 'rife', declares RIBA group

    Campaigners for racial equality have accused schools of architecture of being institutionally racist, with an organisational set up that discriminates against ethnic minorities. Education is the main culprit behind the drought of black and Asian architects in the UK, according to RIBA offshoot Architects for Change.
  • Insulation for sustainability - guidelines and standards

    BRUFMA CONFERENCE 2002
  • Integral design

    Richard Coleman attracted a good crowd to the launch of his 'Integrity' exhibition at the Architecture Foundation, which included brief speeches by Lord Rogers, Richard MacCormac and the AJ's Paul Finch. 'The older I get the less I like about old buildings, ' declared Lord Rogers, in a pretty dismissive criticism of the heritage tendency.
  • Interior life

    A good crowd turned out for the Interiors Forum discussion on the merits of rebuilding as against refurbishment last week. John Worthington of DEGW was on fine form, describing how for a client who wanted a management training centre the solution had been neither refurbishing a small castle nor designing a new building, but adapting a budget hotel for four-day-a-week use.
  • Interpreters slam £22m Fosters building as 'pointless'

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  • Intuos2 Designer Pen

    While clearing clutter off your desk is a laudable ambition, making sure that what is on your desk is elegant is also important.This is the thinking behind Wacom's launch of its Intuos2 Designer Pen.
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  • INVERNESS DESIGN COMPETITION

    The RIAS announced the winners of its design competition for Inverness last week, which was planned to coincide with the convention. Nearly £7,000 in prize money was awarded to competitors in three categories - architects, students of architecture and schoolchildren.
  • Invest in people, rather than preserve in aspic

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  • Invisible menders

    In its conservation of Newhailes near Edinburgh for the National Trust of Scotland, LDN Architects has minimised disruption to the building fabric in a quest to preserve the distinctive 'mellowness' of the house and reflect all stages of its history From the moment you enter the grounds of Newhailes, it is apparent that this is a land that time forgot. Precisely when it was forgotten - just when the key to the secret garden that engulfs it was thrown away - is hard to determine. This detail w
  • Irish chief given RIBA council role to forge closer relations

    The RIBA has decided the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland's president should be accorded observer status on its council in order to develop closer ties between the two organisations.
  • Irreverent friends' legacies inform art and architecture

    Since I started writing this column 18 months ago, three of my close friends have died, of which Malcolm Pollard, the artist, was the last (19 June). This is a sad and depressing fact, as they were all special people who, quite apart from their charm and beauty, lived dogged lives of principle, which often cast them outside the mainstream of their professions.
  • Is it grim up North?

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  • Is this a metaphor of Ken Livingstone's reign?

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  • Is this men's club really genuinely cooperative?

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  • Israelis in Berlin censorship row

    The association representing architects in Israel is facing accusations of censorship after it blocked a controversial exhibition planned for the International Union of Architects' (UIA) World Congress of Architecture in Berlin next week. The Israel Association of United Architects (IAUA) has refused to allow two of its members to display the exhibition - on the politics of Israeli planning policy - claiming it is damaging to the Israeli state.
  • It would be foolish to disregard the dangers of determination

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  • Italian design through the works of Gio Ponti

    The Pirelli Tower is Milan's highest building and Gio Ponti's masterpiece.When it was hit by a light aircraft two weeks before the opening of Ponti's retrospective at the Design Museum it could have destroyed one of the landmarks of Italian postwar design, but the timing was, in publicity terms, perfect.
  • It's a breeze

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  • It's a case of what goes around comes around

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  • It's a fatal flaw to ignorewhat we already know

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  • It's a question of change for change's sake

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  • It's a steel

    Prefabrication is back, and the steel frame is once again making a positive contribution to fast-track housebuilding
  • It's a worry when Mr Toad, the arbitrator, is in the driving seat

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  • It's society that does not allow itself to indulge in fantasy

    I am sitting with a gin and tonic on the roof terrace of the Hotel Danieli in Venice. I view extremely expensive boats ambling down the Giuduecca with their owners sipping champagne, taking in the early evening view of the city from the water.From my static vantage point I can see across to the Lido and, as I turn my head to the right, the Salute church, the Grand Canal and the flush wall of the Doge's Palace.
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  • It's time to prepare yourself for the last great English land grab

    So now it has happened, entirely as predicted in this column years ago. With the super-high-density city proving unpopular - as well as horrendously expensive and as bulky and slow as a juggernaut to steer through the planning process - we are to revert to nibbling away at the Green Belt. Thus 'Protecting the countryside' retreats from an inviolable principle to an empty slogan, backed up by newspapers full of photographs of outraged or devastated or distraught country dwellers gazing out for
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  • JACOBSEN'S PLATTFORM

    An exhibition of the work of Arne Jacobsen will be held at The Plattform, the lower level at Saab's car showroom in London's Piccadilly, during August. For further details of the event, held to mark the 100th anniversary of Jacobsen's birth, visit www. the plattform. co. uk Stock Woolstencroft's £25 million mixed-use Burford Wharf scheme in Stratford (above) has won planning permission from the London Borough of Newham. The project - designed for developer Holon - lies within a series of
  • Jean-Philippe Zoppini

    French architect Jean-Philippe Zoppini has produced plans for the world's largest floating structure.
  • Jeremy Cockayne (1935-2002)

    Jeremy Cockayne, the architectural photographer, died suddenly last week at the age of 67. He was a respected member of Arcaid and had been commissioned by practices such as Eva Jiricna Architects, Studio BAAD, Sheppard Robson and, in Europe, Santiago Calatrava.
  • Jestico + Whiles

    Jestico + Whiles has won planning permission for this head office for the Community Housing Association in London's King's Cross. The 3,050m 2low-energy building is on the site of the temporary Almeida Theatre.
  • Jestico + Whiles

    Jestico + Whiles has won detailed planning consent for this £4 million office block in Shoreditch, east London. Three storeys of red brick, glass and European white oak will top a basement and wrap around a covered courtyard.
  • Jestico + Whiles: the devil really is in the detail

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  • JMP Landscape down but not out in New York competition

    JMP Landscape, the landscape design unit of John McAslan and Partners, has reached the final shortlist of three practices for the 'Fresh Kills: landfill to landscape' competition in New York (AJ 4.10.01) - despite losing out on the design element of the contest.
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  • JOHN OLLIS,1924-2002

    John Ollis , a member of the Building Industry Group at the LSE, died last week, aged 78. In a distinguished career he worked in many fields including urban regeneration and local authority architecture. He was a former Timber Research and Development Association chief architect.
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  • John Rowe-Parr Architects

    John Rowe-Parr Architects is looking to build a 23-storey colossus overlooking the Arabian Gulf. It has applied for planning approval for this £52 million glazed circle in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.The building, to include a shopping mall and offices, is called 'Flight of the Falcon', representing 'strength, agility, freedom and masterly grace with beauty', said director John Rowe-Parr.
  • Joint forces

    Good to see the RIBA and CABE working together on the Future Studies Committee, where John Worthington of DEGW has succeeded Russell Brown, chair for the past two years.
  • Jonathan Dimbleby to deliver RIBA's first annual lecture

    Jonathan Dimbleby is to give the RIBA's first annual lecture to an audience including MPs and others invited to raise the institute's profile.
  • Jorn again

    A select group gathered for the London launch of Richard Weston's magnificent Utzon tome, surely in line for every architectural book award going. Publisher Torsten Bløndal was in attendance, a perfectionist who pulped an initial run of the book because the scans did not meet his exacting standards. So too was Utzon's principal assistant, Mogens PripBuus - of whom Utzon always says 'he knows more about me than I do'; Françoise Fromonot, author of the best previous book on Utzon; and
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  • Jowell calls on architects to 'solve social exclusion'

    Culture secretary Tessa Jowell has accused architects of 'falling behind' in the fight against social exclusion. Jowell called on architects to help overcome local people's alienation from public buildings - in particular through better design of schools, art galleries and local government offices.
  • JUBILEE CELEBRATION CITIES

    Preston, Newport in Wales, Stirling in Scotland and Lisburn and Newry in Northern Ireland all won city status last week as part of the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations.
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  • JUST IMAGINE

    No, it's not one of Will Alsop's contributions to the RA's Summer Exhibition.
  • Just the job

    Jobsworth aims to provide online guidance in compiling contracts and to help employers cut through the red tape Although aimed primarily to help 'small- to medium-sized employers', there is a fair amount of information on the Jobsworth site which should benefit the employee.
  • Just two men with a pick and a wheelbarrow

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  • Kay Elliott takes off for Shanghai adventure

    In something of an understatement, Derek Elliott says that working on Ocean World Aquarium in Shanghai was fun.
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  • Keith Williams adds to Athlone's civic stock

    Keith Williams Architects has begun construction of its Civic Centre, Athlone, in Ireland's County Westmeath.The scheme, the latest in a series of high-profile civic projects, responds to a wider drive by the Irish government to modernise local democracy.
  • Keith Williams Architects

    Keith Williams Architects is to build a 350-seat auditorium for London's Unicorn Theatre for Children. The £11.3 million scheme in Tooley Street, Southwark, has won planning consent and will include a second arena with 120 seats, a cafe and studios.The 3,300m 2block, housing a multi-level glazed foyer, is set to open in 2004.
  • KEN GATEWAY UNITY CALL

    London mayor Ken Livingstone has warned that the regeneration and planned house-building programme in the Thames Gateway area is entirely dependent on a cooperative approach.Speaking at a meeting of the local authorities, Livingstone said almost nothing would be achieved unless the Greater London Authority, local councils and central government worked in unison.
  • Kengo Kuma in good spirits

    Japanese architect Kengo Kuma is the second winner of the Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award, presented by the Finnish-based Wood in Culture Association. The aim of the award, says the association, is 'to support and internationally highlight a form of architecture in which timber has the central position', in order to 'increase respect for timber buildings and building components, and improve their quality'. The jury selected Kuma as the second recipient of the award (the first was Ren
  • Kenneth Powell bids farewell to the 20th Century Society

    Kenneth Powell is to step down as director of the 20th Century Society after nearly five years in the post.
  • KENT PROJECTS IN SPOTLIGHT

    The first meeting of CABE's regional representatives committee took place yesterday, visiting several new projects in Kent. The committee focused on three main themes: transport, housing and retail.
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  • King's Cross developer on look out for 100 practices

    Developers behind the £1 billion masterplan for London's King's Cross will be searching for up to 100 architectural practices to help it fulfil its vision. The 20-year plan for the blighted land north of King's Cross and St Pancras stations (see pages 6 and 7) will create a mixed-use, highdensity development and will include the refurbishment of the existing heritage buildings on the site, the construction of numerous new buildings and the creation of streetscapes and public spaces. Ther
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  • Kingston Mills plans are simply not good enough

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  • Kingston Mills scheme wins CABE blessing

    Broadway Malyan has scored a notable breakthrough in the way its work is perceived by CABE. The architect - which has been on the receiving end of a series of critical design review reports from the commission in the past on projects such as its 'disappointing'Met Office scheme, overcomplicated housing proposed for the Guinness site in Wandsworth, and 49-storey Vauxhall Tower - has convinced CABE it has come up trumps.
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  • Knight fever

    Sir Nicholas Grimshaw held a splendid reception at NGP's London office to celebrate his honour and the health of the practice generally.
  • Koetter Kim Associates

    Koetter Kim Associates has produced this masterplan for Wakefield, one of the first cities to benefit from major investment from regional development agency Yorkshire Forward. The plan proposes that Wakefield's existing partial ring road be extended to form a complete ring around the city centre, and that the existing motorway-like road through the centre be rebuilt as a green urban boulevard favouring pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Kohn Pedersen Fox

    Kohn Pedersen Fox has unveiled its design for Dawleywood, the final phase of the Stockley Park development near Heathrow Airport (AJ 15.3.01). The scheme has been designed around the results of research by interior space consultant DEGW into the modern needs of business. The research revealed that fast-growing businesses tended to rely on a small number of key employees with expert knowledge. It also showed that such companies often work in collaborative communities and worked on a project by
  • Koolhaas sues accuser's legal team to recoup £500K costs

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  • KSK Architects

    KSK Architects has been commissioned to design this youth shelter for Hammersmith & Fulham council. The project is entitled 'Walking Plane' and will be located in Marcus Garvey Park, Hammersmith. The shelter is at the focal point of an amphitheatre constructed from gabions and is intended as a 'sculptural prop' to encourage performance. The project is part of a £110,000 regeneration of the park.
  • KSS Architects

    Sports specialist KSS Architects has submitted a planning application to Epping Forest District Council to build this training centre and youth academy for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.The scheme, for a 26ha site near Abridge in Essex, includes a pavilion building to house training and rehabilitation facilities for both the first-team squad and youth players.With its roof covered in natural turf, the building will be partially underground in an effort to reduce its impact on the Green Belt
  • KUHNE'S KENT MASTERPLAN

    Eric Kuhne is producing a masterplan for a 405ha site in Kent.The £1 billion residential development on the site of the Eastern Quarry will provide 7,250 homes for 21,000 people within five new urban villages.
  • Laban Centre in Deptford

    The coloured facade of the Laban Centre in Deptford, south-east London, designed by Herzog & de Meuron with artist Michael Craig-Martin, is due for completion in the autumn. The appearance of the building will shift according to the time of day, weather conditions and activities inside the building.
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  • LAIRD IN HOT WATER

    Laird of Lanrick estate, Alistair Dickson, faces a possible prison sentence after he bulldozed his 200-year-old castle. The historic monument was Grade B listed by Historic Scotland. Dickson failed to notify local planners of his unilateral decision to raze Lanrick Castle to the ground after it was severely damaged in storms.
  • Land Design Studio

    Land Design Studio has unveiled its project for the British Film Institute's Moving Pictures exhibition. The touring display (above) opened at Sheffield's Millennium Galleries this week.
  • Landed sentry

    Planning reform is never an easy business. All that consultation that you have to go through. As far as the latest government Green Paper on this subject is concerned, a little more consultation, at the highest level, would not have gone amiss. It might have pre-empted the call for legally aided third party rights of appeal against any sort of controversial planning application. But where does this enthusiasm for protecting third parties come from? Astragal understands it comes not from hippi
  • Landmark 1950s education buildings facing demolition

    A group of landmark educational buildings from the 1950s are under threat of demolition. The former St Albans College of Further Education, produced by the Hertfordshire County Architects Department during its heyday, could be torn down to make way for a residential scheme.
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  • LARGEST SCULPTURE FOR TATE

    Artist Anish Kapoor has unveiled the world's biggest sculpture at Tate Modern on London's South Bank. The 35 x 155m structure is designed to fill the whole of the building's inner atrium. The scheme - put together in cooperation with engineer Arup - is made of three enormous steel rings connected by a single span of specially treated 'skincoloured'PVC.
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  • 'LEARNING BY DOING' DAYS

    The Construction Best Practice Programme and the Construction Industry Training Board are to run a second set of their 'Learning By Doing' training days, offering advice on implementing best practice and business improvements.
  • Learning by working is the only way to educate our students

    What is an appropriate way to think about an architectural practice and what, if any, is a practice's responsibility towards architectural education and speculation? Kierkegaard made the following observation: 'Life is to be lived forwards and understood backwards.'
  • Legal battle over Prescott ruling

    The developer behind Foster and Partners' £100 million London City Racecourse (pictured) is gearing up for legal action against the government, after losing a public inquiry into the scheme.
  • Leicester eclipses rivals with Viñoly and Alsop projects

    Rafael Viñoly Architects has won a competition to build its first building in the UK, a £26 million theatre and performing arts venue in Leicester. And in another boost for the city, intended to push it ahead of its Midlands rivals, Alsop Architects has unveiled a strategic framework for 400ha development to include offices, housing and a science and technology campus. It also includes proposals to reunite the city core with its waterfront.
  • Less is more for the admirable Adrian James

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  • LESSONS FROM GORMLEY

    Antony Gormley, the creator of the Angel of the North, is set to lead a course for students in the Newcastle area on the nature of public art. The scheme - funded by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts and run by the Samling Foundation - will bring Gormley together with five young professional artists and 60 A-level students from the region.
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  • LESSONS IN NET MANAGEMENT

    AJ Plus and Construction Plus are holding a conference, 'Online Designs - how to manage building design online', to explore how the Internet can be used as a construction and design tool. To register for the event, to be held at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers on 19 September, call 020 7505 6850.
  • Let's address the issue of the masterplan before it's too late

    Masterplanning, urban design, town planning, public realm - who cares? The fact remains that all of these concepts have not been taken seriously in the UK, and as a result the quality of our towns and cities is all the worse.
  • Let's make this design into a cause célèbre

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  • LEWISHAM SET TO GET FIT

    Loates-Taylor Shannon has won planning permission for the Ten-Em Bee Sports Development Centre in Downham, Lewisham.
  • LIBESKIND FOR THE PROMS

    Daniel Libeskind, the architect and former virtuoso musician, will be this year's Proms Lecturer. The event, in which Libeskind will explore the relationship between architecture, modern culture and music, will be held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, on 21 July at 5pm.
  • Libeskind's Spiral on track as V&A begins £150m overhaul

    Work on Daniel Libeskind's long-awaited Spiral for London's V&A could begin next year along with a comprehensive £150 million makeover of the museum. V&A director Mark Jones pledged his commitment to Libeskind's £50 million building last week. Jones said £31 million was already in place and he was entirely confident the rest would be raised from the Heritage Lottery Fund and private donations.
  • Life celebrated

    David Pearce, author, critic and stalwart of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, will be remembered at a celebration of his life, taking place at the Soane Museum on 16 April. Anyone who has not yet been invited but would like to attend should contact Peter Murray at Wordsearch, 5-23 Old Street, London EC1V 9HL.
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  • Lifschutz Davidson

    Lifschutz Davidson has won planning permission for an extension to Liberty's store on Great Marlborough Street in central London. The fivestorey 'shop window' will sit adjacent to the original faux Tudor building and provide a new entrance on Carnaby Street. The scheme takes its cues from the existing timber-framed building, but reinterprets them in a modern idiom. The metre-deep, double-skin glass facade will house retail displays, with coloured fabric blinds on the inner and outer skins to
  • Lifschutz Davidson

    Lifschutz Davidson has won planning permission for its 3,900m 2mixed-use project on Tooley Street in London.As part of the 5.3ha More London development, the seven-storey framed structure will relate to its immediate neighbours in scale and provide a containment to a new public courtyard to the east.The ground level of the scheme will contain a supermarket, with offices occupying the upper floors.The construction costs are expected to be in the region of £7.5 million for shell and core.
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  • LIGHTHOUSE OPENS DOORS

    Lighthouse, Poole's £8.5 million centre for the arts designed by Short and Associates, has opened to the public. It is the largest UK arts centre outside London and facilities include an art gallery, cinema and 150-seater theatre.
  • Lighting and humans bounce back

    A round-up of theatre lighting, home decorations and some novel ideas about maintaining health and safety on site As part of the £4 million refurbishment of London's Apollo Theatre in London, architects Jaques Muir and Partners, acting for ClearChannel Entertainment, commissioned Hoare Lea Lighting to reinterpret the auditorium lighting scheme.
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  • Lime street

    SPAB will be celebrating all things to do with lime at a launch at its offices on Friday 19 April. As well as offering attendees a chance to do some lime plastering and bricklaying, it will be serving a specially selected lunch menu - lime and coriander curry, washed down with (obviously) lager and lime. A morning visit may be advisable.
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  • LIPTON IN SECOND CABE TERM

    Culture secretary Tessa Jowell has reappointed Sir Stuart Lipton as chairman of CABE.Lipton's second three-year term will run until August 2005.The minister praised CABE for the success it has achieved in its first three years in the promotion of good architecture to the public and the achievements of the Enabling and Design Review Committees.
  • Lipton sides with unions in blast at PFI design standards

    CABE chairman Sir Stuart Lipton has attacked design standards on Private Finance Initiative schemes, allying himself with the public sector union campaign for major reform to the procurement method.
  • Little and large in Jersey

    Naish Waddington Architects has just completed two contrasting housing projects in Jersey - a single family house, South Wind, near St Peter (below), and flats for Jersey Homes Trust housing association in central St Helier (right and top). Tenants from across the island are just moving into the 113 single-bed flats of Berkshire Court. Two blocks of deck-access accommodation for the over-50s face each other across a landscaped courtyard.There is 56-bay basement parking below.On the street is
  • LIVERPOOL PIER HEAD VISION

    EDAW's masterplan for the regeneration of Liverpool's Pier Head area has been sent to the city's Executive Board for consideration.
  • Liverpool's tallest building

    Aedas: AHR has unveiled its design for Liverpool's tallest building (above). The 30-storey tower will house 133 one- and two-bedroom apartments with views to the Wirral and north Wales. It sits within the mixed-use Old Hall Street scheme and creates 14,200m 2of office space, a 200-bed hotel and health club.
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  • Livingstone and government pledge over Green Belt land

    London mayor Ken Livingstone has joined government in rejecting proposals from the Roya Town Planning Institute (RTPI) to build on the Green Belt. Livingstone warned against 'urban sprawl and the erosion of the capital's vital green spaces'.
  • Livingstone backs £110bn London PFI programme

    Mayor Ken Livingstone has backed a massive £110 billion Private Finance Initiative (PFI) investment programme proposed for London's public services.
  • Livingstone calls for greater powers in planning process

    London mayor Ken Livingstone has called for a major increase in his powers to intervene in the planning decisions of local authorities.
  • Livingstone in 'exceptional' U-turn over City Academy

    London mayor Ken Livingstone has backed down over his decision to block the controversial £22 million City Academy in Southwark.
  • Livingstone London Plan 'unrealistic'

    London mayor Ken Livingstone's 20-year vision for the capital, the £100 billion London Plan, could prove unachievable, according to his critics.
  • LIVINGSTONE PRIVACY ROW

    A war of words has broken out between London mayor Ken Livingstone and the Greater London Authority following the publication of the assembly's report Through Closed Doors, an investigation into the mayor's private planning meetings.
  • Livingstone set to publish new vision for London

    The London Plan - Ken Livingstone's overarching policy for the development of the city - will be published in three weeks' time, according to his deputy, Nicky Gavron.
  • LLOYD WRIGHT EASEL SALE

    One of Frank Lloyd Wright's easels is expected to fetch between £50,000 and £100,000 when it goes under the hammer next week at Edinburgh auctioneers Goodwin's Antiques. The easel - originally a present from the architect to his German publisher, Ernst Wasmuth - was made by Keuffe and Esser and used by Wright during his time in Vienna.
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  • Local focal

    Watch out for a competition announcement in the near future concerning two town hall extensions, one on the north, one in the south. The intention is to prompt thinking about the nature of municipal democracy in the 21st century, and thus derive a new form of town hall architecture. The competition is being prompted by the IPPR think tank, and will be organised in conjunction with the two local authorities and The Architects' Journal. The first stage will be open and will ask for practice sta
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  • Locals are right behind my Barnsley vision, says Alsop

    Barnsley locals have welcomed plans for a 21stcentury Hadrian's Wall for the Yorkshire town, says architect Will Alsop, despite fears his scheme may be watered down. In a video, produced by his filmmaker son, Alsop gave a 3D vision of the project involving a nine-storey ring around the town (AJ. 18.4.02). It will be topped with a grassed walkway and a halo of lasers.
  • Lock up your CAD files - it's the Pringle snooper

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  • Logging on

    The students' log book is now online. Is this a technological gimmick or a recipe for better work experience?
  • LONDON AIRPORT GETS DLR

    Secretary of state Stephen Byers has given the go ahead for an extension to the Docklands Light Railway which will reach London City Airport. It will have up to five new stations, and will run from Canning Town to North Woolwich, via the airport.
  • London Eye

    London Eye creator Marks Barfield Architects has won two competitions including a new £5 million multiuse community cultural centre in Woking (left). It will provide a home for Woking's main gallery and arts and heritage activities. The practice also won a competition for a £2 million colonnade on the MacCormac Jamieson Pritchard masterplanned site at the University of Cambridge (above).The practice beat Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Arup Associates and Eva Jericna Architects with its
  • LONDON EYE SET TO STAY PUT

    The London Eye is set to be granted extended permission to remain on the South Bank.The London Borough of Lambeth's planning department is expected to recommend that the London landmark remain for 35 more years.
  • London Mayor Ken Livingstone

    London Mayor Ken Livingstone will open Lambeth's Coin Street housing scheme, designed by Haworth Tompkins Architects, on 12 March. The £14.5 million project comprises 59 affordable flats, maisonettes and large family houses on the old Coin Street car park site. It will provide housing for 300 people and include two local shops.
  • London minister Nick Raynsford

    London minister Nick Raynsford was today set to lead a tour of City Hall, Foster and Partners'headquarters building for Ken Livingstone's Greater London Authority on the south bank of the Thames. The 18,000m 2scheme, which has already drawn a mixed reaction from architectural critics, aims to 'express the transparency of the democratic process'. It includes Reichstag-like ramps spiralling up inside the building from a piazza with a cafe at the base, to 'London's living room' at the top of the
  • London 'must take lead on sustainable development'

    London deputy mayor Nicky Gavron has called for cities to take the lead in sustainable development. Addressing the Global Alliance for Building Sustainability (GABS) in Johannesburg last week, she said cities such as London must set an example.
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  • London Plan facing derailment due to missing Crossrail cash

    The future of Ken Livingstone's draft London Plan is in doubt following major setbacks to the capital's two key transport projects.
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  • LONDON SHAKE-UP CALL

    The Government Office for London and the Housing Corporation have called for a radical shake-up of housing provision in their annual report. London's Housing Statement, published last week, sets annual targets for improvements to the capital's stock of homes in order to advise the Housing Improvement Programme and other London agencies. It assesses homelessness, the supply of affordable housing and the needs of the private sector and of local regeneration.
  • LONDON SKILLS WARNING

    GLA Economics - a policy unit set up by Ken Livingstone - has warned that London's successful economic growth is likely to be limited by an unskilled workforce, too few office spaces and poor transport capacity. The concerns arise in its first monthly bulletin, put together to assess the capital's economic trends.
  • LONDON TOP FOR BUSINESS

    A new survey commissioned by London mayor Ken Livingstone, the London Office Policy Review, has concluded that the capital has retained its position as the UK's most attractive place for international businesses to settle.
  • London-based practice Metaphor

    London-based practice Metaphor has been shortlisted in an open competition to design a monument to the 2,500 Jews of Mannheim deported to concentration camps in one night during World War II. The glass table is proposed for the corner of Heidelberger Strasse. The 12mlong slab and benches are made of laminated and toughened glass.Each of the 2,500 first names are listed randomly and embedded in the lamina. The typeface used will be 'Albertus'designed by Bertholt Wolpe, a Jew who escaped to Lon
  • LONDON'S WATER CALL

    The London Rivers Association has launched its book - River Calling - to mark the new planning designation of the capital's waterways.Ken Livingstone's draft London Plan recommends that all rivers, streams, canals and brooks be central to every major planning decision. For further information call 020 7934 9644.
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  • Looking different over there

    Hanson is one of the largest brick producers in the United States and, with the company's other activities, it has a key position in the construction materials market
  • Looks familiar... the perils of looking at students' work

    I was struck by the Rem Koolhaas plagiarism case regarding the Rotterdam Kunsthal building.The aggrieved Gareth Pearce's claim that his diploma work had been copied by the Office of Metropolitan Architecture and reproduced in the art gallery was preposterous!
  • Lord Rogers demands urgent action on urban regeneration

    Lord Rogers has unveiled a 10-point action plan designed to 'galvanise' the massive reforms required to regenerate England's inner cities.
  • Lord Rogers' unit to advise on London's 100 new squares

    Lord Rogers' architecture and urbanism unit has plans for 100 new squares across London, the AJ has learnt. The £100,000 project, to be announced in May, aims to make the best of public spaces.
  • Lords restore the six-year limit on negligence claims

    Architects can breathe a little easier this week with the news that the House of Lords has closed a loophole that previously meant that claims of negligence could be brought against professionals and their insurers many years after the mistake had happened. It is now restored to its six-year limit.
  • Lost for words

    Peter Murray's late-night bar in the Carlton Club attracted the usual crowd of soberminded intellectuals, who found conversation so stimulating that they turned up every night. I noticed micro-flat architects Stuart Piercey and Richard Connor in the company of a synchronised swimmer, who gave a fascinating demonstration of her swallow-dive technique. Connor appeared on the Richard and Judy Show recently, Judy having demanded that he send over a photo in advance, on the grounds that the show d
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  • Lots Road scheme faces blackout

    Terry Farrell & Partners' plans for the £350 million redevelopment of Lots Road power station are facing a major setback as planners prepare for refusal.
  • LSE PLEA FOR BUILDING TALL

    A London School of Economics report, 'Tall buildings: Vision of the Future or Victims of the Past?', says that to remain a 'competitive world city' London needs to 'radically rethink its planning policies' and accept more tall buildings.
  • Lucky to be on Will's list for lunch date

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  • Luder unveils new vision for ARB and the architect's role

    New chairman of the ARB Owen Luder has set out his vision for how the regulatory body will develop, including a fundamental review of the profession and of the role of the architect.
  • Luminous imagery

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  • Lure of the suburbs

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  • Luxury housing grinds to a halt as Georgian church crumbles

    The sudden collapse of a west London Georgian church has halted a £4 million Manhattan Loft Corporation luxury housing scheme.
  • Lyall & Winter

    Lyall & Winter Architects and Designers has won planning permission for this new music centre at the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in Holland Park, London.
  • m3Architects

    m3Architects has produced this alternative to Foster and Partners'plans for the controversial Spitalfields market site in east London. Director Ken Hutt called the 'tri-tower concept'an exercise in 'what if?'. The practice will be meeting with developer Hammerson to discuss its ideas.
  • Maintain a consistent position or risk the wrath of the law

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  • 'Make Blair RIBA president', institute's ruling council told

    The RIBA has side-stepped a controversial debate on whether the post of president should be paid - and heard prime minister Tony Blair touted as a possible future chief.
  • Making a statement

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  • MAKING COMMUNITY GAINS

    More community facilities can be achieved through planning gain, according to a new report commissioned by London mayor Ken Livingstone. 'Planning Obligations in London' explores the potential of planning obligations, set out in Section 106 agreements, to provide community benefits such as affordable housing, transport and environmental improvement and community facilities. The report found an increased use of agreements in the capital but called for a more consistent approach across the boro
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  • Making his mark on the presidency

    RIBA president Paul Hyett celebrates one year in office this week. Zoë Blackler spoke to him about his achievements to date and his ambitions for the future
  • Making memorials: time to forget polar oppositions

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  • Making Paradise - Art, Modernity and the Myth of the Riviera

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  • MAKING PLANS

    The DTLR and British Urban Regeneration Association (BURA) will run a series of half-day Planning Green Paper seminars on 14 February (Bristol), 28 February (Peterborough), 7 March (Newcastle), 19 March (London) and 21 March (Doncaster). The seminars cost £94 for non-BURA members, and £76 for BURA members. For details call 0800 0181 260.
  • Making plans for the future

    The government's response to consultations on its Planning Green Paper hints at major changes to the system The government wants to promote a culture change in planning: 'Too often the culture of planning is reactive and defensive. We want a culture which promotes planning as a positive tool.'
  • Malcolm Fraser Architects

    This Malcolm Fraser Architects design for a 270m 2five-bedroom family house in Merchiston Bank Gardens, Edinburgh, has won planning approval. However, the planning committee meeting was described as 'a little tense'. Concern was initially raised by some members of the committee that such a contemporary building was proposed in the Churchill conservation area. One committee member then noted that this proposal should be approved, as a 'principle that the City of Edinburgh council encourages qu
  • Malcolm Fraser scoops £25,000 top Scots honour

    Dance Base by Malcolm Fraser Architects has been named the best new building in Scotland. The £5 million dance studio in Edinburgh beat four other shortlisted schemes to win the RIAS's inaugural £25,000 Award for Architecture.
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  • MANCHESTER ON ITS MARKS

    Arup Associates' £101 million Manchester Stadium (AJ 16.5.02) opens today (Thursday) with the start of the Commonwealth Games. After the games, the stadium will be transformed into the new home of Manchester City Football Club.
  • Manchester pride

    Today programme veteran John Humphrys chaired a splendid event on the renaissance of Manchester through design. (The city had an excellent stand too. ) Humphrysisms included 'Interviewing politicians is like trying to nail custard to the wall'; 'God created economists to make astrologers look credible';
  • Manchester's lap of honour

    Following the success of the Commonwealth Games, Manchester hosted an international conference on international sporting events and the buildings in which they take place. Paul Finch and Zoë Blackler report
  • Many deserve plaudits for Manchester stadium

    With reference to the article on the Manchester stadium (AJ 16.5.02), I think it more appropriate to give credit where credit is due. As project manager in the complex's early years, I am well placed to do this.
  • Mapping out the future brings out the explorer in all of us

    The wise traveller will prepare for a visit to a strange land. Off to the bookshop for guide books, maps and gazetteers describing things to do, things to see, and things to distract.
  • Marcel Meili, Markus Peter Architects: The House of Stone

    AA Publications, 2002. 72pp. £12.50
  • Margherita Spiluttini: Beyond Nature - Constructions of Landscape

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  • Marginal pursuits

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  • Mario Sironi:Between Futurism and the Urban Landscape 1914-1920

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  • Mark Fisher Associates

    Mark Fisher Associates has won planning permission for Phoenix House (above), a £2 million apartment block in the heart of London's Soho. The 1,200m 2site is constrained by the site depth of 8m and has only a single aspect. Work is expected to start later this year.
  • Market forces

    Congratulations to Bennetts Associates on its splendid new offices, which are a stone's throw from their old premises in London's Clerkenwell but light years different. The part-conversion, part-new-build job includes use of a three-centuries-old building formerly used by cattle drovers on their way to nearby Smithfield market. A splendid reception to launch the office was attended by the Mayor of Islington (where Rab Bennetts is an architectural and planning adviser), and a group of enthusia
  • Market-led society creates a nation of greedy conformists

    The extent of the market-led society can be imagined as an endless wall-to-wall floral carpet from Swindon to Newcastle, with Laura Ashley drapery and flat-pack loft conversion bits ordered from the Sunday Times .
  • MARKS BARFIELD TRUE TO TYPE

    Marks Barfield has won a job to design the Type Museum in Stockwell, south London. The scheme involves the conversion of a former horse hospital close to the Oval to create a working museum dedicated to the history of movable type. The museum aims to open to the public later this year.
  • Martin Pawley's prefab diatribe is way off beam

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  • MASTERPLAN FROM RUMMEY

    Rummey Design Associates has produced an £18.8 million masterplan for the regeneration of the former Betteshanger Colliery site in Kent. The plan, for English Partnerships, includes a mixed commercial site, a community centre and an educational facility.
  • Match the right people to the right homes

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  • Matthew Teague

    The first time I got on an aeroplane, I made sure I sat next to the window. We took off from a wet Gatwick. But this did not prevent me seeing a rooftop, onto which someone had painted the word 'Teas'. As if, upon landing, one might seek out the place or even defenestrate in mid-flight for the allure of tea. The point was that somebody had constructed the following (flawed) syllogism; aircraft fly over our roof, therefore you can see the roof from the aircraft, therefore the roof makes a good
  • Max is talking garbage - bridge is worthy winner

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  • May Day bouncers - a case of wishful thinking?

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  • MAYOR BREAKS GROUND

    London mayor Ken Livingstone performed the ground-breaking ceremony for Phase 1 of Aukett Europe's £500 million Royals Business Park last Thursday. The scheme, at Royal Albert Dock, is an important element in the mayor's regeneration strategy for east London. This first phase consists of 24,000m 2of office space in two buildings linked by a winter garden.
  • Mayor's own rules scupper housing at old headquarters

    Owners of the soon-to-be-vacated mayoral office building, Romney House, in London have rejected plans to convert it into apartments, blaming the mayor's own rules on affordable housing.
  • Mayor's Thames Gateway plans at risk from flood threat

    The large-scale development planned for the Thames Gateway is at risk of flooding unless immediate action is taken to protect it.
  • MCASLAN SET FOR TAKE-OFF

    John McAslan & Partners has won planning permission for its £3 million transformation of Henning and Chitty's Grade II-listed Ipswich Airport Terminal. The project - to adapt the site into a health facility - involves significant alterations and interventions.
  • MCASLAN'S TURKISH DELIGHT

    John McAslan & Partners, working together with Arup, has won a competition to design the new headquarters of the Turkish conglomerate Borusan Holdings. The HQ will be located in the shell of an existing 19th-century tower on the Bosphorus in Istanbul.
  • McDowell + Benedetti

    McDowell + Benedetti has won an RIBA competition for a managed workspace in Stokesley, North Yorkshire.
  • McLaughlin scoops £10m showpiece drama school

    Niall McLaughlin Architects is to design a showpiece music and drama school on one of London's most challenging urban sites, surrounded by flyovers, railways and tower blocks in Hammersmith.
  • Mechanical and electrical engineering

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  • MECHOSHADE AJ ENQUIRY NO: 203

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  • Media heat loses sight of true election issues

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  • Mega-projects: never fair on wealth and power

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  • Members benefit from improved performance

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  • Members should treat RIBA staff with respect

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  • Membership dues

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  • MEMBERSHIP REJECTION

    The council has rejected the idea that registration with the ARB should be a condition of corporate membership (AJ 11.10.01). A report by membership secretary Peter Trebilcock concluded that the move would have barred high-profile members who no longer practise from joining the institute.
  • Memorial lettering is quite out of keeping

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  • Memory lanes

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  • Mental change

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  • Merger mania and takeovers set to snowball during 2002

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  • MERSEY'S SAMBA BEAT

    The city of Liverpool will host the 2002 Urban Kindness Prize - a Brazilian initiative to recognise citizens and organisations that have worked to improve quality of life in the cities. The Liverpool Architecture and Design Trust and the Brazilian Institute of Architecture collaborated to bring the prize to the UK, which will be followed by further joint initiatives in the field of architecture and urban planning. The prize-giving ceremony will take place on 22 March.
  • MetalWorks

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  • MetalWorks Round-up

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  • Michael Aukett Architects

    Michael Aukett Architects has submitted a planning application for a 48,409m 2mixed-use development for Clifton Cape on Chiswick High Road, west London. The scheme is for a 30-storey tower next to the existing BSI tower. The 31,596m 2building contains 142 apartments, a 104-bed hotel and retail space at ground level. A separate office building of 12,196m 2is set on the north side of Chiswick High Road.
  • Michael Hopkins and Partners

    Prime minister Tony Blair last week opened Michael Hopkins and Partners' £28 million National College for School Leadership in Nottingham. The 9,000m 2' conference-style'centre in a new lake setting comprises 100 bedrooms, seminar rooms and offices, as well as a 160-seat auditorium and a restaurant. The timber-and-glass-clad building also features three glazed atria and two first-storey landscaped courtyards. It is the latest extension to the practice's £50 million Jubilee Campus sc
  • Michael Squire & Partners

    Michael Squire & Partners has unveiled its scheme for 132-154 Regent Street, London, for owner the Crown Estate.The office and retail project is part of a £360 million redevelopment.Sheppard Robson and Trehearne Architects are also involved.
  • MICROGENIX AJ ENQUIRY NO: 208

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  • MIDLAND MAKEOVER

    Sherlock Jenkins Boswell and leisure specialist Deighton International have won full planning permission to refurbish and extend Oliver Hill's iconic Midland Hotel in Morecambe, for building owner Kalber Leisure.The practice will create a five-star 'destination' hotel with a new spa and swimming pool, banqueting suite and dining rooms, and 50 enlarged bedrooms within the Grade II*-listed Art Deco building. It will add a three-storey extension, reflecting the existing curvilinear form.
  • Mies kommt

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  • Miesian pavilion, Concord College

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  • Millennium Dome disposal for development 'imminent'

    Regeneration minister Lord Falconer is expected to either give away or sell the Millennium Dome this week. The deal would include around 70ha of land for a £4 billion mini-city of 5,000 homes and offices. Falconer was due to make an announcement as the AJ went to press.
  • Miller's £70 million Fulham stadium faces legal challenge

    Local campaigners have stepped up opposition to the Miller Partnership's £70 million redevelopment of Fulham Football Club's Craven Cottage stadium (above), in a last bid to end the plan.
  • mind over matter

    PEOPLE: Modern-day engineer-inventor Ben Morris is keen to push the boundaries of materials, to spark ideas and take people beyond their perceptions of what is possible, as well as reminding them of what is impossible
  • Mind the gap

    review: The Moving Metropolis Edited by Sheila Taylor. Laurence King, 2001. 400pp. £30 London's Disused Underground Stations By J E Connor. Capital Transport, 2001. 128pp. £19.95
  • MINISTER PUTS ARCHITECTURE IN 'CENTRAL' NATIONAL ROLE

    Scotland's deputy minister for tourism, sport and culture, Elaine Murray, opened the RIAS convention. In her address, she highlighted the importance of stimulating debate and raising awareness as a key priority of Scotland's architecture policy, which was launched last autumn.
  • Ministerial design champions set goals for public buildings

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  • Minority must accept the view of majority

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  • Missing link

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  • Mission impossible

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  • Mission position

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  • Missionary zeal

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  • mix master

    people: American architect and entrepreneur David Hertz loves concrete - in his California home even the furniture is made from it. But with the development of Syndecrete, he has taken his favourite material and made it even better by ruth slavid.
  • MJP wins the green light for BBC's broadcasting flagship

    MacCormack Jamieson Prichard (MJP) has won the go-ahead for its plans to overhaul Broadcasting House - the BBC's West End headquarters.
  • Mobile home comforts

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  • Modern Movement architect Birkin Haward dies at 89

    Birkin Haward (1912-2002) was connected with the heart of the Modern Movement through his early association with Erich Mendelsohn.
  • Modernism: it's on the ropes, but still with us

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  • Modernism: still a meaningful concept or just a weasel word?

    editorial
  • Modest building fit for a king

    The visitor centre at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, a seventh-century burial site for the kings of East Anglia, is a simple, unobtrusive design, which takes its aesthetic from its surroundings and its Anglo-Saxon ship exhibit
  • Modular success

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  • Moore looks to refocus 'lost' Architecture Foundation

    Architecture critic Rowan Moore has pledged to steer the Architecture Foundation in a new direction when he takes over as director in the autumn.
  • MOORE'S FOUNDATION

    Evening Standard architecture critic Rowan Moore is tipped to become the new director of the Architecture Foundation. Moore would follow the departed Lucy Musgrave and work under chairman Will Alsop.
  • More like an extra 'r', than a forgotten word

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  • More scientific thought and less sensationalism

    Letters
  • Mosse joins Hemingway on Stirling Prize judging panel

    Author and broadcaster Kate Mosse has joined fashion designer Wayne Hemingway on the Stirling Prize judging panel that will decide the winner of this year's competition.
  • Moulding a future

    Traditional fibrous plasterworks company Butcher Plasterworks is looking to expand into contemporary architectural work
  • Mouse matters

    Coming in all shapes, sizes and materials, the mouse has moved on significantly from its early wooden, rectangular days It is 32 years since Stanford Research Institute scientist Douglas Englebart invented the mouse. Englebart's 1968 prototype was rectangular and made of wood. Most current designs are like a flattened half egg.Apple recently came out with a smallish circular puck of a mouse that got rather mixed reviews: expensive style over function was the verdict. And size seems to matter.
  • Mouse trap

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  • MUMFORD & WOOD AJ ENQUIRY NO: 207

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  • Museum of Hiroshige Ando

    This museum, for the artist who represents 'ukiyoe'paintings in the history of Japanese art, is composed of a series of wooden structured grids, in terms of the roof and the walls. Along with the changing effects of light, the grids themselves seem to alter its essence. Sometimes they seem to form a solid translucent plane, at others a transparent plane. And the material seems to change according to the weather and the season.
  • Music centred

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  • MUSICAL SNOW SITE

    A steel and timber house by Atelier Ko with a music room and living room that doubles as an auditorium has been completed on a snow-bound site. The £160,000 three-bedroom house, for a violinist in Yamagata, north Japan, must withstand snowfalls of up to 1m deep in winter. Atelier Ko worked with Japanese architect Malo Planning.
  • MUSLIM ARCHITECTURE SITE

    The Aga Khan, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have joined forces to launch a new Internet service.
  • Name check

    Most people can only name two living architects, and think Sir Christopher Wren is still with us.They are the assumptions to be drawn from a poll by Mori, commissioned by CABE and published last week. It may be that a certain percentage of the population enjoy telling pollsters that they think Wren is alive. Another statistic more to CABE's liking concerned its own recognition factor: no less than 10 per cent of the weighted sample claimed to know of its existence, a remarkable achievement fo
  • NAMES TO BE SHAMED

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  • Naoya Hatakeyama

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  • National Audit Office salutes HLM's PFI college scheme

    The National Audit Office has applauded the Joint Services Command and Staff College designed by HLM Architects for the Ministry of Defence. The government's spending watchdog told Parliament that the PFI deal had provided 'good value for money' and a 'valuable lesson'.
  • National treasure

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  • National Waterfront Museum

    A project for Swansea's National Waterfront Museum by Wilkinson Eyre Architects has won £10.7 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, its biggest grant for a scheme in Wales to date. Work on the £31 million,6,400m 2design is due to start next year, for an opening in 2005. The round of HLF grants unveiled last week totalled £87 million for 22 projects and included £3.3 million for RIBA and V&A plans for a joint archive in the museum.
  • Nature in Building: Rudolf Steiner in Dornach

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  • NEACO AJ ENQUIRY NO: 201

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  • Near neighbours

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  • NEIGHBOURHOOD DESIGNS

    The Jerwood Space in Union Street, London SE1, is hosting a new exhibition showing the best of London's community architecture. 'Neighbourhoods by Design' runs from 19 July to 25 August.
  • NEW ANFIELD FOR LIVERPOOL

    Atherden Fuller Leng has secured a remarkable double to win a new design for Liverpool FC after doing likewise for rivals Manchester United. The architect aims to submit a detailed planning application for the £70 million, 55,000-seater home in the summer on Stanley Park, near the original Anfield stadium.See ajplus. co. uk Building work on this resource centre (above) by architects from London's Lambeth Council has been completed. The £1.2 million two-storey block on Waterloo Road
  • NEW APPOINTEES FOR CABE

    CABE has announced the appointment of seven new members of its design review committee to serve for an initial three years. They are Patrick Clarke, Glen Howells, Hanif Kara, Alan Leibovitz, MJ Long, Tom Lonsdale and Fred Manson.
  • New buildings have lost a sense of proportion

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  • NEW CABE COMMISSIONERS

    The DCMS has appointed two new CABE commissioners, Irena Bauman, director of Bauman Lyons Architects and Robin Nicholson, senior director of Edward Cullinan Architects.
  • NEW CHAIRMAN FOR CIC

    The Construction Industry Council has appointed a new chairman, Turlogh O'Brien, at the organisation's AGM in Ascot. O'Brien is deputy chairman of Arup and has a background in material science.
  • NEW COALFIELDS FOR EP

    English Partnerships has acquired two new sites for its national coalfields programme. Silverdale Colliery near Newcastle-underLyme, Staffordshire, and Lambton Cokeworks, near Sunderland, have joined 86 other coalfield sites covered by the £385 million regeneration project.
  • New director steps up 20th Century Society campaigns

    The Twentieth Century Society is launching a series of new campaigns following the arrival of director Catherine Croft.
  • NEW DOME FOR HULL

    London- and Warwick-based architect SMC Corstorphine & Wright has designed The Pod, the first of a planned national chain of outdoor retail parks.The scheme - commissioned by The Junction, a joint venture between Capital and Regional and Morley Fund Management - will be located in Kingston-upon-Hull and includes an 11m-high climbing wall, interactive games machines and customer services.The 1,023m 2structure will take the form of a three-storey dome of glass and metal.
  • NEW GREENWICH PROF

    The University of Greenwich has appointed Dr Richard Hayward as professor and head of the School of Architecture and Construction.
  • 'New heart' for Dagenham to roll off Ford production line

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  • NEW HOME FOR OHIO SCHOOL

    Frank Gehry has completed his £41.95 million ($61.7 million) Peter B Lewis Building - the new home of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • NEW HOMES SHORTAGE

    England faces a shortfall of 1.1 million homes in 20 years unless the rate at which new property is being built is dramatically increased, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has warned.
  • New into old

    In the great debate about new versus old, it is possible to get constructive compromise.
  • New into old

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  • New report questions the credentials of Urban Villages

    Schemes that call themselves Urban Villages but fail to live up to the title have been attacked in a new report. The report - carried out for the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) by Cardiff University's Department of City and Regional Planning - found that the majority of the 55 Urban Villages surveyed failed to achieve increased sustainability, community support or good design. It says that the term 'Urban Village' is often used by developers simply as a way of ensuring planning p
  • NEW RIBA ENTERPRISES CHIEF

    RIBA Enterprises has appointed Jonathan Newby as its overall chief executive and the managing director of its London operations.
  • New RIBA president must widen profession

    A recent construction industry survey indicates that other than architecture, intake into trades and professions is in consistent decline.
  • NEW ROLE FOR EP

    The government has announced the results of the three-year review of English Partnerships, its national regeneration agency. EP has been given a key role - coinciding with new planning policy (AJ 25.7.02) - to collaborate with the Housing Corporation and Regional Development Agencies on the provision of affordable homes for key workers.
  • NEW SCHOOL FOR WYBOURN

    dsdha has won a competition to design a new primary school in Wybourn in Sheffield.The practice saw off competition from Evans Vettori, Curl la Tourelle Architects, Haverstock Associates, Archetype and Knox Bhaven Architects.The school will apply to the Department for Education and Skills for funding in January and has scheduled completion for January 2005.
  • New sick building centre to be based in Swedish capital

    Stockholm is to be home to an international centre specialising in the study of Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). The Swedish capital, which is at the forefront of research into sick buildings, is considered to be one of the leading areas for tackling the problem.
  • New territory

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  • NEW TOWNS OVERHAUL CALL

    The House of Commons Committee for Local Government, Transport and the Regions has called for the 'replanning' of Britain's new towns. A report, New Towns: Their Problems and Futures, hits out at successive governments for allowing their town centres to fall into disrepair. Committee chairman Andrew Bennett said: 'These towns are up to 50 years old and large amounts of the housing and infrastructure are desperately in need of a thorough overhaul.
  • NEW TRADITIONS

    A Traditional Architects Group has been formed with the support of the RIBA. The body, which already has 90 members, will represent the work of traditional architects within the institute. The group's first meeting will take place at the RIBA on 22 March. Further information is available from Jan Maciag on 01733 230816.
  • New vision for Elephant and Castle

    Southwark council has commissioned a new development vision for the regeneration of London's Elephant and Castle after pulling the plug on KP Architects' £1billion masterplan. Tibbalds TM2 is to produce a new plan for the area after the council pulled out of negotiations with developer Southwark Land Regeneration (SLR) last week. SLR won the bid to develop the plan in June 2000, which included designs by Foster and Partners, Ken Yeang, Benoy and HTA Architects.
  • NEW YORK COMES TO LEEDS

    Carey Jones Architects has won planning permission for its £18 million mixed-use development in Leeds city centre. The New York House scheme on Vicar Lane - designed for developer Kaikoura Investments - has 6,800m 2ofapartment space and 2,000m 2for restaurant and bar use.
  • NEW YORK PLANS CRITICISED

    Locals, survivors and relatives of the deceased have criticised the six blueprints for the redevelopment of Ground Zero in New York, unveiled last week by the Port Authority of New York and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. Critics say the plans are too commercial, unimaginative and not bold enough.
  • NEWHAM'S CROSSRAIL CALL

    Newham Council has called for the Canary Wharf spur of the Crossrail scheme to be extended to the Royal Docks in east London.
  • NEW-LOOK LIBERTY OPENS

    Liberty's Regent Street department store reopens today (Thursday). The Grade-II listed London shopping attraction will have a new entrance, created by Landmark Architecture, with the interiors remodelled by retail design specialists 20/20.
  • News

    Toyo Ito has joined forces with Arup to design this year's summer pavilion on the lawns of the Serpentine Gallery in London's Kensington Gardens.
  • News

    Ellis Williams Architects'£46 million Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts in Gateshead will open on 13 July. The scheme - which began as a private project by Dominic Williams before he joined Ellis Williams - has restored the exterior of the 1950s grain mill and completely redeveloped the interior. The sixstorey building now houses 3,000m 2of flexible spaces including galleries, artist's studios, lecture spaces and a library. The scheme also adds a new glass restaurant to the roof of the
  • news

    Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners has won a competition to design the new £156 million Southern Cross Station in Melbourne, Australia. The scheme will transform the existing Spencer Street Station into a world-class transport interchange. It will upgrade station facilities, incorporate a new coach and bus terminal and taxi rank, and provide retail and office accommodation in pods that lie above the main public concourse. Other improvements include new escalators, ticket barriers, passenger lo
  • News

    David Chipperfield Architects has won a competition to design this £40 million hotel and brewery in Hamburg-St Pauli, northern Germany.
  • News

    Toyo Ito has joined forces with Arup to design this year's summer pavilion on the lawns of London's Serpentine Gallery. He is the third world-class architect to take up the challenge, following Zaha Hadid in 2000 and Daniel Libeskind with Arup in 2001.Painted white steel sheets will be welded together to create the main structure - the design of which is based on an algorithm and resembles a ziggurat. The shapes created in the roof and walls will be filled alternately with glass and white alu
  • News

    Ian Simpson Architecture's Urbis building, the £30 million Lottery-funded exhibition space in Manchester, is close to completion. The six-storey centre in the 'Millennium Quarter'of the city (created after the 1996 IRA bombing) will celebrate the experience of urban living. The 8,000m 2building is clad in pre-patinated copper and green glass. A top-floor restaurant will provide panoramic views across the city.
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  • Next in line

    Bilbao is still pursuing the architectural route as an outward and visible sign of its regeneration ambitions.
  • NI PEACE ROLE FOR BDP CHIEF

    Roy Adams, chief executive of BDP, has been appointed by the Northern Ireland Civil Service to put in place plans to address social and community issues in North Belfast.The Community Action Project will aim to provide a vibrant and sustainable community which will be influential in supporting peace building.
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  • Nice moment

    The Millennium Bridge, at long last open, is already attracting graffiti. One message is reassuring. Scrawled in big black letters on the walkway is a single word - STABLE.
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  • Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners

    Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners has revealed images of a third 'dry tropics'biome and visitor centre to extend the Eden Project in Cornwall. The £90 billionplus scheme is part of a masterplan commissioned at the end of 2001.Other developments to be undertaken include a new set of covered walkways, a field centre, accommodation for staff, an extension to the exhibition space and new student facilities.
  • Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners

    Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners' (NGP) Airside passenger centres at Zurich Airport are under construction. This double-height space - making up the Airside Centre - has a 250m-long roof towering 25m above the ground. It contains retail, catering and lounge facilities, from where passengers will be able to enjoy unobstructed views through a glazed facade. The lower levels will accommodate an extended baggage reclaim area and a large new immigration hall. NGP won an international competition in 19
  • Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners

    Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners has submitted a planning application for its radically redesigned £350 million Minerva Tower on St Botolph's Street in London's Aldgate. The new 43-storey,217m speculative skyscraper is substantially taller than the original 159m scheme (AJ 13.9.01). Floor space has not increased greatly, remaining at a proposed 100,000m 2.The scheme is less bulky than the original design, though the slightly misleading image, left, conceals the true scale of the building, wh
  • Nicholas Hare Architects

    Nicholas Hare Architects has won planning permission for this new £14.5 million Trials and Epidemiology Building for Oxford University. The building, to be located on a sloping site in Headington, provides 9,000m 2of office and laboratory accommodation. It comprises four discrete blocks linked by a series of bridges and staircases which run across the glazed atria and along the glazed circulation spine. The four-storey, concrete-framed building, which will be named after Sir Richard Doll
  • Nicholas Hare's Birmingham college to face legal challenge

    Local campaigners are set to launch legal action against Nicholas Hare Architects' plans for a sixthform college in Birmingham after it won planning permission last week.
  • NICHOLSON ENGINEERS PRIZE

    Director of Edward Cullinan Architects Robin Nicholson has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Institution of Structural Engineers. Since 1958 a total of 31 Honorary Fellowships have been awarded and Nicholson is only the fourth architect to receive the honour - alongside Frei Otto, Lord Foster and Sir Andrew Derbyshire.
  • Nick Hanika 1954-2002

    Nick Hanika, partner in consulting engineer Price & Myers, died suddenly of a brain tumour on Easter Sunday, aged 48, writes Sam Price. A champion of young practices and new ideas, he enjoyed being challenged and left his mark on a host of imaginative pro
  • Nick remembered

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  • Nightscapes

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  • Nine win through in 'Designs on Democracy' competition

    The ippr think tank, in association with the AJ, has picked a strong shortlist of nine in its quest to design the 'town hall of the future'.
  • No certainty of outcome for the RIBA drawings collection

    The V&A's recent unveiling of its architecture gallery and the decision of RIBA Council to continue plans for the drawings collection to find a permanent home there imply certainty of outcome.
  • No hiding the fact that PCs look like processed cheese

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  • No more heroes

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  • No more of this feeble Foster sycophancy

    Letters
  • No need to conceal the act of plagiarism

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  • No place for pneumatic picks at Promenade time

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  • NO PLACE FOR WOMEN

    A Housing Corporation-funded study examining future housing needs in the UK, 'But will we want to live there? (Planning for people and neighbourhoods in 2020'), claims planners and developers are building homes female residents will not want to live in.
  • Noh stage in the forest

    Kuma designed this stage for construction in woodland outside the city of Toyama which has its own distinctive form of this traditional theatrical art. The stage and the audience seating are covered by a single roof but stones, placed outside the stage and between the two, create a clear distinction - appropriately, since the Noh stage represents the world of death, and the audience seating the world of life. Kuma's aim, instead of building a stage in the conventional sense, was to create 'a
  • Noises on

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  • North London practices are targeted in crime rampage

    A rash of break-ins has hit architectural practices in Camden, north London - one office being the target of armed raiders.
  • Northern Architecture head loses job after centre windfall

    The driving force behind the North's architecture centre has been made redundant - following a pledge from CABE to significantly increase the organisation's funding.
  • Northern pride

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  • NOT SO GRIM IN GRIMSBY

    EDAW and Latham Architects have presented their vision for the future development of Grimsby and the north-east Lincolnshire area. The key elements of the plan include the planting of a major community forest in the Freshney area, the regeneration of Immingham and Cleethorpes seafront, new residential and leisure developments around Grimsby Docks, and improved public transportation links.
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  • NT CHOOSES ARCHITECT

    The National Trust has appointed Fielden Clegg Bradley Architects to design its new headquarters building in Swindon.The building will have 6,500-7,000m 2of office space and house 450 staff.
  • NT IN RED HOUSE TALKS

    The National Trust is in negotiations with interested parties about the possibility of buying Philip Webb's first commission, the 1859 Red House in London's Bexleyheath. The building was artist and designer William Morris' first marital home, making it highly significant in the development of the Arts and Crafts movement.
  • NY corporation issues twin towers replacement brief

    New York City has launched an international search for an architect to design a replacement World Trade Center following widespread criticism of the original plans unveiled last month (AJ 25.7.02).
  • Obsessive Pawley should think outside the box

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  • ODPM ADDRESSES PART M

    The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has published for consultation a raft of new rules designed to ensure improved accessibility of public and commercial buildings. The draft changes to Part M of the Building Regulations will cover ramps, automatic doors, audio enhancement, and clearer signage. Visit www.safety. odpm. gov. uk/bregs to view the document.
  • Of all he surveys

    Lord Hollick, the chosen successor to Elliott Bernerd as chairman of the South Bank Centre, is an effective operator not without his critics.
  • OFFICE WIN FOR CHETWOOD

    Chetwood Associates has won the commission to refurbish Edinburgh House, a 1970s office block in Lambeth, south London. The scheme, for J Sainsbury Developments, involves the creation of a glazed canopy and stainless-steel structure that emerges from within the building and cantilevers out above a new flight of 'sweeping' steps and entrance doors. The project is due for completion in January.See ajplus. co. uk for image
  • OFFICIAL GRIDSHELL OPENING

    The official opening of Edward Cullinan Architects' Heritage Lottery Fund-backed £1.18 million Gridshell at Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in Chichester will take place on 24 June.
  • OGC pledges new emphasis on design in procurement

    The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) and CABE are demanding a radical overhaul of the way design is treated in the procurement of public buildings.
  • Oh pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been?

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  • OLD TOWN GETS SCIENTIFIC

    Reiach and Hall has successfully landed planning permission for the Edinburgh Science Centre, a £3 million development in the city's Old Town. The 840m 2site will be developed in two sections.One of these is located on one of the last gap sites of significant size in the Old Town.
  • Olympians inspire new approach to selection

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  • OLYMPIC VILLAGE COMP

    Messe Frankfurt and the Chinese University of Hong Kong have launched a student competition for the design of information/hospitality stations at the Olympic Village in Beijing for the 2008 games. The winner will be announced at the 'Arena 2002 - International Exhibition for the Design, Construction and Maintenance of Sports Venues', to be held on 13-14 November at the Beijing Exhibition Centre. Visit www. bciasia. com
  • OLYMPICS TO REAP £79m

    An Arup report into the viability of a London Olympic Games bid says hosting the event would bring in a profit of £79 million.The capital costs of staging the games would be outweighed by the benefits of regeneration, job creation and additional tax revenues.
  • On the frontier

    The link between drawing and design is vital to Nicolas Gilsoul, as in his prize-winning scheme for a school and parkland in Canada which blurs boundaries between landscape and architecture
  • On the map

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  • On the mat

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  • On the question of instructions, it all comes down to your contract

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  • On the right track

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  • On the surface

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  • On track

    Yes, we know the Sale Harriers athletes on our cover shot this week, getting the feel of the Mancheste Commonwealth Games stadium track, are running round it the wrong way. Just thought we'd get that in before the sporting pedants start up.
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  • one of us

    Peter Stewart, deputy chief executive of CABE and author of its recent design guide, is keen to point out that despite CABE's lack of statutory power, most architects do take note of its 'completely dispassionate' advice by sutherland lyall. photograph by charles glover the quality of its advice.' In the cut-throat world of property development, you are bound to take with a pinch of salt the idea that there is a compelling authority behind quality advice. But there you are, CABE's track recor
  • One Place After Another: Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity

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  • ONLINE COLLABORATION

    How to manage projects online is the focus of a conference in Leeds on 15 May. 'Project Collaboration' is run by Construction Plus, the online arm of AJ publisher Emap Construct. Contact Joanne Head on 020 7505 6745 for details.
  • ONLINE FOR OFF-SITE

    Portakabin subsidiary Yorkon has launched a website to provide architects with information on off-site construction. The site includes case studies, features and news related to modular construction. Visit www. yorkon. com
  • Only architects fail to see true value of nature

    Both Will Alsop and Martin Pawley have written recently on greenfield, brownfield and housing density issues. Their columns are designed to provoke, but I'm concerned at their failure to raise the central issue.
  • Only way to levitate office workers is to liberate them from the office

    Once upon a time in America, gazing out over a sports stadium a hundred times the size of the Baths of Caracalla, I asked the architect who designed it what would have to be done to attract investment on this scale into the design of an ordinary office building. To my surprise he replied without hesitation: 'Leverage the value of the ordinary office worker to the level of the celebrity athlete.'
  • OPEN ALL HOURS

    The RIBA library opening hours changed on 4 February. The times are: Sunday and Monday closed;
  • Open and shut

    Gates - and in particular the memorial gates on Constitution Hill - never fa to arouse controversy. Designed by Liam O'Connor after a competition, they commemorate the part played by the Indian subcontinent in various wars fought for Britain. Topped out this week, the ceremony was followed by 'light refreshments' in Green Park.
  • Open book

    Contrasting styles were in evidence at two book launches in London last week.The first, at the AA, celebrated Eric Parry Architects Volume One . Eric Parry spoke, and Jeremy Melvin and Patrick Hodgkinson responded, the latter in such erudite fashion that there were no questions whatever from an otherwise enthusiastic audience. Cheery drinks in a crowded bar completed the evening. By contrast, Terry Farrell launched his Ten Years, Ten Cities tome in the splendid surroundings of the Royal Insti
  • OPEN HOUSE FOR LONDON

    London Open House will take place this year on 21-22 September, with more than 500 buildings across the capital opening their doors to the public. For details of the properties on display see www. londonopenhouse. org
  • Open House weekend draws crowds despite march clash

    This year's London Open House weekend attracted the usual crowds, despite the event clashing with the Countryside Alliance march.
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  • Opening a window on innovation

    Designed to highlight the structural, aesthetic and environmental benefits of timber, Velux's recently completed regional offices and training facility in Kettering is also a showcase for its products It is a sad fact that when it comes to considering materials for primary structure, timber is still not thought of in the same way as steel, concrete and masonry. But it is catching up fast. Timber's credentials as one of the most sustainable building materials on the planet - indeed, the only r
  • OPENING DATE FOR BALTIC

    Ellis Williams Architects' Centre for Contemporary Art, the Baltic, will open to the public on 13 July.
  • OPERA CONTRACT FOR ARUP

    Arup Acoustics has been selected to oversee the acoustic design of the refurbishment of the Opera Theatre at the Sydney Opera House. The scheme will be carried out under the Utzon Design Principles, developed during recent work carried out by Jørn Utzon with Richard Johnson of Australian practice Johnson Pilton Walker Architects.
  • Opposing forces Opposing forces

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  • ORMS plumps for third way

    The practice took the plunge and appointed an IT manager, resulting in improved performance and cost savings
  • Our website is just the job for a small practice

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  • 'OUTSTANDING' ENTRIES

    2002 has proved to be a vintage year for the British Construction Industry Awards, with more than 150 entries received. The closing date is past but organisers said entries represented 'a whole spectrum of outstanding projects'. AJ will be publishing the first selection for the finals in mid-June.
  • Outstanding Royal Academy show ultimately falls short

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  • Overclocking - a case of doing it because you can

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  • Owusu and Rogers win in Ghana - despite funding poser

    Elsie Owusu Architects and Knak Designs are to head up a high-profile team charged with masterplanning the city of Accra in Ghana. Richard Rogers Partnership, Llewelyn-Davies and Battle McCarthy are among the other members of the consortium.
  • P is for party

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  • PAIR WIN SILVER MEDALS

    The RIAS has split its Silver Medal for best Part Two portfolio between two students of the Mackintosh School of Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art, Kirsty Lees and Joanne Muldoon.
  • Palaces quango promises fight against tall buildings

    Historic Royal Palaces (HRP), the quango that runs many major landmarks in London, has pledged to join English Heritage in its fight against skyscrapers.
  • Panter Hudspith Architects

    Panter Hudspith Architects has won planning approval and listed building consent for a new theatre and the redevelopment of three Grade IIlisted buildings in Leeds. The Civic Theatre, a new building of stone and brick costing about £6 million, will have a 350-seat auditorium, bar and conference rooms on Millennium Square.
  • Panter Hudspith Architects/DSDHA

    Panter Hudspith Architects and DSDHA both feature in CABE's publication The Neighbourhood Nurseries, released last week. The practices were among the prize-winners of a competition to design nursery schools on sites in Bexley, Bury and Sheffield. Birds Portchmouth Russum and Walters and Cohen were also awarded top honours. Both the competition and the publication were organised by CABE and the Department for Education and Skills to provide inspiration to those charged with delivering nursery
  • PANTER HUDSPITH'S YORK WIN

    Panter Hudspith and developer Complex Development Projects have won a competition to design a commercial development in York's Carmelite Street. The winning scheme for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation includes flexible, low-energy office space next to the River Floss.
  • PARADISE ST GETS GO-AHEAD

    BDP's masterplan for the redevelopment of Liverpool's Paradise Street has won planning consent after a rival scheme was rejected by the secretary of state earlier this month. Liverpool City Council gave the go-ahead for the £700 million scheme for developer Grosvenor/Henderson, which will replace the earlier proposals by Studio Baad and Philip Johnson.
  • PARK LEADS PROHELP

    Alan Park, director of Architects Stride Treglown, has been appointed chairman of Bristol community aid group ProHelp. The group, comprising 34 professional firms including architects, surveyors, lawyers and accountants, provides free help to local communities.
  • Parliament embarks on probe into regeneration

    The Parliamentary Committee for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) has launched an investigation into the success rate of the government's regeneration policy.
  • Part 3

    Architectural designer and Part 3 student Jay Sidpara has produced this design for The Fairway houseboat. Commissioned for a site along Taggs Island in Middlesex, the boat is organised over three levels and includes three bedrooms, swimming pool, living rooms, games room and a library. It has a 30m-long hull and will cost £850,000 to construct.
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  • Past and present

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  • Pathfinder project

    A North West Development Agency event included presentations by Roger Kallmann of SOM, (standing in for Daniel Libeskind who was in Toronto working on his latest project), Jeremy Dixon, showing glimpses of his practice's retail scheme in Liverpool, pithy contributions from Felicity Goodey (proud of how her Lowry centre has attracted 1.2 million visitors), and from the leaders of Manchester and Liverpool councils.
  • Patron wanted

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  • PAUL HOLT REMEMBERED

    Paul Holt of San Francisco-based practice Holt Hinshaw Architects has died at the age of 50 after a battle against cancer. The Manchester University-trained architect was well-known for his contribution to college lecturing and professional writing as well as a full career in technical design.
  • Paul Hyett PRIBA

    Architects are currently witnessing the biggest changes to practice and construction seen in decades. There are new forms of contract; there is new legislation; we have been exposed to Latham and Egan; we see the ARB being transformed from a registration board to a regulatory authority; and we see a government, albeit Labour, increasingly committed to procuring our state infrastructure - whether schools, hospitals or prisons - through designand-build, framework agreements and Private Finance
  • Pauline conversion

    Superstars are on hand to contribute to Architects on Architects (McGraw Hill, £24), billed as '24 essays on influence and inspiration'.
  • Pavilion brings a touch of Japan to Gunnersbury

    Kisho Kurokawa plans to bring the East to west London with his design for a Japanese pavilion in Gunnersbury Park.
  • Pavilion splendour

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  • PAVILION, PLYMOUTH

    Redevelopment of Armada Way including a unique 'pavilion' to provide a food and drink facility as well as remodelling of the existing landscape. Interest is sought from teams capable of producing designs that demonstrate contemporary innovation, high design standards and commercial viability. Deadline 11.6.02.
  • paving the way

    PEOPLE: Hamilton Associates boss Tim Hamilton is looking to the future with some changes in mind. And one of the biggest is Robin Partington, who 'left to join him from Foster and Partners - after 17 years there
  • Pawley's predicted and final land grab - my view

    letters
  • PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE FOR NY

    This pedestrian bridge by engineer Buro Happold with US practice ShoP Architects has opened in New York.The 70m bridge spans from the east side of West Street to Battery Park City, directly south of Ground Zero. It is constructed from a prefabricated galvanised steel box truss.
  • Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

    American-based Pei Cobb Freed & Partners has won a competition to design the 220m 'Torre Espacio' tower, set to become Madrid's tallest skyscraper.
  • Penoyre & Prasad

    A £13 million proposal by Penoyre & Prasad to turn an old East End sweatshop into a cultural centre won the backing of London mayor Ken Livingstone this week. The disused factory near Brick Lane will become the Rich Mix Cultural Foundation, an arts complex with a gallery and cafe, cinema and performance space.Multicoloured louvres and glass will overhaul the 1960s concrete-framed building. 'It will be fantastically whizzy in terms of technology and have aluminium and triple glazing, 'sai
  • Pentagram delivers Chester Racecourse plan

    Lorenzo Apicella's team at Pentagram has submitted the first phase of a £25-30 million masterplan for the development of Chester Racecourse.
  • people

    He's been here before, but as an oddjobbing newspaper boy back in 1964. Now Michael Lynch has the odder job of heading one of the world's most renowned but troubled arts complexes.
  • people

    You saw his mugshot on the CABE website, so you are expecting Peter Stewart, deputy chief executive and author of CABE's recent guide Design Review, to be a tall, supercilious Whitehall clone who will probably say nothing of much significance.
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    Farningham McCreadie partnership has appointed Andrew Henderson as project architect.
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  • people & practices

    Barton Willmore Partnership has established a new London-based Regeneration - Urban Design Group.The team will work with local authorities, regeneration agencies, housing associations and developers to achieve sustainable urban regeneration. The team is Andrew Gregory, Dean Wright, Jonathan Reynolds and Sandra Wohlleben.
  • people & practices

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  • people perfect vision

    Alan Davidson's fame grew with his evidence to the Heron Tower inquiry. There, his ground-breaking visualisation methods stood up to fierce scrutiny - now he'd like the profession to be more receptive to his innovations
  • people the bigger picture

    The fight for the RIBA presidency is on, and candidate David Thorp is keen to bring some local colour to proceedings. He feels showing architects in the context of ordinary people is vital to the institute's development
  • Perfect harmony

    review: landscape books La Foce: A Garden and Landscape By Benedetta Origa et al. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001. 320pp. £35. (Distributed by Plymbridge 01752 202301)
  • Perpetual revolutions

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  • PFI healthcare: getting the right diagnosis

    letters
  • PFI is here to stay - we'd better get used to it

    letters
  • Phone home

    astragal
  • Piano hits right note to win UIA Gold Medal in Berlin

    Renzo Piano won the International Union of Architects (UIA) Gold Medal at last week's triennial World Congress in Berlin. The jury said Piano 'has made an exceptional contribution to architecture's influence around the world, and through the quality of his work has rendered services that greatly surpass the framework of the profession and participate in the harmonious development of society by satisfying both the material and spiritual needs of mankind'.
  • Piano makes the news with New York scoop

    The New York Times has bolstered confidence in the terrorism rocked city with the unveiling of the paper's Renzo Piano-designed 52-storey skyscraper headquarters.
  • PIANO ON THE BLOCK

    Renzo Piano is planning a 'groundscraper' for a site behind Centre Point in central London. The 38m high eight- to 10-storey block will replace a Ministry of Defence building on a 7,000m 2site at the intersection of Neal Street and Shaftesbury Avenue. The mixeduse scheme for developer Stanhope will include offices, housing and a public piazza at the centre.
  • PIERCED LOOK FOR BRIGHTON

    Four major buildings in Brighton are set to be 'pierced' as part of 'Adornment', the latest phase in the city's bid to become City of Culture in 2008. The town hall, the Brighton Museum, art gallery Fabrica and the offices of accountancy firm Baker Tilly will all sport a mixture of navel rings, earrings, and huge spikes from 4 October.The scheme aims to draw attention to the city's position at the forefront of Britain's youth culture.
  • Pierre Vago: 1910-2002

    The internationally acclaimed architect, writer, editor and critic has died at the age of 92 at his home near Paris. Dennis Sharp reflects on a lifetime's work and influence
  • Pieter Saenredam, The Utrecht Work:Paintings and Drawings by the 17th-Century Master of Perspective

    review
  • PII 'medicine'will harm healthy architects

    LETTERS
  • PII ROW RUMBLES ON

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  • PILKINGTON AJ ENQUIRY NO: 201

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  • 'Plagiarised' scheme makes it to RA's Summer Exhibition

    A scheme at the centre of a high-profile plagiarism row has made it into the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition after the hanging committee failed to recognise it.
  • PLAN 'HOSTAGE TO FORTUNE'

    Ken Livingstone and his recentlypublished London Plan (AJ 4.7.02) came under attack in the Greater London Assembly last week.
  • Planning a mixed-use future

    The latest government reshuffle has affected transport and planning once more. So is it time to take a longer-term view?
  • PLANNING AHEAD

    The Institution of Planning Supervisors (IPS) is holding a half-day 'Introduction to the new CDM Approved Code of Practice' on 18 January. The seminar will be held at the RICS, 3 Cadogan Gate, London SW1, between 2pm and 5pm.
  • Planning bids

    A variety of American-style zones, designed to simplify the planning process, will not work without financial inducements Attempts at deregulation are most likely to be effective when they deal with the underlying problems, rather than their symptoms. As an antidote to the highly regulated planning system, the Planning Green Paper proposes to introduce the BPZ (Business Planning Zone). The idea is to allow local authorities to create a zone where no planning consent will be necessary, provide
  • PLANNING CHARTER CALL

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  • Planning constraints

    The Planning Green Paper, which is out for consultation until 18 March, needs to loosen up a bit
  • Planning delivery

    We examine the implications of the latest planning reforms and the creeping requirement for sustainability statements
  • Planning for tomorrow

    The new strategic document for London's future might become a model for other UK towns and cities
  • Planning Green Paper is the important issue

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  • PLANNING HONOURS

    The Royal Town Planning Institute's council has named CABE chief executive Jon Rouse and London's deputy mayor Nicky Gavron among its honorary members. The organisation has bestowed the title on 18 individuals who have taken a special interest in town planning but are not professionally trained.
  • PLANNING IMPROVEMENTS

    Planning minister Tony McNulty has launched a new web-based guide offering the latest information and guidance for council planners on how to improve the planning system. The Planning Officers Society Guide to Best Value and Planning is at www. planningofficers. org. uk. A summary of the guide is also available in print.
  • PLANNING PAPER ATTACKED

    A House of Commons select committee has hit out at the government's Planning Green Paper. In a report published last week, the Town and Country Planning Select Committee concluded that the proposals 'will not for the most part achieve their key objectives of introducing greater speed, simplicity and certainty into the planning system'.
  • Planning procedures fail to see human suffering

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  • Planning process: a non- adversarial partnership

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  • PLANNING TO PREVENT CRIME

    Llewelyn-Davies is preparing a practice guide for the use of design in crime prevention for the Home Office and the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions. Llewelyn-Davies is seeking examples of best practice where planning and design have helped in the fight against crime.Send e-mails to b. castell@ llewelyn-davies-ltd. com.
  • Planning: the Green shoots of recovery?

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  • PLAYING FIELD RESTRICTIONS

    The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is drawing up plans to restrict the development of school playing fields. The regulation change - expected to go through Parliament before the summer recess - will demand local authorities carry out a 'usage audit' to assess future demand for a field before making a planning application decision.
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  • PLUG PULLED ON BRISTOL SPA

    Quentin Alder Architect's controversial plans to convert the Grade II-listed Whiteladies Cinema in Bristol into a health farm and spa have been rejected by Bristol City Council. The council's planning committee cited the danger that a sauna and swimming pool would trigger damaging humidity levels.
  • POETIC PURSUIT

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  • Poetry please

    My old friend Jonathan Glancey is one of the judges in an unusual and potentially hilarious open competition being run by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, marking its 125th anniversary. Contestants are invited to write a poem about a 'beloved building', with prizes including a £1,000 John Piper print. The example of poetry SPAB gives on its press release is ominous: 'If in your life you get your kicks/From wattle, daub and crumbly bricks/If ancient buildings inspire y
  • Poets of the everyday

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  • Pointing out the flaws in design argument

    Glad I wasn't the only one who saw some flaws in the article about building designers risking failure as a means to an end, 'Trial and Error' (AJ 18.4.02).
  • Points of reference

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  • Political impotence of RIBA is frustrating

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  • Pollock's Freudian slip into real and mental excavation

    The very idea of symbolic meaning in built culture has been marginalised by the processes of mass consumption to a more superficial notion of style.
  • Poor reception

    Westminster Council is probably feeling jolly pleased with itself, judging by the story broken in Estates Gazette about the BBC headquarters design by Richard MacCormac. The property magazine, in a story taken up by The Times , said the corporation is threatening to quit Westminster over the council's intransigent attitude towards the major conservation and redevelopment exercise now planned around Broadcasting House. BBC executive Alan Yentob was so enraged by Westminster 's behaviour that h
  • 'Pop idol'Will is singing in the wrong key

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  • Portable Stadium

    One of the key figures behind the City of Manchester Stadium, former principal architect at Arup Associates James Burland, has revealed plans for a 'portable stadium'. The scheme - aimed at cities bidding for the Olympics or other major sporting events - is based upon the concept of transportable and divisible elements, and will have a maximum capacity of 80,000. Burland said sports minister Richard Caborn had seen the plans and asked him to develop them further with reference to a possible L
  • PORTCULLIS HOUSE PRAISE

    The House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts has largely praised construction of Michael Hopkins and Partners' Portcullis House for being on specification, in a report published this week.
  • Portland Wharf, Tower Bridge, SE1

    Squire and Partners'entrance building and ticket office for visitors to Tower Bridge, completed in 1993, provides an elegant counterpoise to the ornate bulk of the famous London monument. This project for a new restaurant, adjacent to the southern abutment of the bridge, occupies a site owned by the City of London. Retaining a generous open space where visitors could enjoy views across the river was seen as a vital ingredient of the scheme. The two-level building contains a restaurant, cantil
  • Portsmouth blasts 'hideous' Pick Everard Navy scheme

    Architects in Portsmouth have condemned plans for a new Royal Navy HQ after dismissing the design by Pick Everard as hideous. The Portsmouth Society attacked the £14 million building proposed for Whale Island in Portsmouth Harbour, which is with the planners. Pick Everard's Taunton office drew up plans for a 13,500m 2block, with blue curtain walls and curved roofs to the five-storey design. The site commands the approach to the city from the water.
  • PORTSMOUTH TOWER DELAY

    Harrington Design's 110m Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth looks set to run late and over budget.
  • Positive PFI move

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  • POSITIVE PLANNING

    The National Council for Housing and Planning and the Planning Officers Society have announced their first Positive Planning Conference. The conference will include workshops on affordable housing, urban renewal, planning obligations and rural regeneration. It will be held at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London W1 on 22 March. The price for members of the host organisations is £130 + VAT, non-members £170 + VAT. For details tel 020 7251 2363.
  • POST-DOCTORAL CALL

    The Canadian Centre for Architecture's Study Centre is calling for applications for its 2003-04 Visiting Scholars Programme. The scheme is aimed at those conducting research at post-doctoral level. For additional information on the programme call 00 514 939 7000.
  • Potter's wheel

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  • POTTERTON AJ ENQUIRY NO: 205

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  • POUNDBURY REVISITED

    Following the completion of the first phase of the Poundbury project, a town extension of greenfield land where building started a decade ago, the Prince's Foundation is holding a study visit on 11 June. The visit will explore the practicalities of the implementation of the original plans and the results. For details contact 020 7613 8500.
  • Pozzoni Design Group

    Pozzoni Design Group has won a limited competition to design this £3 million leisure centre and childcare facility in Harpurhey, east Manchester, for Manchester City Council and Sure-Start. The scheme includes a 25m pool, a crèche and day-care facility including a circular 'Snoozelum' for children with behavioural problems, a touch-screen 'JobPoint' terminal, a dance studio and a fitness suite.
  • PPG17 REVISION DEMANDED

    A government select committee report has called for further revisions to PPG17 on sport, open space and recreation. The urban affairs subcommittee said the guidelines needed to recognise the fundamental importance of open space to the government's wider objectives for urban renaissance. It called for an emphasis on the link between planning and management of open space, and clearer guidance on the use of planning obligations to bring about the enhancement of existing open space. In response t
  • Predating Downland - those gridshells in full

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  • Prediction on property confounds disbelievers

    Yes, I do remember the idea about property speculation, touched on by Martin Pawley, that housing would eventually end up 'earning more money than people' (AJ 9.5.02). It was as incisive then as it is now. My memory, however, puts it somewhere in the mid-1970s, in Architectural Design and in the run-up to an election.No matter - memories play tricks. I do remember, however, trying to explain the observation, unsuccessfully, to others. They were dismissive then, but I will try again, 30 years
  • Prescott edges closer to Birmingham college call in

    Nicholas Hare Architects' £14 million scheme for a new sixth-form college in the Balsall Heath area of Birmingham is facing the threat of a public inquiry.
  • Prescott's planning reforms: 'vague and lacking substance'

    Experts have hit out at deputy prime minister John Prescott's proposed reforms of the planning process, saying they lack substance.
  • Preserve your independence by all means, but do not overreact

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  • Pressure all round

    So look at things from the viewpoint of a hard-pressed head of school, certain of one thing only: that the university will take more money from architecture students than it is ever likely to give back in resources. You face pressure from three different directions. Let us start with government aspirations for architecture and the built environment, as outlined in two recent documents, 'Accelerating Change' and 'The Fairclough Report' on construction futures.
  • Price adjustment

    Back in London, I call in on Cedric Price, whose famed office in Store Street is to close after four decades. The lease is up and Price will be moving to new premises. I will miss the White Room on the top floor, colloquially known as 'East Grinstead' ('I'm afraid Mr Price can't talk to you. He is in East Grinstead'. ) Raise a glass to the start of a new era.
  • Priceless treasures are lost forever as floods hit Prague

    The devastating floods which have ravaged central Europe have claimed a victim from the architectural world - thousands of priceless drawings, models and photographs of important 19th- and 20th-century Czech architects from the Cubist and Functionalist schools.
  • Prince Charles unveils first of Poundbury-style clones...

    Prince Charles is advising on the creation of a Cornish 'urban village' - the first in a series of Poundbury-style new towns.
  • Prince gets to grips with Northampton housing vision

    The Prince's Foundation has been advising on the creation of a 'radical' urban extension to Northampton which could be reproduced across the country, writes Zoë Blackler.
  • Prince in impassioned plea to save Bishopsgate 'treasures'

    Prince Charles has added his voice to the controversy surrounding east London's Bishopsgate Goodsyard, calling for a halt to plans to demolish the Braithswaite Viaduct.
  • Prince of Wales gives support to historic buildings scheme

    The Prince of Wales has given his backing to a new campaign to get local communities involved in rescuing historic buildings.
  • Princely powers

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  • Princely troubles and architectural outbursts

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  • PRINCE'S PLANNING TALKS

    The Prince's Foundation has announced the next phase of its community planning training seminars. The seminars in 2002 will include 'Architecture Centres', led by Nicole Crockett and Lisa Rigg of Hackney's Building Exploratory; and 'Community Planning in Conflict Zones, ' which will cover planning for areas such as Afghanistan and Kosovo. For further details call 020 7613 8535.
  • Printer wonderland

    TECHNICAL & PRACTICE - COMPUTING: Although the seasonal festivities are over, Christmas may have come again with the latest version of NavisWorks
  • Private transport is anything but convenient

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  • PROFESSION FEELS BUOYANT

    A staggering 92 per cent of architects believe 2002 will be a positive year economically for the profession, according to an AJ survey. The mood was underscored by an impressive 19 per cent who believe prospects for the year are excellent. Adding to the upbeat outlook, a report from Plimsoll Publishing shows that sales for the profession climbed by more than five per cent last year and are expected to climb by 5.4 per cent this year despite the continuing economic uncertainty. Plimsoll's repo
  • Profession hails Dimbleby's RIBA sustainability challenge

    Broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby last week called on architects to recognise their 'daunting responsibility' to the future - and won the applause of the profession. Dimbleby was delivering the first RIBA annual lecture at its Portland Place headquarters last Wednesday.
  • Professionals can breathe a sigh of relief over issue of time limits

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  • PROTECTION FOR POW CAMP

    Harperley POW camp in County Durham has become the first-ever POW camp to become a scheduled monument. Arts minister Tessa Jowell announced the decision to protect the 1943 camp, following a recommendation by EH.
  • PRP first down Manchester's £90m PFI housing Pathway

    PRP Architects has won the first Private Finance Initiative Pathway project for housing. The £90 million scheme covers the Plymouth Grove and Stockport Road estates in Manchester.
  • PRP LANDS CHINA CONTRACT

    The Chinese government has appointed PRP Architects to masterplan a 42,000m 2residential development near Shanghai following a fact-finding mission to China in May. It will work on the design with China's Design Institute on the project.
  • PTP rises to £40m Cornish challenge

    Percy Thomas Partnership has designed a new university near Falmouth in Cornwall. The £40 million project for the Combined Universities in Cornwall is a collaboration between Falmouth Art College and Exeter University.
  • Pure gold

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  • Purple haze

    RIBA residential candidate George Ferguson has sometimes been criticised for his 'comedy trousers', which come in a startling shade of red.
  • Put in place

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  • Putting architecture in the shade

    The SHADE student Design Award, organised by the DTI, is a competition to find imaginative uses for architectural solar shading.
  • Putting the Rogers vision for London into action

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  • Putting the zip into stainless

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  • Q&A

    62% - of voters in a poll on the AJ's website say George Ferguson gets their vote in the RIBA presidential election, with Annette Fisher trailing on 24% and David Thorp on 14%.
  • Q&A

    88% - of voters in a poll on the AJ's website think that the national stadium should be built in Birmingham, not Wembley, or 'taken on the road'.
  • Q&A

    71% of voters in a poll on the AJ's website think that there should not be an inquiry over Renzo Piano's London Bridge Tower.
  • QUAY TO SOUTHAMPTON

    Southampton city council is inviting developers and architects to bid for the chance to complete the redevelopment of the central retail area. The planning brief for West Quay phase three - a 5.27ha site - proposes a multi-purpose conference and leisure centre including an ice skating rink and public open space. The full brief is available on the council's website at www. southampton. gov. uk/ west_quay_phase_3
  • QUEEN ON DESIGN TOUR

    The Queen will open London's City Hall, designed by Foster and Partners, on 23 July. The ceremony will be part of HM's Golden Jubilee celebrations. She will also officially open the Gateshead Millennium Bridge on 7 May.
  • QUEEN SHOWS OFF GIFTS

    The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace will open to the public for the 10th summer on 5 August.The Ball Supper Room will house a special exhibition featuring 200 gifts that the Queen has received during her 50-year reign.
  • Queen's speech spells end of county planning powers

    The Queen was expected to outline plans in her speech for a radical overhaul of the UK's planning system, as the AJ went to press. The reforms - which will come in the form of a Planning Bill in the next session of Parliament - will see the end of county councils as a power in the planning process.
  • Quotes

    'We need to move up a gear. There has to be a revolution in the construction industry.A culture of innovation needs to take root.'
  • Quotes

    'After a long sabbatical from the design of mass housing, British architects are making their way back. They are not finding it particularly easy' Jonathan Glancey on the RIBA's 'Coming Homes' exhibition.Guardian, 28.10.02
  • Quotes

    'Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses will not be a priority of ours.'
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    'Those of poetic bent say it reminds them of a young green pickling cucumber, or gherkin. I would propose as an alternative the detumescing organ of a baboon.'
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    'To be honest, I don't care about visitor numbers: I care about the experience they get, and I hope they have it over and over again.'
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    'Apparently there's a 'very real danger'that if we don't do this, rival European airports such as Charles de Gaulle will overtake us.
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    'In London, everyone is too busy defending their own patch to think strategically.Their idea of a business plan is to say: 'We're the South Bank, give us the money''
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    'Impressive though the Baltic is, it would be even more of a triumph if the architecture weren't quite so predictably and brightly polite.'
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    'The cocksure architecture on show at 'Next'- a heaven for architects, their clients and fans - is in danger of creating a couture hell on earth for the rest of us.'
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    'Over the years, the South Bank Centre has got through masterplans the way Elizabeth Taylor got through husbands.'
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    'I would make the Mall traffic-free. I would animate it with things the Queen Mother rather liked, like a drink: you could have bars there, though I wouldn't go over the top.'
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    'Thanks to its building boom, Britain has become, by default, the new Barcelona.But somehow it has not managed to get a building by Koolhaas, Ito, Gehry or Siza - and we are not producing equivalents.'
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    'Delightfully, this building shows how rural traditions can be successfully brought up-to-date, how innovation can come from the countryside as well as the city.'
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    'Gothic cathedrals are a bit drafty. It doesn't mean we tear them down.'
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    'He is astute enough to be all things to all people. He wants to keep the snuff-box collectors on side, and also attract a mass audience for popular culture.'
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    'The Angel of the North already has the status of the Statue of Liberty or the Eiffel Tower. It used to be reviled as the Gateshead Flasher; now people call it Gabriel.'
  • RA and the RIBA clearly make ideal bed fellows

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  • RA ARCHITECTURE AWARDS - CALL FOR ENTRIES

    The AJ/Bovis Lend Lease Awards, for the best architectural work in the Royal Academy Summer Show, take place again this year. The awards, which have been made annually for the past 20 years, are worth a total of £15,000. The premier prize, for the best piece in the show, is worth £10,000, while a £5,000 prize goes to the best work by a first-time exhibitor. In each case, the award will be made for a project rather than a completed building. Winners and a selection of other entr
  • RA ARCHITECTURE AWARDS - CALL FORM ENTRIES

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  • RA ARCHITECTURE AWARDS ANNIVERSARY

    The AJ/Bovis Lend Lease Awards, for the best architectural work in the Royal Academy Summer Show, take place again this year. The awards, which have been made annually for the past 20 years, are worth a total of £15,000.The premier prize, for the best piece in the show, is worth £10,000, while a £5,000 prize goes to the best work by a first-time exhibitor. In each case, the award will be made for a project rather than a completed building.Winners and a selection of other entrie
  • RA exhibition still sells sculpture short

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  • RA to show works from New York's Museum of Modern Art

    The Royal Academy will stage a major show of architectural drawings at the end of this year, all chosen from the collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art.Called 'Building Visions', the exhibition will span the 20th century with 140 items from some 60 architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Kahn. It will take place in Foster's Sackler Galleries from 7 December to 16 February 2003.
  • Racing uncertainty

    Are we going to get sight of the HOK designs for Ascot racecourse at any stage?
  • Racist comment triggers Civic Trust Awards boycott

    The chair of the RIBA offshoot Architects for Change is boycotting the Civic Trust Awards, following alleged racist comments by one of the scheme's volunteers. Sumita Sinha, who has served as an assessor on the scheme for three years, has informed the trust that it cannot call on her services until it guarantees that racism is a thing of the past.
  • RADICAL DEFENCE POLICY

    Defence Estates has revealed a radical design policy aiming to produce 'better defence buildings'.
  • Rafael Moneo's quest for stimulating subtlety

    Clare Melhuish reviews. . .
  • RAISING THE ROOF

    Acanthus Holden Architects from Pembrokeshire has won the Clay Roof Tile Council award for best refurbishment for its work at Caldey Island Monastery off the coast of Tenby, Pembrokeshire.
  • RANGER'S REFURBISHED

    Ranger's House, an 18th-century English Heritage property in Blackheath, London, has been refurbished by JJA to house the collections of Edwardian connoisseur Sir Julius Wernher.
  • Reaching for the skies

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  • Read anything good recently?

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  • Ready-to-wear birth of the cyborg architect

    The idea of the wearable computer probably goes back to the strip cartoon Dick Tracy, the eponymous hero of which wore a two-way radio on his wrist and was the resentful envy of all his teenage fans who had to make do with two tin cans and a long piece of string.
  • Reardon Smith Architects

    Reardon Smith Architects will submit this design for the Bedfont Hotel to planning at the end of the month. The new build 408 room property will be located on a brownfield site near Heathrow Airport. An unnamed hotel operator is lined up to run the scheme.
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  • Record number of RIBA winners

    The RIBA awards for 2002, announced this week, included a record-breaking number of accolades, with 54 practices picking up gongs for 58 buildings around the country. The awards, which recognise the best buildings completed this year, were announced on Tuesday night. The list of winners forms the long list for this year's Stirling Prize.
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  • Recycled brick plays key role in underground house

    Recycled materials from Hanson have been used in an innovative house
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  • REDUNDANCIES AT EPR

    EPR Architects is to make 10 redundancies this month. Managing director Greg Craig told the AJ the cuts were necessary due to 'current market conditions'.
  • Reform or revolution?

    NEWS - How do you make the city a wondrous place to live? This was the challenge to architects at the Revitalising the European City conference last week. Austin Williams reports
  • Regeneration needs a truly holistic approach

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  • Regeneration: from balls in a hat to regional renewal

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  • REGULATIONS SOUNDED OUT

    Proposals for tough new regulations requiring builders to test new properties and conversions to ensure they are insulated against sound were announced last week by minister for building regulations Chris Leslie. The requirements are expected to come into force on 1 July 2003 for hotels, hostels and house and flat conversions, and on 1 January 2004 for new houses and flats.
  • Reiach and Hall's art 'beacon'

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  • RENEWABLE ENERGY CALL

    Mayor Ken Livingstone has called for all major developments in London to generate part of their energy needs from renewable resources. Under proposals in his draft energy strategy, schemes will be expected to include photovoltaics or be designed to incorporate them in the future.
  • RENEWABLES PROJECT BID

    Minister for energy Brian Wilson has launched an initiative to help schools, offices and housing developments in England reduce the effects of climate change.
  • RENOVATIONS ON THE BOX

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  • Renzo Piano

    Renzo Piano has completed this picture gallery for the Marella Agnelli Foundation.The 'jewel box'has been constructed on the roof of the Fiat Lingotto Factory in Turin - the latest in a line of schemes to renovate the 1920s building by Giacomo Matte Trucco, which features a car-testing track on the roof.
  • REPORT SLAMS UK STREETS

    The Institution of Civil Engineers has published a report - '2002 Designing Streets for People' - that hits out at the state of Britain's streets. To obtain a copy, call 020 7665 2464.
  • Researchers investigate best practice with steel frames

    An increasing interest in the use of cold section or lightweight steel section structures has highlighted a number of technical problems
  • Residential architect John Brownrigg dies, aged 91

    John Brownrigg, one of the two founders of Guildford-based Scott Brownrigg + Turner, has died at home aged 91. Brownrigg set up practice in Guildford in 1936 after studying at the Bartlett School of Architecture, but at the outbreak of war he joined the Royal Navy. After decommissioning and a refresher course at the Architectural Association, he returned to the town to work with Newman Turner.
  • Residential development, Whitechurch Lane, E1

    This project was begun under another practice. When Squire and Partners came on board, the practice was faced with the task of adapting a scheme with an existing planning consent - on which construction was about to begin.
  • Resourceful Germans target export market

    The UIA held its 21st congress in Berlin last week, where visitors heard about sustainability, football stadiums that change colour, glazing at Foster's TAG McLaren project, and how the Germans could export their design skills. Ruth Slavid reports
  • Respect the academics as the ones in the know

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  • Respected architect Betty Cadbury-Brown dies at 80

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  • RESPONSE TO LONDON PLAN

    The Greater London Authority has received more than1,500 responses to the draft London Plan during its consultation.
  • Rest your wrist on a bean

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  • Restoring Welsh pride

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  • RESTORING WINDSOR

    The Bedford Park Society's Betjeman Lecture, organised in memory of the society's first patron, will be held on 6 November 7.30pm at St Michael's Parish Hall, Bedford Park, London W4. To mark the 10th anniversary of the fire at Windsor Castle, Donald Insall of Donald Insall Associates, which carried out the post-fire restoration, will give a lecture entitled 'Windsor Restored'. Tickets will cost £6 at the door.
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  • Retail therapy offers chance to reunite artists and artisans

    Valencia will stage its next Biennale on 1 March 2003, for three months. It will be devoted to art in its broadest sense.
  • Retail/office development, King's Road, SW3

    The refectory of the former Chelsea College is part of a group of unremarkable 1960s buildings which form an interlude to the run of Victorian frontages along King's Road.As part of the redevelopment of the college site (following a merger with King's College, London) the refectory block has been remodelled radically to create high-quality retail and office space.
  • 'RETHINKING'THUMBS UP

    Construction minister Brian Wilson has welcomed the publication of the latest Rethinking Construction document. The report, 'Rethinking the Construction Client', published last week, sets out six key guidelines for public sector clients. The report is downloadable from the Rethinking Construction website at www.rethinkingconstruction. org
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  • REVIEW OF RIGHT TO BUY

    John Prescott announced at the Labour Party conference on Monday that the government will review the right of council tenants to buy their homes at a knockdown price.The move is a response to accusations that the scheme is fuelling escalating house prices and leading to a drought of affordable housing (see page 10).
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  • RH Partnership Architects

    RH Partnership Architects is to design the world's first international centre for the study of genocide. The £10 million Aegis Institute, near Laxton in Nottinghamshire, will include educational buildings, exhibition areas, lecture and performance spaces, a multi-media unit and library and research facility. It will provide opportunities for remembrance and contemplation for visitors. Bob Geldof launched the plans last week, which will be funded by the Beth Shalom Centre.
  • RHODES MUSEUM DELAY

    Fashion designer Zandra Rhodes has had to delay the opening of her Ricardo Legoretta-designed museum of fashion and textiles in Bermondsey, south London, because of lack of funds. Rhodes said the orange and pink building (AJ 13.8.98) depends on private investment from the US which has dropped off since 11 September.
  • RIAS GOES THE WHOLE MILE

    The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) is to host a conference, 'Rethinking the Royal Mile', on 11 October. The one-day event will look at how the Edinburgh street has coped with 20th- and 21st-century architecture. It will be chaired by the chief inspector of historic buildings at Historic Scotland, Richard Emerson, and speakers will include architects Malcolm Fraser and Ben Tindall. Tickets cost £65 and are available from the the RIAS on 0131 229 7545.
  • RIAS returns to Eden for 2002 convention

    This year's RIAS convention in Inverness - the commercial and industrial heart of the Highlands - explored urban design, regeneration and rural design. Zoë Blackler reports The setting of this year's RIAS convention 'Invention and Intervention: a return to Eden?' was the city of Inverness in its Eden Court Theatre. The brief for speakers was broad - they were asked to explore urban design strategies, regeneration and rural design.
  • RIBA

    The RIBA has acquired the 1962 model of Basil Spence's seminal British Embassy building in Rome.
  • RIBA

    A group of Canadian students has won a RIBA ideas competition for a sustainable regeneration project in the heart of Edinburgh. The competition, launched under the government's energy efficiency best practice programme, attracted interest from architects and students worldwide. More than 80 entrants explored the issues of environmental, social and economic sustainability on a site known locally as the 'Lochend Butterfly'.
  • RIBA AND RIAS IN AGREEMENT

    The RIBA and RIAS have reached a 'milestone' agreement to emphasise the Scottish institute as a chartered body in its own right and not a part of the RIBA, says RIAS president Gordon Davies.
  • RIBA and the AJ join forces for new national conference

    The RIBA is to hold a two-day national conference in June in what is hoped will be the first of a regular series. It will take place at the Interbuild exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham on 11-12 June, and will be organised in association with the AJ. The conference will be free to RIBA members (£250 per day to others), and will include a wide range of CPD seminars on technical and practice matters.
  • RIBA Awards 2002

    The Royal Institute of British Architects has honoured the following 58 quality buildings from across Britain and the European Union with awards. From these, the eventual Stirling Prize will be given in September. See www. ajplus. co. uk for the full judges' reports
  • RIBA Awards give reason to be cheerful

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  • RIBA calls for building design to come first in Budget

    The RIBA is calling for a Budget that puts building design at the forefront of drives to improve health and education, and wants the government to get tough on the European Commission.
  • RIBA COMPETITION CALL

    The RIBA has called for entries for a new competition to design a £1.5 million, 10,000m 2managed workspace in a business park in Stokesley, North Yorkshire. For details contact the RIBA competitions office on 0113 234 1335.
  • RIBA compliments 'originality' of its Downland Prize winners

    RIBA South East has praised the 'expertise and originality' of the five winners of this year's Downland Prize for architecture.
  • RIBA confronts the future

    The RIBA's conference on the challenges of the future took place at construction exhibition Interbuild last week. Austin Williams reflects on the speakers' contributions and their lessons for the profession Last week's RIBA conference, 'Facing the future', co-sponsored by the AJ, was held at Birmingham's NEC in the heart of the biennial Interbuild event.
  • RIBA CONTRACT GUIDE

    Terms of Engagement and Fees, the second title in the RIBA's Construction Companion series, has been launched. Written by architect Richard J Byron, the publication will guide architects through potential contract pitfalls. It also examines standard forms of appointment and includes detailed commentaries on important clauses and concepts. It is available from RIBA Bookshops priced £20.
  • RIBA draft aims to set story straight on price-fixing claim

    The RIBA is set to release its revised guidelines to clients regarding architects' fees and expenses, in response to an ongoing debate with the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).
  • RIBA FIGURES ON TARGET

    The RIBA's chief executive, Richard Hastilow, has released details of the organisation's finances for the first half of 2002. 'We are ahead of budget and are set to come in on target, ' he said. However, Hastilow admitted that he will have to dip into the RIBA's £2 million borrowing facility later this year.
  • RIBA FLAGS AT HALF MAST

    The RIBA is to invite visitors and staff to its Portland Place HQ next Tuesday to take part in a twominute silence in honour of the late Queen Mother. The institute will also be flying its Union flag at half mast until the day after the funeral next week. The Georgian Group, meanwhile, joined other charities of which the Queen Mother was patron in expressing 'deep sorrow and sense of loss at her death'.
  • RIBA flies in former BA chief Ayling as awards assessor

    The RIBA's line-up of lay assessors for this year's awards programme includes Bob Ayling, former British Airways chief executive and honorary fellow of the institute.
  • RIBA gets tough on sustainability

    The profession must rise to the challenge of climate change and alter its building practices to meet the needs of the future or face charges of liability in years to come, the RIBA has warned. The call to arms comes as industry leaders meet in Johannesburg to contribute to the Earth Summit discussions.
  • RIBA GRADUATES DEAL

    The RIBA has launched a membership package targeted at graduates. The graduate class, which costs £40 per year, is open to those who have passed their Part 2 on RIBA validated courses but have not yet qualified. Benefits include discounts on RIBA events and products. For information e-mail graduate@inst. riba. org
  • RIBA HOMES IN ON CRISIS

    The RIBA Gallery will host a series of talks and events called 'Coming Homes' that look at the affordable housing crisis in the UK.Among the events will be an exhibition 'Coming Homes; 3.8 million reasons to think about housing', which will try to show the benefits of good design in house-building. For further information call the gallery on 020 7580 3662.
  • RIBA in blast at government's international delegation 'snub'

    The RIBA has hit out at the government's decision not to take a representative of the profession to a high-level meeting between the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the International Union of Architects (UIA).
  • RIBA makes call for ministers to champion good design

    The government's design champions faced questions in parliament last week, as the RIBA called for ministers to do more to promote good design.
  • RIBA MANAGES REFRESHER

    The RIBA has launched a new set of management seminars to start at the end of September. The courses - to be tutored by Dr Stephen Gruneberg of the Bartlett and Richard Pettinger of University College London - aim to refresh architects' understanding of managing the building process. For further details call 020 7724 9003.
  • RIBA members rebel over ARB's new rules on PII

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  • RIBA must define what a 'building' actually is

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  • RIBA president Paul Hyett declares Modernism 'dead'

    RIBA president Paul Hyett and traditionalist CABE design review architect Robert Adam have launched broadsides against the concept of 'Modernism' - the former declaring the movement dead, the latter attacking institutions for cynically preventing any other style from getting a look-in.
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  • RIBA president-elect speaks out on Bristol's cinema plans

    George Ferguson has launched his first campaign as RIBA president-elect, to save Bristol's historic Whiteladies Picture House.
  • RIBA presidential candidates should stop playing safe

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  • RIBA presidential candidates slated in three-way debate

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  • RIBA RAISES RIOTS ALERT

    The RIBA is advising that attendees of the lecture by Jonathan Dimbleby on 1 May should use Great Portland Street Underground Station to avoid possible May Day riots.
  • RIBA reveals 'special prizes' shortlists

    The AJ can reveal the shortlists for the RIBA's six special prizes, to be announced on 12 October at the Stirling Prize Ceremony. The AJ's First Building Award, sponsored by Robin Ellis Design Build, will go to the best example of a first stand-alone building.The other awards are the Stephen Lawrence Prize, sponsored by the Goldschmied Trust, for the best project with a budget less than £200,000; the ADAPT Trust Access Award; the Crown Estate Conservation Award; the RIBA Client of the Ye
  • RIBA RINGS CHANGES

    A RIBA special general meeting has accepted proposals for a widespread restructuring of the institute. From the start of 2003, the RIBA Foundation will look after the promotion of architecture to the general public while RIBA Professional Services will provide support for the membership.
  • RIBA sees high demand for National Conference tickets

    Tickets are selling fast for the RIBA National Conference 2002, which takes place on 11-12 June during Interbuild at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.
  • RIBA staff were great help during the election

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  • RIBA to call on secret service in counter-terrorism classes

    The RIBA is set to go undercover to educate architects in how to use their skills to counter terrorism at a new one-day course - 'Designing Out Terrorism'. The organisers claim there will be representatives from MI6 available to give advice on the latest threats both at home and abroad.
  • RIBA unveils new mission statement and restructuring

    The RIBA is gearing up for a major culture change to help it become the champion for architecture in the 21st century.
  • RIBA WEBSITE REVAMPED

    The RIBA has relaunched its website - www. architecture. com - following an extensive redesign by media consultancy firm the OTHER Media.The institute hopes that the new-look site will better reflect the organisation's dual remit, to both promote architecture to the public and represent the interests of British architects.
  • RIBA wins Commons hearing to improve school architecture

    The RIBA has secured a hearing with the House of Commons Education Select Committee to argue for a commitment to good architecture within schools. It is the first time the institute has won the right to speak at such a meeting.
  • RIBA Yorkshire hands out White Rose design awards

    Stanton Williams, Feilden Clegg Bradley and Wales Wales and Rawson are the three winners of this year's Yorkshire White Rose Awards for Design Excellence.
  • RIBA/ARB schools validation still faces further obstacles

    RIBA chief executive Richard Hastilow has admitted there is still some way to go in negotiations with the ARB over schools validation. Hastilow said there were 'challenges' to be overcome as a result of the 'strict requirements' of the ARB, the RIBA and the schools.
  • RIBA-APPROVED

    Details are available from the RIBA Competitions Office, 6 Melbourne Street, Leeds LS2 7PS, tel 0113 234 1335, fax 0113 246 0744, e-mail riba. competitions@mail. riba. org
  • RIBA's 16 per cent subs hike will see members' exodus

    Small practitioners have reacted with horror to RIBA's plans for a 16 per cent hike in subscriptions. They warn that the jump - from £250 to £290 per annum - could trigger a mass exodus from the institution as small practitioners see a simultaneous jump in ARB fees and Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) cover.
  • RIBA'S DIGITAL DISCOURSE

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  • RIBA'S HOUSE PROUD

    The RIBA was tonight expected to announce its Housing Design Awards at an exhibition in the Institute's Florence Hall. The awards, presented by CABE chief Jon Rouse, were expected to include Burrell Foley Fisher's New Pym House in London's Lambeth, already a winner of a full RIBA award (AJ 13.6.02).
  • RIBA'S POLITICAL OFFENSIVE

    Small practitioners have welcomed the RIBA's increased political campaign launched last week at a reception for MPs at the House of Commons.RIBA president Paul Hyett - who cohosted the event with Debra Shipley MP- called on small- and medium-sized practitioners to become more politically motivated and lobby their local MPs on architectural issues.Small practitioners in attendance hailed the event a worthwhile venture.
  • RIBA'S SCHOOL OF THOUGHT

    The RIBA has launched a competition for a £500,000 art and design centre for a school near York. The winning design for Pocklington School must have a sense of 'progressiveness', said the RIBA. The deadline for applications is 28 August and the winner will be chosen in November. For more information contact 0113 234 1335.
  • RIBA'S VISION FOR LONDON

    RIBA London chairman Simon Foxell has called for the creation of a London Architecture Centre to safeguard the quality of the capital's new buildings. 'Delivering the Vision', the RIBA's response to Livingstone's London Plan, was published last week.The document states the proposals need to be altered in seven areas in order to receive backing from the RIBA.
  • Richard Grubb

    Richard Grubb is designing a £30 million visitor centre for Paphos in Cyprus themed on Aphrodite. The centre will be topped with a 30m-high statue of the goddess (above). Sole practitioner Grubb will include exhibition spaces, an aquarium, shops and restaurants in the 8,000m
  • Richard Hywel Evans

    Richard Hywel Evans Architecture & Design has applied for planning permission for this £11 million residential project in the Royal Docks area of Newham, east London. The scheme reuses three existing brick warehouse shells to provide 130 one- and twobedroom units over 7,900m 2.Asteel frame sits inside each of the existing warehouse shells, to form five storeys of apartments, with glass-clad facades providing views onto an internal landscaped garden.The roofs are glass with solar blinds.
  • Richard Hywel Evans Architecture and Design

    Richard Hywel Evans Architecture and Design has won a competition to design this HQ for recycling specialist Cleanaway in Rainham, Essex. It will use only recycled and salvaged materials.
  • Richard Lester Swain

    Urban designer and public space artist Richard Lester Swain has won planning approval for a major landmark sculpture from Chesterfield Borough Council. The scheme will not only be the biggest piece of public art in the UK but also the world's largest operational, solar-driven timepiece. The Solar Pyramid's design incorporates three blades of steel, triangular in section, planted in an elliptical piazza 30m x 40m.
  • Richard Murphy Architects

    Richard Murphy Architects has won a competition organised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office estates strategy unit to design a new British High Commission in the Sri Lankan Capital of Colombo. The scheme, for a £3.4 million single-storey, multi-courtyard building in a suburban site, saw off competition from five other practices.The project should be at the permission stage by the end of this year and on site by the middle of 2003.
  • Rick Mather wins next phase of history museum's revamp

    The Natural History Museum has appointed Rick Mather Architects (RMA) to produce a new masterplan for its South Kensington estate.
  • RICS AWARDS DEADLINE

    The closing date for entries to the 2003 RICS Awards is fast approaching. Entries in the three categories - building conservation; urban, rural or coastal regeneration; and building efficiency - must be received by 26 July. The overall winner will be crowned Building of the Year.Call 020 7593 3333.
  • RICS set to press Labour on housebuilding programme

    The RICS will be pressing ministers for more details of the government's housebuilding programme at a seminar at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool next week.
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  • Riotous assembly

    Edwina Hart, the Welsh Assembly politician who cannot bear to be proved wrong, and has even greater difficulty apologising when she is, was on typical form last week. She was trying to play down the comprehensive rejection of most of the disgraceful legal claim brought by the assembly against Richard Rogers Partnership in respect of the firm's design for its new building. This was in response to the practice's claim for unpaid fees. You can read the details on the news pages (including a pret
  • RMA CLEARED FOR CARDIFF

    RMA Architects has won planning permission for a waterside mixeduse scheme on the Oval Basin in Cardiff Bay, opposite Percy Thomas Partnership's Wales Millennium Centre. The project, for Bellway Homes, includes a fivestorey building of luxury apartments, comprising a mix of 39 one-, two- and three-bedroom units, a 650m 2restaurant and retail space. Work on the project is expected to start during the summer.
  • RMJM Hong Kong

    RMJM Hong Kong has won an international limited competition to design a new library and administrative centre for the Shenzhan University Town in China. This 'dragon'design was the practice's answer to a demand in the brief for a 'gateway icon' for the campus. The site for the building will be a north-south axial pedestrian bridge connecting the two most important areas of the town. The design of the structure, with its undulating form, was inspired by the local hills. The hi-tech materials t
  • RMJM's Scottish Parliament costs 'could top £400 million'

    The cost of RMJM's new Scottish Parliament building could reach a record-breaking £400 million, it was claimed this week. Earlier this month, the Scottish Executive admitted that the estimated cost of the Enric Miralles-designed Holyrood building would top £308 million.
  • RMJM'S SHEFFIELD LIFT

    RMJM has begun work in Sheffield on its second rotating boat lift, which is due to be completed within five weeks. The lift in Sheffield follows on from the earlier Falkirk Wheel that connects the Forth & Clyde and Union canals between Edinburgh and Glasgow, and was developed together with Butterfly Engineering and Arup.
  • Robotics in mind

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  • ROCHE GETS NETWORKING

    Camden Architects Forum former chair Chris Roche has set up an architecture group practice network.The Workshop in Shoreditch will house 11.04 Architects and Roche's research firm, Architectural Research Services.The practices will be encouraged to collaborate and bid for work collectively.
  • Rogers' £448m Madrid airport takes shape

    The Richard Rogers Partnership has reached the midway stage in the construction of its massive £448 million New Area Terminal at Barajas Airport in Madrid.The project is an attempt by the Spanish city to compete with Paris, Frankfurt and Heathrow in terms of becoming a major hub.And the prospect of the area's transformation is even enticing Real Madrid Football Club to talk about moving to be near it and away from its historic,70,000-seater Bernabeu home.
  • ROGERS AND KPF IN BANKER

    Richard Rogers Partnership and KPF are among the shortlisted practices competing to design the new HQ for the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg.
  • Rogers backs Gavron in London mayoral election

    London's deputy mayor Nicky Gavron has won the backing of Lord Rogers in her bid to become Labour's candidate at the next mayoral election.
  • ROGERS REGENERATION CALL

    Lord Rogers speaking in the House of Lords, has called on the Government to do more for urban regeneration.
  • ROGERS SET FOR GO

    Westminster council has given its principle support to Lord Rogers' 30-storey Grand Union Building for the Paddington basin. The scheme is likely to receive planning permission subject to the addition of a public viewing platform and an increase in affordable housing. But head of planning Carl Powell said the move did not pave the way for a rash of tall buildings in the borough.
  • Rogers' Terminal 5 waits to clear airline funding hurdle

    Richard Rogers Partnership's £2 billion Heathrow Terminal 5 is on hold awaiting the findings of a report into how much the British Airports Authority (BAA) can charge airlines to use its airports.
  • ROGERS TO REPLACE EGAN

    Peter Rogers, director and cofounder of developer Stanhope, has taken up the chairmanship of the Strategic Forum for Construction as successor to Sir John Egan.
  • Rogers wins £100m library competition for Birmingham

    The Richard Rogers Partnership has beaten off competition from a star-studded shortlist to scoop the job to design a £100 million library for Birmingham. It saw off 60 international entries including the other shortlisted firms - Edward Cullinan and Partners, Future Systems, Michael Hopkins and Partners, Moshe Safdie, Snøhetta + Spence, and Wilkinson Eyre - to land the project, which will form part of the city's bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2008.
  • Role call

    As Simon Thurley makes his mark as incoming chief executive of EH with a principled stand on Bishopsgate Goodsyard, I muse on the fate of his predecessors. There was that decent old railwayman, Chris Green, forced out by the great Sir Jocelyn Stevens in circumstances never satisfactorily explained;
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  • Roller-coaster construction

    MetalWorks Major Structures - The International Port Terminal in Yokohama, designed by Foreign Office Architects, is a bold and radical concept
  • ROPEWALKS FACELIFT

    The first phase of Brock Carmichael Associates' £21 million Campbell Square regeneration project in Liverpool has been completed. The scheme provides 133 apartments, 2,800m 2of offices and 1,250m 2of bars, restaurants and leisure facilities.
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  • Rouse and Cossons hail the 'best' office schemes

    CABE chief executive Jon Rouse has revealed new evidence for clients: good design can win you higher rents.
  • Row rages over new Ritchie towers

    Secret plans by Ian Ritchie Architects for a tower cluster on a 'hugely prominent' London site have sparked a row between London mayor Ken Livingstone and Southwark council.
  • Rowntree Foundation to call for Section 106 reforms

    The Joseph Rowntree Foundation will call on deputy prime minister John Prescott to revolutionise Section 106 at next week's Urban Summit in Birmingham (31 October and 1 November).
  • ROYAL ACADEMY DATE

    Professor Bryan Kneale and Michael Manser will discuss the crossover between sculpture and architecture at the Royal Academy on 28 June, as part of its Summer Exhibition.
  • ROYAL AWARDS AT SIMPSONS

    John Simpson of John Simpson & Partners has been appointed a Commander of the Victorian Order as part of the Queen's Jubilee Honours List for his work on the Queen's Gallery. Leigh Brooks, from the same practice and project architect on the scheme, was appointed a Member of the Victorian Order.
  • ROYAL DOCKS APPROVAL

    Jestico + Whiles' £80 million regeneration scheme at the Royal Docks in London's East End has won approval from Newham council.
  • ROYAL GOLD MEDAL TICKETS

    Tickets are now on sale to see Archigram presented with the RIBA's Royal Gold Medal at Portland Place on Wednesday 20 November priced £10. The presentation at 6.30pm will be followed by a discussion between surviving members of the group Peter Cook, Dennis Crompton, David Greene and Mike Webb, with journalist Jonathan Glancey.
  • ROYAL OPENING FOR GALLERY

    The Queen will open Benjamin Tindall Architects' £3 million Queen's Gallery in the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on 29 November. The gallery will exhibit many paintings from the Royal collection never before seen north of the border. It will open to the public for the first time a day later on 30 November.
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  • RPP WELSH ASSEMBLY RECALL

    Richard Rogers Partnership is one of four teams invited to submit bids for construction of the new Welsh Assembly building. RRP, which was sacked from the project in July 2001, has consistently tried to win back the job. The consortium is led by Taylor Woodrow.
  • RRP IN WEMBLEY RESTART

    Richard Rogers Partnership is to resume work to masterplan the Wembley complex - a brownfield site adjacent to Wembley Stadium comprising Wembley Conference Centre, Arena and Exhibition Halls - after Dome developer Quintain bought the site. RRP's plans for the 18ha site were put on hold after former owner Wembley plc decided to sell last May.
  • RSA willing to reinvent itself as relevant body

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  • RSAW ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    The Royal Society of Architects in Wales is holding its annual conference tomorrow.
  • RSAW ON COURSE

    The Royal Society of Architects in Wales has announced 'Access Auditing and Inclusive Design', a two-day course which will be held on 31 January and 1 February. The venue is St David's Hotel and Spa in Cardiff Bay and the cost is £295 plus VAT. For further details call 029 2087 4753/4.
  • RSC CHIEF QUITS

    RSC chief Adrian Noble has stepped down amid the controversy surrounding the new Stratford Theatre Building by Erick van Egeraat.
  • RSP Architects

    London-based RSP Architects has won a competition to build this 15,000m 2building in Zaha Hadid's One North masterplan in Singapore.The S$36 million (£13.5 million) Nanyang Technological University's One North Campus floats above a steep slope, supported on four cores, and will house the university's continuing education centre and alumni club. Zaha Hadid will be exhibiting her Singapore masterplan at the Venice Biennale, which opens next month (for Venice preview see pages 6 and 7).
  • RTKL DOUBLE ACHIEVEMENT

    RTKL's The Printworks scheme in Manchester has won the 2002 Superior Achievement in Design and Imaging (SADI) award for best new shopping centre. The practice's £6.6 million retail complex at Salamanca train station in Spain also won the MIPIM Shopping Centre Award last week.
  • RTPI IN MERGER MOVE

    The Royal Town Planning Institute and ROOM, the planning lobbying organisation, are to merge. The deal has been approved by the respective councils and is expected to be completed by August.The joint membership will be in the region of 22,000 and the joint secretariat will number 23.
  • Rummey Design Associates

    Rummey Design Associates has won the British Association of Landscape Industries' National Landscape Grand Award for its Turkey Mill site (above) in Maidstone, Kent.The 9ha business park is based around a 17th-century paper mill, converted to office and commercial space. The landscape combines woodland - including Wellingtonia, pines and Blue Cedars - walled gardens, lakes, waterfalls, formal lawns and enclosed courtyards.
  • Rural romanticism

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  • Ruth Slavid

    'It will never work, ' the builder told me sadly. 'The client will have problems within 18 months, and then they will blame me.' He was talking about a new building, beautiful in concept and where the architect had made substantial use of timber. The problem, he said, was that the architect had not understood the material and was treating it in a way that would make it prey to damp - to swelling, distortion and, possibly, even to rot.
  • Ryder

    Ryder has converted a former generating station for Newcastle's electric tramway system to provide 'unconventional' and 'creative'office space for itself and others. The practice has redesigned the 1902 building as 'Generator Studios'. It will provide a new base for Ryder's 67-strong Newcastle operation and complementary firms in the regeneration field. Ryder director Peter Buchan said the scheme is an indicator of the growth and confidence of the practice. He added that the scheme includes s
  • RYDER ON THE TYNE

    Ryder has won a £14 million commission to design the conversion of Tyneside's Swan House from offices to 165 luxury flats. The scheme will include the addition of an extra floor to the building.
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  • S333 Architecture + Urbanism

    S333 Architecture + Urbanism has been commissioned to design two mixed-use housing blocks in the centre of Almere in Holland.The two blocks complete the new city centre development which began in 1986 to a masterplan by Rem Koolhaas'practice OMA.Other architects developing blocks for the plan include Rem Koolhaas, Kazuyo Sejima, Gigon Guyer, MVRDV, UN Studio, Christian de Portzamparc, Will Alsop and David Chipperfield.
  • SAFE ACCESS GROUP AJ ENQUIRY NO: 208

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  • Safety neglected for the spectacular...

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  • Salter leaves East London University as schools merge

    Peter Salter is leaving his post as head of school at the University of East London, following the merger of the architecture and design schools.
  • SAPA BUILDING SYSTEMS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 207

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  • Satellite Design Workshop

    Satellite Design Workshop has completed this £1.15 million office and conference centre in London's King's Cross. The 950m 2scheme will provide 31 serviced office units, an independent sub-lettable office and a conferencing facility.
  • Save the Beaches Sandcastle

    This sandcastle, created by the four members of SPRM, a team made up of employees from Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Tony Fretton Architect and Foundation 33, claimed the first prize at the Save the Beaches Sandcastle Competition.The contest - held at London's South Bank on 3 August - was judged by Peter Cook, Simon Allford and Ron Arad.
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  • SAVE TYNTESFIELD APPEAL

    The National Trust has launched a public appeal to save Tyntesfield, the Victorian country house created for industrialist William Gibbs.
  • Scandinavian grace

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  • SCENES OF LONDON ONLINE

    The biggest collection of historic photographs of London is now available online. The new site - www. photolondon. org. uk - is a collaboration between five of the capital's major photographic libraries, with a combined collection of more than one million images.
  • SCHOOL DECISION IMMINENT

    A decision on the future of the contested former home of the St Thomas' Medical School on London's Albert Embankment was expected yesterday. The site has been the scene of wrangling between King's College, St Thomas' and the Aga Kahn Foundation, which wants to develop the land. Check out
  • School mastering

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  • Schools facing overcrowding crisis

    Universities have drastically increased their student numbers this year, prompting warnings that educational standards are set to plummet.
  • Schools hit by funding bombshell

    Two leading schools have been stripped of their top research rating amid calls to overhaul the system by which research funding is allocated. The Cambridge School of Architecture and the Bartlett at University College London have fallen from a top five rating to a four. The move will have financial implications for both institutions for the next five years. As well as seeing cuts in their research funding from central government, it will have a knock-on effect with foreign students choosing t
  • SCHOOLS OF THE FUTURE

    The RIBA's Higher Education Design Quality Forum is to host a conference on the future of school and university buildings. 'New Learning Environments - Designing for New Delivery Mechanisms and IT Flexibility' will be held on 24 October in London's Tavistock Square. For further details, call David Noel on 020 7307 3612.
  • SCHOSA welcomes latest 'breakthrough' in education

    Heads of schools have welcomed progress by the RIBA and the ARB on a joint set of validation criteria - but warned they must be consulted during the ongoing dispute over procedure.
  • Schröder calls for 'ecological change' at UIA congress

    Architecture and policy are good bedfellows, German chancellor Gerhard Schröder told delegates at the opening session of the International Union of Architects' (UIA) World Congress of Architecture in Berlin on Tuesday.
  • 'Scientific' web research is no laughing matter

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  • Scotland, no Muir

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  • SCOTLAND'S RICH PICKINGS

    The RIAS is to launch its annual £25,000 award for architecture tomorrow. The award is for the best building in Scotland which was completed between 1 January 2000 and 31 March 2002.
  • SCOTS SEE NORDIC X-FACTOR

    Scotland's national centre for architecture and design, the Lighthouse in Glasgow, is hosting a new exhibition of the work of Scandinavian designers. 'Young Nordic Design - The Generation X' will also feature work by Arne Jacobsen alongside the young designers, and will run from 14 September to 20 October. For further information on the exhibition, call 0141 221 6362.
  • Scots seek homeless solution to replace dangerous hostels

    Glasgow's architecture centre, the Lighthouse, is hosting a workshop this week to explore alternatives to the notorious hostel buildings for the homeless.
  • Scott Brownrigg & Turner

    Scott Brownrigg & Turner has unveiled plans for a £15 million casino in Guildford, Surrey. The project will go ahead only if the government okays proposals to deregulate gaming laws. It will have a casino, nightclub, conference facilities, restaurants and a 'sky bar'. It will also house a college offering gaming and catering courses.
  • SCOTTISH DESIGN PRIZE

    The Scottish Design Awards has made its shortlist for its 2002 awards. Nominations for best architect include Malcolm Fraser of Malcolm Fraser Architects, Karen Pickering of Page & Park, Ric Russell of Nicoll Russell Studios and Paul Stallan of RMJM. The winner will be announced on 24 May.
  • Scottish five to fight it out for £25,000 RIAS accolade

    Five buildings are in the running for the title of best building in Scotland. The winner of the RIAS award for architecture, to be announced on Friday, will walk away with £25,000 - the largest sum for any UK architecture prize.
  • Scottish Tories fume at cost of RMJM's parliament building

    The projected final cost for RMJM's Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood has increased to more than £300 million, leading to calls for an immediate debate on the issue from Scottish Conservatives.
  • Sculptural vision

    review: landscape books Visionary Gardens: Modern Landscapes by Ernst Cramer By Udo Weilacher. Birkhäuser, 2001. 288pp. £45
  • Second Stirling triumph for Wilkinson Eyre

    Wilkinson Eyre has scooped the 2002 Stirling Prize with its 'blinking' Gateshead Millennium Bridge - the second time the practice has landed the prize.
  • Second-home movement must be used as an agent of change

    I had never been to Istria in Croatia until now.
  • Section 106 failing to deliver, says new think tank research

    A new report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation - one of the UK's most influential think tanks - has attacked the use of Section 106, saying it has failed to deliver.
  • See this

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  • Seeing the light

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  • Seeking a sense of place

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  • Seen and heard

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  • Seifert revisited

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  • Select committee: time to sort out 'squalid' South Bank

    NEWS
  • Selective information on urban renaissance plans

    LETTERS
  • Self's prejudices blind him to truth about MI6

    Letters
  • Sellar in 'fight to win' tower vow

    London Bridge Tower developer Irvine Sellar has put aside cash to fight a public inquiry if secretary of state Stephen Byers decides to call in Renzo Piano's skyscraper scheme.
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  • SEND YOUR SMALL PROJECTS

    The deadline for the AJ's Small Projects Award, sponsored by Robin Ellis Design Build, is fast approaching. Entries for schemes completed between 1 December 2000 and 1 December 2001 must be received by 29 November. The maximum contract value this year for projects is again £250,000.
  • Sense of timing

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  • Sentimental Archigram award is a mistake

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  • Serge Chermayeff's Bentley Wood up for sale

    Serge Chermayeff 's Bentley Wood (1938) in Halland, East Sussex, is up for sale, writes Andrew Mead .On completion, it was hailed as one of the finest Modern Movement buildings in the UK - 'a regular Rolls-Royce of a house', said Charles Reilly (AJ 28.9.38).With its sculpture and paintings (Moore, Nicholson, Piper), and its extensive grounds (on which Chermayeff collaborated with Christopher Tunnard), it fused architecture, art and landscape into a memorable whole.Alan Powers, curator of last
  • Service Management Contracts

    The Institution of Civil Engineers is inviting comments on its latest edition to the New Engineering Contract series.
  • Shake off this apathy - stand up and be counted

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  • shared responsibility

    People - One of the few practices to make an international success story out of the multidisciplinary office, Arup Associates thrives on the cross-fertilisation of ideas, creating a cooperative, non-confrontational working environment
  • Sharp shooter

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  • Shed your limitations

    Architect Cezary Bednarski has pushed the idea of the garden shed probably as far as it can go on a project for a Polish couple in Notting Hill, west London. Within planning restrictions, which allow almost anything to be built in a garden subject only to a height restriction, he has created a garden house with a storeroom, bedroom, bathroom and veranda. It is a timber-frame structure with a three-segment curvy roof which consists of two ply skins with integral insulation between them. Gordon
  • Shedding light on station design

    Designing stations that successfully meet the needs of passengers was the theme of a brainstorming conference last month. Ed Dorrell reports
  • Shedding more light on Pilgrim's Lane house

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  • Shedding new light

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  • SHEFFIELD WIN FOR PMT

    Purcell Miller Tritton has won a commission to redevelop Sheffield's City Museum and the Mappin Art Gallery.Detailed plans will go to public consultation in the spring and be submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund in the summer. If approved, the HLF will offer an £11.35 million grant for the project. The museum and gallery will close in March 2003 and reopen in spring 2005.
  • SHELTER BENEFITS FROM AW

    Some 948 RIBA registered practices took part in 'Architect in the House' and 'Architect in the Workplace' for Architecture Week in June. Some 8,093 people called the Architect in the House telephone hotline, and 5,402 people were matched to an architect - raising a total of £108,040 in pledges for Shelter.
  • Sheppard Robson

    Work has started on Sheppard Robson's No 1 Spinningfields Square office development in Manchester (pictured). The 11,613m 2 scheme was prelet last year to the Royal Bank of Scotland and is designed to make a bold statement on Deansgate, one of the city's major roads.
  • Sheppard Robson

    Sheppard Robson has won a PFI contract to design a £25 million ambulatory care centre in Birmingham.The 10,000m 2project will be a new facility for Birmingham's City Hospital.The brief from the City Hospital NHS Trust was to provide a 'statement building'which is environmentally sustainable, non-institutional and will contribute to the healing and treatment of patients.
  • Shillam + Smith

    Four emerging practices have developed visions for the old Ford plant site in Dagenham, Essex. In an unusual arrangement, Shillam + Smith (above left), Maccreanor Lavington and Dutch practice S333 (above right), and West 8 (right) have collaborated on their individual visions for the 80ha site. The brief, set by the Thames Gateway Partnership, asked the four to 'explore scenarios for urban change'and 'create a new heart' for south Dagenham. The final solution is likely to be a combination of
  • Ship shape in Cornwall

    LANDSCAPE EXTRA: A new museum in Falmouth is under way, providing a centre of maritime excellence while integrating land and seascape
  • Shipley urges architects to play greater political role

    Labour MP Debra Shipley has issued a rallying call to architects to become more politically active and to start lobbying Parliament.
  • Shop till you drop

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  • Shopping for true regeneration

    The real value of retail for effective urban regeneration came under the microscope at the AJ-backed 'Cities Fight Back' conference at the RIBA last week.
  • Show a rebuilt South Bank at next Biennale

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  • SHOW 'UNIQUE'MANCHESTER

    English Heritage chief executive Simon Thurley has called for Manchester's 'unique warehouses' to be used to promote the City's bid for World Heritage Site status. Speaking at the launch last Friday of a new book - Manchester: The Warehouse Legacy - Thurley said the buildings should only be redeveloped within the context of their historical significance.
  • Showroom in top gear

    technical news & reviews
  • Sidell Gibson

    Sidell Gibson Architects has started on site with this 12,500m 2mixed-use office and retail project in Aldersgate in the City of London.The eight-storey building has limestone facades with floor to ceiling glazing.
  • Sign of the times

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  • SIGN UP TO BENCH MARK 2002

    There is still time to sign up to Bench Mark 2002, the largest bench mark survey for the architectural profession in the UK. A collaboration between architectural management consultancy Colander and the AJ, the survey will address all aspects of practice management: finance, personnel, marketing, procurement, market sectors, fee arrangements and IT.
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  • Silver service

    Last week's Architecture Club shindig lived up to expectations, with Peter Murray celebrating his 25th anniversary as honorary secretary in style. Lord Carrington made an appropriately witty speech, and guests included Sir Terry Farrell, Cedric Price, Will Alsop, Julyan Wickham, Deyan Sudjic, Charles Knevitt, Deborah Saunt, Jane Wernick and others too numerous to mention. Two members were heard muttering during Lord C's speech: not criticising, but agreeing the case of hereditary peers had be
  • Simple steps

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  • Simplicity is the key in Colorcoat Awards

    Put two architects, a structural engineer, a university professor and an architectural publisher in front of 100 buildings and you are likely to get some pretty robust comments on design. So it proved at the judging for the 12th Colorcoat Building Awards.
  • Simpson's £25 million tower nears completion

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  • Singular solutions

    Review
  • Sir Peter Shepheard: 1913-2002

    Using principles which are as fresh and relevant today as they were in the '60s and '70s, Sir Peter successfully combined the three disciplines of architecture, planning and landscape in a way that few others have managed.
  • Sitting comfortably

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  • SIX IN WOKING FRAME

    Six practices are battling it out to design Woking Galleries, a new £6.5 million cultural centre planned for Woking in Surrey.
  • Skidmore Owings & Merrill

    Skidmore Owings & Merrill has unveiled £300 million plans for an overhaul of the 2.74ha London Arena site at Crossharbour including six new towers.The project for Ballymore Properties was submitted for detailed planning permission on Monday. It features 61,700m 2of office accommodation, partly in a 33-storey,157m-tall tower, a 400-room, four-star hotel plus conference centre,1,062 apartments,13,000m 2 ofshops, cafes and restaurants, DLR upgrade and 1,760m 2ofleisure.The project goes on s
  • Skidmore Owings and Merrill

    Skidmore Owings and Merrill has produced revised designs for two landmark sites on the Isle of Dogs.The two residential-led towers at Arrowhead Quay and 1 Millharbour (pictured), replace two schemes which had already won approval from Tower Hamlets.Developer Ballymore Properties said the late change was a response to economic decline and the dip in demand for office accommodation.The 1 Millharbour scheme includes two 46- and 24-storey towers containing 786 residential units with retail space,
  • 'Skyscrapers cause wetter weather, ' warns top scientist

    A leading meteorologist has warned that the government's determination to 'build tall' could lead to major changes in local weather patterns.
  • Skyscrapers to get grilling from select committee

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  • Slow movement

    Arup has commissioned a new work from Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, to be performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 6 March, commemorating the proper completion of the Millennium Bridge. Will the piece be marked 'Non troppo vibrato '?
  • SMALL BUT BEAUTIFUL

    The Architects' Journal/Robin Ellis Design Build 'Small Projects' exhibition is on show at Gallery 2 at the RIBA from today (11.4.02) until 1 May. All of the projects were completed for less than £250,000. The winners will be announced in next week's AJ.
  • SMALL FIRMS WIN BACKING

    The issue of small practices, highlighted by Paul Hyett in his keynote address at the RIBA conference in Birmingham (AJ 20.6.02), was the subject of debate at last week's council. A motion expressing support for small practices and their contribution to the profession was passed unanimously.
  • Small is beautiful

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  • Small practices warned over financial perils of PFI deals

    Leading Scottish architect Richard Murphy has warned small and medium-sized firms to steer clear of PFI projects despite his practice winning awards for buildings including schools and health centres.
  • SMALL PROJECTS 2002

    The non-residential schemes featured in part two of the AJ Small Projects competition show a wide range of different building types carried out on limited budgets. All the schemes were completed for less than £250,000. Selected schemes from this week's crop and last week's selection of domestic projects will be exhibited at the RIBA in April
  • small projects 2002

    Now in its seventh year, the AJ Small Projects competition proves what can be achieved with limited funds. The domestic projects shown here, and next week's round-up of non-residential projects, were all completed for less than £250,000. Selected schemes will be exhibited at the RIBA in April
  • Small projects competition - call for entries

    Apologies to Carol Pletz of David Gibson Architects, who was not named as one of the winners of one of our prizes given away last week at 100% Design (AJ 3.10.02). Pletz won the Mathmos Spin City Lampshade.
  • SMALL TALK FROM NT

    National Trust director general Fiona Reynolds will give the Environmental Law Foundation's 2002 lecture. She will present her talk, 'Planning for a Small Island', on 16 October at King's College, London.
  • Small world

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  • SMALTODESIGN AJ ENQUIRY NO: 205

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  • Smart money is on Wilkinson Eyre to win Stirling Prize again

    Wilkinson Eyre Architects has strengthened its grip on the Stirling Prize for this year with its £17.7 million Millennium Bridge project in Gateshead, according to the bookies.
  • Smith in 'build the Spiral with £25m Dome rebate' plea

    Former culture secretary Chris Smith has called for a potential £25 million rebate from the winding down of the company which ran the Dome to be pumped into building Daniel Libeskind's 'truly spectacular' Spiral at the V&A museum. Smith made his claim for the controversial £75 million building during a speech he gave to RIBA London members last week at a special dinner as part of Architecture Week at the RIBA.
  • SMOKE GETS UP YOUR NOSE

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  • Smoke without fire

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  • Smoothe operator

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  • Snell hatches 'Fabergé egg' for Gibraltar theatre

    Snell Associates is hoping that a major redevelopment of Gibraltar's dilapidated Theatre Royal will send out a powerful message about the need for the politically sensitive island community to regenerate its other impressive buildings.
  • Snell 'substituted' in Fulham FC stadium development row

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  • Snobbery goes on

    Attacks on Lord Foster continue apace following the controversy set off by Rowan Moore. This time it is the Guardian with the familiar mantra - used to be great, now too big, too many commercial buildings, developer's architect etc. As usual, Stephen Bayley is both witty and abusive simultaneously, describing the current output as 'slick and splashy'. He quotes Braque's remark to Picasso: 'You used to be a great artist, but now you're just a genius.' The Guardian report says Astragal 'fumed'
  • So who stands to benefit from adjudicator's nice little earner?

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  • 'Social housing will adopt prefab within 10 years'

    The chief executive of housing association giant the Peabody Trust believes most social housing developments will have prefab factories onsite within 10 years. Richard McCarthy told an Urban Summit-themed session that the future of mass social house building lies with prefabrication.
  • Society implores rethink of Barbican's £12.5m revamp

    The Twentieth Century Society has asked Alford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) to reconsider its £12.5 million scheme for the revamp of the Grade-II listed Barbican Centre. The society has said that improvements in signage and lighting would eliminate the need for the radical overhaul of the foyer proposed by AHMM (AJ 3.10.02).
  • Society's inability to draw is destroying the art of looking

    Drawing is a delight, and yet, in spite of this fact, the vast majority of the population would maintain that they cannot do it. What is really worrying about this is that they feel no shame at this admission. If we asked if they could read, or were capable of performing relatively simple mathematical operations, everyone would be embarrassed to answer no, as a negative would be evidence of a lack of education and culture. And yet an inability to express oneself through a two-dimensional repr
  • Soft options

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  • Soho set

    Hudson Featherstone is injecting a little sex into the world of hairdressing.
  • Sole practitioners make a large contribution

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  • Solo Aussie designer Glenn Murcutt wins Pritzker Prize

    Pritzker Prize judges have turned their backs on the trend for 'celebrity and glitz starchitects' to award the solo Australian designer Glenn Murcutt this year's crown. The 66-year-old 'Pritzker Laureate' works in Sydney but travels the world teaching and lecturing.
  • SOM ON TRACK FOR EUSTON

    SOM has won a Railtrack competition to masterplan London's Euston station. The practice beat Foster and Partners, Terry Farrell and Partners, and Wilkinson Eyre to the commission to produce a vision for a redesign of the station and the development above it.
  • SOM WINS BASIN PERMISSION

    Skidmore Owings & Merrill has won planning permission for a 4.2ha mixed-use development in the Paddington Basin. The St Mary's/Royal Brompton/Harefield/ NHLI Paddington Basin Health Campus will provide healthcare facilities, commercial space and residential accommodation.
  • Some surprising results from the first 40 months of adjudication

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  • Some Trains in America

    review: By Andrew Cross. Prestel, 2002. 156pp. £30
  • Something old, something new

    Urban preservation need not mean stagnation, visitors to the fifth National Conservation Conference were told Northern European cities have always wanted to emulate their southern cousins, so Edinburgh boasted the sobriquet 'Athens of the North' and Amsterdam claimed to compete with Venice. Now Barcelona is the holy grail, with Bilbao claiming to have put itself in the running with Frank Gehry's Guggenheim museum. The latest contender is Birmingham, with RIBA president elect George Ferguson s
  • Sorry, Ian

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  • Sotamaa and his dislike of 'designed environments'

    Clare Melhuish reviews. . .
  • Sound of your own voice

    round-up
  • South Bank latest

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  • South Bank slams Lambeth over Royal Festival Hall delays

    The South Bank Centre has taken Lambeth Borough Council to task for delaying its Allies and Morrison-designed £50 million Royal Festival Hall scheme, 'frustrating' and 'depressing' the arts organisation's board in the process.
  • South East agency has new designs on quality with CABE

    South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) chief executive Anthony Dunnett (left) is looking for about 30 architects and other consultants to form a new design panel in a joint venture with CABE. He wants to lift the quality of new schemes in a region which will have a staggering £180 billion spent on property in the next decade.
  • Southgate

    Wilkinson Eyre Architects and Chapman Taylor have won the goahead for this £150 million redevelopment of the Southgate area of Bath (pictured).The project is designed to transform the area with a new public interchange, 35,356m 2of shopping, 92 residential units, restaurants, shops and a health and fitness centre.
  • Southwark threatens Mayor Livingstone with legal action

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  • Space between

    astragal
  • Space cadet DEMETRIOS MATHEOU

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  • Spanning the light fantastic

    Cezary Bednarski's Thrapston and District Community Centre is an imaginative structure with a curved roof working as a combination of stress skin and catenary to bring much light into the building
  • Speaking from past experience, perhaps?

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  • Special Issues

    This summer the AJ will be publishing two special issues on projects either on the drawing board or on site. Readers are invited to submit material for consideration. Send A4 drawings (or CD-ROMs) and/or model photographs. Projects should be accompanied by a description (100 words maximum), with the name of the client, architect, and other consultants along with the project name, project value and location. Start on site and completion dates should be given, if known. Send entries to: Work in
  • Speed merchant

    astragal
  • Speed walking

    technical news & reviews
  • Spending lots of dosh will improve your site - maybe

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  • Spiritual awakening

    review
  • Spitalfields campaign to fight on as scheme gets go-ahead

    Campaigners against Foster and Partners' plans for London's Spitalfields Market have pledged to take their fight to central government after the scheme won planning approval last week.
  • SQUIRE LOOKS TO AFRICA

    The British Council has appointed Squire and Partners to design two new-build centres in Nairobi, Kenya, and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • SQUIRE'S INDIAN OPENING

    Prime minister Tony Blair opened the British Council's first Indian Knowledge and Learning Centre, designed by Michael Squire and Partners and Emma Vergette, the British Council's head of architecture, this week. The centre will act as a pilot scheme for other British Council offices in India and around the world.
  • Squire's London pride

    Squire and Partners is ringing the changes as it belatedly celebrates its silver jubilee. Proud of its 'London architecture', the practice is now looking to build on its successes further afield Squire and Partners' actual 25th birthday was last year - Michael Squire founded the practice in 1976 - but the celebrations have sensibly been held over until now. Towards the end of 2001, the office underwent a dramatic change of address, from a stucco terrace in South Kensington to a back street in
  • SRA IGNORES CROSSRAIL

    The Strategic Rail Authority has published its 10-year plan outlining how it will cut congestion, improve safety and reduce delays. But the plan does not commit funding to key schemes such as Crossrail; improved links to Heathrow, Glasgow and Edinburgh airports; or a high-speed North-South line before 2010. Some £4.5 billion was promised over 10 years.
  • STADIA START THE BIDDING

    'Sport by Design', a RIBA-organised conference on stadium architecture, will form part of 'Bid to Benefit' - a symposium on bidding for and hosting major sporting events. It will be held at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester on 6 August.
  • Stadium blues

    Tessa Jowell, the woman handed the poisoned chalice of Wembley, was called to account by Gerald Kaufman last week in the House of Commons. He told her to stop dithering and get the damn thing built rather than keep hanging onto the 'tar baby' (his words).
  • Stage and screen

    review
  • Stage setting

    astragal
  • STAMP OF APPROVAL

    Foster and Partners' Millennium Bridge is to be featured on a second class stamp, one of a series of four stamps that will celebrate London's river crossings.The other bridges to get the Royal Mail treatment are Tower Bridge on the first class, and London Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge on the 47p and 68p stamps respectively.
  • STAND UP AND BE COUNTED

    The National Association of Women in Construction, a group established to raise the profile of professional women in the construction industry, will be accepting membership from 15 July. Call Lorraine Elliott on 020 7484 8484 for information.
  • standard-bearer

    people Richard Waterhouse, new managing director of National Building Specification, is passionate about the need for an integrated approach to the architectural 'process', where specification writing is not seen as an add-on
  • Standards, standards - having a healthy debate

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  • STANNAH AJ ENQUIRY NO: 203

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  • STANSTED ON THE UP

    BAA has won planning permission to increase the capacity of its Stansted Airport operation by 66 per cent. London-based Pascall & Watson is expected to carry out an extension to the original Foster and Partners' building within the next five years.
  • STAR FOR BISHOPSGATE

    Campaigners are calling for the Grade II-listed Bishopsgate Goodsyard in London to be upgraded to II* to safeguard it from demolition.The call comes a month before Railtrack picks a winner from teams including Foster and Partners, Zaha Hadid and Rafael Viñoly, to develop the site.
  • Star material

    review
  • Star time

    astragal
  • STARS TOP OUT THEATRE

    The new Hampstead Theatre on Eton Avenue, London NW3, designed by Bennetts Associates, will be 'topped out' on Thursday 17 January at 2pm by Maureen Lipman, Lindsay Duncan, Imelda Staunton and Michael Frayn.
  • Stationary attitude

    Brent council is another authority with no concept of time, if a story in the Mail on Sunday is to be believed. It is about Wembley Stadium, and the hoped-for improvements to Wembley Park Tube station which the council wants to see as planning gain. The only problem is that the cost of this is £90 million.
  • Stay on the ball for the big kick-off

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  • Steel appeal

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  • STEEL LOSSES MOUNT UP

    Steel group Corus has posted losses of £462 million for the year ending 31 December 2001. In an attempt to halt the slide, the company has put its aluminium business up for sale, which the City expects to fetch £1 billion.
  • STEEL TALK

    Amory Lovins, Nicholas Grimshaw and Chris Wilkinson will be speaking at the IISI Steel in Sustainable Construction conference in Luxembourg on 15-17 May. Visit www. sustainablesteel. com/
  • Stephenson/Bell

    Stephenson/Bell has released the first images of its 31-storey Q uayside Tower planned for the riverside in Newcastle (pictured).
  • Steps to Water: The Ancient Stepwells of India

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  • Steven Holl: Written in Water

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  • Stirling effort: bridge building and teamwork

    editorial
  • Stirling Prize - end the secret ballots now

    letters
  • Stirling Prize Awards

    There is still time to reserve your tickets for the Stirling Prize Awards presentation dinner at the Baltic in Gateshead on 12 October.The event will include the presentation of the Stirling Prize, the seven-strong shortlist for which was revealed a fortnight ago; as well as the AJ First Building Award; Stephen Lawrence Prize; RIBA Client of the Year; RIBA Journal Sustainability Award; and ADAPT Trust Access Award. Tickets cost £100 per person plus VAT and are available from Nancy Mills
  • Stirling winner gets knocked back

    Double Stirling Prize-winner Wilkinson Eyre Architects was brought firmly down to earth last week when a scheme it designed for Anglia Polytechnic University was rejected by the local council on design grounds.
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  • Strategy behind the revised Building Regulations Parts L1 and L2

    BRUFMA CONFERENCE 2002
  • Straw Bale House makes Civic Trust 2002 shortlist

    The Civic Trust has revealed the shortlist for its 2002 special awards. Buildings featured across the seven categories include the National Portrait Gallery in London by Jeremy Dixon.Edward Jones; 9/10 Stock Orchard Street in London, known as the Straw Bale House (pictured) by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects; and The Lowry in Salford by Michael Wilford and Partners.
  • STREATHAM'S STREET SHAME

    Britain's worst street is Streatham High Road in London, according to a poll carried out by CABE and BBC Radio 4's Today programme.Listeners to the programme and voters on the online 'Streets of Shame'poll hit out at Streatham's main traffic junction, run-down shop fronts, broken lighting and 'an ever growing number of police signs advertising the occurrence of violent crime'.Other streets shortlisted were Cornmarket Street in Oxford, Drake Circus in Plymouth, Maid Marion Way in Nottingham an
  • STRIDE STEAMS AHEAD

    Bristol practice Stride Treglown has won a commission to design the £1.9 million refurbishment of Harvey's Foundry in Hayle, Cornwall. The Grade II-listed building played a key part in the industrial revolution due to its production of steam engines. It will be converted into an archive research and training centre for the county's record office.
  • Stride Treglown

    Stride Treglown's £36.1 million Temple Quay House in Bristol (pictured) has won the Office Agents Society award for the best urban development outside London. The 13,165m 2building - designed for developer Castlemore Securities - was prelet to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. It was a joint project with the South West Regional Development Agency.
  • Strike action could kill off Rogers/Grimshaw towers

    Plans for major towers by Lord Rogers and Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, worth £630 million, could be 'doomed' by strikes by Westminster council staff.
  • Stripped for action

    A new product destined to grace many interior design schemes in the near future has been developed by Taskworthy.Called Ravier Crystal, it comprises solid hardwood strips alternating with clear acrylic for bespoke furniture and fit-out design.Available in 8mm thickness (for shelving, decorative panelling, etc) or 20mm thickness. Flush doors, for example, can be constructed out of the thicker sheet, using a larger width of timber for the stiles.
  • Stroud architect found guilty of serious misconduct

    The ARB's Professional Conduct Committee has found a Gloucestershire-based architect guilty on three counts of serious professional misconduct.
  • Structural hybrid

    MetalWorks Major Structures - Chuck Hoberman is the man behind the world's largest unfolding structure, which was used at last month's Winter Olympics
  • Structure

    Constructed completely in steel, this building uses technology similar to that used in shipbuilding and was in fact constructed by Merseyside Ship Repairers.
  • Structure

    BUILDING STUDY
  • STUDENT HOTEL DESIGN CALL

    The European Hotel Design Awards have called for entries for the Rearden Smith Student Award for Hotel Architecture, to be held on 29 October. For further details call Conrad Smith on 020 7378 6006.
  • STUDENT HOUSING FIRST

    Cartwright Pickard Architects has started work on a 'pioneering' modular housing scheme for the University of Nottingham. The £2 million student accommodation scheme provides an additional 94 en suite bedrooms and three tutor's flats in two buildings constructed from 54 steel-framed modules - complete with windows, doors, bathrooms, carpets and bedroom/study furniture.
  • STUDENTS IN THE LIMELIGHT

    The University of Greenwich is to display the work of 120 students from seven studios in its School of Architecture and Construction.
  • Studio BAAD

    Studio BAAD, with Philip Johnson/Alan Ritchie Architects, has designed this £70 million,150m residential skyscraper in Shanghai, China.The 120,000m 2tower, sited alongside the Huang Pu River, consists of two towers connected by a bridge at the top of the building. The design aims to maximise the number of apartments in the upper levels, with high-level views over the river and the city's skyline. The building forms part of a commercial development set within a landscaped park.
  • Studio BAAD

    Studio BAAD has unveiled proposals for a masterplan for Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, including this new administration tower, designed as a landmark symbol for the whole project. The architect is collaborating on the scheme with Philip Johnson, the veteran US architect it worked with at Chevasse Park in Liverpool - the subject of a public inquiry - and Alan Ritchie Architects. The masterplan principles are based around sustainability, said Studio BAAD partner Philip Bintliff, with the ca
  • STUDIO BAAD IN CHINA

    Studio BAAD is collaborating with Philip Johnson/Alan Ritchie Architects again. The team is the only UK/US entry on a shortlist of eight to masterplan a new campus for Shanghai's Communications University at Minghang. The project will provide teaching and research facilities for 30,000 students.
  • Studio Bednarski

    Studio Bednarski has won the go-ahead to build this £3.2 million swimming pool, assembly hall, meeting room, and gym from members of the East Northampton District Council. The 1,900m 2Thrapston and District Community Centre project features a unique roof developed with Cowley Structural Timberworks and Parkman, and is made of two stress skins of 32 mm-thick LVL Kerto, a type of structural plywood. Cezary Bednarski said the only metal in the roof will be 72,000 screws. The project should
  • Suck it and see

    understanding part L - Having to air pressure test a completed building should ensure that designers and contractors liaise to get it right
  • Suggested definitions on a postcard, please

    Letters
  • Summary judgment - a useful tool that has somehow been mislaid

    legal matters
  • Summer loving

    astragal
  • Summit style

    astragal
  • SUPER SCOT STADIUM

    NEWS
  • 'Super-green' Chetwood hotel to see the light in Clerkenwell

    Chetwood Associates has won planning permission for a new, super-green hotel in London's Clerkenwell. And the practice is hoping it will prove that environmental principles can be applied to this neglected building sector just as successfully as to bespoke, high-budget, high- profile projects.
  • SUPERSTARS AT BISHOPSGATE

    Railtrack has shortlisted 12 internationally renowned architects to masterplan the 4ha Bishopsgate Goodsyard site in London.The list is headed by Foster and Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects and Rem Koolhaas' Office for Metropolitan Architecture. It also includes Rafael Viñoly Architect/EDAW; Kees Christiaanse Architects and Planners; Denton Corker Marshall; Eric Parry Associates; Mecanoo Architecten; Terry Farrell/DEGW; Van Berkel & Bos; Kohn Pedersen & Fox; and Alsop Architects. The succ
  • Surrey fringe

    Walton-on-Thames might not sound the most likely venue for a contemporary architecture show, but that is just what the Riverhouse, in Manor Road, is staging until 14 April. Among the architects are Foster, Alsop and Jiricna and, in the mix of media, there are screenprints by Langlands & Bell and paintings by Carl Laubin. It is good to see the model of Metaphor's poetic proposal for a Jewish memorial in Mannheim - and don't miss sketches in the cafe downstairs by John Pardey (it's that man aga
  • Surrey man charged with Brixton architect's murder

    A Surrey contracts manager has been charged with the murder of a 41-year-old Brixton-based architect, who died last week. Kim Grant was taken to the East Surrey Hospital in the early hours of Saturday 29 June following a 'domestic incident' at Kevin Gibbens' home in Horley. She was discharged later that day but her condition worsened and after returning to south London she was admitted to King's College Hospital. She died on Tuesday 2 July.
  • SURVEY SHORTLIST

    The British Geological Survey has announced the shortlist for its 'outdoor exhibition centre' design competition. The shortlist of nine teams includes Estell Warren Landscape Architects, Timpson Manley Architects and Urban Designers with Allen Scott Associates, and Delta Chartered Architects. The designs include individual pieces of art and sculpture, water features, walkways and pavilions as well as designs for individual gardens.
  • Sustainable credentials

    Architect Stride Treglown's use of timber in two buildings in Bristol - part of a new office complex in the old Temple Meads railway yard - has highlighted the green nature of this under-utilised building material Glass, steel, concrete yes. But you do not necessarily associate atria with the other mainstream building material, timber. It may be something to do with the perception of fire ratings. Yet concrete has to be fireproof, steel has to be fireproofed - and it is not exactly difficult
  • Sustainable products for today and tomorrow

    Brick can make a solid contribution to sustainable development - not least because of its versatility and durability
  • Sutherland Hussey Architects

    Sutherland Hussey Architects, which scooped this year's AJ First Building Award with Barnhouse, has won a competition to design this £380,000 Education Centre at Grizedale Sculpture Park in Cumbria.
  • Sutherland Hussey's Barnhouse wins AJ First Building Award

    Barnhouse by Sutherland Hussey has won this year's AJ First Building Award, in association with Robin Ellis Design Build.The innovative new house, set within the Highgate conservation area, triumphed over four other shortlisted projects.The £5,000 prize, which is in its second year, rewards the best example of a stand-alone building by a British architect.
  • SUTTON COLDFIELD PLAN

    Gould Singleton Architects has submitted its design for a £30 million, 19,500ha mixed-use development in the centre of Sutton Coldfield for planning permission.
  • Swain - the architect with the human touch

    LETTERS
  • Swanke Hayden Connell eyes health care with takeover

    American-owned Swanke Hayden Connell Architects has taken over health-care specialist George Trew Dunn Partnership in a bid to win lucrative PFI projects.
  • SWIMMING POOLS ON SHOW

    The RIBA has launched an exhibition of the shortlisted entries for its Indoor Swimming Pool competition. John Pardey Architect (AJ 24.1.02) won the £250,000 project.The exhibition will include his designs and those from Niall McLaughlin Architects; Glenn Howells Architects; Boyarsky Murphy Architects; Burd Haward Marston Architects; Meadowcroft Griffin Architects; and Softroom.
  • SWINDON COLLEGE PLANS

    Shillam + Smith has applied for outline planning consent for this redevelopment of Swindon College's town centre campus .
  • Swiss Expo shames Dome failings

    The Three Lakes region (around the lakes of Neuchatel, Biel and Morat, roughly equidistant from Basel and Geneva) is prosaically described as 'Switzerland's biggest vegetable patch'. Though not a prime tourist destination it is, in fact, visually stunning - a terrain of water, fields and vineyards, set against mountainous backdrops and dotted with small and prosperous historic towns of alternately French and Germanic character.
  • Swiss Re hedges its bets in Munich

    MetalWorks Round-up
  • Swiss Re office building, London Foster and Partners

    working details: A diagrid perimeter structure of steel columns and nodes
  • Swiss Re Rüschlikon: Centre for Global Dialogue

    review
  • Swiss role

    The Foster gherkin tower - perhaps a more appropriate analogy would be to a barbershop sign, with its swirling, spiralling curvilinear appearance - prides itself on its sustainability.
  • Ta, Mac

    astragal
  • Take a risk by all means but it could add to cost

    letters
  • Take a risk by all means but it could add to cost

    I agree with Will Alsop that a cautionary approach can extinguish the creative spark (AJ 4.5.02), but I believe that he over-simplifies the matter. He implies that we are isolated individuals, out to please ourselves.
  • Take heart from award-winning Murcutt

    Letters
  • TAKE OFF FOR SCHOOL

    Peterborough-based practice Ruddle Wilkinson has won a £4.4 million deal for Howe Dell Sustainable Primary School - part of a brownfield scheme at Hatfield Aerodrome. The project for Hertfordshire County Council will also include a nursery, community centre and child day-care facility.
  • Take VAT! English Heritage rules as the champion of history

    editorial
  • Take your seats

    aj interiors: spectrum
  • Taken to another dimension

    architech
  • Taking a stand

    astragal
  • TAKING STOCK

    Stock Woolstencroft has won planning consent for its £10 million Roach Works residential scheme in the Lea Valley. The project will include 59 live/work units and is located on a 0.5ha site on 'Fish Island', at the confluence of the Hertford Union Canal and the River Lea.
  • Taking the high ground

    Entrance arrangements at Hounslow East station on the western reaches of London's Piccadilly line were once far from perfect, but architect Acanthus Lawrence & Wrightson has solved the problem with its redesign
  • Talented pragmatists

    REVIEW
  • TALKING DIRTY

    A series of talks encompassing the spheres of architecture and design have been organised by east London's Women's Library, designed by Wright and Wright Architects, to complement its new exhibition, 'Dirty Laundry'. These include 'The Great Stink of London: Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the Cleansing of the Victorian Metropolis', on improvements in London's sewer and drainage systems; and 'Clean Cities, Modernism's Fear of Dirt', which looks at the role of early modern architects and their effor
  • TALKING RESPECT

    A Rethinking Construction conference - 'Respect for People' - will be held at London's Cafe Royal on 9 October. Construction minister Brian Wilson will speak, while ARB board member Alan Crane will chair a public debate.
  • Talking shop

    To Blains Art Gallery in Mayfair, where artist Ben Johnson has been exhibiting some of his latest works. My old friend Peter Murray of Wordsearch had organised a party of friends to enjoy the canvasses, showing buildings by John Pawson, Claudio Silvestrin and Lord Foster. Accompanied by Lady Foster, Norman was to be seen chatting with RIBA presidential hopeful Annette Fisher, who in turn sought campaigning advice from expresident Bryan Jefferson.
  • Tall buildings 'are not the answer'

    A parliamentary select committee has criticised tall buildings, claiming they are not essential to either an urban renaissance or to meet the capital's development needs.
  • Tall storeys

    ASTRAGAL
  • Tall stories

    Review
  • Tall stories: talking towers, but learning very little

    editorial
  • Taller building on cards as 11-storey tower wins appeal

    Architect Thinking Space has clinched planning permission for an 11-storey, £12 million tower in London (pictured) after winning an appeal against planners who said the building should be no taller than six storeys.And now, after discussion with the Greater London Authority, a 20-storey version on the same site is on the cards.
  • Tarred with the same brush

    Chatroom
  • TECHNICAL ADVANCES EVENT

    'The Technical Innovation in Design and Construction Conference', organised by the British Institute of Architectural Technologists, will be held at the British Museum on 29 January.The event aims to raise awareness of technical advances in architecture. For further details visit www. biat. org. uk
  • Tender loving care is recipe for conservation

    Letters
  • Terry Farrell and Partners

    Terry Farrell and Partners has won planning approval for this £75 million Swiss Cottage scheme in north London. The project will include 'Visage', a 16-storey glass apartment building comprising 131 one-, two- and three-bedroom flats. The scheme also includes a 7,100m 2sports and leisure complex with a further 22 flats on top,19 homes for rental, a community centre and a new doctor's surgery. The 1960s public library, designed by Sir Basil Spence, will also be refurbished, and a landscap
  • Tetrarch rating is not just about top marks

    letters
  • Tetrarch rebuttal unit hits back on website scores

    aj+. column
  • Thames Gateway plans win go-ahead from government

    The government has given the green light to London mayor Ken Livingstone's plans for the Thames Gateway - the area in east London earmarked for major development over the next decade.
  • THAMES STRATEGY

    Minister for local government and the regions Nick Raynsford has launched a planning policy for a stretch of the River Thames in west London. The document - 'The Thames Strategy, Kew to Chelsea' - outlines the planning processes that will be used in the future to 'enhance one of the capital's greatest assets'.
  • THAT SINKING FEELING

    The Glasgow Science Centre's £10 million rotating tower designed by BDP has sunk - forcing the temporary closure of the 120m-high attraction. The tower is likely to cost up to £75,000 to repair. A spokesman said: 'Basically one of the bearings seems to have been compressed and has moved out of alignment by about 15mm.'
  • The AJ100

    The AJ100, our annual extensive survey of architectural practices in the UK, starts on page 39 in this issue. And this year we have added some new features. Along with the main opening table of the top 100 practices, there are regional lists, information on fees and fastest risers and more details on which are the most profitable sectors to be in during the coming 12 months, according to the firms we surveyed. And there are also tables on who is the biggest in PFI, more on the architects and
  • The architect's tale

    After a long search, the client acquired a site which had planning permission for an unexceptional house of limited accommodation and of 'traditional'appearance.
  • The architectural wonders that are apparently 'Streets of Shame'

    Many years ago, when I was a first-year student at what was then the Oxford School of Architecture, the staff used to teach us architectural history by taking us on walking tours of the City.
  • The Barlow Schofield Partnership

    The Barlow Schofield Partnership designed Marconi Centre (above) has opened to celebrate the centenary of Guglielmo Marconi's first transatlantic wireless transmission. The building was funded through a collaborative venture between Marconi plc and The National Trust, which owns and manages the historic site on the cliffs of Poldhu Cove, Cornwall.
  • The benefits of NER's Gateshead Quays plan

    Letters
  • the best intentions

    people
  • the big issue

    people: Despite his success in winning this year's AJ/Robin Ellis Design Build Small Projects competition, Simon Conder is determined to move away from smallscale domestic schemes and is committed to working in the public sector
  • The bigger picture

    review
  • The bind, bother and bliss that is broadband...

    I received an e-mail from Telewest Broadband Consumer Sales (the site is www. telewest. co. uk) promising that a rep would call.Ten days later, I rang the press office. Originally I could not work out why the rep needed to call because I had filled out an electronic form with lots of details and a precise idea of what I wanted.
  • The Boisot Waters Cohen Partnership

    The Boisot Waters Cohen Partnership has submitted a planning application for this £25 million mixed-use scheme and new pedestrian square for Greenwich, London. The 4,700m 2site is the last part of the Greenwich World Heritage site available for development and is opposite Hawksmoor's Grade I-listed St Alfege church. The scheme will include retail, housing and office space.The project has been welcomed by CABE.
  • The brand new U

    understanding part L - A guide to the manufacturing technicalities that need to be understood and implemented early on in the design process
  • The brown, white and blue

    Thanks to a court ruling, mesothelioma sufferers can now sue employers. But how much of a risk is asbestos?
  • The bug that is trying to steal your cookies

    AJ+. column
  • The chips are down as inquiry rejects £70m Guildford casino

    Scott Brownrigg + Turner has lost a planning inquiry into its proposed £70 million casino in Guildford, which would have been the UK's first purpose-built gaming hall outside Blackpool.
  • The client's tale

    Looking back, I suppose there was a certain amount of luck in how I found the site. I was out for a walk and just happened to stop and have a chat with someone. The dogs were running around by a piece of overgrown land. The lady I was chatting with then told me that this piece of land was coming up for sale.Well, it didn't look like much from where I was standing but I went in through some very overgrown bushes and it was amazing. The view was breathtaking, I could see for miles. I decided th
  • The curse of the in-trays and a treasure trove of 'useless' trivia

    Nowadays, when every architectural magazine that is not about suspended glass facades is about the keyworker housing problem, it is time to strike out in a different direction entirely.
  • 'The Deep' Submarium.

    These are the latest images of Sir Terry Farrell's 'The Deep'Submarium. The £3.5 million aquarium is the centrepiece to the Hull docklands regeneration project. The aquarium tells the story of the world's oceans and contains the deepest aquarium tank in Europe at 10m and the world's deepest viewing tunnel. The main tank houses a vertical lift ride - the first glazed lift in an aquarium. At any one time the building will contain 2,850,000 litres of water. It also boasts the largest total
  • The end of architecture?

    Harvard Design School Project on the City 1: Great Leap Forward Edited by Chuihua Judy Chung et al. Taschen, 2001. 720pp. £29.99 Harvard Design School Project on the City 2: Guide to Shopping Edited by Chuihua Judy Chung et al. Taschen, 2001. 800pp. £29.9
  • The end of the office worker may well be nigh

    AJ+.COLUMN
  • The end of the pier show

    MetalWorks Little gems
  • The experience of a view is etched into your mind and soul

    I have written two previous columns on the subject of a single view and I make no apology for visiting this theme a third time.
  • The Factories: Conversions for Urban Culture

    Birkhäuser, 2002. 280pp. £30
  • The Final Cut: Route 66

    Review
  • The final word on those blessed building regs

    Letters
  • 'The Gate'

    Geoffrey Reid Associates has released this image of 'The Gate', its £70 million leisure development in Newcastle. The 18,150m 2project is the first entertainment centre developed by Land Securities and will include a 12-screen multiplex, themed restaurants, a 'sky bar', retail space and a fitness centre. It will open in late autumn.
  • The great outdoors

    review
  • The housing sector

    understanding part L - A government initiative to provide a better understanding of the regulations was informative but should have been held sooner
  • The impact of changes to approved Document B to accommodate the new Euroclass reaction to fire classification systems

    BRUFMA CONFERENCE 2002
  • The impact of new harmonised European standards on insulation products

    BRUFMA CONFERENCE 2002
  • the influence of the LCC's architects department

    Clare Melhuish reviews...
  • The Internet building boom of the '90s that never really happened

    Last week, Amazon - 'Earth's Biggest Bookstore' - announced that it had made a profit for the first time since its website was launched in 1995. This seeming miracle received a mixed reception. 'New economy' commentators, still licking wounds inflicted by the collapse of technology stocks two years ago, began to whisper that they had been right all along. But 'old economy' downsiders were having none of it. They mocked yet another false dawn and pointed out that it has taken no less than 
  • The issue of the ordinary is never far under the surface

    My son Piers has always shown a mistrust of the new. As a consequence, the computer is regarded more as a potential enemy than a friend. For 17 years, he has managed to skirt around technology without apparent loss.
  • The Landform

    The Landform, designed by Charles Jencks, has opened in the grounds of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh. The completion of the design concludes the latest phase of Terry Farrell & Partners' landscape masterplan for the gallery. Located on the gallery's lawn, it consists of a sinuous turfed mound with terraced paths that encompass three small lakes or lochans. It is an expression of the intervention between man and landscape, and draws inspiration from the form of waves
  • The light fantastic

    AJ Interiors - Boyarsky Murphy Architects has transformed two west London houses to create light-filled contemporary homes
  • The monstrous outbursts of evil that weigh down human ingenuity

    I had an idea about a dozen years ago. It was during the Strangeways Prison riot. Night after night, it was on the news. The inmates had taken over the prison. The authorities were powerless. The governor of Strangeways was interviewed on the news.
  • The Moulton metaphor for architecture today

    Letters
  • The New Eco-Architecture: alternatives from the Modern Movement

    TECHNICAL & PRACTICE
  • The numbers game: maintaining quality as student intake grows

    editorial
  • The office - the worst place of all

    recruitment
  • The Piccadilly circus

    Proposals for the modernisation of London's Underground stations have begun with a partnering approach to the problem
  • The post box rule is alive and well and living in cyberspace

    legal matters
  • the project makers

    Small practice m3 architects is making its mark with a series of low cost but prestigious schemes and 'what if' speculative tower ideas, one of which appears in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
  • the question of honesty and architectural integrity

    Clare Melhuish reviews...
  • the quiet revolutionary

    people
  • The raft of adjudication schemes we all have to contend with

    legal matters
  • the regenerators

    people
  • the renaissance man

    people
  • The RIBA and V&A - a marriage under threat?

    The battle to reopen negotiations over the future home of the RIBA drawings collection stepped up a gear this week. Is this a case of cold feet, or are there valid concerns about a move to the Victoria and Albert Museum, asks Steven Palmer As exclusively revealed last week (AJ 31.1.02), a group of eminent architects has called for the RIBA to reconsider the decision to move its drawings collection to the Victoria and Albert Museum - and consider a move to the Royal Academy instead.
  • The RIBA is out there fighting for architects

    Letters
  • The RIBA, compromised by ARB, is on the wane

    letters
  • The Richard Rogers Partnership

    The Richard Rogers Partnership-designed Waterside building at Paddington Basin is about to emerge from the ground.The 10-storey structure will become the London HQ of Marks & Spencer and includes 24,000m 2of office space.
  • The right medicine for health buildings

    Letters
  • The right move

    aj building study
  • The Sage Gateshead Foster and Partners

    working details
  • The Sand Bar

    The Sand Bar in Clapham, south London (of which Michael Squire is part-owner) is a perfect example of Squire and Partners' increasingly varied portfolio, and shows that the office has its finger firmly on the pulse of interior design.
  • The Scottish Building Standards

    understanding part L
  • the sensory and emotional power of the built environment

    An exhibition celebrating the sensory and emotional power of the built environment opened this week at the Herron Gallery in east London. 'Sensuous Structures' is hosted by the University of East London's School of Architecture and is organised by curator Conrad Margoles. It includes work from Herman Hertzberger's study of Ronchamp (pictured) and projects from Ushida Findlay, Durbach Block, Franck and Franck and Cassion Castle. The Herron Gallery is situated in The Holbrook Centre, Holbrook R
  • The sky's the limit

    TECHNICAL & PRACTICE: Inflatable roofs have finally come of age. Now Texlon provides energy- and material-efficient coverage at very low cost
  • The sky's the limit for Zaha Hadid in Austria

    Zaha Hadid's £3 million ski jump on the Bergisel Mountain, overlooking the Austrian city of Innsbruck, opens this week in time for the next ski season.
  • The sound of history

    aj refurbishment
  • THE SOUND OF MUSIC

    Daniel Libeskind is to present the BBC Proms Lecture for 2002. The former virtuoso pianist will base his lecture on the relationship between architecture and music.
  • The Stowe House Preservation Trust

    The Stowe House Preservation Trust has won a grant of £5.6 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to support its restoration of the Grade I-listed Stowe House in Buckinghamshire. It will cover repairs to the central pavilion (pictured), south portico and south steps. The grant will cover 75 per cent of the costs - leaving the trust to raise £1.8 million.
  • The tall towers that are reducing our daylight

    letters
  • The taming of our cities must be questioned

    LETTERS
  • The timber-framing contractor's tale

    My first job, in a small building conservation group in Bristol, was to replace a set of medieval oak bellstocks for a local church. I had the originals and the more I looked at them, the more I wondered about this material; a material that had been growing for so long but which had now become as tough as iron.
  • The time has come to let the motor industry solve the transport crisis

    Perhaps the wisest thing that former transport minister Stephen Byers ever said was vouchsafed to the Parliamentary Transport Select Committee two days before his resignation. In a blinding flash of insight into the real nature of the transport crisis, he broke ranks with political correctness and said: 'It would be a fundamental mistake to ignore the fact that 80 per cent of journeys are taken by people in their cars.'
  • The university of life comes at a high price

    aj+ column
  • The Walker Art Gallery

    The Walker Art Gallery (above) in Liverpool opens today. It was refurbished by Scottish practice LDN Architects.The £4.3 million scheme creates four state-of-the-art special exhibition galleries from rooms which have been closed to the public for years. They include an exhibition foyer and galleries adapted to show light-sensitive watercolours, prints and drawings.
  • The wisdom of age is ignored in favour of the cult of youth

    Goya, at the age of 70, embarked for the first time in his life on painting to please himself.
  • There is no more to culture than the consumption of the obsolete

    In November 1983, I bought an electronic typewriter for £1,100. It was an Olympia Supertype, a business machine the size of a desk, the latest in a long line of German typewriters built like guns and intended to last forever.
  • There's more to Alsop than meets the eye

    LETTERS
  • There's no education blocking on our part

    Letters
  • There's no problem with architectural education

    LETTERS
  • There's no remedy for failing uPVC windows

    letters
  • These mindless doodles won't impress anyone

    Letters
  • Think sustainable and remember Orwell

    letters
  • Thinking 3D down under

    computing
  • Third way represents the reality of our cities

    Letters
  • Thomas Heatherwick

    Artist Thomas Heatherwick has won the £15,000 Bombay Sapphire Prize with this glass bridge. The successful design will be used as a footbridge in London's Paddington Basin. The annual awards scheme aims to reward the most innovative use of glass in modern design.
  • Thomas Heatherwick Studio

    Thomas Heatherwick Studio has been commissioned by the Buddhist Shingon-Shu sect to design this temple in Kagoshima, southern Japan.
  • Thorne and Orr on the state of Britain's streets

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  • Three simple questions will end trouble with contribution claims

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  • Three's a crowd

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  • THUMBS-UP FOR PLANNING

    CABE and the the RIBA have broadly welcomed proposed changes outlined in the planning Green Paper this week. Both issued their official responses to the reforms after the consultation period closed last Thursday. However, the RIBA did oppose plans to reduce the lifetime of planning consents from five to three years and to cut the time allowed for appeal from six to three months.
  • Timber in Architecture

    One of the most misjudged exhibits at the summer's Interbuild exhibition was, I thought, a ceramic tile designed to look like a section of timber floor.Materials that seek to imitate each other are rarely successful. How much less so when one respectable material pretends to be another with such different properties.
  • Time and timing issues leave architects in a quandary

    I've just walked around City Hall, Toronto, for 10 minutes. While doing so, three different coach-loads of people parked, unloaded, photographed it and left. These were not the infamous herds of Japanese or American tourists - they were Canadian.
  • Time for closer work with health partners

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  • Time for our cultural melange to be viewed in a positive light

    David Blunkett is struggling with his terrorist bill, which has within it an inherent idea of what is acceptable behaviour to an assumed British sensibility.Although not intended, it is a type of definition of culture. If we wish to live in a multicultural society, we may have to accept that the texture of day-to-day life will not always seem as smooth as it always used to be remembered.
  • Time isn't money when it comes to the minefield of JCT contracting

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  • Time the mayor got his own backyard in order

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  • Time to fight back against the pressures of public opinion

    The concept of freedom changes from time to time. The Aristotle school of thought believed that freedom came from a sense of reason and that if a group of beings that may resemble humans had no reason, their destiny was slavery.
  • Time to free the land and raise the density

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  • Time to get out of your 'box' and speak to the public

    I have just said goodbye to my friend, the artist Gareth Jones, in Rhode Island. Gareth and I used to teach sculpture together at Central St Martins School of Art in 1973. In 1987 he moved to the US, where he has been teaching at Rhode Island School of Design ever since.
  • Time to make a decision on RIBA drawings collection

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  • Time to think back to those old school days

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  • Timpson Manley Architects

    Timpson Manley Architects has won the RIBA competition to redevelop St Luke's Church in Cannock, West Midlands.The brief was to provide the church with a flexible space to accommodate its diverse needs.The practice fought off competition from Jane Darbyshire and David Kendall; Allan Joyce Architects and Purcell Miller Tritton.
  • Tipped out

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  • Tips on terrorists

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  • Tit for tat

    Will Alsop was on good form at the opening of his Soane Museum exhibition. Describing the Soane as the best architectural museum in the world, he said he had enjoyed removing some of Soane's collected items to 'make way for some of my tat'. In fact, the models and drawings on display are delightful. As Alsop put it: 'Actually I think my Peckham Library looks better than the Parthenon.' His toast was 'from one naughty architect to another'.
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  • To get us out of our cars you must first improve our homes

    'The car is so much more than a means of transportation: it is a focus of intense emotional activity. Within its confines lives are lived.
  • Today's PFI hospitals 'obsolete in 20 years', warns CABE

    CABE has warned that PFI hospitals being built today will be obsolete in 20 years as the health service steps up its building works.
  • Too heavy, man

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  • Too high a price for innovation

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  • Top marks

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  • TOP MARKS FOR LONDON EYE

    Marks Barfield Architects' £20 million London Eye has been voted the capital's top attraction at the London Tourism Awards. It is the second year in a row that the scheme has won the public poll.
  • TOP MARKS FOR WEBSITE

    The RIBA website, www.architecture. com, is the toprated architecture site in the world in terms of the number of 'links' into it, according to new research. However, RIBA president Paul Hyett admitted that the site still needs further development.
  • TOP OF THE CLASS

    Hickton Madeley Architects has won a competition for a £1.8 million classroom block for Bromsgrove Lower School near Worcester. It is due for completion in 2004.
  • TOP OFFICES PRIZE FOR RRP

    The Richard Rogers Partnership has clinched the British Council for Offices' top prize for its Chiswick Park (Phase 1) scheme in west London. The project, for developer Stanhope, notched the 'best of the best' award at a ceremony in London on Monday.
  • Top practices battle for St Thomas' Hospital scheme

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  • Top shortlist for City Academy despite continuing dispute

    Foster and Partners, Studio E, Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners and Jestico + Whiles have been shortlisted for the controversial £22 million City Academy in Southwark. Meanwhile, the mayor is due to announce today his decision on whether the scheme will go ahead.
  • TOPS FOR GEHRY

    Some 4,151 people per day visited last year's Frank Gehry exhibition at the Guggenheim in New York, says the Art Newspaper - making it the sixth most popular show worldwide.A total of 3,992 per day went to MoMA's 'Mies in Berlin', while 171 per day visited 'The Architect's Studio: Norman Foster' at Denmark's Louisiana Museum.
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  • Tower question

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  • Tower wait

    I hear the inspector's report into the Heron Tower inquiry has now been completed and is with the department. It will be interesting to see whether several developers, with tall schemes waiting to hit the headlines, will wait until the results of Heron are known. Whatever the result, what the inspector says, and what secretary of state Stephen Byers says in his report on the decision, could have a big impact on the thinking of applicants, funders and not least planning authorities.
  • TOWN HALL RESCUE PLAN

    Hackney council is to lease Shoreditch Town Hall to local charity the Shoreditch Town Hall Trust in a move to save it. The 1865 building - unused since 1965 - is on English Heritage's Buildings at Risk Register. Refurbishment will create new offices for hire, while the chamber and committee rooms will be used for functions.
  • TRADA on the Web

    The Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA) is setting up a Web-based knowledge resource, using xdirectory software from ESP. Services will include online 'virtual'consultancy, access to codes and standards, model specification clauses, an engineering software toolbox, a CAD library, CPD tracking, directors'briefings and a directory of TRADA members. The site is due to go online in the middle of this month. To find out more, e-mail jvibert@trada. co. uk
  • Traditional skills belong in modern architecture

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  • TRAFALGAR GETS UNDER WAY

    Work on Foster and Partners' regeneration of London's Trafalgar Square has begun on site. The project - to pedestrianise the northern side of the square - hopes to provide a boost for tourism and an increase in the use of the area on a regular basis. It is scheduled for completion in mid-2003.
  • Tram roots

    Look out for fireworks when Mayor Livingstone goes public on his plans for trams running through central London, following the success of the Croydon Tramlink scheme. Will they be powered from cables above or below ground? Will English Heritage be happy if it is the former? What tram design will be employed? One thing is certain - trams are not an 'if ' but a 'when', and will mark the mayor's transport policy initiative to gear people up for the next mayoral election. Who cares about motorist
  • Transparency

    While the new Building Regulations clearly pose a significant challenge to architects in terms of facade design, in particular the use of glass, they also provide more options in terms of methods for compliance than ever before. The most flexible of these, the carbon emission method, allows almost unlimited scope for exploring the aesthetics of buildings by allowing changes to the standard building materials to be offset against the use of extremely energy-efficient plant.
  • TRANSPORT BOOK FIRST

    The Highways Agency has launched a new book by D Graham Tilly on the conservation, restoration and preservation of England's historic transport structures. Conservation of Bridges is the first publication to be devoted to Best Practice in the protection and conservation of highway, canal, railway, river and pedestrian bridges.
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  • Transport to bear the brunt of London's £67m budget cuts

    Investment in the Crossrail link, Thames river crossings and flagship town centre schemes may be shelved following the decision by the London Assembly to block mayor Ken Livingstone's full budget.
  • Treasury holds up Foster's revamp as sign of PFI success

    A top civil servant has held up Foster and Partners' £490 million refurbishment of the Treasury building in London as an example of how PFI can improve design within the public sector.
  • Treasury 'sits on' CABE PFI report

    The Treasury is withholding a CABE report criticising PFI policy because the government does not want bad publicity about private finance schemes.
  • Trial and error

    technical & practice: From Roman times to Ronan Point, it is a good thing that building designers have risked failure as a means to an end
  • TRIANGULAR BRUSSELS

    A new Chapman Taylor-designed British Council office in Brussels opened last week. The £800,000 refurbishment job is in a triangular building designed by Cerau Architects.
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  • TRIENNIAL EUROPEAN PRIZE

    Messe Frankfurt GmbH, organiser of the Light and Building trade show, has announced a new European prize for architecture and technology. The award is worth 75,000 euros (£48,000) and will be given every three years to freelance architects and engineers working alone or in a team for achievements in the planning, construction and operation of buildings. Call Ingo Schrader on 0049 69 154 0950.
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  • TRUST MAKES FINAL CALL

    The 2003 Civic Trust Awards has made a final call for entries, with the deadline of 27 September fast approaching. Call Helen Brooks on 020 7389 1399 for details.
  • TRUST OPENS CHURCHES

    The Churches Conservation Trust is set to open 204 churches of architectural interest, normally closed to the public, as part of Heritage Open Days 2002 from 13 to 16 September. The trust - set up in 1969 by the government and the Church of England - looks after the 320 churches in England and Wales no longer in use on a regular basis.
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  • Turbulence in the aviation industry makes nonsense of airport plans

    Probably the most potent image in the environmental debate, the one invariably chosen to illustrate features on noise, threats to the countryside, plane crashes or terrorist outrages, is the picture postcard of an 11th-century church overshadowed by the monstrous shape of a Boeing 747 lumbering into the air.
  • Turn on, tune in, chill out

    TECHNICAL & PRACTICE: The next generation of multi-service chilled beams should bring more benefits than just savings in time and money
  • turner prize guys

    People - Snøhetta and Spence is destined to make a major impact on the UK architectural scene with its competition-winning scheme for the Turner Centre in Margate, on course to open in 2004
  • Turning a deaf ear to the sounds of architecture

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  • Turning inside out

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  • Turning PFI into a Perfectly Functioning Inspiration

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  • TV demolitions

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  • Tweaked beard

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  • Twenty years on

    A jolly party at the RIBA to celebrate Peter Davey's 20th anniversary as editor of the Architectural Review . Sir Richard MacCormac said some nice words about the magazine, and it was good to see stalwarts of the Architectural Press from yesteryear including Colin Boyne, Peter Carolin, Bill Slack et al.The event also marked the launch of the excellent ar+d awards on the second floor of the institute, which surely must have a claim to be the best international architectural award now being run
  • Two for the future: City Hall and Eden Project point the way ahead

    It was the French philosopher Gilbert Simondon who best understood the significance of the ephemeral object under conditions of continual change.
  • Two-nil to the Arsenal... now club eyes hat-trick from Byers

    Secretary of state Stephen Byers will decide whether to call in Arsenal FC's £400 million stadium and redevelopment project by today. He is the final obstacle to the scheme following its clearance by London mayor Ken Livingstone last week.
  • Tyne triumph

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  • Tyntesfield's salvation merits real celebration

    As Martin Pawley writes his column questioning the validity of the conservationists' latest cause (AJ 16.5.02), he also provides the obvious answer to his question, while not looking to the future of the building, furniture, collections, parks and gardens.
  • UK CITIES OF CULTURE

    Culture secretary Tessa Jowell was yesterday set to announce a shortlist of between three and six cities for the title 'European City of Culture 2008'. Visit www. ajplus.co. uk for the result.
  • UK CULTURE CLUB

    Twelve UK cities have entered the race to become the UK's choice for European City of Culture in 2008.
  • UK IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED

    The Environment Agency has published a report - Our Urban Future: Putting the environment at the heart of renewal - highlighting poor progress in improvements to the UK's towns and cities. It concludes that much more needs to be done to improve litter, parkland, traffic congestion, the use of resources and measures to counter the threat of flooding.
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  • UNESCO recognition could signal cool down of 'urban regeneration'

    What an adaptable discipline architecture is! Only a couple of years ago, Peckham was its darling, in the forefront of the coming urban renaissance, having been 'turned around' by its distinguished library.But then something went tragically wrong, a boy died and, just like that, Peckham disappeared from the renaissance radar screen. True, it flickered back into life briefly last week with shots of the new low-rise housing that had replaced the Stakhanovite slab blocks where the boy died, but
  • 'Unfair' Will Alsop does me an injustice

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  • University forces inquiry as lab is rejected over safety

    Cambridge University is fighting to save its plans for a controversial primate research centre in the face of massive resistance. The university has forced a public inquiry after planners turned down the scheme on safety grounds.
  • University of life

    aj building study Jestico + Whiles' design of the Michael Young Building at the Open University focuses on the social and educational needs of the university's business school while, undemonstratively, making a real contribution to sustainability
  • Unmanaged

    One for the diary: 'This house believes that interior designers and architects should not manage their own projects.' I am shocked to see this motion being proposed by my old editor Stephen Greenberg, at a debate hosted by the National Association of Shopfitters (Design Events, tel 020 7247 6116). On second thoughts, I realise Stephen is just having a laugh!
  • Unseemly wrangles in the world of adjudication schemes

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  • Up, up and away

    The new series of Big Brother , the Channel 4 reality game in which a group of young people become progressively more irritating but fewer in number, is to include a key architectural feature for the first time: a staircase. The house for the new series is now complete, according to the scurrilous website Popbitch.'It's pretty similar to before, except there is a big staircase under which is the diary room, ' says a contributor to the gossip site.
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  • UPGRADE FOR ARTS BUILDING

    Levitt Bernstein has won a competition for the upgrade and extension of the Artsadmin building in London's East End for the arts agency. The scheme will increase and develop the rehearsal studio space, while a rooftop dance space and ground floor cafeteria will also be built.
  • uPVC discoloration - the search for a remedy

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  • Urban attitude

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  • Urban blueprints

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  • URBAN DESIGN FIRST

    The Urban Design Group North West will hold its first two-day conference in Liverpool at the end of the summer at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, next to the Royal Liver Building. The conference, themed 'Creating Successful 21st Century Cities', will be held on 3-4 September. For further details call 0151 236 6605.
  • Urban Design Week kicks off with community manifesto

    The Urban Design Alliance (UDAL) has revealed a five-point Manifesto for Better Communities, to mark the start of Urban Design Week.
  • Urban dilemmas

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  • Urban Future Organisation

    London-based Urban Future Organisation, in collaboration with Centola & Associates has won a competition to design the Museum of Contemporary Art in Castelmola, Italy. The proposal redefines the slope of the hillside and functions as a series of cascading sections guided by the contours of the site.The flexible design allows for the different sections to be added or removed over time.
  • URBAN HOUSEPLAN WINNER

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  • Urban masterstroke

    Government proposals for housing development zones mean the role of the masterplanner is set for a renaissance
  • URBAN SPLASH COMPETITION

    Manchester-based developer Urban Splash has launched an international design competition for a strategic framework plan for a 7ha site on the Walsall canalside, the Walsall Waterfront. The project - developed with regional development agency Advantage West Midlands and Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council - will form part of the widespread development of the area.
  • Urban Squares and The Netherlands in Focus Callwey/Birkhäuser,2002. Each 128pp. £22.50

    Though few people are likely to throw away their copies of the landscape quarterly Topos , its pages are now being recycled according to theme, with 15-20 projects in each volume. Urban Squares collects European examples published in the journal since 1993, including Patel Taylor and EDAW's recent Royal Victoria Square in London's Docklands. In The Netherlands in Focus, MVRDV's Winy Maas makes the case for 'light urbanisation'as an antidote to 'planned mediocrity', and Adriaan Geuze and West
  • URBAN STREET LIFE

    This year's Urban Design Week is on the theme 'Street Life' and will run from 16 to 22 September.
  • Urbanists demand 'radical' summit

    A coalition of movers and shakers from the world of architecture, planning and urban renewal has challenged today's Urban Summit in Birmingham to commit to a revolutionary regeneration agenda.
  • USFIRM BUYS HLM DESIGN

    HLM Design (UK) has been acquired by a US practice - of the same name. The practices will become HLM Design inc.
  • Ushida Findlay flies flag for Hastings with UK first

    Ushida Findlay's £3 million project for a new visitor centre and mixed-use development on the seafront at Hastings is the flagship project in the £400 million regeneration of the area.
  • Ushida Findlay wins green light for £10m country house

    Ushida Findlay Architects has won detailed planning permission for its '21st-century vision for modern country living' in the form of a land-hugging house. Grafton New Hall in Cheshire will cost about £10 million and feature four sandstone-clad fingers (pictured) which form the building's wings, said project architect Peter Maxwell. The twostorey house will include family and visitor wings; a culture wing with art gallery and 20-seat cinema; and a leisure wing with sauna, gym and a large
  • UTOPIAS IN AUSTRIA

    Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher are to curate an exhibition at the Austrian cultural festival Steirischer Herbst Graz 2003, from 25 October to 2 March. 'Latent Utopias'will focus on 'experiments with radically new concepts of space'.Call 0043 316 81 60 70.
  • V&A director Jones fights RIBA drawings move

    Victoria and Albert Museum director Mark Jones has acted to scotch any possibility of the RIBA drawings collection relocating to an alternative home. The move follows the revelation in the AJ last week that a number of key architects support a reassessment of the decision to shift the collection to the V&A, and turn to the Royal Academy instead.
  • Vatican to address issue of Antonio Gaudí's sainthood

    Architects have welcomed the Vatican's move to make Antonio Gaudí a saint, two years after it gave the go-ahead for an investigation into the possibility.
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  • Venice Biennale projects shortlist unveiled

    The AJ can this week reveal the shortlisted schemes for the 8th Venice Biennale of Architecture competition, writes Steven Palmer.
  • VIÑOLY'S VIRGINIA VICTORY

    Rafael Viñoly Architects is to design the Janelia Farm research campus in Loudoun County, Virginia for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The facility will provide a centre for creating and disseminating research facilities for biomedicine in the 21st century. The institute expects to spend in the region of US$500 million to construct and operate the campus in the next decade.
  • View from NZ: England losing the picturesque

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  • 'Views will be ruined, ' warns GLA at mayor's high-rise plans

    The Greater London Assembly has had a dust-up with its mayor Ken Livingstone over tall buildings and his leadership style, within a week of a new report supporting skyscrapers in the capital.
  • Village hall fresh from the farm

    In rural England, the village hall tends to be the traditional focus of community life. The picturesque stone village of Arkholme, in the Lune valley, north Lancashire, commissioned a new hall from Mason Gillibrand Architects. Replacing an older, inadequate hall, it will now accommodate a wider range of activities - from toddler group to computer classes.
  • Virtual winner on the Danube

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  • Visitor centre fit for a king

    Timber frame and softwood cladding have been used on the new visitor centre at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, the burial ground of the seventh-century kings of East Anglia. Architect van Heyningen and Haward designed the two buildings, one to house the exhibition and audio-visual theatre and the other as a reception area with cafe, kitchens and shop. The exhibition contains the reconstruction of a burial ship, a treasury room where some of the original finds are on display, and a film viewing room.
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  • vital statistics

    Britain's network of canals is returning to its former glory. The revamped network has recouped a record income of £224 million for reinvestment in further improvements, an increase of 14 per cent on last year, says a report from British Waterways.
  • vital statistics

    The chancellor's Comprehensive Spending Review (AJ 18.7.02) will be good for the UK, according to a poll of voters.Some 46 per cent said it would either be 'very good'or 'reasonably good', while only 27 per cent think it will be bad.
  • vital statistics

    Researchers and scientists at the Natural History Museum moved 22 million different fish specimens out of storage and into the new HOK International-designed Darwin Centre, which has just been completed.
  • vital statistics

    Building tender prices are set to jump by 2.8 per cent in the next 12 months, according to forecasts by the consultancy firm E C Harris.
  • vital statistics

    In 2001, British construction companies secured overseas contracts worth £4.7 billion, compared with only £3.9 billion in 2000, according to the DTI. Africa saw the biggest increase, while the US took the lion's share with 40 per cent.
  • vital statistics

    Ellis Williams Architects' Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts in Gateshead, transformed from the old Baltic Flour Mill, attracted 100,000 visitors in its first two weeks of opening to the public.
  • vital statistics

    MacCormac Jamieson Prichard's flagship project for the BBC's Broadcasting House in central London (AJ 25.7.02) will have a record 30,000km of cabling installed.
  • vital statistics

    The GLA estimates that 3.6 million square metres of commercial property is under construction across London, with at least 2.7 million square metres of offices and small workshops being built this year.
  • vital statistics

    Gordon Brown's spending on infrastructure, hospitals, schools and social housing is compensating for the diminishing number of new private contracts for offices and factories, according to a RICS survey. Overall construction workloads rose at a slower rate in the third quarter. Growth in social housing slowed but remained positive.
  • vital statistics

    Only 37 per cent of the British public feel cultural events are for them, says research for the Cardiff 2008 City of Culture campaign team. Nearly half of those polled by MORI said cultural events are aimed at the middle and upper classes.
  • vital statistics

    Skinflint bosses have failed to pay employees a total of £10 million owed to them since the introduction of the National Minimum Wage - by paying less than the legal limit.
  • vital statistics

    ln the UK, 22 per cent of the male working population works more than 48 hours each week, compared with the European Union average of 11 per cent, the DTI has reported.
  • vital statistics

    Some 85 per cent of the general public believes the standard of local buildings and public spaces improves the way of life in their area, according to the CABE Streets of Shame survey.The same proportion feels their mood is dependent on the built environment near their home.
  • vital statistics

    A staggering 380 pubs have closed down in London in the past two years as a result of the surge in the capital's property prices, according to research carried out by the Campaign for Real Ale.
  • vital statistics

    Just over half of all small business owners in the UK believe that the introduction of a Livingstone-style congestion charge would be bad for business, while only 21 per cent are in support, according to service firm Office World.
  • vital statistics

    More than half the 1,500 free bicycles provided by Vienna's city council to combat traffic congestion have been stolen.The bikes, made available at stands around the city, cost £1.3 million.Users inserted two euros (£1.25) into a slot machine and the money was refunded on the bike's return.
  • vital statistics

    Only one of the two giant 1,500-year-old Bamiyan Buddhas blown up by the Taliban in Afghanistan last year is to be rebuilt, says the Kabul Times.
  • vital statistics

    Britons live in properties that are on average 12 per cent smaller than Spaniards' homes,14 per cent smaller than Germans'and 16 per cent smaller than those of the French, according to new research carried out by the Centre for Economics and Business Research for the Bradford and Bingley Building Society.
  • vital statistics

    Some 331,000 people worked in the City in 2000, according to London's 'Tall Buildings and Sustainability' report.While there are 10,000 parking spaces,90 per cent of staff used public transport.
  • vital statistics

    Cabinet die-hard Stephen Byers received the lowest approval rating of any minister in a poll commissioned by the Daily Telegraph. Only six per cent of respondents considered Byers to be doing a 'good job'.
  • vital statistics

    Some 57 per cent of people want more bus lanes and less car spaces in town centres, says a Mori poll of 1,725 people in England.Some 26 per cent of car users would use better bus services and 40 per cent felt park-'n'-ride schemes were the best trafficeasing method.
  • vital statistics

    The Institute of Civil Engineers has announced that the backlog of maintenance work on British roads is increasing and it will take £7.5bn to put it right.
  • vital statistics

    The government's £250 million 'starter homes initiative'has helped 10,000 key workers purchase homes within 'reasonable distance' of their work, according to the Department for Local Government, Transport and the Regions lRobert Adam, from the Popular Housing Group, told the RIBA conference last week that he believes employing an architect on a housing project adds to the cost of a development by the equivalent of a 15 per cent increase in land value.
  • vital statistics

    The UK construction industry is expected to grow by 3.7 per cent in 2002, continuing at 3.8 per cent in 2003 with the increase slowing to 2.9 per cent in 2004, according to Construction Products Association forecasts.
  • vital statistics

    lHouse prices in Thames Ditton, Surrey, have risen 206 per cent over the last decade, says the Halifax. The average increase was 75 per cent.
  • vital statistics

    Traffic jams and laterunning trains cost British business £1.9 billion a year, according to a Barclaycard survey. It revealed that people spend on average 5.7 hours a month sitting in tailbacks or waiting for delayed trains.
  • vital statistics

    Some 27 per cent of Britons consider a bungalow to be the ideal home.The survey by the Alliance and Leicester also revealed that the next most sought-after home is the starter home (16 per cent) followed by the farmhouse (10 per cent).
  • vital statistics

    The Nationwide Building Society has revised its forecast for house price increases this year from 6 per cent to 10 per cent, after finding the price of an average home had risen by 0.9 per cent last month - double the expected figure.
  • vital statistics

    Applicants from ethnic minorities are more likely to be accepted onto architecture courses, a CABE study has found.While white students have a 60% probability of being accepted, those from ethnic minorities have a 75% chance. The study also found a high drop out rate of ethnic minority students during Part 3.While they make up 9% of those entering Parts 1 and 2, they only constitute 4% of those who complete Part 3.
  • vital statistics

    The original £40 million estimate for the Scottish Parliament building has risen to £266 million, according to The Economist, which says EU rules forbid specifying local materials because it gives the suppliers an unfair advantage over those from other EU countries.
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    A third of US architectural practices will increase staffing levels in 2002, according to a report from the American Institute of Architects.
  • vital statistics

    Some 144,000 planning applications were lodged with planners in the third quarter of 2001.This was a five per cent increase on the same period in 2000.
  • vital statistics

    The latest government figures show that increases in average earnings slowed last autumn.The figure dropped to 3.9 per cent from 4.4 per cent.Earlier in the year the increases had averaged 4.5 per cent - a 'comfort level', according to the Bank of England.
  • vital statistics

    The average price of buying a house in London climbed by 0.1 per cent in January. The number of sales agreed also went up by 4 per cent, showing further strength in the economy.
  • vital statistics

    The number of visitors to the V&A is set to increase by 20 per cent in the current financial year - taking visitor numbers to more than 1.63 million. As a result of the surge, the DCMS and the V&A have upped visitor targets for next year to 1.65 million.
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  • Vote George: effective chairman for events

    Having just attended the very successful RIBA conference in Plymouth, it was realised how important it was that our president is able to chair an informative debate communicating to a wider audience and not just to mere architects.
  • Waddesdon Manor: The Heritage of a Rothschild House

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  • WALTHAMSTOW REVAMP

    BDP has submitted plans to the London Borough of Waltham Forest for the £1.3 million regeneration of Walthamstow town square and gardens. The project - part of a £50 million redevelopment of the area - will upgrade and redesign the thoroughfare between the station and the main retail area.
  • Wandsworth challenges Byers in Tesco store dispute

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  • Wannabes conspicuous by their absence

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  • Wanted: one more 'grace' for Liverpool waterfront

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  • WAREHOUSE GO-AHEAD

    The Tooley & Foster Partnership has won planning permission for a £6.8 million office and warehouse development in Dagenham, Essex, for building supplier Nicholls and Clarke. Work on the building - which will act as the firm's national head office - will begin on site in the autumn.
  • Watch out - longevity is no longer the key to promoting a profession

    One sure sign of hard times is the appearance of huge advertisements for luxury goods. Jewellery, expensive clothes and houses vie with exotic cars and watches. Already Porsche is the most profitable motor manufacturer in the world, and Ferrari the only non-ailing branch of the Fiat Empire. As for watches, everything about them is strange. While posh cars are a love match and expensive houses are bought because of where they are, costly watches lead a bizarrely cosseted life of their own.
  • Watch this space: BBC follows Bauman Lyons' bus stops plan

    The BBC is planning a design competition to create bus stops that will get commuters talking and having fun. The brief will be to create a dozen bus stops across central Manchester that will either trigger social interaction or 'persuade people to play'.
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  • Wave of the future

    MetalWorks Major Structures - An extension to Frankfurt's exhibition hall showcases an innovative folded roof structure
  • We are ill-served by myopic, jaundiced powers-that-be

    I am sitting on an Air New Zealand flight bound for Los Angeles. I boarded this flight in Sydney, Australia. When I reach Los Angeles, I will immediately travel on to Toronto. This brief trip around the world is what could be called the Empire tour.
  • We have lift off

    Kone and Otis are two of the most famous names in lift technology. Here we compare their latest developments
  • We have lift-off: architects to reach for the stars in Texas

    The first ever symposium on space architecture is to take place in Houston, Texas. The pioneering event runs from 10-19 October as part of the World Space Congress 2002, billed as the largest ever international space conference.
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  • We need a Royal Society of Art with a real sense of purpose

    The Royal Society of Arts will celebrate 250 years of existence in 2004. For a quarter of a Millennium it has promoted a search for answers to questions related to the furtherance of arts, commerce and manufacturing.
  • Wear getting there

    technical & practice Sunderland's light rail link has just opened with eight new stations. What role does design play in the travel experience?
  • Weathering the storm

    When it comes to the weather, architects need to recognise that contractors often have a case for extensions of time
  • Weighing up the benefits

    The clamour for environmentally friendly building materials has seen demand for timber cladding increase.However, in order to get the right product, it is important to consider the specific needs of each project
  • Weighty papers

    Do you know which Standard Form of Agreement (SFA) clauses best describe the services that you will provide?
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  • Well done Ash Sakula - but we 'won' too!

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  • Well reviewed

    I spy no less a person than Ted Cullinan in the portals of the Reform Club - wearing a tie! This unusual event took place at a dinner for the CABE design review committee, where I am told Ted (an invited guest) gave typically astute and witty after-dinner thoughts on continuity and change. The gathering seemed to enjoy asparagus, lamb and syllabub and excellent-value Reform Club wines. Perhaps this too will become an annual event.
  • WELSH AWARDS CALL

    The Royal Society of Architects in Wales is calling for entries to its Welsh Housing Design Awards.The deadline for the Welsh Assemblybacked scheme is 30 September.
  • WELSH RETHINKING AGENDA

    The Rethinking Construction Centre for Wales is to hold its annual conference at Cardiff 's Millennium Stadium on 2 October. The event, to be chaired by ARB board member Alan Crane, will attempt to put the business case for the Rethinking Construction agenda.
  • Welsh rocked by new Rogers row

    The future of Welsh finance minister Edwina Hart was uncertain this week following accusations from Richard Rogers Partnership that she misled the assembly over the outcome of a legal dispute about unpaid fees. Hart and RRP have offered conflicting reports of the legal adjudication finding, which the finance minister finally made available to disgruntled assembly members on Friday.
  • WELSH WIN HERITAGE CASH

    The Welsh Assembly has awarded grants totalling more than £200,000 for the restoration of historic buildings. Welsh Assembly member for the environment Sue Essex announced money for buildings such as St Mary's Church in Brecon and the Dylan Thomas Writing Shed in Laugharne.
  • Wembley deal to kick-start stadium construction phase

    Work has finally begun on HOK Sport+ Venue+Event and Foster and Partners' £757 million Wembley Stadium, marking an end to the shambles surrounding the project.
  • WEMBLEY GETS GO-AHEAD

    Foster and Partners and HOK Sport+Event+Venue's £750 million Wembley stadium has finally got the green light. The FA and German-backer Westdeutsche Landesbank have finalised an agreement that satisfies the government, Sport England and other investors.Demolition of the old stadium is expected to start soon with completion scheduled for 2006.
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  • WEMBLEY SAGA DRAGS ON

    The Football Association has signalled that it wants to build a new national stadium at Wembley rather than Birmingham or Coventry. The scheme has been scaled down - as reported in the AJ (11.10.01) - to omit the proposed hotel, office accommodation and visitor attraction. However, problems have already set in.A report by Rodney Walker, chairman of Wembley National Stadium Ltd, was critical of the way contracts have been awarded. The National Audit Office will look into how public money has b
  • Wembley worries

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  • We're caught in a trap

    Selwyn Goldsmith (AJ 7.3.02) admits to being a tall man with a preference for a significantly higher wash basin rim height (950 mm) than the rest of us. He was disappointed to discover that the hotel he had booked into offered a choice of rooms with a lower wash basin height to suit the needs of wheelchair users, instead of meeting his needs.
  • 'We're not estate agents and we don't like experts'

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  • WEST 8 WINS GREEN PRIZE

    The Harvard Design School has awarded the seventh Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design to Adriaan Geuze's West 8 Landscape Architects for its BorneoSporenburg housing scheme in Amsterdam.
  • West India Quay masterplan, E14

    The context at West India Quay is striking: Canary Wharf lies immediately to the south, while the line of Grade I-listed warehouses lining the quayside is the most important surviving monument of London's historic docklands. (The warehouses have been converted to residential use, with bars and restaurants at ground level. ) The brief to Squire and Partners, as masterplanner for the area, was to reinforce the identity of West India Quay as a residential and leisure quarter serving the wider lo
  • WEST WADDY'S ISLAND PLANS

    Architect and planning consultant West Waddy ADP has won planning permission for its £1.6 million scheme for the redevelopment of the boatyard and chandlery at Nag's Head Island on the River Thames in Oxfordshire.
  • Westbourne Studios

    Ken Livingstone is to open Westbourne Studios in west London on 30 October.The project, designed by Nicholas and Simon Kirkham (see page 21), sits either side of the Westway dual carriageway and includes 100 studios for small businesses ranged around an atrium with a bar/restaurant that uses the road as its ceiling.
  • Westminster and Magna in awards reversal of fortunes

    Wilkinson Eyre's Magna has failed to impress the judges of this year's Civic Trust Awards announced today. The Stirling Prize winner was placed in the trust's third-place 'commendation' category.
  • WESTMINSTER GUIDANCE

    Westminster City Council has launched a new guidance on planning regulations and architecture within the council's boundaries.
  • Westminster planning logjam as council strike escalates

    Westminster's planning department was in chaos this week as planning officers joined in the borough's indefinite strike action.
  • Westminster to reject 'bulky' Robert Adam Piccadilly offices

    Westminster council is set to refuse permission for a Robert Adam Architects-designed scheme beside the former Simpsons department store on Piccadilly.Officers have concluded that the quality of the grand Classical office-led scheme does not justify demolition of the three buildings that currently occupy the site. They are urging councillors, who will consider the proposals at a committee meeting tonight, to demand a reworking of the plans.
  • Westminster warns London's urban renewal 'on the brink'

    Westminster has warned that large-scale regeneration projects, such as Lifschutz Davidson's recently completed Hungerford Bridge (AJ 26.9.02), may not be possible in the future if resources continue to pour out of the capital.
  • WESTMINSTER'S 106 DEMAND

    Westminster City Council has responded to the draft London Plan with a demand that the target figure for Section 106 agreements be cut from 50 per cent social housing to 30 per cent.
  • What exactly is the point of Will Alsop?

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  • What the butler wore - new museum required?

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  • What you see

    Paper architecture has always had its fascination. After all, if architecture is about ideas (or, as Ruskin claimed, about painting and sculpture), does it matter if the building is ever, you know, built? Speculations about the nature of architecture abound in a book edited by teacher and writer Kester Rattenbury, published by Routledge. An unusual and stimulating series of essays, well illustrated, look set to guarantee her a long round of invitations to lecture. Check it out.
  • What's an architect's duty when it comes to inspections on site?

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  • WHAT'S HAPPENING?

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  • What's hot in Bentley's world?

    The annual Bentley International User Conference in Atlanta highlighted MicroStation's forthcoming release, V8.1
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  • What's next

    Perhaps surprisingly, the conference reaches conclusions, albeit it of a 'further investigation needed' type. Ably chaired by Wendy Potts of Portsmouth, the heads narrow down future investigations to four areas: the future funding of studies, particularly in the light of Part 2 debts run up by students; the unexploited job opportunities for architects in other related construction and planning fields; formation of a 'select committee' on research which would seek evidence prior to attempting
  • Wheels in motion

    MetalWorks Transport
  • When getting an apology is more important than receiving cash

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  • When in Rome...

    Try and think of the five most famous places in Europe and Saint Peter's in Rome is likely to be on the list. The historical associations are manifold - the basilica itself, the Pope, the Vatican city, all set within a city packed with Roman remains. It is therefore both surprising and exciting to see a piece of unassuming, but confident, contemporary design inserted in the heart of Roman Catholicism. The building, only 300m from the basilica, is a railway station, built as the terminus for a
  • When opportunity comes knocking, a tide of untrained opinion floods in

    News that the United States Office of Homeland Security (the Federal body established in the wake of 11 September), has been inundated by so many security ideas that their inventors are having to wait five weeks just for an acknowledgement, has prompted interest in the fate of ideas in the hands of governments for the first time since the end of the Cold War. In America, the Pentagon, too, has had to take on extra staff to help evaluate 12,000 ways to defeat terrorism sent in by the American
  • Where do architects stand when it comes to duty of care?

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  • WHERE NOT TO SPEND TIME

    BBC Radio 4 has unveiled the results of an online poll to find the worst places to spend leisure time in Britain. Top of the list came the M25 motorway, but not far behind was the Richard Rogers Partnership's £750 million Millennium Dome. Other buildings on the list included Heathrow Airport in fourth place, New Street Railway Station in Birmingham in fifth and the Arndale Centre in Manchester in sixth.
  • Where was the female 50:50 perspective?

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  • Where's the civic pride this city used to have?

    Letters
  • Whip hand

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  • Whirlwind walls

    A house under construction in Cornwall, designed by architect de Rijke Marsh Morgan, is the first UK project to make use of Steko, an innovative wall system that will advance the use of engineered timber The past few years have seen a revival of interest in timber as a 'green' structural option, yet its use as an engineered material here in the UK has been slow to materialise.
  • Whispering Graz

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  • WHITBY CENTRE OPENS

    Stanton Williams' new visitor centre for English Heritage at Whitby Abbey officially opened on Saturday. The centre sits within the shell of a 17th century building, Cholmley's House, sited alongside the medieval abbey. The opening, by the Archbishop of York, marks the completion of the £5.7 million Whitby Abbey Headland Project.
  • WHITBY CENTRE UNVEILED

    English Heritage will open its Stanton Williams-designed visitor centre in Whitby, North Yorkshire, at Easter. The £5.6 million restoration project is in the ruins of the medieval Whitby Abbey. It marks the completion of the Whitby Abbey Headland Project and the restoration of the rare 17th century cobbled garden courts and abbey.
  • Whiteladies Cinema - the full story

    Letters
  • Whiter shade

    This column is not in the habit of lifting material from other publications, having no need to do so. However, a longrunning story in the Sunday Telegraph has taken on such significance for architects, especially those involved with refurbishment and remedial small works that, in this instance, I pass it on. The story, more accurately described as a scandal, has been monitored by Christopher Booker in the Sunday Telegraph.It concerns the forthcoming EC directive on the treatment of asbestos i
  • Who goes?

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  • Who needs use classes?

    Planners shouldn't have to consider issues other than planning. Why do they need to control changes of use?
  • Who will take the blame when the cracks begin to show?

    legal matters
  • Why Annette Fisher will be getting my vote

    Letters
  • Why Architecture Matters

    REVIEW
  • Why football is a funny old game

    jobspot
  • Why Foster is fair game for the critics

    Is Lord Foster treated with too much reverence by the architectural press?
  • Why is the UK hell-bent on pushing out students so fast?

    What a joy to wake up to a man on the radio talking about the importance of creative uncertainty, doubt and mystery. He was discussing these qualities in relationship to education, but to me, as I lay in my bed, I was more fascinated by the reference of the words to life in general and architecture in particular.
  • Why there's no place like home when it comes to making money

    Long ago, a little-known commentator put his finger on the heart of our housing problem. If we go on like this, he wrote (in the mid-1980s, when by 21st-century standards we barely knew what to 'go on like this' meant), houses would end up earning more money than the people living in them.
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  • Wilford stars in American dream double

    NEWS: Michael Wilford has unveiled two new schemes - both in the US - designed by his new practice, Michael Wilford Architects, in collaboration with young UK practice MUMA
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  • Wilkinson Eyre

    Wilkinson Eyre has submitted a planning application for this £12 million redevelopment of City and Islington College's site on Camden Road in north London. The scheme involves the construction of a new 2,500m 2four-storey block as well as the upgrading of the existing 1960s college buildings to house the Centre for Vocational Studies.The new block comprises two floors of studios above a glazed double-height entrance hall and refectory, which faces Holloway Road. Along the existing facade
  • Wilkinson Eyre Architects

    Exeter's medieval heart is to have a £50 million mixed-used scheme overlooked by the cathedral, after the city council approved designs by three architects. A four-storey glass drum of shops by Wilkinson Eyre Architects will form part of the 53,000m 2scheme. Chapman Taylor is coordinating work on the Princesshay post-war shopping precinct and is designing 40 flats and 70 shops. And Panter Hudspith Architects is working on civic spaces, refurbishments and new shops.
  • Wilkinson Eyre shines in UK lighting awards

    Lottery projects and Wilkinson Eyre Architects have dominated the 2002 Lighting Design Awards, backed by AJ publisher Emap.
  • Will Alsop - shome mishtake, shurely?

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  • Will Alsop on 'the works of Gordon Bennett'

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  • Will there be a flood of claims after a claim on floods?

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  • William Russell

    British architect William Russell has collaborated with fashion designer Alexander McQueen to produce his New York flagship store. The scheme, which aims to create 'a softly lit organic space', avoids the use of straight lines, with each area of the store 'merging' into the next.
  • WIMBLEDON FC ON MOVE

    Wimbledon Football Club has won permission for its controversial plan to relocate to Milton Keynes, to a new stadium designed by HOK Sport.The club aims to move from its current ground-share with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park to the new 28,000-seat stadium in 2005, having looked at other options in its former home borough of Merton and around south London. But the club's fans are continuing to stage a major protest at the move.
  • Window on the future

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  • Windows excel

    Foster and Partners' recent refurbishment of the British Library of Political and Economic Science for the London School of Economics includes a huge top-lit atrium, capped by a gigantic opening glazed unit.
  • Winning ways

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  • Winning ways

    It is not often that architecture or architects make the tabloid press. So it was with delight that I noticed that the News of the World had a small featurette last weekend following the correction of the wobble on THAT bridge.
  • Wired up

    Talking of Frank Gehry, I notice the Great Man's thoughts on technology, of which he is assumed to be a master, in the current issue of Ta te magazine: 'I don't know how to use the computer myself; I'm computer illiterate. I can use a cell phone now - I'm very proud, I know how to dial it and stuff, but the VCR, I don't know how to do that yet'. Hope for us all.
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  • WOMEN'S LAUNCH PARTY

    The National Association of Women in Construction is to host a party on 1 October at Centrepoint in London.The organisation - started in July - has attracted 100 members and is preparing a mentoring programme for newcomers.
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  • Wordsearch to host MIPIM after-hours networking club

    Wordsearch, the design and marketing consultancy for architecture and property, is once again co-hosting an after-hours networking club at this year's MIPIM international property fair in Cannes.
  • WORK IN PROGRESS

    Here we highlight a selection of residential, public and commercial, and education projects that are either at the design stage or currently on site. The projects chosen illustrate the diversity and energy of contemporary British architects
  • Work of art

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  • WORK TO BEGIN ON WEMBLEY

    Work on Foster and Partners' new £710 million Wembley Stadium will begin on site in September, it was claimed last week. The announcement by Wembley National Stadium Limited came after a report by the select committee for culture, media and sport criticising the way the entire saga had been handled.
  • 'WORK TOGETHER, 'SAYS CABE

    CABE is urging English Heritage and London mayor Ken Livingstone to sort out their differences and work together.
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    Southampton Magistrates Courts Hampshire County Council
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    Woolfson Medical Building, University of Glasgow Reiach and Hall Architects
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    Church of Christ the Saviour, Ealing, London PCKO Architects
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    A timber roof structure with a glazed lantern
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    Haberdashers' Hall, Smithfield, London Michael Hopkins and Partners
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    Weald & Downland Open Air Museum Edward Cullinan Architects
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    Painshill Park visitor centre Feilden Clegg Bradley
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    17 Kings Hill Avenue, Kent Richard Partington Architects
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    The Deep, Hull Terry Farrell & Partners A four-storey aquarium building with sloping walls
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    Stirling Tolbooth Arts Centre A seven-storey original building with new foyer, staircase and lift - Richard Murphy Architects
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    Arup Associates Arup Campus, Solihull - A glazed facade and a roof pod for light and ventilation
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    Whitby Abbey visitor centre Stanton Williams
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    Manor Farm, Haddenham, Buckinghamshire Proctor Matthews
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    Plant Science Center Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners
  • working details - A facade of self-supporting precast panels

    Merrill Lynch HQ, City of London Swanke Hayden Connell Architects
  • Working details - A frameless glass cube with a stone sill

    Working details : House for an artist, Roche Court Munkenbeck + Marshall
  • working details - One Knightsbridge Green Hurley, Robertson and Associates

    A glazed bay shopfront with terracotta cladding
  • working details Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts, Gateshead Ellis Williams Architects

    A steel structure supported by steel forked supports
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    A corporate meeting room clad with oak battens
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  • WORKSPACE PRIZE SHORTLIST

    Snell Associates, McDowell + Benedetti, Chance De Silva, McKeown Alexander Architects and Kengo Kuma & Associates have all been shortlisted for the RIBAorganised Managed Workspace Competition in Stokesley, North Yorkshire.
  • WOT, NO WOBBLE?

    Foster and Partners' Millennium Bridge is to finally reopen to the public tomorrow after the successful completion of remedial work to remove its wobble. The opening will take place without celebration at 10am. Engineer Arup will hold a private concert on 6 March to thank those involved with the bridge, which will feature a specially composed piece of music by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.
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  • Wraps come off £5m RIBA and V&A architecture gallery

    The RIBA and the Victoria and Albert Museum will unveil Gareth Hoskins Architects' designs for the V&A architecture gallery this week.
  • Wright stuff

    Taliesin, Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture school, is still going strong 43 years after his death. But the New York Times says there is student unrest over new codes governing the design of shelters, requiring use of previous foundations and portable materials. Last year a 5m shelter used 850 green plastic milk crates.
  • WS Atkins scoops 'world's best new building' accolade

    WS Atkins has won an award for 'the best new building in the world' for its seven-star Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai.
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  • Wycoller Hall barn Hakes Associates

    A display wall and kiosk on a raised timber deck
  • YOKOHAMA PORT LECTURE

    Foreign Office Architects are to present a lecture about their work to coincide with the unveiling of the practice's biggest project so far, the Yokohama International Port Terminal in Japan.The lecture takes place at the Tate Modern on 28 June and tickets, priced at £6 or £3 for concessions, are available on 020 7887 8888.
  • YORKSHIRE GOES GREEN

    Regional development agency Yorkshire Forward is set to host a major conference on 21 November.Sustainable Development - The Way Ahead for Yorkshire and Humber will follow up the conclusions of the Johannesburg Earth Summit and will look at how its findings can be implemented on a local level.For further information on the conference, contact events@ yorkshire-forward. com or telephone Jennifer Bone on 0113 3949711.
  • YORKSHIRE LOOKS FORWARD

    Regeneration agency Yorkshire Forward revealed the vision for its six Renaissance Towns at a conference in Scarborough last weekend. The event saw the public unveiling of Alsop Architects' plans for Barnsley (AJ 18.4.02), along with those for Doncaster, Huddersfield, Scarborough, Wakefield and the north-east Lincolnshire conurbation of Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Immingham.
  • You are the weakest deeplink. . . goodbye!

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  • You could make a career out of building absolutely nothing at all

    In America you compete by building; in Britain you compete to build. That used to be the big difference between the two countries in the old days when British architects and planners were invited to lecture the Americans on public housing and New Towns. Now it is even worse, what with CABE and Health and Safety on the UK side, and the lecturing trend going into reverse. If you are pretending to be designing an airport for the next 10 years, the best thing you can do is to get yourself swamped
  • You don't need to have signed on the dotted line to have a contract

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  • You get your 400 words and that's your lot

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  • You'll be quaking in your boots at those monsters

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  • You'll never learn anything of value from these infernal lists

    My editor threw down the gauntlet to me in her editorial (AJ 21.3.02) as, yet again, we had to endure the AJ100 in all its full analysis. Of course, I think we all understand that the firms on the list are not ranked by quality or imagination which leads me to my question: why do it?
  • YOUNG VIC AUDITIONS FOUR

    London's Young Vic has shortlisted four architects for a £6 million rebuild of its William Howelldesigned theatre. They are Adjaye Associates, Marks Barfield Architects, Tim Ronalds Architects and Haworth Tompkins. A winner will be chosen in May.
  • Zaha Hadid Architects

    Zaha Hadid Architects has won an international competition to design this 40,000m 2Central Building for BMW's new Leipzig plant. The building contains office space flanked by production sites so that semi-finished cars 'float by'on conveyor belts . The internal organisation is 'transparent and flexible', with a generous lobby and courtyards to allow views and bring in daylight.
  • Zaha Hadid Architects

    Zaha Hadid Architects has won a commission to design the temporary Guggenheim Museum in Tokyo.The 116m 2structure will be a 10-year project on Odasiba Island. Hadid beat off competition from Shigeru Ban and 2001's RIBA Royal Gold Medal winner Jean Nouvel to secure the project. The design proposal offers a large single space wrapped in a snakeskin-like envelope.The primary cladding material will be large, brightly coloured ceramic tiles.These will be interspersed with light boxes and photovolt
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