Issue : 4 December 2003
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Trading agency triggers fee crisisSubscription
The Office of Fair Trading has forced the RIBA to shelve its Recommended Fees Guidance, a move that observers have warned will slash incomes for small practices.
Humanitarian group in cash callSubscription
Architects are being asked to mark last Monday's World AIDS Day by helping to ease the growing humanitarian crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Turner Prize nominee Jake Chapman has commissioned Waugh Thistleton to convert this former brethren meeting hall in his home town into a 'baronial stately home'.
Political heavyweight Chris Smith MP has given a further boost to the AJ's country house campaign by joining the band of parliamentarians fighting the proposed changes.
Northern Ireland plans CABE-style championSubscription
Northern Ireland is set to gain its own CABE-style design watchdog, which could be up and running within two years.
The jury in the international competition to design the new Pompidou Centre in Metz in eastern France has selected Philip Gumuchdjian Architects as the winner, together with Shigeru Ban and Jean De Gastines. The winning entry saw off five other shortlisted practices - Herzog & de Meuron, Dominic Perrault, Foreign Office Architects, Maupin and Nox Architects.
ALSOP CENTRES ON HARROWSubscription
The London Borough of Harrow has appointed Alsop Architects to masterplan a new mixed-use development in Harrow town centre.The 4ha site is centrepiece to a new regeneration scheme focusing on a new rail and bus terminal.
SALTIRE SEES THE LIGHTSubscription
The winners of this year's Saltire Housing Awards will be announced this evening (Thursday) at the Lighthouse architecture centre.This year's eight winners were schemes by Vernon Monaghan Architects, Page and Park Architects, Wren Rutherford A-S: L, Catherine and Kevin Cooper, Arcade Architects, Zone Architects and McKeown Alexander PJMP.
TALL HOUSE RIDING HIGHSubscription
Merton council in south-west London has added Terry Pawson Architects'2002 Tall House to a local list of buildings of architectural merit, which it hopes will be eventually added to the DCMS's statutory list.The RIBA Award-winning project was praised by local planners for its 'natural lighting, its use of materials and its exquisite detailing'.
Camden opposes Jestico + Whiles Tube schemeSubscription
Jestico + Whiles' plans for Camden Town Tube station suffered a major setback last week when the borough's planning committee voted to oppose the controversial scheme.