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Architects Journal
October 2007

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  • ‘No more cuts to Zaha’s Aquatic Centre’ says ODA chief

    The chief executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has put his reputation on the line by pledging not to scale back Zaha Hadid’s troubled Aquatic Centre
  • 6a Architects

    40 under 40
  • 6th IAHH International Student Design Competition 2008

    In a rapidly urbanising world, planning and designing a micro-cosmic sustainable humane habitat is the subject of the 2008 student competition run by IAHH - the Iternational Association of Humane Habitats. Entrants should identify a community of 1500-3000 with around 500 jobs, anywhere in the world. This area is to be surveyed in depth to understand the complexity of social, economic and demographic factors. Then comes planning and design for its sustainable area development.Further i
  • A cracking mystery – 15.10.07

    The mystery of Doris Salcedo’s Tate Modern crack was the talk of the week. Academic and writer Eyal Weizman, who wrote the catalogue essay for the piece, told Astragal that he was one of a chosen few who knew in advance what Salcedo was planning. But even he couldn’t, or wouldn’t, let on how the Colombian artist created the 167m-long fissure in London’s premier modern-art institution.
  • A good time for primary schools

    Opinion London’s primary schools are about to become much more welcoming places, says Simon Innes
  • Abbotsford House, Melrose, Roxburghshire

    An architect is sought to work on the development of a lottery-funded project for the home of Sir Walter Scott designed by William Atkinson. The development is estimated at £7 million to include new access routes, parking and welcome building. Adaptations and additional conservation work are envisaged to the listed house and gardens. Completion is envisaged in 2009.Details: Charlene Byrne,RIAS Consultancy,15 Rutland Square,EdinburghEH1 2BE.Tel. 0131 229 7545. E
  • Adam Richards

    40 Under 40
  • ADG has ambitious plans for Cornish apartments

    Plymouth-based practice ADG Ambitious has unveiled these plans for 27 semi-detached apartments in Watergate Bay near Newquay in Cornwall
  • Adjaye Associates

    40 under 40
  • Aedas and 3DReid bag huge PPP deal north of the border

    Practices to design six schools under 136 million 30-year agreement
  • Aedas to revamp Rotherham railway station

    Aedas has won the competition to design the new £2.5 million railway station in Rotherham.
  • Alan Camp to build affordable housing in south London

    Alan Camp Architects has won the green light for this 93-home affordable housing scheme in Southwark, south London
  • Allford Hall Monaghan Morris' newly completed Westminster Academy in pictures

    This is Allford Hall Monaghan Morris’s striking new £32 million Westminster Academy
  • AM Profiles - At Southcote Community Centre

    Framework semi-volumetric panel systemsFor further enquiries please click here
  • Ambirad - Vision radiators

    Radiant heating tubesFor further enquiries please click here
  • Amin Taha Architects

    40 Under 40
  • Andrew Doolan award, Scotland

    The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has begun the 2007 search for the best building in Scotland, with the launch of this year's RIAS Andrew Doolan Award. With a prize of £25,000, it is one of the most significant architecture awards in the world.Originally established in 2002, this prestigious award was renamed the RIAS Andrew Doolan Award in 2004 following the untimely death of its founder and patron, the architect Andrew Doolan. RIAS is looking for submissions of
  • Animal Art - 19.10.07

    Artist Mark Wallinger, whose State Britain installation at Tate Britain is nominated for this year’s Turner Prize, has submitted a video called Sleeper for the award’s exhibition at Tate Liverpool. The video sees Wallinger, cunningly disguised as a bear, shuffling around Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. Astragal has just one question (and it is wailed pitifully): What does it all mean? Well, according to the Times the piece has ‘comp
  • Anna Liu - Tonkin Liu

    40 Under 40
  • AOC

    40 under 40
  • Archiecture 2B join Kaiser Chiefs to design studio for future music talent

    Leeds-based Architecture 2B is giving its time for free to overhaul a rundown studio which helped launch the careers of bands such as The Mission, Sisters of Mercy and the Pigeon Detectives.
  • Architect sought for West Midlands community hub

    The search is on for an architect-led team to design a new £2 million community library in Bentley, Walsall, West Midlands
  • Architects in Residence finishes garden café

    Architects in Residence (AIR) has completed this kiosk/café in the Geraldine Mary Harmworth Park
  • Architectural work going begging as recycling centres remain unbuilt in London, says Green Party

    A potential goldmine of work for architects is going begging
  • Architecture 2B to help bands for free

    Architecture 2B gives time for free to revamp rundown music studio.
  • Arts Space of the Future

    RIBA London has launched a competition with Arts Council England to invite the capital's architects to respond to the challenge of creating our arts spaces of the future
  • Ash & Lacy-Ashzip

    Silver curved metal roofingFor further enquiries please click here
  • Atkins’ Bahrain World Trade Centre set to complete

    Atkins’ Bahrain World Trade Centre is about to complete.
  • Aukett Fitzroy Robinson halts SMC Group merger talks

    Aukett Fitzroy Robinson (AFR) has called off all talks with SMC Group over a potential merger
  • Austin-Smith:Lord wins Greater Manchester’s Building of the Year award

    Austin-Smith:Lord’s John Ryland's Library in Manchester has scooped the 2007 Greater Manchester Chamber’s Building of the Year Award
  • Avebury International to go zero-carbon in Kent

    Avebury International has won a contract to design and build 19 zero-carbon affordable apartments in Kent
  • Ban - Balconies

    MacCreanor Lavington's Address Book - Pre cast concrete balconies in the NetherlandsFor further enquiries please click here
  • Barking (AJ 13.09.7)

    Photography needs a population explosion
  • Barnsdale Windows - At The Axis

    Barnsdale sliding box sash windowsFor further enquiries please click here
  • Barratt drops innovative Fluid scheme

    Housebuilder drops pioneering pilot housing scheme in regeneration area
  • BBC makes moves towards sale of Television Centre

    The BBC has ‘approved in principle’ the sale of its sprawling Television Centre
  • BDO Stoy Hayward has appointed...

    BDO Stoy Hayward’s Professional Services Group have announced that Colin Ives has joined the team as Partner and Head of Professional Services Tax.
  • BDP staff move...

    Mike Cooke of BDP previously based in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, SO53 4TN, have moved premises to St George’s Building, St George’s Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8AJ.
  • Beetham Tower in legal row

    Ian Simpson’s Beetham Tower in Manchester is at the centre of a fresh row
  • Belfast cathedral gets a spire after 100 years

    Belfast-based Colin Conn Architects and Robert Jamison Architects have completed this 52m-tall spire for the 100-year-old St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast
  • Bennetts Associates Architects

    Bennetts Associates Architects is delighted to announce that, as part of a thorough review of business operations, eight valued members of staff have been promoted to Associate Level. The new appointments reflect their substantial contributions to the firm’s work on a wide range of projects. Till Beier, Sebastian Camisuli, Gary Clark, Alasdair Gordon, Andy Kirk, Chris Pope, Polly Waterworth and Doric Wells will join existing associates, Nicola Chambers, Peter Fisher, Sam Scott a
  • Birmingham’s Edwardian baths face closure after £30 million repairs estimate

    One of England’s most endangered Edwardian buildings, Birmingham’s Moseley Road Baths, is likely to be shut down
  • Bletchley leisure centre threatened with the wrecking ball

    Bletchley’s famous 1970s pyramid-shaped leisure centre could be flattened and replaced by a scheme by Holder Mathias Architects
  • Block Architecture

    40 Under 40
  • BLV - At Durham Catherdral

    Dichroic 50W/12V long-life lampsFor further enquiries please click here
  • Bombed out

    Astragal, readers will be pleased to hear, has been handed his ‘indispensable guide’ to working at the AJ’s new home, Greater London House in Camden. This useful handbook gives the conscientious worker advice for any eventuality. At the back of the binder is a handy ‘Telephone bomb threat checklist’, providing instructions on what to do in the event of someone wishing to blow up the AJ. The reader is told to ask such questions as: ‘Where is the bomb?’. Astragal is rather eager to have this kind
  • Book - Miniature and Panorama: Vogt Landscape Architects, Projects 2000-06

    BOOKBy Richard WestonMiniature and Panorama: Vogt Landscape Architects, Projects 2000-06.By Günther Vogt et al.Lars Müller Publishers, 2006. 576pp. £39.90
  • Booze Cruise - 23.10.07

    Booze cruise – 23.10.07The RIBA had hoped its annual conference in Paris, which starts tomorrow (26 October), would help nurture a growing rapport with our French friends across the channel. However, Astragal’s spies hear that the title of the ideas-sharing convention/booze-up, namely ‘The Secret of Successful Collaboration’, has raised a few eyebrows in France. Apparently, to avoid any possible negative Second World War connotations, the word ‘co-operation’ is being used when the titl
  • Bourbon Lane (AJ Building Study 20.09.07)

    Timber boarding is just an ‘empty’ green gesture
  • Brett Martin - Cast Iron Style drainage

    New components to rangeFor further information please click here
  • Brett Martin - Mardome

    Modular glass rooflightsFor further enquiries please click here
  • Brisac Gonzales

    40 Under 40
  • Broadway Malyan to clean up ’70s office block

    Broadway Malyan has submitted plans to overhaul and extend a 1970s concrete office block in Edinburgh’s historic Haymarket area
  • Burd Haward Architects

    40 Under 40
  • Buschow Henley

    40 Under 40
  • CABE refuses to support Liverpool FC’s stadium bid

    CABE has refused to back Liverpool Football Club’s planning application for its new stadium scheme
  • CABE takes graveyards dead seriously

    CABE has said graveyards must do more to attract living visitors
  • CABE's annual review shows turnaround on targets

    CABE has swept away last year’s disappointment
  • Caborn unveils his dreams of a giant ball for Sheffield

    Sports Minister wants to replace under-threat cooling towers with a massive steel football
  • Calatrava wades into row over flooded Valencia opera house

    Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava is embroiled in a bitter row with city officials after his opera house flooded.
  • Call for government to increase housing targets

    An independent group has called for the government to build even more houses – beyond the target it has already set for 2020.
  • Cameron ‘will stand by RIBA policy advice’

    Conservative Party leader David Cameron has made a personal pledge that he will not ditch key RIBA-backed recommendations
  • Carmody Groarke wins part in Farrell masterplan

    Up-and-coming practice bags scheme in north London masterplan
  • Cartwright Pickard wins planning for mixed-use Doncaster scheme

    Cartwright Pickard Architects has won planning permission for a £12 million mixed-use scheme
  • Cemex - Russell Galloway tiles

    Concrete roof tiles for mill conversionFor further enquiries please click here
  • Chapman Taylor has appointed...

    Kerem Cengiz has been invited to join Chapman Taylor as Associate Director to help build on the international firm’s success in Russia and CIS countries.
  • Chelmsford College redevelopment, Chelmsford, Essex

    The Contracting Authority wishes to appoint an architect to provide design services
  • Chemique - New cladding adhesives

    Honeycomb adhesives for cladding panelsForfurther information about this product please click here
  • Chetwood unveils reworked River Hull scheme

    Chetwood Architects has revealed its reworked proposals for a large residential and hotel development on the east bank of the River Hull
  • Chipperfield aims to follow Stirling success with designers' prize

    Stirling Prize winner David Chipperfield has been shortlisted for the Design Council’s prestigious Prince Philip Designers Prize 2007
  • Chipperfield reveals redesigned Turner Contemporary Gallery

    Stirling Prize winner David Chipperfield has unveiled his redesigned Turner Contemporary Gallery scheme in Margate
  • Chipperfield’s Museum of Modern Literature wins Stirling Prize

    David Chipperfield has won this year’s Stirling Prize with his Museum of Modern Literature
  • City Quay developer claims ‘there are no structural issues’

    The developer behind the Halliday Fraser Munro-designed City Quay scheme in Dundee has hit back at claims that the waterfront building is unsafe after cracks were found
  • Cladding - At Hellesdon Norwich

    SMR 900 curtain wall systemFor further enquiries please click here
  • Cladding Solutions - Fibre C Panel

    Glass reinforced panelsFor further enquiries please click here
  • Claxton Blinds - At Tower 42

    Interior window treatments for officesFor further enquiries please click here
  • Client hits back over Foster writ

    An Egyptian client of Foster + Partners has accused the practice of purposefully avoiding mediation after it emerged that Foster is suing the client for £2.3 million
  • Clients must have faith

    Leader Clients on large-scale projects must show a little more faith in their architects, says Kieran Long, otherwise unspectacular designs will abound
  • CNP has moved to...

    Moving to new office premises in Cardiff at the beginning of September will enable CNP, one of the UK’s leading specialist firms of building and project consultants, to strengthen its position in South Wales and the South West of England. The company opened its office in Cardiff at the beginning of 2007, but is now moving to larger permanent premises in the former Glamorgan County Council offices at Greyfriars House, due to increasing demand for its services.
  • Colour clash as row breaks out over hue of New York’s restored Guggenheim

    A row has broken out over what colour paint should be used to coat the nearly restored Guggenheim Museum in New York
  • Compass - Glazed facade

    Alternating louvres and fixed panelsFor further enquiries please click here
  • Controversial King's Lynn scheme toned down

    Developer bows down to heritage lobby and scales back Chaplin Farrant's Norfolk scheme
  • Correction

    A letter from Peter Arnold (AJ 30.08.07) inaccurately stated that Maurice McCarthy was not an architect. In fact, although he is not a registered architect, not having practised since 1991, Mr McCarthy holds a Diploma in Architecture and is a member of the RIBA.More critically, the letter also stated that Mr McCarthy was holding himself out to be an architect in business or practice, by virtue of being on the RIBA’s membership database, implying a contravention of the Architects Act 19
  • Corus Corefast - Lift cores

    Prefabrication system for lift coresFor further information please click here
  • Cousteau-DA – 10.10.07

    God will smite anyone who claims the Olympic Delivery Authority is, in any way, a sinking ship. Didn't we chuckle then when the ODA's own press officers equated the tonnage of earth to be shifted from the Olympic Park to the weight of 37 submarines. Dive, dive, dive.
  • CPI - Euromix

    Mortar and mortar mixing serviceFor further enquiries please click here
  • Critic's Choice - Desai

    Critic’s Choice Whatever the show, Desai’s gallery is worth a visit, says Andrew Mead
  • Cullinan thrown – 07.10.07

    Lobbing of bread rolls is not the sort of thing one expects at such an august occasion, but the excuse on Saturday was that it was done by no less a figure than the evening’s presenter, Kevin McCloud. He stood up on the stage to introduce the event and ask for good behaviour – then tore open a packet of very cheap looking rolls and threw half a one at Ted Cullinan (narrowly missing one of Astragal’s collegues), saying that it was a punishment for the time that C
  • Dallmeieir - Picodome

    Mini colour dome camera with high dynamic rangeFor further enquiries please click here
  • David Adjaye’s Stephen Lawrence building targeted by vandals

    David Adjaye’s Stephen Lawrence Centre in Deptford has been vandalised
  • David Chipperfield Stirling interview

    Just minutes after the Chipperfield team learned that they had won the Stirling Prize, Max Thompson interviewed a jaunty David Chipperfield and the Museum of Modern Literature project architect ­ the tall, ponytailed Alexander Schwarz. Chipperfield was clutching the foot-long metallic rectangular box that is the Stirling Prize and the pair were not impressed by it...
  • de Metz Forbes Knight (dMFK)

    40 Under 40
  • Decomo - Soffits

    MacCreanor Lavington's Address Book - Pre cast concrete soffits, brick-facedFor further enquiries please click here
  • Design Group 3 Architects has appointed...

    Design-led architectural practice, Design Group 3 Architects has promoted Nick Baker, to Group Design Director. Taking Nick’s place as Operational Director at the practice’s Leeds studio is Andy Brown.
  • Design teams battle for key Hull site

    The historic Fruit Market is among the most important development sites in Hull
  • Desso - Flavia

    Flavia carpet tilesFor further enquiries please click here
  • Developers see share prices tumble amid housing market gloom

    Three leading developers have seen their values drop as fears of a housing market slow-down grow
  • DLA latest victim at troubled Northern Ballet

    DLA follows in the footsteps of Chipperfield and Carey Jones and leaves troubled Yorkshire scheme
  • Doncaster bungalows

    The RIBA Competitions Office is launching an invited design competition on behalf of St Leger Homes in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, to seek suitable and innovative solutions for the extension and adaptation of a number of one-bedroom bungalows scattered throughout the Doncaster area.St Leger Homes is the Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO) that manages council housing for Doncaster Metropolitan Borough. As part of its housing stock, St Leger Homes manages 3,305 one-bedroom bungal
  • Dorma - At Scotsdales Nursery

    ES90 automatic doorsFor further enquiries please click here
  • Double date – 07.10.07

    Almost all of the stars of British architecture were at the Roundhouse, but there were some notable absentees. Chief among them were former Stirling winner Amanda Levete of Future Systems and Baroness Blackstone, chair of the RIBA trust. But they had a good excuse – Amanda was marrying Baroness Blackstone’s son Ben Evans. One person who managed to attend both events was CABE Space’s Sarah Gaventa, first being interviewed live by
  • Draka - Cabling

    Low voltage cabling rangeFor further information please click here
  • Drivers Jonas has appointed...

    Matthew Lodge has been appointed as an associate in Drivers Jonas’ (DJ) Residential Team and will be specialising in residential valuations for loan security and development advice. Philip Wallbridge has started as a senior surveyor in the Town Centre Development Team. He will be working predominantly with DJ’s public sector clients providing development, valuation and disposal advice on a variety of retail, residential and employment led developments.
  • DSDHA

    40 Under 40
  • Duggan Morris builds house on Frobisher Studio site

    Work has started on this three-bedroom private house by Duggan Morris Architects, in Watford, north London
  • Dutch firm UNStudio claims Jencks Award

    Dutch Practice UNStudio – the practice behind Stuttgart’s Mercedes-Benz Museum – has won this year’s Jencks Award
  • Edinburgh locals get first look at RTKL designs

    RTKL has put these images of a masterplan in Leith Docklands out for public consultation
  • EH to fund its own traineeships

    Engish Heritage is to set up graduate training schemes to develop the skills needed to preserve the historic environment
  • English Heritage cash boost an 'insult' says Adam

    The government pledges a £7 million funding hike to English Heritage, but architects tell the AJ the 'below inflation' increase is not enough
  • English Heritage receives cash boost

    The government has pledged to hand over £7 million to English Heritage
  • English Partnerships launches zero-carbon comp

    English Partnerships has launched a competition in Peterborough
  • EPR has moved to...

    Please note that EPR Architects have a new postal address. This supersedes ALL previous notices.EPR Architects Limited,30 MillbankLondonSW1P 4DUT: 020 7932 7600 (although you will still be able to contact us on our existing number)F: 020 7932 7601
  • Erect Architecture wins Croydon Children’s Centre

    This is Erect Architecture's winning design for a new extension to Cyprus Infant School
  • Eurobond - Rockspan Extra

    Exterior composite wall panel with 180 min integrityFor further enquiries please click here
  • Exhibition - Kenneth Martin and Mary Martin: Constructed Works

    EXHIBITIONBy Andrew MeadKenneth Martin and Mary Martin: Constructed Works.At Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London NW3, until 16 September
  • Exhibition - Kenneth Martin and Mary Martin: Constructed Works

    EXHIBITIONBy Andrew MeadKenneth Martin and Mary Martin: Constructed Works.At Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London NW3, until 16 September
  • Ex-RIBA president launches a broadside at PRP’s Oxford boathouse scheme

    A scheme to redevelop an Oxford boatyard by PRP Architects has been attacked by ex-RIBA president
  • Extra-care housing scheme, Wandsworth, London

    Preparation of design to Planning Permission stage for the demolition of the existing residential care home and redevelopment to provide a 'state of the art' Extra Care housing scheme.Details:David Robertson,Capita Symonds Limited,Quadrant Court,49 Calthorpe Road,Edgbaston,BirminghamB15 1TH.Tel. 0121 410 3400.E-mail: david.robertson@capita.co.uk.Fax 0121 410 3401.URL:
  • Faber Blinds - School blinds

    School shading and blackout for classrooms and hallFor further enquiries please click here
  • Farrell takes on London’s ‘squalid’ St Giles

    Terry Farrell has been appointed to mastermind the transformation of the ‘dysfunctional’ St Giles Circus
  • FAT

    40 Under 40
  • Fears over property market crash accelerate

    As commerical property transactions begin to fail, the chance of a crash in the market is looking more likely.
  • First two teams selected for 400 new BSF academies

    BDP and Napper Architects are part of the first two teams to be selected to provide the first of 400 new academies under the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.
  • Flaking it – 02.10.07

    By the RIBA's own admission, the ‘Ask an architect’ sessions in Blackpool were a tad on the quiet side. Astragal wonders if this could be down to the glue the RIBA used to post up its flyers…
  • Focalpoint - Bespoke timber windows

    Timber windows made to orderFor further enquiries please click here
  • Footbridge, Sheffield

    Entries from architects and engineers are invited for a new footbridge to be built over a major route close to Sheffield City Centre. The competition is being organised by the RIBA Competitions Office on behalf of Sheffield and Rotherham Councils, with support from Yorkshire Forward.The promoters have high aspirations for a bridge that will be 'a pleasure to cross, will respond to the local landscape, and will be deliverable and beautiful to look at.' The bridge will provide a route ov
  • Fordingbridge - Roofing service

    Imaginative curved roof serviceFor further information please click here
  • Formica Design Award

    The Formica ® Design Award 2007/08 will be launched at 100% Design this year. Set in the context of a sports stadium, it will give designers from many different disciplines the opportunity to use their imagination and skillsThe concept blueprints for this competition are being provided by the SMC Group to give that added ‘real life’ context.The competition will be split into four spatial categories: the entrance hall; public washroom; VIP hospitality suite and retail space. Entr
  • Foster bags Dublin’s U2 Tower scheme

    Foster + Partners has won the competition to design the new U2 Tower in Dublin
  • Francesco Draisci

    40 Under 40
  • Franke - swing FSW

    Cooker HoodsEnquiry No 928
  • Full steam ahead for Kuhne on Belfast’s Titanic Quarter

    Northern Ireland’s Planning Service has given the green light to Eric Kuhne Associates’ phase-two masterplan of Belfast’s vast £3 billion docklands regeneration
  • Furness - At Emanuel Church

    MacCreanor Lavington's Address Book - Victorian old terrace blend Unique bricks in Edwardian CreamFor further enquiries please click here
  • Gareth Hoskins Architects

    40 Under 40
  • Gaunt Francis begins work on zero-carbon home

    Work has started this week on Gaunt Francis Architects’ version of a Code Level 6 net zero-carbon house.
  • Gensler reveals ‘diamond-shaped’ tower for Middle East

    Gensler has unveiled images of its new ‘diamond-shaped’ skyscraper in Abu Dhabi
  • Gentleman's friend – 23.10.07

    He used to drive a Maserati, is a former journalist, wears his Prada trousers slim and is not averse to mystical experiences. No, it's not Astragal – it's OMA's loveable Rem Koolhaas! Astragal was treated to these and other insights when he settled down to read gentleman's style journal Fantastic Man. The magazine joins a slew of others that have eked out 'cool' points from the architectural profession. But unlike the other vulgar try-hards, Fantastic Man is well-suited to As
  • German architect Oswald Ungers dies aged 81

    One of Germany’s most influential post-war architects, Oswald Mathias Ungers, has died at the age of 81.As well as opening practices in the 1950s in Cologne and Berlin, Ungers also taught architecture in Berlin and Dusseldorf and at Cornell University, the University of California, and Harvard University in the United States.But it was for his work designing some of Europe’s most famous museums – including a commission in 2000 to restore Berlin’s Pergamon Museum – that Ungers wa
  • German architect Oswald Ungers dies aged 81

    One of Germany’s most influential post-war architects, Oswald Mathias Ungers, has died
  • German firm takes on Crystal Palace park

    German architectural practice Latz + Partner has been appointed to masterplan the redevelopment of Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace Park in south-east London
  • Gillespies reveals regeneration plan for Shropshire town

    Landscape architect and urban designer Gillespies has unveiled these images of its £250 million regeneration scheme
  • Gillespies’ Bradford park wins planning approval

    Gillespies’ Park at the Heart of Bradford scheme has received detailed planning permission from the city council.
  • Girls talk – 07.10.07

    Sunand Prasad made an odd reference to there being a table full of women at the event, which he evidently saw as a good thing. It was a table hosted by Carolyn Larkin of Caro Communications, and included Deborah Saunt of DSDHA, Liza Fior of MUF and BD editor Amanda Baillieu. However, there was one male interloper – AJ Specification’s editor Will Hunter.
  • Gleeds has appointed...

    Gleeds have appointed Kevin Trash as a new Associate Director
  • Good news for Zaha as work on Transport Museum looks set to begin

    Work on Zaha Hadid's troubled Transport Museum project in Glasgow will start in weeks
  • Government considers developers’ alternative to PGS

    The proposed planning gain supplement (PGS) looks to be dead and buried
  • Gradus - LL300 range

    Tile and plank flooring for heavy foot trafficFor further enquiries please click here
  • Graphisoft ArchiCAD Model Student Competition

    Entries are sought for a scheme for a building, space or object and may either be an independent project or part of your coursework. The prize will be awarded for the most exceptional piece of work. The quality of the design, the model, the overall presentation, imagination and interpretation of brief will all be taken into account. Submission must be a 3D model in ArchiCAD .pln format on CD/ DVD.1st prize is one month in Mexico, working for Michel Rojkind, in the summer of 2008.
  • Green Dragons Den

    Based on the successful TV series where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a group of experts to secure investment ‘The Green Dragons’ Den’ invites architects to come up with a small achievable and sustainable idea so good it will slay the dragons.The challenge to small practices is: How do you combat climate change and its effect in the city? The Dragons will be looking for sustainable ideas that can be developed to work in an urban context.Small practices are invited to enter
  • Green outcry over government’s energy targets U-turn

    Sustainability experts have launched a stinging attack on the Prime Minister
  • Hakes Associates

    40 Under 40
  • Hakes bags double competition win in Colchester

    Hakes Associates has won two design competitions for a footbridge and department store exterior
  • Hamilton - At Poole, Dorset

    Light plates and digital control systemFor further enquiries please click here
  • Hanson - New Abbey

    Two new clay bricks launched in Abbey rangeFor further enquiries please click here
  • Hard facts about sustainability

    The AJ will wade through the greenwash to bring you the hard facts. Hattie Hartman explains how.
  • Heatherwick named as one of 10 new RIBA Honorary Fellows

    The architectural establishment has further embraced designer Thomas Heatherwick after the RIBA today named him as one of 10 new Honorary Fellows
  • Heatherwick sued over B of the Bang

    Designer Heatherwick faces High Court action over iconic Manchester artwork.
  • Heneghan Peng bags Olympic footbridge comp

    Heneghan Peng Architects (HPA) has won the competition to design the London 2012 Olympic Park’s Carpenter’s Lock footbridge
  • Herzog & de Meuron's Portsmouth stadium moves

    The site of Herzog & de Meuron's £600 million Portsmouth FC stadium has been changed due to concerns from the Royal Navy.
  • High Court victory for Thames Gateway scheme as government opposition is quashed

    The High Court has quashed a decision by former Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly to refuse permission for a major housing scheme in the heart of Thames Gateway
  • Hilson Moran's new consultancy service...

    Leading built environment consulting engineering specialist Hilson Moran has announced the creation of a new team to provide acoustic advice and support to clients on new and refurbishment projects. The new team, headed by senior consultant Nick Jones, with Chris McConnell and Mark Brightwell as Acoustic Consultants, is already working on a wide range of projects being handled by the engineering consultancy including a large high-rise multi-use development in Abu Dhabi and a num
  • HKR architects has appointed...

    HKR Architects, the International Architecture and Design Practice with offices in Dublin, London, Belfast, Manchester, Prague and Sarasota, has announced the appointment of leading American architect, Stephen Panzarino as Architect Director. Based in the Sarasota office, Stephen will act as the qualifying Architect, helping to develop new business and implementing projects that the office already has in place.
  • HKR wins Stockport office building

    HKR Architects has won planning permission for this £13 million, five-storey office block in central Stockport.
  • Hoare Lea has appointed...

    Hoare Lea Consulting Engineers is delighted to announce that Steve Delvin has accepted the invitation to become a Partner of the Firm.
  • Hoare Lea has appointed...

    Hoare Lea Consulting Engineers has announced that Ashley Bateson has accepted the invitation to become a Partner of the firm.
  • Hoare LEa lighting appoints...

    Hoare Lea Lighting has announced the appointment of two new lighting designers. David Linville-Boud joins as senior lighting director, while Chris Fox has been named as the Graduate Lighting Designer.
  • HOK to masterplan United Arab Emirates' smallest state

    HOK has been selected to design the masterplan for Ajman
  • Holophane - Vista Junior

    Street and building lightingFor further enquiries please click here
  • Holyrood residential development, Queen's University, Belfast

    The university wishes to appoint an architect to lead a design team and provide architectural design services associated with the Holyrood Residential Development as outlined below:- * Demolition of existing residential buildings within the designated site• Enabling works to ensure continued operation of I.T. and other services linked with the adjacent Elms Village site• New student residential accommodation amounting to approximately 269 bedrooms within individual one-to-three bedr
  • Hospitals need architects

    Opinion Does the NHS know its future depends on good architecture? Phil Gusack enquires
  • HTA has moved to...

    HTA have moved to106-110 Kentish Town RoadLondonNW1 9PX.T: 020 7485 8555F: 020 7485 1232W: www.hta.co.uk
  • Hudson finishes north London business centre

    Hudson Architects has just completed this £1 million, 750m2 ‘business incubator’ office building in Tottenham, north London.
  • Huge model of the Thames Gateway to go on show

    The Thames Gateway Forum has commissioned a massive model of its planned Thames Gateway region
  • Hugh Broughton wins green light for Maidstone Museum

    Hugh Broughton Architects has received planning permission for this RIBA-competition winning design for Maidstone Museum in Kent
  • Huntington Primary School, Stafford

    An architect-led, multidisciplinary design team, comprising architectural services, mechanical and electrical services and civil and structural engineering services, is to be sought through a design competition.Details:Staffordshire County CouncilStaffordshire Purchasing24 Lichfield RoadAttn: Julie WrigleyUK-StaffordST17 4LLTel. 01785 356280E-mail: julie.wrigley@staffordshire.gov.ukFa
  • Ian McChesney Architects

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  • Ian Simpson wins thumbs up for Manchester retail village

    Ian Simpson Architects has been given the green light for this retail village
  • International Birmingham library competition plans dropped

    City council makes a U-turn and scraps plans for worldwide competition due to fast-tracked project developement.
  • International Birmingham library competition to be launched

    Birmingham City Council (BCC) has announced that it will launch an international design competition for its controversial £200 million Library of Birmingham scheme
  • Intimates – 23.10.07

    Astragal is honoured to have received an invitation to teach at Yale University later this term, but his spy there says that intimate contact is the norm between tutors. The source writes: ‘An amusing story. When you come over you'll probably stay in the Omni hotel. All the visiting lecturers and tutors do. Last week there was a fire alarm at six in the morning and everyone had to evacuate the building and stand out on the pavement in their pyjamas. Amusingly, Leon Krier was
  • Inverness Airport Passenger Terminal Extension

    Inverness Airport is owned and operated by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL)
  • ISE Preseident elect is...

    Sarah Buck, of BSW Consulting (Exeter), will become the Institution of Structural Engineers’ (IStructE) 88th and first female president. She will take office on 4th October 2007 and her presidential session will coincide with the Institution’s Centenary year.
  • It's hot in here

    Bla bla burn baby burn
  • James & Taylor - At New York Museum

    Expanded aluminium Veil facadeFor further enquirires please click here
  • Japanese star Kurokawa dies aged 73

    Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, a key founder of the radical Metabolist Movement, has died aged 73
  • Japanese star Kurokawa dies aged 73

    Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, a key founder of the radical Metabolist Movement, has died aged 73
  • Jestico + Whiles/Avanti consortium wins Hackney Building Schools for the Future contract

    Jestico + Whiles Architects and Avanti Architects have won the London Borough of Hackney’s £167 million Building Schools for the Future (BSF) contract
  • John B Murray Architects has moved to...

    John B. Murray Architects, is pleased to announce the location of their new office at:48 West 37th Street10th FloorNew YorkNY 10018W: www.jbmarchitect.com
  • John Rylands Library (AJ Building Study 06.09.07)

    New circulation sucks the life from library
  • Junkers - Syvaket beech

    Oiled beech flooring at children's centreFor further enquiries please click here
  • Just Jerusalem

    The Jerusalem 2050 Project at MIT is pleased to formally announce the launch of the Just Jerusalem Competition.The goal of this competition, which is co-sponsored by the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and the Center for International Studies at MIT, is to generate new approaches to, and potential solutions for, the many complex, seemingly intractable problems that the residents of Jerusalem face on a daily basis. By looking at future possibilities for a pluralist, just, and s
  • Kaldewei - Arrondo

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  • Kawneer - RIBA CPD

    Architectural aluminium systems courseFor further enquiry please click here
  • Keim - Concretal Lasur

    Exterior/interior concrete finishesFor further enquiries please click here
  • Kingspan - Fabrik panels

    Rainscreen panel systemsFor further enquiries please click here
  • Kingspan - Kingframe AFS

    Off-site steel and concrete framingForr further enquiries please click here
  • Kingspan - Thermabrick

    Brick look-alike cladding panelsFor further information please click here
  • Kingspan - Thermtaper

    Tapered insulation to fallsFor further enquiries please click here
  • Koramic - Traditional tile

    Tuile du NordFor further enquiries please click here
  • Labour to ‘effectively abolish’ renewable energy targets

    Labour ministers are planning a dramatic U-turn on the country’s renewable energy targets
  • Ladderstore.com - Kompact Adjustable Staircase Kit

    Modular staircases with timber treadsFor further enquiries please click here
  • Late run for Haworth Tompkins as Young Vic’s Stirling odds tumble

    As the countdown for the Stirling Prize enters its final stages last week’s rank outsider – Haworth Tompkins’ Young Vic Theatre (pictured) – has become second favourite
  • LB Plastics - At Weldon Park School

    Sheerframe curtain wall systemFor further enquiries please click here
  • Leaderflush - GIA diploma

    New levels of staff skill certifiedFor further enquiries please click here
  • Leaderflush - Origins and Elements

    New door doorset rangesFor further enquiries please click here
  • LEAF Awards

    The closing date for the Leading European Architects Forum (LEAF) Awards 2007 has been extended until 31 August 2007.For an entry form and details of how to enter please visit; www.leaf-awards.comThe LEAF Awards have eleven categories covering aspects of building design.New Build (Built) Of The YearNew Build (In Design) Of The Year Sponsored By VoguePublic Building (Built) Of The YearPublic Building (In Design) Of Th
  • Leopold Engels - Bricks at Accordia housing

    'Mystique' Clay BricksFor further enquiries please click here
  • Levolux - At China Shipping

    Red Cedar louvre shadingFor further enquiries please click here
  • Life Style - LS Workwall

    Integrated partitioning, furniture and storage systemFor further enquiries please click here
  • Litter lout – 07.10.07

    The bouncers at the Roundhouse were built on traditional lines, and intent on keeping everybody in order, which was death to spontaneous gestures. When one member of the AJ team decided he didn’t want to go to the after party in Covent Garden, and threw his ticket exuberantly on the floor, two bouncers immediately appeared, and told him to pick it up.
  • Livingstone’s Living Roofs policy wins thumbs up from inspectors

    The Mayor of London’s new Living Roofs and Walls policy took another step towards being incorporated into the London Plan this week after it was endorsed by inspectors
  • London 2012 Olympic Stadium begins to take shape

    New details of the £500 million London 2012 Olympic Stadium have been revealed, almost a year after HOK Sport was appointed as architect of the scheme.
  • London Festival of Architecture on the hunt for submissions

    Festival seeks submissions from 'Fresh' talent.
  • Lone fisherman stands in the way of Trump’s £1 billion golf resort scheme

    New York billionaire Donald Trump’s plan for ‘the world’s greatest golf course’ in Scotland has found the rough yet again
  • Lone fisherman stands in the way of Trump’s £1 billion golf resort scheme

    New York billionaire Donald Trump’s plan for ‘the world’s greatest golf course’ in Scotland has found the rough yet again
  • Looking drawn – 15.10.07

    Louis Hellman has now graced these pages with his bitingly satirical cartoons for 40 years, and this anniversary was marked with a delightful lunch in a Covent Garden restaurant last week. Editors and former editors galore (and not just of the AJ) turned up – Paul Finch, Peter Carolin, Peter Davey, Hugh Pearman and Louise Rogers among them. There were even a few architects, including Maxwell Hutchinson, David Rock and Angela Brady, who won an original version of last week’s AJ Hellman cartoon
  • Loop's Europan scheme remains on hold after two years

    Loop Architecture’s Europan 8 housing project is still being redesigned, and has yet to go in for planning, almost two years after winning the contest
  • Luder shocked by 'lynch-mob' attack on Derwent Tower

    Designer of Gateshead's controversial tower hits back at scheme's detractors
  • M&G Olympic Products- Balustrading

    Semi-modular balustrading systems inc varied infill panelsFor further enquiries please click here
  • Magic bus – 07.10.07

    There is something about the Roundhouse, venue for the Stirling prize for the second year running, that brings out nostalgic memories in people of a certain age. But RIBA president Sunand Prasad, conducting his first Stirling Prize, capped them all. He recalled that he had organised some sitar concerts there in the 1970s, making the stages from scaffold poles and struts ‘borrowed’ from building sites on which he was working. But that paled into insignificance compared to the esc
  • Makin to turn Grade II-listed church into homes

    Makin Architecture has won permission to convert Bolton’s rundown Grade II-listed Holy Trinity Church into new homes
  • Making friends and influencing people – 11.10.07

    The London Evening Standard doesn’t appear that keen to make friends with its ‘London’s 1,000 Most Influential People’ supplement which appeared earlier this week. Apart from the disgraceful omission of Astragal (an administrative error we are assured) there is the bizarre biog of Astragal’s old mucker Paul Finch, AR editor and former CABE deputy chair. Finch is listed alongside such luminaries as Norman Foster, Ken Livingstone and Za
  • Malcolm Fraser gets behind Edinburgh high school

    Edinburgh-based architect Malcolm Fraser has put forward proposals to help secure the future of his daughter’s high school
  • Mangera Yvars Architects (MYAA)

    40 Under 40
  • Mark Power Photography Book (Critic's Choce 20.09.07)

    London suburbs inspire both intrigue and sloth
  • Martin Ebert

    40 Under 40
  • Martin Knight, Wilkinson Eyre

    40 Under 40
  • Matthew Springett

    40 Under 40
  • McAslan to design Olympic ‘energy centres’

    John McAslan + Partners has been appointed to draw up plans for two ‘energy centres’
  • Meals at Heal (AJ Building Study 20.09.07)

    A mouthwatering offering from FAT
  • Metal - Den Blanken Metaaltechniek

    Laser-cut balustradingFor further enquiries please click here
  • Metal Technology - At the Legacy Building

    System 17 metal CladdingFor further enquiries please click here
  • Michelle Fagan, FKL Architects

    40 Under 40
  • Milton Keynes (Critics Choice 16.08.07)

    Milton Keynes’ differences are its strength
  • Mole food

    One of Astragal's many moles had lunch recently at home with Richard and Ruthy. While the mole was there a delivery arrived with the Rogers' groceries. And it turns out that Ruth (of River Café fame) gets her traditional ingredients not from an Italian 'down the market', but from Harrods home delivery.
  • Monday it is - 24 September 2007

    The final day of the Mongolian Language course last Friday was celebrated with horse riding, eating delicious xor-hok and drinking sou-tei tsai in gers with local students at a camp in Madriin Tokhoi, and it was with aching legs that I presented myself for work at Bariilgiin Tekhnologiin Kolleg today.
  • More strife for Zaha’s Olympic Aquatics Centre as construction firm pulls out

    Global construction firm Hochtief has withdrawn its bid to build the Zaha Hadid-designed Olympic Aquatics Centre
  • Moscow’s Melnikov House to be preserved as a museum

    The Moscow house of Russian architect Konstantin Melnikov, widely regarded as one of the city’s most precious architectural gems, is to be turned into a museum
  • Moxon Architects

    40 Under 40
  • Mueller Kneer Associates

    40 Under 40
  • Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners has appointed...

    James Fennell has succeeded Gareth Morgan as the Managing Director of Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners. Morgan remains as an Executive Director.
  • National architecture student festival

    Early warning - Schools of architecture, and other disciplines, are sought for live projects working with local primary schools, creating high profile urban interventions, that will become part of the London Festival of Architecture 2008.This CABE Space-supported programme launches at the beginning of the 2007/8 academic year, with completion by June 2008.Details:Anne MarkeyASD ProgrammesDepartment of Architecture and Spatial DesignLondon Metropolitan Univers
  • New £200 million public facility could mean curtains for Birmingham Central Library

    Architect John Madin’s Birmingham Central Library (pictured) could be demolished to make way for a new £200 million public library.
  • New building, Newcastle College

    Newcastle College is seeking to appoint an architectural practice to provide an inspirational design of a new college at Skelmersdale and Ormskirk campus. The College requires the building to be groundbreaking in design, sustainable and aesthetic. The build area is approximately 12,000m2 with the contract likely to be Design and Build or two-stage. In essence, the College wants a well-detailed design before going out to tender. The estimated construction cost is £20-25 million.Details:
  • Next year’s London Festival of Architecture boasts wide range of events

    The programme for the London Festival of Architecture has been officially unveiled
  • No press please – 07.10.07

    Astragal found himself pinned up against the wall at this year's Stirling. Foster + Partners' Stefan Behling, it seems, had had enough of the media after his recent press conference in Libya, and this old hack caught the wrong side of the Bavarian bear. But after a few reassuring words Behling loosened his grip and chatted amiably about the Stirling shortlist. Good job Astragal didn't tell him what he really thought of Dresden...
  • No press please – 07.10.07

    Astragal found himself pinned up against the wall at this year's Stirling. Foster + Partners' Stefan Behling, it seems, had had enough of the media after his recent press conference in Libya, and this old hack caught the wrong side of the Bavarian bear. But after a few reassuring words Behling loosened his grip and chatted amiably about the Stirling shortlist. Good job Astragal didn't tell him what he really thought of Dresden...
  • No smoke without fire

    The Olympic Delivery Authority recently revealed that the reason it chose a gas-powered combined heat and power station at the Olympic Park was because a biomass version would require at least 30 trucks of woodchip a day to power the buildings in legacy mode with current technology. Astragal doesn’t see the problem with the good old coal-burning power stations of yesteryear. All that black smoke, asthma, acid rain. Marvellous…
  • Nombiin San library - 9 October 2007

    The library in this two-year old school is relatively newly established, but part of the problem is the lack of available literature.
  • NORD

    40 Under 40
  • Not my Hull

    I find myself disappointed at the not-very-positive tone of your article about Hull (AJ 11.01.07) and I am concerned that this puts my comments in the article into a different and unintended light. I said what I said, but in the course of the interview the positives seem not to be emphasised.Indeed they were ignored.The Hull in the article is not a Hull that I recognise. Yes, Hull has its problems, but reinforcing the image as portrayed in TV programmes such as Location Location Locati
  • Not that green – 07.10.07

    Van Heyningen and Haward’s RSPB building, shortlisted for the RIBA/ English Partnerships sustainability award looked much greener than usual on the screen. All the delicate russet tones of the building had turned various tones of khaki. It was not deliberate, said Joanna van Heyningen, adding ruefully, ‘That’s not why we didn’t win’.
  • Nothing wasted

    Could Architects for Aid be taking the... No, surely not.
  • Olympic Legacy Masterplan Framework, London

    The London Development Agency invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified organisations to tender for the following services: The design and delivery of the Legacy Masterplan Framework and a legacy outline planning application for the Olympic Park site. The Legacy Masterplan Framework will be an integrated spatial masterplan, addressing key physical, economic, social and environmental drivers of change for legacy development. It will provide a framework for future legacy developme
  • Olympic Park demolition programme full steam ahead

    The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has claimed it is now almost halfway through the huge demolition programme to clear more than 220 buildings from the Olympic Park site in east London.
  • Olympic Park design instructions issued

    The ODA has finally issued instructions to the 47 practices designing the London 2012 Olympics Athlete’s Village.
  • On John Soane's ipod

    Think of that much-loved institution Sir John Soane's Museum, and what comes to mind is a charmingly old-fashioned place.
  • ORMS bags BCO 'best of best'

    London-based ORMS has won the British Council of Offices’ (BCO) Best of Best prize for its ISG headquarters scheme in Aldgate, London.
  • ORMS scoops top BCO award

    London-based ORMS has won the British Council of Offices’ (BCO) Best of Best prize
  • ORMS wins green light for Leicester Square

    ORMS has just received planning permission for this £5 million scheme in the heart of London’s Leicester Square
  • ORMS wins planning for London office building

    ORMS has been given planning consent for this £30 million office development on the New Kings Road in London.
  • Parry's Holburne Museum revisions slammed as 'pointless'

    A leading critic of Eric Parry’s proposed extension to the Grade-I Holburne Museum in Bath has claimed the architect’s revised scheme is a ‘feeble attempt at pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes.’
  • Patrick Lynch

    40 Under 40
  • Paul Archer Design

    40 Under 40
  • PH4, Hawkins Brown

    40 Under 40
  • Phil Coffey Architects

    40 Under 40
  • Picture this

    Imagine the scene: a Sunday evening near the river in Battersea, and a young architect is wandering around Norman Foster's riverside office, admiring the curtain wall. Without warning a bald-pated man vaults over a wall and runs off down the road. A cat burglar? No, Norman himself out for a late-night jog, wearing what Astragal's spy describes as '70s-style running shorts'.
  • Piercy Conner

    40 Under 40
  • Pippa Nissen

    40 Under 40
  • Planning conflicts

    We had a VSO conference during the last couple of days of last week.
  • Plymouth Civic Centre (AJ 16.08.07)

    It’s time for lime, as architecture goes green
  • Power of Aluminium awards

    A new international competition has launched, designed to recognise and reward design and innovation using aluminium
  • Project Orange

    40 Under 40
  • Promat - Durawall

    Steel-faced fire-resisting composite panelsFor further enquiries please click here
  • PRP has appointed...

    Andy von Bradsky has succeeded Barry Munday to become PRP’s new Chairman. Concurrently, Roger Battersby succeeds Chris Rudolf as PRP’s Managing Director. The changes take immediate effect as Barry Munday and Chris Rudolf retire from the practice.
  • Queen unveils Liam O’Connor’s new armed forces memorial

    The Queen officially unveiled the new national Armed Forces Memorial today, designed by Liam O’Connor
  • Quinlan Terry fined for damage to listed buildings

    Architect Quinlan Terry has been fined £25,000 for destroying two Grade II-listed lodges in the grounds of a John Nash house in Regent’s Park, London
  • Ready, set, go for Olympic Park as plans win the green light

    The blueprint for the new 2012 Olympic Park cleared its final hurdle after two huge planning applications were given the thumbs up by London’s top brass yesterday (1 October).
  • Rehau - Polytec 50

    New guide to curtain wallingFor further enquiries please click here
  • Replacement of Bonar Bridge Hospital, Sutherland

    The client is looking for architectural and full design-team services for the construction of a 24-bed community hospital with a physiotherapy department and other supporting facilities. It is anticipated that the design team will include an architect, a consulting engineer, structural engineer and quantity surveyor/planning supervisor.Details:John Bogle,Capital Support and Projects Manager,NHS Highland,Caithness General Hospital,WickKW1 5NSTel. 019
  • Report raises concerns over cost of academies

    A new report has praised the improving exam records of academy schools, but sounded alarm bells
  • Research reveals RIBA’s extensive carbon footprint

    ‘Definite room for improvement’ was the verdict of an intriguing report revealing the RIBA’s carbon footprint and its use of resources at its central London headquarters
  • Restricted access - 29 August 2007

    Ulaanbaatar has rather chaotic traffic and infrastructure.
  • Review - Exhibition - Doris Salcedo: Shibboleth

    EXHIBITIONThe message behind Salcedo’s Shibboleth is frustratingly elusive, says Andrew MeadDoris Salcedo: Shibboleth, at Tate Modern, London SE1, until 6 April 2008. www.tate.org.uk
  • Review - Exhibition - Forms of Inquiry

    Kieran Long finds the AA’s notion of inquiry rather too inward-lookingForms of Inquiry, at the Architectural Association Gallery, London WC1B, until 31 October.www.aaschool.ac.uk
  • Review - Book - Antiquity: Origins, Classicism and the New Rome

    BOOKBy John McKeanAntiquity: Origins, Classicism and the New Rome.By Christopher Tadgell. Phaidon, 2007. 840pp. £65
  • Review - Book - Architecture and Authorship

    BOOKBy Iain BordenArchitecture and Authorship.Edited by Tim Anstey, Katja Grillner and Rolf Hughes.Black Dog Publishing, 2007. £24.95
  • Review - Book - Art and Architecture: A Place Between

    BOOKBy Richard WilliamsArt and Architecture: A Place Between.By Jane Rendell.I B Tauris, 2006.£18.99
  • Review - Book - Blue Monday: Stories of Absurd Realities and Natural Philosophies

    BOOKBy Kaye AlexanderBlue Monday: Stories of Absurd Realities and Natural Philosophies.By Robert Sumrell & Kazys Varnelis. Actar, 2007. 176pp. €22
  • Review - Book - Formations: Images From Rocks

    BOOKBy Barrie EvansFormations: Images From Rocks.By Richard Weston.Deukalion Press, 2007, 112pp. £16.94 from www.amazon.co.uk
  • Review - Book - God’s Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain.

    BOOKBy Julian HolderGod’s Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain.By Rosemary Hill. Penguin, 2007. £30
  • Review - Book - Micro Very Small Buildings

    BOOKAlex Haw reviews a bigger book about the very smallMicro: Very Small Buildings. By Ruth Slavid.Laurence King, 2007. £19.95
  • Review - Book - Modern Architecture Through Case Studies, 1945-1990

    BOOKBy Murray FraserModern Architecture Through Case Studies, 1945-1990.By Peter Blundell Jones and Eamonn Canniffe.Architectural Press,2007. £29.99
  • Review - Book - Project Vitra

    BOOKThis image-heavy overview of Vitra is pure eye-candy, says Christine MurrayProject Vitra. Edited by Rolf Fehlbaum and Cornel Windlin. Birkhäuser, 2008
  • Review - Book - Strange Details

    BOOKBy Andrew MeadStrange Details.By Michael Cadwell.MIT Press, 2007.184pp. £11.95
  • Review - Book - The English House

    BOOKBy Peter DaveyThe English House.By Hermann Muthesius.Frances Lincoln, 2007. 768pp. £125
  • Review - Book - The Practice of Modernism: Modern Architects and Urban Transformation, 1954-1972

    BOOKBy Elain HarwoodThe Practice of Modernism: Modern Architects and Urban Transformation, 1954-1972.By John R Gold.Routledge, 2007.336pp. £29.99
  • Review - Book - WiMBY! Hoogvliet: Future Past and Present of a New Town

    BOOKBy Joshua BolchoverWiMBY! Hoogvliet: Future Past and Present of a New Town, or The Big WiMBY Book.Edited by Michelle Provoost (Crimson Architectural Historians).NAI Publishers, 2007,42 euros (£29)
  • Review - Critic's Choice - Desai

    Critic’s Choice Whatever the show, Desai’s gallery is worth a visit, says Andrew Mead
  • Review - Design and Landscape for People: New Approaches to Renewal

    BOOKBy Robert HoldenDesign and Landscape for People: New Approaches to Renewal.By Clare Cumberlidge and Lucy Musgrave.Thames and Hudson, 2007. 224pp. £29.95
  • Review - Exhibition - Barking: A Model Town Centre

    EXHIBITIONBy Joshua BolchoverBarking: A Model Town Centre.At Barking Library and Learning Centre, Barking Town Square, from 12-27 September
  • Review - Exhibition - Edinburgh International Festival

    EXHIBITIONSBy Neil CameronEdinburgh International Festival.Until 2 September.Alex Hartley.At the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh,until 21 October.Nathan Coley.At doggerfisher,11 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh, until 15 September
  • Review - Exhibition - Housing Design Awards 2007

    EXHIBITIONBy Alex ElyHousing Design Awards 2007.At the RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1, until8 September
  • Review - Exhibition - New Practices London

    EXHIBITIONBy Enrique Gualberto RamirezNew Practices London.At the AIA Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, NewYork, until 27 October
  • Review - Exhibition - Richard Meier: Art and Architecture

    The AA’s director is taken round the American legend’s first exhibition in the UKRichard Meier: Art and Architecture, at the Louise T Blouin Institute, London W11,until February 2008.www.ltbfoundation.orgAJ 25.10.07KAYE ALEXANDER
  • Review - Exhibition - Shifts.

    exhibitionBy Johnny RodgerShifts.At The Lighthouse,11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, until 14 October
  • Review - Exhibition - Telford - The Father of modern engineering

    Telford: Father of Modern Engineering.At the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, until 25 November
  • Review - Exhibition - Test of Time: 70 years of the Saltire Housing Awards

    exhibitionBy John DeffenbaughTest of Time: 70 yearsof the Saltire Housing Awards.At the Scottish Executive, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, until 28 September and the Marischal Museum, University of Aberdeen, from 5-28 October
  • Review - Lecture - Tadao Ando: Creating Dreams

    LectureChristine Murray hears Ando discuss trees and artTadao Ando: Creating Dreams, RA, London W1J, 26 October www.royalacademy.org.uk
  • Review - Louisiana and Beyond: The Work of Vilhelm Wohlert

    bookBy Isabel AllenLouisiana and Beyond: The Work of Vilhelm Wohlert.By John Pardey.Edition Blondal, 2007. 216pp. £35
  • Review - The Arcadian Friends: Inventing the English Landscape Garden

    BookBy Sutherland LyallThe Arcadian Friends: Inventing the English Landscape Garden.By Tim Richardson.Bantam Press, 2007. £25
  • Review -Exhibition - Barcelona 1900

    EXHIBITIONBy Andrew MeadBarcelona 1900.At the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, until20 January 2008
  • Revised Code for Sustainable Homes focuses on zero-carbon drive

    The Department for Communities and Local Government has published a revised version of the Code for Sustainable Homes
  • RIBA calls for design to be ‘entrenched’ into housing policy

    The RIBA has called for the government to ‘entrench design’ into its housing policy after the period for responses to the Housing Green Paper came to a close yesterday
  • RIBA East has appointed...

    Architect, Steven Kearney BA (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA, Chairman of the South Essex Chapter of Architects, has been announced as the new Chairman of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) East, which consists of c 2,500 registered members and 255 practices in the region. Steven takes up the post this month as incumbent Chairman, David Thompson, stands down.
  • RIBA launches contest for River Mersey observatory

    The RIBA’s competition office has unveiled a new international competition to design an observatory at the mouth of the River Mersey
  • RIBA South East Student Award

    Architecture students are invited to enter the RIBA South East Student Award
  • RIBA Special Award winners announced

    The winners of the five RIBA special awards were announced at the Stirling Prize dinner on 6 October
  • Riegens - Dynamic lighting

    Spectrum-R luminaire family for variable colour temperatureFor further enquiries please click here
  • RMJM’s Edinburgh Music Box opens

    RMJM's 'Music Box' in Edinburgh has opened
  • Rob Gregory

    40 Under 40
  • Robert Gordon University has appointed...

    The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen is delighted to announce the appointment of Alan Dunlop as a new Visiting Professor. Alan is a partner of Gordon Murray +Alan Dunlop Architects in Glasgow.
  • Robin Hood is no dead duck

    Robin Hood Gardens can be refurbished for £70,000 per unit, says Stephen Cherry of HordenLee Cherry (‘Robin Hood faces execution’, AJ 27.09.07). This compares with £107,132 per unit at New Islington (AJ 10.05.07); £102,673 per unit at Barking (AJ 13.09.07); and £150,181 per unit at Bourbon Lane (AJ 20.09.07).On this basis, Robin Hood Gardens is far from a dead duck economically and, as we know,too many of the problems of mass public housing are the result of poor maintenance
  • RSAW have appointed...

    Pebrokeshire businessman and architect Gareth Scourfield has taken up a two-year term as president of the Royal Society of Architects in Wales. Mr Scourfield will represent the 800 plus architects who practice in Wales.
  • Rumour of Pathfinder funding cut is quashed

    Housing market renewal (HMR) minister Iain Wright has poured cold water on rumours that the government was intending to pull funding for almost half of the controversial Pathfinder projects.
  • Rumours of BSF suspension are quashed

    The agency charged with delivering the government’s ambitious Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme has rubbished claims that the initiative has been halted
  • Rumours of Leach Rhodes Walker sale are kiboshed

    Deeply troubled property company Erinaceous Group has denied it intends to sell off architectural arm Leach Rhodes Walker (LRW), despite rumours of a break-up.
  • Rundum Meir - Round the Corner Garage Door

    Round-the-corner garage doorsFor further enquiries please click here
  • Ryebrook resins - At Imperial War Museum

    Camouflage effect resin floorFor further enquiries please click here
  • Samuel Heath - Perko Powermatic

    Door closers used in healthcareFor further enquiries please click here
  • Sandtoft - Goxhill handmade

    New roof tile brochureFor further information please click here
  • Sanei Hopkins Architects

    40 Under 40
  • School of business and economics, University of Exeter, Devon

    The aim is to provide architectural services for the design and construction of a new building and/or extension for the School of Business and Economics.Further phases of development may be negotiated with the successful service provider. The form of contract is to be determined – it may be traditional or design and build, a one- or two-stage tender.Details: Frances Vowles,The University of Exeter,The Old Library, Purchasing Office,Prince of Wales Road,Exeter
  • Scolmore - Qubic

    Receseed luminaires and downlightersFor further enquiries please click here
  • Scottish ‘landmark’ housing comp launched

    A rare, open competition has been launched in Scotland to design a ‘landmark’ housing scheme overlooking the seafront at Ardossan
  • Scottish Executive launches inquiry as developers eye up Edinburgh’s green-belt land

    Developers north of the border have forced the Scottish Executive to launch a public inquiry investigating the possibility of building on Edinburgh’s green belt.
  • Scottish island theatre starts on site

    This is Edinburgh-based City Architecture Office’s (CiAO) design for a new £600,000 production centre for a theatre
  • Second Humber Quays phase goes in for planning

    Hull Citybuild has submitted an outline planning application for the second phase of its £170 million Humber Quays masterplan
  • Seth Rutt and Harbinder Singh Birdi

    40 Under 40
  • Setting the goals - 3 October 2007

    Last Thursday, we had a useful introductory meeting, setting what I believe to be collective goals for architecture staff in the school.
  • Shen Milson & Wilke has appointed...

    Shen Milson & Wilke’s London office has hired three talented designers: Ben Gibbs, Rachid Zamouri and Simon Head to work on a number of high profile projects.
  • Shortlist for Olympic Legacy masterplan team unveiled

    The London Development Agency (LDA) has announced the shortlist for the Olympic Legacy masterplan team
  • Sketches of Spence

    Sketches of SpenceEXHIBITIONDoodles abound, but Spence exhibition lacks historical context, says Neil Gillespie.Dean Gallery, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 19 October 2007-10 February 2008, The Archive Project: www.basilspence.org.uk
  • Skimmed milk – 02.10.07

    By all accounts, Boris Johnson’s speech to the Tory Party at its Blackpool conference – his first as a London Mayoral candidate – was something of a pantomime act. ‘The man is very funny but completely shambolic,’ one bemused delegate informed Astragal. Our source went on to say that, as skilled as Boris was ‘at milking his “shambolicness”,’ he wasn’t as skilled at getting a clear message across. ‘I think Boris was trying to say that he didn’t like tall buildings, but I’m not su
  • Slato - Access control systems

    Mifare controlled smart proximity-based access-control systemsFor further enquiries please click here
  • SMC Group's talks with third-party investor break down

    Talks between SMC Group and an unnamed third-party investor have broken down
  • Snook to change Art Deco Liverpool cinema into ‘1920s-style venue’

    Snook Architects is to transform Liverpool’s Grade II-listed, Art Deco ABC cinema
  • Somerset College of Arts and Technology

    The contract involves taking Phase 2 through the Application In-Principle, Application In Detail and Construction Phases for Phase 2 of the College redevelopment.Details: Myles Clough,Nisbet LLP,Brittany House,New North Road,Exeter EX4 4EP,DevonTel. 08456780471E-mail: mylesclough@nisbet.co.ukFax 01392 499719EU code: 2007/S 176-215989Apply by: 11.10.2007 - 12:00
  • Somerset College of Arts and Technology - phase 2 development

    The contract involves taking Phase 2 through the Application In-Principle, Application In Detail and Construction Phases for Phase 2 of the College redevelopment.Details: Myles Clough,Nisbet LLP,Brittany House,New North Road,Exeter EX4 4EP,DevonTel. 08456780471E-mail: mylesclough@nisbet.co.ukFax 01392 499719EU code: 2007/S 176-215989Apply by: 11.10.2007 - 12:00
  • South Tyneside College redevelopment

    South Tyneside College is seeking separately to appoint providers of various professional services with an architect as a lead member of the design team to assist in the redevelopment and construction of a new college on its Westoe and Hebburn sites.At the Westoe site, the new integrated Sixth Form College and Marine College, approximately 22,000m2, will be constructed on existing accommodation. Selected demolition will be necessary to enable the phasing construction of the development
  • South Tyneside College redevelopment scheme

    South Tyneside College is seeking separately to appoint providers of various professional services with an architect as a lead member of the design team to assist in the redevelopment and construction of a new college on its Westoe and Hebburn sites.At the Westoe site, the new integrated Sixth Form College and Marine College, approximately 22,000m2, will be constructed on existing accommodation. Selected demolition will be necessary to enable the phasing construction of the development
  • Spirits still high after CABE refuses backing for Liverpool FC’s new stadium

    RyderHKS and Liverpool Football Club have allayed fears that the club’s new stadium might be delayed after CABE refused to back the planning application
  • Sports centre, Huddersfield

    The following services are sought for a new sports centre in Huddersfield: Architectural services for building;. architectural, engineering and surveying services; structural engineering consultancy services; civil engineering consultancy services; mechanical and electrical engineering services; quantity surveying services; contract administration services; energy-management services; leisure centre.Details: Roger Matthews,Kirklees Metropolitan Council,Partnerships and Procur
  • Squire finishes refurb of Lasdun Softley building

    Squire and Partners has completed the refurb of a Denys Lasdun Peter Softley & Associates building in the City of London
  • Stafford Critchlow, Wilkinson Eyre

    40 Under 40
  • Stannah - Lifts

    Stannah certifified by Bureau VeritasFor further enquiries please click here
  • Stanton Williams reveals first building in King’s Cross masterplan

    Stanton Williams has revealed these never-before-seen images of its Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design building
  • Stirling finalist Chipperfield attacked over Pisa scheme

    On the eve of the Stirling Prize, a scheme in Pisa by finalist David Chipperfield has been attacked by conservationists
  • Stoakes Systems - Kalwall

    'Kalwall on the Roof' trade literatureFor further information please click here
  • Stowe Visitor Project, Buckingham

    The National Trust wishes to appoint a consortium design team (or multi-disciplinary practice) to produce the plans and specifications and act as contract administrator for the adaptation of New Inn at Stowe Landscape Gardens for a range of visitor facilities including: car parks and roads, reception area, retail space with storage, restaurant and kitchen, plant sales, community and education space, toilets, hard and soft landscaping.All designs must meet the NT's conservation and envi
  • Students beat professionals in RIBA bat house comp

    Two fourth-year students at the Architectural Association have won an RIBA competition to provide a new home for bats at the London Wetland Centre in Barnes
  • Super woofer – 15.10.07

    So, you’re motoring swiftly along an American highway, eyes peeled for somewhere to rest your weary head. And, somewhat unpredictably, you happen upon a 30ft-high beagle with a sign screaming the words ‘I’m a B&B’.
  • Surface

    40 Under 40
  • Swimming pool complex, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire

    This contract notice invites expressions of interest from suitably experienced and qualified architectural or multi disciplined practices to provide lead consultant services for the preparation and design of tender documents/ information for a new public swimming pool complex in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. It is hoped that firms will be able to demonstrate previous experience of swimming-pool design, together with working with a local authority. The total contract value, including building th
  • Sybarite

    40 Under 40
  • Tarkett Marley - Primary school floors

    Kitchen and wet area flooringFor further enquiries please click here
  • Team building in Bayanchandmani - 17 September 2007

    All the Baringiin Technologiin Kolleg staff participating in the excursion, about thirty in total, were presented on departure from the college with branded Northface jackets, and we travelled by bus about 70km north to a summer mountain camp, in time to slaughter a sheep for dinner.
  • Technal - At Millstream Courtyard

    MX SSG structural glazing, curtain walls and windowsFor further enquiries please click here
  • Ted Cullinan awarded Royal Gold Medal

    Edward ‘Ted’ Cullinan has been awarded one of architecture’s most prestigious prizes
  • Terraced housing will continue to reinvent itself

    I was encouraged to read your article on ‘Contemporary Terraced Housing Types’ (AJ 18.10.07). The debate on housing should concentrate on the macro and micro elements of density, given that both ends of the spectrum inform each other. It would be easy to concentrate on the large and glamourous. Hawkins\Brown has designed one of the highest density schemes in London, Poplar High Street (pictured below), at 2,556 hab rooms per hectare, along with individual houses providing 12 hab rooms per hec
  • Terry Farrell’s Founder’s Place finally wins approval

    Secretary of State Hazel Blears has finally approved Terry Farrell’s controversial Founder’s Place scheme for Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in south London
  • The Aluminium Federation has moved to...

    After 40 years at Froadway House, the Aluminium Federation (ALFED) has moved to the National Metalforming Centre, Birmingham Road, West Browmwich, West Midlands B70 6PY.
  • The Architectural Heritage Fund has appointed...

    The Architectural Heritage Fund has appointed John Townsend as their new Chairman, succeeding Jane Sharman CBE, who retires after ten years as a trustee and seven as a chairman.
  • The Danger of Merton

    Opinion The Merton Rule could lead us down a blind alleyway as we aim to go green, says Peter Fisher
  • The In Crowd – 15.10.07

    Last week was Frieze week, the annual art fair in London that begets a thousand pretentious dinner parties and sees the number 38 bus (Hackney to Regent's Park) jammed full of grumbling nearly-rans of the art world. Astragal didn’t see much, but was thrilled to spot Tony Fretton, Jamie Fobert, Corinna Dean and Lord and Lady Foster admiring the spider at the Louise Bourgeois opening at Tate Modern.
  • The Lost Vanguard: Russian Modernist Architecture 1922-1932

    booksBy Kenneth PowellMoscow Heritage at Crisis Point.MAPS/SAVE Europe’s Heritage, 2007. 128pp. (Available from SAVE for a minimum donation of £5)The Lost Vanguard: Russian Modernist Architecture 1922-1932.By Richard Pare.Monacelli Press, 2007. 348pp. £45
  • The technology college opens - 5 September 2007

    I excused myself from the eleventh day of my Mongolian language course to attend the opening day ceremony at Baringin Technologin Kolleg (Construction Technology College), the college where I will be working, in the western 'peri-urban' Songino Khairkhain district of Ulaanbaatar.
  • The University of Glamorgan

  • The University of Glamorgan

    The University of Glamorgan, in conjunction with the Arts Council of Wales, wiches to procure a consortium of consultants - led by an architectural consultant - to undertake a feasibility study for the proposed new Arts Centre in Methyr Tydfill.Subject to the recommendations of the feasibility study, and the obtaining of grant funding for capital costs the consortium may be retained to oversee the design and construction of the Arts Centre.Details: Martyn Jeffries - Head of Europe
  • The war of the word

    THE WAR OF THE WORDIt’s not really our style to be drawn into a war of word [sic], but it’s a sporting challenge to be called ‘expedient’, albeit only ‘a little bit’ (‘Chatting with Chipperfield’, AJ 11.10.07).Of course, we might pref
  • There's only one Neville Neville – 23.10.07

    Readers will be aware that Astragal likes to keep firmly abreast of all the ups and downs in the world of Association Football. The unmistakable silhouette of Gary Neville sitting in AEW Architects’ Manchester office was never, therefore, going to elude the eagle-eyed bon-viveur. Apparently, the son of Neville Neville had popped in to talk about why his new house was starting to fall down. Perhaps it had taken a dive.
  • Three cheers for the Aga Khan

    The Aga Khan's architecture awards are surely the most impressive in the world. Set up in 1977 to celebrate buildings and planning schemes that can help improve life in countries 'in which Muslims have a significant presence', the triennial awards have been given to work mostly in Asia and Africa as different as housing for the very poorest, office towers, urban parks and squares, villas for the wealthy, rehabilitation of slums, conservation of palaces, fortresses and ancient walled cities.
  • Tile of Spain - Onix

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  • Tile of Spain - Vives

    Relief patterns, glass birck-effect tiles and mosaicsFor further enquiries please click here
  • To Quentin or not to Quentin?

    That much-loved children’s illustrator Quentin Blake – who brought the books of Roald Dahl to life and managed, in his imaginings of classic character Mr Twit, to create a beast remarkably similar to Astragal himself – has, rather unexpectedly, been given a role in Argent’s King’s Cross regeneration masterplan. Blake is working with the developer to create a massive drawing to cover up a dilapidated building, Stanley Building South, on the edge of the masterplan site. Argent told local planning
  • Tom Holbrook, 5th Studio

    40 Under 40
  • Too much love – 07.10.07

    Glenn Howells met his number one fan at the Stirling awards. As Astragal tried to chat to Birmingham's favourite architect, Howells found himslef being manhandled by architect Peter King. King lavished Howells with praise, stopping just short of kissing Glenn's hand. 'Phew!' Howells said, 'Hope he hasn't got a room full of pictures of me at home, like that Alan Partridge episode!'
  • Trent Concrete - At Manchester offices

    Reconstructed stone cladding panelsFor further enquiries please click here
  • Turner & Townsend's new office at...

    Turner & Townsend has opened its first offices in Basel, Switzerland, extending its reach to nine strategically located offices in continental Europe outside the UK – Germany, Italy, Holland, Ireland, France, Spain, Greece, Poland and Russia.
  • Turner & Townsend's new office at...

    International construction and management consultancy Turner & Townsend has opened a new office in Toronto and has won its first two commissions in Canada.
  • Twice-nominated Reiach and Hall aims for glory with Andrew Doolan Award

    Edinburgh-based Reiach and Hall has a double chance of winning the £25,000 Andrew Doolan Award for Scotland’s best building
  • UBS Global Asset management has appointed...

    UBS Global Asset Management's Global Real Estate Business has appointed Roberto Vandaras as an Executive Director for Business Develpment in Continental Europe. The appointment takes immediate effect.
  • University of Exeter

    For the School of business and economics at the University of Exeter, the aim is to provide architectural services for the design and construction of a new building and/or extension for the School.Further phases of development may be negotiated with the successful service provider. The form of contract is to be determined – it may be traditional or design and build, a one- or two-stage tender.Details: Frances Vowles,The University of Exeter,The Old Library, Purchasing
  • University Of Huddersfield New Business Faculty Design

    The University of Huddersfield is seeking an architect to design a new building for the Univesity Business Faculty, and for design work on the refurbishment of an existing building appr. 3150 sq metres in size.Details: Alan Johnson University of Huddersfield Queensgate UK-Huddersfield HD1 3DHTel: 01484 472876E-mail: a.johnson@hud.ac.ukwww.hud.ac.uk
  • University to decide fate of Architecture Week

    The Arts Council has tasked a university with studying the ongoing viability of Architecture Week.
  • Up-and-coming practices dominate shortlist for Lancashire nature reserve

    A five-strong shortlist – including McDowell + Benedetti – has been named for the competition to design the Brockholes Wetland and Woodland Nature Reserve
  • Urban Splash releases remaining ‘Tutti Frutti’ Street plots for sale

    The remaining six plots in Urban Splash’s ‘Tutti Frutti’ terraced street development in Manchester’s New Islington area are up for sale.
  • US firm Perkins + Will starts on its Paddington scheme

    US firm Perkins + Will Architects has started work on its Merchant Square scheme
  • Ustigate - Vortex

    Interactive water-play equipmentFor further enquiries please click here
  • Velfac - Composite Windows

    MacCreanor Lavington's Address Book - Aluminium and timber windows, fixed flushFor further enquiries please click here
  • Velfac - Maldstone

    Composite wood and aluminium framingFor further enquiries please click here
  • Venture- Brochure

    New brochure for coloured lightingFor further enquiries please click here
  • Vox Pops

    The AJ team caught the immediate reactions of people at the party to Chipperfield’s win. This was one of the most universally popular decisions, but there were a few dissenters...
  • Waterloo 'to become major cultural destination'

    London Mayor Ken Livingstone has published a plan to transform London's Waterloo.
  • Wedding Bells - 23.10.07

    Astragal was surprised to hear that Future Systems’ 70-year-old founder Jan Kaplicky has tied the knot again – allegedly to a woman 40 years his junior. What is more unusual is that the ceremony took place just eight days after his ex-wife Amanda Levete got hitched for a second time. The question is, was the brown envelope for the office collection as heavy third time around…?
  • White Design wins Prime Minister’s Building Award

    Bristol-based practice White Design has won this year’s Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award for its Dalby Forest Visitor Centre in North Yorkshire
  • Witherford, Watson and Mann Architects

    40 Under 40
  • Wittunder Klinker - Blue/Brown brick

    Handmade clay bricksFor further enquiries please click here
  • Wolf Systems - Smartroof

    Pitched roof panel systemsFor further enquiries please click here
  • Woodhouse - Elbrus

    French street furniture and lighting in wood and metalFor further enquiries please click here
  • Woods Bagot has appointed...

    Demand for Woods Bagot’s urban design services has required the rapidly growing global architectural practice to make some changes. Richard Marshall is relocating from Sydney to Dubia to focus on the Middle East to capitalise on the demand for their expertise in this rapidly expanding region. Michell Cramer has been newly recruited to join the Sydney offices following Richards’ move and Ian Hau joins the Hong Kong team to meet increased demand for quality urban design services i
  • Work begins on Hackney’s last live-work scheme

    Construction work has just started on London practice Thinking Space’s SoDa Studios in Hackney – which will be the last live/work scheme of its kind to be built in the borough.
  • Writtle College, Chelmsford

    The college is seeking a design service for the renewal of its FE campus
  • WSP has acquired...

    WSP Group announced two separate acquisitions today in line with its strategy of global diversification. In the United States, WSP has acquired Chas. H. Sells Inc. the transport and infrastructure engineer with particular expertise in bridge design and engineering. In Germany, WSP has acquired , a leading German engineering and project management group.
  • WSP has appointed...

    WSP has appointed Neil MacDonald as an associate director in their Edinburgh D&T Department.
  • Xtralis - Adpro Pro

    Passive infra-red detectors for outdoor protectionFor further enquiries please click here
  • Zaha completes the circle on Madrid’s campus of justice

    Zaha Hadid has joined the list of big-name British architects working on Madrid’s Campus of Justice after winning the contest to design the new Civil Courts building at the centre of the scheme.
  • Zaha completes the circle on Madrid’s campus of justice

    Zaha Hadid has joined the list of big-name British architects working on Madrid’s Campus of Justice
  • Zaha pushes the boat out with plans to transform Spanish peninsula into an island

    Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed its latest audacious project
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