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In pictures: what to see at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015


The AJ picks out the architectural highlights of the three-day-long creative festival


Fraenkel and Parnaby keep grip on ARB board


Beatrice Fraenkel and Richard Parnaby have been re-elected unopposed to their positions at the helm of the Architects Registration Board (ARB).

Architecture Students

Hoare Lea and AJ launch £2k student bursary


Get support for your ideas with the AJ Hoare Lea Part 2 research bursary

FAT and Grayson Perry's House for Essex

Holland on Julie's house: 'It is the ultimate decorated shed'


FAT’s final project – a collaboration with artist Grayson Perry for Living Architecture – has finally completed

Paul Morrell, chief construction adviser

Paul Morrell warns RIBA could become 'irrelevant'


Paul Morrell, the former government chief construction adviser, has warned that professional bodies in the sector are in danger of becoming ‘irrelevant within five to 10 years’

Senate House Masterplan

BDP bags masterplan to ‘revitalise’ Holden’s Senate House


The University of London has hired BDP to create a blueprint to revitalise its estate, centred around its landmark Senate House building in the capital’s Bloomsbury district


RIBA launches call for President's Awards entries


The RIBA has opened a three-week window for submissions to its 2015 President’s Awards for Research, designed to recognise academic and professional achievement across the industry

Haringey Brick House

Satish Jassal completes 51m² house in Haringey


Satish Jassal Architects has completed this small brick house in Haringey, North London

Duggan Morris Architects' Wildernesse scheme [model]

Duggan Morris wins go-ahead for 'new concept for retirement living'


Duggan Morris Architects has scooped permission for this ground-breaking retirement development in the grounds of a grade II-listed house in Sevenoaks, Kent

Soane Museum

John Soane’s private apartments and model room open to the public


The John Soane Museum in London has opened the architect’s private apartments and model room to the public for the first time in more than 160 years

Ellis Woodman - February 2015

AF seeks entries for 'best new talent' book


The Architecture Foundation (AF) is on the hunt for the next wave of emerging architectural talent for the third volume of its New Architects book series

LIVE STREAM: The Pritzker Prize ceremony


[FROM 1AM 16 MAY] Watch a live stream of the Pritzker Prize ceremony as it recognises the late Frei Otto

Hall McKnight's Kings College scheme on the Strand [resolution to approve April 2015]

DCLG places Strand plans on hold


Controversial proposals by Hall McKnight to redevelop King’s College London’s Strand campus have been put on hold while ministers probe the scheme, it has emerged

Olympic Village 16MAR 6

ONS reports first-quarter drop in construction output


The value of work in the UK construction industry fell by 1.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the last three months of 2014, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said

AJ120 Building of the Year

Readers poll: What is your Building of the Year?


Tell us which scheme you think should win the coveted AJ120 Building of the Year trophy

Burrington Estates' Mark Edworthy

Burrington Estates: 'We want to bring Grimshaw's Ship back to life'


Chairman and founder of Burrington Estates Mark Edworthy tells the AJ about his plans for the Grimshaw-designed former Western News HQ in Plymouth

Foundry Square - plans by Nick Brown Architects for Igloo

Igloo reveals latest plans for Leeds' Holbeck Urban Village


Developer Igloo Regeneration and Nick Brown Architects have published new plans for a 73-home scheme in Leeds’ Holbeck Urban Village

Haverstock Alexandra College

Haverstock to add college to Brutalist Alexandra Road Estate


Haverstock has won the go-ahead for a new adult learning centre in the grade II*-listed Alexandra Road Estate in Camden

Team A

Finalists show off Sevenoaks civic centre proposals


The AJ can exclusively reveal the schemes by the finalists in the contest to design a new community and conference centre next to Bat & Ball railway station in Sevenoaks, Kent

Chancellor George Osborne visits Metrolink Trafford Depot Manchester Airport 2

Chancellor sets out plans for northern devolution


The chancellor has outlined his plans to transfer power and cash to English cities as part of plans to ‘build a northern powerhouse’

International Spy Museum, Washington

I spy Richard Rogers in Washington


For many years public perceptions of spy architecture have been dominated by the work of GCHQ ‘doughnut’ designer Gensler and Terry Farrell – the architect of James Bond’s towering MI6 HQ.

Holl Mack poster

Glasgow School Of Art draws a blank


Students at the Glasgow School of Art have hit back at orders to not affix anything to the walls of Steven Holl’s Reid Building


Everyone wants a piece of the barracks


The £3 billion Chelsea Barracks redevelopment is on the move again. The scheme’s original architect, Richard Rogers, was famously thrown off the overhaul of the redundant barracks site in 2009 following a headline-grabbing intervention by Prince Charles.

Carsten Höller’s giant slides

Hayward slide show


Carsten Höller’s giant slides, which were erected at Tate Modern in 2006, are set to make a return


I’m not a monster, protests Glasgow-based architect Hoskins


Gareth Hoskins takes the prize for most unusual comment made by an architect about themselves after saying he was ‘not tall enough to be Godzilla’.

Grimshaw Western News HQ

Peregrines fly in to save Grimshaw ship


Grimshaw’s threatened Ship building in Plymouth could be handed a last-minute lifeline by rare birds.

Heatherwick Garden Bridge

No Kew to praise the garden bridge


The charity behind plans for London’s controversial Garden Bridge launched a new PR offensive last week.

Zaha Hadid Middle East Centre, University of Oxford

Birds take a shine to Zaha’s Oxford building


As the wraps come off Zaha Hadid Architects’ long-awaited Middle East Centre at the University of Oxford it appears the curved, funnel-like addition to St Antony’s College has received a harsh verdict from the local wildlife.

Photovoltaic panels

Vive the green revolution!


The French government passed a law this week requiring rooftops on new buildings in commercial zones to be partially covered in plants or solar panels.

Battersea Arts Centre fire

Things we haven’t lost in the Battersea fire


It’s been a rollercoaster month for the Battersea Arts Centre, which – during the final phases of a £13.3 million restoration led by Haworth Tompkins – saw its Grade II*-listed Grand Hall wrecked by fire.

Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall stands its ground


Conductor Simon Rattle’s comment that London lacks a truly world-class music venue will have irked the capital’s leading concert auditoriums, not least the Royal Festival Hall.


Religious platform


An interesting new theory has emerged about Stonehenge and how it could have supported a circular, wooden platform on top of the monolithic stones

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