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New drainage on Exhibition Road - almost too efficient. Credit: by RBKC

Shared space schemes labelled 'dangerous' in Lords report


A new House of Lords report has called for a moratorium on any new ‘frightening and intimidating’ shared space schemes


Bartlett students create King’s Cross urban garden


Students from the Bartlett School of Architecture have created a new urban garden in the centre of Argent’s King’s Cross redevelopment in London

Sketch of Sheppard Robson's proposed Conference and Learning Centre (July 2015)

Sheppard Robson lands latest Science Central job


Growing AJ120 practice Sheppard Robson has become the latest firm to pick up work on Newcastle University’s Science Central campus

Kevin McCloud’s HAB Housing won planning for a five-home development in Oxford designed by John Pardey Architects in March 2015

Permissions for new homes back to 2008 levels


Planning permission for new homes in England has passed the 200,000 mark in the past year – the first time since early 2008

Close up view of the proposed new amphitheatre - part of John McAslan & Partners' wider redevelopment of the grade II-listed Millbank complex

John McAslan releases new images of Millbank Tower plans


John McAslan & Partners has revealed its plans to convert the grade II-listed Millbank Tower - once London’s tallest building - into 200 flats

RSHP International Spy Museum

RSHP reveals latest designs for International Spy Museum


Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) has revealed its latest designs for a new home for the International Spy Museum in Washington

Jonathan Connerney - RIBA AHR Stephen Williams scholarship winner

Belfast student picks up RIBA AHR scholarship


Jonathan Connerney, a student at Queen’s University in Belfast has picked up the 2015 RIBA AHR Stephen Williams Scholarship

Sheppard Robson Interserve

Sheppard Robson reveals new Birmingham office for Interserve


Sheppard Robson has unveiled designs for a new 12,000m2 office building for construction firm Interserve

Lisa Raynes

Revealed: RIBA Council election results


The RIBA has revealed the results of this year’s council elections

Sam Jacob Milton Keynes

Sam Jacob wins planning for menhir in Milton Keynes


Former FAT director Sam Jacob has won the go-ahead to install a 1:1 replica of a standing stone at the top of Milton Keynes’ Midsummer Boulevard

Hoare Lea - Joanne Preston

AJ/Hoare Lea Bursary winner revealed


Bartlett student Joanne Preston has picked up the inaugural Hoare Lea Part 2 student bursary

Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle bridge contest attracts big numbers


The two-stage contest to design a £4 million bridge at Tintagel Castle in north Cornwall has received 137 submissions from 27 countries

Reinhold Messner’s 6th and last MMM-Museum designed by Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid's mountain-top museum opens


A new museum designed by Zaha Hadid for famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner has opened on the top of the Kronplatz peak, in the South Tyrol, Italy

Snohetta cable car

Snøhetta wins contest for Italian cable car


Norwegian firm Snøhetta has won a competition to design a new cable car in Bolzano, Italy


Enter the AJ/Curtins Inspiring Graduate Prize


The AJ and Curtins has launched a new prize for architecture graduates

RCKa Arklow Road Pocket Homes

RCKa wins planning for Lewisham Pocket homes conversion


RCKa has won planning for an affordable housing scheme for micro-housing specialist Pocket Living

OMA Brighton College

OMA reveals Brighton College scheme


Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has revealed designs for a new sports and science building at Brighton College

Roz Barr Architects' runner-up scheme for Porsgrunn Church in Norway

So close again for Barr in latest Norwegian church contest


Roz Barr Architects has been beaten in a competition to design a Norweigan church – losing out to the same practice in a similar competition in 2012

Autonomouscar 1956

Government pledges £20m to driverless car studies


The government has launched a £20 million fund aimed at putting the UK at the forefront of the driverless vehicle market


HS2 chairman Higgins hits back over design criticism


High Speed 2 chairman David Higgins has hit back at criticisms regarding his planned use of standardisation as a means to boost efficiency

Richard Rogers, Graham Stirk and Ivan Harbour

Soft option as Rogers takes to the field


Richard Rogers may be nearly 82 years old but he’s still up for a game of sport. The architect turned up at Regent’s Park recently when it was the Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners team’s turn to compete against RCKa in the London architectural softball league.

Barbara Weiss

Feminism’s triumph is a blow for skyline


Campaign queen Barbara Weiss – the mastermind behind both Skyline and Women in Architecture – must have been conflicted by news that a female architect was behind London’s newest skyscraper, PLP’s 20 Bishopsgate

BT Tower revolving restautant

Take a turn in the BT Tower restaurant


Those seeking a novelty dining experience closer to home will be excited to learn that the BT Tower’s revolving restaurant is set to open to the public again for the first time in 35 years. The opening will mark the building’s 50th anniversary.

Serpentine Pavilion by SelgasCano - completed, June 2015

Silva lining undermines pavilion’s hipness


At the opening of the Serpentine Pavilion the assembled press were treated to the sight of culture minister Ed Vaizey taking to the stage to express his admiration for the project.


Lego’s block grant


The University of Cambridge is on the hunt for a professor of Lego. But architects hoping for a career move that will let them build from the plastic blocks all day long may be disappointed.

Park Hill parties all weekend long


The design world once again descended on Sheffield’s Park Hill last weekend when the housing estate played host to a party kicking off the city’s design week.

Assemble's Brutalist Playground

Brutal let-down for playground visitors


Last Tuesday saw one of the RIBA’s busiest events when more than 900 people showed up to the launch of Turner Prize-shortlisted Assemble’s Brutalist Playground.

Heatherwick Garden Bridge

Garden Bridge struck by satirical blow


It is safe to say Joanna Lumley’s proposed Garden Bridge across the Thames has split opinion – not least because of the large amounts of money needed for what some regard as a ‘vanity project’.

Mossessian Architecture - Kings Cross

Sneak preview of King's Cross project at Mossessian party


A top secret scheme for King’s Cross was given a cheeky airing at Mossessian Architecture’s 10 year anniversary celebrations last week.

Wes Anderson pinball

Wes Anderson’s latest creation is Prada bar


Film director Wes Anderson, best known for his lavishly eyecatching production design, has turned his hand to interiors, designing a café inside OMA’s recently completed Fondazione Prada in Milan.

1st Thomas Heatherwick

Heatherwick takes inspiration from Zaha


Is Thomas Heatherwick about to take a leaf from Zaha Hadid’s book by appointing a chief executive?

Hall McKnight's 'yellow pavilion'

Festival shivers for Gold Medal winners


Cold weather, wind and rain didn’t stop architects turning out in force for the launch of the London Festival of Architecture last week.

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