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ACME's revised Northgate plans. The proposed department store. The design of which is inspired by the various Tudor reliefs typically found throughout Chester [August 2015].

ACME reworks £300m central Chester plans


ACME is set to revise its Northgate masterplan in Chester city centre to include a new four star hotel


RIBA Future Trends sounds cautionary warning


The latest RIBA Future Trends survey has revealed a drop in both workloads and staffing forecasts


Allies and Morrison submits plans for Ealing Broadway revamp


AJ120 big hitter Allies and Morrison has submitted plans to redevelop a major site at Ealing Broadway


Sean Griffiths reveals Distant Drumbeat installation


Sean Griffiths, ex director of FAT, has created an architectural art piece for the National Trust’s Lyme Park on the edge of the Peak District

Zaha: ‘Our Tokyo stadium designs cannot be improved’


Zaha Hadid Architects has released a new video explaining why the Japanese government was wrong to scrap its proposed £1.3 billion Olympic Stadium in Tokyo

Rest and Be Thankful visitor centre - proposed - August 2015 by KennedyTwaddle

Plans revealed for Scottish mountain pass visitor centre


Scotland and London-based practice KennedyTwaddle has revealed plans to create a visitor attraction overlooking the old Military Road at the Rest and Be Thankful

Pentagon infographic

Pentagon: the world's largest office building - in infographics


Sixty years since the death of the Pentagon architect, G Edwin Bergstrom, these jaw-dropping new infographics show the scale of the world’s largest office building

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Is architecture really LGBT friendly?


Our industry-wide survey revealed architecture fared better than engineering and contracting for LGBT equality. But what does this really mean for sexual minorities in the profession? Rakesh Ramchurn reports

Palazzo del Lavoro, Turin under construction 1960s Architectural Press Archive/RIBA Collections

Nervi's Palace of Labour hit by arsonists

27-Aug-2015 | Updated: 27-Aug-2015

Turin’s Palazzo del Lavoro, designed by Pier Luigi Nervi, has suffered serious fire damage after a suspected arson attack


Design advisory services sought for Parliament revamp


The first contracts for the restoration of the Palace of Westminster, a job that could cost up to £7 billion, will be awarded next summer


Architect fined over eco-home costs wrangle


An architect who failed to tell his clients the conversion of a 1970s bungalow into an eco-home was not achievable on their budget has been found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and fined £4,000


Studio Spicer completes £675k Stratford villas


Studio Spicer has completed this pair of ‘strikingly bold and contemporary’ homes in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire


Conran to turn Barbican youth hostel into luxury flats


Conran and Partners has revealed plans to turn a tower at the Barbican, which was used as a youth hostel, into luxury apartments

Terry Farrell's masterplan for Bicester eco-town

Shelter fears Starter Homes will only help high earners


The Government’s Starter Homes initiative will narrow housing options for the lowest paid while helping mainly higher earners, according to homelessness charity Shelter

David Hutchison (1937-2015) - co-founder of HLM

HLM co-founder Hutchison dies


David Hutchison, one of the founders of Hutchison Locke and Monk (HLM) has died aged 78.


Gillespie Yunnie transforms naval base into studios


Gillespie Yunnie has transformed a former naval base in Plymouth into a series of artist’s studios


Serie lands major Singapore scheme


London’s Serie Architects has revealed its competition-winning design for a new neighbourhood centre and clinic in Singapore

Designer crowdfunds to build pods for homeless


Architectural designer James Furzer has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a modular homeless shelter which would hang off the sides of buildings

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Grimshaw completes £180m energy-from-waste facility


Grimshaw Architects has completed this £180 million power plant in Great Blakenham, Suffolk


Myerscough builds pop-up viewing platform on Swedish bridge


Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan have released these pictures of a colourful, temporary installation on Stockholm’s Norrbro Bridge

BPO Building

Gehry joins fight to save Decq building


French architect Odile Decq has launched an ‘international emergency petition’ addressed to French president Francois Hollande and culture minister Fleur Pellerin to save her 1990 BPO Building in Rennes from being razed to the ground.

Serpentine Pavilion by SelgasCano - completed, June 2015

Rain or shine cause pavilion problems


SelgasCano’s multicoloured Serpentine Pavilion has been struggling with the English weather. Visitors to the ‘lumpy rainbow of ETFE and ribbons’ have told of overheating and feeling as if they are sitting in a greenhouse.


Sandcastles hit by tide of destruction


A sandcastle contest organised by the RIBA as part of a local Love Architecture Festival in Grimsby lost its competitive edge, with all entrants declared winners, after encroaching tides threatened to wash away the architectural creations.

Studio Weave lego

Studio Weave breaks the Lego rules


Studio Weave’s sprawling Lego city took home the trophy at last week’s London Architecture Festival’s Lego Challenge … despite blatantly breaking the contest’s rules.

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’.

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