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SimpsonHaugh and Partners' Buckingham Gate housing scheme - approved June 2015

SimpsonHaugh scoops go-ahead for Westminster Homes


SimpsonHaugh and Partners has won planning for a 14-home scheme in Westminster

Snape Maltings in Suffolk

Contest launched for Snape Maltings sculptural installation

29-Jun-2015 | Updated: 29-Jun-2015

Aldeburgh Music has launched an open design competition for an outdoor sculpture for children at Snape Maltings in Suffolk

Ravensbourne College team

WAF London Student charrette: the future of London’s squares


Architecture students from London Southbank, University of Westminster and Ravensbourne College proposed ideas for the future of London’s squares at a charrette this weekend

AHR Altrincham

AHR completes Altrincham transport interchange


AHR has completed this £19 million transport interchange in Altrincham, Greater Manchester

The Whitworth, Manchester by MUMA

Revealed: finalists for 2015 Retrofit Awards


The 89 schemes vying for the annual retrofit Oscars have been announced

Abode, Great Kneighton by Proctor & Matthews Architects

RIBA Awards: ‘Housing no longer needs to be different to get recognised’


Why have housing schemes taken so many RIBA National Awards and what does it mean? The profession reacts.

Mack Page Park

Prince Charles: 'The Mack should be rebuilt exactly as was'


Prince Charles has voiced his support for an exact, historical rebuild of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s fire-damaged library at the Glasgow School of Art

new houses

Planning reform 'key' to spurring housebuilding in Scotland, survey finds


The planning system is to blame for the shortage of homes in Scotland, according to new research

Populus WAF

Populous unveils WAF London installation


Taking inspiration from the Eames’ House of Cards, architect Populous has created this exhbition for the inaugural World Architecture Festival (WAF) London

Aerial view of the Square Mile

City of London looks to increase affordable housing


The City of London Corporation has said it wants to expand its affordable housing stock - potentially outside of its boundaries - as demand for homes in the capital continues to rise


Network Rail slashes £38.5bn investment plan


The government is set to axe or delay a number of rail projects that formed part of Network Rail’s £38.5bn five-year investment programme following a string of work overruns and escalating costs


Enter the AJ/Curtins Inspiring Graduate Prize


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

MSMR Architects - Serpentine Columbarium

Revealed: winner of Going Underground ideas contest


Rory Olcayto reveals the results of the AJ’s subterranean design competition, run in partnership with structural waterproofing manufacturer RIW

Buckingham Palace engraving

Buckingham Palace in line for £150m overhaul


A preliminary report on the state of the Queen’s London residence shows repairs and renovations costing up to £150 million will be needed as part of a 10-year maintenance plan

Tim Groom Architects' proposed PRS scheme in Great Ancoats Street, Manchester

Tim Groom Architects reveals first scheme under new name


Tim Groom Architects - formerly Formroom Architects - has revealed plans for this £30 million Private Rented Sector (PRS) housing scheme in Great Ancoats Street, Manchester

Emma Printie-James

New practice: Printie James Architecture


The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at those who have recently decided to go it alone

Shortlisted: Caruso St John Architects (London)

Caruso St John misses out in race for MAXXI neighbour job


Milan’s Studio 015 has defeated Caruso St John Architects in the international design competition for a 5.1 ha plot next to Zaha Hadid’s Stirling Prize-winning MAXXI in Rome

Dreamland revamp by Guy Hollaway Architects

Margate’s Dreamland reopens


The Dreamland amusement park in Margate has reopened to the public after an £18million overhaul by Guy Hollaway Architects

OMA Garage Museuum of Contemporary Art

OMA completes Moscow's Garage Museum of Contemporary Art


Rem Koolhaas’ practice OMA has completed this new modern art museum in Moscow

Winner: Broadway Malyan's entry in the competition to design the 'Destination Hub' in Everton Park, Liverpool (model)

Plug pulled on Broadway Malyan's Everton Park visitor centre


The backers behind Broadway Maylan-designed plans to create a huge viewing platform in a Liverpool park have confirmed the scheme is being shelved because of funding problems

Space Group hotel

Space Group stakes a claim in the final frontier


London and planet Earth-based practice Space Group Architects has taken the search for the next emerging market to a new, extra-terrestrial level 


Evelina learns from glazing mistakes


Nearly 10 years after first opening its doors the Stirling Prize-shortlisted Evelina Children’s Hospital is poised for a major expansion.

FAT and Grayson Perry's House for Essex

Skewed concerns at Grayson Perry house


Security was tight at the press opening of the much-photographed, two-bedroom holiday home designed by the now-dissolved FAT together with artist Grayson Perry.

RIBA Gold Medal

Close encounters with the stars


Ever fancied a helicopter ride over London? Well one lucky winner could be in with the chance for a ride in Norman Foster’s private helicopter.

Jeremy Paxman in 2009

HS2 fails to capture Paxman’s heart


No longer able to attack politicians on Newsnight, Jeremy Paxman has turned his attention to a much bigger, less animate target: the construction of High Speed 2.

Piano’s Whitney Museum is in the bag


As his new $422 million Whitney Museum in New York opens to the public, Renzo Piano has joined the ever-growing list of architects trying their hand at fashion design.

Owen Luder, former president of RIBA who has been re-elected to the RIBA council

Luder proves a shrewd political gambler


Such sentiments certainly won’t have been appreciated by most architects, who, according to the AJ’s pre-election poll, were hoping for a Labour victory. 

An unseemly display of post-election glee


As a rule, press releases should not enrage, so perhaps the authors of a post-election media bulletin issued this week should have considered the fact that 75 per cent of the electorate did not vote Conservative.

Lego Flatiron Building

Flatiron receives the Lego treatment


Lego has just released the latest model in its Landmark Architecture series – an interpretation of New York’s 1902 Flatiron Building.

Channel 4 HQ

Rogers protests his channel 4 innocence


Last week Richard Rogers gave a talk exclusively for Channel 4’s staff about his life and loves.

Heygate Estate Elephant and Castle

A dark site for regeneration dirt


Just when we’d almost forgotten about the (non) trials and tribulations of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, tantalising news emerges about a secret-sharing project specifically for architects and planners.

Damien Murtagh

Straight approach for 3D modelling system


An architect has designed a modular kit which he hopes will be ‘the next Lego’. Arckit, is the brainchild of Irish architect Damien Murtagh who designed it as a reaction to 3D computer models.

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