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Buckley Gray Yeoman completes £5.5m Highgate school extension


Buckley Gray Yeoman has unwrapped this extension to Channing School in Highgate, north London

Beth West

HS2 in talks with Chinese for over a year, says director


A senior director at High Speed 2 has has said the organisation has been in talks with Chinese firms for more than a year


RIBA rethinks the future of 66 Portland Place


The RIBA is on the hunt for a client advisor to rethink the masterplan of its headquarters at 66 Portland Place

BTE Architecture's contest-winning viewing platform for Inveruglas, Loch Lomond

Winners of latest Scottish Scenic Routes contests revealed


Emerging design studio Processcraft and a team featuring Daniel Smith and Philip Zoechbauer have been named winners in a pair of contests for the latest batch of Scottish Scenic Routes installations


Council rejects rocket-shaped flat scheme in Southwark


Southwark Council has thrown out plans for a rocket-shaped tower designed by Russian practice Studio 44


RIBA Stirling Prize video: NEO Bankside by RSHP


Graham Stirk of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners’ talks about the design drivers behind his practice’s Stirling Prize-shortlisted NEO Bankside

Rainham - Rainham Hall - Studio Weave

Studio Weave’s Rainham Hall transformation opens


Studio Weave’s new visitor experience at the grade II*-listed Rainham Hall has opened to the public


BDP’s Manchester Victoria Station revamp opens


BDP has completed its £48.5 million overhaul of Victoria Station in Manchester

Shadow infrastructure minister Lord Adonis

Housing not on National Infrastructure Commission agenda


The government’s new National Infrastructure Commission, announced Monday, will not have a remit covering large-scale housing development.


Revealed: latest construction shots of Heneghan Peng’s Palestinian Museum


Heneghan Peng has revealed the latest construction photos of its competition-winnning Palestinian Museum near Ramallah on the West Bank


ADP to open new Edinburgh office


AJ120 big hitter ADP has announced it is opening a new Edinburgh office, just days after celebrating its 50th birthday


Matthew Lloyd and Mae win planning for HS2 'decant' homes


Matthew Lloyd Architects and Mae have won planning for 116 homes across Camden which will replace those lost due to the new HS2 line


Scotland launches hunt for 2016 Venice Biennale team


The search has begun for a team to deliver Scotland’s showpiece at next year’s Venice Biennale – the first time since 2008 that the country will have been represented formally


On film: all six of the RIBA Stirling Prize 2015 finalists


Over the next six days the AJ will reveal videos of each of the schemes shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2015


Coffey Architects unwraps first scheme in China


Coffey Architects has completed this 40,000m2 office in Qingdao, China


dRMM submits plans for Oldham Maggie’s


Timber experts dRMM has submitted plans for a new Maggie’s Centre in Oldham

Zaha Hadid

Hadid to judge Lebanese architects-only museum contest


Zaha Hadid is to judge an international competition for a new 12,000m² modern art gallery in Beirut – open to architects of Lebanese origin only

Peabody Avenue

Housing associations back Right to Buy extension


Housing associations have overwhelmingly voted for a proposal that could see them voluntarily introduce the Right to Buy for their tenants

FaulknerBrowns' Hebburn Hub

FaulknerBrowns completes £12.8m cor-ten sports centre


FaulknerBrowns has completed this cor-ten clad library and sports centre in Hebburn, south Tyneside

Rory Olcayto picking up the IBP magazine of the year (weekly) - November 2

AJ shortlisted for six media awards


The AJ has been shortlisted for half a dozen top honours in this year’s International Building Press (IBP) awards

AI Robot

Architects’ jobs safe from robots ... for now


More than two thirds of existing jobs in the UK are at ‘high risk’ of computerisation and robotic automation over the next 20 years, according to a study by researchers at Deloitte and Oxford University.

New Zealand new flag

Let's run this idea up the flagpole...


A New Zealand architect has two of his designs among the final proposals competing to be his country’s new flag. 

Hugh Broughton

Brakes are off Thames floating cycle path


The prospect of cycling along the Thames on an eight-mile-long floating path could be a step closer. Next month the team behind the scheme is set to launch a crowdfunding campaign to fund the Thames Deckway’s feasibility stage.


Critics get the hump over hotel design


A building that forms the focal point of the Ruhrtriennale arts festival in Bochum, Germany has been ridiculed for resembling a couple having sex.

Tristan Bassingthwaighte

Architecture student samples life on Mars


A trainee architect is one of six Nasa recruits who have just begun the longest isolation experience ever attempted, in an attempt to simulate what life would be like on Mars.

David Adjaye

Adjaye rumoured to be Obama’s top choice


David Adjaye is tipped to be among the ‘frontrunners’ for the new Obama Presidential Centre in Chicago, which will include a museum and presidential library.

Jeremy Corbyn

Corbyn and Corb: the coincidences pile up


In the heat of Labour’s leadership battle and the startling rise of Jeremy Corbyn, one vital question goes unanswered: ‘what does the Corb have in common with Le Corb?’


UK Trade & Investment fails to get the memo


The headlong rush to do business with Iran in the wake of President Obama’s nuclear deal has left parts of the British establishment struggling to keep up, it seems.


Locals squeamish over penthouse work


Plans to improve Norman Foster’s former London penthouse are causing a stink among local residents.

Belfast beauties obscured by alcohol


Given that Brits are among the world’s most prolific drinkers (we drink an average of 11.6 litres of pure alcohol a year says the World Health Organisation) the media attention around the listing of 21 inter-war pubs was unsurprising.

Ocakli Ada Castle

Turkish castle has a spongedown


Work has recently completed on the renovation of the Ocakli Ada castle at Sile in Turkey, thought to date back to the Byzantine era.


Architecture is exploded alcohol


Jelly-maker Bompas & Parr has revealed its latest creation: an installation-cum-bar entitled Alcoholic Architecture.

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