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Study makes case for £88m east London crossing


A new, feasibility study has made the case for an £88 million bridge across the Thames connecting Rotherhithe with Canary Wharf

Populous's vision to regenerate the Tavern and Allen Stands at Lord’s cricket ground in west London

Mayor backs Populous's £80m second phase of Lord’s overhaul


Mayor of London Boris Johnson has rubberstamped Populous’s plans to regenerate the Tavern and Allen Stands at Lord’s cricket ground in west London


ADP opens second Scotland studio


AJ120 practice ADP has opened an office in Edinburgh after winning jobs at two of the city’s main universities


UN Studio’s £27.6m Arnhem station opens


UN Studio’s new terminal at Arnhem Central Station in the Netherlands has finally opened to the public

Contest site in Riga, Latvia

Invited contest for £21m Riga art museum opens


The Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation has launched an invited international competition for a new £21 million museum in Riga


Maccreanor Lavington reveals plans for Wembley towers


Maccreanor Lavington Architects has submitted plans for this 239 home double tower scheme in Wembley, north London

Housing by Alison Brooks Architects and Pollard Thomas Edwards for the North West Cambridge Development

Alison Brooks and PTE win planning for Cambridge homes


Alison Brooks Architects and Pollard Thomas Edwards have been given the green light for 240-homes as part of the North West Cambridge development


Council backs Knight's River Cam footbridge


Cambridgeshire County Council has approved this foot and cycle bridge over the River Cam, designed by bridge specialist Knight Architects

Norman Foster's Apple Store in Dubai

Foster + Partners completes Dubai Apple store


Foster and Partners has completed a new Apple Store in Dubai – its third retail commission for the world’s largest publically traded company

Scrapped: Frank Gehry’s proposed performing arts centre for the World Trade Centre in New York

REX replaces Gehry on World Trade Centre job


REX has been chosen to design the new Performing Arts Centre (PAC) at the World Trade Centre (WTC) in New York – one year after earlier plans by Frank Gehry were abandoned

Chrisp Street Market in 1962. Image by Poplar HARCA Archives

RIBA London opens £25k East End market stalls contest


RIBA’s London Region has announced a design competition for a £25,000 series of market stalls at Chrisp Street Market in Poplar

Norman Foster

Norman Foster hits out at Heathrow expansion plans


Architect says airport will ‘never accommodate long-term needs’ as he defends the sustainability of his Thames Hub airport and other major infrastructure schemes


AJ/Curtins Inspiring graduate winner announced


Vanessa Lee, a Part 2 graduate at BuckleyGrayYeoman, has won the inaugural AJ/Curtins Inspiring graduate prize

Peabody chairman Bob Kerslake speaking at the AJ120 breakfast

Kerslake: ‘We want to invest in good design’


Peabody chairman Bob Kerslake has stressed the importance of good design in tackling the housing crisis and renewed his criticisms of the government’s Right to Buy extension


Chris Dyson wins planning for new Crystal Palace park café


Chris Dyson Architects has won planning for a new park café in Crystal Palace park, South London


Where is it easiest to win planning?


Newly released figures show that some authorities are significantly more like to give the green light to your planning application than others

Homes under construction

New government figures: housing construction stagnates


Growth in the housing construction market has been at a standstill since the middle of last year, according to the Office for National Statistics


Sergison Bates wins Zurich housing contest


Sergison Bates has won an international competition to design housing on two neighbouring sites in Zurich


Chipperfield reveals plans for first New York apartment scheme

19-Nov-2015 | Updated: 20-Nov-2015

New images have been unveiled of a proposed 57-home apartment block overlooking New York’s Bryant Park, designed by David Chipperfield Architects


Disused Manchester fire station to be rescued by developer


The 30-year saga surrounding the future of a landmark former fire station in Manchester looks to be at an end following its sale to developer Allied London

Cereal Cafe attack

AJ120 activist is cereal protester

28-Sep-2015 | Updated: 30-Sep-2015

One of the protesters involved in last weekend’s much-reported attack on a breakfast cereal café in London’s Shoreditch is not unknown to the AJ’s readers.


Did Bloomberg doctor foster’s designs?


Michael Bloomberg has said that Norman Foster was the only architect he considered for Bloomberg’s new European HQ in the City ofLondon.

Two people in bed

An intimate solution to the housing crisis


Solving London’s housing crisis has perhaps been over-complicated, ventures engineer Alan Baxter, who has ‘a somewhat draconian’ proposal: no bed in the capital should contain fewer than two people.


Cheesegrater and toast on Rogers’ plate


City livery company the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects enjoyed a shindig last week the RIBA would have struggled to match.

Rathbone Square

Facebook friends Make and Gehry


Those with an eye on London’s West End property market may have noticed that Facebook had finally settled on a new home in Make’s £350 million Rathbone Place scheme.

SAVE Britain's Heritage and Burrell Foley Fischer's rival Smithfield plans (November 2012)

Museum of London plan inches forward


Back in March the Museum of London announced it intended to move out of its Powell & Moya-designed home at the Barbican and into buildings at Smithfield Market

Hilde Schramm

Speer’s daughter gives refugees a home


Hilde Schramm, the daughter of Hitler’s architect Albert Speer is helping Syrian refugees fleeing the country’s civil war, it has emerged.


Design slant revealed to Corbyn’s cabinet


Jeremy Corbyn’s new shadow cabinet, unveiled this week, may have come under fire from the media, but his choices do reinforce the idea that Labour’s new leader is interested in design and place.

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.

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