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    Size matters when specifying fire-resistant ceilingsSubscription

    Opinion29 June, 2020

    Geoff Wilkinson demystifies the task of providing fire protection for ceilings

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    AJ Specification 06.20: Walls, ceilings and partitionsSubscription

    Digital Edition19 June, 2020

    Walls, ceilings and partitions: Case studies of projects by Coffey Architects, FaulknerBrown Architects and Jonathan Hendry Architects

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    The New Steading by Ian O’Brien Studio

    AJ Specification16 June, 2020

    This family guesthouse in Perthshire, by Ian O’Brien Studio, is built within the ruins of an old steading and clad in boards cut from the clients’ own oak tree. Photography by Keith Hunter

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    Rye Apartments by Tikari Works

    AJ Specification8 June, 2020

    With a shingle-clad façade and exposed CLT interiors, Tikari Works has create a sense of warmth and privacy in this housing scheme opposite Peckham Rye Park. Photography by Jack Hobhouse

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    AJ Specification Live Webinar: specification now and post-lockdown VideoSubscription

    AJ Specification3 June, 2020

    What are architects currently specifying – and what are the challenges ahead for specification and working with suppliers in the changing construction landscape post-Covid? AJ architecture editor Rob Wilson, Delvendahl Martin Architects’ associate Stephanie Thum-Bonanno; Ian O’Brien Studio’s founding director Ian O’Brien and Moxon Architects’ Andrew Macpherson talk about recent and current projects, taking live questions from the audience.

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    KH House by Delvendahl Martin Architects

    AJ Specification1 June, 2020

    In this extension to a Grade II-listed farmhouse Delvendahl Martin has used local natural materials, such as flint and oak, at the heart of its design. Photography by Tim Crocker

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    AJ Specification 05.20: Natural materialsSubscription

    Digital Edition21 May, 2020

    Natural materials: Case studies of projects by Delvendahl Martin Architects, Ian O’Brien Studio and Tikari Works

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    St Albans Place by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

    AJ Specification20 May, 2020

    Providing accommodation for nearly 400 students, this scheme for client VITA Student is formed of three towers, the tallest of which stands at 18 storeys. Photography by Will Pryce and Richard Battye

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    Bumpers Oast by ACME

    AJ Specification13 May, 2020

    A nod to the traditional Kent oast house, this four-bedroom home was built with a timber frame and the expertise of local trades and craftsmen. Photography by Jim Stephenson

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    Shelter From The Storm by Holland Harvey Architects

    AJ Specification30 April, 2020

    A homeless shelter centred around a community café and kitchen. This project features a welcoming palate of materials and colours to emphasise comfort and homeliness. Photography by Nicholas Worley.

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    AJ Specification 04.20: Kitchens & bathroomsSubscription

    Digital Edition23 April, 2020

    Kitchens and bathrooms: Shelter From The Storm homeless accommodation in London by Holland Harvey Architects; Bumpers Oast house in Kent by ACME; St Albans Place serviced flats in Leeds by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

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    St Albans Cathedral by Simpson & Brown ArchitectsSubscription

    AJ Specification7 April, 2020

    The original Bovingdon bricks of the cathedral were carefully matched in size, texture, colouring, ratio and distribution to carry out repairs to brickwork and to form the new walls, window openings and quoins as part of this extensive retrofit project. Photography by Giles Rocholl Photography

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    AJ Specification 03.20: Façades & claddingSubscription

    Digital Edition26 March, 2020

    Façades and cladding: Maggie’s at The Royal Marsden by Ab Rogers Design; Leeds Playhouse by Page\Park Architects; The Stratford high-rise housing and hotel by SOM 

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    AJ Specification Awards 2020 winners revealedSubscription

    News26 March, 2020

    The AJ is delighted to announce the winners in the seven categories of the AJ Specification Awards 2020

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    White Rabbit House by Gundry + DuckerSubscription

    AJ Specification16 March, 2020

    Centred around a pill-shaped staircase, the project features a chequerboard patterned floor in marble and terrazzo, cherry timber staircase and a bathroom lined in pink waterproof plaster. Photography by Andrew Meredith

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    Max Fordham House by bere:architectsSubscription

    AJ Specification3 March, 2020

    This house for environmental engineer Max Fordham features unique insulated sliding shutters for enhanced heat demand reduction. Photography by Tim Crocker

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    AJ Specification 02.20: Floors, stairs, lifts & signageSubscription

    Digital Edition26 February, 2020

    Floors, stairs, lifts and signage: White Rabbit House, Canonbury, by Gundry + Ducker; Sophie Hulme shop, Chiltern Street, by Maich Swift Architects; Granary Square Pavilion, King’s Cross, by Bell Phillips Architects 

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    Case study: Corner House by 31/44 ArchitectsSubscription

    AJ Specification19 February, 2020

    This conversion of a Victorian corner plot in south London reinterprets the adjacent terrace’s façade composition to ‘repair the existing out-of-pattern arrangement’. Photography by Rory Gardiner

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    Second Home London Fields by Estudio Cano LassoSubscription

    AJ Specification10 February, 2020

    This project has retained an existing building front by cladding it in a bubble-like façade made from a woven fabric stretched across a free-form frame. Photography by Iwan Baan, Second Home, Estudio Cano Lasso and Taran Wilkhu

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    Case study: York House by dMFK ArchitectsSubscription

    AJ Specification5 February, 2020

    dMFK has completed a refurbishment and extension to a purpose-built 1980s office building in King’s Cross. Photography by Jack Hobhouse

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    AJ Specification 12.19: Brick & stoneSubscription

    Digital Edition19 December, 2019

    Brick and stone: Corner House, south London, by 31/44 Architects; York House, King’s Cross, by dMFK Architects; and St Albans Cathedral Welcome and Learning Centre by Simpson & Brown. 

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    Southgrove Road by From WorksSubscription

    AJ Specification10 December, 2019

    This green-stained kitchen was inspired by a photograph of a moss-covered rock with a material palette local to the Peak District. Photography by Mark Hillyer, True North Photography

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    Bristol Old Vic by Haworth TompkinsSubscription

    AJ Specification25 November, 2019

    A new ‘public square’ has been created at the front of the scheme, informally linked to the street via a foyer framed by structural timber and glass. Photography by Philip Vile, Fred Howarth

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    Case study: Streatham and Clapham High School Dining by Cottrell & VermeulenSubscription

    AJ Specification22 November, 2019

    The recently completed second phase provides a ground floor extension with dining hall, a ceramic tiled school entrance and internal refurbishments. Photography by Anthony Coleman

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    AJ Specification 11.19: Fire & insulationSubscription

    Digital Edition21 November, 2019

    Fire and insulation: Cork House, south London, by nimtim architects; Max Fordham House by bere:architects; and Second Home London Fields by Estudio Cano Lasso. 

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    Architectural branding: The Silver Building by SODA StudioSubscription

    AJ Specification12 November, 2019

    SODA Studio has transformed a former brewery in London’s Royal Docks into a creative workspace hub with branding and wayfinding inspired by the building’s form. Photography by Lewis Khan and SODA Studio

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    Case study: Orchard House by Beasley Dickson ArchitectsSubscription

    AJ Specification4 November, 2019

    The house frames its landscape context through large windows on every side, allowing for continual engagement with the natural environment. Photography by Agnese Sanvito

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    AJ Specification 10.19: LightingSubscription

    Digital Edition24 October, 2019

    Lighting: Fairfield Halls, Croydon, by MICA Architects; Drayton Green Church by Piercy & Company; 77 Parkway by Sheppard Robson

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    AJ Specification 09.19: Retrofit & sustainabilitySubscription

    Digital Edition26 September, 2019

    Retrofit and sustainability: STEM Activity Lab at Torriano Primary School, Camden, by Hayhurst & Co; Windsor Road house in Tottenham by Russell Jones; The Green House office space in east London by Waugh Thistleton Architect

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    D2 Townhouse, Dublin by Jake MoulsonSubscription

    AJ Specification19 September, 2019

    The Georgian townhouse features ‘a series of lightboxes’: pop-out windows clad in metal scalloped panels. Photography by Tim Crocker

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    Fitzwilliam College Central Building refurbishment by Cullinan StudioSubscription

    AJ Specification16 September, 2019

    Cullinan Studio has refurbished the ‘social heart’ of Denys Lasdun’s buildings at Fitzwilliam College

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    Broadway Market Mews by Delvendahl Martin ArchitectsSubscription

    AJ Specification10 September, 2019

    Delvendahl Martin’s Broadway Market Mews workshop and studio flat is part of a ‘family’ of interventions in the local area. Photography by Tim Crocker

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    House in a Garden by Gianni Botsford ArchitectsSubscription

    AJ Specification3 September, 2019

    This ‘back garden’ house by Gianni Botsford Architects features a tent-like copper clad roof formed of a double curvature concluding in a rooflight. Photography by Edmund Sumner

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    Case study: Wildernesse Restaurant in Kent by Morris+CompanySubscription

    AJ Specification28 August, 2019

    A precise structural grid of timber arched bays and columns wrapped in a delicate metal skin define this restaurant for PegasusLife’s Wildernesse Estate retirement community in Sevenoaks. Photography by Jack Hobhouse

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    Case study: North, an office retrofit by Matheson WhiteleySubscription

    AJ Specification15 August, 2019

    Glass partitions and bespoke joinery items define the space in this ground-floor office retrofit by Matheson Whiteley. Photography by Maris Mezulis

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    Eleanor Palmer Science Lab by AY ArchitectsSubscription

    AJ Specification6 August, 2019

    The practice has designed a timber frame extension with storage wall for the Eleanor Palmer Primary School in Camden, London. Photography by Nick Kane and Yeoryia Manolopoulou

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    AJ Specification 07.19: Doors & windows Subscription

    Digital Edition25 July, 2019

    Doors and windows: Orchard House, Kent, by Beasley Dickson Architects; D2 Townhouse, Dublin, by Jake Moulson; Bristol Old Vic by Haworth Tompkins 

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    AJ Specification 06.19: Walls, ceilings & partitionsSubscription

    Digital Edition26 June, 2019

    Walls, ceilings and partitions: Wildernesse Restaurant, Sevenoaks, by Morris+Company; North design studio in Clerkenwell by Matheson Whiteley; Eleanor Palmer Science Lab, Camden, by AY Architects 

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    AJ Specification 05.19: Roofing & DrainageSubscription

    Digital Edition30 May, 2019

    Roofing & drainage: Broadway Market Mews workshop and flat in Hackney by Delvendahl Martin Architects; Fitzwilliam College Central Building refurb, Cambridge, by Cullinan Studio; House in a Garden, Notting Hill, by Gianni Botsford Architects. 

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    AJ Specification 04.19: Kitchens & BathroomsSubscription

    Digital Edition25 April, 2019

    Kitchens & bathrooms: Janus House home extension by Office S&M; Southgrove Road bespoke kitchen by From Works; Streatham and Clapham High School dining (phase 2) by Cottrell & Vermeulen.

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    Holistic Office by Studio Ben AllenSubscription

    AJ Specification4 April, 2019

    The practice has designed an extension for engineer Cundall’s Birmingham workplace

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    Science and Technology Centre at Sevenoaks School by Tim Ronalds ArchitectsSubscription

    AJ Specification3 April, 2019

    The school building sits on a sloping site, matching historic buildings at the top while graduating to larger volumes at the bottom. Photography by Hélène Binet

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    AJ Specification 03.19: Façades and claddingSubscription

    Digital Edition26 March, 2019

    Façades and cladding: Mapleton Crescent, modular residential tower in Wandsworth by Metropolitan Workshop; Luxembourg housing by Andrew Phillips; and Pocket House in East Dulwich by Tikari Works

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    In pictures: celebrating the AJ Specification Awards in ManchesterSubscription

    News18 February, 2019

    The first-ever AJ Specification Awards were held at The Principal, Manchester, on Friday 15 February

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    AJ Specification Awards winners revealedSubscription

    News15 February, 2019

    Announcing the winners of the AJ’s new awards, which celebrate outstanding working relationships between architects, manufacturers and suppliers

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    AJ Specification 02.19: Floors, stairs, lifts & signageSubscription

    Digital Edition14 February, 2019

    Floors, stairs, lifts and signage: Science and Technology Centre at Sevenoaks School by Tim Ronalds Architects; The Silver Building, creative workspace in London’s Royal Docks, by SODA Studio; Holistic Office, Birmingham, by Studio Ben Allen PLUS Winners of the AJ Specification Awards 2019

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    AJ Specification 12.18: Brick & stoneSubscription

    Digital Edition17 December, 2018

    Brick and stone: Drumnakyle farmhouse by Taylor Architecture Practice; Hans Place, new-build apartments in Knightsbridge, by Squire & Partners; and University Arms Hotel porte cochère, Cambridge, by John Simpson Architects.

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    AJ Specification 11.18: Fire & insulationSubscription

    Digital Edition20 November, 2018

    Fire and insulation: South London Gallery by 6a Architects; Shawm House, Northumberland, by Mawson Kerr Architects; Little Horsecroft, Suffolk, by IF_DO

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    AJ Specification 10.18: LightingSubscription

    Digital Edition26 October, 2018

    Lighting: Fluid Workspace, Hammersmith, by Nex; Two St Peter’s Square, Manchester office building by SimpsonHaugh and Partners; Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer restoration, Southbank Centre, by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.

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    Judges announced for AJ Specification AwardsSubscription

    News18 October, 2018

    Studio Partington founder Richard Partington, associate director of ACME Catherine Hennessy and Acanthus Clews Architects director David Finlay are among the judges for the new AJ Specification Awards

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