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  • Boris and celtic crossing

    Weekend roundup: A bridge you say?Subscription

    Opinion14 September, 2019

    Simon Aldous’s take on the big architectural stories of the week: Prime minister considers Scotland/NI crossing • Anger over HTA block behind Hoover Building • Fosters posts record turnover • AJ launches RetroFirst campaign

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    Sea and sandstone: Shingle House by Flower Michelin ArchitectsSubscription

    Building13 September, 2019

    The renovation and extension of a seaside home on Scotland’s west coast combines traditional vernacular form with local craftsmanship to create a distinctive and striking retrofit, writes Fran Williams. Photography by Fred Howarth 

  • Retrofit index

    AJ Retrofit Awards 2019 winners revealedSubscription

    News12 September, 2019

    Featherstone Young’s Ty Pawb arts centre in Wales has been named AJ Retrofit of the Year 2019

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    Introducing RetroFirst: a new AJ campaign championing reuse in the built environmentSubscription

    News12 September, 2019

    Amid the escalating climate crisis, Will Hurst introduces the AJ’s campaign to prioritise retrofitting existing buildings over demolition and rebuild

  • Retrofirst demands all

    Join our RetroFirst campaign to make retrofit the default choiceSubscription

    Opinion12 September, 2019

    With construction gobbling up resources at a phenomenal rate, retrofitting existing buildings needs to become the default option, writes Emily Booth

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    12.09.19: RetroFirstSubscription

    Digital Edition12 September, 2019

    In this special retrofit issue we launch our new RetroFirst campaign championing reuse in the built environment. We also announce the winners of the AJ Retrofit Awards 2019 covering 18 different categories; as well as building studies of two retrofit projects: Orms’ conversion of council offices into a hotel in Camden, north London; and Flower Michelin Architects’ Shingle House renovation and extension of a seaside ...

  • The Standard by ORMS 1

    Raising The Standard: Orms retrofits Camden Council offices into hotelSubscription

    Building12 September, 2019

    With its assured conversion of a 1970s former town hall annexe, the practice has given a new lease of life to an unpromising building, applying the principle ‘maximum retention of existing fabric’, writes Rob Wilson.  Photography by Tim Charles and Timothy Soar

  • Pix Northampton1

    Architecture Initiative transforms Northampton sorting office into new schoolSubscription

    Building22 August, 2019

    The retrofit of a derelict Brutalist giant has a carbon footprint significantly smaller than its demolish-and-build-anew equivalent, writes Rob Wilson. Photography Will Scott, Luke Hayes

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    Fabric first: Allies and Morrison’s van Hasselt Centre at Cranleigh SchoolSubscription

    Building21 August, 2019

    The new building for a private school in Surrey offers an unusual solution to a problem, implemented in a very precise manner, writes Fran Williams. Photography Nick Guttridge

  • Contest site: The New Stöckach, Stuttgart

    Competition: The New Stöckach, StuttgartSubscription

    Competition12 August, 2019

    An international contest has been launched to redevelop a 4.25ha former energy centre in central Stuttgart (Deadline: 23 August)

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