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    Astragal: ZHA’s Big Apple dreams dashedSubscription

    News27 June, 2019

    As Alicia Keys sang, New York is a city of ‘big dreams’ and ‘big schemes’. Sadly for Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) its dream of building a ‘signature loft-like condominium’ block at 220 11th Avenue for the Moinian Group seem to have been dashed.

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    Astragal: Will Heatherwick wade into Canada Water controversy?Subscription

    News29 August, 2018

    There are early signs that height corridor obstacles might stand between British Land and its vision for Canada Water, after Historic England said its proposed tower cluster would have a ‘profound and far-reaching’ impact on London’s skyline

  • Astragal: Which matinee idol has the BFI hired?Subscription

    News27 January, 2017

    Astragal was excited to learn that German architect and former OMA director Ole Scheeren (above left) is set to build his first UK scheme, a new HQ for the British Film Institute on London’s South Bank. 

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    Astragal: What will Trump’s Mexican wall look like?Subscription

    News25 January, 2017

    As president Donald Trump orders an ’impassable physical barrier’ along the country’s border with Mexico, Astragal looks at some of the more ‘off-the-wall’ concepts already in the public domain

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    Astragal: Water pistols at dawnSubscription

    News24 September, 2019

    Intriguing news from Scotland where ‘anyone with a water pistol’ has been invited to descend en masse and open fire on Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s 1904 Hill House in Argyll

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    Astragal: Troubled waters for HeatherwickSubscription

    News15 July, 2016

    Creating gardens over rivers is proving problematic for Thomas Heatherwick

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    Astragal: The unicorn has rejected your planning applicationSubscription

    News18 June, 2018

    Losing the rill to live • Housing expo undone • Less biscuity, still chunky A curious tale recently doing the rounds told of an intriguing spat between architects and an ‘overzealous’ conservation officer at Bristol Council

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    Astragal: The Stirling Prize’s his-story boysSubscription

    News21 September, 2016

    A recent event held at the RIBA ahead of October’s Stirling Prize has come under fire for its lack of women. AJ editor in chief Christine Murray was the only female on the stage at the Dudefest, sorry Stirling Stories event, which gave each of the shortlisted practices 10 minutes to describe their project. 

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    Astragal: The hidden talents of Stirling Prize winner Annalie RichesSubscription

    News14 February, 2020

    Regional news outlets are a treasure trove of planning battles, property gossip and, frankly, the occasional oddity. Yet an often unrecognised skill is the deftness of touch needed to spin a straightforward yarn into something to satisfy readers’ specific cravings

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    Astragal: Stirling bookies slow to react as flutter-rush favours council housing schemeSubscription

    News11 September, 2019

    Those with a gambling bent will have noticed the reversal in the bookmakers’ favourites to win this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize

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