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Astragal: Architecture's going to the dogsSubscription
Readers may remember a fundraising initiative from 2013 when 20 star-designers were asked to imagine and build disability-aware dolls’ houses.
An amazing – and currently unsubstantiated – rumour has made its way to AJ towers by a very odd (and sadly undisclosable) route.
Astragal: Which matinee idol has the BFI hired?Subscription
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.
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
Astragal: All life is here at WAFSubscription
The great and the good of global architecture gathered in a cavernous warehouse in Berlin last week for the World Architecture Festival, to compete for the World Building of the Year. The the event saw Will Alsop, Deborah Saunt, Simon Allford, Sadie Morgan, Peter Cook, Sam Jacob, David Chipperfield and Patrick Lynch all rubbing shoulders.
Happy birthday to Peter Cook, who celebrated his 80th birthday recently. The Archigram founder partied in style with his students and fellow tutors at the Bartlett, where he teaches.
Astragal: The Stirling Prize’s his-story boysSubscription
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.
Astragal: Spread the Sheffield loveSubscription
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Astragal: Troubled waters for HeatherwickSubscription
Creating gardens over rivers is proving problematic for Thomas Heatherwick