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12.03.20: Council housingSubscription
The AJ looks at recent housing schemes with studies of two HTA Design infill projects for the Croydon Smaller Sites Programme; two schemes for downsizers in Barking & Dagenham by Peter Barber Architects; and the latest fruits of Doncaster Council’s housing programme, designed by its in-house team. We also examine the resurgence of council house-building. PLUS designs from the Liverpool’s Forgotten Spaces charrette;
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
27.02.20: RetroFirst and the Circular EconomySubscription
The AJ focuses on its RetroFirst campaign to prioritise reuse of existing buildings. We meet Maarten Gielen of Belgian circular economy-focused design practice Rotor; and visit Civic Architects’ LocHal library – a converted train depot in the Netherlands. As Historic England backs the campaign’s call to slash VAT on retrofit, we look at the barriers the heritage sector faces to reusing buildings; we talk to four developers about ...
The AJ goes west, featuring interviews with five Bristol practices – Cryer & Coe, Emmett Russell, Smith Maloney, Connolly Wellingham and 3|10 Studio – focusing on a key infill or retrofit scheme each is working on; as well as a building study of Barefoot Architects’ Cor-ten Courtyard House in the city. PLUS Pitman Tozer Architects completes the first new homes for ...
30.01.20: Higher educationSubscription
The AJ looks at three university schemes: Grafton’s Town House and Haworth Tompkins’ refurbished school of art, both for Kingston University, and Grimshaw’s retrofit of its own 1970s furniture factory into a new home for Bath Schools of Art and Design; and we investigate whether it’s time for a new approach to designing student housing. PLUS Walters & Cohen Architects looks back ...
16.01.20: In practiceSubscription
The AJ features three architecture firms that have recently designed their own studios: HAT Projects in Colchester; Gort Scott in south London; and Moxon in the Cairngorms. We also look at Feilden Clegg Bradley’s transformation of an 18th-century cotton mill at Ancoats in Manchester. PLUS We meet architecture’s poet in residence LionHeart; the growing calls to slash VAT on building ...
AJ Specification 12.19: Brick & stoneSubscription
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.
The AJ looks at community architecture with a building study on Croydon Youth Zone by John Puttick Associates; five case studies of community-led schemes – from cooking and teaching facilities in London to affordable homes on micro-sites in Bristol; a small architectural intervention to create a social space in Glasgow; and filmmaker-turned-architect Clare Richards talks about her mission ...
The AJ focuses on the UK’s second-largest city with a study of Graeme Massie Architects’ reworking of Centenary Square; Joe Holyoak evaluates 10 years of Birmingham’s Big City Plan; we examine the impending regeneration of the Ladywood estate; West Midlands mayor Andy Street explains how HS2 could have a transformational effect on the city; and we hear the views of five Birmingham practices: APEC, BPN,
AJ Specification 11.19: Fire & insulationSubscription
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.