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The AJ workplace edition examines three very different places of employment: Sheppard Robson’s civic centre for the London Borough of Hounslow, which combines offices with a public library and café; Glyndebourne opera house’s production hub by Nicholas Hare Architects; and the Institute of Physics in London by TateHindle. PLUS The boom in co-working and flexible office spaces; the full shortlists for the 2019 ...
AJ Specification 05.19: Roofing & DrainageSubscription
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.
The latest AJ features three Manchester projects: SimpsonHaugh Architects’ No 1 Spinningfields office building; Roof Gardens low-rise, high-density housing by Ollier Smurthwaite; and BDP’s extension and refurbishment of the Alliance Manchester Business School. And we investigate whether Manchester City Region can meet its ambitious carbon target while continuing to grow upwards and outwards. PLUS The architects who ...
25.04.19: Health and wellbeingSubscription
The latest AJ looks at two healthcare projects – an interim Cardiff Maggie’s Centre by Dow Jones Architects; and the Institute in the Park research centre by Hopkins Architects for Liverpool’s Alder Hey Hospital – as well as Mole Architects’ Marmalade Lane co-housing, which focuses on its residents’ wellbeing. PLUS The winning schemes in the AJ Small Projects 2019 awards; on site at the transformation of Smithfield ...
AJ Specification 04.19: Kitchens & BathroomsSubscription
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.
11.04.19: Cultural buildingsSubscription
Four building studies are packed into our cultural special issue: 6a architects’ MK Gallery; Carmody Groarke’s Windermere Jetty Museum; Foster + Partners’ Norton Museum of Art in Florida; and Feilden Fowles’ Yorkshire Sculpture Park visitor centre. PLUS Sergison Bates’ Pompidou Brussels goes in for planning; is the Tulip the most controversial planning approval this century?; and the ...
28.03.19: AJ Small ProjectsSubscription
The latest AJ features the 20 low-budget schemes shortlisted for this year’s AJ Small Projects awards, including a boathouse, a museum café, a library extension, an artist’s studio, a hospital chapel and a holiday hide‑out. PLUS Igloo Regeneration brings six Glasgow practices together to rethink terraced house design; and issues and insights from this year’s MIPIM property fair in Cannes.
AJ Specification 03.19: Façades and claddingSubscription
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
The latest AJ examines three rural homes: Hampshire House by Níall McLaughlin Architects and ‘country-house clause’ schemes Black Barn in Suffolk by Studio Bark and Barrow House on the Lincolnshire Wolds by id architecture PLUS The first in a series on new ways of working looks at community land trusts; and five sustainability leaders each highlight one thing architects could do tomorrow to limit climate change.
28.02.19: Climate Change specialSubscription
The AJ’s Climate Change special issue features building studies of three highly sustainable developments: Goldsmith Street housing in Norwich by Mikhail Riches; the 800-home Climate Innovation District in Leeds by Citu with White Arkitekter; and the Virido development in Cambridge by Pollard Thomas Edwards. PLUS We investigate what architects can do to mitigate the huge impact of construction on global warming; Paul Finch stresses the ...
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
14.02.19: Women in ArchitectureSubscription
The AJ’s Women in Architecture issue features interviews with Elizabeth Diller, co-founder of Diller Scofidio + Renfro and winner of this year’s Jane Drew Prize; and architectural photographer Hélène Binet, who has won the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize for women working in the wider industry. PLUS We revisit O’Donnell + Tuomey’s Saw Swee Hock LSE student centre to see how it is faring five years on; the AJ’s Working in Architecture ...
31.01.19: Higher educationSubscription
The AJ looks at new university buildings with studies of Walters & Cohen’s Dorothy Garrod building for Newnham College, Cambridge; the Bayes Centre at the University of Edinburgh by Bennetts Associates; and University College Dublin’s Confucius Institute by Robin Lee Architecture. But do these mark the tail end of the higher education gold rush? We investigate whether work on university estates is drying up. PLUS ...
17.01.19: Amin TahaSubscription
The latest AJ focuses on the work of Groupwork + Amin Taha including an interview with its founder, a full timeline of the practice’s work, and building studies of two mixed-use projects in Islington: the controversially stone-fronted 15 Clerkenwell Close and a residential/retail block at 168 Upper Street. PLUS Will architects cut down on concrete after a report says it is responsible for 8 per cent of global CO2 emissions;
AJ Specification 12.18: Brick & stoneSubscription
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.
13.12.18: Looking back / looking forwardSubscription
The final AJ of the year looks back at the past 12 months and forward to the year ahead. We review 2018’s key architectural events and trends and preview the stories set to dominate the new year. We also pick out the people to watch in 2019 and highlight eight key buildings set to complete. And to make sure you’ve been paying attention, there’s a Christmas quiz on the events that shook the architectural world in 2018 and a chance to play spot the building. PLUS a building study of Karakusevic ..
06.12.18: AJ Architecture AwardsSubscription
The latest issue features this year’s AJ Architecture Awards with 73 pages of winning and shortlisted schemes. There are also building studies of Witherford Watson Mann’s opera house at Nevill Holt in Leicestershire; and a partially subterranean north London house by Takero Shimazaki Architects. PLUS The era of the super low fee bid is back in a new wave of aggressive fee-cutting; and we meet Emma Dent Coad, ...
The latest AJ features three cultural projects within existing buildings: Haworth Tompkins’ restoration of Battersea Arts Centre; the V&A Photography Centre by David Kohn Architects; and DRDH’s Site Gallery in Sheffield. PLUS In conversation with Amin Taha; how practices are facing higher insurance premiums post-Grenfell fire; reaction to Roger Scruton’s appointment as ‘housing ...
AJ Specification 11.18: Fire & insulationSubscription
Fire and insulation: South London Gallery by 6a Architects; Shawm House, Northumberland, by Mawson Kerr Architects; Little Horsecroft, Suffolk, by IF_DO
The latest AJ features building studies of four housing projects: Ordnance Road in Enfield by Peter Barber Architects; Hortsley retirement housing in East Sussex by RCKa; Barbauld Road in Stoke Newington by Stephen Taylor Architects; and Anderston Regeneration Phases 4 and 5 in Glasgow by Collective Architecture. PLUS The AJ’s Parenting Survey shows architecture is struggling to adapt to a flexible ...
AJ Specification 10.18: LightingSubscription
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.
25.10.18: The money issueSubscription
The latest AJ focuses on money with the results of the latest salary survey showing architects’ pay has stagnated and women are still paid less than men for doing the same work. There are building studies of Heatherwick Studios’ Coal Drops Yard retail project in King’s Cross, MICA Architects’ Centre Point redevelopment in central London and Foster + Partners’ Principal Tower luxury housing scheme PLUS the RIBA ...
11.10.18: V&A DundeeSubscription
The latest AJ features building studies of Kengo Kuma’s long-awaited V&A Dundee; David Chipperfield Architects’ redevelopment of Selfridges in London; and Park House, a hotel and housing scheme in London’s Stratford by East Architecture. PLUS Unpicking the row over Amin Taha’s Clerkenwell Close building; the AJ talks to 2019 RIBA Gold Medal winner Nicholas Grimshaw; we examine how will the combustible ...
27.09.18: RIBA Stirling Prize 2018Subscription
The AJ celebrates this year’s Stirling Prize shortlist with building studies of the six finalists: Foster + Partners’ Bloomberg London, Waugh Thistleton’s Bushey Cemetery, Henley Halebrown’s Chadwick Hall, Tate St Ives by Jamie Fobert Architects, MUMA’s Storey’s Field Centre and Eddington Nursery, and The Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre by Níall McLaughlin Architects, as well as an overview ...
AJ Specification 09.18: RetrofitSubscription
Retrofit: Memorial Hall, Marlborough College by Diamond Schmitt Architects and Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt Architects; Nottingham City Homes 2050 pilot by Studio Partington; The Magistrates offices and café in Walthamstow by Gort Scott Architects
The latest AJ features the winners of our 2018 Retrofit Awards, a celebration of creative repurposing covering 13 different building categories; as well as a full building study of the overall winner: Ian Ritchie Architects’ Susie Sainsbury Theatre and Angela Burgess Recital Hall for the Royal Academy of Music in London; and a study of a possible future contender: Featherstone Young’s Tŷ Pawb retrofit arts building ...
The latest AJ focuses on schools, with building studies of Edinburgh’s Boroughmuir High School by Allan Murray Architects; and two schools in the London Borough of Southwark: Haverstock’s Belham Primary School and Cottrell & Vermeulen’s Bellenden Primary School. PLUS We meet Patricia Brown, the behind-the-scenes fixer with big ideas for London’s future; and we look back at a controversial RIBA presidential ...
09.08.18: Public realmSubscription
The latest AJ focuses on landscape and public realm with studies of John Puttick Associates’ Preston Bus Station refurb, new buildings for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre by Reed Watts and the mighty reworking of London Bridge station by Grimshaw to a masterplan by tp bennett. In News, Will Hurst asks whether the Garden Bridge trustees could be personally liable for the losses accrued by the scrapped ...
26.07.18: Student specialSubscription
We are proud to present the work of the students nominated for the first ever AJ Student Prize, which comprises both undergraduate and postgraduate projects. You can also find in our 116-page student special 10 student show reviews; the results of our annual student survey, which shine a light on the cost of qualifying; and a feature on the new architect apprenticeships. PLUS Who’s the favourite for Stirling ...
AJ Specification 07.18: Doors and windowsSubscription
Doors and windows: Waterloo Community Farm Education Barn by Feilden Fowles; Canal House, next to London’s Regent’s Canal by Emrys Architects; 145 Kensington Church Street mixed-use development by SPPARC
The latest AJ focuses on homes, with building studies of Tonkin Liu’s RIBA National Award-winning Old Shed New House in North Yorkshire; Mole Architects’ Fijal House in Cambridgeshire; and a house in Hollybrook Grove, Dublin, by David Leech Architects. We also look at why so few Country House Clause projects win planning approval. PLUS a Yorkshire parliament concept wins the top architecture prize at the RA ...
21.06.18: RIBA National AwardsSubscription
The latest AJ features all 49 winners of this year’s RIBA National Awards, ordered into nine sector categories with cultural and higher-education projects particularly plentiful; and we speculate as to which schemes could feature in this year’s Stirling Prize shortlist. PLUS A year after the Grenfell Tower Fire, architects discuss why the profession has struggled to find its voice on the disaster; Lendlease chief Jonathan Emery talks about the developer’s ...
Walls, ceilings and partitions: Downs House refurb and extension in Suffolk by James Gorst Architects; Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax, by Evans Vettori Architects; Warwick Street office and retail in Soho by Squire & Partners
The latest AJ is the biggest of the year, listing the largest practices in the UK with in-depth profiles of the top 25. We also announce the winners of the AJ100 awards, including Building of the Year, Practice of the Year and Contribution to the Profession. And we analyse the data from the AJ100 survey, examining areas such as fees, salary levels, international activity and practice diversity. The 136-page issue forms an invaluable almanac for the profession.
AJ Specification 05.18: Roofing and drainageSubscription
Roofing and drainage: The Fairway, reworked Regency-style house in Leicester by Daykin Marshall Studio; Ansdell Street, refurbishment of 1970s London office block by Studio Seilern Architects; The Sill, a National Landscape Discovery Centre and youth hostel by JDDK Architects
The latest AJ focuses on workplaces, with studies of Rogers Stirk Harbour’s whisky distillery and visitor centre for Macallan; a series of buildings for German steelworks Stahlwerk Augustfehn by Finkernagel Ross; and London’s De Beauvoir Block scheme for small businesses and startups by Henley Halebrown. PLUS The life and work of ‘maverick and genius’ Will Alsop; seven top attractions at this year’s Venice Biennale; ...
10.05.18: Regions + Race diversity surveySubscription
The latest AJ gets out of London with building studies of Richard Murphy Architects’ Perth Theatre makeover in Scotland; Canoe Lake Leisure tennis pavilion in Southsea, Hampshire, by PAD studio; and Eric Parry Architects’ Cedars Hall music facility at Wells Cathedral Music School, Somerset. PLUS The results of the AJ’s Race Diversity in Architecture survey, run in collaboration with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust; ...
26.04.18: Health and wellbeingSubscription
The latest AJ travels far and wide to bring you the best new healthcare buildings: Sergison Bates’s care home in Wingene, Belgium; a domestic violence refuge in Tel Aviv by Amos Goldreich; the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary by NBBJ with Ryder Architecture; and Glenn Howells’ TouchBase Pears building for deafblind charity Sense. PLUS We analyse architecture practices’ gender pay gap data ...
AJ Specification 04.18: Kitchens and bathroomsSubscription
Kitchens and bathrooms: Vault House extension in York by Studio Ben Allen; The Building Centre WC and Café by Roz Barr Architects; Beresford Road flat refurbishment, London, by Russian for Fish
12.04.18: Technology in practiceSubscription
The latest AJ features building studies of Hawkins\Brown’s new facility for University College London on the former Olympics media centre site in east London; factory-built housing for Urban Splash designed by George Clarke and TDO Architecture; and Jamie Fobert’s remodelling of Kettle’s Yard art gallery in Cambridge. PLUS We investigate the procurement process that led to Foster + Partners winning the Upper ...
22.03.18: AJ Small ProjectsSubscription
The latest issue features the shortlist for AJ Small Projects 2018 – 20 schemes built for less than £250,000, ranging from pavilions and school classrooms to rope seating and even a few house extensions. PLUS Can rooftop extensions help solve the housing crisis? Ellis Woodman on the crisis facing architectural book publishing; and a round-up of this year’s MIPIM property fair.
AJ Specification 03.18: Façades and claddingSubscription
Façades and cladding: House Peacock, Suffolk, by BHSF Architekten with Studio-P; Greenbank Student Village, Liverpool, by Sheppard Robson; and Rathbone Square, Make Architects’ mixed-use scheme including Facebook’s new London HQ.
The AJ homes issue features studies of two Bristol schemes on former garage sites by Emmett Russell Architects; New Mildmay in east London by Feilden Clegg Bradley and Matthew Lloyd Architects; and Weston Street mansion block in Bermondsey by AHMM. We also look at the growing popularity of co-housing schemes, while Owen Hatherley despairs at the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station ...
22.02.18: New townSubscription
The latest AJ focuses on the North West Cambridge development, a £1 billion city extension backed by the university. We look at AECOM’s masterplan and have building studies on MUMA’s community centre and nursery school; Lot 8 housing by Maccreanor Lavington and Witherford Watson Mann; and WilkinsonEyre and Mole Architects’ Lot 1, which includes housing, a supermarket, doctors surgery ...
Floors, stairs, lifts and signage: Marie’s Wardrobe house refurbishment by Tsuruta Architects; Watermark WestQuay, Southampton, by ACME; and Exeter University’s Living Systems Institute by Hawkins\Brown
08.02.18: Women in ArchitectureSubscription
The latest AJ focuses on two architects shortlisted for Women in Architecture award for Architect of the Year: we talk to 6a co-founder Stephanie Macdonald, and feature the practice’s Black Stone apartment building in north London; and we meet Biba Dow and visit Dow Jones’s reworking of St Mary Magdalene church in Paddington. We also feature Kinnear Landscape Architects’ and Witherford Watson ...
The latest AJ focuses on education projects for age groups ranging from toddlers upwards: Bogle Architects’ Early Learning Village in Singapore is one of the world’s largest nursery schools with a capacity for 2,100 children; Penoyre & Prasad’s Sibson Building provides a new home for the University of Kent’s maths and business schools; while Sheppard Robson has converted Old Marylebone Town Hall into the Sammy Ofer Centre for the ...
11.01.18: Níall McLaughlinSubscription
The latest AJ focuses on the work of Níall McLaughlin Architects. We meet its founder on the site of the practice’s Auckland Castle visitor centre, and feature buildings studies of three of its recent projects: the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre at Oxford University; the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art; and phase one of its additions for Cambridge University’s Jesus College. PLUS The late architectural critic and ...
AJ Specification 12.17: Doors & windowsSubscription
Doors and windows: Vitsœ Headquarters by Vitsœ with Martin Francis and Waugh Thistleton Architects; The Layered Gallery, London, by Gianni Botsford Architects; and Dunfermline Museum by Richard Murphy Architects
14.12.17: The year in review, the year aheadSubscription
As we near the close of another year, the final AJ of 2017 looks both back and forward. We review the biggest news stories of the last 12 months, while leading figures in the profession make their predictions for the year ahead. We preview five standout projects set to complete in 2018 – and ask you to identify five that were built this year in our Spot the Building quiz. We also put the spotlight on five people ...