Modelmaker Pipers has produced a virtual version of its well-known model of the City. TouchLondon:City is now available as a cd- rom and (in truncated form) on the net at www.touchlondon.com. The cd- rom shows 150 buildings either in place, under construction or which have planning permission, and will be updated in September. Details from Pipers, tel: 0171 734 1252.
The first issue of a new-look aj will appear next week (25 February). The redesign, by aj art editor Minesh Parmar, is the first for seven years. Changes include typography, layout and variations to running order. The bumper issue will include a building study devoted to Benson & Forsyth's Museum of Scotland, and a practice profile of Sheppard Robson.