To the Architecture Foundation for the launch of a new book on young and glamorous architects set for the big time: New Architects 2 (preface T Blair). The Bury Street venue was creaking at the seams as Nigel Coates said a few words to a hot and bothered crowd, including foundation stalwart Lord Rogers. Sushi was dispensed to all and sundry, even those who had spilled out onto the street. One person not at the party was Zaha Hadid, who has decided to call it a day as a foundation trustee, apparently because of workload. The full list of the practices that made it is at www. architecturefoundation. org.