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 ..
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 cladding ban affect architects; the implications of Theresa May’s pledge to end the cap on council borrowing to fund housing; and the shortlisted projects for this year’s AJ Architecture Awards .
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 in Wrexham. PLUS Obituaries of British Library architect MJ Long and innovative architectural educator Florian Beigel ; and the AJ reveals just how much the RIBA pays its president – a role many believed was unsalaried.
Emma Dent Coad won her Kensington seat just days before the Grenfell Tower fire . She speaks to Ella Jessel about the disaster; troll-handling advice from Diane Abbott; and why this is no time for a return to style wars. Photography by Anthony Coleman
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