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2017

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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 ...

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07.12.17: AJ Architecture AwardsSubscription

The latest issue features the inaugural AJ Architecture Awards, with 64 pages of winning and shortlisted schemes. There are also building studies of Heatherwick Studio’s Zeitz MOCAA gallery in Cape Town, converted from a disused grain silo; and the Sun Rain Rooms, Tonkin Liu’s house extension and studio for its partners. PLUS Is Manchester’s historic centre under threat from tall buildings? Why architects have overwhelmingly ...

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16.11.17: Foster’s Bloomberg HQSubscription

The latest AJ features Foster + Partners’ £1 billion European HQ for business news giant Bloomberg in the City of London; as well as two heritage projects: Dow Jones’s upgrade and extension of London’s Garden Museum; and Featherstone Young’s restoration of a disused granary, Modernist house and iconic windmill on the South Downs in Sussex. PLUS analysis of dRMM’s RIBA Stirling Prize win for Hastings Pier and Richard Murphy’s RIAS Doolan ...

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02.11.17: HomesSubscription

The latest, residential-themed, AJ features two housing schemes: Haddo Yard in Whitstable, Kent, by Denizen Works; and Bell Phillips Architects’ two pilot terrace schemes for the London Borough of Newham; as well as a 1980s house imaginatively transformed by Checa Romero Architects. PLUS we analyse a new salary survey that shows architects’ pay is stagnating; David Adjaye and Ron Arad’s winning proposal for the national Holocaust ...

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19.10.17: RIBA Stirling Prize 2017Subscription

The latest AJ celebrates this year’s six Stirling Prize finalists, with building studies of Amin Taha’s Barrett’s Grove housing; RSHP’s British Museum extension; Reiach and Hall and Michael Laird’s City of Glasgow College City Campus; Baynes and Mitchell’s Command of the Oceans visitor centre; dRMM’s Hastings Pier; and 6a’s photography studio for Juergen Teller. Each ...

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05.10.17: Offsite constructionSubscription

The AJ looks at the latest wave of offsite construction, seen as a way to tackle both the housing crisis and the skills shortage. We investigate whether it will invigorate the profession – or destroy it. There are related building studies on HKR’s modular homes for Pocket Housing; Dalston Works mixed-used scheme by Waugh Thistleton; and Eric Parry’s 4 Pancras Square in King’s Cross PLUS also in King’s Cross, Duggan Morris’s ...

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14.09.17: Green and wellbeingSubscription

The latest AJ features AHMM’s long-awaited White Collar Factory, heralded as the first in a new generation of office buildings and with impressive green credentials. There are also building studies of the University of Birmingham’s Health and Fitness Centre by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, and David Chipperfield’s Carmen Würth Forum, an events and concert venue in Germany. PLUS the winners of this year’s AJ Retrofit Awards; ...

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07.09.17: Three schoolsSubscription

The latest AJ focuses on three school schemes: in south Wales, Stride Treglown’s all-through Ysgol Bae Baglan takes pupils from nursery through to sixth form; Collective Architecture’s improvements to the confusingly named Toronto School in Scotland include a new gym hall; while Haverstock’s Alexandra Centre for special needs pupils rejuvenates part of Neave Brown’s Camden estate. PLUS we meet Ben Derbyshire who ...

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24.08.17: Brits abroadSubscription

The AJ goes on holiday in this issue, profiling the work of British architects abroad: Stanton Williams’ sensitive interventions at the Musee d’arts de Nantes; Antwerp’s zoo-adjacent concert hall by SimpsonHaugh; two projects by Allies and Morrison in downtown Doha; and AHMM’s high-rise for Ghana’s emerging middle class. In news we consider the legacy of the Garden Bridge now it has finally been sunk, ...

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03.08.17: Estate RegenerationSubscription

The latest AJ features in-depth studies of three revamped London council estates: at Silchester, Haworth Tompkins has avoided demolition in favour of integrating new buildings; Maccreanor Lavington’s impressive South Gardens replaces part of the Heygate Estate; while Sprunt has created a church and community centre at the heart of the rebuilt Stonegate Estate. We also meet Liz Peace, who is creating a new London suburb ...

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20.07.17: The Student IssueSubscription

The AJ’s annual student issue features the results of this year’s student survey, painting a worrying picture of high debt and poor mental health; practitioners review the end-of-year student shows at the top 10 architecture schools as ranked by employability; and we have a comprehensive directory of all 52 UK architecture schools and the courses they offer. PLUS This year’s RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist; Ellis Woodman ...

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06.07.17: HomesSubscription

The latest AJ has building studies on three private homes: Mole Architects’ nautically themed Houseboat for architect/developer Roger Zogolovitch; Red House, built on the site of a former garage in East Dulwich by 31/44 Architects; and Proctor & Matthews’ Chapter House for retirement home specialist PegasusLife; while Sarah Wigglesworth details her research project where older people were invited to co-design housing schemes. PLUS ...

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22.06.17: 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 housing projects particularly plentiful; and we speculate as to which schemes might feature in this year’s Stirling Prize shortlist PLUS As revelations continue to emerge of just how preventable the Grenfell Tower tragedy was, we present five questions about the fire that need to be answered; and as the heatwave continues, ...

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15.06.17: AJ100Subscription

The latest AJ is the biggest of the year, listing the largest practices in the UK with in depth profiles of the top 10. 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 144-page issue forms an invaluable almanac for the profession.

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25.05.17: Country-wideSubscription

The latest AJ gets out of London, with studies of Hugh Broughton Architects’ Henry Moore Archive in Hertfordshire, Hoskins Architects’ Scottish National Theatre HQ in Glasgow and the Storyhouse cultural hub in Chester by Bennetts Associates. And we look at architects who have eschewed the city entirely, the rural practices that have traded decent broadband for a different quality of life. PLUS the AJ’s Fees Survey provides an invaluable ...

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11.05.17: WorkplaceSubscription

The latest AJ focuses on the workplace, from a refurbished tailors by Benedetti Architects and a jewellers workshop by DSDHA, to spec offices in Manchester by Cartwright Pickard and in Croydon by shedkm. We also look at the future of office design, with 14 specialist architects sharing their insights. PLUS ‘Naked’ homes – could a no-frills approach help tackle the housing crisis? and Catherine Slessor ...

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27.04.17: Buildings that careSubscription

The latest AJ focuses on healthcare buildings: the newly opened Maggie’s Forth Valley cancer care centre by Garbers & James; Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital in Johannesburg by Sheppard Robson with John Cooper Architecture; and Jonathan Clark Architects’ veterinary and training facility for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. And we examine how hospital design is being influenced by the trend for single-patient ...

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13.04.17: Built to rentSubscription

The latest AJ focuses on the build-to-rent sector, with architecture editor Rob Wilson looking at its potential to transform UK housing supply, as well as building studies of GRID Architects’ Vantage Point at Archway, north London; Hodder + Partners’ Cambridge Street development in Manchester; and Newground’s redevelopment of former BBC rehearsal studios in west London. PLUS The AJ’s Life in Practice survey reveals ...

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23.03.17: New Scotland YardSubscription

The latest AJ focuses on civic and community buildings, with studies of AHMM’s reworking of New Scotland Yard; Tony Fretton’s major new town hall in the Belgian city of Deinze; and Page\Park’s refurbishment of Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall. PLUS Bell Phillips’ public housing developments in the deprived Essex borough of Thurrock; as the government plans a series of new garden villages and towns, Colin Marrs examines BDP’s revamp of postwar new town Bracknell; how British tenacity vanquished ...

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09.03.17: Six housesSubscription

The latest AJ contains no fewer than six building studies of domestic architecture, including Richard Meier’s first ever UK house. PLUS On the eve of his sacking as a government adviser, the AJ spoke to former deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine about housing estate regeneration; with the MIPIM property fair next week, we ask why more architects than ever are making the trip to Cannes; Catherine Slessor examines cinema’s harsh depictions of architects; and Ian Martin reflects on ...

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23.02.17: AJ Small Projects 2017Subscription

From house extensions and garden sheds to public squares and a daunting outside toilet, we present the 20 schemes shortlisted for this year’s AJ Small Projects Awards – each built for no more than £250,000. PLUS How Hodder and Partners’ National Wildflower Centre is the latest Millennium project to end in failure, and the new generation of Glasgow architects who, in the face of adversity, are creating a dynamic local scene.

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09.02.17: A woman's worthSubscription

Exposing the widening gender pay gap in architecture: In the AJ’s annual women in architecture special, we present the results of the survey. There are also interviews and building studies featuring candidates shortlisted for the Women in Architecture Awards. PLUS Features on Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Richard Burton, Santiago Calatrava, the Smithsons’ Economist Building revamp and a report on council-owned housing developers.

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26.01.17: Schools of thoughtSubscription

Five places of learning, from primary to university: building studies of education projects by AOC, Architype, Orms and Walters & Cohen, Wright & Wright and 6a. PLUS A feature on our post-war university buildings under threat of demolition, Will culture fix Hull? and David Chipperfield’s reaction to criticism of his Haus der Kunst plans

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12.01.17: Ways of beingSubscription

A look at how we practice, from lone master to executive architect. Featuring an overview of the role of the council architect, a look at community-minded studio Feilden Fowles and an interview with Mole Architects, which has acted as executive architect on some high-profile projects. PLUS a building study of Peter Salter’s Walmer Yard, and we go on site at Peter Zumthor’s secular retreat. News features: the fallout from the Patrik Schumacher email leak; Sadiq Khan’s plans for affordable ...