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2018

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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 ...

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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 ...

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13.09.18: RetrofitSubscription

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 ...

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30.08.18: SchoolsSubscription

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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12.07.18: HomesSubscription

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 ...

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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 ...

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14.06.18: AJ100Subscription

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. 

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24.05.18: WorkplaceSubscription

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; ...

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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; ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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08.03.18: HomesSubscription

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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25.01.18: EducationSubscription

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 ...

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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 ...