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2019

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07.11.19: Houses and housingSubscription

The issue features four residential building studies: Bell Phillips’ three housing schemes for Sutton Council; Collective Architecture’s refurbishment of Glasgow’s Cedar Court high rise blocks; Alma-nac’s House Within a House extension in south-east London; and Nithurst Farm on the South Downs by Adam Richards Architects. PLUS The findings of the first phase of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry; the launch ...

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24.10.19: Old and newSubscription

The issue features building studies of Dow Jones Architects’ restoration and extension of St Mary Magdalene Church in Paddington; David Chipperfield Architects’ James Simon Galerie on Berlin’s Museum Island; and the refurbishment of Goldfinger’s Balfron Tower in east London by Studio Egret West and Ab Rogers Design. PLUS High-rise housing – should we spruce it up or tear it down? A new salary survey ...

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10.10.19: Leisure and retailSubscription

The latest AJ features building studies of Peter Zumthor’s Secular Retreat holiday home in Devon; Invisible Studio’s glazed gym at Hadspen House in Somerset; and Wright & Wright’s Library and Study Centre for St John’s College, Oxford. PLUS The human cost of building Istanbul Airport – we report from the construction site where at least 55 workers have died; we talk to Yvonne Farrell, co-founder of Grafton ...

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26.09.19: RIBA Stirling Prize 2019Subscription

The AJ celebrates this year’s Stirling Prize shortlist with building studies of the six finalists: Cork House by Matthew Barnett Howland with Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton; Goldsmith Street by Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley; London Bridge Station by Grimshaw; Nevill Holt Opera by Witherford Watson Mann; the Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience by Rogers Stirk Harbour ...

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12.09.19: RetroFirstSubscription

In this special retrofit issue we launch our new RetroFirst campaign championing reuse in the built environment. We also announce the winners of the AJ Retrofit Awards 2019 covering 18 different categories; as well as building studies of two retrofit projects: Orms’ conversion of council offices into a hotel in Camden, north London; and Flower Michelin Architects’ Shingle House renovation and extension of a seaside ...

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22.08.19: SchoolsSubscription

The latest AJ features building studies of three schools projects: Allies and Morrison’s van Hasselt Centre at Cranleigh School in Surrey; Northampton International Academy by Architecture Initiative; and a new building for Kingswood School in Bath by Stonewood Design. PLUS One year on, is the architecture apprenticeship scheme failing to open up the profession? And as PLP’s 22 Bishopsgate tower nears completion, founding ...

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08.08.19: Recycle, Reuse, RevisitSubscription

We profile three sustainable projects in this special issue. Two are in Europe: Resource Rows in Copenhagen by Lendager Group, and Lacaton & Vassal’s Grand-Parc refurb, Bordeaux. We also revisit Hopkins Architects’ Living Planet Centre six years after completion to see how it’s performing. PLUS a news feature looks at how material passports – literally finding value among rubble – may be a gamechanger for construction; ...

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25.07.19: Student specialSubscription

This 120-page issue presents the work of students nominated for this year’s AJ Student Prize, with entries from all 51 RIBA-accredited architecture schools, including both undergraduate and postgraduate projects as well as a new sustainability category. We also review 10 of this summer’s student shows; and analyse the results of our annual student survey, which focuses on architecture students’ experiences in the workplace. PLUS The RIBA Stirling ...

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11.07.19: HousingSubscription

The AJ homes edition looks at east London’s Fish Island Village featuring housing by Haworth Tompkins, Pitman Tozer and Lyndon Goode; as well as Graeme Nicholls Architects’ twin-block development of flats in Ashtree Road, Glasgow; and we ask whether a slew of factory-built schemes means the modular housing future has finally arrived. PLUS a building study of Marks Barfield’s Cambridge ...

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27.06.19: RIBA National AwardsSubscription

The latest AJ features all 54 winners of this year’s RIBA National Awards, ordered into 10 sector categories with housing and infrastructure projects particularly plentiful; and we speculate as to which schemes could feature in this year’s Stirling Prize shortlist. PLUS We meet the founders of the Black Females in Architecture network; examine the PR car crash that marked the launch of this year’s Serpentine Pavilion; and look at the ...

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20.06.19: AJ100Subscription

The AJ100 edition 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 144-page issue forms an invaluable almanac for the profession. 

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30.05.19: WorkplaceSubscription

The AJ workplace edition examines three very different places of employment: Sheppard Robson’s civic centre for the London Borough of Hounslow, which combines offices with a public library and café; Glyndebourne opera house’s production hub by Nicholas Hare Architects; and the Institute of Physics in London by TateHindle. PLUS The boom in co-working and flexible office spaces; the full shortlists for the 2019 ...

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16.05.19: ManchesterSubscription

The latest AJ features three Manchester projects: SimpsonHaugh Architects’ No 1 Spinningfields office building; Roof Gardens low-rise, high-density housing by Ollier Smurthwaite; and BDP’s extension and refurbishment of the Alliance Manchester Business School. And we investigate whether Manchester City Region can meet its ambitious carbon target while continuing to grow upwards and outwards. PLUS The architects who ...

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25.04.19: Health and wellbeingSubscription

The latest AJ looks at two healthcare projects – an interim Cardiff Maggie’s Centre by Dow Jones Architects; and the Institute in the Park research centre by Hopkins Architects for Liverpool’s Alder Hey Hospital – as well as Mole Architects’ Marmalade Lane co-housing, which focuses on its residents’ wellbeing. PLUS The winning schemes in the AJ Small Projects 2019 awards; on site at the transformation of Smithfield ...

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11.04.19: Cultural buildingsSubscription

Four building studies are packed into our cultural special issue: 6a architects’ MK Gallery; Carmody Groarke’s Windermere Jetty Museum; Foster + Partners’ Norton Museum of Art in Florida; and Feilden Fowles’ Yorkshire Sculpture Park visitor centre. PLUS Sergison Bates’ Pompidou Brussels goes in for planning; is the Tulip the most controversial planning approval this century?; and the ...

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28.03.19: AJ Small ProjectsSubscription

The latest AJ features the 20 low-budget schemes shortlisted for this year’s AJ Small Projects awards, including a boathouse, a museum café, a library extension, an artist’s studio, a hospital chapel and a holiday hide‑out. PLUS Igloo Regeneration brings six Glasgow practices together to rethink terraced house design; and issues and insights from this year’s MIPIM property fair in Cannes.

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14.03.19: HomesSubscription

The latest AJ examines three rural homes: Hampshire House by Níall McLaughlin Architects and ‘country-house clause’ schemes Black Barn in Suffolk by Studio Bark and Barrow House on the Lincolnshire Wolds by id architecture PLUS The first in a series on new ways of working looks at community land trusts; and five sustainability leaders each highlight one thing architects could do tomorrow to limit climate change.

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28.02.19: Climate Change specialSubscription

The AJ’s Climate Change special issue features building studies of three highly sustainable developments: Goldsmith Street housing in Norwich by Mikhail Riches; the 800-home Climate Innovation District in Leeds by Citu with White Arkitekter; and the Virido development in Cambridge by Pollard Thomas Edwards. PLUS We investigate what architects can do to mitigate the huge impact of construction on global warming; Paul Finch stresses the ...

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14.02.19: Women in ArchitectureSubscription

The AJ’s Women in Architecture issue features interviews with Elizabeth Diller, co-founder of Diller Scofidio + Renfro and winner of this year’s Jane Drew Prize; and architectural photographer Hélène Binet, who has won the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize for women working in the wider industry. PLUS We revisit O’Donnell + Tuomey’s Saw Swee Hock LSE student centre to see how it is faring five years on; the AJ’s Working in Architecture ...

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31.01.19: Higher educationSubscription

The AJ looks at new university buildings with studies of Walters & Cohen’s Dorothy Garrod building for Newnham College, Cambridge; the Bayes Centre at the University of Edinburgh by Bennetts Associates; and University College Dublin’s Confucius Institute by Robin Lee Architecture. But do these mark the tail end of the higher education gold rush? We investigate whether work on university estates is drying up. PLUS ...

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17.01.19: Amin TahaSubscription

The latest AJ focuses on the work of Groupwork + Amin Taha including an interview with its founder, a full timeline of the practice’s work, and building studies of two mixed-use projects in Islington: the controversially stone-fronted 15 Clerkenwell Close and a residential/retail block at 168 Upper Street. PLUS Will architects cut down on concrete after a  report says it is responsible for 8 per cent of global CO2 emissions; ...