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10 October 2019
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 Architects , awarded the 2020 RIBA Royal Gold Medal; and the winners of this year’s AJ Student Prize 2019; RIBA Stirling Prize, Doolan award, Stephen Lawrence Prize and inaugural Neave Brown Award for Housing.
26 September 2019
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 + Partners ; and The Weston at Yorkshire Sculpture Park by Feilden Fowles . Each features a critical appraisal, an architect’s account of how they made the building; a working detail and a materials board. PLUS We meet the RIBA’s new president Alan Jones ; report on why there aren’t more architects on TV ; and Paul Finch looks at what went wrong at Old Oak Common .
22 August 2019
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 partner Karen Cook talks about the scheme’s two-decade evolution.
5 November 2019
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 of an architectural trade union to tackle low pay, long hours and discrimination; and Los Angeles practice wHY’s rejigged designs for the Ross Pavilion in Edinburgh.