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  • Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan by Zaha Hadid Architects. Photo by Hufton + Crow. Winner in Interiors category and Overall winner, 2014 International Arcaid Architectural Photographer of the Year competition.

    Ethics is the fourth dimensionSubscription

    News23 December, 2014

    Why are we OK with Atkins building in Saudi Arabia, RMJM building in Hong Kong, Populous building in Russia, but not Zaha Hadid building in Azerbaijan?

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    Stirkish delightSubscription

    News23 December, 2014

    Following the completion of two major projects in London, some might argue this was the year of Richard Rogers

  • Hopkins Architects' Kiosk design

    Great ideas gush forth in drinking fountain challengeSubscription

    News23 December, 2014

    Did the AJ know what it would get when it asked six great architects to design ceramic drinking fountains for London’s public realm?

  • British Pavilion, Venice Biennale. Photo: Andrea Avezzù

    Koolhaas turns the Venice Biennale into a trade showSubscription

    News23 December, 2014

    Is architecture more than the sum of its parts?

  • Glasgow School of Art

    Reid Building: Stephen Holl ArchitectsSubscription

    News23 December, 2014

    Stephen Holl’s Reid Building for the Glasgow School of Art is designed to make the most of the winter months

  • Kathryn Findlay

    Kathryn Findlay (1953-2014)Subscription

    News23 December, 2014

    Kathryn Findlay, who died earlier this year, was a genius – a real one, in that she had exceptional creative power, which is pretty much the standard definition of the much overused and misused word.

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    The AJ's new year's resolutionsSubscription

    Opinion23 December, 2014

    Dear Reader: The AJ’s new year’s resolutions (in no particular order)

  • Asif Khan

    Who is Asif Khan?Subscription

    News22 December, 2014

    Emerging star Asif Khan was the only UK entrant to make it onto the six-strong shortlist to design Helsinki’s new Guggenheim museum, but who is he?

  • Glasgow firefighters

    Saviours of the Mac, we salute youSubscription

    News19 December, 2014

    The firefighters who arrived first to the scene of the Mac fire have been given an award for bravery by the AJ

  • Heatherwick's Garden Bridge

    Britain doesn't do deep architectureSubscription

    Opinion3 December, 2014

    Stifling dreams threaten London and Glasgow, but Guggenheim dream comes true, says Rory Olcayto

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