Saturday28 May 2016


Bishopsgate: Khan's first test

27 May 2016

The Bishopsgate Goodsyard development in east London was put on hold last month when the city’s departing mayor Boris Johnson deferred a public hearing on the planning application. The decision now falls at the feet of Sadiq Khan, in what could set a precedent for the new mayor’s planning policy.

At Home in Britain exhibition at the RIBA

We're in the middle of a housing crisis, but RIBA's saccharine show offers no serious solutions

27 May 2016

The perennially moribund Royal Institute belatedly weighs in on Britain’s acute housing crisis with a let-them-eat-cake exhibition of sickly home sweet homes, says Phil Pawlett Jackson

 Zaha Hadid - Kurt Schwitters exhibition design (sketch) - Galerie Gmurzynska

Zaha Hadid exhibition to be staged in her Sackler Gallery

27 May 2016

Meanwhile retrospective opens in Venice and Hadid-designed Kurt Schwitters exhibition planned for Zurich

A World of Fragile Parts | Presented by La Biennale di Venezia and V&A, 2016

FAT founders come together for V&A's Venice debut

27 May 2016

Ordinary and Sam Jacob Studio unveil museum’s first biennale project

Elephant & Castle Delancey

Allies & Morrison masterplan for Elephant & Castle revealed

27 May 2016

Famous shopping centre to be replaced by student flats

Salterns Marina, Poole

Poole marina to get £100m upgrade

27 May 2016

Poole council has given redevelopment plans the green light

Ginger Group Lichfield

Leeds practice cleared for Lichfield work

27 May 2016

Group Ginger scheme gets planning OK

Royal Institute of British Architects building (1932-4), Portland Place

Three running for RIBA president

26 May 2016

Race for Portland Place is underway

Concrete Concept book cover

Book Club review: Concrete Concept

26 May 2016

Simon Carne hopes this book will reach the unconverted, but warns of the perils of fetishising concrete without understanding its pitfalls

Zaha Hadid at the opneing of Peter Cook drawing studio at the Arts University Bournemouth

Zaha Hadid Architects wins biggest UK project since Olympics

26 May 2016

Practice lands £25m Bournemouth seafront redevelopment

Garden Bridge trees and plants

It would cost more to scrap Garden Bridge than to build it, says mayor

26 May 2016 | Updated: 26 May 2016

Sadiq Khan backs Heatherwick bridge in his first question time

Urgent listing bid for Grimshaw's Waterloo International

26 May 2016

Award-winning station threatened by £400m rail upgrade programme

Architype passivhaus scheme in Herefordshire

Architype plans Passivhaus Herefordshire homes

26 May 2016

80 high-end apartments designed for elderly approved

Alejandro Zaera-Polo

Zaera-Polo sues Princeton for 'damaging his reputation'

25 May 2016

Architect files papers claiming he has missed out on ‘lucrative and prestigious’ work

Amanda Baillieu

It's your museum and you can sleep in it if you want to

25 May 2016

As Tate Modern prepares to open its £215m extension and the V&A plots its eastern outpost, Amanda Baillieu questions whether museums can still dazzle us

Zaha Hadid Architects - High Line penthouse in New York

Zaha Hadid penthouse up for sale at $50m

25 May 2016

Three-level flat overlooking High Line is only ZHA resi project in New York

Foster Apple store

Foster-designed flagship Apple store opens

25 May 2016

Foster collaborated with tech firm’s design guru Jonathan Ive on project

CPMG Bombardier plant

CPMG's Crossrail test facility pulls out

25 May 2016

Derby project is big enough to accommodate four complete train sets

Atkins Westferry school

Atkins' Westferry school gets ok

25 May 2016

Atkins to build 1,200-pupil school on site of former print works

Sadiq Khan

Khan appoints Mount Pleasant opponent to key housing post

24 May 2016

James Murray to be new mayor’s deputy for housing

Cambridge protest - 2004

Cambridge is best architecture school in the country

24 May 2016

League table places Bartlett second

JTP's Paddington proposal - aerial. The competition focuses on an area just to the right of the station

Winners named in rival Paddington Pole competition

24 May 2016

JTP and AR Urbanism share first prize

The aftermath of Saturday's earthquake in Nepal

RIBA joins global initiative to boost urban disaster management

24 May 2016

Alliance brings together urban professionals and humanitarian agencies

Sutherland Hussey Harris Architects - proposal for Natal Road in Brighton

Sutherland Hussey Harris triumphs in Brighton housing contest

24 May 2016

Innes Associates is joint winner

Denham Film  Studios

Gropius film lab set for residential makeover

24 May 2016

John Pardey is architect on scheme

Tate Modern extension, London, by Herzog and de Meuron

Tate Modern extension, London, by Herzog & de Meuron

23 May 2016

Herzog and de Meuron’s much-delayed extension of the Tate Modern saw the architect handed the rare opportunity of returning to a project having worked on the original

Martyn Evans

If we're to build good places, architects and developers need to learn to trust each other

23 May 2016

Get round a table and talk, Martyn Evans tells clients and designers. But don’t talk about buildings - talk about people

Walter Menteth

RIBA urged to adopt streamlined EU procurement system

23 May 2016

Campaigner says it would save architects hours of work

Bird's eye view of GMP's Urban Music Hall in Chengdu, China

GMP beats Zaha Hadid and Jean Nouvel to Chinese opera house

23 May 2016

German architect also triumphed over Aedas and Nikken Sekkei

RSHP Leadenhall Building

RSHP shows off its Cheesegrater office

23 May 2016

Practice moves to new home after 30 years in Hammersmith

Clear Architects' plans for Debden Hall

Architect wins planning for modern manor house in Green Belt

23 May 2016

Plans approved to build on Capability Brown country estate

Broadway Malyan - Snowhill

Broadway Malyan wins £10m Snow Hill scheme

23 May 2016

Practice to deliver £10m of public realm improvements in Birmingham business district

David Chipperfield

Chipperfield, Adjaye and Levete join Remain campaign

20 May 2016

Leading architects and designers sign pro-EU ‘creatives’ letter to Daily Telegraph

Julia Park, head of research at Levitt Bernstein

When it comes to housing it's people who count, not units per hectare

20 May 2016

There are endless ways of calculating density, each with a different physical and social outcome. Julia Park does the maths

Santiago Calatrava's World Trade Center Transportationo Hub

We want an architect like Calatrava for Old Oak, says development chief

20 May 2016

Victoria Hills sets out vision for ‘world-class’ design at Old Oak Common

Ecotricity stadium competition - Richard Kroeker

Zaha Hadid shortlisted for £100m stadium by £1m club

20 May 2016

International shortlist for Forest Green Rovers eco-park

Baynes and Mitchell Chatham

London practice completes Chatham dockyard work

20 May 2016

Scheme centred around remains of 260-year-old warship

Dundee "creative hub"

HTA works up Dundee creative hub proposals

20 May 2016

Live-work enterprise centre inspired by Kengo Kuma’s V&A Museum of Design

HS2 Euston 1 thumb

Mayor throws Grimshaw's Euston plan into confusion

19 May 2016

HS2 could stop at Old Oak Common while central London terminus reassessed, says Khan

barbour report logo

Barbour ABI's May market review is out now

19 May 2016

Barbour ABI’s Economic & Construction Market Review for May is now available to download

Anderton house in Devon designed in 1969 by Peter Aldington

Peter Aldington reminds us that we need slow architecture

19 May 2016

Good architecture takes the kind of time that’s in short supply these days, says Balazs Endrodi

Design for the Garden Bridge

39% of Garden Bridge donors are anonymous

19 May 2016

£44m given by ‘confidential’ or ‘anonymous’ companies, trusts and individuals

Alan Jones, standing for RIBA president

Alan Jones to stand for RIBA president

19 May 2016

First challenger for Ben Derbyshire comes forward

Design Engine masterplan for London Met in Holloway - Libeskind grad centre, courtyard and clock tower

Cass's new home revealed in London Met masterplan

19 May 2016

Design Engine unveils its proposals for Holloway campus

Holy Cross, a well-received pre-fabricated school in Swindon designed by Cullinan, which was funded under the Priority School Building Programme

RIBA gives lukewarm response to Queen's Speech

19 May 2016

Streamlining of pre-commencement planning conditions gets the thumbs-up but RIBA bemoans lack of ambition to tackle poor design quality

RIBA index

RIBA rewrites its guidance so anyone can stand for president

18 May 2016

Guidance notes for candidates reissued a week before nominations close


An architectural guide to the institutions of the EU

18 May 2016

Bureaucratic blandsville or an architectural tour de force? Ike Ijeh takes a tour of the EU’s most important buildings to judge for himself

Elsie Owusu

Owusu reports RIBA to Charities Commission over presidential 'discrimination'

18 May 2016

Architect says ‘Brady byelaw’ is stopping candidates from standing

Project Orange's extension and interior redesign of a three-storey terraced house in south west London at Eaton Terrace

Domestic architects upbeat over 2016 growth

18 May 2016

Industry shrugs off referendum woes with positive prediction for rest of year

Salford tower - index pic

OMI bags planning for Salford's tallest flats

18 May 2016

Council approves 44-storey glass tower

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