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    Estuary airport options

    2008-07-01T00:00:00Z

    John Wheatley’s letter (RIBAJ April 08) advocating the Thames Estuary Airport Company’s (TEACL) proposal for a new airport in the Thames Estuary, called Marinair, has much to commend it in principle; but in practice there appears to be a number of virtually insuperable obstacles.

  • The scale of rebuilding in late Victorian Britain spawned numerous bodies devoted to the preservation of historic structures
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    A cut above

    2008-07-01T00:00:00Z

    The scale of rebuilding in late Victorian Britain spawned numerous bodies devoted to the preservation of historic structures, chief of which was the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.

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    Bursaries 08

    2008-07-01T00:00:00Z

    It’s becoming more common for better-off practices to offer bursaries for research or travel – Foster and Rafael Viñoly are among them.

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    Walking on water

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    It doesn’t take a miracle to build on water, but the logistics of amphibious housing design can make any architect long for dry land.

  • Orchid House, Gloucestershire, which recently received planning permission, Sarah Featherstone Architects (2008).
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    Working upstream

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    Two years ago, the RIBA Constructive Change group published its Strategic Industry Study aiming to understand the future of the architectural profession in all its diversity, so as to suggest where it may be best positioned.

  • Riverboat service
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    Sweet Thames run softly…

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    Six sound installations along the Thames will celebrate the capital’s waterways and act as gateways to London Festival of Architecture events.

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    Take me to the river

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    London’s biggest regeneration zone, the Lower Lea Valley, stretches from a Thamesside lighthouse to Waltham Forest, via the Olympic site. Stitching it together will be a 26-mile riverside park.

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    Ones to watch

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    On a recent visit to Switzerland, I saw an extraordinary exhibition in downtown Zurich about the work of a firm named Shagal Iodaa (Interdisciplinary Office for Design, Architecture and Art).

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    Old-fashioned virtues

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    Running through your issue on British architecture (May 2008) was a theme of complex shapes, owing much to the new-found ability of computers to handle difficult equations, translating the architect’s imagination into cutting instructions.

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    Remembering Maurice

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    I was saddened to read of the death of Maurice McCarthy in the May issue of the RIBA Journal. Maurice was a colleague of mine throughout the 1980s and early 1990s at the London Borough of Hillingdon.

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    To the Lighthouse

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    RIBAJ editor Hugh Pearman is to curate the first of a new series of exhibitions and monographs on emerging architects.

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    What is Southwark Lido?

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    A place to plunge into architectural debate, that’s what. An overscaled paddling pool and a bathing deck conjured up on a vacant site on Union Street, London SE1, where bathers can luxuriate in a mist of warm spray (with music and light), and quench their thirst at the bar. ...

  • Alan Gerrett
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    Letter from... Prescott Lock

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    Alan Gerrett, director of UK civil engineer Volker Stevin, describes the firm’s £20m commission to bring the Bow Back Rivers in east London’s Lea Valley back on stream.

  • Proposals by Make for Granton
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    It's a shore thing

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    Terry Farrell, Edinburgh’s design champion, believes the city’s waterfront could provide it with a third identity to rival the Old Town and New Town. But that will require thinking beyond the red line of individually owned sites.

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    Going Rambo

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    Let’s hope the expanded London Architecture Festival doesn’t fall prey to the flabby sequel syndrome.

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    Low fees with us still

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    We have just lost another fee tender and I thought your readers might like to know that this sort of thing is still going on.

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    Im not starry-eyed either

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    I have just read Zoe Berman’s piece ‘No stars in our eyes’ (RIBAJ May 08) on your website and couldn’t have put it better myself.

  • The Real England
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    Editors’ selection

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    This month

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    Or eco unreality?

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    As someone recently retired from the mainstream of architectural practice, I have, at last, had time to cast a critical eye over the evidence adduced by eco warriors to indicate mankind’s responsibility for global warming.

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    Eastside

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    The canals that once made Warwick Bar a bustling junction are set to revive the fortunes of this rundown relic of Birmingham’s more prosperous past.