AJ 08.02.18: Women in Architecture
The latest AJ focuses on two architects shortlisted for Women Architect of the Year: we talk to 6a co-founder Stephanie Macdonald, and feature the practice’s Black Stone apartment building in north London; and we meet Biba Dow and visit Dow Jones’s reworking of St Mary Magdalene church in Paddington. We also feature Kinnear Landscape Architects’ and Witherford Watson Mann’s Walthamstow Wetlands project.
PLUS the winners of this year’s Jane Drew Prize and Ada Louise Huxtable Prize, and the findings of the annual Women in Architecture survey.
AJ 25.01.18: Education
The latest AJ focuses on education projects for age groups ranging from toddlers upwards: Bogle Architects’ Early Learning Village in Singapore is one of the world’s largest nursery schools with a capacity for 2,100 children; Penoyre & Prasad’s Sibson Building provides a new home for the University of Kent’s maths and business schools; while Sheppard Robson has converted Old Marylebone Town Hall into the Sammy Ofer Centre for the London Business School.
PLUS The results of the AJ’s latest LGBT+ survey make for chastening reading; Finn Williams talks about his Public Practice initiative to improve design quality at council planning departments; and Elain Harwood recalls the life and work of housing pioneer Neave Brown who died this month.
AJ 11.01.18: Níall McLaughlin
The latest AJ focuses on the work of Níall McLaughlin Architects. We meet its founder on the site of the practice’s Auckland Castle visitor centre, and feature buildings studies of three of its recent projects: the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre at Oxford University; the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art; and phase one of its additions for Cambridge University’s Jesus College.
PLUS The late architectural critic and historian Gavin Stamp remembered; why ever more practices are choosing employee ownership; and the winners and runners-up in the National Grid/RIBA gasholders ideas contest.
AJ 14.12.17: The year in review, the year ahead
As we near the close of another year, the final AJ of 2017 looks both back and forward. We review the biggest news stories of the last 12 months, while leading figures in the profession make their predictions for the year ahead.
We preview five standout projects set to complete in 2018 – and ask you to identify five that were built this year in our Spot the Building quiz. We also put the spotlight on five people set to make their mark in the architecture world in 2018.
PLUS Bake-off contestant and architect Tom Hetherington gives us a special seasonal recipe, and cartoonist Louis Hellman celebrates 50 years of lampooning the profession.
AJ 07.12.17: AJ Architecture Awards
The latest issue features the inaugural AJ Architecture Awards, with 64 pages of winning and shortlisted schemes.
There are also building studies of Heatherwick Studio’s Zeitz MOCAA gallery in Cape Town, converted from a disused grain silo; and the Sun Rain Rooms, Tonkin Liu’s house extension and studio for its partners.
PLUS Is Manchester’s historic centre under threat from tall buildings? Why architects have overwhelmingly welcomed Sadiq Khan’s draft London Plan; and Catherine Slessor celebrates the beleaguered seaside pier.
AJ 16.11.17: Foster's Bloomberg HQ
The latest AJ features Foster + Partners’ £1 billion European HQ for business news giant Bloomberg in the City of London; as well as two heritage projects: Dow Jones’s upgrade and extension of London’s Garden Museum; and Featherstone Young’s restoration of a disused granary, Modernist house and iconic windmill on the South Downs in Sussex.
PLUS analysis of dRMM’s RIBA Stirling Prize win for Hastings Pier and Richard Murphy’s RIAS Doolan Award for Dunfermline Library; extracts from Rafael Moneo’s Soane Annual Lecture; and the winner of this year’s AJ/Curtins Inspiring Graduate Prize.
AJ 02.11.17: Homes
The latest, residential-themed, AJ features two housing schemes: Haddo Yard in Whitstable, Kent, by Denizen Works; and Bell Phillips Architects’ two pilot terrace schemes for the London Borough of Newham; as well as a 1980s house imaginatively transformed by Checa Romero Architects.
PLUS we analyse a new salary survey that shows architects’ pay is stagnating; David Adjaye and Ron Arad’s winning proposal for the national Holocaust memorial; and we reveal the winner and runners-up in the AJ’s House of Colour competition.
AJ 19.10.17: RIBA Stirling Prize
Special bumper issue + FREE colouring book!
The latest AJ celebrates this year’s six Stirling Prize finalists, with building studies of Amin Taha’s Barrett’s Grove housing; RSHP’s British Museum extension; Reiach and Hall and Michael Laird’s City of Glasgow College City Campus; Baynes and Mitchell’s Command of the Oceans visitor centre; dRMM’s Hastings Pier; and 6A’s photography studio for Juergen Teller.
Each study has photographs, drawings, a materials board, a critical appraisal and the architect’s own account of how they built the project. We also ask past winners how picking up the Stirling affected their practice. And there’s a free colouring book of the shortlisted projects with every copy!
PLUS Top clients tell us what they really want from architects; the shortlisted designs for Thamesmead Library; and we pay tribute to David Marks who died earlier this month.
AJ 05.10.17: Offsite construction
The AJ looks at the latest wave of offsite construction, seen as a way to tackle both the housing crisis and the skills shortage. We investigate whether it will invigorate the profession – or destroy it. There are related building studies on HKR’s modular homes for Pocket Housing; Dalston Works mixed-used scheme by Waugh Thistleton; and Eric Parry’s 4 Pancras Square in King’s Cross PLUS also in King’s Cross, Duggan Morris’s distinctively pink R7 office building.
The AJ meets social housing trailblazer Neave Brown, recipient of the 2018 RIBA Royal Gold Medal; and eyebrow-raising revelations from the transcripts of Margaret Hodge’s Garden Bridge inquiry.
AJ 14.09.17: Green and wellbeing
The latest AJ features AHMM’s long-awaited White Collar Factory, heralded as the first in a new generation of office buildings and with impressive green credentials. There are also building studies of the University of Birmingham’s Health and Fitness Centre by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, and David Chipperfield’s Carmen Würth Forum, an events and concert venue in Germany.
PLUS the winners of this year’s AJ Retrofit Awards; industry leaders on architects’ marginalisation and how to reverse it; and the Calton Hill calamity: how a new future for Edinburgh’s former Royal High School turned into a train-wreck.
AJ 07.09.17: Three schools
The latest AJ focuses on three school schemes: in south Wales, Stride Treglown’s all-through Ysgol Bae Baglan takes pupils from nursery through to sixth form; Collective Architecture’s improvements to the confusingly named Toronto School in Scotland include a new gym hall; while Haverstock’s Alexandra Centre for special needs pupils rejuvenates part of Neave Brown’s Camden estate.
PLUS we meet Ben Derbyshire who has just started as RIBA president; client Claire Bennie writes about architects’ marginalisation and how to fight it; Dan Anderson argues for the return of the Millennium Commission; and we publish the shortlists for this year’s Stephen Lawrence Prize and the inaugural AJ Architecture Awards.
AJ 24.08.17: Brits abroad
The AJ goes on holiday in this issue, profiling the work of British architects abroad: Stanton Williams’ sensitive interventions at the Musee d’arts de Nantes; Antwerp’s zoo-adjacent concert hall by SimpsonHaugh; two projects by Allies and Morrison in downtown Doha; and AHMM’s high-rise for Ghana’s emerging middle class. In news we consider the legacy of the Garden Bridge now it has finally been sunk, and take a look at whether the summer’s cooling market is actually the start of a slump. PLUS The winner of the AJ’s Croydon iStreet competition to design interactive environments for the south London borough. architectsjournal.co.uk
AJ 03.08.17: Estate of Change
The latest AJ looks at three Estate Regeneration Schemes in London: Rob Wilson looks at Haworth Tompkins’ decision to integrate rather than demolish at the Silchester Estate in west London, Jon Astbury looks at the entirely rebuilt Stonegrove Estate in Barnet by Sprunt Architects and Tim Abrahams visits Elephant Park, where more original trees than residents have survived the replacement of the Heygate Estate. PLUS Colin Marrs looks at the long-term effects that the Grenfell fire will have on the housing sector, and Ella Braidwood profiles Liz Peace, the chair of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation who is spearheading one of the UK's largest regeneration projects.
AJ 20.07.17: The Student Issue
The AJ’s annual student issue features the results of this year’s student survey, painting a worrying picture of high debt and poor mental health; practitioners review the end-of-year student shows at the top 10 architecture schools as ranked by employability; and we have a comprehensive directory of all 52 UK architecture schools and the courses they offer. PLUS This year’s RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist; Ellis Woodman on 1973’s Polyark bus; and readers’ memories of Bryan Avery.
AJ 06.07.17: Homes
The latest AJ has building studies on three private homes: Mole Architects’ nautically themed Houseboat for architect/developer Roger Zogolovitch; Red House, built on the site of a former garage in East Dulwich by 31/44 Architects; and Proctor & Matthews’ Chapter House for retirement home specialist PegasusLife; while Sarah Wigglesworth details her research project where older people were invited to co-design housing schemes. PLUS In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, Ella Braidwood analyses how the Building Regulations came up fatally short; Will Hurst looks at what reforms Transport for London and the mayor are introducing following the Garden Bridge debacle; and we cover the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition award winners.
AJ 22.06.17: RIBA National Awards
The latest AJ features all 49 winners of this year’s RIBA National Awards, ordered into nine sector categories with cultural and housing projects particularly plentiful; and we speculate as to which schemes might feature in this year’s Stirling Prize shortlist
PLUS As revelations continue to emerge of just how preventable the Grenfell Tower tragedy was, we present five questions about the fire that need to be answered; and as the heatwave continues, we look at Francis Kéré’s newly opened Serpentine Pavilion and the seven shortlisted designs for Edinburgh’s Ross Pavilion
AJ 15.06.17: AJ100
The latest AJ is the biggest of the year, listing the largest practices in the UK with in depth profiles of the top 10. 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.
AJ 25.05.17: Country-wide
The latest AJ gets out of London, with studies of Hugh Broughton Architects’ Henry Moore Archive in Hertfordshire, Hoskins Architects’ Scottish National Theatre HQ in Glasgow and the Storyhouse cultural hub in Chester by Bennetts Associates. And we look at architects who have eschewed the city entirely, the rural practices that have traded decent broadband for a different quality of life. PLUS the AJ’s Fees Survey provides an invaluable insight into how much architects are charging for their work; Greater Manchester’s new mayor Andy Burnham looks to rewrite the city region’s development strategy; and the AJ100 Awards shortlist.
AJ 27.04.17: Buildings that care
The latest AJ focuses on healthcare buildings: the newly opened Maggie’s Forth Valley cancer care centre by Garbers & James; Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital in Johannesburg by Sheppard Robson with John Cooper Architecture; and Jonathan Clark Architects’ veterinary and training facility for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. And we examine how hospital design is being influenced by the trend for single-patient rooms.
PLUS Full results of the AJ’s general election readers’ poll; how architects can better design for dementia and for deaf people; and Hattie Hartman suggests how the Garden Bridge’s £200 million could be more effectively spent creating a healthier, greener London.
AJ 13.04.17: Built to rent
The latest AJ focuses on the build-to-rent sector, with architecture editor Rob Wilson looking at its potential to transform UK housing supply, as well as building studies of Grid Architects’ Vantage Point at Archway, north London; Hodder + Partners’ Cambridge Street development in Manchester; and Newground’s redevelopment of former BBC rehearsal studios in west London.
PLUS The AJ’s Life in Practice survey reveals a stressed and overworked profession with mental health an increasing concern; the winner of AJ Small Projects 2017; and Margaret Hodge’s report on the Garden Bridge.
AJ 23.03.17: New Scotland Yard
The latest AJ focuses on civic and community buildings, with studies of AHMM’s reworking of New Scotland Yard; Tony Fretton’s major new town hall in the Belgian city of Deinze; and Page\Park’s refurbishment of Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall.
PLUS Bell Phillips’ public housing developments in the deprived Essex borough of Thurrock; as the government plans a series of new garden villages and towns, Colin Marrs examines BDP’s revamp of postwar new town Bracknell; how British tenacity vanquished Brexit blues at this year’s MIPIM property fair; and the AJ’s coach advises an architect who fears a junior they manage is being led astray.
AJ 23.02.17: AJ Small Projects
From house extensions and garden sheds to public squares and a daunting outside toilet, we present the 20 schemes shortlisted for this year’s AJ Small Projects Awards – each built for no more than £250,000.
PLUS How Hodder and Partners’ National Wildflower Centre is the latest millennium project to end in failure, and the new generation of Glasgow architects who, in the face of adversity, are creating a dynamic local scene.
AJ 09.02.17: Women in Architecture
Exposing the widening gender pay gap in architecture
In the AJ’s annual women in architecture special, we present the results of the survey. There are also interviews and building studies featuring candidates shortlisted for the Women in Architecture Awards.
PLUS Features on Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Richard Burton, Santiago Calatrava, the Smithsons’ Economist Building revamp and a report on council-owned housing developers.
AJ 12.01.17: Ways of being
A look at how we practice, from lone master to executive architect.
Featuring an overview of the role of the council architect, a look at community-minded studio Feilden Fowles and an interview with Mole Architects, which has acted as executive architect on some high-profile projects.
PLUS a building study of Peter Salter’s Walmer Yard, and we go on site at Peter Zumthor’s secular retreat.
News features: the fallout from the Patrik Schumacher email leak; Sadiq Khan’s plans for affordable housing; and a profile of UKGBC boss Julie Hirigoyen.
AJ 15.12.16: Review of the Year
The AJ takes a look at the events that delighted and disrupted the architectural world in 2016.
Our month-by-month analysis reveals your top stories, complemented by an in-depth look at the themes which shaped the news.
We also present the AJ's top ten buildings of 2016, including a building study of the Tate Modern Switch House.
PLUS seasonal distractions: crossword/dot-to-dot/name the detail/who said what.
AJ 24.11.16: Four bespoke houses
In this issue, we present four bespoke homes: Mews House, Highgate, by Russell Jones Architects; Backwater on the Norfolk Broads, by Platform 5 Architects; Le Petit Fort, Jersey, by Hudson Architects; and Oak Lane House, Suffolk, by Cassion Castle. PLUS: The Crown Estate’s Future Office charrette, architects respond to the election of a climate-change denier president, when clients say no to novation, and much more
AJ 10.11.16: Hotels & leisure
We present four projects: CitizenM Hotel by Sheppard Robson with Concrete, a Shoreditch pop up by Checa Romero, Acme’s Victoria Gate shopping centre and Reiach and Hall’s Oriam sports centre. PLUS: Bishopsgate tower go-ahead calms Brexit nerves; profile of V&A Dundee boss Philip Long; where it all went wrong for the Olympic Stadium and much more
AJ 27.10.16: Building with care
We present three projects focusing on people-centred design: Walters & Cohen's Buddhist retreat in Suffolk, Bushey Cemetery by Waugh Thistleton and Guy's Cancer Centre by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.
PLUS: Data & analysis from a new report on architects' salaries, a news feature on whether the Garden Bridge is dead in the water, the winners of the Sunday Times British Homes Awards and much more
AJ 13.10.16: Brits abroad
We present four studies of international projects completed by British architects: Zaha Hadid Architects’ Antwerp Port House, AL_A’s MAAT museum in Lisbon, Kericho Cathedral by John McAslan + Partners in Kenya and Chengdu Museum by Sutherland Hussey Harris and Pansolution International.
PLUS Stirling Prize reaction, Architecture Tomorrow, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, LGBT survey results and lots more
AJ 29.09.16: RIBA Stirling Prize
The AJ’s most anticipated issue of the year is here!
We profile the six projects shortlisted for the UK’s premier architecture prize with commentary, architects’ statements, materials boards, drawings, details and data. PLUS an investigation into what went wrong with the regeration of the Aylesbury Estate
AJ 28.07.16: Student Special
In the AJ's annual student issue we review the AJ100's top ten architecture schools' end-of-year shows, present the shocking results of the student survey and compile all UK architecture course providers into one handy directory.
AJ 23.06.16: RIBA Awards
The AJ presents all 46 of this year’s national RIBA Award winners, preceded with an essay presenting differing perspectives on how they should be judged. PLUS A profile of London newcomer Bjarke Ingels and Peter Murray’s obituary of Michael Manser
AJ 09.06.16: AJ100
Find out which practices rank where, use our in-depth analysis to uncover the highs and lows facing the profession today, and find out who won the coveted awards of building and practice of the year.