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28 March 2010

Pevsner and the Nazis, round two

Seconds out, round two. There was a bit of a brouhaha back in 2002 when biographer Stephen Games first pointed out that beloved English art historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner was in fact a...

23 February 2010

Shortlisted designs for the new US London Embassy

Of 37 American firms that applied for the competition, only 4 were invited to propose detailed designs: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners; Richard Meier and Partners; Morphosis Architect; and KieranTimberlake. The eventual winner...

23 February 2010

KieranTimberlake to design new US London Embassy

The U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Louis B. Susman, and Acting Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, Adam Namm, announced today that KieranTimberlake of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has won the design...

13 January 2010

Recession, what recession? The cultural-buildings juggernaut rolls on.

You know them when you see them, the great public buildings. It’s all to do with unshakable confidence. The 1842 portico and façade of the British Museum has it. Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1959...

06 January 2010

Larger biodome than Eden Project

Proctor and Matthews Architects has submitted plans for this whopping £90 million, 34m-tall biodome at Chester Zoo. The huge EFTE-clad structure, known as the Heart of Africa Biodome, will cover 16,000m², making it...

02 October 2009

YAYA 2009 shortlist announced

Five firms have made the shortlist for Building Design’s 2009 Young Architect of the Year award, sponsored by Autodesk. The shortlisted practices are: David Kohn Architects Duggan Morris Architects Glowacka Rennie Architects Osa/KHBT...

30 September 2009

Home advantage: how the famous old Arsenal stadium became a new London square.

I sat high in the North Stand for one of Arsenal’s last football matches – a patrician dismissal of Everton – at its old Highbury stadium in North London. The vastly bigger and...

11 September 2009

University of Greenwich appoints Heneghan Peng Architects to design campus

The University of Greenwich has announced its intention to appoint award-winning Heneghan Peng Architects to design a new campus library and a home for its School of Architecture & Construction. The development will...

03 September 2009

Belfast firm wins mag’s ‘Carbuncle Cup’

Belfast-based Hamilton Architects has won Building Design magazine’s “Carbuncle Cup” for the new Ferry Terminal in Liverpool, which the adjudicators said was “like letting a bad second-year student build next to St Peter’s”...

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