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    News Archive for January 1980

    RIBA Stirling Prize winner

    Accordia, the housing project in Cambridge, UK, has won this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize.


    Pencalenick House shortlisted for the Wood Awards

    Pencalenick House designed by Seth Stein Architects has been shortlisted for the Wood Awards.


    Divine vines bag top BPN award

    A house that harmonises with the shapes of its environment by mimicking rows of grape vines, has won best single new dwelling at the BPN Sustainability Awards last week.


    Rant On

    “St Pancras, the peculiarly repellent embracing couple the size of a terraced house, cost in excess of £1,000,000 to produce. I cringe at the thought of continental visitors being confronted with this ghastly work.”


    Global round up

    Bungled UK building programmes, Frank Gehry's bridal debut, record numbers of architecture students enroll and more...


    Figure hug

    The architectural news in numbers, from the Chatwood Epping railway to redundancies in the Middle East.


    Rant on

    The profession needs a "new architecture education", design that "charms ghosts" and the "marketing rhetoric" of Halifax's deteriorating physical environment.


    Global round up

    Eight practices shortlisted for the Botswana Innovation Hub, Birmingham experiences an "architectural renaissance", UK planning applications plummet and Nakheel cuts a contract short...


    Global round up

    An international project to design a new Glasgow School of Art is described as the 'competition of the decade', Barcelona's City of Justice opens and the UK Tory party threatens the end of CABE


    Global round up

    A new Glasgow School of Art is described as "the competition of the decade", David Chipperfield Architect's largest project to date opens and the UK's Tory party threaten to cut off CABE


    Figure hug

    Everyone loves a good statistic. We look at how the industry is building by numbers.


    Newcastle post office developer goes bust, building booms

    The Sydney developer that owns Newcastle’s historic post office building has gone into voluntary administration but the redevelopment is on track to go ahead, according to the architects.


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