They’re back! After a year’s hiatus the AJ Architecture Awards special issue returns. AJ Editor Emily Booth writes 'We put building visits at the centre of the programme so it has felt extra special that this year our dedicated judges were able to visit the many shortlisted projects.' We feature all the winners and highly commended in more than 20 categories including Architect of the Year and The Manser Medal – AJ House of the Year.
Also in this issue, the AJ Student Prize winners, Piercy&Company’s proposal to demolish the AJ’s offices and two news features: Ella Jessel investigates Transport for London's struggle to build over car parks and Will Ing considers if Whitehall is finally waking up to the benefits of building with timber?
PLUS: The Secret Architect returns, David Grandorge on authorship, Noguchi at the Barbican, AJ Sketchbook entry from Zean Mair-Macfarlane, Turner Prize-nominated Cooking Sections on their journey from architecture to food, letters, competitions and Louis Hellman's monthly cartoon.