London firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has completed Neo Bankside, a set of six-sided apartment blocks beside the Tate Modern art gallery on the edge of the River Thames. More
Dezeen Wire: plans for a 40-storey tower designed by British architect Richard Rogers to sit on top of the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York have been shelved following the Chinese backer's decision to pull out – The New York Times
See a skyscraper in London completed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners earlier this year.
Dezeen Wire: British architect Richard Rogers has warned that plans by the UK government to simplify planning regulations could lead to unmoderated urban sprawl, "with rust belts and towns joining each other" – Daily Mail
He added: "If the framework is not improved it will lead to the breakdown and fragmentation of cities and neighbourhoods as well as the erosion of the countryside." Rogers' concerns about the government's new National Planning Policy Framework are shared by environmental campaigners who say they don't offer a clear enough definition of sustainable development.
Richard Rogers was involved in a planning battle in 2009 over his proposed redevelopment of Chelsea Barracks in London – see reports on Dezeen Wire
Dezeen Wire: UK architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners have submitted proposals to Greenwich Council for a walkway spanning the roof of London's O2 Arena, which was completed by Richard Rogers Partnership back in 1999 - Greenwich.co.uk
Dezeen and publishers FIELL have teamed up to give away five copies Richard Rogers + Architects: From the House to the City, an overview of the architect's work from the beginning of his career to the present day. More
The exhibition Richard Rogers + Architects opened at the Design Museum in London last night, and Dezeen was there to record a conversation between Rogers (above), Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic (below) and exhibition designer Ab Rogers. More