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‘Masterplanning doesn't always mean top-down’ Video

Urban accupuncture in the London town of Rainham could help to redefine master planning


Outrage: The birth of Subtopia will be the death of us Subscription

[Archive] Ian Nairn’s seminal polemic against banal suburban development

Odile Decq

Odile Decq joins AR_EA Awards judging panel

Odile Decq, director of Studio Odile Decq, will join David Adjaye, OBE and Sir Peter Cook on the AR_EA judging panel


Lullaby Factory by Studio Weave

Last chance to enter the AR Emerging Architecture awards!

The deadline has been extended, but entries close for good on Friday 11 September. Enter today!


Louis Kahn, don’t stop talking! Architecture needs you more than ever Subscription

Two new books of and about Kahn talking provoke, re-frame and defy convention


Colin Rowe (1920-1999)

By Paul Davies

An intellectual who wrote like an angel and dreamt of Renaissance Italy



François Schuiten: Les Cités Obscures Subscription

Schuiten expresses his love of architecture through striking comics that critique the ‘Brusselisations’ of his home city



Folio: Follow the AR drawings Tumblr


‘Masterplanning doesn't always mean top-down’ Video

Urban accupuncture in the London town of Rainham could help to redefine master planning

Parque Novo Santo Amaro V by Vigliecca & Associados

From favela to gated community: a documentary Video Subscription

[FILM] When Vigliecca & Associados designed Parque Novo Santo Amaro V, its communal spaces were supposed to be for everyone, but now the residents want to close the gates


Film: The last great social housing estate by Álvaro Siza Video Subscription

The AR explores Siza’s Quinta da Malagueira housing estate in Evora, Portugal, rich both in memory and in potential

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White flight, red lining, block busting and panic peddling Subscription

[Archive] Chicago’s poor make plain the social responsibilities of the architecture industry


‘It draws on the past not as a site of lost authenticity but as a rich seam of fantasy’ Subscription

The Landmark Building in Nieuw-Bergen, the Netherlands by Monadnock


Writing Buildings conference, July 2016: call for papers Subscription

Kent School of Architecture is holding a conference in collaboration with the AR, bringing together different traditions of writing about historic buildings


Jean Dubuffet: architect without walls Subscription

The pioneer of Art Brut was a prolific architect, designing countless richly patterned structures that rejected the Modernist grid


Podcast: Fujimoto, Radić and SelgasCano on the Serpentine Pavilion Video Subscription

Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist discuss the history of the commission with former Serpentine Pavilion architects and chair Sarah Ichioka


Podcast: Interview with David Chipperfield Video Subscription

Ellis Woodman speaks to David Chipperfield about his education, practicing with Norman Foster and Richard Rogers and establishing his own practice


Podcast: Richard Sennett on cities and what we've done to them Video Subscription

AR History Editor Tom Wilkinson interviews Richard Sennett on the thread that runs through all of his work: cities: ‘We don’t make them true to life, we make them into factories’



Piscine Tournesol in Lingolsheim, France by Urbane Kultur Subscription

Swimming pool typology: a modern refurbishment brings one of 183 UFO-like swimming pools back to life

JC Prestwich & Sons, Mounts Baths, Northampton, 1936

Typology: Swimming Pools Subscription

Sites of ablution, illicit heavy petting, athleticism, surveillance, leisure, racism and death: pools bring people together stripped of status symbols, but in ways profoundly marked by wider social conditions


‘The €255.4-million question: is it a masterpiece that future generations will cherish?’ Subscription

Musée des Confluences in Lyon by Coop Himmelb(l)au


Konstantin Melnikov’s Legacy Subscription

To mark the 125th anniversary of Konstantin Melnikov’s birth, photographer Denis Esakov has documented the current condition of the Constructivist pioneer’s oeuvre


CFA Voysey (1857-1941)

From his Arts and Crafts roots, did Voysey sow the seeds of Modernism?


‘Is the anodyne really an antidote to the iconic?’ Video

Whitney Museum in Manhattan by Renzo Piano Building Workshop


Typology: The semi-detached house Subscription

Symbol of middle-class aspiration, conservatism and compromised individualism, the semi-detached house is England’s modern domestic type par excellence

AR Editor Christine Murray

AR to support aae2016 as media partner

AR editor Christine Murray said: ‘At this critical time in the history of architectural education, we need dialogue and discernment of a way forward.’


September 2015, 1423. Volume CCXXXVIII Subscription

Click To View: Ornament | Baukuh | Fat + Grayson Perry | Renzo Piano | Monadnock | OMA | Typology: Tombs | Voysey


August 2015, 1422. Volume CCXXXVIII Subscription

Click to View: UNITED STATES: Renzo Piano | Studio Gang Architects | David Adjaye | Shigeru Ban | Michael Maltzan | Typology: Swimming Pools | Colin Rowe


July 2015, 1421. Volume CCXXXVIII Subscription

Click to view: AR HOUSE awards 2015 David Chipperfield | Ryo Matsui | Dekleva Gregoric | Alberto Campo Baeza | Mount Fuji Architects Studio | Tropical Space