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Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (1814-1879)

Viollet-le-Duc's ornamental side Subscription

A man of contradictions, the structural rationalist le-Duc was also a dab hand at ornamentation

Chicago Flowering Grid

‘Ornament has always flowered in Chicago’ Subscription

[Archive] Ornament could offer the key to a new flowering of architectural expression

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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

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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!

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A remarkable experiment in self-build council housing Video

A little-known street in Lewisham may hold the solution to London’s housing crisis

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CFA Voysey (1857-1941)

By James Dunnett

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

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Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (1814-1879)

Viollet-le-Duc's ornamental side Subscription

A man of contradictions, the structural rationalist le-Duc was also a dab hand at ornamentation

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Masterplanning in Rainham

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

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

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AR House 2015 Winner: Fayland House Video

[FILM] David Chipperfield Architects’ Fayland House quiety subverts the English country house typology

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

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

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

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Flat-pack Wright Subscription

Frank Lloyd Wright’s most ambitious project was to design his more modest buildings – cheap family dwellings – so that they could be mass-produced on a vast scale, transforming the USA. It offers a vital lesson to us today

Egyptian lotus capitals, from Owen Jones\' The Grammat of Ornament, 1968

‘Ornament is the language through which architecture communicates with a broader public’ Subscription

Minimalism may symbolise luxury, but it could be time to refamiliarise ourselves with our decorative roots

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‘How to get the balance right; to create architecture with a social purpose, but not without delight?’ Subscription

Is ornament an improvement on the icon? What is disappointing is that we are still stuck discussing how a building looks

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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

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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

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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’

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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

Masterplanning in Rainham

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

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

Doughnut: Outer London Festival

Doughnut: the Outer London Festival Subscription

This Saturday, a series of events brings together architects, historians, economists and writers to discuss the rich existing culture of the city’s periphery and the challenges that it now faces

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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

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‘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

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.’

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September 2015, 1423. Volume CCXXXVIII Subscription

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

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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

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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