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Blurred Lines: The UIA Congress in Durban, South Africa

26 August 2014 | By

An irrepressible commitment to architecture which bridges divisions and addresses social concerns across the Global South and beyond defined the 2014 UIA congress in Durban reports Phineas Harper

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Beton Doux: Concrete Silos in Paris by vialet.ballus

26 August 2014 | By Andrew Ayers

On the edge of Paris, a utilitarian complex of cement silos is elevated into a sculptural composition that animates a dreary and dislocated urban enclave

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Growing Panes: Stained Glass in Identity Crisis?

18 August 2014 | By

Long one of modern architecture’s triumvirate of materials, glass’ capacity for narrative and meaning, faced with a world of digitised fabrication, stands at a critical junction

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Overcrowding and Oversprawl

16 August 2014 | By Elizabeth Darling

Elizabeth Darling looks back at Elizabeth Denby’s use of the AR as a mouthpiece for her hard-hitting campaign with the Kensington Housing Association

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Sporting Chance: Gymnasium in Brazil by Herzog & de Meuron

15 August 2014 | By Jonathan Glancey

Embedded in a tough Brazilian favela, a new sports centre catalyses actions and ideas about social cohesion and civility

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Enough Slum Porn: The Global North’s Fetishisation of Poverty Architecture must End

12 August 2014 | By Dan Hancox

Heralded as interesting architects and creative urbanists, the desperation-driven inhabitants of slums have lost their voice amid Western ‘beneficence’

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Architects do it with models: the history of architecture in 16 models Video

25 February 2014 | By

From a generator of ideas or a communication tool to a miniature utopia, the rich history of architectural models shows how they have developed with methods and technologies

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21 Cartoons Lovingly Poking Fun at Architecture School

22 January 2014 | By

This set of cartoons, drawn by former head of the Bartlett Peter Cook, offers witty insights into the curious world of architectural education

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Mies: Behind the Smoke Screen

8 August 2014 | By Spyros Papapetros

A major new monograph on Mies by the late Detlef Mertins seeks the enigma behind the cigar

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It's a Small World, After All Subscription

17 June 2014 | By

Nicholas Olsberg reflects on the history of the now rehabilitated Ground Zero site through the story of Minoru Yamasaki’s World Trade Center

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Critical Mass: Why Architectural Criticism Matters

28 May 2014 | By Michael Sorkin

By seeing beyond the glittering novelty of form, it is criticism's role to assess and promote the positive effects architecture can bring to society and the wider world

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Limbo Architecture: Painters of Modernism Subscription

16 May 2014 | By

Interpreted by painters in many different ways, Modernism continues to be a compelling subject matter and muse that encourages artists to go beyond notions of simple representation and instead seek to evoke something more profound