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Outrage: ‘A wasteful, harmful, ill-considered, overweening excess’ Subscription

If the museum’s architecture were any good, the extravagance wouldn’t seem so bad


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

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

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



AR Emerging Architecture Awards: Deadline this week!

With a £10,000 prize fund, the AR_EA Awards are still open for entries from practices around the world


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

Whitney Museum in Manhattan by Renzo Piano Building Workshop


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

New Andean architecture in El Alto, Bolivia

New Andean: a new indigenous architecture Video Subscription

[FILM] El Alto’s Party Halls by Freddy Mamani in Bolivia contain a banquet hall, shops and flats with a private house perched on top

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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DAvid Adler Design 1929

Chicago in the age of the apartment Subscription

[Archive] The evolution of Chicago’s apartment blocks


CFA Voysey (1857-1941)

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


Is Everything Architecture? Subscription

Read Hans Hollein’s 1968 polemic ‘Everything is Architecture’ today and suddenly everything from Uber to Amazon is spatial practice


Why is Aspen's new art museum so divisive? Subscription

Tom Ravenscroft on the Aspen Art Museum by Shigeru Ban Architects


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

Women in Architecture

‘This opens a new chapter for Women in Architecture’ Subscription

I wanted to inspire change, and now I want to do it on a global scale, says Christine Murray


‘The twisting roof profile dresses up this utilitarian building’ Subscription

Michael Abrahamson on the WMS Boathouse in Chicago by Studio Gang Architects

Union Stockyards, Chicago, 1947

Chicago meatspace Subscription

The fin-de-siècle Modernism of Chicago was determined by its secret twin city: the South Side Stock Yards and their infrastructural logic


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 Subscription

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