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Enter the AR Emerging Architecture Awards now!

1 September 2014

The deadline for the AR Emerging Architecture Awards is extended to the 12th of September


Dark Matter: Musée Soulages in Rodez by RCR Arquitectes

1 September 2014 | By William JR Curtis

Dedicated to the work of French abstract artist Pierre Soulages, the eponymous Musée Soulages is a tough yet poetic synthesis of steel, darkness and light


Gorilla Tactics

30 August 2014 | By Jessica Kelly

Two exhibitions at the V&A explore design’s use as a physical and visual tool for protest


Catholic Taste: Building the Modern Church

29 August 2014 | By Ayla Lepine

Interweaving religious and architectural debate, a study of the modern church charts the changing expression of Roman Catholic identity


Obituary: Richard MacCormac (1938-2014) Subscription

29 August 2014 | By Peter Davey

Peter Davey pays tribute to Richard MacCormac’s remarkable architectural intelligence

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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’

Architects do it with models

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


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


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


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

Why Criticsm Matters

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


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