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Typology: Factories Subscription

Commodities flowed from them, along with money for their owners - but the factory also produced new ways of living, of thinking, and of designing


China Art Academy in Hangzhou by Amateur Architecture Studio Subscription

[Archive] The campus for China’s leading art school is richly nuanced.


Aimer Fashion Factory in Beijing by Crossboundaries Subscription

Crossboundaries’ ‘big shed’ unites retail, administrative and manufacturing functions


Cero K production plant by Max-A in San Carlos, Chile Subscription

A semi-translucent skin lends a ghostlike appearance to this sweetener production plant


HAWE Factory by Barkow Leibinger in Kaufbeuren, Germany Subscription

A factory for hydraulic pumps continues the representational German approach to industrial architecture


Folio: A Little Bit of Beijing Subscription

A graphic novels depicts the poetic charm of life in the hutongs, but also the difficulties



AR Work entries close this Friday!

The Architectural Review is seeking the most exciting workspaces in the world


‘At every turn, Isozaki's CAFA's play of curves draws you forward’ Subscription

[Archive] Arata Isozaki brings Japanese rigour and sensuality to a new art museum


Renowned practitioners to judge AR Work

AR Work is your chance to be recognised on the global stage as a leading designer of workspaces


Folio: Follow the AR drawings Tumblr


‘The monolithic Fan Zeng Art Museum resembles a Chinese stamp on rice paper’ Subscription

Inspired by traditional Chinese paintings, Original Design Office’s Fan Zeng Art Museum is a wash of greys


‘Will Wang Shu's village be nothing but an imagined form of rural life for urbanites?’ Subscription

Regeneration, or gentrification? Wencun Village, designed by Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu’s Amateur Architecture Studio, proposes an alternative approach to Chinese rural housing and construction


Wang Shu

A poster boy confronting the issues that are failing Chinese architecture


AR website open access until Thursday Subscription

The AR will be offering free access to all areas of the website from Monday 23rd November until the end of Thursday 26th November.


‘Colombian cities are in constant development’ Subscription

AR_EA Colombia: Ctrl G estudio de arquitectura


‘Li Xiaodong Studio shows that the most interesting home-grown talents are those who embrace their heritage’ Subscription

School and Community Centre in China by Li Xiaodong Design Stydio


Your views: Moving Parliament Subscription

Our understanding of cities and regions is far more complex than the call to move Parliament suggests


Your views: Louis Kahn, don't stop talking! Subscription

The editor of Kahn at Penn: Transformative Teacher of Architecture, responds to Norman Weinstein’s review


Your views: Fayland House Subscription

Readers respond to the winner of this year’s AR House Awards

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What is the future of the Architectural Review?

6 October 2015

The AR has always stood at the vanguard of change. With print under threat, now is the time to talk and shape the future of the AR


Lesley Lokko to speak at aae2016

Lesley Lokko, associate professor of architecture at the University of Johannesburg, will be a keynote speaker at the international peer reviewed conference in April


Film: Sugar Hill Housing in Manhattan Video Subscription

David Adjaye and Ellen Baxter, founder of Broadway Housing Communities, discuss the Sugar Hill project alongside the views of its new tenants


‘The garden bridge will cost millions: build something people can dwell in instead’ Video Subscription

Richard Sennett speaks on the social life and physical form of cities, and how urbanism can change them for the better

Whitehorse Manor Index

AR School 2015 Winner: Whitehorse Manor Schools Video

Hayhurst and Co’s extension to Whitehorse Manor Junior and Infant Schools is a shrewd and witty collage of new forms without wow-factor intentions

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Podcast: Interview with FAT Video Subscription

Paul Finch talks to Sam Jacob, Sean Griffiths and Charles Holland - the men formerly known as FAT - on their early influences, how FAT came to be and what they have taken from it as they go their separate ways


Podcast: Saskia Sassen on the city Video Subscription

At the 2014 World Architecture Festival in Singapore, Saskia Sassen delivery a keynote on the future of cities


Podcast: Ole Scheeren on the future of the city Video Subscription

At the 2014 World Architecture Festival in Singapore, Ole Scheeren speaks on our changing visions for cities in light of a simple question: how do we want to live?



November 2015, 1425. Volume CCXXXVIII Subscription

Click to view: CHINA: Vector Architects | MAD | Ai Weiwei | Original Design Studio | Amateur Architecture Studio | Typology: Factories | Wang Shu


October 2015, 1424. Volume CCXXXVIII Subscription

Click to view: AR School Awards | Hayhurst and Co | CVDB | Rural Urban Framework | OMA | Miller Hull | Vo Trong Nghia | Typology: Universities | Hansen

The Big Rethink

The Big Rethink in Full Subscription

Read Peter Buchanan’s campaign in its entirety