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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


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


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


A Streetcar Named Desire: Interview with Set Designer Magda Willi

14 August 2014 | By

Tom Wilkinson speaks to Magda Willi about her pared down, rotating vision of domesticity for A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic


In for the Kill: Buildings Must Die

14 August 2014 | By Catherine Croft

Moving beyond ruin lust and decay-porn, this study seeks to analyse far more than what distinguishes dirt from patina

Film Interviews


Film: Charles Jencks critiques the 2014 Venice Biennale Video

2 July 2014 | By

‘Architecture is a better profession than doctors, lawyers, bankers, accountants and all the other options,’ argues critic, writer and godfather of Postmodern architecture, Charles Jencks

Wouter Vanstiphout Interview

British Pavilion Curators Interview: Crimson Architectural Historians Video

21 June 2014 | By

Wouter Vanstiphout and Michelle Provoost discuss this year’s British Pavilion’s exploration of the intersection of popular culture and 20th century architecture

Phyllis Lambert Interview

Interview with Golden Lion winner Phyllis Lambert Video

13 June 2014 | By

Film interview with the founder of the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the woman behind the Seagram Building in Manhattan


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