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Squaring the Circle: Smartgeometry in Hong Kong

30 July 2014 | By Terri Peters

The 11th in a series of annual workshops, Smartgeometry’s four days of experimentation, innovation and visualisation are at the forefront of architectural software and technology


View From Edinburgh: An Independent Scotland Would be Better for Architecture

28 July 2014 | By Malcolm Fraser

For Scottish architecture to flourish once again, Malcolm Fraser argues that Scots must regain their independence from the UK in the imminent referendum


Victoria, Australia: Five Years After the Fire

28 July 2014 | By Andrew Mackenzie

Beyond pop-up cathedrals and emergency homes, architects must realise that their contribution post-disaster is a long-term slog reliant on the support of governments and communities


L'Aquila: Five Years After the Earthquake

28 July 2014 | By Pippo Ciorra

Five years after the tragic earthquake, L’Aquila’s stricken urban fabric is gradually recovering. But what will welcome the dispersed community when they return to their streets and spaces?


Some like it squat: Residents evicted from the world's tallest squat

25 July 2014 | By Merlin Fulcher

The eviction of residents from the unfinished Torre de David is emblematic of the deteriorating relationship between design and unconventional forms of dwelling

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


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

Reyner Banham

Reyner Banham: The New Brutalism Subscription

15 May 2014 | By Reyner Banham

In his seminal 1955 essay Architectural Critic Reyner Banham attempts to codify the then emerging architectural movement of Brutalism