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Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller

30 September 2014 | By Paul Daves

Behind the scenes of the Dymaxion World Map hides a 5 foot 1, cross-eyed and presbyopic Bucky who admits the military potential of the geodesic domes certainly helped to pay the bills


Carsten Höller's helter-skelter and Alvaro Siza's promenade at the Vitra Campus, Weil am Rhein, Germany Subscription

29 September 2014 | By

With the addition of two new elements, the German furniture-maker is stitching together its experimental Wunderkammer of architectural follies


Milk Bars: the Polish face of gentrification? Subscription

26 September 2014 | By Agata Pyzik

This redesigned and reopened milk bar in Warsaw preserves some of its Soviet-era aesthetic qualities but fails to preserve the milk bar’s crucial social function


Density and the City: Aedas on Learning from the East Subscription

25 September 2014 | By Sutherland Lyall

As Aedas opens a dedicated office in London, its chairman Keith Griffiths reflects on how Far East style urbanisation might enrich the European city


Can London stay a good place to live? Subscription

24 September 2014 | By David Michon

After years in the dark, the London Society is relaunching in the hope of galvanising a coalition of Londoners able to intervene in the city’s worryingly uncivic trajectory

Broader Views

Propositional short essays exploring the critical intersection between architecture and another discipline


How tech giant Airbnb is rewriting the rulebook on domestic architecture and fueling a housing crisis

Thanks to the ‘sharing economy’, domestic space is less a private realm than a commodity. Can design make this process work for everyone and not just homeowners and investors, asks Luis Ortega Govela?


Doing Disability Differently

Grounded in compliance, accessibility is rarely seen as a creative starting point for design. Jos Boys argues that rethinking ability and architecture offers a powerful tool to design differently


Scents of Place: The Power of the Olfactory

A historical disdain for the sense of smell diminishes architecture’s experiential potency, says Victoria Henshaw


Lagos: A Model for the 21st Century City

From Lagos to Medellín, the generative energy of dense cities could drive the development of their fragile parent states, reports Seth Kaplan

The Roman Singularity

The Roman Singularity by Adam Nathaniel Furman

Rome Prize for Architecture 2014 awarded to Adam Nathaniel Furman Subscription

23 September 2014

The British Academy has selected Furman’s ‘The Roman Singularity’ as winning proposal for this year’s Rome Prize for Architecture


Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't: What is the Moral Duty of the Architect? Subscription

22 September 2014 | By

Architects are ridiculed if they take a moral position, and attacked if they don’t. What, then, in the 21st century, is ‘the duty of the architect’?


Style is the Man: Charles Jencks Subscription

12 September 2014 | By

A new monograph on the late works of James Stirling and Michael Wilford prompts some reflections on the role of style and meaning in architecture


After the Event: Bernard Tschumi Retrospective at the Pompidou Centre Subscription

3 September 2014 | By Anthony Vidler

The recent retrospective on Bernard Tschumi at the Pompidou Centre provided a compelling analysis of a career spanning over 45 years - and ultimately reveals the architect’s unique integration of theory and practice


Mies: Behind the Smoke Screen Subscription

8 August 2014 | By Spyros Papapetros

A major new monograph on Mies by the late Detlef Mertins seeks the enigma behind the cigar



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