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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


Et in Arcadia Lego: The case for back to basics Lego

22 July 2014 | By Finn Williams

Self-confessed Legomaniac, Finn Williams argues the proliferation of custom pieces inhibits the creative potential of Lego’s classic bricks

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The Pop-up Problem: Does the Obnoxious Phenomenon have Hidden Depths?

16 July 2014 | By Douglas Murphy

As vacuous as the modern pop-up may be, the latent possibilities of their reckoning with permanence should not be forgotten


The Potentiality of Architectural Curating in the Albanian Pavilion Subscription

10 July 2014 | By Markus Lähteenmäki

The Albanian Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale addresses the perennial problem of exhibiting architecture


Lego's New Architecture Studio Fails to Think Outside the Blocks

10 July 2014 | By

Lego is launching a new £149.99 set of bricks for building architectural models but its vision of architecture’s potential seems unusually blinkered

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

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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