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Book Nook: Cultuurhuis Rozet, Arnhem, the Netherlands, by Neutelings Riedijk Architects Subscription

20 November 2014 | By

Encompassing a diverse arts programme, Arnhem's new Cultuurhuis has a spatial and textural richness that seeks to consolidate the city's diffuse historic centre


From Caligari to Hitler: 1920s German Cinema at the LACMA Subscription

18 November 2014 | By Michael Webb

The short-lived burst of creative genius that surfaced from the Weimar Republic’s turmoil is delightfully presented in Haunted Screens, an exhibition curated by Maltzan and Murphy in Los Angeles


Paul Rudolph

17 November 2014 | By Timothy M Rohan

A life of reputations: genius, prodigy, beach house architect, maverick, brilliant instructor, virtuoso, failure and martyred saint, all for a single human being


Public Disgrace: Why Britain is now a private island Subscription

15 November 2014 | By James Pallister

By explaining the privatisation of our mail, railways, water, electricity, health and homes, Meek demonstrates that Britain now belongs to someone else


Cultural Capital: Soane Museum selling off the family silver? Subscription

14 November 2014 | By

Set against the bleak economic landscape, museum brands are traded as readily as currencies. James Haldane reports on the Sir John Soane Museum licensing its collection


Robin Hood Gardens: Requiem For A Dream

Robin Hood Gardens: Requiem for a Dream Video Subscription

10 November 2014 | By

The AR delves into the Smithsons’ Brutalist landmark before the Blackwall Reach Regeneration Project transforms the site

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


A Taste for Brutalism: Concrete Poetry with Jonathan Meades Subscription

3 March 2014 | By Timothy Brittain-Catlin

Jonathan Meades’ defiant defence of Brutalism in his recent BBC4 series is a much needed change from televised architectural travelogues

Troubles in Theory V

Troubles in Theory V: The Brutalist Moment(s) Subscription

30 January 2014 | By Anthony Vidler

From the Smithsons’ claim to have originally coined the term, to its alleged incarnation in the béton brut of Le Corbusier’s Unités, the provenance of New Brutalism, seen as a corrective to ‘soft’ Modernism, is as problematic as what it stood for: ethic or aesthetic?

The Roman Singularity

Bend it like Bernini

Bend it like Bernini: The grand Parisian design that became a Roman staple Subscription

13 November 2014 | By Adam Nathaniel Furman

Bernini’s visit to Paris at the behest of Louis XIV ended in rejection. The unwanted Louvre designs, however, sowed the seeds for his later Roman commissions


British architecture before the Great War: Part One Subscription

11 November 2014 | By Alan Powers

By inspecting pre 1914 architecture, Alan Powers’ two-part historical essay reveals World War One’s repercussion on the maturation of Modernism and encourages us to re-evaluate, a century later, both the Modernist canon and its impact on British architecture


Troubles in Theory Part VI: From Utopia to Heterotopia Subscription

3 October 2014 | By Anthony Vidler

The sixth instalment in the series turns to the theory of ‘space’ as it was reinterpreted from its Modernist origins to serve political analysis and practice, and focuses on the work and influence of Michel Foucault


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



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November 2014, 1413

November 2014, 1413. Volume CCXXXVI Subscription

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Click to view: Morphosis | Steven Holl | Bjarke Ingels Group | Pneumatic Structures | Iwan Baan | AR Archive 

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