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Oskar Hansen

A Polish visionary who wanted to transform Modernist architecture to respond to the conditions of real life

The Architectural Review\'s first cover

What is the future of the Architectural Review?

6 October 2015

The AR has always stood at the vanguard of change. With the future of print under threat, now is the time to talk and shape the future of the AR

Long Museum in Shanghai by Atelier Deshaus

One week left to enter the AR Culture awards

The Architectural Review is seeking the most exciting cultural buildings in the world


‘Wright was never mistaken for being modest; Gehry often was’ Subscription

The divisive architect behind the sculptured facades is brought to life in a new biography


Typology: Universities Subscription

The university is one of the oldest surviving institutions in the western world. It has colonised the globe, its architecture reflecting the prevailing ideology – of which it is the reproductive machinery


CFA Voysey (1857-1941)

By James Dunnett

From his Arts and Crafts roots, did Voysey sow the seeds of Modernism?


Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (1814-1879)

Viollet-le-Duc's ornamental side Subscription

A man of contradictions, the structural rationalist le-Duc was also a dab hand at ornamentation



Folio: Follow the AR drawings Tumblr


New Hall in Cambridge by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon Subscription

[Archive] Ferro ciomento domes and exposed brick and concrete create a striking series of spaces


‘In the end it’s about people. Not buildings or curriculum’ Subscription

Drawing on experiences in architecture schools across the globe, Peter Cook addresses the curious conditions that shape their legendary status


‘Like the notes of a musical scale, brickwork modules seem open to unlimited invention’ Subscription

Contemporary stone and brickwork design stands at the crossroads of craftsmanship and engineering, and also of invention and innovation


‘Few buildings match the Sackler for sheer spectacle and power’ Subscription

Sackler Museum extension at Harvard University by Stirling and Wilford


Family Tomb in the Acor mountains, Portugal by Pedro Dias Subscription

A steel and concrete tomb frames views out to the landscape

tomb of Rene de Chalon

Typology: Tombs Subscription

A sealed volume, the tomb has no interior – or if it does, you really don’t want to go there. The exterior, by contrast, is a screen onto which we project our hopes and fears about the other side of life.

Schools Intro

‘Failure to invest in where we manufacture society is a dereliction of duty’ Subscription

As the AR School Awards show, there’s no shortage of architects and designers willing to deliver schools of exceptional quality


‘Colombian cities are in constant development’ Subscription

AR_EA Colombia: Ctrl G estudio de arquitectura


‘The architect as a super-star is disappearing’ Video Subscription

AR_EA Chile: Grupo TOMA


‘Building is an amazing, intense activity’ Subscription

AR_EA London: Adam Khan Architects


Outrage: ‘If you think a teacher is more important than a school, you are wrong’ Video Subscription

When my children are away from me, I want them to be safe. Building design is central to that safety.


Does politics have any place in architecture? Subscription

An exploration of the association between politics, architecture and Parametricism reveals that, even when disconnected, the three are irrevocably linked

Whitehorse Manor Index

AR School 2015 Winner: Whitehorse Manor Schools Video

Hayhurst and Co’s extension to Whitehorse Manor Junior and Infant Schools is a shrewd and witty collage of new forms without wow-factor intentions


‘The architect as a super-star is disappearing’ Video Subscription

AR_EA Chile: Grupo TOMA


A remarkable experiment in self-build council housing Video

A little-known street in Lewisham may hold the solution to London’s housing crisis

More films


Podcast: Saskia Sassen on the city Video Subscription

At the 2014 World Architecture Festival in Singapore, Saskia Sassen delivery a keynote on the future of cities


Podcast: Ole Scheeren on the future of the city Video Subscription

At the 2014 World Architecture Festival in Singapore, Ole Scheeren speaks on our changing visions for cities in light of a simple question: how do we want to live?


Podcast: What makes a great school? Video Subscription

AR House Awards 2015 jury Sam Jacob, Sadie Morgan and Deyan Sudjic discuss the calibre of the entries and how they arrived at criteria for the winner



October 2015, 1424. Volume CCXXXVIII Subscription

Click to view: AR School Awards | Hayhurst and Co | CVDB | Rural Urban Framework | OMA | Miller Hull | Vo Trong Nghia | Typology: Universities | Hansen

The Big Rethink

The Big Rethink in Full Subscription

Read Peter Buchanan’s campaign in its entirety


September 2015, 1423. Volume CCXXXVIII Subscription

Click To View: Ornament | Baukuh | Fat + Grayson Perry | Renzo Piano | Monadnock | OMA | Typology: Tombs | Voysey