Iain Jackson looks back at the AR’s 1953 coverage of Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew’s projects in West Africa - its first appearance as a coherent body of work
Kenneth Clark’s contributions to the AR implored readers to become critical observers of the architectural modernity around them
A look back at the work of the angry and passionate Ian Nairn, the outspoken critic of England’s ‘subtopian’ demise
In his seminal 1955 essay Architectural Critic Reyner Banham attempts to codify the then emerging architectural movement of Brutalism
Hans Hollein’s career started in Vienna with very small projects and a series of artworks and exhibition designs which focused world attention. In this Archive piece from 1988, Peter Davey looks at Hollein’s first two sizeable buildings in his native city.
Peter Cook enthuses over Hans Hollein’s Mönchengladbach museum and James Stirling’s Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart while Jonathan Glancey takes a more in-depth look at Hollein’s project in this piece from the AR Archive
Now under threat of demolition, we revisit the AR’s original coverage of the RMC international headquarters, one of Edward Cullinan Architects’ finest buildings
Witty, imaginative and sustainable, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects bring a smile to a neglected north London site
A look back at a 1962 feature on three projects involving Jane Drew, the British Modernist whose first office had the idea of only empoloying women
Joseph Rykwert introduces the work of Eileen Gray in this piece from December 1972, prior to the opening of an exhibition of her work at the Heinz Gallery
Charlotte Ellis and Martin Meade interview Charlotte Perriand on her long and illustrious career from the AR’s November 1984 issue
In September 1969, the Architectural Review launched the brave and hard-hitting Manplan. Today, this dark humanist manifesto still strikes a chord in the debate of architecture’s social responsibilities
The innovative proposals by the Glass Age Committee, ranging from inhabited structures spanning across the Thames to the regeneration of entire neighbourhoods in British cities, were published in the AR as advertisements for manufacturers’ products between 1938 and 1963
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?
Now facing the threat of demolition, the AR recalls a time when Graves’ project was set to become ‘Portland’s Eiffel Tower’
Phyllis Lambert's compelling and incisive account of the commissioning, design and construction of the Seagram Building is both a critical history and personal memoir of a pivotal moment in architecture
A museum of folk art in Manhattan forms a luminous backdrop for its exhibits
[ARCHIVE] The Marseilles Unite and the monuments of Chandigarh have been held up as an example of Le Corbusier’s interest in passive energy control. Christopher Mackenzie questioned these assumptions on a visit to India
[Archive] After years of struggle in Rio, Algiers, Saint Die and Bogota, Le Corbusier, at the age of 62, had the rare opportunity to apply his theories to the design of a new city. Chandigarh was to be his most momentous assignment: the only urban plan of substance he implemented
The Governor’s Garden which fuses architecture and landscape in a way unparalleled in Le Corbusier’s ouvre is analysed by Caroline Constant, and set in the context of his changing attitudes to landscape.
The third of Le Corbusier’s major buildings on the capitol at Chandigarh - The Assembly - is discussed in this article by Charles Correa, the Indian architect who practiced in Bombay
[ARCHIVE] Three schemes that demonstrate Holl´s ability to draw inspiration from the world of phenomena
[ARCHIVE] Steven Holl’s Jesuit chapel fuses geometry, light and colour to create an articulate symbol of spiritual intent
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Peter Cook’s new school of architecture in Brisbane is a celebratory bricolage of materials and spaces, unified by a socially condensing internal street
Asking whether the exhibits fit director David Chipperfield’s theme of ‘Common Ground’
The West rests on its laurels, as Oriental originality emerges
Has the steady march of progress been detrimental to the art of drawing?