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Outrage: The birth of Subtopia will be the death of us Subscription

26 August 2015 | By Ian Nairn

[Archive] Ian Nairn’s seminal polemic against banal suburban development


White flight, red lining, block busting and panic peddling Subscription

13 August 2015 | By Nory Miller

[Archive] Chicago’s poor make plain the social responsibilities of the architecture industry

DAvid Adler Design 1929

Chicago in the age of the apartment Subscription

11 August 2015 | By John Craib-Cox

[Archive] The evolution of Chicago’s apartment blocks


How Chicago, prototype of the modern city, was born Subscription

13 July 2015

[Archive] Chicago’s phenomenal growth is the great urban romance of the modern world


‘Camino Nuevo has become a positive, stabilizing presence in the neighbourhood’ Subscription

12 August 2015 | By Catherine Slessor

[Archive] Camino Nuevo Charter Academy in Los Angeles by Daly Genik Architects


‘It shows freedom within stylistic constraints’ Subscription

11 August 2015 | By Val K. Warke

[Archive] Cornell University Performing Arts Centre in Ithaca by Stirling and Wilford


‘The club has helped to revive Akron’s social and economic fortunes’ Subscription

10 August 2015 | By Catherine Slessor

[Archive] Akron Boys and Girls Club in Alabama by Rural Studio


Architects sought work before the ashes of the World Trade Center were even cold’ Subscription

7 August 2015 | By Edward Robbins, Paula Deitz

[Archive] On redesigning Ground Zero


‘The world of little human ants teems round their bases’ Subscription

4 August 2015

[Archive] As skyscrapers grow ever taller, how can they sensitively meet the street?

Casa Jax by Rick Joy

‘The house is a trio of boxes in a grove of saguaros and ocotillo’ Subscription

3 August 2015 | By Catherine Slessor

[Archive] Cas a Jax in Tuscan by Rick Joy Architects


‘Holl says this is space-making rather than object building, but it is in fact both’ Subscription

3 August 2015 | By Annette Le Cuyer

The Chapel of St Ignatius in Seattle by Steven Holl Architects


‘Whether something more human might have been possible cannot be decided by a foreign critic’ Subscription

3 August 2015 | By Walter D. Binger

East River Drive in New York


Thermal Baths in Vals, Switzerland by Peter Zumthor Subscription

1 August 2015 | By Raymund Ryan

[Archive] Thermal Baths in Vals, Switzerland by Peter Zumthor


‘Stacks of redundant carpet tiles are used to construct walls’ Subscription

30 July 2015 | By Catherine Slessor

Lucy’s House in Alabama by Rural Studio


‘The house is the entree to practice for US architects’ Subscription

30 July 2015 | By Brian Carter, Annette Lecuyer

[ARCHIVE] For emerging US architects, the house sponsors investigation into new architectural practices


Housing at East Hanningfield, Essex by James Gowan Subscription

24 June 2015 | By Lance Wright, James Gowan

[ARCHIVE] James Gowan’s distnctive monopitch housing in Essex playfully enhances ‘cost yardstick’ housing


Swimming Pool in Hampstead by James Gowan Subscription

23 June 2015

[ARCHIVE] Like a glass UFO alongside Hampstead Heath, Gowan’s swimming pool is both graceful and technically striking


Flats at Ham Common by Stirling and Gowan Subscription

23 June 2015

[ARCHIVE] Brick walls carrying bare concrete slabs create a rich mixture of rough and smooth in one of Stirling and Gowan’s first joint projects

Yamashita\'s Face House

Face House in Kyoto, Japan by Kazumasa Yamashita Subscription

23 June 2015

[ARCHIVE] Face House humanised a dreary street in downtown Kyoto


Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly in Bhopal, India by Charles Correa Subscription

14 June 2015

[ARCHIVE] Charles Correa’s Assembly complex is an amalgam of elements from history intricately woven together without kitsch


Belapur Housing in Navi Mumbai, India by Charles Correa Subscription

14 June 2015

[ARCHIVE] This new housing scheme at Belapur offers hope for New Bombay, a city first promoted by Correa and a group of colleagues in the 1960s


Nehru Memorial Museum in Jaipur, India by Charles Correa Subscription

14 June 2015

[ARCHIVE] Correa’s plan is based on a Vastupurusha mandala as described in the ancient Vedic text


Crafts Museum in Delhi, India by Charles Correa Subscription

14 June 2015 | By Robert Powell

[ARCHIVE] Correa reinterprets the timeless quality of India into a building which resists the obvious western label of museum.


New Bodleian Library in Oxford by Giles Gilbert Scott Subscription

4 June 2015 | By JM Richards

Archive: October 1940. Editor JM Richards, under the pseudonym James MacQueady, provides sharp criticism of Gilbert Scott’s New Bodleian Library


Flats at Rio de Janeiro by Lucio Costa Subscription

29 May 2015

[ARCHIVE] Without spoiling the beauty of the park, a residential quarter was to be built putting into practice modern principles of architecture and town planning


Bank Headquarters in Buenos Aires by Clorindo Testa Subscription

22 May 2015

Archive: the winning proposal broke away from the accepted pattern of bank design and made no concession to the conservatism of commercial architecture in Argentina


Church at Atlantida, Uruguay, by Eladio Dieste Subscription

22 May 2015

Archive: Dieste’s undulating brick walls were originally published in the AR in September 1961


Housing in the USA by IM Pei & Associates Subscription

14 May 2015 | By James Marston Fitch

Archive: a series of housing projects constituted the early works of the then newly founded IM Pei & Associates


AR Archive, April 1947: Theatre at Malmö by Lallerstedt, Lewerentz and Helldén Subscription

12 May 2015 | By Arla Breithel

In this study from the AR Archive, Arla Breithel visits Lewerentz’s 1944 functionalist masterpiece


1990 December: A Primer for the Prince Subscription

21 February 2015 | By Peter Davey

In this feature from the AR Archive, Peter Davey responds to the Prince of Wales, arguing that all of his Ten Principles can be fulfilled within Modernism


Lubetkin in Russia: From civil war-ravaged USSR to Socialist Realism Subscription

9 October 2014 | By Owen Hatherley

Lifelong Marxist and proletarian architect Berthold Lubetkin shed light on all things Russian, critically presenting the stories of avant-garde Soviet architecture, Constructivism and Socialist Realism to the rest of the world


The Importance of Being Ernö: Goldfinger from wooden toys to 'spatial feeling' Subscription

9 September 2014 | By James Dunnett

Ernö Goldfinger’s AR articles formed the first verbal articulation of his architecture’s marked and expressive spatial feeling


Overcrowding and Oversprawl Subscription

16 August 2014 | By Elizabeth Darling

Elizabeth Darling looks back at Elizabeth Denby’s use of the AR as a mouthpiece for her hard-hitting campaign with the Kensington Housing Association


Tropical Modernism: Fry and Drew's African Experiment Subscription

4 July 2014 | By Iain Jackson

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 Index

Kenneth Clark: Lord of Civilisation Subscription

19 June 2014 | By Ayla Lepine

Kenneth Clark’s contributions to the AR implored readers to become critical observers of the architectural modernity around them

Ian Nairn outside Westminster Abbey, London. Photo: Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Library Photographs Collection

Ian Nairn: The Pioneer of Outrage Subscription

27 May 2014 | By Steve Parnell

A look back at the work of the angry and passionate Ian Nairn, the outspoken critic of England’s ‘subtopian’ demise

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


December 1988: Complexes of Hans Hollein Subscription

12 May 2014 | By Peter Davey

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. 

Museum Roof

December 1982: Stirling and Hollein Subscription

12 May 2014 | By , Jonathan Glancey

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


How-do-you-do Domes: Conversations with buildings Subscription

16 April 2014 | By Neal Shashore

By talking to polite Georgian facades and vicious modern buildings, town planner Edwards asserts the importance of architecture’s social responsibility

index musique concrete

September 1990: Musique Concrete by Edward Cullinan Architects Subscription

8 April 2014 | By Peter Davey

Now under threat of demolition, we revisit the AR’s original coverage of the RMC international headquarters, one of Edward Cullinan Architects’ finest buildings


January 2002: Sarah Wigglesworth Architects' Straw Bale House

6 March 2014 | By Peter Davey

Witty, imaginative and sustainable, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects bring a smile to a neglected north London site


Jane Drew's work with Fry, Drew & Partners

6 March 2014

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 


Eileen Gray: Pioneer of Design, December 1972

6 March 2014 | By Joseph Rykwert

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


Interview with Charlotte Perriand Subscription

6 March 2014 | By Martin Meade, Charlotte Ellis

Charlotte Ellis and Martin Meade interview Charlotte Perriand on her long and illustrious career from the AR’s November 1984 issue


Manplan: The Bravest Moment in Architectural Publishing Subscription

3 March 2014 | By Steve Parnell

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


In praise of advertising Subscription

5 February 2014 | By Steve Parnell

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

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?


1983 November: Michael Graves' Portland Building Subscription

20 January 2014 | By Lance Knobel

Now facing the threat of demolition, the AR recalls a time when Graves’ project was set to become ‘Portland’s Eiffel Tower’  


Building Seagram: A Memoir of Mies and Modernism Subscription

24 September 2013 | By Anthony Vidler

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

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