By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Your browser seems to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser.

Close

Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Close

war_964_index

Part One: British architecture before the Great War Subscription Required

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

Architecture And Photography

Shattered Glass: The history of architectural photography Subscription Required

Exploring photography’s obsession with architecture as motif and metaphor, a cluster of exhibitions in Los Angeles ended by questioning the neutrality of the camera in the architectural assignment

Teerds

Constructing Culture: The Work of Hannah Arendt Subscription Required

Architecture’s ambiguity – caught between ‘mere’ construction and artistic practice – raises questions about the relevance of its cultural dimension

Miastoprojekt

How Socialist Architecture Shaped Iraq Subscription Required

The transfer of architectural labour from Poland to Iraq in the years 1958 to 1989 also exported the heritage of Polish interwar architecture

LandscapeUrb

From Practice to Theory: Landscape Urbanism Subscription Required

In a world increasingly conscious of the environment, landscape urbanism has become an autonomous discipline, developing its own mode of practice and ideology

AKulper

Almost Exactly: The 7/8 Scale Subscription Required

Oval Office replicas produced at 7/8 scale lead to the examination of the ‘almost exact’ and reveal the importance of the residual 1/8 as domain of the spatial imaginary

CGI

Learning from CGIs Subscription Required

Reconceiving the computer-generated render as an interface for human interaction rather than a static object

Ritoque

The Architecture School and the Concentration Camp Subscription Required

In 1970s Chile, an architecture school and a concentration camp appeared three miles apart at Ritoque. The parallel communities used similar games to create spaces for liberation

Soundsdifferent

Sounds Different: Listening to the City Subscription Required

Different auditory spaces of the modern city, such as those produced by smart phones, offer insights into the experience of urbanisation and technological modernisation

AR History

The Architectural Review was founded in 1896, on the cusp of the 20th century. The cover of the first issue bore the legend ‘a magazine for the artist and craftsman’, though this subsequently became ‘artist, archaeologist, designer and craftsman’, thus firmly setting its sights on Victorian polymaths everywhere

964_archive_index

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

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

ErnoIndex

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

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

Overcrowding

Overcrowding and Oversprawl Subscription Required

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

Index

Tropical Modernism: Fry and Drew's African Experiment Subscription Required

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 Required

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 Required

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 Required

In his seminal 1955 essay Architectural Critic Reyner Banham attempts to codify the then emerging architectural movement of Brutalism

indexstory

December 1988: Complexes of Hans Hollein Subscription Required

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 Required

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

index musique concrete

September 1990: Musique Concrete by Edward Cullinan Architects Subscription Required

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

Essay

Featured

Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale 2014

Venice Architecture Biennale 2014: The AR's Complete Coverage

From Charles Jencks to Liza Fior, read The Architectural Review critics’ take on every element of the 2014 Biennale

The AR Drawings Blog