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

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

Union Stockyards, Chicago, 1947

Chicago meatspace Subscription Required

The fin-de-siècle Modernism of Chicago was determined by its secret twin city: the South Side Stock Yards and their infrastructural logic

Gillespie, Kidd and Coia, St Peter's Seminary Cardross, 1961-66

Modern monasteries Subscription Required

The magnificent ruin of St Peter’s Cardross has recently been thrown a lifeline after decades of neglect, but many other significant buildings commissioned by religious orders remain under threat

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How the London Playboy Club bankrolled Hef’s empire Subscription Required

Playboy, that great icon of American pop culture, owed its existence for many years to gambling revenue from Blighty

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The Imaginary of ‘Africanness’ in South African Architecture Subscription Required

The persistent use of imagery from the ruins of Great Zimbabwe points to a universal desire to connect with atavistic cultural roots

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Jean Dubuffet: architect without walls Subscription Required

The pioneer of Art Brut was a prolific architect, designing countless richly patterned structures that rejected the Modernist grid

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Gentrifying Diversity in Boston’s South End Subscription Required

Lessons for today’s housing struggles can be learned from the tension between privileged defenders of heritage and the rights of prior occupants in the city’s historic South End

DAvid Adler Design 1929

Chicago in the age of the apartment Subscription Required

[Archive] The evolution of Chicago’s apartment blocks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Colin Rowe (1920-1999)

An intellectual who wrote like an angel and dreamt of Renaissance Italy

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

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

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

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

[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 Required

[Archive] The evolution of Chicago’s apartment blocks

Chicago__1857_CHr.Inger_INDEX

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

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

Camino_Nuevo_Charter_Academy

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

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

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‘It shows freedom within stylistic constraints’ Subscription Required

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

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

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

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

[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 Required

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