Architects are ridiculed if they take a moral position, and attacked if they don’t. What, then, in the 21st century, is ‘the duty of the architect’?
A new monograph on the late works of James Stirling and Michael Wilford prompts some reflections on the role of style and meaning in architecture
The recent retrospective on Bernard Tschumi at the Pompidou Centre provided a compelling analysis of a career spanning over 45 years - and ultimately reveals the architect’s unique integration of theory and practice
A major new monograph on Mies by the late Detlef Mertins seeks the enigma behind the cigar
Nicholas Olsberg reflects on the history of the now rehabilitated Ground Zero site through the story of Minoru Yamasaki’s World Trade Center
By seeing beyond the glittering novelty of form, it is criticism's role to assess and promote the positive effects architecture can bring to society and the wider world