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  • Interview with Photographer Iwan Baan

    14 March 2014 | By Simon Esterson

    Iwan Baan is the most sought after architectural photographer on earth. Living entirely from suitcases and hotel rooms, he is courted by architectural royalty the world over. As his new show 52 Weeks, 52 Cities opens in Herford, Germany, Baan speaks to the AR’s creative director Simon Esterson about his photography and fascination with ordinary people’s extraordinary use of space

  • Architecture and Sculpture: A Dialogue in Los Angeles Subscription

    11 March 2014 | By

    Sculptural architecture can be moving, monstrous, or just plain arbitrary: a group of exhibitions in LA explores the borderline between the two spatial disciplines

  • Leon Krier on sustainable urbanism and the legible city

    27 February 2014 | By Leon Krier

    The angst of backwardness and its consequences: Reflecting on the huge changes that have occurred in London over his long career, Leon Krier argues in this essay that it is traditional urbanism - not dense Modernism - that offers the solutions to the planet’s ecological problems

  • Lethbridge University: The Spaceship-like Prairie School Comes of Age

    13 February 2014 | By Hadani Ditmars

    In the late 1960s, Arthur Erickson’s heroic campus for the University of Lethbridge in Alberta emerged from the coulées of the Canadian prairie. Assailed by insensitive additions of intervening decades, a new masterplan promises renewal

  • 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?

  • The Animated City and its Decline

    30 December 2013 | By Jonathan Glancey

    The bustling metropolis bustles no more, as emptied docks become waterside developments, markets move to the peripheries and industry elopes, draining the lifeblood of the city