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Urbanism

Masterplanning in Rainham

‘Masterplanning doesn't always mean top-down’

Urban acupuncture in the London town of Rainham could help to redefine master planning

Skyscrapergroundup

‘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?

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Roberto Burle Marx: Ibirapuera park Subscription Required

[FOLIO] Burle Marx’s use of the principles of Cubism and abstraction forged an entirely new grammar for landscape design

UVA Colombia Night

Colombia’s infrastructure reclaimed as public space Subscription Required

Hillside water tanks circling Medellín have been repurposed as a necklace of public spaces draped around the city

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Framing the Issue: Bamboo's Structural Role in the Fight for Public Space Subscription Required

On the front line of a design-led call to arms, bamboo is giving a physical form to the elusive concept of public space

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Privately owned public space: Graham and Vogt's Pavilion on the Met's Rooftop Subscription Required

Hedge Two-Way Mirror Walkabout, Dan Graham and Günther Vogt’s roof garden commission at the Met, triggers Lili Carr to question the contradictions behind land ownership in cities

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Leon Krier on sustainable urbanism and the legible city Subscription Required

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

KahnIndex

Louis Kahn, don’t stop talking! Architecture needs you more than ever Subscription Required

Two new books of and about Kahn talking provoke, re-frame and defy convention

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Konstantin Melnikov’s Legacy Subscription Required

To mark the 125th anniversary of Konstantin Melnikov’s birth, photographer Denis Esakov has documented the current condition of the Constructivist pioneer’s oeuvre

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Endless House: experimental archetypes of dwelling

Both artists and architects have used the single-family home to explore universal topics and expand their disciplines in new ways

Quinta Monroy Housing

Radical tactics transform Latin American cities Subscription Required

Favelas: not the problem of urbanity but the solution?

Atlanta Beltline

AIA Convention in Atlanta Subscription Required

Convention planners wisely avoided the tempation of promoting icons as the solution to urban ills and looked towards themes that are larger than architecture

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The forgotten master of Brazilian Modernism Subscription Required

Subject to several unfortunate twists of history, Affonso Eduardo Reidy was once considered the most important Brazilian architect of his generation

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'Latin America was a place where Modernist dreams came true' Subscription Required

Just what is it that makes South American architecture so appealing?