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Urbanism

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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

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Hollow promises: the ghost town Ai Weiwei built Subscription Required

The Western media mock the emptiness of the vast Chinese city of Ordos, but the true failure is Ai Weiwei’s disastrous attempts at development

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Los Angeles: A crucible of contention Subscription Required

Beset by curatorial and funding issues, a new survey of Los Angeles architects at MOCA is a missed opportunity, with genuine talent lost in an undiscriminating blare of projects

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Letting Loose Los angeles in the seventies Subscription Required

Fantastic mirrored pachyderms coexist with an all too real landscape of strip malls and freeways in a new exhibition on Los Angeles that examines the city’s capacity to stimulate radical responses to space, structure and patterns of use

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What will the Neighbours Think? Los Angeles looks back to the future Subscription Required

Elastic, plastic and anarchic, Los Angeles is a city seduced by dreams of the future that feed its hunger for experimentation. A major series of new exhibitions revisits and reframes its colourful recent past

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Living Bits and Bricks Subscription Required

From brick to rare earth metal, the elements of our architecture - though remaining geological in origin - have evolved to the point of bursting into life, rather than merely mimicking biological form. This presages a brave new feedback-fuelled world where we don’t just inhabit our architecture but integrate with it

A radical new masterplan for Doha cultivates a sustainable urban model, with buildings that embody a modern expression of Qatari culture

A radical new masterplan for Doha Subscription Required

Part of the Qatari capital of Doha is being redeveloped to reconnect with the traditional urban patterns and textures of historic Arab cities

Dharavi comprises informal and formal housing provision, seen here with SRA housing rising high above the blanket of informal colonies. This block was opened in 2002 and visited by Prince Charles in 2003

Investigating the redevelopment of India’s most famous informal settlement, Dharavi Subscription Required

Following a visit to Mumbai’s largest informal settlement, the AR reports on the government’s plan to displace residents when it redevelops Dharavi

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Unbuilding Legoland Subscription Required

Verity-Jane Keefe’s latest film questions whether we should feel any nostalgia at all for the Welfare State

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Rocks and a Hard Place: The Work of Alberto Ponis Subscription Required

After a career of over 50 years and 300 buildings, Alberto Ponis is the subject of a part biography, part monograph study

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Remaking the Whitworth Gallery Subscription Required

MUMA architects’ transformation of Manchester’s Whitworth opens with a bang

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The return of suburbia Subscription Required

A lavish collection of micro studies provides a careful and critical set of precedents for understanding the growth of the modern city’s ever-expanding periphery

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Edward Schröeder Prior: A singular talent of a neglected period Subscription Required

David Valinsky’s self-published collection of writings throws new light on a forgotten architect

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Architecture with bad attitude Subscription Required

Bureau Spectacular’s exhibition at the Graham Foundation in Chicago celebrates a subversion of traditional architectural notions

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Socialism at the Seaside: The holiday architecture of the left Subscription Required

Post-privatisation, the holiday resorts built by socialist governments are a reminder of utopian possibility at the seaside

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The Problem of the House: Past, Present and Future Subscription Required

Space Caviar’s latest research project aims to launch a new discussion around the past, present and future of the home

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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

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