By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Your browser seems to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser.

Close

Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Close

Urbanism

WuBamboo

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

964_met_rooftop

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

Krier_Index

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

Ordos Ghost House

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

LA INDEX

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

Index_LA

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

INDEX

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

urbanism_1

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

Ferembal House Louvre

Prouvé's plans for modern warfare Subscription Required

The architectural product was a simple demountable barracks, but Jean Prouvé’s system-based approach predicted the importance of speed, rather than force, in modern combat

unevengrowth964

Uneven growth: tactical urbanism for expanding megacities Subscription Required

Strategic speculation in Hong Kong, Istanbul, Lagos, Mumbai, New York and Rio de Janeiro is challenging the architectural profession to rethink itself beyond the realm of building and address policy-making

urbantales964

What an exhibition of fantastical utopias drawn by Bartlett graduates says about urban space Subscription Required

The captivating images of these speculative projects have more in common with art than architecture, but the Urban Tales exhibition nevertheless challenges our view of the city

index

Unbuilding Legoland Subscription Required

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

Ponis

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

index

Remaking the Whitworth Gallery Subscription Required

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

index

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

voewood

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

Essay

Featured

Venice Biennale

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

The AR Drawings Blog