On the front line of a design-led call to arms, bamboo is giving a physical form to the elusive concept of public space
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Just what is it that makes South American architecture so appealing?
Who dares tamper with one of the architect’s most prized possessions: the sketchbook?
The architect’s office is a primary export of American architecture adopted worldwide but remains much of a muchness with bland trifling differences, as shown in Amie Siegel’s ‘The Architects’
An ambitious new study of contemporary religious architecture touches upon a broad range of hypotheses, but falls short of an in-depth analysis
An exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park allows for an inhabitation of Henry Moore’s visionary altering of figure and landscape
An exhibition of Boyarsky’s collection gives a vibrant insight into a golden age in the AA’s history
A graphic biography vividly recounts the life of a man who reshaped an entire city
Capitalising on a surge of interest in the work of Lewerentz, this reprint is timely, but fails to spark new considerations