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A remarkable experiment in self-build council housing

A little-known street in Lewisham may hold the solution to London’s housing crisis

Masterplanning in Rainham

‘Masterplanning doesn't always mean top-down’

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


‘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?


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


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


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


Shoes and architecture: a walk on the wild side? Subscription Required

Architects seem to jump at the chance to design a shoe – but despite the rich possibilities they bring to how we move through space, footwear remains an area of untapped spatial potential


Continued Circulation Subscription Required

The work of Ludwig Leo offered ‘two fingers’ to those who would divide the architectural world into the drawn proposition versus the built proposition

The Chicago Biennial 2015 will be held at Chicago’s former Public Library, which is now used as a Cultural Centre.

'An intriguing, occasionally frustrating, but often enjoyable festival of architecture' Subscription Required

The first-ever major architectural festival in the USA whets, rather than spoils, the appetite


'These Eames archives are wonderful – akin to a silent movie acquiring a soundtrack' Subscription Required

An Eames Anthology compiles articles, notes, speeches, interviews, film scripts and letters to give a valuable and rare insight into the minds of Charles and Ray Eames

Bryony Robers

‘No harm done, few traces left behind’ Subscription Required

The Chicago Biennial fails to make a lasting impact


From constructed space to organic membrane

One of the less-familiar names associated with the Bauhaus, Siegfried Ebeling introduced a theory of space as membrane that is becoming increasingly relevant with the discourse of sustainability


‘Wright was never mistaken for being modest; Gehry often was’ Subscription Required

The divisive architect behind the sculptured facades is brought to life in a new biography