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AR History

The Architectural Review was founded in 1896, on the cusp of the 20th century. The cover of the first issue bore the legend ‘a magazine for the artist and craftsman’, though this subsequently became ‘artist, archaeologist, designer and craftsman’, thus firmly setting its sights on Victorian polymaths everywhere

Andrew Burns_Garden of Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation in Paddington, Sydney

AR_EA Australia: Andrew Burns

‘I am inspired by the cultural patterns of places, both historical and contemporary’


AR_EA Australia: Andrew Maynard

‘Comics, animation, sci-fi, video games and Star Wars continue to bring delight’

Jesse Bennett

AR_EA Australia: Jesse Bennett

‘We’re surrounded by striking natural beauty - I enjoy the relative lack of a design scene’



‘Collaboration in architecture is fundamental’


CFA Voysey (1857-1941)

From his Arts and Crafts roots, did Voysey sow the seeds of Modernism?

Colin Boyne

Colin Boyne was the editor of The Architects’ Journal from 1949 to 1970 and then chairman of the editorial board of the AJ and the AR between 1970 and 1974, while both titles were still owned by the Architectural Press


Outrage: The birth of Subtopia will be the death of us Subscription Required

[Archive] Ian Nairn’s seminal polemic against banal suburban development


White flight, red lining, block busting and panic peddling Subscription Required

[Archive] Chicago’s poor make plain the social responsibilities of the architecture industry

DAvid Adler Design 1929

Chicago in the age of the apartment Subscription Required

[Archive] The evolution of Chicago’s apartment blocks


How Chicago, prototype of the modern city, was born Subscription Required

[Archive] Chicago’s phenomenal growth is the great urban romance of the modern world


‘Camino Nuevo has become a positive, stabilizing presence in the neighbourhood’ Subscription Required

[Archive] Camino Nuevo Charter Academy in Los Angeles by Daly Genik Architects