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‘Joy’s architecture memorably distils the particular with the universal’ Subscription Required

[Archive] Cas a Jax in Tuscan by Rick Joy Architects


‘Modest devices represent the transition from physical world to spiritual realm’ Subscription Required

The Chapel of St Ignatius in Seattle by Steven Holl Architects


Thermal Baths in Vals, Switzerland by Peter Zumthor Subscription Required

[Archive] Thermal Baths in Vals, Switzerland by Peter Zumthor


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


‘The house is the entree to practice for US architects’ Subscription Required

[ARCHIVE] For emerging US architects, the house sponsors investigation into new architectural practices


Housing at East Hanningfield, Essex by James Gowan Subscription Required

[ARCHIVE] James Gowan’s distnctive monopitch housing in Essex playfully enhances ‘cost yardstick’ housing


Swimming Pool in Hampstead by James Gowan Subscription Required

[ARCHIVE] Like a glass UFO alongside Hampstead Heath, Gowan’s swimming pool is both graceful and technically striking


Flats at Ham Common by Stirling and Gowan Subscription Required

[ARCHIVE] Brick walls carrying bare concrete slabs create a rich mixture of rough and smooth in one of Stirling and Gowan’s first joint projects

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’

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

Colin Rowe

Colin Rowe is a British-born but Americanised architectural historian, critic, theoretician and teacher. He is widely acknowledged as a major intellectual influence on world architecture and urbanism in the second half of the 20th century and beyond, particularly in the fields of city planning, regeneration and urban design

Ian Nairn

Ian Nairn was an architectural critic and topographer who made his name with a special issue of The Architectural Review entitled Outrage (which was later published as a book in 1959)

JM Richards

James Maude Richards was born at Epsom, Surrey, in 1907. Educated at Cambridge University, he trained as an architect at the Architectural Association, but his main career was as a writer on architecture

John Betjeman

John Betjeman was an English poet, writer and broadcaster. He worked at The Architectural Review from 1930 to 1935 as assistant editor, following the magazine’s publication of some of his freelance work

Jonathan Glancey

Jonathan Glancey cemented his career as critic as assistant editor of The Architectural Review in the 1980s, under the editorship of Peter Davey