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Winner announced for city.people.light awards 2014 Subscription

16 December 2014

The city of Leipzig in Germany has been awarded first prize for its regeneration of Richard-Wagner-Platz in the twelfth annual city.people.light awards


Modular Values Subscription

3 June 2014 | By Lynda Relph-Knight

The innovative capacity of furniture manufacturer USM is explored in a series of collaborations with architects, reports Lynda Relph-Knight

3D Printing Will Destroy The World

3D Printing Will Destroy The World Video Subscription

31 January 2014 | By Rachel Armstrong

Urgent rethinking is required to avoid the revolutionary potential of 3D printing being lost in a sea of pointless plastic products


Made by Made: Five of the best Armchairs Subscription

6 November 2013

Furniture retailer’s unique approach brings makers and customers closer together. These five armchairs exhibit the fruits of the Made philosophy


21 Dolls' Houses Designed by Famous Architects

1 November 2013 | By Rosanna Philpott

Big names think small: a line-up of architectural stars have designed disability-aware dolls’ houses for a children’s charity auction


Top 10 Everyday Designs You Never Notice Subscription

11 September 2013 | By

The surprising stories behind ten everyday designs that go uncelebrated and unnoticed

Adam Furman

Identity Parade: Adam Nathaniel Furman at the Design Museum Subscription

10 September 2013

Furman, who is co-director of the architecture design practice Madam Studio graduated form the AA in 2009 where his co-directs the Saturated Space Research cluster


Something for a Rainy Day Subscription

3 September 2013

ROCKPANEL’s Haute Couture range of cladding brightens up a residential facade in Hanover

Zonca Index Image

Nigel Coates' Milan 2013 Review Subscription

23 April 2013 | By

This year’s Milan Furniture Fair once again flaunted the superiority of the Italian design industry

Architecture for Dogs

Architecture for Dogs Subscription

18 April 2013 | By Taylor Davey

Architecture for Dogs asks world-class architects and designers to work at the canine scale

Monograph of Emre Arolat Architects Istanbul, Turkey Subscription

28 August 2012

Exploring the essential ethos, approach and ‘quest for awareness’ behind the work of Emre Arolat Architects

Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre, Mapungubwe National Park in South Africa by Peter Rich

Wienerberger 2012 Brick Award Subscription

28 May 2012

Winners of the Wienerberger 2012 Brick Award


Barcelona-based CODINA's woven wire cloth Subscription

5 March 2012

CODINA specialise in the manufacture of woven wire cloth, a hard wearing and dynamic material that has provided the Film Theatre of Catalonia with a unique blend of privacy and opacity

Recent projects where VIVIX® architectural panels have been specified include the exterior of a sports centre, La Pobla De Vallbona, in Valencia, Spain, by AC Architecture. VIVIX was chosen because of its versatility, flexibility and durability. ‘It was t

AR Products – Formica's vibrant new panelling system Subscription

31 January 2012

Responding to the demand for decorative, lightweight and robust rainscreen cladding, VIVIX® exterior facade panels have just been launched on the UK market


Miele at Taymouth Castle in Perthshire Subscription

18 November 2011 | By Simon Hogg

With their linear design and minimalist styling, Miele kitchen appliances have a distinctive appeal. Symmetrical proportions and high-quality materials convey a sense of style and refinement


FSB presents holistic design for doors and windows Subscription

1 November 2011

Truly memorable architecture is informed by innovative thinking that permeates all aspects of design, from the initial concept down to the smallest detail. And details can be crucial. For instance, the shape, colour, proportions and material chosen for door and window hardware can impact profoundly on a building’s overall appearance


Axor Bouroullec: even greater freedom Subscription

21 October 2011

Even more opportunity to achieve your individual bathroom


BEGA - The LKH Klagenfurt Subscription

19 October 2011

The concept of the new clinic is based on the needs of patients and staff. The plan provides rapid access to all specialist departments, which can thus work efficiently on an interdisciplinary basis


Mediamesh - GKD World Wide Weave Subscription

13 September 2011

Three years after the installation of New York’s first Mediamesh facade at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, the Big Apple now has its second transparent media wall at the Port Authority Bus Terminal

Kerto laminated timber by Finnforest

Kerto laminated timber by Finnforest Subscription

4 July 2011

Finnforest, one of Europe’s leading timber product companies, supplied the elements of the Metropol Parasol, a new urban landmark in Seville. Photography by Hufton and Crow

American White Oak by Rudy de Keyser

American White Oak by Rudy de Keyser Subscription

4 July 2011

Flooring at the Museum aan de Stroom has been installed in high quality American white oak

MDT-tex®. Palazzo Isimbardi Milan, Italy

MDT-tex. Palazzo Isimbardi Milan, Italy Subscription

1 July 2011

A typical Milanese palazzo rarely reveals its full splendour to passers-by on the street

Individual Design made easy with ALUCOBOND®

Individual Design made easy with ALUCOBOND Subscription

1 July 2011

ALUCOBOND® offers architects and designers unlimited opportunities for innovative and individual designs.

Detail of textile seat and contrasting frame, which offers designers the possibility of combining different colours and textures

Chassis Chair by Wilkhahn Subscription

2 June 2011

Launched at the Milan Furniture Fair earlier this year, Wilkhahn’s new Chassis chair is the typically innovative outcome of a collaborative and cross-disciplinary design process. Working in partnership with Munich-based furniture maker and industrial designer Stefan Diez, Wilkhahn has created a tautly honed multi-purpose chair that not only embodies the enviable sleekness of contemporary sports cars, but also exploits the precise and progressive technologies that are used in their manufacture.

The latest in lighting design from the Milan Furniture Fair Subscription

12 May 2011 | By Heidi Wakefield

Origami-like designs, a modular approach, and an emphasis on energy efficiency - the AR highlights the key trends in lighting design at the Milan Furniture Fair

Solar panels by Sanyo

Solar panels by Sanyo Subscription

28 April 2011

Photovoltaic technology has become increasingly important in the quest to develop renewable sources of energy. It is also becoming increasingly sophisticated. In 1980, Sanyo was the first company to mass produce amorphous solar cells and the company’s latest development capitalises on over 35 years of experience in photovoltaic design and manufacture. The intention is to marry attractive design with truly sustainable performance

Tile of Spain

Tile of Spain Awards Subscription

28 April 2011

Celebrating the most innovative use of ceramics in architecture, interiors and student work, the Tile of Spain Awards have become a much anticipated annual event in Spanish architectural circles. Chaired by Alberto Campo Baeza, this year’s jury judged 146 entries, including the Institute for Higher Education Jaume I in Ontinyent.

The Martin Exterior 400 Range - Expanding your outdoor design options Subscription

5 April 2011

The outdoor installation market now has the best combination of powerful, compact and energy-efficient LED light fixtures to date – the new Exterior 400 Range from Martin Professional

Decorated basin from the Onovo range by Villeroy & Boch

The latest launches and new product development from the ISH Bathroom Fair in Frankfurt Subscription

1 April 2011

The AR looks to the design trends emerging at Frankfurt’s ISH Bathroom Fair

The new Formica Collection

The New Formica Collection Subscription

9 March 2011

Neil Sookee, design director of Formica Group, discusses the development of the latest collection of decorative laminates



Bank Headquarters in Buenos Aires by Clorindo Testa Subscription

22 May 2015

Archive: Originally published in February 1963, the winning proposal broke away from the accepted pattern of bank design and made no concession to the conservatism of commercial architecture in Argentina


Church at Atlantida, Uruguay, by Eladio Dieste Subscription

22 May 2015

Archive: Dieste’s undulating brick walls were originally published in the AR in September 1961


AR Archive, September 1963: Housing in New York, Washington, Chicago and Philadelphia by IM Pei & Associates

19 May 2015 | By James Marston Fitch

James Marston Fitch reports on a series of housing projects in the USA, the early works of the then newly founded IM Pei & Associates

25 Verde

25 Verde in Turin by Luciano Pia Subscription

14 May 2015 | By

Luciano Pia enlivens industrial Turin with his playful tree-house apartments


AR Archive, April 1947: Theatre at Malmö by Lallerstedt, Lewerentz and Helldén Subscription

12 May 2015 | By Arla Breithel

In this study from the AR Archive, Arla Breithel visits Lewerentz’s 1944 functionalist masterpiece


Shakespeare Theatre, Gdańsk, Poland, by Renato Rizzi Subscription

6 May 2015 | By

A brooding black box with a roof that can be dramatically flung open to the elements makes for a versatile theatre


Learning Hub in Singapore by Thomas Heatherwick Subscription

29 April 2015 | By

Brand Heatherwick lands in Singapore with a towering student centre taking his Asian campaign to new heights


Let it burn: Temple in Derry, Northern Ireland by David Best / Artichoke Subscription

22 April 2015 | By

An intricate timber temple overlooking a valley in Northern Ireland offers visitors a space to shed painful memories before it is consumed by a healing conflagration


China Academy of Art Museum in Xiangshan, China by Kengo Kuma Subscription

20 March 2015 | By Jack Self

Planing down the hillside in Hangzhou, Kengo Kuma’s new museum for the China Academy of Art is a dazzling play of pottery parallelograms that pays homage to his friend Wang Shu


The Interlace in Singapore by OMA/Ole Scheeren Subscription

19 March 2015 | By Rowan Moore

Combining megastructural drama with intimate communal ambitions, Ole Scheeren and OMA’s Interlace housing has a scale and abruptness typical of Singapore’s urban milieu, but it also recasts and reframes it


Filharmonia in Szczecin, Poland by Estudio Barozzi Veiga Subscription

18 March 2015 | By

Wrapped in a gauzily translucent skin, Barozzi Veiga’s Filharmonia is a ghostly and austere insertion in a variegated Polish townscape


Flint House in Buckinghamshire by Skene Catling de la Peña Subscription

17 March 2015 | By Will Hunter

At the Rothschild estate at Waddesdon, a new house emerges from the landscape, inspired by the flint found in the surrounding chalk fields


Sacred and profane: Archaeological museum in Seró, Spain, by Toni Gironès Subscription

16 March 2015 | By David Cohn

Taking visitors on a ceremonial procession from daylight to chthonic depths, this museum in a Spanish hilltop village inculcates rough vernacular with a sense of the sacred


Domus Conclusus: Villa Além in Alentejo, Portugal, by Valerio Olgiati Subscription

10 March 2015 | By

Valerio Olgiati’s remote Portuguese villa is a melancholy pleasure dome - an ark for two modelled on the Alhambra Palace


Micro Organism: Hutong infill in Beijing, China, by Standard Architecture Subscription

2 March 2015 | By

A deft intervention in one of Beijing's labyrinthine hutongs attempts to improve amenities without destroying heritage or catalysing gentrification


Shade of Meaning: Clinic in Turkana, Kenya, by Selgas Cano, Ignacio Peydro and MIT students Subscription

23 February 2015 | By Tomà Berlanda

A clinic in Kenya built by students in José Selgas’s MIT unit raises questions about the ethics of educational tourism in relation to the needs of the Global South


Glitter bug: Els Encants Market, Barcelona, Spain, by b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos Subscription

17 February 2015 | By David Cohn

Barcelona's popular historic flea market has been rehoused in a glittering new armature that catalyses a lively sense of commercial and social interaction


Chemical Plant Offices in Huai'an City, China by Álvaro Siza Subscription

12 February 2015 | By

Set against a tough industrial landscape, Alvaro Siza's new trophy offices for a Chinese chemical plant disdain context through surreal abstraction


Paradise Lost: Jonathan Woolf's Lost Villa in Nairobi, Kenya Subscription

3 February 2015

Deep in a Kenyan forest, this house is an exploration of topography and materiality, ‘a ruin before its time' awaiting the day when nature finally claims it back


The best office in the world? Selgas Cano's new work space in London Subscription

29 January 2015 | By Will Hunter

Selgas Cano’s inventive new workspace for creative start-ups in London’s Tech City quarter performs more like a piece of urban fabric than a conventional office


Helsinki University Library in Finland by Anttinen Oiva Architects Subscription

13 January 2015 | By

Enticing both town and gown, Helsinki University's new central library marries scholarliness with commerce, reflecting the changing character of academic institutions and the nature of public space


Mews House in Bloomsbury by Jamie Fobert Architects Subscription

9 January 2015 | By Daniel Rosbottom

Reconsidering the archetype of the mews dwelling, this new house explores the tension between the rigour of its street presence and a fluid inner realm


Markthal in Rotterdam by MVRDV Subscription

5 January 2015 | By Rob Bevan

Despite its gutsiness, MVRDV’s new market hall is emblematic of Rotterdam’s inability to conceive and sustain a sense of urban life


Library and Concert Hall in Bodø, Norway by DRDH Subscription

22 December 2014 | By

In a remote Norwegian town on the edge of the Arctic Circle, a new library and concert hall transcend their cultural brief to become, in effect, the town's public realm


Highly Commended: School Floating in the Sky in Sangkhlaburi, Thailand by Kochi University of Technology Subscription

12 December 2014

Catering for the children of refugees and orphans, organic, earthbound domes support a lightweight steel structure


Highly Commended: Nursery School in Japan by Takahashi Ippei Subscription

12 December 2014

The result of a collaboration between Takahashi Ippei and the local community, this school doubles as a new garden and social space for the town


Highly Commended: Winter Garden Facade in Brisbane by Studio 505 Subscription

12 December 2014

Inspired by the vibrant, luxuriant colours of a winter garden, Studio 505’s facade is a dynamic interplay between colour and technical sophistication

Wind Tower

Highly Commended: Wind Tower in Lincolnshire by MSA Gruff Subscription

12 December 2014

A viewing tower resembling a giant whistle redefines the meeting of land, sea and air on the Lincolnshire coast


Highly Commended: Metropolitan Design Centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Paolo Gaston Flores Subscription

12 December 2014

Proto-industrial insertions restore this old fish market in Buenos Aires without compromising its distinctive historical character


Highly Commended: Farming Kindergarten in Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects Subscription

12 December 2014

A continuous green roof provides children with the experience of cultivating food at this low-tech Kindergarten in Vietnam