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How tech giant Airbnb is rewriting the rulebook on domestic architecture and fueling a housing crisis

23 September 2014

Thanks to the ‘sharing economy’, domestic space is less a private realm than a commodity. Can design make this process work for everyone and not just homeowners and investors, asks Luis Ortega Govela?

Interview

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Film: Charles Jencks critiques the 2014 Venice Biennale Video Subscription

2 July 2014 | By

‘Architecture is a better profession than doctors, lawyers, bankers, accountants and all the other options,’ argues critic, writer and godfather of Postmodern architecture, Charles Jencks

Editorial

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Editorial: Redefining Modulor Man for a new era of inclusivity

6 September 2014

What happens when disability is not seen as a problem for architecture to solve, but as a potential generative impetus?

View From

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View from Fukushima Subscription

2 July 2014

Three years on from the Tohoku tsunami, Fukushima is still struggling to come to terms with the disaster, reports David Garcia

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3 June 2014

Gripped by a wave of gentrification, Beirut’s coastal promenade acts as an enduring social mixer for an increasingly ghettoised populace, says the AR’s Middle East correspondent

Viewpoints

Michael Sorkin

Michael Sorkin

‘If we don’t make these changes we wind up as so many Canutes, bashing away at the relentlessly rising seas’

Farshid Moussavi

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‘Competitions are driven by the desire to go beyond what already exists - unthought-of architecture’

William JR Curtis

William JR Curtis on Architectural Education Subscription

‘Architecture schools are only too often the victims of intellectual fashions’

Peter Cook

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‘At eye level, there is plenty to see and distract … but look upwards and the amnesia begins’

Ellis Woodman

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‘For architectural enthusiasts, the prospect of Belgium’s imminent belt-tightening represents particularly bleak news’