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Editorial View


Outrage: ‘Rising from the ashes of 9/11 is not a phoenix, but a $4bn white elephant’ Subscription Required

7 August 2015 | Updated: 7 August 2015

Extravagant dream, or economic nightmare? The WTC Oculus by Santiago Calatrava


‘Starchitects are putting lipstick on a rash(er) of enormous pigs’ Subscription Required

5 August 2015

Michael Sorkin on the NYC skyline

Grid condos in Toronto, Canada

‘A building is never an icon close-up. It crashes into the pavement, mashes into the city’ Subscription Required

29 July 2015

Even the most snobbish building will in some corner meet the in-betweens of life where people improvise, play a saxophone, water a window box

Robin Hood Gardens

‘The architect-designed home used to be for people, not investment’ Subscription Required

7 July 2015

Why don’t we shelter the homeless in empty housing? This crisis seems nonsensical when the postwar housing crisis was solved so efficiently

Parque Novo Santo Amaro V by Vigliecca & Associados

Has architecture lost its social conscience? Subscription Required

18 June 2015

The question has become an arthritis; a dull ache that improves or worsens depending on the weather


‘The AR is about fresh ideas, which must be provoked, teased out, tickled or sparked’

2 May 2015

In this, her first editorial, new AR Editor Christine Murray sets out her editorial ambitions

AR Editor Christine Murray

Christine Murray named AR Editor

30 March 2015

A new era begins at The Architectural Review as Christine Murray takes the helm


Editorial: Past imperfect, future tense Subscription Required

26 March 2015

On technological adventures and the future of architecture


Editorial: Architecture that goes beyond style wars Subscription Required

21 March 2015

On architects and magazines pursuing content rather than style

feb 2015

Editorial: Architects don’t invent, they transform Subscription Required

18 February 2015

On Siza, from Portugal to China


Editorial: The problem with memorials and memory Subscription Required

26 December 2014

As architecture can rarely truly grasp the notion of absence, memorial culture lapses into comforting banality


Editorial: A primer from the Prince Subscription Required

21 December 2014

On The Prince of Wales’ ten principles for sustainable urban growth


Editorial: Architecture has nothing in common with luxury goods Subscription Required

5 November 2014

On how architecture can be either manifestation of vanity or source of social transformation

AR October 2014, issue 1412

Editorial view: beyond the historic panacea of the Garden City Subscription Required

8 October 2014

Could Howard’s Garden City and Rudlin’s winning proposal for the Wilson Prize give crucial hints to come out of the housing crisis?


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?


Editorial: The Secret Lives of Buildings Beyond the Lure of Awards Subscription Required

9 August 2014

On the uneasy relationship between reductivist beauty contests and architecture’s nuanced narratives and complexities


Editorial: A Biennale for these critical times Subscription Required

21 July 2014

If the Venice Biennale is an often criticized event, could Koolhaas’ 2014 edition succeed in being more substantial?


Editorial: Who Needs Architecture Critics? Subscription Required

9 June 2014

More than ever, architecture is in need of provocative, engaging and entertaining critics

May 2014

Editorial: Architecture should not cost lives Subscription Required

22 April 2014

On the relationship, or lack thereof, between architect and building site


Editorial: The Inherently Compromised Relationship between Buildings and Photography Subscription Required

18 April 2014

When architectural photography’s controlled views of buildings are redefined by and adapted to new technologies