Architects have been circumspect in their criticism of the Chinese state during the building boom that has bankrolled the profession through the recession
We once caged hens until it was deemed too cruel. Now London is planning to battery-farm our children
‘How to get the balance right; to create architecture with a social purpose, but not without delight?’
Is ornament an improvement on the icon? What is disappointing is that we are still stuck discussing how a building looks
Extravagant dream, or economic nightmare? The WTC Oculus by Santiago Calatrava
Michael Sorkin on the NYC skyline
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
Why don’t we shelter the homeless in empty housing? This crisis seems nonsensical when the postwar housing crisis was solved so efficiently
The question has become an arthritis; a dull ache that improves or worsens depending on the weather
In this, her first editorial, new AR Editor Christine Murray sets out her editorial ambitions
A new era begins at The Architectural Review as Christine Murray takes the helm
On technological adventures and the future of architecture
On architects and magazines pursuing content rather than style
On Siza, from Portugal to China
As architecture can rarely truly grasp the notion of absence, memorial culture lapses into comforting banality
On The Prince of Wales’ ten principles for sustainable urban growth
On how architecture can be either manifestation of vanity or source of social transformation
Could Howard’s Garden City and Rudlin’s winning proposal for the Wilson Prize give crucial hints to come out of the housing crisis?
What happens when disability is not seen as a problem for architecture to solve, but as a potential generative impetus?
On the uneasy relationship between reductivist beauty contests and architecture’s nuanced narratives and complexities
If the Venice Biennale is an often criticized event, could Koolhaas’ 2014 edition succeed in being more substantial?