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Rio, Brazil

Rio’s eviction predilection Subscription

27 May 2015 | By Catherine Osborn

After years of false promises, even more residents of Rio’s favelas face eviction to make way for the Olympics

Second Home

The future of London’s workspaces Subscription

11 May 2015 | By Patricia Brown

This year’s London Festival of Architecture will tackle how we work

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This house moves to move: The case for relocating Parliament Subscription

7 May 2015 | By James Dunnett

Decamping the British capital out of London would reassert parliament as a central congress, save money, and perhaps even rescue the UK itself

Taktsang (tiger’s nest) Monastery

The land that Starbucks and McDonald's forgot Subscription

23 April 2015 | By Seamus Phillips

Architectural engineer Seamus Phillips reports from Thimphu, Bhutan, where happiness, not GDP, is used to measure society

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Where does architecture end and marketing begin? Subscription

20 April 2015 | By Crystal Bennes

Design decisions are increasingly directed not by architects but by marketing executives, writes Crystal Bennes

Catherine Slessor leaves the AR

Catherine Slessor: a trailblazer in male-dominated industries

30 March 2015 | By

As the editorial torch is passed, we look back at the career of Catherine Slessor and the AR under her leadership

All Seeing Eye

Outrage in Paris: on HdM's ‘Tour Triangle’ Subscription

11 March 2015 | By William JR Curtis

William JR Curtis sees Herzog & de Meuron’s ‘Triangle Tower’ as irrelevant extravaganza leading to the destruction of collective memory and urbanity

ISIS Iconoclasm

Empty Niche Syndrome: On ISIS' iconoclasm Video

10 March 2015 | By

ISIS’s vandalism is no betrayal of universal values: it’s driven by the same iconoclasm as Western imperialism and Modernist utopias

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Private data: The architecture of the internet Subscription

9 March 2015 | By Giles Smith

The popular myth of an immaterial internet is allowing our cities to be covertly corrupted by private infrastructure devoid of any sense of public generosity

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Diary: Zahira Asmal in Johannesburg Subscription

7 March 2015 | By Zahira Asmal

Director of Designing_SouthAfrica Zahira Asmal reports on the project for a new ‘place-making’ pavilion for Jo’burg, a dreamed opportunity to rethink the role of urban public space in the city and turn Park Station, the continent’s biggest transport node, into a new gateway to South Africa

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Fendi vidi vici: when Fashion flirts with Fascism Subscription

3 March 2015 | Updated: 3 March 2015 | By Owen Hatherley

The recent recasting of Rome’s EUR shows that fascist values never really go out of fashion

Jane

The future is female. But women in architecture need co-operation as well as competition Subscription

27 February 2015 | By Flora Samuel

As Teresa Borsuk is named Woman Architect of the Year, Flora Samuel critically reflects on the AJ’s Women in Architecture campaign and examines the impact of competitive awards on women’s experience in practice

The Fountain of Youth

The problem with ‘Young Architecture’ Subscription

24 February 2015 | By , Phil Pawlett Jackson

Emerging practices led by millennials risk commodification at the hands of a culture unwilling to reward the very youth it fetishises

     

Illustration by Charlie Davis

Abolish planning policy to liberate creativity Subscription

16 May 2015 | By Karl Sharro

Underpinning all Kafkaesque planning bureaucracies is a fear of freedom that generates aesthetic frigidity

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Where does architecture end and marketing begin? Subscription

20 April 2015 | By Crystal Bennes

Design decisions are increasingly directed not by architects but by marketing executives, writes Crystal Bennes

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The myth of the dying high street Subscription

4 March 2015 | By Mark Brearley

Far from creeping decline, high streets could become the linch-pins of a new metropolitan spirit, writes Mark Brearley

architecture the movie

Lights, camera, architecture! Subscription

30 January 2015 | By Davide Rapp

Cinema and architecture share common languages and challenges writes Davide Rapp whose Elements film was a mesmerising highlight of the 2014 Venice Biennale

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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?

Taktsang (tiger’s nest) Monastery

The land that Starbucks and McDonald's forgot Subscription

23 April 2015 | By Seamus Phillips

Architectural engineer Seamus Phillips reports from Thimphu, Bhutan, where happiness, not GDP, is used to measure society

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View from Porto Subscription

16 March 2015 | By Jay Merrick

Paulo Moreira’s modest redevelopment scheme in Porto is a telling example of the need for a more sensitive approach to regeneration

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View from George Town, Cayman Islands Subscription

6 March 2015 | By Maria Smith

The architecture of the Caymans reflects its curious history and secretive offshore economy, asserts Maria Smith

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View from Warsaw Subscription

26 February 2015 | By Agata Pyzik

A unique estate of postwar housing, and with it an alternative vision of urban life, is under threat as former publicly owned land is privatised

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View from Samara Subscription

2 January 2015 | By Simon Buss

Spanning Tsarism and Constructivism, Samara's complex heritage is under threat, reports Simon Buss