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Catherine Slessor

AR readers pay tribute to Catherine Slessor’s editorship

Architects, critics and writers praise the editorship of Catherine Slessor

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Riposte to the Prince Subscription Required

British newspapers and AR readers respond to Prince Charles’ 10 key principles for sustainable growth that values tradition

David Chipperfield’s James-Simon-Galerie designs with ‘tunnels’ linking the museums

Island life: David Chipperfield's response Subscription Required

The architect of Berlin’s James-Simon-Galerie responds to Adam Sharr’s article on the Museum Island’s new meta structure

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'It's knee-jerk political correctness of a simple-minded kind' Subscription Required

Justin McGuirk defends Urban-Think Tank from accusations of aestheticising urban poverty

Response to Women in Architectural Academia Subscription Required

Sheffield-based lecturer Tatjana Schneider replies to the AR’s October pedagogy column which highlighted a growing cohort of influential female academics in architectural education

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The land that Starbucks and McDonald's forgot Subscription Required

23 April 2015

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 Required

16 March 2015

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 Required

6 March 2015

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

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View from Warsaw Subscription Required

26 February 2015

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 Required

2 January 2015

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

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View from Rome Subscription Required

20 December 2014

After two and a half decades of inertia, the city of Rome is now trying to put its house in order, says Adam Nathaniel Furman

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View from Paris - Gehry mania and the most preposterous handbag in France Subscription Required

24 October 2014

As his Louis Vuitton branded bauble plops into the Bois, Andrew Ayers finds Gehry mania gripping the French capital

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View from Novellara, Italy Subscription Required

2 October 2014

Italy’s rural flatlands are home to a growing population of Sikh farmers who are transforming the landscape with their temples and presence

New Harmony

View From New Harmony Subscription Required

27 August 2014

Once conceived as a socialist utopia, today New Harmony is a curiously equal community inhabiting an equally curious architectural legacy

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View From Edinburgh: An Independent Scotland Would be Better for Architecture Subscription Required

28 July 2014

For Scottish architecture to flourish once again, Malcolm Fraser argues that Scots must regain their independence from the UK in the imminent referendum

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View from Fukushima Subscription Required

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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View from Beirut Subscription Required

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

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View from Manitoba, Canada Subscription Required

28 April 2014

Winter survival and summer languor dictate how to build on the Canadian prairies, reveals Conrad Koslowsky

Freetown Index

View from Freetown, Sierra Leone Subscription Required

5 April 2014

Political impotence and uninhibited economic inequalities stifle the vibrant cultural legacy traceable in Freetown’s urban grain, reveals Killian Doherty

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View from Homs, Syria Subscription Required

7 February 2014

Caught in the crossfire of a battle in which neither side will surrender, Syrian architect Marwa Al-Sabouni reports from the besieged old city of Homs

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View from Svalbard, Norway Subscription Required

1 February 2014

Norway's extreme Svalbard archipelago may become a key hub in the changing future of the Arctic

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View from Columbus, Indiana Subscription Required

8 January 2014

The enlightened patronage of an American industrialist has something to teach us about how to make great places

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View from Rangoon, Burma Subscription Required

10 December 2013

Formerly isolated under the country's military dictatorship, Rangoon now has an unparalleled opportunity to become a modern and sustainable Asian metropolis

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View from Chingola, Zambia Subscription Required

25 October 2013

The experience of building a school in Zambia has given Guylee Simmonds and James Mitchell a unique perspective on the country’s wider challenges

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View from Lagos, Nigeria Subscription Required

25 October 2013

The biggest city in Africa needs an architectural impetus commensurate with its growing size and importance, say John Godwin and Gillian Hopwood