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  • The pink floors of Tilvawala's model highlight his reinterpretation of 'streets in the sky', in which the new winding outdoor corridors mimic India's urban street pattern

    ‘Students in Ahmedabad continue to benefit from Doshi’s pedagogical commitment’

    Essay21 September, 2011

    Through observation and hand-drawing, students at CEPT are designing for today’s complex reality

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    A Latin quarter for LondonSubscription

    Essay3 March, 1964

    Townscape: the danger is that in all the controversy over a new site for Covent Garden fruit and vegetable market, Covent Garden itself, as a place, may be forgotten. If this happens, its special character could well be erased at one stroke by wholesale redevelopment. The nature of this character and the need to reinforce it in any new building are discussed below

  • Instead of repeating the brick infill, solid parts have been clad in coloured anodised aluminium panels to give the concrete building a new image. Photo credit: Daniel Hopkinson

    A second chance for Sheffield's streets in the skySubscription

    Building27 September, 2011

    Designed in the 1960s by two pioneering architects, Park Hill thronged with international visitors for the next decade. Yet as Modernist high-rises and equality fell out of fashion, the socialist ideal turned into a ghetto. Today, developer Urban Splash is animating its streets again with a bold programme

  • A reflecting pool subtly amplifies an architecture of coolness and stillness

    Ambassador's Residence, Steven Holl Architects (Washington DC, USA)Subscription

    Building25 May, 2007

    A new ambassadorial residence mixes formality with sensuality

  • The transformation of SoHo in New York is told through the narratives of inhabitants who occupied  a magnificent building on Wooster Street in the book Illegal Living

    Bohemian rhapsody in New York CitySubscription

    Essay21 September, 2011

    Illegal Living: 80 Wooster Street and the Evolution of SoHo by Roslyn Bernstein and Shael Shapiro

  • The timber decks of the ring Around a tree school become an extraordinary and lively ‘stage’ for young children to clamber around fearlessly at break-time

    Cadet Branch: Tezuka Architects' Offshoot for a Tokyo SchoolSubscription

    Building21 September, 2011

    Embracing an ancient Japanese zelkova, the Ring Around a Tree School is a stimulating enclave for learning and play which formally picks up on the practice’s earlier work for the same client

  • Fuji Kindergarten

    Cadet Branch: Tezuka Architects' Offshoot for a Tokyo SchoolSubscription

    Building21 September, 2011

    Embracing an ancient Japanese zelkova, the Ring Around a Tree School is a stimulating enclave for learning and play which formally picks up on the practice’s earlier work for the same client

  • ‘An air of congenial chaos’: while the dwellings provide opportunity for privacy, the shared green space is the social centre of the scheme

    Chip Off the Old Block: Reinventing Courtyard Housing in BerlinSubscription

    Building21 September, 2011

    Fusing utopian ideal and economic reality, the reinterpretation of three traditional housing types by Zanderroth Architekten creates spatially rich dwellings for residents and a new urban model for Berlin

  • At the opening ceremony, snipers patrol the site from the roof of the double-height library. Photograph by Giovanna Silva

    Compund Solution: A New School For AfghanistanSubscription

    Building21 September, 2011

    Sicilian journalist Maria Grazia Cutuli was killed while reporting in Afghanistan. Now, her brother, an architect, has created a school to her memory and a new message of hope for the country’s future generation

  • Sabbioneta: Cryptic City by James Madge

    Cracking the code of the Ideal CitySubscription

    Essay21 September, 2011

    Sabbioneta: Cryptic City by James Madge

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