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  • Approval for Park Hill’s new incarnation from its original creator

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    Essay31 October, 2011

    Approval for Park Hill’s new incarnation from its original creator

  • Peter Cook

    Viewpoints: Peter Cook on Architecture and the Economic CrisisSubscription

    Essay31 October, 2011

    Economic pressures could radically reshape the profession - and for the better

  • The recently renovated section of Tbilisi’s Old Town, set between the 4th-century Narikala Fortress above and the recently constructed 2009 Bridge of Peace in the foreground

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    Essay31 October, 2011

    Investment has poured into Tbilisi since the AR first highlighted the city’s perilous architectural state a year ago. But now the thirst for progress risks destroying the city’s historic character

  • Robert Smirke’s much loved 1857 British Library is one of the most famous examples of the radial plan, which was introduced into library design to enable the efficient monitoring of readers by librarians

    Typology: LibrariesSubscription

    Essay2 November, 2011

    In this piece from November 2011, Oriel Prizeman examines six recent public library projects in the first of a major new quarterly series on typology

  • A composite drawing made by Robert Venturi and Paul Friedberg in 1971, which combines their two adjacent proposals for Washington Below, left:  Alessandro Mendini's destruction of the Lassú chair from the V&A

    Two ideas of America collide in WashingtonSubscription

    Essay28 October, 2011

    Venturi/Friedberg overlap in Washington

  • A poster for Kisho Kurokawa's 'Capsule Metabolism' by Japanese graphic designer Awazu Kiyoshi, who was associated with the movement. The poster depicts a number  of Kurokawa's Metabolist projects, including the Toshiba Pavilion for the  1970 Osaka Expo,

    The unrealised vision for Japan's futureSubscription

    Essay31 October, 2011

    Elergy for Metabolism

  • Rem Koolhaas in conversation with Arata Isozaki. In the caption from the book it reveals that 'Isozaki the insider agrees  to meet in a neutral location (his favourite gourmet restaurant) to disclose information on Tange and  the Metabolists...'

    Talking Metabolism with Rem KoolhaasSubscription

    Essay29 October, 2011

    Rem koolhaas on Project Japan

  • Rolex Learning Center  SANAA

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    Building1 November, 2011

    Oriel Prizeman examines six recent libraries in the first of a new quarterly series on typology

  • 1272248 watercolour index

    Reassessing Postmodernism Subscription

    Essay30 October, 2011

    As a major exhibition opens at the V&A on the same subject, Charles Jencks has published an account of Postmodernism’s historic and unfolding story. While the author includes many recent architectural projects, these later examples emerge as antithetical to the movement’s original intent. But if the current crop of architecture is devoid of meaning, could Postmodernism find a future in the complexity of the city and a world of rapid scientific and technological transition?

  • FAT’s proposal for Community in a Cube in AD’s issue on ‘Radical Post-Modernism’

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    Essay31 October, 2011

    London - Radical Post-Modernism Today

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