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Drawing on the richness of Islamic forms and geometries, Nieto Sobejano’s new art centre in Córdoba reinterprets ancient motifs through contemporary materials and spatial relationships
Editorial View: Cultural VandalismSubscription
The power of culture to reflect the best aspects of humanity does not always save it from the worst
Vasco Mourão's Detailed IllustrationSubscription
Completing the Portuguese theme of our final pages this month, this obsessively detailed drawing is by native illustrator Vasco Mourão, an architecture graduate from Braga.
Fernando Távora (1923–2005)Subscription
As history unfolds, unexpected connections appear between the recent and the more distant past. Works which were once discussed as central retreat into the background, while others which seemed marginal at the time move into the foreground.
Continuing the collaboration between British practice ORMS and the AR, the Think Series aims to promote dialogue between different disciplines within architecture and construction. In this second edition we explore the issues shaping the debate on buildings for education
Daniel Brook examines the cosmopolitan condition of the modern city in his new book A History of Future Cities
The Big Rethink Part 11: Urban DesignSubscription
The fundamental purpose of urban design is to provide a framework to guide the development of the citizen. As this AR campaign reaches its conclusion, the penultimate essay attacks the City of Doing found in modernity
RIBA Gold Medal winner Peter Zumthor talks about the ‘relaxed concentration’ from which good design can originate
‘If we don’t make these changes we wind up as so many Canutes, bashing away at the relentlessly rising seas’
The book Chinese Architecture and Metaphor: Song Culture in the Yinzao Fashi Building Manual by Jiren Feng brings new light to the study of Chinese architectural writing