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  • Contemporary Art Centre Interior

    Contemporary Art Centre, Spain, by Nieto Sobejano ArquitectosSubscription

    Buildings19 March, 2013

    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

  • AR Cover March 2013

    Editorial View: Cultural VandalismSubscription

    Thinkpiece19 March, 2013

    The power of culture to reflect the best aspects of humanity does not always save it from the worst

  • New Yorker Index

    Vasco Mourão's Detailed IllustrationSubscription

    Folio14 March, 2013

    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 index

    Fernando Távora (1923–2005)Subscription

    Thinkpiece12 March, 2013

    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.

  • Think_Series_2___Evelyn_Grace_Academy

    School LessonsSubscription

    Thinkpiece11 March, 2013

    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

  • The Bund in Shanghai

    Potemkin citiesSubscription

    Thinkpiece7 March, 2013

    Daniel Brook examines the cosmopolitan condition of the modern city in his new book A History of Future Cities

  • index

    The Big Rethink Part 11: Urban DesignSubscription

    Thinkpiece6 March, 2013

    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

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    GOLD WATCHSubscription

    Thinkpiece5 March, 2013

    RIBA Gold Medal winner Peter Zumthor talks about the ‘relaxed concentration’ from which good design can originate

  • Michael Sorkin

    Michael Sorkin

    Thinkpiece5 March, 2013

    ‘If we don’t make these changes we wind up as so many Canutes, bashing away at the relentlessly rising seas’

  • Chinese Architecture

    Character BuildingSubscription

    Thinkpiece4 March, 2013

    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

  • Blur Building Diller Scofidio & Renfro

    Competitive StreakSubscription

    Thinkpiece4 March, 2013

    In New York, a recent exhibition at the Storefront for Art and Architecture challenges the architectural competition’s prevalence in professional practice

  • p018_Colossal_text

    Size MattersSubscription

    Thinkpiece4 March, 2013

    Ayla Lepine reviews Colossal: Engineering the Suez Canal, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower and Panama Canal by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby

  • Istanbul index

    View from IstanbulSubscription

    Thinkpiece4 March, 2013

    Turkey’s booming economy is ripping out the cultural and historical heart of Istanbul, laments Selçuk Avcı

  • Holl Watercolour (Carousel)

    Interview: Steven HollSubscription

    Thinkpiece4 March, 2013

    Emmanuel Petit talks to the American architect about poetry, Wittgenstein and the futility of philosophy in a world of rapid change

  • Steven Holl's Sliced Porosity

    Interview: Steven HollSubscription

    Thinkpiece4 March, 2013

    Emmanuel Petit talks to the American architect about poetry, Wittgenstein and the futility of philosophy in a world of rapid change

  • CAROUSEL(964x578)

    Porosity Block in Chengdu by Steven HollSubscription

    Buildings4 March, 2013

    The ‘sliced porosity’ of Steven Holl’s Chinese mega-project is a graphic presence implanted in the pulsating heart of Chengdu

  • 2013_03

    March 2013, 1393. VOLUME CCXXXIIISubscription

    Digital Issue28 February, 2013

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    A Touch of Glass

    Thinkpiece27 February, 2013

    MVRDV reinterpret the curtain wall with a printed glass facade in Schijndel, Netherlands

  • timbuktu_6_slide_45a56017e3fb21aa1b9a68feeab5bb695cb38a9e

    Damage limitationSubscription

    Thinkpiece27 February, 2013

    Islamist rebels destroy precious manuscripts in Timbuktu, Mali

  • Metropol

    Mushroom cloudsSubscription

    Thinkpiece27 February, 2013

    The Metropol Parasol in Seville has been shortlisted for the Mies van der Rohe Award. An outraged William JR Curtis wants to know why

  • scan lab

    Frozen Relics: ‘In a time when everything is digital nothing really has to disappear’Subscription

    Thinkpiece27 February, 2013

    The recent exhibition Frozen Relic: Arctic Works by ScabLAB Projects presented a series of Arctic artefacts that no longer exist, but in the digital age of precise cataloguing, are these disappearing landscapes no longer considered precious?

  • Index

    Musée Du Louvre by Sanaa, Lens, FranceSubscription

    Buildings27 February, 2013

    Despite its trophy architecture, the Louvre’s new provincial outpost raises questions about its wider mission of decentralising high culture

  • index

    London Schools Part One: Royal College of Art by Haworth TompkinsSubscription

    Buildings27 February, 2013

    The first article in the London schools series, Will Hunter reports on the social and pedagogical agendas shaping the RCA’s latest changes

  • Garden House

    Tokyo Garden and House by Ryue Nishizawa

    Buildings27 February, 2013

    Designed by Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA, this house of floating concrete planes and glass walls contrives an ascetic domesticity tempered only by nature

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