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On architects and magazines pursuing content rather than style
Henry van de Velde (1863-1957)Subscription
Tom Wilkinson reviews the career of this Belgian painter, architect and interior designer whose defense of artistic individuality led to artwork commodification
Two decades of Herzog & de MeuronSubscription
Seen as unknowns when they were picked to design the Tate Modern in 1995, Herzog and de Meuron have today morphed into a ubiquitous global practice − yet their work continues to surprise with its subtle singularities
Emma Letizia Jones revisits Robin Boyd’s The Australian Ugliness, and asks whether it is ever possible to give valid form to a displaced culture in an alien landscape
Taking visitors on a ceremonial procession from daylight to chthonic depths, this museum in a Spanish hilltop village inculcates rough vernacular with a sense of the sacred
David Valinsky’s self-published collection of writings throws new light on a forgotten architect
In what style shall we build?Subscription
A new book by Farshid Moussavi argues that style in architecture needs to focus on individual aesthetic responses rather than shared understandings. And yet, as clients continue to commission ‘icons’, how should architects approach the question of meaning in architecture?
William JR Curtis sees Herzog & de Meuron’s ‘Triangle Tower’ as leading to the destruction of collective memory and urbanity
‘To consider style from the 'outside' alone is to detach its significance from the context (everyday activities) in which it is encountered’Subscription
Farshid Moussavi: Style should be an agent of change, not of representation
Valerio Olgiati’s remote Portuguese villa is a melancholy pleasure dome − an ark for two modelled on the Alhambra Palace