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    Folio: ​Ben Carré's stage setSubscription

    Essay22 September, 2017

    Starting as a Parisian stage scenographer, Ben Carré became later on one of the most prolific art directors in Hollywood

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    Making history: Origins, Invention, RevisionSubscription

    Essay15 September, 2017

    James S Ackerman’s final book, featuring previously unpublished essays, is testament to why architectural history is a valid subject in its own right

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    Typology: ShopSubscription

    Essay13 September, 2017

    Sacred lair of the commodity, its mysteries veiled by plate glass: who can resist the lure of the shop? 

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    Crystal Houses in Amsterdam by MVRDVSubscription

    Case study13 September, 2017

    ‘Over an old Flemish house there stands the mystical inscription: “there is more within me”.’ So wrote Georg Simmel in 1904, referring to the way that fashion allows us to simultaneously express and mask our individuality. He incidentally makes a connection between fashion and the facade, one which, though suppressed in architectural discourse, always lies very close to the surface, as Mark Wigley has shown. The facade hides the interior, but also expresses something about the building. ...

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    Sunnyhills Cake Shop in Tokyo by Kengo Kuma & AssociatesSubscription

    Case study13 September, 2017

    Glass does not have a monopoly on transparency. Using the ancient and fiendishly complex Japanese joinery technique of jigoku-gumi, which literally means ‘interlocking hell’, Kengo Kuma enveloped this Tokyo bakery in a hectic cloud of wooden struts. The interior is not visible from the street, making display of the wares on sale impossible, but the building is instantly recognisable –from a distance, it is reminiscent of a wasp nest – making it a striking advertisement for the business. And ...

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    Fondaco dei Tedeschi in Venice by OMASubscription

    Case study13 September, 2017

    Remodelling an ancient institution at the foot of the Rialto Bridge

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    Twiggy in Ghent, Belgium by Architecten de Vylder Vinck TaillieuSubscription

    Case study13 September, 2017

    The accommodation of retail space within former domestic space presents several problems. The facade is one, another is circulation. Here, in an old house in Ghent, local architects de Vylder Vinck Taillieu had to deal with the quandary of a narrow original staircase that was unfit according to local fire regulations, and yet was to be retained for aesthetic reasons. Their solution was to construct an entirely new staircase on the back of the building, an irregular zigzagging volume ...

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    Bremer Landesbank in Bremen, Germany by Caruso St John ArchitectsSubscription

    Building11 September, 2017

    Reflecting the Hanseatic tradition of expressive brick construction, the Bremer Landesbank adds to its sensitive setting with Nordsee coherence

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    John Portman (1924-2017)Subscription

    Essay8 September, 2017

    His hotels may have soft centres but the architecture of John Portman is as brutal as the late American capitalism that created it

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    Behind the veilSubscription

    Essay6 September, 2017

    The face of Tehran is changing as traditional notions of private and public mutate and architects look abroad

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