Essays and reviews
There is no failure, there is only chanceSubscription
Observations on life and architecture from the equanimous and creative Jan de Vylder
A losing game: harnessing failureSubscription
From mass migration to climate change to the crisis of capitalism, engaging with failure could unveil a new global geography of value
Ursula K Le Guin’s Paradises Lost is the story of a starship, the journey spanning many generations. Honor Gavin retells its story
The interplay between structures, text and symbols reveals much about society and takes to another level how architects communicate with the public
The founders of dpr-barcelona argue that books are powerful generators of public space
Volumes of words: the architecture of the pageSubscription
Reciprocities between text and architecture open up new ways of reading
From ‘The Eiffel Tower’ to Empire of Signs, Roland Barthes teaches architects how to interpret places
Interview with Irma BoomSubscription
The AR talks to the Dutch graphic designer and specialist bookmaker about the relationship between books, buildings and architecture, about the value of print in a digital world – and reading in bed.
Elements of Architecture is the latest, and weightiest, product of Irma Boom and Rem Koolhaas’s collaboration so far, but does size matter?
The openness conveyed by the light, form and texture of Finland’s libraries is pivotal to the country’s identity and social consolidation