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    Photographic memory: the revival of an artefactSubscription

    The private antecedent to coffee-table tomes on Soviet Modernism, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg’s photo book is reproduced as an artefact from an ever more distant moment in time

  • Marta minujin parthenon of books architectural review

    The burden of antiquity: veneration of the past becomes stasisSubscription

    By George Kafka

    Development is stymied by reverence for the Acropolis in modern Athens, a city where the past still casts its heavy shadows

  • arata isozaki folio architectural review

    Folio: Arata IsozakiSubscription

    An urban proposal arises out of the detritus of the city in Isozaki’s drawing of an incubated city designed to self-destruct 

  • Crop eugeniu lordachescu architectural review

    Arbiters of conscience: architectural jeremiadsSubscription

    By Darran Anderson

    In the censure of destruction and alienation wrought by architecture, jeremiads play a crucial role in upholding both aesthetics and humanity

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    Retrospective: Lina Bo BardiSubscription

    By Sol Camacho

    Lina Bo Bardi’s ideas of living heritage and the historical present live on in the transformations she wrought, even as some of her buildings have been left to fall into ruin

  • Oslo government terrorist attack y blokka architectural review

    Memory loss: post-terrorist sites in NorwaySubscription

    By Charlotte Heath-Kelly

    At sites of terrorist atrocities, buildings become much more than physical edifices, they encapsulate place-associations and entrench symbolic meaning

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    Paris is burning: fire and archiveSubscription

    By Lili Zarzycki

    At the intersection between architecture and fire lies an archive, its contents and symbolism both fearful and familiar

  • Mill jones ghost story sketches index architectural review

    Interview with Mill + JonesSubscription

    Following their short graphic novel Ghosts story featured in AR December 2019 / January 2020, Anna Mill and Luke Jones speak to the AR about layers, circular economies and fictional worlds

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    Ghosts story: a short graphic novelSubscription

    By Mill + Jones

    An encounter with an uncanny archive, the aftermath of many previous enthusiasms 

  • 09 softschindler mak center c taiyowatanabe web

    Flesh and stud: 'Soft Schindler' at the MAK Center for Art and ArchitectureSubscription

    By Lili Zarzycki

    Exploring multiple dualities and unearthing layered histories, Mimi Zeiger’s curation for the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House makes oft-prohibited softness central

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