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Letters from the Editor

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    Editorial: Chega de saudadeSubscription

    2 October, 2019 By Manon Mollard

    Only 75 years since the AR devoted an entire issue to Brazil, we turn our eyes to the rich and myriad architectures of this massive country – even as clouds gather on the horizon

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    Editorial: the price of everything, the value of nothingSubscription

    28 August, 2019 By Manon Mollard

    The September issue of the AR looks at the topic of money in all its permutations, both glittering and dirty, investigates its relationship to architecture and explores the idea of degrowth as it gains wider traction

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    Editorial: palaces for peopleSubscription

    17 July, 2019 By Manon Mollard

    Combining the winners of the AR House awards 2019 and an array of social housing projects in one double issue provides rich opportunity to explore the places we live now and the responsibilities in designing them

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    Editorial: no man is an islandSubscription

    12 June, 2019 By Manon Mollard

    Choosing to encompass instead the entirety of ‘the islands of Ireland’ is itself a provocation – one that nevertheless proves productive, as we ramble and rove around collapsed seams and difficult terrain to cast an eye over a land in the middle of something

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    Editorial: set on edgeSubscription

    1 May, 2019 By Manon Mollard

    We draw lines to make sense of messiness, to define and enclose, but life happens in the margins – in the slippery periphery that is continuously constructed but nevertheless remains elusive and underexplored

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    Editorial: trying to turn the tideSubscription

    3 April, 2019 By Manon Mollard

    Humanity has long engaged with the mythological image of the opaque ocean through attempts at dominion, but we are now forced to plan for an imminent and uncertain future as the waters return to rise against us

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    Editorial: sexual revolutionsSubscription

    15 March, 2019 By Manon Mollard

    In the annual Women In Architecture issue the AR looks beyond feminist practices and binary gender divisions, proposing we remake our ideas about sex, sexuality and gender –  and correspondingly their relationship with architecture and cities

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    Editorial: form follows failureSubscription

    1 February, 2019 By Manon Mollard

    The AR airs architecture’s dirty laundry, arguing that even the success stories are built on failure and proving it is all the better for it

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    Editorial: reading around it before reading inside itSubscription

    30 December, 2018 By Manon Mollard

    The AR considers the reciprocal and multifarious relationships between books and buildings 

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    Editorial: Superdutch is dead: long live SuperdutchSubscription

    7 November, 2018 By Manon Mollard

    The AR turns to the Netherlands for the 20th Emerging Architecture awards

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