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Revisit: Nueva Santa Fe Subscription

By Felipe Walter

Although Rogelio Salmona’s inner-city housing to improve the lives of middle-income families in Bogotá failed to materialise in full, it set a valuable precedent in urban renewal

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From the jaws of disaster: social housing solutions in MexicoSubscription

By Juan Carlos Cano

The devastation wrought by powerful earthquakes in Mexico in 1985 and 2017 spurred the architectural community to revisit social housing, but sometimes proposals were wrought for no more than media attention

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Social housing, Formentera, Spain, by the Instituto Balear de la ViviendaSubscription

By Rafael Gómez-Moriana

A prototype of 14 social housing units on the island of Formentera by the Instituto Balear de la Vivienda is an ambitious pilot project using Posidonia seagrass for low-carbon construction

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    Revisit: Nueva Santa Fe

    Although Rogelio Salmona’s inner-city housing to improve the lives of middle-income families in Bogotá failed to materialise in full, it set a valuable precedent in urban renewal

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    Lacol Arquitectura Cooperativa: ‘We collaborate with different causes, as neighbours’

    The Spanish co-operative, founded a decade ago by freshly graduated students, continue to work together in the difficult context of Barcelona’s housing crisis

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    Retrospective: Peter Barber

    In the face of inimical government policies, Peter Barber addresses London’s housing demand, calling on the UK’s rich tradition of council housing

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    Typology: Palace

    Big houses for feudal rulers advertised the right to power of those within, while protecting them from the people they exploited to build them – today, the tradition continues in the hands of oligarchs

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    Minnette de Silva (1918-1998)

    Expressive, unapologetic, and ahead of her time in ecological and participative design, the Sri Lankan architect is considered a pioneer of what she called Modern Regionalism – later to be known as Critical Regionalism

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    Outrage: the toxicity of house porn

    Sluicing salaciously through every media outlet, the corrosive impact of house porn is hard to escape

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    Folio: George Finch

    The London County Council (LCC) architect designed the generous Lambeth Towers in 1972, which exemplified his belief in the power of architecture to transform lives

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    Editorial: palaces for people

    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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Footprints in time: House in Kamitomii, Kurashiki, Japan, by General Design CoSubscription

By Kaz Yoneda

AR House winner General Design Co’s House in Kamitomii, Japan, involved paring back age-old accretions to restore it to its original dimensions and create a space defined by openness and simplicity

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Stepping stone: Hamra Studio residence, Gotland, Sweden, by Collectif EncoreSubscription

By Lili Zarzycki

AR House highly commended: As it flows and extends with the landscape Hamra Studio residence harnesses an immaterial sense of liberty

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Cut a dash: Hollybrook Grove in Dublin, Ireland, by David Leech ArchitectsSubscription

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AR House highly commended: The practice’s first house, in a quiet suburb, is a bubbling collage of germinating ideas, clever references and meticulous details

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Twenty years of AR Emerging Architecture awardsSubscription

As the AR Emerging Architecture awards enter their 21st year, we remember past winners and commended projects

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The 2019 AR Emerging Architecture awards are now open for entry – send us your work todayVideoSubscription

This year, we will recognise excellence in an overall body of work: the winner will receive a £10,000 prize and be published in a special edition of the AR alongside all the other finalists

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Sou Fujimoto joins the jury for the AR Emerging Architecture awards 2019Subscription

After winning the AREA award in 2006, founding director of Sou Fujimoto Architects is the first to be announced on this year’s judging panel 

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Anna Heringer joins the jury for the AR Emerging Architecture awards 2019Subscription

Alongside Sou Fujimoto and Níall McLaughlin, founding director of Studio Anna Heringer – and two time AREA winner – completes this year’s judging panel

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Níall McLaughlin announced as second jury member for the AR Emerging Architecture awards 2019Subscription

Founding director of Níall McLaughlin Architects joins 2006 Winner Sou Fujimoto on this year’s judging panel 

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Ricardo Bofill announced as judge for the AR New Into Old awards 2019Subscription

Founding partner of Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura (RBTA) joins this year’s judging panel 

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AR New into Old awards open for entriesSubscription

The Architectural Review is seeking the most creative and exciting adaptive re-use projects

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AR June 2019 on the islands of IrelandSubscription

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The critical culture of Irish architecture, so painstakingly developed over the last half century, is now under threat of starvation

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Irish architecture evinces a proud vernacular tradition, yet a great deal of cross pollination has been at play, translating and transmuting external influences

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In this visual keynote, the AR pulls and picks at the fabric that defines the indeterminate periphery, dissolving hard lines and releasing the messy entrails

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Outside the box: Punchbowl Mosque, Sydney, Australia, by Candalepas AssociatesSubscription

By David Neustein

As racial tensions rise, Candalepas Associates’ mosque carves a safe and serene sanctuary out of the Sydney suburb of Punchbowl

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By Will McCallum

As ocean levels rise, we must consider how architecture will adapt to uncertain futures

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Cultural artifice: the Louvre Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, by Ateliers Jean NouvelSubscription

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Although it seeks inspiration in traditional symbolism, Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi is intent on becoming yet another new global destination

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If the human form can be depicted as a house, what does it mean to dismantle it?

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Architecture represses plurality and queerness in favour of heteronormative culture

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Hungarian rhapsody: Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, by O'Donnell + TuomeySubscription

Women in Architecture Architect of the Year 2019 winner: O’Donnell + Tuomey’s progressive building for the Central European University in Budapest, dedicated to open minds, borders and society, converses in the city’s language of courtyards and rhythmic stone 

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Rural restoration: Xu Tiantian, DnA, ChinaSubscription

Women in Architecture Moira Gemmill Prize winner 2019: hidden deep in the heartlands of Songyang, Xu Tiantian’s network of small but sophisticated structures is transforming the Chinese countryside

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