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Alan Powers

Stories

  • Le Corbusier's 1924 Plan Voisin for Paris

    Book: Blast on the pastSubscription

    15 February, 2019

    In Making Dystopia: The Strange Rise and Survival of Architectural Barbarism James Steven Curl reignites the critique of Modernism, its protagonists and its acceptance in the aftermath of the First World War, yet breaks little new ground

  • Colin Crickmay, house at Jordans, c.1937

    Reinventing the traditional house in the age of ModernismSubscription

    10 July, 2015

    While architects who turned to vernacular precedents in the 1930s have typically been called reactionary, is it time we reassessed their work as proto-Postmodernism – or abandoned such categories entirely?

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    Part Two: British architecture after the Great WarSubscription

    30 December, 2014

    Alan Powers’ two-part historical essay reveals World War One’s repercussion on the maturation of Modernism and encourages us to re-evaluate, a century later, both the Modernist canon and its impact on British architecture

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    Part One: British architecture before the Great WarSubscription

    11 November, 2014

    Alan Powers’ two-part historical essay reveals World War One’s repercussion on the maturation of Modernism and encourages us to re-evaluate, a century later, both the Modernist canon and its impact on British architecture

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    Visual re-education: the cover storySubscription

    7 July, 2014

    Alan Powers on the AR’s progressive relationship between cover and content

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    Steampunk goes off the boil: Alan Powers on Geoff Manaugh's Landscape FuturesSubscription

    9 August, 2013

    Can a playful atitude towards research become a creative mean for design?

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    View from Poundbury – 20 years onSubscription

    31 May, 2013Comments (1)

    Twenty years on, Prince Charles’ town is liked by its residents, but suffers − not from its faux styling − but from its impulse for instant placemaking

  • Summer School in Civil Architecture 1990 Villa Lante - Bagnaia, Italy. Crit with HRH

    Lessons from Prince CharlesSubscription

    28 September, 2012Comments (1)

    Alan Powers remembers his time at the Prince’s Institute, which was not as stuffy as its patron’s reputation might suggest

  • Wieland Payer's lithograph Temple 1 (2011) — Ballard meets Friedrich in a romantic landscape of post-apocalyptic verdure. From the exhibition From Garden City to Green City

    Guerrilla gardening in the citySubscription

    27 March, 2012

    Revolutionary purposes of nature are not forgotten at The Garden Museum’s green fingured exhibition

  • 60 years on from the Festival of Britain

    Sixty years on from the Festival of Britain – Alan PowersSubscription

    29 June, 2011Updated: 29 June, 2011

    Sixty years on from the Festival of Britain, the AR invites Alan Powers, to reconsider its role in shaping modern, post-war architecture