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The sixth instalment in the series turns to the theory of ‘space’ as it was reinterpreted from its Modernist origins to serve political analysis and practice, and focuses on the work and influence of Michel Foucault
The Mac’s architecture graduates bring their summer show to London for a satellite exhibition in Shoreditch
Cardiff University’s satellite architecture show in Shoreditch combines a deep sense of craft with meticulous research
Troubles in Theory V: the Brutalist moment(s)Subscription
From the Smithsons’ claim to have originally coined the term, to its alleged incarnation in the béton brut of Le Corbusier’s Unités, the provenance of New Brutalism, seen as a corrective to ‘soft’ Modernism, is as problematic as what it stood for: ethic or aesthetic?
This set of cartoons offers witty insights into the curious world of architectural education
Troubles in Theory IV: the social sideSubscription
Techno-fetishists may have argued for a scientifically determined architecture in the ’60s and ’70s, but at the same time more politically engaged voices were calling for the reinterpretation of space as an arena for the lived experiences of the everyday
The great divide: technology vs tradition
The second essay in AR’s series: Troubles in Theory
Becoming a subject of interest to those beyond the profession in the late 1960s, architecture − and its theory − in turn opened up to outside influences. An anti-institutional ideology, with strong French philosophical connections − Foucault, Barthes, Derrida − served to undermine architecture’s own disciplinary focus. Key figures − Summerson, Banham, Eisenman − sought to regain the lost territory, but a unified theory of architecture remains elusive. The first of three essays outlines ...
Unit 14 – Architectural AssociationSubscription
[Top 10 London Units: Part 2 level] Tutors: Pier Vittorio Aureli, Barbara Campbell-Lange, Fenella Collingridge