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    Cathedral of culture: Sydney Opera HouseSubscription

    Buildings7 February, 2019

    Originally published in the AR September 1973: at the time of its opening in October, the Sydney Opera House will already be considered a piece of architectural history

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    From the archive: Phillip Exeter library in New Hampshire, USA, by Louis KahnSubscription

    Buildings25 July, 2018

    Built with ‘the invitation of books’, Louis Kahn’s brick masterpiece is an essay in ‘authentic monumentality’, from AR June 1974

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    From the archive: Beirut planning battlesSubscription

    Thinkpiece26 June, 2018

    From AR January 2000: The centre of Beirut, devastated by the Lebanon civil war, has become the site of intense arguments about the nature of urban planning and the relationships of built fabric to human life

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    From the archive: Memories of a Bauhaus StudentSubscription

    Thinkpiece15 June, 2018

    From AR September 1968: ‘Soon after I arrived, I noticed considerable unrest, and there was no lack of discussion groups in the canteen, in students’ studios and in cafes, on topics ranging from Mazdaznan to Hegel and dialectic materialism’

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    From the archive: Places of exchangeSubscription

    Thinkpiece25 May, 2018

    From AR November 2005: Great places of exchange invigorate the city as they become fully incorporated into its fabric, its patterns of use and its identity

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    Venice: problems and possibilitiesSubscription

    Thinkpiece24 May, 2018

    From AR May 1971, a special issue devoted to the plight of Venice which predicted ‘the revival of Venice, the restoration of her new true dignity, the safeguarding of her purposes and the honour­ing of her heritage’

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    From the archive: The Haçienda night club in Manchester, UK, interior by Ben KellySubscription

    Buildings17 May, 2018

    From AR September 1982: The steel entrails of The Haçienda warehouse, tricked out in bright colours, link the old Manchester of hard graft with the new Manchester of superabundant spare time

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    Archive: Sundance dance studios in Hammersmith, London by Alsop & LyallSubscription

    Buildings14 May, 2018

    The Sundance studios featured in AR February 1983 were an early work completed by Will Alsop and John Lyall – an indication of the extraordinary architectural career to follow

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    The rise and fall and rise of Edwin LutyensSubscription

    Thinkpiece6 April, 2018

    From AR November 1981: The variations in Lutyens’ critical standing provides an interesting sidelight on the history of the fluctuating fortunes of the Modern Movement in Britain

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    Field study centre in Tone-gun, Japan, by Sakakura AssociatesSubscription

    Buildings26 March, 2018

    From AR February 1988: The Nakano Village draws upon both Japanese reverence for nature and a Modernist tradition of building into the landscape   

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