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July 1976: Towards Another ArchitectureSubscription
Steve Parnell looks back on the campaign of a past editor to change the AR into a seeker for a new kind of architectural sensibility
Ian Nairn: the pioneer of Outrage Subscription
A look back at the work of the angry and passionate Ian Nairn, the outspoken critic of England’s ‘subtopian’ demise
Georgian churches in the eastern provinces of Turkey, although particularly fine, are under threat from neglect and lack of understanding
Alison and Peter Smithson research sustainable methods and material consciousness in the design process.
A garage is transformed into a restaurant that encapsules the fictionality of modern city life.
‘C’est I’exception qui est Za regle generale’. This brief remark of the architect Lucien Kroll sums up his architectural approach, the visual aspect of his work initially looks totally anarchic but beneath it is a serious attempt to create buildings that do not impose on their users but reflect an ecologically sensitive and contextually unique design process.
1957 September: House at Watford Subscription
A post-war estate house in Watford experiences a solicitous restyle
1975 October: Unbuilt in BrasiliaSubscription
Alison and Peter Smithson reveal their intentions for the British Embassy building in Brasilia. The project was never realised but we can envision their design through their growing understanding of both climatic and geographical epitomes in Brazil
William Curtis argues that the Post-Modern Classicists, far from re-interpreting history effectively as they claim, have succeeded in capturing outward appearance only.
1978 February: Don't Panic!Subscription
Charles Jencks discusses revivalism in relation to the Getty Museum and asks if we should still indulge in historical simulation