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    The Waterloo Palace: unbuilt designs for a monumental residenceSubscription

    Buildings6 August, 2019

    For the hero of Waterloo, as well as the hero of Blenheim, designs were prepared for a residence on a palatial scale, to be provided by a grateful nation

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    Across the AR: July 2019 round-upSubscription

    News2 August, 2019

    From birthday celebrations to the sad passing of several architects, this month we have mined our archive to mark July moments – plus the full set of AR House awards shortlisted projects have been published in more depth online, reviewed by a cohort of New Architecture Writers

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    Archigram's Cook on Superstudio's NataliniSubscription

    News31 July, 2019

    Adolfo Natalini was a founder member of Superstudio, one of the dynamic coteries of architects formed to shake professional complacency in the heady late ’60s. Peter Cook, leading member of another such group, the London-based Archigram, described the excitement of the period and discusses Natalini’s work, past and present. 

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    House, Sydney, Australia by Glenn MurcuttSubscription

    Buildings25 July, 2019

    Tucked in an inner suburb, this house is significant in Murcutt’s oeuvre, otherwise dominated by work in the outer suburbs and rural areas. It clearly demonstrates his continuing allegiance to an uncompromising Modernist aesthetic, but, in its scale and character, it responds as sensitively to its dense urban context as his rural houses do to the natural landscape

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    Winter Gardens, New York State, by César Pelli and Gruen AssociatesSubscription

    Buildings24 July, 2019

    Once an oasis, now a mirage – in the middle of the American city of Niagra Falls the tropical hothouse was an unexpected delight, that then fell into decline as a result of the early ’80s recession and was finally demolished in 2009

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    A future for DublinSubscription

    Thinkpiece13 June, 2019

    This is not a ‘Guide to Dublin’; nor is it about conservation in the currently accepted meaning of the word. It is about urbanism

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    Milton Keynes and the urbanism of innocenceSubscription

    Thinkpiece14 May, 2019

    The advertising campaign for Milton Keynes is very revealing, ignoring essential values of city living and urbanity in favour of images stressing seclusion, ease of escape to the countryside, and a consumer future displaying the bland sensible products that reflect the cautious, non-commital ‘functional’ aesthetic of its architecture

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    Preservation In New YorkSubscription

    Thinkpiece14 March, 2019

    In a rare piece she wrote for the Architectural Review (August, 1962), Ada Louise Huxtable laments the architectural preservation culture, or lack thereof, in New York 

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    Tea ceremonial: Tea house, Tokyo, Japan, by Arata Isozaki & AssociatesSubscription

    Buildings6 March, 2019

    Arata Isozaki’s tea pavilion in central Tokyo unites modern and traditional materials in a timeless celebration of ritual

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    Cavern of life: Casa del Hombre, Corunna, Spain, by Arata Isozaki & AssociatesSubscription

    Buildings6 March, 2019

    For his latest museum project, intended to demystify the inner workings of the human body, Arata Isozaki has created a calm, numinous cavern on the sea’s edge

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