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    July 1976: Towards Another ArchitectureSubscription

    Essay21 November, 2019

    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

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    Ian Nairn: the pioneer of Outrage Subscription

    Essay27 May, 2014

    A look back at the work of the angry and passionate Ian Nairn, the outspoken critic of England’s ‘subtopian’ demise

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    1992 April: 'Turkey's Forgotten Georgian Churches' by Chris HellierSubscription

    Building13 February, 2012

    Georgian churches in the eastern provinces of Turkey, although particularly fine, are under threat from neglect and lack of understanding

  • AR 1963 February - Architects' Own House, Tisbury, Wiltshire Pages 1 and 2

    1963 February: Architects’ Own House (Tisbury, Wiltshire, UK)Subscription

    Building13 February, 2012

    Alison and Peter Smithson research sustainable methods and material consciousness in the design process.

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    1986 June: Restaurant by Nigel Coates (Tokyo, Japan)Subscription

    Essay13 February, 2012

    A garage is transformed into a restaurant that encapsules the fictionality of modern city life.

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    1979 January: Ecological architecture of Lucien KrollSubscription

    Building13 February, 2012

    ‘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.

  • AR 1957 September - House at Watford, Herts Pages 1 and 2

    1957 September: House at Watford Subscription

    Building18 January, 2012

    A post-war estate house in Watford experiences a solicitous restyle

  • AR 1975 October - Unbuilt in Brasilia Pages 1 and 2

    1975 October: Unbuilt in BrasiliaSubscription

    Building18 January, 2012

    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

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    1984 August: Principle v Pastiche, Perspectives on Some Recent ClassicismsSubscription

    Essay13 December, 2011

    William Curtis argues that the Post-Modern Classicists, far from re-interpreting history effectively as they claim, have succeeded in capturing outward appearance only.

  • AR 1978 February - Don't Panic! (Page 1)

    1978 February: Don't Panic!Subscription

    Essay6 December, 2011

    Charles Jencks discusses revivalism in relation to the Getty Museum and asks if we should still indulge in historical simulation

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