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From the archive: Fontevrault Subscription
With the publication of the new essay in which Caroline Voet revisits Roosenberg Abbey, from the archives comes this piece on the abbey at Fontevrault. Republished September 2018.
Leisure as an architectural problemSubscription
Republished 26 January 2017: Donald Pilcher on the evolution of recreation and the landscapes it generates
Sullivan against the worldSubscription
From AR June 1949: Wherever the practice of architecture to-day rises to the dignity of an idea in harmony with place and time, the origin of that practice is Louis H. Sullivan
Philip Johnson argues that the spatial complexity of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture far outplays Le Corbusier’s purist concepts
Philip Johnson analyses the influences of Mies van der Rohe on the work of Alison and Peter Smithson.
Ian Nairn’s Subtopia, from June 1955Subscription
This extract comes from the conclusion of Ian Nairn’s ‘Outrage’ in the AR June 1955. His manifesto for ‘the main-in-the-street’ is a searing critique of suburbia – or ‘Subtopia’ – which is as relevant now as it was when it was published
[Archive] Ian Nairn’s seminal polemic against banal suburban development
The pilot exercise of Habitat houses, featured in AR August 1967 has resulted in one of the outstanding successes of Expo 67
Manplan 4, Education: IntroductionSubscription
The shadow of Squeers still hangs over an educational system that ought by now to be in the image of Henry Morris
Cathedral of culture: Sydney Opera HouseSubscription
Even before its opening in October 1973, the Sydney Opera House was already considered a piece of architectural history