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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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    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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