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Since 1999, the AR Emerging Architecture awards have granted early recognition to young architects.

Here we tell the story of early alumni.

Bjarke ingels 57w new york

Bjarke Ingels: between unbounded optimism and identifiable anxietySubscription

By Ian Volner, Julian Rose

Ingels combines all the ecological and civic aspirations of the anti-starchitects with the high romance of the solo designer-demiurge

Heatherwick rolling bridge

Thomas Heatherwick: ‘I wanted to be an inventor’Subscription

By Kate Goodwin

As projects grow in scale and complexity, Heatherwick Studio seeks to maintain its original design philosophy to create surprising objets, sensual details and pleasurable spaces

Klein dytham koban

Klein Dytham architecture: ‘We don’t need any more grey boxes’Subscription

By George Kafka

From PechaKucha to Home-for-All, Klein and Dytham’s work is to the point, self-explanatory and, above all, fun

Sou fujimoto hokkaido children centre

Sou Fujimoto: ‘Foreigners don't want really crazy things’Subscription

By Naomi Pollock

Although small design challenges still excite Fujimoto, he is now thinking big and merging architecture with urbanism