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Noreile Breen: ‘I am from this place, I have a responsibility to it’Subscription

By Rupert Bickersteth

After finding herself in the spotlight following selection for the 2018 Venice Biennale, the County Kerry architect continues to work on small scale projects deeply embedded in her homeland

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Combas Architectes: ‘It has to be a matter of bringing the same care to building a church as to a prison’Subscription

By Claudia Maier

Bringing together expertise in urbanism, structural design and interiors, Combas Architectes’ detention centre in Marseilles is an oasis for its inhabitants

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AR Emerging Architecture awards 2018VideoSubscription

Shortlisted and winning projects by architects such as Aulets Arquitectes, Carla Juaçaba Studio, and Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter were presented and judged at the 20th edition of the AR Emerging Architecture awards held at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam

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AR Emerging Architecture awards 2017VideoSubscription

View the shortlisted and winning projects from architects such as Avenier Cornejo, Studio Anne Holtrop and Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter, at the 19th edition of the AR Emerging Architecture awards held at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin


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

Here we tell the story of early alumni.

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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

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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

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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

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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