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    Making sense of NarkomfinSubscription

    Thinkpiece2 October, 2017

    Translated into English for the first time, Moisei Ginzburg’s ‘Dwelling’ reveals the real significance of his architectural masterpiece

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    Seeds of discontent: can architecture be revolutionary?Subscription

    Thinkpiece29 September, 2017

    Reflecting on historical interactions between architecture, culture and politics, Jeremy Melvin asks whether architecture can ever be revolutionary 

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    Constructive renewal: Izvestia building, Moscow by Ginzburg ArchitectsSubscription

    Buildings27 September, 2017

    The renovation of Moscow’s Izvestia building by Ginzburg Architects retains the spirit and essence of the Constructivist paragon, writes Natalia Melikova

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    El Lissitzky (1890-1941)Subscription

    Thinkpiece25 September, 2017

    El Lissitzsky’s utopian vision of revolution is a legacy that resonates today

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    Folio: The Flying CitySubscription

    Folio22 September, 2017

    Georgii Krutikov’s drawings depict a utopia where people work on the ground and live in the clouds

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    Perestroika of lifeSubscription

    Thinkpiece22 September, 2017

    The ‘social condenser’ encouraged collective consciousness and elevated the design of life to a science

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    Editorial: Revolutions mean mass housing – and should mean good design Subscription

    Thinkpiece20 September, 2017

    WOHA’s public housing in Singapore is a revolution in mass housing design

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    Life and Seoul: Seoul Biennale 2017Subscription

    News18 September, 2017

    The launch of the Seoul Biennale puts the city centre stage

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    Seoul and the city: 2017 UIA CongressSubscription

    News18 September, 2017

    The 2017 UIA Congress focused on urban fabric in general and host city Seoul in particular

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    Sunnyhills Cake Shop in Tokyo by Kengo Kuma & AssociatesSubscription

    Buildings13 September, 2017

    Glass does not have a monopoly on transparency. Using the ancient and fiendishly complex Japanese joinery technique of jigoku-gumi, which literally means ‘interlocking hell’, Kengo Kuma enveloped this Tokyo bakery in a hectic cloud of wooden struts. The interior is not visible from the street, making display of the wares on sale impossible, but the building is instantly recognisable –from a distance, it is reminiscent of a wasp nest – making it a striking advertisement for the business. And ...