Eleanor Beaumont is Assistant Editor at The Architectural Review.
In contrast to its staid, soulless reputation, the outskirts of Croydon brim with life
Cultural crucibles must not exorcise the delicious salty spirit of the Great British seaside
Slow time: Casal Balguer Cultural Centre in Palma de Mallorca by Flores & Prats and Duch-PizàSubscription
Women in Architecture Architect of the Year 2019 shortlist: Casal Balguer in Palma de Mallorca reveals the accumulation of its evolution without betraying its secrets
Interview with Irma BoomSubscription
The AR talks to the Dutch graphic designer and specialist bookmaker about the relationship between books, buildings and architecture, about the value of print in a digital world – and reading in bed.
AR Library Commended: rising from the carapace of an old granary, NRW Landesarchiv is both a tombstone for the Ruhr’s industrial age and a monument to our need to remember
Out of the woods: Studio Weave, United KingdomSubscription
Studio Weave’s woodland classrooms for Belvue School in Northolt provide a magical nurturing environment for children with learning difficulties
Preoccupied with the preservation of the architectural culture of Mallorca, Aulets learn from the simple structures of their namesake to create sustainable and contextual local architecture
Front of house: T O B Architect, IrelandSubscription
Inspired by a Neoclassical folly in the suburbs of Dublin, T O B Architect’s Killan farmhouse in the Irish countryside adds to a growing portfolio of subtly subversive domestic architecture
‘Architecture is sick but not totally dead’: Jean Nouvel on disasters, criticism and the future of architectureSubscription
As his most recent tower, La Marseillaise, is inaugurated on Marseille’s seafront, Nouvel talks about the death of architectural criticism, taking pleasure in problems and why the future of architecture is not architectural
Bringing new life to a forgotten factory on the outskirts of Lille, the cookery and hospitality school by Caruso St John is the first piece in a complex, political puzzle