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Editorial: no man is an islandSubscription
Choosing to encompass instead the entirety of ‘the islands of Ireland’ is itself a provocation – one that nevertheless proves productive, as we ramble and rove around collapsed seams and difficult terrain to cast an eye over a land in the middle of something
Editorial: set on edgeSubscription
We draw lines to make sense of messiness, to define and enclose, but life happens in the margins – in the slippery periphery that is continuously constructed but nevertheless remains elusive and underexplored
Editorial: trying to turn the tideSubscription
Humanity has long engaged with the mythological image of the opaque ocean through attempts at dominion, but we are now forced to plan for an imminent and uncertain future as the waters return to rise against us
Editorial: sexual revolutionsSubscription
In the annual Women In Architecture issue the AR looks beyond feminist practices and binary gender divisions, proposing we remake our ideas about sex, sexuality and gender – and correspondingly their relationship with architecture and cities
Editorial: form follows failureSubscription
The AR airs architecture’s dirty laundry, arguing that even the success stories are built on failure and proving it is all the better for it
The AR considers the reciprocal and multifarious relationships between books and buildings
The AR turns to the Netherlands for the 20th Emerging Architecture awards
From food facility design to carbon concerns, architecture engages with food production at every stage
Belgian architecture continues to strive in the face of a changing political landscape
Editorial: House – the building type that continues to inspire the architectural imaginationSubscription
The house, at its root, is about shelter with varying degrees of comfort, amenity and scale – a carefully balanced combination which makes for experimental ground.
The architecture related to power and justice was for centuries a combined form, in which ‘the majesty of the law’ could be both devised, interpreted and ruled upon from within a single building complex
Both inside and outside London’s historic areas, densification and intensification are much in evidence
The countryside is now a field for experimentation, where science, digitisation, satellite mapping and agricultural production have combined in a revolution
While it is still the case that women have yet to achieve equality in the architectural world, the Women in Architecture awards applaud first architectural quality, and then the architect – who happens to be a woman
The transformation of the Yongsan US Garrison into a parkland proves that architecture can overcome a history of occupation, war and an uneasy truce
From Herzog & de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie to Will Alsop’s Peckham Library, is it important for architecture to ‘fit in’?
In an architectural environment which favours the established rather than the unknown, emerging architects must have a good balance of creativity, knowledge and experience
WOHA’s public housing in Singapore is a revolution in mass housing design
Editorial: Does it matter what it looks like?Subscription
Is a bad building the same thing as an ugly building, or is a facade only skin-deep?
Specification takes on political overtones because standards are based on lowest common denominator