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Troubles in Theory IV: the social sideSubscription
Techno-fetishists may have argued for a scientifically determined architecture in the ’60s and ’70s, but at the same time more politically engaged voices were calling for the reinterpretation of space as an arena for the lived experiences of the everyday
Here be Buildings: New Architectural MappingSubscription
Architects need to give their tacit working design methodologies a voice by stepping back from the design, looking critically at what they do and analysing their tactics
New technologies, globalisation, environmentalism and economic restructuring of academia have transformed the face of teaching and research in architecture schools over the last three decades
One of the world’s most revered sites forms the heart of a political battle
The great schools robberySubscription
London’s schools are increasingly at risk of demolition, as the property bubble makes the playing fields they stand on prime redevelopment opportunities for heads faced with funding shortfalls.
Too many architects once heralded as rising stars have seen their work descend into caricature and recycled motifs.
‘Architecture does not teach us what the sacred is, but it may touch it and draw others to it’Subscription
A holy place should not be a temple to the architect; architecture itself is not divine
In the wake of the Second World War, radical new places for repentance, forgiveness and renewal emerged in West Germany
Towards an architecture for IndiaSubscription
In an age of rapid industrialisation, rampant construction, a networked economy and state indifference, meaningful architecture in India is elusive
‘The shock waves of the new political economy steering housing policies are widespread across the globe’Subscription
To tackle this global crisis, we must look at people as a vital infrastructure for 21st century cities, not just to systems of pipes or cables