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Your views: William JR Curtis on MoneoSubscription
The idea of a unified ‘Modernism’ is indeed a myth: William JR Curtis responds to Rafael Moneo’s Soane Lecture
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
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
As the population increases and urbanisation accelerates, this widely popular and aesthetically rich cultural icon is fast disappearing
The mirage of an ideal metropolisSubscription
The unattainable shore of utopia spurs great feats of discovery
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.
Rather than bringing countries closer together, globalisation reinforces territorial division
The end of utopiaSubscription
Architects have always dreamed of building a better world, dreams that were realised on a gigantic new scale in the twentieth century, but since the 1970s this ambition has faded – so why did we stop thinking about tomorrow?
Street Values: Johannesburg’s spatial agentsVideoSubscription
Spatial analysis of Bree Street in Johannesburg questions the universality of globalisation and reveals potential for new forms of urbanity to emerge
Throughout history, spaces have been appropriated and undone in the service of rebellion