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The architectural and urban colonial legacy of the Congo should not be seen through the prism of a Belgian-Congolese context, but from a global perspective
The Houses of the People initiated by the Belgian Workers’ Party at the end of the 19th century were a rare confluence of socialism and exquisite design
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
This drawing is from The Marcel Breuer Coloring Book, which was created in 1962 and distributed to the staff at Breuer’s studio
Part of a collection of drawings by Jewish children who were detained in Theresienstadt ‘camp-ghetto’, Dream was created during clandestine drawing classes taught by painter and teacher Friedl Dicker-Brandeis
Tomoyuki Tanaka illustrates Tokyo’s infrastructure as a bustling hive integrated into city life
Richard Long’s photographs capture his temporary human intervention in some of the world’s most stunning landscapes
The work of Modernist architect and designer Charlotte Perriand has been historically eclipsed by the towering shadow of her long-time collaborator Le Corbusier
Visionary architect Moon Hoon’s drawing represents the vernacular as an island distanced from the high-tech of mainland Korea
As large housing estates are being demolished and the age of great social democracies recedes, taking with it any notion of an architecture for the public, OMA partner Reinier de Graaf asks if there is any alternative to building capital