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Dark matters: The avant-garde and club culture since the 1960sSubscription


The darkness of the nightclub is deployed to conceal bodies and acts that may not be acceptable in the sunlit street


‘Some buildings are created icons, some achieve iconicity, some have iconicity thrust upon them’Subscription

By Ruth Lang

A new analysis of iconic architecture shows how it becomes emblematic of the immaterial forces behind it, but crucially disregards the agency of architects

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Designing for the moment: on 70 years of Japanese house architectureSubscription


Domestic architecture in Japan is a powerful and optimistic force in the face of imminent disaster

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Schizoid MiesSubscription


Mies van der Rohe’s materiality comes to the fore in an exhibition of his montages


Palaces of NothingSubscription

By Tina Di Carlo

‘Sheds’ at Hauser & Wirth Somerset reveled in the materiality and immediacy of architectural drawings

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The Rotunda of Wonder: James Turrell at the GuggenheimSubscription

By Emmanuel Petit

Non-vicarious art: Light artist offers Guggenheim-goers an ambient space for contemplation


Dazzling Spectacle: The Hayward Gallery Light ShowSubscription


The Hayward Gallery’s recent event attracted and inspired young and old visitors alike

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‘Shenzhen’s Biennale regurgitates Central Party concerns in a festival of restraint’Subscription


The tenth offering of the UABB is a patrician approach to the ‘problem’ of urbanising China

The Chicago Biennial 2015 will be held at Chicago’s former Public Library, which is now used as a Cultural Centre.

'An intriguing, occasionally frustrating, but often enjoyable festival of architecture'Subscription

By Edwin Heathcote

The first-ever major architectural festival in the USA whets, rather than spoils, the appetite

Bryony Robers

‘No harm done, few traces left behind’Subscription

By Michael Abrahamson

The Chicago Biennial fails to make a lasting impact

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Privately owned public space: Graham and Vogt's Pavilion on the Met's RooftopSubscription

By Lili Carr

Hedge Two-Way Mirror Walkabout, Dan Graham and Günther Vogt’s roof garden commission at the Met, triggers Lili Carr to question the contradictions behind land ownership in cities


Dodgy Foundations of the Serpentine PavilionSubscription

By Owen Hatherley

An attempt to dig up eleven years’ worth of architectural substance reveals a disappointing display

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As good as grief gets: architecture, loss and resurrection at Highgate CemeterySubscription


A ghostly reimagining of Adolf Loos’s unbuilt tomb for Max Dvorák questioned architecture’s role in dealing with and representing loss

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Architectural reconstruction of international crimesSubscription

By Zaira Magliozzi

Forensic Architecture’s investigations prove how fundamental architecture is to understand war zones and the explosion of urban violence

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Are we human?Subscription


The curators of this year’s Istanbul design biennial ask some enormous questions – but would answers be more useful?

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Pedagogy: ESALA, Edinburgh, ScotlandSubscription

By Matthew Barac

ESALA students are learning how to listen to the city and respond to what it has to say


Pedagogy: KIST, Kigali, RwandaSubscription

By Matthew Barac

Kigali Institute of Science & Technology sees an international faculty and 19 home grown students drive an african identity towards solving the social economic and development agenda in Rwanda

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Architecture for DogsSubscription

By Taylor Davey

Architecture for Dogs asks world-class architects and designers to work at the canine scale


Barcelona-based CODINA's woven wire cloth Subscription

CODINA specialise in the manufacture of woven wire cloth, a hard wearing and dynamic material that has provided the Film Theatre of Catalonia with a unique blend of privacy and opacity


Modular ValuesSubscription

By Lynda Relph-Knight

The innovative capacity of furniture manufacturer USM is explored in a series of collaborations with architects, reports Lynda Relph-Knight

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