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Book of the month: Trans-Europe ExpressSubscription

By Huw Lemmey

Owen Hatherley deliberates on how power influences architecture in the creation of the European invention – the nation-state city

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Book of the month: Between Chairs at Ulm and NIDSubscription

By Ashoke Chatterjee

In a country at risk of losing touch with its handcrafted roots, a reminder of India’s dialogue with Ulm School of Design is timely and necessary

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Drawing, building; purity and corruption. Piranesi's Différentes vues de Pesto Subscription

By Steve Parnell

Piranesi’s seventeen remaining drawings of Paestum were brought together for the first time in a Berlin exhibition

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

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

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

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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

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Dazzling Spectacle: The Hayward Gallery Light ShowSubscription

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

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Grafton’s Venice Biennale 2018: Freespace remains a nebulous conceptSubscription

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While there are some interesting contributions, the main exhibition’s incoherence proves that brilliant architects do not necessarily make good curators

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

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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

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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

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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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Grafton’s Venice Biennale 2018: Freespace remains a nebulous conceptSubscription

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While there are some interesting contributions, the main exhibition’s incoherence proves that brilliant architects do not necessarily make good curators

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

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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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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

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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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By Taylor Davey

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

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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

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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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