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While many buildings might show outstanding promise at their opening, few can stand the test of time. The long gestations and longer lives of buildings disrupt a conventional sense of when criticism might be considered timely, and the impact – direct or dispersed – of these structures lingers long after their architects have moved on. As Peter Buchanan has evinced, we take seriously the responsibility to remain invested in the lives and afterlives of buildings with, and after, inhabitation.

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Revisit: Pedregulho housing complex, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Affonso Eduardo ReidySubscription

By Flávia Brito do Nascimento

Both internationally revered and plagued with controversy, this social housing complex in Rio de Janeiro has now been resurrected following decades of neglect

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The urgent case for revisitsSubscription


Introduction by Peter Buchanan to ongoing series in The Architectural Review

Revisiting books, essays, exhibitions and influential ideas


Critical Regionalism for our timeSubscription

By Léa-Catherine Szacka, Véronique Patteeuw

Kenneth Frampton coined the phrase Critical Regionalism to define the elements of topography, climate, light and tectonics fundamental to the art of building – these are equally valid today

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Waging war: pay for domestic labourSubscription

By Edwina Attlee

Silvia Federici argued in the ’70s that capitalism relies on unpaid domestic labour undertaken by women. Her words ring with new resonance today