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Plug Architecture: ‘A building needs to be a piece rather than an object’Subscription

For this young Mexican practice, it is incumbent on their projects to have a special and exclusive relation with place 

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Typology: DamsSubscription

The control of nature promised a world transformed for the benefit of humans, but have gigantic dams drowned such hopes?

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Dutch Delta Works: from engineering feat to cultural statementSubscription

RAAAF and Atelier de Lyon are transforming the disused Delta Flume into an intense spatial memorial


Architecture & Water: Part 1 - A river runs through itVideoSubscription

In the first of a series of three films exploring the connection between architecture and water, Ellis Woodman takes a journey through London’s waterways with architects, developers, urbanists and thinkers


Architecture & Water: Part 2 - Gentrification machine? VideoSubscription

The second chapter in a three-part documentary about water’s relationship with the built environment. Are London waterways a force that will unlock an increasingly unaffordable city or one that will fuel a trend of gentrification and displacement?

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Water & Architecture documentary. Part 3: Water park

Architecture & Water: Part 3 - WaterparkVideoSubscription

The last chapter of our three-part documentary about water’s relationship with the built environment questions how waterways can become generators of radical new public spaces

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June 2017 issue on WaterSubscription

Superpositions | Philippe Rahm | Johansen Skovsted | AL_A | Vector architects | RAAAF | Plug architecture | RCR | Frank Lloyd Wright | Typology: Dam

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Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959)Subscription

The crux of Frank Lloyd Wright’s reputation lies in just how much you can believe of the romantic idealist as opposed to self-serving bastard

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Industrial archeology: conversion of pumping stationsSubscription

AR May 1972: Often splendid examples of the civic pride which the Victorians lavished on their municipal buildings, these disused pumping stations raise questions about preservation while offering exciting opportunities for conversion


World of Watercraft: the future of dryland ecosystemsSubscription

As climate change intensifies, architects must become fluent in critical reasoning around water’s relationship to social, political and economic power