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    Minoru Yamasaki (1912-1986)Subscription

    Essay21 February, 2019

    The architect of Pruitt-Igoe and the World Trade Center survived a life of racial discrimination and blame laid for the demise of the Modernist dream – but did not live to see the revisionist movement that asserts the underfunded Pruitt-Igoe’s fate was predetermined

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    Revisit: Rashid Karami Fairground by Oscar NiemeyerSubscription

    Building20 February, 2019

    In Lebanon’s second city, the decaying structures of a microcosmic Brasília might still be reactivated as an egalitarian vision of urban culture

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    ZUS: ‘the end is not the end’Subscription

    Essay19 February, 2019

    ZUS remain resilient and resistant under the threat of reflex demolition, marking out their own spaces for the city in unsolicited projects that bring life to areas made static by the city’s speculative value

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    Changing places: reuse of obsolescent buildings in south LondonSubscription

    Essay18 February, 2019

    Driven by culture, commerce, convenience and the vogue for adaptive reuse, south London’s current wave of gentrification is still problematic

  • Science & Society Picture Library / Getty Images

    Outrage: losers - history is on your sideSubscription

    Essay16 February, 2019

    The so-called ‘failures’ in the eyes of the architectural cognoscenti actually make the foundation for contemporary architecture

  • Restoration work on the Leaning Tower of Pisa in 1928

    Structural failure: accidents waiting to happenSubscription

    Essay14 February, 2019

    Sudden collapses and disasters betray the fact that all buildings are subject to endemic uncertainty

  • Robin Hood Gardens, London, by Gili Merin

    Bringing down the house: demolishing mythsSubscription

    Essay13 February, 2019

    From spectacular explosions to piece-by-piece removal, the way we demolish buildings reflects the shameful loss of social ideals

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    Waste not: Rotor and the practice of deconstructionSubscription

    Essay13 February, 2019

    Building on an ancient culture of reusing and recycling building components, Rotor argues that there is an urgent need to rediscover the art of destruction

  • Horst Festival pavilion

    There is no failure, there is only chanceSubscription

    Essay12 February, 2019

    Observations on life and architecture from the equanimous and creative Jan de Vylder

  • Avasara Academy, Pune, India

    The theory of evolution: Avasara Academy, Pune, India, by Case DesignSubscription

    Building11 February, 2019

    For Case Design it was imperative that Avasara Academy be a product of collaboration and iteration, constantly evolving through a process of trial and error