Category list : Failure
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To celebrate the AR Money issue, we will be in Oslo on Friday 27 September with Phin Harper, Maria Smith, Alexander Eriksson Furunes and George Kafka to untangle the threads of degrowth and architecture
Gasholders in London, UK, by Wilkinson EyreSubscription
Is the solution to obsolescent gasholders demolition, building housing developments within them or, perhaps best yet, parks?
Parasitic orchids of zinc mesh shroud the cooling towers of this brewery conversion in central Sydney
Inventive reuse of a German Second World War bunker provides energy, and public space and amenities, in Hamburg
The sloping ‘hill’ design of this waste-to-energy plant, naturally, features a ski slope and requires more waste than the city produces to run at profit
Typology: Power stationSubscription
Faced with planetary catastrophe, does the future of energy generation lie in a return to its historical origins?
The scandalous failure to revisit and learn from the lives of buildings seriously diminishes the potential of architecture
At a cost of £1.3 billion, was the 2018 Stirling Prize winner ‘too big to fail’?
Ascending order: Georgia's coin-operated liftsSubscription
Broken Soviet lifts are emblematic of Georgia’s transition from socialism to market economics
MoMA’s powerful exhibition on Yugoslavia’s architecture is testament to the successful heterogeneity of a failed socialist state
Minoru Yamasaki (1912-1986)Subscription
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
In Lebanon’s second city, the decaying structures of a microcosmic Brasília might still be reactivated as an egalitarian vision of urban culture
ZUS: ‘the end is not the end’Subscription
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
Driven by culture, commerce, convenience and the vogue for adaptive reuse, south London’s current wave of gentrification is still problematic
Outrage: losers - history is on your sideSubscription
The so-called ‘failures’ in the eyes of the architectural cognoscenti actually make the foundation for contemporary architecture
Structural failure: accidents waiting to happenSubscription
Sudden collapses and disasters betray the fact that all buildings are subject to endemic uncertainty
Bringing down the house: demolishing mythsSubscription
From spectacular explosions to piece-by-piece removal, the way we demolish buildings reflects the shameful loss of social ideals
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
There is no failure, there is only chanceSubscription
Observations on life and architecture from the equanimous and creative Jan de Vylder
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