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The open book: inside The Architectural ReviewVideoSubscription

The Architectural Review’s editorial team reveals how a 124-year-old magazine is made today as part of the Architecture Foundation’s 100 Day Studio – rewatch now!

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Playboy, talking in bed and the secret life of architecture: Beatriz Colomina at the W Awards 2020VideoSubscription

Winner of the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize 2020, historian, writer and curator Beatriz Colomina presents her ‘self-portrait’ at the W Awards in March 2020


Zero carbon, the one per cent and barefoot architecture: Yasmeen Lari at the W AwardsVideoSubscription

Winner of the Jane Drew Prize 2020 and Pakistan’s first female architect, Yasmeen Lari presents her rejection of starchitecture and pursuit of zero carbon constructions for one per cent at the W Awards in March 2020

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W Awards 2020: celebrating women in architecture VideoSubscription

2 April, 2020Updated: 2 April, 2020

A glimpse behind-the-scenes at the W Awards 2020 

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Beatriz Colomina: ‘In architecture, we only recognise a single figure, the genius architect’VideoSubscription

24 March, 2020

Beatriz Colomina, winner of the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize 2020, talks the secret life of architecture, the Pritzker Prize, and what we can learn from film-making following the W Awards in March.

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Yasmeen Lari: ‘Architects can no longer only serve the 1%’VideoSubscription

24 March, 2020

Yasmeen Lari, Pakistan’s first female architect and winner of the Jane Drew Prize 2020, talks to the AR about starchitecture, earthen thrones, and why we should all be building with bamboo, following the W Awards in March

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Tracy Meller, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners: ’Behind every starchitect is an army of people’VideoSubscription

24 March, 2020

Tracy Meller, partner at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners discusses Centre House at LSE, Richard Rogers, and why the age of the starchitect is over, after she was awarded the inaugural MJ Long Prize for Excellence in Practice 2020

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AR Emerging Architecture awards 2019VideoSubscription

21 January, 2020

Shortlisted and winning projects by architects such as Comunal, Estúdio Gustavo Utrabo, Estudio MMX, TAKA Architects and Clancy Moore Architects were presented and judged at the 21st edition of the AR Emerging Architecture awards held at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam

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AR Emerging Architecture awards 2018VideoSubscription

3 May, 2019

Shortlisted and winning projects by architects such as Aulets Arquitectes, Carla Juaçaba Studio, and Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter were presented and judged at the 20th edition of the AR Emerging Architecture awards held at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam

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Sheila O'Donnell: ‘Of course I think of London as part of the EU’VideoSubscription

Sheila O’Donnell, founding director of O’Donnell + Tuomey alongside John Tuomey, talks Brexit, Irish architecture, and ‘damn fine women painters’, after winning Architect of the Year at the Women in Architecture awards 2019

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Xu Tiantian: ‘The buildings are not iconic – they're more quiet’VideoSubscription

Xu Tiantian, founder of DnA (Design and Architecture), talks about acupuncture, ancient Chinese building techniques and rejecting icons after winning the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture at the Women in Architecture awards 2019

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Elizabeth Diller: ‘Trump is producing an activist generation’VideoSubscription

Winner of the Jane Drew Prize 2019, Elizabeth Diller, co-founder of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, talks Trump, High Lines and the state of American architecture when we catch her at the Women in Architecture awards in March 2019

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AR Emerging Architecture awards 2017VideoSubscription

View the shortlisted and winning projects from architects such as Avenier Cornejo, Studio Anne Holtrop and Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter, at the 19th edition of the AR Emerging Architecture awards held at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin

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Madelon Vriesendorp: ‘There's a “coming out of hiding”’VideoSubscription

Winner of the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize 2018, Madelon Vriesendorp talks Lina Bo Bardi, bitches and cosmic jackets following the Women in Architecture awards in March

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Gloria Cabral: ‘You need to make doors open – big doors’VideoSubscription

Gloria Cabral from Gabinete de Arquitectura talks about inequality in Paraguay, Peter Zumthor, and how to change the world, after winning the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture at the Women in Architecture awards 2018

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Sandra Barclay: ‘It is important that women have a voice’VideoSubscription

Sandra Barclay from Barclay & Crousse talks about who shouts the loudest and fighting for quality in public buildings in Peru, after winning the Architect of the Year 2018 at the Women in Architecture awards 2018

Madelon Vriesendorp speaks out at the Women in Architecture awardsVideoSubscription

Ada Louise Huxtable Prize winner 2018 Madelon Vriesendorp discusses women being written out of the script, defending her legacy and #MeToo heralding an end to mother-in-law jokes

Amanda Levete addresses the Women in Architecture LuncheonVideoSubscription

Jane Drew Prize 2018 winner Amanda Levete talks tinned tuna, taking off your shoes and women doing it their own way at the Women in Architecture Luncheon on 2 March 2018


Denise Scott Brown: The petition is my prize – and it's better than the PritzkerVideoSubscription

Jane Drew Prize 2017 winner Denise Scott Brown on sexism, prizes, low architectural pay and the fight for self-esteem


‘By creating public space you are able to create chances for social change’: Ada Yvars Bravo VideoSubscription

The Moira Gemmill Prize shortlist: interview with Ada Yvars Bravo


‘Architecture is not only about laying bricks: it is a social construction’: Rozana Montiel VideoSubscription

The Moira Gemmill Prize shortlist: interview with Rozana Montiel


‘Can we do architecture that hits you in the gut? That’s a lifelong quest’: Johanna Hurme VideoSubscription

The Moira Gemmill Prize shortlist: interview with Johanna Hurme


‘I practice architecture as a language in itself’: Jing Liu VideoSubscription

The Moira Gemmill Prize shortlist: interview with Jing Liu

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Designing with DaylightVideoSubscription

The global winners from this year’s International VELUX Award 2016 on rethinking daylight in architecture


Revisiting Alvar Aalto's Paimio SanatoriumVideoSubscription

Ellis Woodman revisits the building that brought Aalto international attention

Mpavilion index

MPavilion by Bijoy JainVideoSubscription

Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai explains his concept and the realisation of the MPavilion 2016 in Melbourne, Australia


The 2016 Emerging Architecture awardsVideoSubscription

The judges, winners and supporters of last year’s Emerging Architecture awards share their experiences


‘The architect is someone who can harness failure’: Interview with Pezo von EllrichshausenVideoSubscription

As an experience, the pavilion is just as much a physical reality as any other form of architecture


‘The generation of forms can catalyse change’: Interview with Kunlé AdeyemiVideoSubscription

Even simple pavilion projects have the potential to affect change


‘The typology of housing is a construct’: Interview with Cany AshVideoSubscription

How can housing offer residents a sense of agency?

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Interview: Anupama Kundoo on craft and urbanisation in IndiaVideoSubscription

Architects’ ability to synthesise is crucial to help Indian cities keep up with unprecedented migration and provide necessary infrastructure to its newcomers, says Kundoo

Norman Foster on Women in Architecture

Norman Foster on Women in Architecture VideoSubscription

Norman Foster discusses the importance of the campaign as well as the judging process and award winners of 2016

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Women in Architecture: 'There's a good message here, we need to amplify it'VideoSubscription

Eva Jiricna, Norman Foster, Martha Thorne, Terry Farrell and more discuss the challenges facing women in architecture and the shortisted architects for the 2016 Women in Architecture awards

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Moving pictures: Alvaro Siza Vidago Palace Hotel & Spa VideoSubscription

Produced by Architectural Video, the story of a building is described in a day

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Interview: Gabriela Etchegaray VideoSubscription

‘I became an architect out of curiosity’: Winner of the 2016 Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture

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Interview: Anna Heringer VideoSubscription

‘Rammed earth and bamboo are not materials of the past’: Heringer on architecture’s impact on the planet’s resources

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Interview: Jenni Reuter VideoSubscription

From projects for the official home town of Santa Claus to underprivileged communities in Africa


Interview: Di Zhang VideoSubscription

‘I like to go through the emotional route for things’: Founder of WAA (We Architech Anonymous) discusses the work of her practice in Beijing’s competitive market

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Interview: Design, Bitches VideoSubscription

‘There’s not a lot of historical boundaries’: Catherine Johnson and Rebecca Rudolph on Los Angeles’ history of architectural experimentation

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Interview: Elisa Burnazzi VideoSubscription

‘Feminine values are very important’: Co–founder of Burnazzi Feltrin Architects who fell in love with architecture as a girl scout

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Interview: Marie Zawistowski VideoSubscription

‘As an architect you have to be optimistic’: Co–founder of onSITE and director of the design/buildLAB on how architecture must set things in motion

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Moving pictures: Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership by Studio GangVideoSubscription

An atmospheric film of Architect of the Year Jeanne Gang’s award-winning building at Kalamazoo College, Michigan

Moving pictures: Flint House by Skene Catling de la PeñaVideoSubscription

An atmospheric film of the wedge-shaped award-winning house 

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Moving pictures: Housing in Ciudad Acuña by Tatiana Bilbao EstudioVideoSubscription

An atmospheric film of Bilbao’s low-income housing in Mexico

AR Work Awards Index

Rethink: What makes a great workplace?VideoSubscription

AR Work: Hear from the judges as they outline the criteria and reveal the shortlist 

AR Culture Video

Rethink: What is a cultural building for in the city? VideoSubscription

AR Culture judges discuss the criteria for a great building and hint at the finalists of the awards


Revisit: Steven Holl's Linked HybridVideoSubscription

Architect Steven Holl visits the Linked Hybrid seven years after its construction to see how it has both shaped and been shaped by its community


Sugar Hill by Adjaye Associates: Re-housing the homeless in ManhattanVideoSubscription

Budgets are tight and frills are few, but effort has been made and lives completely transformed


Interview: Amanda LeveteVideo

‘The tree canopy is a natural place of gathering or retreat’: Levete talks through the concept of this year’s MPavilion


Interview: Richard Sennett VideoSubscription

Richard Sennett speaks on the social life and physical form of cities, and how urbanism can change them for the better, plus comments on London’s Garden Bridge proposal

Whitehorse Manor Index

Moving pictures: Whitehorse Manor Schools by Hayhurst and CoVideo

AR School 2015 Winner: An atmospheric film of Hayhurst and Co’s extension to Whitehorse Manor Junior and Infant Schools 


The Barbican: a radical estate for the middle-classVideoSubscription

As London’s housing continues to spiral out of control, England’s 20th Century estates offer a critical lesson


Interview: Grupo TOMAVideoSubscription

‘The architect as a super-star is disappearing’: an interview with Chilean practice, Grupo TOMA


Walter's Way: an experiment in self-build housingVideoSubscription

A remarkable council housing project on a little-known street in Lewisham may hold the solution to London’s housing crisis

Masterplanning in Rainham

Reconnecting Rainham: small interventions for a master planVideoSubscription

’Masterplanning doesn’t always mean top-down’: a look at urban acupuncture in the London town 


Moving pictures: Fayland House by David ChipperfieldVideoSubscription

AR House winner 2015: An atmospheric film of David Chipperfield Architects’ Fayland House which quiety subverts the English country house typology


Quinta da Malagueira by Álvaro Siza: the last great social housing estate VideoSubscription

The AR explores Siza’s Quinta da Malagueira housing estate in Evora, Portugal, rich both in memory and in potential


Instead of designing a building, what if we redesigned the system?VideoSubscription

Watch our film about disruptive design now

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Interview: Jeanne Gang on social infrastructureVideoSubscription

Studio Gang’s founding principal discusses the role architecture can play in creating a more equitable society, and reflects on what she learnt from designing the Arcus Centre for Social Justice Leadership

Interview Julia Peyton-Jones

Interview: Julia Peyton-Jones on Serpentine pavilions and London's skylineVideoSubscription

Julia Peyton-Jones discusses the commissioning of the Serpentine pavilions and expresses her concerns about London’s skyline

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Interview: Odile Decq on architectural research and rebels VideoSubscription

Odile Decq discusses the importance of design research and explains why education has a crucial role to play in raising the status of women in architecture


Red Location: Repairing an urban fabricVideoSubscription

Noero Wolff’s project in Port Elizabeth negotiates a complex urban history to both preserve and regenerate the area


Rethink: What makes a great school? VideoSubscription

The AR School jury Sam Jacob, Sadie Morgan and Deyan Sudjic discuss why the winning schemes stood out

New Andean architecture in El Alto, Bolivia

New Andean: a new indigenous architectureVideoSubscription

[FILM] El Alto’s Party Halls by Freddy Mamani in Bolivia contain a banquet hall, shops and flats with a private house perched on top

Parque Novo Santo Amaro V by Vigliecca & Associados

From favela to gated community: Parque Novo Santo Amaro VVideoSubscription

When Vigliecca & Associados designed Parque Novo Santo Amaro V, its communal spaces were supposed to be for everyone, but now the residents want to close the gates

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Interview: Sergei TchobanVideoSubscription

Sergei Tchoban, designer of the 2012 Russian Pavilion and Museum of Architectural Drawings in Berlin discusses his work and approach to architecture in this film interview produced by BerlinArtLink and Esenija Bannan

BIG Flood Defences

Flood defences for ManhattanVideoSubscription

Architects Bjarke Ingels Group are proposing a ribbon of inhabited flood defences encircling Manhattan island to protect against storms and rising water levels

Interview with Nicholas Grimshaw

Interview: Nicholas GrimshawVideoSubscription

Nicholas Grimshaw set up his own practice immediately after graduating from the Architectural Association in 1965. In this intimate interview, he discusses his career, from his education and inspiration to his views on Postmodernism, innovation and anti-architecture

Farshid Moussavi Interview

Interview: Farshid MoussaviVideoSubscription

Farshid Moussavi is director of Farshid Moussavi Architecture and Professor-in-Practice at Harvard GSD. In this in-depth interview she discusses her education, inspirations and career from interning with Zaha Hadid to publishing the Function series of books - a critical analysis of the role of ornament, form and style in architecture.

Robin Hood Gardens: Requiem For A Dream

Robin Hood Gardens: Requiem for a DreamVideoSubscription

The AR delves into the Smithsons’ Brutalist landmark before the Blackwall Reach Regeneration Project transforms the site

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


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?


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


Interview: Bernard TschumiVideoSubscription

Architect of Parc de la Villette, Parc Zoologique de Paris and the author of The Manhattan Transcripts speaks to Paul Finch about his education, work and critical position. Tschumi discusses his interest in the city, his admiration for Cedric Price and why he’s pessimistic about the future of architecture


Interview: Charles Jencks VideoSubscription

‘Architecture is a better profession than doctors, lawyers, bankers, accountants and all the other options,’ argues critic, writer and godfather of Postmodern architecture, Charles Jencks

Phyllis Lambert Interview

Interview with Phyllis LambertVideoSubscription

The founder of the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the woman behind the Seagram Building in Manhattan


Interview: Terry FarrellVideoSubscription

A series of in-depth online films, exploring the life, work and influences of leading architects and thinkers. In the inaugural outing, Terry Farrell discusses with Paul Finch how his Newcastle background shaped his outlook and approach to design; why he doesn’t think of his architectural style as postmodern; and whether property developers are more creative than architects


Geoweaver: The Walking 3D PrinterVideoSubscription

The Geoweaver, part of the Possible Mediums travelling exhibition, is a walking, 3D printing hexapod that deposits glue wherever it goes


Kunststoff Bau: 3D Printing the Einstein TowerVideoSubscription

Part of the exhibition ‘The Architectural Model - Tool, Fetish, Small Utopia’ at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum


Future Frontiers: Theory Q&AVideoSubscription

A Q&A session between Michael Sorkin and Peter Buchanan on the subject of architectural theory


Future Frontiers: Anthony Vidler on architectural theoryVideoSubscription

This lecture saw Anthony Vidler discuss architectural theory


Future Frontiers: Humanity Q&AVideoSubscription

A Q&A session between Michael Sorkin and Peter Buchanan on the subject of humanity


Future frontiers Q&A: Peter Cook and Carlo RattiVideoSubscription

Future Frontiers:  Q&A session between Sir Peter Cook and Carlo Ratti on the subject of technology

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Future Frontiers: Carlo Ratti on TechnologyVideoSubscription

Italian architect and professor at the Massachusetts Instute of Technology Carlo Ratti discusses the possibilities of technology in architecture


Future Frontiers: Charles Jencks on StyleVideoSubscription

The third lecture held as part of the Future Frontiers series saw a heated debate between Charles Jencks and Patrik Schumacher on style


Future Frontiers: Style Q&AVideoSubscription

Charles Jencks and Patrik Schumacher discuss style as part of the Future Frontiers lecture series as the Royal College of Art


Future Frontiers: Patrik Schumacher on StyleVideoSubscription

Patrik Schumacher on style


Future Frontiers: Frédéric Migayrou on TheoryVideoSubscription

Frédéric Migayrou discusses architectural theory

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Future Frontiers: Peter Cook on TechnologyVideoSubscription

Founder of Archigram Peter Cook discusses the possibilities of technology in architecture at the RCA


Future Frontiers: Michael Sorkin on HumanityVideoSubscription

Michael Sorkin speaks on humanity as part of The Architectural Review’s lecture series at the Royal College of Art


Future Frontiers: Peter Buchanan on HumanityVideoSubscription

Peter Buchanan discusses the issue of architectural humanity

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