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The house is architecture’s test bed, ‘constantly pushing against the boundaries of how we live’. This double issue features the results of this year’s AR House awards. But when houses are seen as status symbols and repositories of capital, the fetishisation of dream homes can feel like a distraction from the plight of providing adequate housing for all. ‘As long as there are houses, house porn will always be,’ Cath Slessor ruminates in this month’s excoriating Outrage column, ‘But cities continue to be hollowed out by a lack of affordable housing.’
In the second half of the issue, we build a picture of social housing around the world with seven case studies, both new and old, from the UK, France, Spain, Mexico, Colombia and India. We look back at the work of Lacaton & Vassal – winners of this year’s Mies van der Rohe award – and London-based practice Peter Barber Architects, and investigate what lessons might be learned from Rogelio Salmona’s Nueva Santa Fe in Bogotá and Balkrishna Doshi’s Aranya low-cost housing in Indore.
In our Reputations feature, we look to Sri Lankan architect Minnette de Silva whose career traversed the typologies of home-making. Designing the spaces where we live has always been a challenge for both the civic and social imagination, and it is more and more urgently felt today as the plethora of projects featured in this issue attest.
The full table of contents is available here.
Paulo Mendes da Rocha | MMBB Arquitetos | Andrade Morettin | Kengo Kuma + FGMF | Königsberger Vannucchi | Brasil Arquitetura | Affonso Eduardo Reidy | Gru.a | 23 Sul | Messina Rivas | C+P Arquitetura | Rosenbaum + Aleph Zero | Oscar Niemeyer
Yasmeen Lari | Heatherwick Studio | Lütjens Padmanabhan | Peter Zumthor | OFFICE | Pezo von Ellrichshausen | Studio Ko | Supertanker | Richard Seifert | Typology: Bank
dePaor | Grafton | Clancy Moore | TAKA | Ryan W Kennihan Architects | Arigho Larmour Wheeler Architects | Noreile Breen | Paul Dillon | Peter and Mary Doyle | Hall McKnight | Kevin Roche
Candalepas Associates | Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman | Jean Renaudie / Renée Gailhoustet | 6a Architects | Dominique Coulon & Associés | Nøysom Arkitekter | Reyner Banham
Álvaro Siza | Tadao Ando | Ambrosi Etchegaray | Forensic Oceanography | Ateliers Jean Nouvel | Kashef Chowdhury / URBANA | Eriksson Furunes & Leandro V Locsin Partners | Kengo Kuma | Jamie Fobert Architects | Claude Parent
Elizabeth Diller | Hélène Binet | Lina Ghotmeh Architecture | TEd’A | DnA | Karamuk Kuo | OMA | O’Donnell + Tuomey | Flores & Prats | RCR Arquitectes | Ada Louise Huxtable
Jørn Utzon | Case Design | Rotor | Minoru Yamasaki | Oscar Niemeyer | Foster + Partners | 6A | CTA | Haworth Tompkins | Assemble | ZUS | Typology: Power Station
Features on books and buildings, with pieces exploring the architecture and influence of books as well as libraries and archives from across the world including the winner of the AR Library awards
Fourteen architects under the age of 45 to watch from around the world, plus pieces on the Netherlands and Amsterdam, where the winner of the AR Emerging Architecture awards 2018 will be announced
Feilden Fowles | Studio FH | Light Earth Designs | IPPR | Metro | Caruso St John | Ateliermob and Colectivo Warehouse | Cooking Sections | Jean Nouvel | Urbain Dubois | Typology: Market hall
Robbrecht en Daem | de Vylder Vinck Taillieu | Marie-José Van Hee | 51N4E | MSA | V+ | L’Escaut | OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen | noAarchitecten | AgwA | Dom Hans van der Laan | Lucien Kroll | Typology: Law court
ZAV | Schemata | Vo Trong Nghia | Fernanda Canales and Claudia Rodríguez | Aalto University Wood Program | Mesura | O’BVDSH | Junya Ishigami | Charlotte Perriand | Olson Kundig | Amin Taha + Groupwork | Lu Wenyu | Sigurd Lewerentz
Gottfried Semper | Amin Taha + Groupwork | Caruso St John | Li Xiaodong | COBE | Rocha + Carrillo | Avenier Cornejo | John Portman | Typology: Shop
NL & XVW | Jo Noero | Studio Mumbai | GENS | CUHK | Lund Hagem | Lisa Shell | Lab.Pro.Fab | AHO & Kengo Kuma | Brinkworth | Charles Moore | Typology: Hotel
Superpositions | Philippe Rahm | Johansen Skovsted | AL_A | Vector architects | RAAAF | Plug architecture | RCR | Frank Lloyd Wright | Typology: Dam
Wolff Architects | Ross Langdon + Studio FH | David Adjaye | Urko Sanchez | designworkshop:sa | Diébédo Francis Kéré | Typology: Skyscraper
Herzog & de Meuron | Neri & Hu | Glenn Murcutt | KWK Promes | Christ & Gantenbein | OMA | Patkau Architects | Typology: Airport | Martin Heidegger
SO–IL | Montiel | Mangera Yvars | 5468796 | Taller | XTU | Marks Barfield | Leers Weinzapfel | Typology: Public Square | Denise Scott Brown
1438: Studio Mumbai | Peter Zumthor | Peter Salter | Liu Jiakun | Gianni Botsford | David Adjaye | Wim Goes | Fernando Menis | Typology: Studio | William Burges
Rare and unseen archive pieces plus commentary from: Norman Foster | Patrik Schumacher | Beatriz Colomina | Yvonne Farrell | Gillian Darley | Peter Cook
Death | Paul Lukez | Juan Carlos Salas | Fieldoffice | Typology: Crematorium | Boullée | Health | Karlsson/Vilhelm Lauritzen | Foster + Partners | RUF | Aalto
1435: 18 rising global stars, including Frida Escobedo and Beals Lyon, plus profiles of past winners: Bjarke ingels | Klein Dytham | Thomas Heatherwick | Sou Fujimoto