Tom Wilkinson is History Editor of The Architectural Review and the author of Bricks and Mortals: Ten Great Buildings and the People They Made
A journey around my flat: shut-in strategiesSubscription
We’re not the first people to be stuck inside, but can we learn anything from the spatial strategies of previous shut-ins?
BAU, Beirut, Lebanon by Rabih Geha ArchitectsSubscription
Beirut’s BAU club welcomes patrons via a crimson corridor onto a terrace with a view of the waterfront
A tamer reiteration of a 2017 installation by the same pair of designers, Josephine incorporates a set of components familiar from Kelly’s famous Haçienda
LAX Bar, Vienna, Austria by Christoph Meier, Ute Müller, Robert Schwarz and Lukas StopczynskiSubscription
What do you get if you cross Adolf Loos’s American Bar with the designs of Superstudio?
Off Club, Rome, Italy by Antonino CardilloSubscription
An atmosphere of slightly menacing mystery is compounded by Cardillo’s trademark impasto plasterwork
The last thing on a clubber’s mind is architecture, but that doesn’t mean design can’t shape a night out
This small gym in Granada converts a small commercial unit into an inclusive, accessible exercise space
This new gym extension joins a series of subterranean facilities from the ’70s, preserving the surrounding Swiss landscape
Invented by the Ancient Greeks, the gym has served as a social institution that has impacted not only the body but also the mind
The lightweight and elegant school gym in Abidjan provides both ample shade and natural lighting