The September issue is now available
In the September issue of The Architectural Review, we visit the UK in the throes of Brexit. We look at four buildings that explore London’s vernacular – Caruso St John’s Newport Street Gallery; 6a Architects’ Juergen Teller photography studio; Carmody Groarke’s Highgate House and Herzog & de Meuron’s Tate Modern extension. In Outrage, Peter Cook eulogises the London bubble, a ‘shimmering, volatile, energizing phenomenon’. Jonathan Meades attacks the ‘wretched terminal Ingerlish coalition who believe in the dud fiction of Fortress Brittania’. Jack Self questions the referendum as an act of self-harming. In addition, we visit Shatwell Farm in Somerset, where architectural patronage is rethinking rural building types with surprising results; a stroll down dRMM’s Hastings pier opens a new chapter in the epic story of the great British seaside, while Typology explores the pub and its evolution from inn to eatery. The winners of the inaugural AR BnB awards have also been revealed, picked from an international selection ranging from cabins to mega hotels. Find out which of the shortlist of a mini retreat in Norway, a 258-room hipster hotel in Shoreditch and a bunk-bed hostel in Tokyo was our jury’s top choice.