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Niall Hobhouse


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    Creative Collisions: on architects' relentless sketchingSubscription

    10 February, 2015

    Niall Hobhouse reviews the Courtauld drawing workshops to understand the value of the sketchbook: ephemeral and incidental, sketches are the spent fuel of the design process

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    Don't Mention the Architecture: Kahn and Hollein RetrospectivesSubscription

    2 September, 2014

    Two retrospecives of great architect-curators reach for wider appeal but stray towards misrepresentation. Who, then, is to curate these curators?

  • ARDiary

    AR Diary: From Menton to NimesSubscription

    30 June, 2014

    Niall Hobhouse traverses the French Riviera, where signature architecture has come to die in the company of the displaced, bored and rich

  • Index

    Fair Enough: The Russian PavilionSubscription

    25 June, 2014

    A room of salespeople peddling the architectural ideas of Russia’s history from banal cubicles makes for a subversive pavilion poking fun at trade shows and the Biennale itself

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    When did radicalism become merely chic?Subscription

    9 December, 2013

    Wither the mess of intense engagement? A conference at Yale on the curation of architecture lacked the courage to wrestle with the paradoxes at the heart of the profession

  • Index

    ARU: Translations at The Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel Subscription

    14 August, 2013Comments (1)

    Watching the quiet ones: An exhibition that emphasize the research process rather than the built work epitomize an architecture that menage to whisper instead of imposing loudly in the contraddictions of the contemporary cities


    Academic Painter: Scolari & RepresentationSubscription

    26 April, 2013

    The trajectory of the non-building architect Massimo Scolari

  • Baltard

    Thieving Baltard! Subscription

    31 January, 2013

    Niall Hobhouse on the 19th century painter turned architect’s exhibition in Paris

  • Chipperfield Index

    The Royal Academy of Arts extension by David Chipperfield, LondonSubscription

    17 December, 2012

    The Royal Academy and the former Senate House, which have stood back-to-back in sulky animosity for 150 years, are now set to be finally united

  • Altes Museum

    Drawing a ConclusionSubscription

    23 October, 2012

    A selection from Schinkel’s vast output of drawings on display in Berlin reveal a consummate master of a changing form – and an oeuvre open to endless reinterpretation