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Niall Hobhouse

Stories

  • workshop964

    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

  • INDEX

    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