Peter Blundell Jones
‘Society has suffered long enough from finished architecture: buildings must be allowed to grow and change’Subscription
Archive: a look at different approaches of the architecture of participation in which the architect’s role changes to be perhaps more rewarding
While not a factory, many carpenter’s works could learn a great deal about working conditions and civic presence from this little building
Participatory design lies at the heart of Peter Hübner’s practice, and in this new school in Germany it comes into its own as students and teachers collaborated with the architects to create a space of their own
‘Sauerbruch Hutton’s Immanuel Church is a reminder of how important it is to see buildings in the flesh’Subscription
Tempering programmatic pragmatism with the nuances of light and colour, this new church in Cologne is a meditative, multivalent space
AR March 1975: Late works of ScharounSubscription
Hans Scharoun’s architectural reputation is re examined, focusing on three programmatically innovative schools designed late in his career
Marl School in Germany by Hans ScharounSubscription
Scharoun’s school in the mining town of Marl has been saved from demolition and is being converted for use as a music school
The enormous cultural pretensions of La Villette: it is supposed to be nothing less than the first piece of Deconstructivist architecture
Implanted within Haarlem’s city centre, this town hall and cinema complex reconstitutes the urban grain and adds a contemporary layer to a historic palimpsest
One of the most rigorous programmes ever devised ensured that this French school is environmentally appropriate in multiple ways. It has many lessons to teach.
10 Years On: Evaluating kroll’s eco schoolSubscription
Ten years ago, the AR published a new secondary school at Caudry in northern France by Lucien Kroll, which marked an important advance in green building. The result of an architect/contractor competition, the school had to meet a demanding list of ecological criteria. As reported in January 2002 these were met and the school got off to a good start. But how has its life developed?