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    On the money: the merits of degrowthSubscription

    Thinkpiece30 August, 2019

    Instead of falling victim to the economic structures that govern our lives, architecture needs to redefine the value it contributes to society and promote degrowth

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    The Happenstance: a lively Scottish-Venetian freespaceSubscription

    Thinkpiece1 June, 2018

    A standout triumph of Freespace is Scotland’s rebellious contribution which exuberantly challenges the entire edifice of the Biennale with a participatory pavilion-cum-festival as much of Scotland as of Venice

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    The Barbican: a radical estate for the middle-classVideoSubscription

    Film22 September, 2015

    As London’s housing continues to spiral out of control, England’s 20th Century estates offer a critical lesson

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    Water, water everywhereSubscription

    Thinkpiece5 May, 2015

    A flood of built examples prove the architectural potential of designing with water. Why is the UK so slow to catch on?

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    Let it burn: Temple in Derry, Northern Ireland by David Best / ArtichokeSubscription

    Buildings22 April, 2015

    A timber temple in Northern Ireland offers visitors a space to shed painful memories before it is consumed by a healing conflagration

  • Women who built the world

    Women Who Built the WorldSubscription

    Thinkpiece8 March, 2015

    Marking International Women’s Day we’re celebrating the work of female designers throughout architectural history

  • The Fountain of Youth

    The problem with ‘Young Architecture’Subscription

    Thinkpiece24 February, 2015

    Emerging practices led by millennials risk commodification at the hands of a culture unwilling to reward the very youth it fetishises

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    Quinta da Malagueira by Álvaro Siza: the last great social housing estate VideoSubscription

    Film28 January, 2015

    The AR explores Siza’s Quinta da Malagueira housing estate in Evora, Portugal, rich both in memory and in potential

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    Architecture & Water: Part 3 - WaterparkVideoSubscription

    Film3 November, 2014

    The last chapter of our three-part documentary about water’s relationship with the built environment questions how waterways can become generators of radical new public spaces

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    Architecture & Water: Part 2 - Gentrification machine? VideoSubscription

    Film27 October, 2014

    The second chapter in a three-part documentary about water’s relationship with the built environment. Are London waterways a force that will unlock an increasingly unaffordable city or one that will fuel a trend of gentrification and displacement?

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