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Law Court Offices, Venice, Italy, by C+S ArchitectsSubscription


This extraordinary looming monolith on the Piazzale Roma provides offices and a grandly scaled public entrance for the Venetian law courts

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Outrage: ‘The disposal of the EUR is a squandering of Rome’s civic heritage’Subscription

By Leon Krier

The financial black hole caused by Fuksas’s Nuvola in Rome has maimed the EUR’s future

More outrage

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Interview: Elisa Burnazzi VideoSubscription

‘Feminine values are very important’: Co–founder of Burnazzi Feltrin Architects who fell in love with architecture as a girl scout

Women in Architecture

From the Archive

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Venice: problems and possibilitiesSubscription

By James Morris

From AR May 1971, a special issue devoted to the plight of Venice which predicted ‘the revival of Venice, the restoration of her new true dignity, the safeguarding of her purposes and the honour­ing of her heritage’

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Church in via Parea, MilanSubscription

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Italian archive

Italian architects

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    Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

    The last of the Ancients and the first of the moderns, Piranesi’s legacy can be felt from the work of Lebbeus Woods and Alexander Brodsky to PoMo and Brutalism

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    Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680)

    Heralded as the next Michaelangelo by the age of eight, Bernini was a man around whom a powerful mythology has been sculpted

  • Carlo Mollino

    Carlo Mollino (1905-1973)

    The ‘dangerous erotomaniac’ Carlo Mollino’s architecture formed the backdrop to his increasingly bizarre photographic fantasies

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    Manfredo Tafuri (1935-1994)

    A key architectural historian of the second half of the 20th century, Manfredo Tafuri stirred up controversy by criticising modern architecture’s alliance with capitalism

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    Giancarlo de Carlo (1919-2005)

    Britt Eversole looks back at a key figure in the discourse on participation in architecture and founder of Team X

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    Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446)

    One of the first great modern architects – perhaps most famous for the dome of Florence Cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore – Brunelleschi’s fresh understanding of the laws of perspective revolutionised painting too