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Peak efficiency: Oberholz Mountain Hut in the Dolomites, Italy by Peter Pichler Architecture and Pavol MikolajcakSubscription

By Jeremy Melvin

While drawing from the vernacular, the Mountain Hut shelter and restaurant in the Dolomites has a distinctly contemporary feel

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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

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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


Archigram's Cook on Superstudio's NataliniSubscription


Adolfo Natalini was a founder member of Superstudio, one of the dynamic coteries of architects formed to shake professional complacency in the heady late ’60s. Peter Cook, leading member of another such group, the London-based Archigram, described the excitement of the period and discusses Natalini’s work, past and present. 

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From the archive: Piranesi and the FrenchSubscription

By Georgina Masson

From AR July 1977: The exhibition ‘Piranèse et les Francais’, recently on view at the Académie de France à Rome, showed Piranesi’s influence upon a number of French artists and 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

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    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