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Archive: Sundance dance studios in Hammersmith, London by Alsop & LyallSubscription

The Sundance studios featured in AR February 1983 were an early work completed by Will Alsop and John Lyall – an indication of the extraordinary architectural career to follow

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Pleasure principles: on the homogenisation of the modern citySubscription

By Catherine Slessor

The commodification and proscription of urban intensity is a threat to the life of the city

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Suburban slopes: Central Hill housing in Lambeth, London by Rosemary Stjernstedt, 1976Subscription

By Colin Amery

From the Archive: as an architect at Lambeth Borough Council in the ’60s and ’70s, Rosemary Stjernstedt’s Central Hill was a brave addition to South London’s suburban arcadia

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Unfair dismissal: the legacy of women architects working for London councilsSubscription

By Kate Jordan

The legacy of women architects working for London councils in the 20th century is often overlooked – for no good reason

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Editorial: Does it matter what it looks like?Subscription

Is a bad building the same thing as an ugly building, or is a facade only skin-deep?

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Editorial: London’s towering inferno raises questions of principle beyond fire controlSubscription

Specification takes on political overtones because standards are based on lowest common denominator

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Soane’s Ark: Building with SymbolsSubscription

By Ferdinand Saumarez Smith

The reconstruction of Soane’s Ark of the Masonic Covenant offers a 21st-century understanding of Soane’s masonic history


Matthew Beaumont on London: ‘Nothing fits in this city. Either the locks are too large or the key is too small’Subscription

By Matthew Beaumont

How we feel we fit into our cities is changing with the relentless march of development


Lewisham, the Notopian future of London Subscription

By Owen Hatherley, Robert Clayton

Photographed by Robert Clayton, a new town centre for Lewisham in south London reveals a dispiriting vision of the future

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Folio: Peter Barber’s 100 Mile CitySubscription

A dense and intense edge to London


Folio: Zaha Hadid’s reimagined Leicester SquareSubscription

Leicester Square is reinvented as a vast playground of underground skyscrapers

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Interview Julia Peyton-Jones

Interview: Julia Peyton-Jones on Serpentine pavilions and London's skylineVideoSubscription

25 April, 2016

Julia Peyton-Jones discusses the commissioning of the Serpentine pavilions and expresses her concerns about London’s skyline

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Outrage: pure developer's architecture too often forgets the value of truly public spaceSubscription

Public space, where communities flourish, is often the first casualty of housing renewal today

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Lewisham, the Notopian future of London Subscription

Photographed by Robert Clayton, a new town centre for Lewisham in south London reveals a dispiriting vision of the future

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