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Since the 1990s, a radical and interdisciplinary approach to spatial practice offers a rich and productive seam for feminism and architecture
While it is still the case that women have yet to achieve equality in the architectural world, the Women in Architecture awards applaud first architectural quality, and then the architect – who happens to be a woman
In an architectural environment which favours the established rather than the unknown, emerging architects must have a good balance of creativity, knowledge and experience
Is a bad building the same thing as an ugly building, or is a facade only skin-deep?
Specification takes on political overtones because standards are based on lowest common denominator
Architecture and design can, at best, turn problems into assets
Even in an architect-free zone, beauty is in the detail
‘Architecture is not about form’ – Peter Zumthor; ‘Architecture is the result of the forming’ – Roy Lichtenstein
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Ben Carré (1883-1978) began his career as a Parisian stage scenographer and became one of the first and most prolific of Hollywood’s art directors. He is shown here in 1942, painting a backdrop in the MGM studio which could be lowered into the floor to facilitate his work. Due to the advent of CGI, illusionistic effects are more important than ever to the industry. Photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt/Getty Images
A dense and intense edge to London
As large housing estates are being demolished and the age of great social democracies recedes, taking with it any notion of an architecture for the public, OMA partner Reinier de Graaf asks if there is any alternative to building capital