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Plug Architecture: ‘A building needs to be a piece rather than an object’Subscription

For this young Mexican practice, it is incumbent on their projects to have a special and exclusive relation with place 

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Typology: DamsSubscription

The control of nature promised a world transformed for the benefit of humans, but have gigantic dams drowned such hopes?

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Dutch Delta Works: from engineering feat to cultural statementSubscription

RAAAF and Atelier de Lyon are transforming the disused Delta Flume into an intense spatial memorial

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Architecture & Water: Part 1 - A river runs through itVideoSubscription

In the first of a series of three films exploring the connection between architecture and water, Ellis Woodman takes a journey through London’s waterways with architects, developers, urbanists and thinkers

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Architecture & Water: Part 2 - Gentrification machine? VideoSubscription

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?

Water & Architecture documentary. Part 3: Water park

Architecture & Water: Part 3 - WaterparkVideoSubscription

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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Latest issue: June 2017 on WaterSubscription

Superpositions | Philippe Rahm | Johansen Skovsted | AL_A | Vector architects | RAAAF | Plug architecture | RCR | Frank Lloyd Wright | Typology: Dam

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Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959)Subscription

The crux of Frank Lloyd Wright’s reputation lies in just how much you can believe of the romantic idealist as opposed to self-serving bastard

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Industrial archeology: conversion of pumping stationsSubscription

AR May 1972: Often splendid examples of the civic pride which the Victorians lavished on their municipal buildings, these disused pumping stations raise questions about preservation while offering exciting opportunities for conversion

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World of Watercraft: the future of dryland ecosystemsSubscription

As climate change intensifies, architects must become fluent in critical reasoning around water’s relationship to social, political and economic power

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Outrage: ‘Floating “fun” palaces disgorge their bored cargoes into cities while belching noxious fumes into sea and sky’Subscription

The growing cruise industry is responsible for colossal human, cultural and environmental damage